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    It's Not Us


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    Umphrey's McGee entered I.V. Labs Studio in Chicago in November of 2016 to record what would become the band's eleventh full-length studio album. The result was it's not us, the most vibrant, mature expression of the band's growing studio prowess to date. "We decided to go in for a week, live, eat, and breathe Umphrey's McGee," recalls Joel, "we're known as a strong live band, but we take so much pride in our writing. [In this album] the focus is on that writing."

    1. The Silent Type
    2. Looks
    3. Whistle Kids
    4. Half Delayed
    5. Maybe Someday
    6. Remind Me
    7. You & You Alone
    8. Forks
    9. Speak Up
    10. Piranhas
    11. Dark Brush
    Umphrey's McGee
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    Us

    Bundled With A 22"x 22" Poster Of The Cover Art


    Maceo Parker was one of the most revered and loved members of James Brown's famed J.B.'s band from the late '60s to the mid-1970s. Alongside his instantly-recognizable alto saxophone solos, he occasionally performed as comedian before James Brown shows, in addition to playing MC.


    He was a true renaissance man. And while other members of The Godfather of Soul's inner circle - most notably trombonist Fred Wesley - had solo albums at the advent of Brown's People Records, Maceo had to wait his turn for a couple years. By the time 1974 rolled around, this talented musician and personality could not be denied, and he burst onto the scene as a group leader with one of the most impressive albums in the People catalog: the simply titled, but deeply felt, Us.


    Maceo's group (occasionally called The Macks) and Fred Wesley's J.B.'s were essentially the same unit - including guitarists Jimmy Nolen and Hearlon "Cheese" Martin, drummer John "Jabo" Starks, saxophonist St. Clair Pinckney and of course Fred Wesley on trombone. Unsurprisingly, the material here is never-endingly funky. But as shown in the song selection (presumably by Parker, with heavy-handy assistance from the
    Godfather himself), there are as many ballads and soul groovers as there are straight-up funk workouts.
    Cases in point include the mellow, Gamble & Huff-penned "Drowning In The Sea Of Love" (with organ, most likely played by James Brown, slithering in the background) and the syrupy "Show and Tell." The album's closer is also on the slower side, going very deep and striking a chord, as Maceo and Brown talk about conditions in the Black American landscape of the day over the course of 10-plus minutes.


    And there is, of course, plenty of diesel funk here as well: singles like "Soul Power 74" and "Parrty" are downright nasty grooves, known well by James Brown fans old and new. "Soul Power 74" additionally features very early proto-sampling, with a baby's cry as well as Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have Been To The Mountain Top" speech. And Maceo's take on the J.B.'s classic "Doing It To Death" is a unique version, more muted and of course featuring Maceo's gorgeous horn front and center.


    Appearing at the apex of both James Brown's and People Records' power, Us is a treasured jewel in the J.B. catalog, and rightfully so. This 150 gram vinyl LP comes in a Stoughton Jacket, housed in a custom People Records poly bag, and includes 24" x 24" poster.

    1. Soul Power '74
    2. Parrty
    3. Show And Tell
    4. Drowning In The Sea Of Love
    5. I Can Play For (Just You & Me)
    6. Doing It To Death
    7. The Soul Of A Black Man
    Maceo Parker
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    Give Till It's Gone

    Give Till It's Gone is the 10th studio album from Ben Harper. Harper recorded most of Give Till It's Gone, his first solo full-length since 2006's Both Sides of the Gun, at the Los Angeles studio of Jackson Browne, who harmonizes with him on the wistful Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn. On Rock 'n' Roll Is Free, the album's first single, Harper pays tribute to an audacious art form that continually challenges the status quo, demanding that we look at the world in a brand new way. The album also features two tracks co-written with Ringo Starr, the exuberant, psychedelic-tinged Spilling Faith and Get There From Here, an improvisational instrumental.


    With Give Till It's Gone, Harper examines the disparity between the man he is today and the man he endeavors to become. Reaching deep within, he discovers there are no easy answers, but implores us to go the distance with him on this journey in the moving album opener, Don't Give Up On Me Now. While its songs are highly personal, Give Till It's Gone illuminates the universal struggle to find meaning and to fully engage with life and one another. We may pass through a dark night of the soul, but giving up is not a viable option, as Harper reminds us with certainty in the transcendent I Will Not Be Broken.

    1. Don't Give Up On Me Now

    2. I Will Not Be Broken
    3. Rock 'n' Roll Is Free
    4. Feel Love
    5. Clearly Severely
    6. Spilling Faith (featuring Ringo Starr)
    7. Get There From Here (featuring Ringo Starr)
    8. Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn (featuring Jackson Browne)
    9. Waiting On A Sign
    10. Dirty Little Lover
    11. Do It For You, Do It For Us

    Ben Harper
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    It's All Aquatic

    First release from the new Chigliak label curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon. LP comes with a download of unreleased recordings of the Ev Sessions recorded by Minneapolis studio great Ev Olcott.


