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ADAD-TOU-018xThe Jesus Lizard
LiarRemastered From Original Tapes By Steve Albini and Bob Weston.
Originally released in 1992, the Jesus Lizard's Liar set a new standard for noisy, visceral indie rock that has yet to be matched. Fronted by powder-keg vocalist David Yow and featuring one of the tautest rhythm sections ever assembled, the Chicago-based quartet matched tension with physicality, madness with delight, and sheer intensity with nightmarish force. Liar finds the band at its peak, the post-punk music exploding with raw urgency, primal grime, and ferocious emotion. And the mayhem has never been better.
Part of Touch & Go's stellar Jesus Lizard reissue campaign, Liar has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Bob Weston (Mission of Burma, Shellac) and original engineer Steve Albini. The new pressing presents Liar in a sonic light that exceeds even the best expectations. There's greater space between instruments, heightened dynamics, a more solidified mid-range, and an incredible boost in energy. This is as close as it gets to witnessing the Lizard onstage; indie-rock has seldom sounded so dangerous, physical, blunt, or fervent.
From the opening caterwaul of Boilermaker to the auto-parts clang of Gladiator to the twisted rodeo that is Rope, the Lizard utilize dynamics, silences, and textures in ways no group has ever come close to duplicating. Freakish, weird, beautiful, and overwhelmingly influential.
Vinyl packaged in deluxe gatefold album jacket with 12 x 24 double sided color insert including never before seen photos, and extensive liner notes by the band and by journalists who were there when it was all happening.1. Boilermaker
3. The Art of Self-Defense
4. Slave Ship
10. Dancing Naked Ladies$22.99Remastered Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-TOU-812xThe Jesus Lizard
GoatRemastered from Original Masters by Steve Albini and Bob Weston.
A head-splitting jolt of relentless anxiety, frantic paranoia, concussive racket, and oddball frenzy, The Jesus Lizards Goat became an instant indie-rock landmark upon its 1991 release. Instigating, cutthroat, and snarling through broken teeth, it became the blueprint followed by the likes of Nirvana, Helmet, Fugazi, and the Melvins, and its never sounded better!
Part of Touch & Gos stellar Jesus Lizard reissue campaign, the pioneering Goat has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Bob Weston (Mission of Burma, Shellac) and original engineer Steve Albini. The new pressing presents Goat in a sonic light that exceeds even the best expectations. Theres greater space between instruments, heightened dynamics, a more solidified mid-range, extended imaging, deeper soundstage, and an incredible boost in energy. Benefitting from Albinis dry, no-frills production, indie-rock has seldom sounded so dangerous, physical, or fervent.
Vinyl packaged in deluxe gatefold album jacket with 12 x 24 double sided color insert including never before seen photos, and extensive liner notes by the band and by journalists who were there when it was all happening.1. Then Comes Dudley
2. Mouth Breather
5. Monkey Trick
7. South Mouth
8. Lady Shoes
9. Rodeo in Joliet
10. (intentionally blank track)$22.99Remastered Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SuccessOn 'Success', KEN mode shift sonic gears into a more raw, indie aesthetic representing their Canadian Prairie roots and a time when the late 80's/early 90s Touch & Go, Dischord and burgeoning 'grunge' scenes were warping their teenage minds. Armed with this mantra, KEN mode enlisted the services of legendary engineer Steve Albini (NIRVANA, THE PIXIES, THE JESUS LIZARD) to capture the material in a fully analog session, bringing to fruition their most raw and direct album.1. Blessed
2. These Tight Jeans
3. The Owl
4. I Just Liked Fire
5. Management Control
6. A Passive Disaster
7. Failing At Fun Since 1981
8. A Catalog Of Small Disappointments
10. Dead Actors$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-TOU-313xThe Jesus Lizard
PureRemastered From the Original Tapes by Steve Albini and Bob Weston.
Here's the EP that started it all. Released in 1989, Pure began The Jesus Lizard's incomparable run as America's leading and thoroughly unclassifiable noise-rock band whose influence looms just as large today, if not larger, than in its heyday. The band's 2009 reunion is one of the most-talked about tours of the year.