    It's a difficult task to write about Amateur Love. The band was the singular catalyst in founding Chigliak. What Amateur Love means to the history of Eau Claire music is representative of everything we set out to illuminate with this record label. Our goal is to release records that hold weight in people's hearts. For us, it's notable to point out that one person's favorite record of all time may have only existed in bedrooms that were within 100 miles of each other.


    There seems to be a premium on popularity in popular music. When an artist sells records to people all over the world, their music is then validated by a larger social contract. But Amateur Love is the most popular band Eau Claire has ever known, and for good reason. It is not in our estimation that the re-issuing of It's All Aquatic will project the band into that great popularity. No, we just hope to give the music a further chance to live on, for those who adored and those who never had the chance.


    Josh Scott was the ambassador of my heart for many years. While both songwriters in Eau Claire, we were close friends and admired each other's music. It was obvious to both of us, however, who the better writer was. Josh was writing songs that were both more mature and masterful than mine. His songs came from a perspective as snarly as Paul Westerberg, as enchanting as Neil Young, yet he wielded power as beguiling and unique as any songwriter I've ever heard. Nestling himself around Brad and Phil Cook (Megafaun) and Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier, Laarks and Shouting Matches), who stretched themselves outside their own comfort zones into those of un-tapped electronic pop, Amateur Love became one of the most enigmatic and electrifying bands I have ever known. With local-legend Jaime Hansen engineering, the band was caught at the rise to their peak of musical power on It's All Aquatic in 2003.


    What you have here is Amateur Love's one and only full-length, initially only released on CD, now reissued as a 12" vinyl LP. Included is a special download of unreleased recordings that I have come to know as the Ev Sessions; recorded by Ev Olcott, the great master of Minneapolis studio magic and former member of 12Rods and Halloween, Alaska. Ev produced these sessions after the release of It's All Aquatic sometime in 2004. These sessions are considered 'un-finished' by the band but stand as a fantastic 'what could have been' document. Amateur Love gets to always live on, through the grooves on our turntables now. Enjoy. We all did. - Justin Vernon

    1. Huddle
    2. Con/A Sewer/Cat
    3. (Absolut Fiction)
    4. Sell Me Your Army
    5. Numbers
    6. Gradfadhadya
    7. Ether Egg Hunt
    8. I Need You Now
    9. Say You're Mine
    Amateur Love
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    With Us

    The Burning of Rome's style can not be forced into any known genre without taking shortcuts and over looking its originality. Imagine a Gothic band collides with a Jewish Carnival (if there's such a thing), the result would be The Burning of Rome. Its dark tones and circus like melodies intermingle into one spontaneous, yet entertaining work of musicianship. They hail from the San Diego area.




    Blistering live shows and melodic hooks. Blending gypsy punk, dance and rock into a mind-bending stew, this is music for the new world.The thrillingly eerie, impossibly fun five-piece ensemble The Burning of Rome will unleash their musical mosaic debut studio album on indie fiends far and wide. WITH US explodes into ears on September 18th, 2012. Nominated for Best Alternative in the 2012 San Diego Music Awards, the band is leaving a cult of believers in their wake. WITH US will galvanize even the most disparaged souls.




    "A lot is riding on this new record." Adam Traub checks in by phone about his band the Burning of Rome and their new disc. "Kind of everything. We've got a good relationship with our label (Surfdog Records.) I'm treating it like it's our chance to break out. Everything came together at the same time - the booking agent, the label, and the publicist. It's sink or swim time."

    1. Ballad Of An Onion Sprout
    2. Little Piranhas
    3. Cowboys & Cut Cigars
    4. Norman Bates
    5. Wake Up Edamame
    6. Island
    7. Why Can't I Stop Killing My Friends?
    8. Audrey II
    9. Opus For Sleepwalking
    10. The Universe Is Made of Nonsense
    The Burning Of Rome
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    It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

    Ranked 78/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time.


    25th Anniversary


    I hated that record, said Public Enemy's Chuck D. Believe it or not, he's referring to Bring the Noise, the frenetic first track of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, the group's 1988 agit-rap masterpiece and breakthrough album. Public Enemy had recorded the song in October 1987 for the soundtrack of the forgettable Less Than Zero. When Chuck (a.k.a. Carlton Ridenhour) first heard the final version, he said, I practically threw it out the window.


    He changed his mind later that year when Public Enemy were on tour in England. I kept hearing people ask, 'What's this record you've got out? People are going crazy over it,' he remembered. I was like 'OK, pull that acetate out, and let's play it [in concert].' People went berserk.


    Bring the Noise, along with Rebel Without a Pause and Don't Believe the Hype - all conceived in 1987 at the group's Hempstead, Long Island, studio, Spectrum City - would become the foundation of It Takes a Nation of Millions, an album that's loud, obnoxious, funky, avant-garde, political, uncompromising and hilarious all at once. Chuck may have been disgruntled over Bring the Noise, but he always liked Rebel Without a Pause, the track that introduced Public Enemy's trademark sirenlike horn squeals. Hank Shocklee of PE's production team, the Bomb Squad, says that Rebel started out as a response to Eric B. and Rakim's I Know You Got Soul. We were going for something that had the same feel but with more aggression, Shocklee said. Because we were angry.


    For Rebel, PE coupled piercing squeals (a snippet from the J.B.'s' The Grunt played backward) with James Brown's Funky Drummer (Because that song was my milk, said Shocklee). Then it fell on Chuck to write the lyrics. I remember locking myself in the house for 24 hours, Chuck said. He emerged with verses that emulated Rakim's off-the-rhythm flow but stayed true to his own booming-baritone persona (Soul, rock & roll, comin' like a rhino); Chuck also dropped the name of black activist Joanne Chesimard, hinting at the political direction that his rhymes would soon take.


    Don't Believe the Hype, recorded just before Bring the Noise, was Chuck's first foray into full-fledged polemics, in this case against the media. The lyrics were inspired by a slight against Chuck by New York-area radio DJ Mr. Magic. PE had serious doubts about that song, too. We thought 'Hype' was just garbage, said Shocklee. Again, they saw the response the song got when DMC (of the group Run-DMC) blasted the track out of his Bronco in Harlem on a Saturday night. The whole block was grooving to it, says Shocklee.


    In January 1988, it all fit together. You had the combination of the noise from 'Rebel,' says Chuck, the tempo of 'Bring the Noise' and the subject matter of 'Don't Believe the Hype.' It set off Takes a Nation pretty nice.


    - Rolling Stone

    LP 1
    1. Countdown To Armageddon
    2. Bring The Noise
    3. Don't Believe The Hype
    4. Cold Lampin' With Flavor
    5. Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
    6. Mind Terrorist
    7. Louder Than A Bomb
    8. Caught, Can We Get A Witness?


    LP 2
    1. Show 'Em Whatcha Got
    2. She Watch Channel Zero?!
    3. Night Of The Living Baseheads
    4. Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
    5. Security Of The First World
    6. Rebel Without A Pause
    7. Prophets Of Rage
    8. Party For Your Right To Fight

    Public Enemy
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    God Curse Us

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    For years, if not decades, Heavy Metal's heaviest sub-genre known as Doom Metal has been something enigma, yet also generally ignored by the metal masses. Its flames kept fanning by a mere handful of cave-dwelling enthusiasts that fully understood its emotional depth and beauty.
    With this in mind, it was almost inconceivable to imagine that it would become as widely acknowledged and appreciated as it is today. Since recent times the term Doom Metal is used almost as commonly as any other form of metal and whilst many trends have come and gone, Doom never went away.
    Now that it is a more commonly accepted genre, it has typically led to an abundance bandwagon jumpers coming to the funeral. Using as much copy and paste occult paraphernalia possible can't disguise the fact that they're not genuinely into the art, or in fact particularly that great.


    Witchsorrow are a prime example of a band unaffected by this Johnny-come-lately approach and play their pure and epic non-pretentious brand of Doom Metal straight from the heart. If their self-titled 2010 debut suggested that, God Curse Us All confirms it.

    1. Aurora Atra
    2. God Curse Us All
    3. Masters of Nothing
    4. Ab Antiquo
    5. Megiddo
    6. Breaking the Lore
    7. Den of Serpents
    Witchsorrow
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    Us Three (Pre-Order)

    Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes


    Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI


    Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos


    Us Three, featuring pianist Horace Parlan, bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood, is one of Blue Note's greatest trio albums. The piano-bass-drums trio has long been the most compact of all jazz combos, a complete orchestra with just three pieces. Some trios have been completely dominated by its pianist including the Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum Trios. The trio on Us Three is a bit different for it features three superior jazz men who constantly play off of each other, communicating immediately and telepathically in sensitive yet funky interactions. Horace Parlan, already well known at 29 and a member of the Lou Donaldson Quartet, was perfect for the trio format in 1960. His soulful chordal style matches very well with the subtle contributions of George Tucker and Al Harewood. There are some very memorable originals and the trio makes some superior standards sound as if they were written for them. The members of Us Three seem to think as one and the resulting music, which has sonics never before realized, is fantastic.


    Features:

    Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies

    Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes

    Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

    Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI

    Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

    Stereo


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Horace Parlan
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    All Around Us

    Clear Vinyl W/ Black Swirl


    Briana's lyrics are forceful, and throughout her second album, All Around Us, traditional song structure gives way to plainspoken declarations that pull back the record's shroud. Her first single,Surrender is musically delicate at first, with flickering blips and chords that float into earshot like fireflies. Take Care of Me is the album's brightest and most immediate song, a buoyant celebration of friendship with a skittering beat and a warm, sweet melody. And title track All Around Us is a stark but inspiring beauty, built on the memory of a family member of Briana's who passed away, and the sadness of not being able to say goodbye or I love you one last time. It is the balance of the abstract and the intimate that makes Briana Marela and All Around Us so special.