Part of Touch & Go's stellar Jesus Lizard reissue campaign, Pure has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Bob Weston (Mission of Burma, Shellac) and original engineer Steve Albini. This new pressing presents Pure in a sonic light that exceeds even the best expectations.
Vinyl EP packaged in an album jacket sporting the original Pure art, with a brand new 12 x 24 double sided color insert including never before seen photos, and extensive liner notes by the band and by journalists who were there when it was all happening.1. Blockbuster
2. Bloody Mary
3. Rabid Pigs
5. Happy Bunny Goes Fluff-Fluff Along$14.99Remastered Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-TOU-419xThe Jesus Lizard
HeadRemastered from Original Tapes by Steve Albini and Bob Weston.
The Jesus Lizard's full-length debut announced the arrival of a band whose uncompromised approach, visceral tension, and scathing commentary would redefine the American underground. With the addition of drummer Mac McNeilly, the group's initial EP featured a drum machine, the Chicago-based quartet completed its evolution from a hardcore/industrial-inspired act into a distinctive band whose mix of metallic textures, rumbling grooves, vice-grip tension, and muscular rhythms can be heard for the first time on Head. And the landmark 1990 release has never sounded better.
Part of Touch & Go's stellar Jesus Lizard reissue campaign, Head has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Bob Weston (Mission of Burma, Shellac) and original engineer Steve Albini. The new pressing presents Head in a sonic light that exceeds even the best expectations. There's greater space between instruments, heightened dynamics, a more solidified mid-range, extended imaging, deeper soundstage, and an incredible boost in energy. Benefitting from Albini's dry, no-frills production, indie-rock has seldom sounded so dangerous, physical, or malevolent.
Vinyl packaged in deluxe gatefold album jacket with 12 x 24 double sided color insert including never before seen photos, and extensive liner notes by the band and by journalists who were there when it was all happening.1. One Evening
3. My Own Urine
4. If You Had Lips
5. 7 vs. 8
8. Good Thing
9. Tight 'N Shiny
10. Killer McHann$22.99Remastered Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-TOU-3118xThe Jesus Lizard
DownRemastered From Original Tapes by Steve Albini and Bob Weston.
By the time The Jesus Lizard released Down in 1994, alt-rock had long exploded and penetrated the commercial mainstream. Despite being a hair more subdued than the noise-rock band's previous releases, the still-manic Down didn't break through, but unlike most releases of the time, it didn't compromise either. The Jesus Lizard's final studio album for Touch & Go and last record produced by Steve Albini, it's also the last essential statement the band put down on tape. And it's never sounded better.
Part of Touch & Go's stellar Jesus Lizard reissue campaign, Down has been meticulously remastered from the original tapes by Bob Weston (Mission of Burma, Shellac) and original engineer Steve Albini. The new pressing presents Down in a sonic light that exceeds even the best expectations. There's greater space between instruments, heightened dynamics, a more solidified midrange, and an incredible boost in energy. Benefiting from Albini's dry, spare, and no-frills production, indie-rock has seldom sounded so dangerous, physical, blunt, or fervent.
Vinyl packaged in deluxe gatefold album jacket with 12 x 24 double sided color insert including never before seen photos, and extensive liner notes by the band and by journalists who were there when it was all happening.1. Fly On The Wall
3. Countless Backs of Sad Losers
4. Queen For A Day
5. The Associate
6. Destroy Before Reading
7. Low Rider
9. American BB
13. The Best Parts
14. (intentionally blank track)$22.99Remastered Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tonight You Look Like A SpiderWe are pumped as hell to announce the first ever solo album from David Yow! Best known as the frontman/singer of The Jesus Lizard, Tonight You Look Like A Spider marks David Yow's introduction into solo album territory. Terrifying, noisy, solo album territory... VICE describes the effect as a doom-filled atmosphere and hair-rising percussion that kicks your brain down some stairs into a smelly dungeon. Yep, that's pretty accurate...1. Opening Suite
3. Senator Robinson's Speech
4. Bleth My Thoul
5. Intermission (Lawrence Of A Labia)
6. Tonight You Look Like A Spider
8. Thee Itch
9. The Door
10. Visualize This
11. Conclusion$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Helpers On The Other SideAdding flourishes to the formula established on their debut Out of Africa, Alternative Tentacles' flagship band Triclops! continues its assault on all pretenders to the punk / psych / prog throne.