    1. Follow It
    2. Take Care of Me
    3. Friend Tonight
    4. Dani
    5. Surrender
    6. I Don't Belong to You
    7. Everything Is New
    8. All Around Us
    9. Further
    Briana Marela
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    We're Not Going Anywhere

    Austin-based songwriter David Ramirez will release We're Not Going Anywhere, the follow up to his 2015 breakthrough record Fables and second in partnership with Thirty Tigers.

    Most times, when a relationship ends, there is a season of mourning but then the clouds part, the sun rises, and we move on. What happens if and when the sun doesn't rise? What happens if, no matter how hard we try, we can't move on? Ramirez explained about the song.

    On the 10 vividly imagined and passionately performed songs on We're Not Going Anywhere David Ramirez takes in the world from his unique perspective: Being half white and half Mexican has made this current political climate especially interesting. So many cultures in this country are being viewed as un-American and it breaks my heart. My family have raised children here, created successful businesses here, and are proud to be a part of this country. Most of what I've seen as of late is misplaced fear. I wanted to write about that fear and how, instead of benefiting us, it sends us spiraling out control.

    For We're Not Going Anywhere, Ramirez partnered with producer Sam Kassirer, who has helmed albums by Josh Ritter, Lake Street Dive, Bhi Bhiman, and many other artists. In January 2017 Ramirez and his band decamped to the Great North Sound Society, an eighteenth-century farmhouse in rural Maine that serves as Kassirer's studio.

    It's very secluded, which was part of the appeal. We were able to get out of our touring headspace and stay completely involved with the record and what we were doing, explains Ramirez.

    We're Not Going Anywhere turns that distance into a big-picture perspective- engaged and informed, compassionately political but not necessarily partisan. We'd take breaks during the day and watch the news and see all the rallies and marches and the disruption and the out-of-control feeling that was everywhere then-and, frankly, still is now. We were looking around and no one was around us. The closest house was a mile away, so it was just us. We were grateful just to retreat from that social tornado for a while and create something that we hoped would be very beautiful.

    1. Twins
    2. Watching From A Distance
    3. People Call Who They Wanna Talk To
    4. Time
    5. Good Heart
    6. Stone Age
    7. Telephone Lovers
    8. Villain
    9. Eliza Jane
    10. I'm Not Going Anywhere
    David Ramirez
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    I'm Not The Devil

    Cody Jinks was raised on country music but he cut his teeth on metal. "Metallica was king. They set the tone for me and I spent a good part of my youth wanting to be James Hetfield." After a dedicated stint as a frontman in a thrash metal band, Jinks willingly found himself back to where it all began. "My dad loved the outlaw country icons, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. That never ending consistency of incredible music growing up laid some very deep seeds. I'm mean, come on nothing better than mentally diving into 'The Hag' and metal when it comes time for me to write songs."


    Always avoiding trends and ferociously choosing his direction was the only option from day one, even though that very path could have prevented success. "What is success if you can't wake up everyday being who you really are. In the end, that will catch up with you." Jinks has been tested countless times by his career choices. The better part of the last 15 years have included numerous empty bar rooms and a never ending financial loss. "Yeah, I've been pretty good at losing money. Not the greatest feeling in the world to be gone from home for long stretches of time, only to walk in the door broke. Luckily I've got a damn good woman in my life. She has stood by me with unmeasurable strength to say the least and it is an absolute fact that I seriously overplayed my hand when landing her."


    His long, dark beard and endless array of tattoos are no fad. They unquestionably define Cody Jinks. His prototypical metal/hard rock band frontman look is not a well orchestrated image, but again, define Cody Jinks. Diving into to his album, I'm Not the Devil is the perpetual truth of who he is and where he has found himself at this point in his career. "I'm just glad that I ended up where I am now," Jinks said. "It makes complete sense that I'm at this place in my life. Country music found me when I was young and chased me down as I grew older"


    Jinks' latest project is his deepest, darkest and most provocative album to date, with a metal common denominator, the apocalypse, running throughout the record. "It's a pretty scary time," Jinks said. "There are some evil people running things in the world. It hits me since I have a six and three-year old."
    There's not a weightier song than the aptly titled "Heavy Load." It's the most apocalyptic song on the album but the dense cut, with a pretty violin break, is a gorgeous tune. The vocal hook grabs ears when Jinks croons "Train Jumps Tracks Some Time Ago/You Can't Root That Heavy Load." "That was the last song I wrote on the record," Jinks said. "I couldn't be happier how that one turned out."


    "All You Can" features a pretty piano line and sobering wordplay. When Jinks belts out 'What Are You Living For," you can't help but think about the serious question posed in what is becoming an increasingly shallow existence. "I was really tired when I wrote that song," Jinks said. "We had been on the road for awhile. The bottom line is that if you're not helping people, you're not doing your job as a human being. It's time to quit feeling sorry for yourself and do something."
    One of Jinks' favorite songs on the album is "The Way I Am," a cover of a Merle Haggard classic. "I love that song," Jinks says. "I wrapped it up just before Merle died. The song always resonated with me. I relate to that one since there are times I would rather be out fishing."


    "No Words" is a stunner of a gritty, autobiographical love song, which is a throwback to how songs used to be written. It is a tuneful gem, inspired by reality. Jinks starts out dark as night. "My Whole View of the World has Changed/ I Guess that Comes with Age/I Don't Believe there is Good in Every Man Like I Did Back Then/I May Drink More Than I Should/You've Seen Me on the Floor/I Spent my Lifetime in this Cage I Built Around Me." But the song is actually a tip of the hat to his beloved wife of 19 years. "There Aint' No Words/ To Say How Much I Need You/With You Here/ You Make This Life I Lead Worth Living." "It's about my wife," Jinks says. "But the funny thing is that she doesn't like it. She thinks it sounds too sad."


    With the title track "I'm Not the Devil," Jinks wakes us all up to the realities of mistakes and the heartfelt desire to be forgiven. "We are all guilty of mistakes and very guilty of pointing out the mistakes of others. Forgiveness feels so much better or so I think."


    It's impressive how Jinks is getting his message across. Jinks utilizes space well in his songs. Notes aren't crammed in. Jinks lets his songs breathe. "After all I've experienced, I think I've matured," Jinks says. "I think you can hear it in the music. I've grown up."


    Even though he still looks the part of the headbanger he was back in the day, he has moved on. "It's all for the best, Jinks says. "I'm where I was meant to be."


    It's all about the music and the fans, who are the fuel that drives Jinks. "They come out night after night giving up hard earned money and precious time to see me play," Jinks says. " It's truly is amazing when you really think about it. The best way I can say thanks is by giving back with effort and gratitude."

    1. The Same
    2. I'm Not the Devil
    3. No Guarantees
    4. No Words
    5. Give All You Can
    6. She's All Mine
    7. The Way I Am
    8. Chase That Song
    9. Heavy Load
    10. Grey
    11. Church at Gaylor Creek
    12. Vampires
    13. Hand Me Down
    Cody Jinks
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    Not That Kind

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time!


    6-Page Insert Included!


    Raised in a musical family Anastacia first developed a career as a dancer, appearing in video clips and on MTV shows. Her debut album Not That Kind was released in 2000 and immediately struck a nerve in Europe, Asia and Australia, before hitting it big in the US.


    Her striking looks and most of all her remarkable vocals had her searing up the charts, helped by hit singles such as I'm Outta Love, Cowboys & Kisses and the title song. Teaming up with some of the most successful songwriters of the time, her expressive alto voice had that rough edge needed for an identity of her own in blasting Pop/Rock/Soul tracks that did well both at home and on the dance floor.


    Influenced more by Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner than contemporaries Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera she appealed to an adult crowd, eventually turning her into the World's Best Selling New Female Pop Artist at the 2001 World Music Awards.

    1. Not That Kind
    2. I'm Outta Love
    3. Cowboys & Kisses
    4. Who's Gonna Stop The Rain
    5. Love Is Alive
    6. I Ask Of You
    7. Wishing Well
    8. Made For Lovin' You
    9. Black Roses
    10. Yo Trippin'
    11. One More Chance
    12. Same Old Story
    Anastacia
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    You're Not You Anymore

    Counterparts underwent a few lineup changes following the release of Tragedy Will Find Us, but the Hamilton hardcore crew are on track to deliver their fifth studio LP, You're Not You Anymore.


    YNYA is the perfect blend of every record we've released prior, vocalist Brendan Murphy said in a statement. I feel like we did a great job at capturing the best parts of Counterparts. Not to sound like a broken record, but these are definitely the coolest songs we've ever written. I really do hope you enjoy it. If not, I'm sorry and I guess we'll try harder next time.

    1. Walk Away Slowly
    2. Bouquet
    3. Arms Like Teeth
    4. No Servant Of Mine
    5. Haunt Me
    6. Swim Beneath My Skin
    7. Thieves
    8. Rope
    9. A Memory Misread
    10. Fragile Limbs
    11. You're Not You Anymore
    Counterparts
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    The Thread That Keeps Us

    Over the past two decades, a strong sense of place
    has shaped the music of CALEXICO, infusing their
    albums with a stylistic unpredictability and richness
    of texture. While 2015's Edge of the Sun brought
    the Tucson-bred band to the Mexico City borough
    of Coyoacán, their new full-length The Thread That
    Keeps Us mostly came to life in a house studio near
    the Northern California coast nicknamed "The Phantom
    Ship" by CALEXICO vocalist/guitarist Joey
    Burns and drummer John Convertino.