The sound on this album is varied, but one might say it's akin to fIREHOSE crossing streams with Goblin in an acid vat. There's even an acoustic bridge in With SARS, I'll Ride the Wind that sounds like a fever-warbled classic rock jammer.
Triclops! is an acid-punk version of avant-garde classical composition with cinematic textures--an absurdist soundscape replete with comedic relief that acknowledges its own pure ridiculousness. This career suicide / cult-accepted approach to exhibitionism finds kindred spirits in envelope-pushing, progress-obsessed minds like Butthole Surfers, Slayer, David Lynch, Zappa, Heinlein, Timothy Leary, Melvins / Big Business, B. Traven, Deerhoof, Bill Hicks, Sun Ra, Fellini, Sonic Youth, and Scratch Acid.
Having toured Europe and shared bills with Melt Banana, NoMeansNo, Big Business, and Jesus Lizard, these post-punk veterans' distinct sound is unmistakably Triclops!1. Glaciers (Cry of the Modern Neanderthal)
2. Brown Summer
3. Until All the Threads Are Stripped
4. Send Conan Home
5. Homage to Monte Cassino (Red)
6. With SARS, I'll Ride the Wind$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Peace DelusionsModern Pain's Peace Delusions is described by its creators' peers as if In Utero was a hardcore punk record. Peace Delusions resembles a golden artifact unearthed from the '80s American hardcore underground, harnessing the unbridled aggression of groundbreaking acts like SSD, Poison Idea and Infest and filtering it through the caustic,ashy atmospheres and unfettered noise rock of Texan predecessors Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard, as well as Moss Icon's murky, wordy pathos.1. Vivisepulture pt. 1
2. Ego Death
3. Holy Foundations Crumble
4. When the Hymn Fades
5. My Reality Is Slipping Away
6. World Inverted
8. Peace Delusions
9. Leave Me Here
10. Vivisepulture pt. 2$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Precious Prize Of GravityAfter four years, this husband-and-wife punk rock power couple of Giovanna Cacciola and Agostino Tilotta reunite with bassist Matthew Taylor and drummer Alexis Fleisig (Girls Against Boys) to unleash their third and most thunderous album. Recorded as always with long-time collaborator Steve Albini. Tilotta wraps a hundred notes per minute around the towering, sturdy rhythm section while Cacciola's poetic lyrics and smoky melodies alternately recall Grace Slick and PJ Harvey. Lyrically, this is their darkest album yet, but the songs are more complex, with a driving, X-inspired cow punk vibe. RIYL: The Jesus Lizard, X, Husker Du, Girls Against Boys, The Ex, PJ Harvey.1.Wake Up Under A Truck
6.Man Who Lost His Wings, The
7.Save The Greyhounds
8.Thin Line, The
10.Deep Wound, A$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The UnsembleThe Unsemble is an instrumental collaboration between Duane Denison of Tomahawk, Alexander Hacke of EinstÜrzende Neubaten and Brian Kotzur of The Silver Jews. Set to release their self titled debut LP via Ipecac Recordings, this supergroup is transcending far beyond their past projects and cultivating a brand new sound. When asked about the project, Denison stated in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone: "We wanted to work on something that was typically not what we do." He continued, "something that's not so rock and riff-based and overdriven in that way."
From Rarely Unable PR:
The Unsemble, a 15-song collection recorded in Denison's adopted hometown of Nashville, meets the legendary Jesus Lizard guitar player's hopes of a more organic feel with the band effortlessly volleying between careful compositions and improvisation. The result is an album that is experimental, clever and inclusive of numerous subgenres and cultures.