    Like "End of the World with You," much of The Thread
    That Keeps Us captures the anxieties and unease of
    living in tumultuous times. While the album draws
    a kinetic energy from all that uncertainty, its lyrics
    unfold with a literary nuance and sense of setting
    and character. "Instead of writing straight-up protest
    songs, I want to tell stories," Burns says. Largely
    inspired by his wanderings around Northern California
    during the album's production, the narratives
    embedded in The Thread That Keeps Us reflect on
    displacement, transitory existence, and-in Burns's
    words-"returning to your home after being gone for
    some time and seeing how things have changed, and
    maybe not in the best way."

    1. End of the World With You
    2. Voices in the Field
    3. Bridge to Nowhere
    4. Spinball
    5. Under the Wheels
    6. The Town & Miss Lorraine
    7. Flores y Tamales
    8. Another Space
    9. Unconditional Waltz
    10. Girl in the Forest
    11. Eyes Wide Awake
    12. Dead in the Water
    13. Shortboard
    14. Thrown to the Wild
    15. Music Box
    Calexico
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    God Hates Us All (Awaiting Repress)

    While thrash-metal peers Metallica and Megadeth have mellowed both musically and lyrically, Slayer's music and message remains unrelentingly anti-nearly-everything and almost unspeakably brutal. Without significant radio airplay, the hard-core California-bred quartet has amassed a loyal fan base that will not be disappointed by the 42 minutes of sheer aggression found on God Hates Us All. The twin-guitar onslaught of Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman, coupled with the rapid heartbeat double bass drums of Paul Bostaph, match the often sacrilegious and abhorrent-to-many lyrics, made even more disturbing by the fact that the album's release coincided with the World Trade Center tragedy.


    This is metal for atheists, as King writes terrifyingly prophetically: Pessimist, terrorist, targeting the next mark/ Global chaos feeding on hysteria. In keeping with the album's doomsday outlook, New Faith offers: Welcome to the horror of the Revelation. A terrifyingly vitriolic and too-real album, God Hates Us All more than earns the parental advisory sticker it carries.


    --Katherine Turman

    1. Darkness of Christ
    2. Disciple
    3. God Send Death
    4. New Faith
    5. Cast Down
    6. Threshold
    7. Exile
    8. Seven Faces
    9. Bloodline
    10. Deviance
    11. War Zone
    12. Here Comes The Pain
    13. Payback
    Slayer
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    If The Roses Don't Kill Us

    If The Roses Don't Kill Us was made with Grammy-winning producer Dave Sanger (Asleep at the Wheel) and his partners PJ Herrington and Jay Reynolds. They created a relaxed atmosphere in the studio that gaveDenny's vocals a sharp, visceral presence. The album opener, "Happy Sad" sets the stage for all that follows. When Denny strums a minor chord and sings the word "sad," you're pulled into his world of intense melancholy.


    The descending melody line and bluesy guitar lines of "God's Height" gives the tune a sense of anguished longing, mitigated by Denny's playful vocal. "I was laughing about the thoughts you get at the end of a relationship when you think you're not good enough, but you know you're going to survive." The churchy B3 organ on "Our Kind of Love" suggests Memphis in the early 60s, a feeling echoed in Denny's crooning. "No matter how bad it seems, we only have this moment. When I wrote, 'It's our love, darlin', and we beat ourselves black and blue,' I was realizing how much I love my dark feelings."


    Denny's jubilant vocal dominates "Watch Me Shine" with chiming acoustic guitar and sustained bell-like synthesizer notes adding to the track's righteous mood. "If the Roses Don't Kill Us" is pure country funk with a New Orleans brass band supporting Denny's lively vocal. "Sometimes you have to go crazy to figure out what's important to you," Denny explains. "This is about leaving a relationship when you know the situation isn't really resolved." That ambivalence is the thread that holds the songs on If The Roses Don't Kill Us together. Denny's barely restrained vocals have the ability to describe contradictory feelings with an intensity that gives every word he sings the ring of painful truth. His shimmering, one-of-a-kind voice reaches you on a deep emotional level, touching your heart and soul to deliver his hard won insights with an honesty that makes his singing and songwriting something unique and rare.

    1 Happy Sad

    2 God's Height

    3 Our Kind Of Love

    4 Wings

    5 Million Little Thoughts

    6 Watch Me Shine

    7 If The Roses Don't Kill Us

    8 Love Is A Code Word

    9 Man A Fool

    10 Ride On

    11 Radio

    12 Some Things

    Christopher Denny
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    Is This It

    Ranked 367/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Is This It is the debut studio album by American indie rock band The Strokes, recorded at Transporterraum in New York City with producer Gordon Raphael.


    For the album, The Strokes strived to capture a simple rock sound that was not significantly enhanced in the studio. Building on the work of their 2001 debut EP, The Modern Age, the band members molded compositions largely through live takes during the recording sessions, while songwriter Julian Casablancas continued to detail the lives and relationships of urban youth. Following the completion of Is This It, The Strokes embarked on a promotional world tour before its release. The album's cover photograph courted controversy for being too sexually explicit and was replaced for the U.S. market. The American track listing was also amended in light of the September 11 terrorist attacks.


    Promoted by the music press for a melodic pop-influenced sound, The Strokes garnered critical acclaim and commercial attention. Is This It was praised for its charisma and rhythm, which often referenced the works of 1970s garage rock bands. The record is considered crucial in the development of other alternative bands and of the post-millennial music industry. It has featured in several publications' lists of the best albums of the 2000s and of all time.

    1. Is This It
    2. The Modern Age
    3. Soma
    4. Barely Legal
    5. Someday
    6. Alone, Together
    7. Last Nite
    8. Hard to Explain
    9. New York City Cops
    10. Trying Your Luck
    11. Take It or Leave It
    Strokes, The
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    Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

    Musically, there are bits of The Stone Roses, What's The Story Morning Glory, and Nevermind. As catchy as those reference points are, it's the songwriting that has won the band a fiercely dedicated following; a mix of the observational storytelling of Davies and Weller crossed with the harsher documentary eye of Mike Skinner of The Streets and Ghost Town era Specials. Two #1 UK singles. Press already lined up with Rolling Stone, Spin, Entertainment Weekly, and Interview, to name a few. Three more US/Canadian tours planned for this year, including headlining Domino's label showcase at SXSW.
    1. View From the Afternoon, The

    2. I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

    3. Fake Tales of San Francisco

    4. Dancing Shoes

    5. You Probably Couldn't See the Lights But You Were Looking Straight at Me

    6. Still Take You Home

    7. Riot Van

    8. Red Light Indicates the Doors Are Secured

    9. Mardy Bum

    10. Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But...

    11. When the Sun Goes Down

    12. From the Ritz to the Rubble

    13. Certain Romance, A
    Arctic Monkeys
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    By The Time It Gets Dark (Pure Pleasure)

    Hi Folks,

    Hard to believe it's been 30 years since the release of "By The Time It Gets Dark" in 1987. There's been a lot of water under the bridge since then and how time flies when you're busy and having a good time! As it's always been one of my favorite albums I felt that it deserved to be revisited to celebrate its 30th anniversary. With that in mind, we sent the old 24 track tapes to be baked (a process to preserve them) allowing us to do a complete remix and remaster the album. We enlisted the services of my great friend and sound engineer Billy Robinson to do the job and I'm delighted with the outcome - it sounds great, even if I say so myself! We added a few bits where needed and I'm happy to see it being released on vinyl again.

    It's been a nice journey revisiting that time and remembering the sights and sounds of life back then.

    As we listened closely to some of the tracks, the beautiful voice of Mandy Murphy came through and I felt so sad that she passed away, so young, last year. I wish to dedicate this release to her memory.

    Mary Black - January 2017

    Musicians:

    • Mary Black (vocal)
    • Pat Crowley (synthesizer, piano, accordian, vocal)
    • Declan Sinnott (synthesizer, guitar, vocal)
    • Carl Geraghty (soprano saxophone)
    • Garvan Gallagher (bass)
    • Noel Bridgeman (congo, percussion)

    About Pure Pleasure

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.

    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.

    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.

    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. By The Time It Gets Dark

    2. Schooldays Over

    3. Once In A Very Blue Moon

    4. Farewell Farewell

    5. Sparks Might Fly

    6. Katie

    7. Leaving The Land

    8. There Is A Time

    9. Jamie
    10. Leaboys Lassie

    11. Trying To Get The Balance Right
    12. Moon River
    Mary Black
    $34.99
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    Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Springsteen's Born In The U.S.A.

    2014 marks the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's 'Born In The U.S.A.'
    Although it would become his biggest selling album with seven top 10 singles
    on the Billboard Hot 100, Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars
    says "any of those songs could be played with acoustic guitar alone and
    still be great." Taking this idea as its premise, 'Dead Man's Town: A Tribute to
    Born in the U.S.A' strips the album's twelve indelible originals to the core, with
    contributions from Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires, Low, Nicole Atkins, Justin
    Townes Earle, Blitzen Trapper, Joe Pug, Trampled by Turtles, and more. Rolling Stone premiered Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires' Dave Cobb-produced
    cover of "Born In The U.S.A," saying these artists are "reimagining 'Born in
    the U.S.A.'... with a reduced approach more influenced by that of the acoustic
    'Nebraska.


    Isbell says of his cover, ""Born In The U.S.A." is one of my favorites
    because so many people have seemingly misunderstood the lyrical content
    and the song's overall tone. When you listen to the demo, the dark, minor key
    arrangement makes it clear that this is not strictly a song of celebration.
    We wanted to stay true to that version." Amanda Shires adds, "I love that
    the song paints a picture of struggle in the face of the American dream, and
    the irony in the chorus is delivered with such force that it nearly
    transcends irony altogether."

    1. Born In The U.S.A. - Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
    2. Cover Me - The Apache Relay
    3. Darlington Country - Quaker City Nighthawks
    4. Working On The Highway - Blitzen Trapper
    5. Downbound Train - Joe Pug
    6. I'm On Fire - Low
    7. No Surrender - Holly Williams
    8. Bobby Jean - Ryan Culwell
    9. I'm Goin' Down - Trampled By Turtles
    10. Glory Days - Justin Townes Earle
    11. Dancing In The Dark - Nicole Atkins
    12. My Hometown - North Mississippi Allstars
    Various Artists
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    WIXIW

    Liars have returned with their sixth studio album and follow-up to 2010's critically lauded Sisterworld. WIXIW was recorded in LA and self-produced by the band with additional production from Mute founder Daniel Miller and mixed by Tom Biller. The band worked more collaboratively than on previous recordings and the album got its beginnings when frontman Angus Andrew and bassist Aaron Hemphill moved into an isolated cabin in the mountains to begin writing.


    WIXIW is simultaneously the most accessible and the most challenging release from the iconoclastic band, it is both a summation of Liars' work up to now, and a complete break from anything they've done previously. As Angus jokes, If we aren't confusing people, it's not us. If we aren't confusing ourselves with what we do, then we've failed.


    The 11-track album's title WIXIW (pronounced "wish you") is explained by Angus, "wish you is a familiar and universal sentiment of longing and hope, but when misspelt becomes uniquely shrouded and difficult to interpret, which in many ways is representative of our music and the songs we wrote for this album." Features the first single No. 1 Against The Rush. 180g vinyl pressing with accompanying CD.

    1. The Exact Colour of Doubt
    2. Octagon
    3. No. 1 Against the Rush
    4. A Ring On Every Finger
    5. Ill Valley Prodigies
    6. WIXIW
    7. His and Mine Sensations
    8. Flood To Flood
    9. Who Is The Hunter
    10. Brats
    11. Annual Moon Words
    Liars
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    Folk Art (Pure Pleasure)

    Jazz is essentially an African-American folk art, elements not lost on Joe Lovano as he presents this all-original program of progressive music. His updated quintet Us Five is one of his freshest units in some time, with bassist Esperanza Spalding, the criminally underrated pianist James Weidman, and two stir-the-pot drummers in Francisco Mela and Otis Brown III. Together they fulfill Lovano's vision as a band that is not afraid to take many chances, stay within a bop-based tradition, and cut loose on many levels in terms of adding diverse elements to this mix of music. Lovano is noticeably restless, using his reliable tenor sax, but also straight alto, clarinet, and taragato. The drummers not only play their standard kits, but ethnic percussion instruments from many continents, while Spalding is maturing and growing exponentially into a formidable voice on her instrument. Weidman is simply brilliant throughout, largely ignored since his early days with Abbey Lincoln until now, but there's no reason he should be so underestimated or slighted.




    Musicians:



    • Joe Lovano (saxophone)

    • James Weidman (piano)

    • Esperanza Spaulding (bass)

    • Otis III, Francisco Mela (drums)




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Powerhouse
    2. Folk Art
    3. Wild Beauty
    4. Us Five
    5. Song for Judi
    6. Drum Song
    7. Dibango
    8. Page 4
    9. Ettenro
    Joe Lovano Us Five
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    Great Songs From Great Britain

    Sinatra Sings Great Songs From Great Britain is an album by Frank Sinatra, arranged by Robert Farnon, recorded in London in 1962. It was released on LP in Great Britain, but not in the United States. It was released in the U.S. on compact disc in the early 1990's.
    1. The Very Thought of You (Ray Noble)
    2. We'll Gather Lilacs in the Spring (Ivor Novello)
    3. If I Had You (Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly, Ted Shapiro)
    4. Now Is the Hour (Maewa Kaihan, Clemnet Scott, Dorothy Stewart)
    5. The Gypsy (Billy Reid)
    6. Roses of Picardy (Frederic E. Weatherly, Haydn Wood)
    7. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Eric Maschwitz, Manning Sherwin)
    8. A Garden in the Rain (James Dyrenforth, Carroll Gibbons)
    9. London by Night (Carroll Coates)
    10. We'll Meet Again (Hughie Charles, Ross Parker)
    11. I'll Follow My Secret Heart (Noël Coward)
    Frank Sinatra
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    Euphoria Morning is the first solo studio album released by American musician Chris Cornell. Euphoria Morning sold over 75,000 copies in its first week of release and eventually sold 343,000 copies in the U.S. alone. While a large success critically, it did not sell nearly as well as Cornell's albums with Soundgarden. It is Cornell's only album between the split of Soundgarden until he joined members of Rage Against the Machine in forming Audioslave.
    1. Can't Change Me
    2. Flutter Girl
    3. Preaching The End Of The World
    4. Follow My Way
    5. When I'm Down
    6. Mission
    7. Wave Goodbye
    8. Moonchild
    9. Sweet Euphoria
    10. Disappearing One
    11. Pillow Of Your Bones
    12. Steel Rain
    Chris Cornell
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