- nickabitia (sound color vibration)1. Krishna
4. Act 3
7. Improv 2
9. Improv 3
11. Improv 4
12. Circles Revisited
13. Improv 5
15. Voices$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Clerks (20th Anniversary Soundtrack)Clear With Black Smoke (Limited To 1500)
Available On Vinyl For The First Time
Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Stan Ricker
Gatefold Jacket And D Side Etching
To celebrate Clerks 20th anniversary the soundtrack will be pressed to vinyl for the first time ever! Clerks is the 1994 soundtrack album to the film of the same name. The original soundtrack's mix of dialogue from the movie (''I'm not even supposed to be here today!'') and tunes by some of the leading groups of the alternative era will now play out across three sides of two LPs - the final side will contain an etching. The soundtrack features songs by Alice in Chains, Girls Against Boys, the Jesus Lizard, Bad Religion, Soul Asylum, Corrosion of Conformity, Stabbing Westward and more. It also features songs by Love Among Freaks, friends of Smith's who visit the convenience store in the movie and who scored the original soundtrack for the movie.
Famously, the cost of licensing the songs on the soundtrack cost more than the film cost to make. The movie helped make Alice in Chains' 1992 Sap EP tune ''Got Me Wrong'' a hit, and the Kevin Smith-directed clip for Soul Asylum's ''Can't Even Tell,'' which closes out the movie, propelled it to Number 16 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.LP1 - Side A
1. Dialogue - Dante's Lament
2. Love Among Freaks - Clerks
3. Girls Against Boys - Kill The Sex Player
4. Dialogue - No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
5. Alice In Chains - Got Me Wrong
6. Dialogue - Randal & Dante On Sex
7. Bash & Pop - Making Me Sick
LP1 - Side B
1. Dialogue - A Bunch Of Muppets
2. Supernova - Chewbacca
3. The Jesus Lizard - Panic In Cicero
4. Golden Smog - Shooting Star
5. Bad Religion - Leaders And Followers
6. Dialogue - I Like To Expand My Horizons
LP2 - Side C
1. Stabbing Westward - Violent Mood Swings (Thread Mix)
2. Love Among Freaks - Berserker
3. Corrosion Of Conformity - Big Problems
4. Seaweed - Go Your Own Way
5. Dialogue - Social Event Of The Season
6. Soul Asylum - Can't Even Tell
7. Dialogue - Jay's Chant
LP2 - Side D
Etched$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
SterilizeSince 1988, UNSANE has pounded the planet with their caustic grooves and foundation-crumbling riffs, having released LPs through a wide range of labels including Matador/Atlantic, Amphetamine Reptile, Relapse, Ipecac, Alternative Tentacles, and others, not to mention a wide range of singles, splits, and live albums. The band's gnarled blend of punk, metal, noise, and hardcore helping to define the AmRep sound alongside other forerunners of the style, Today Is The Day, The Jesus Lizard, Helmet, Tad, Cows, Halo Of Flies, Melvins, and others.
Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of their Wreck LP through Alternative Tentacles, UNSANE makes a vicious return with the pummeling Sterilize, a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band's seminal Scattered, Smothered, And Covered and Occupational Hazard albums, surging with the band's unrelenting singular sound created by guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran, and drummer Vinnie Signorelli. Sterilize was produced by UNSANE, recorded by Dave Curran at Gatos Trail Studios in Yucca Valley, California, mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre in New York City, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago.
Sterilize showcases UNSANE sounding as dense and damaging as ever, and sees them remaining as necessary as ever, nearly three decades since they began1. Factory
2. The Grind
4. No Reprieve
8. A Slow Reaction
10. Avail$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Salt Lick (Deluxe Edition)TAD was a mighty force in the late-'80s/early-'90s Seattle scene. Their heavy, churning rock/metal/punk buzz was a crucial part of Sub Pop's early years, and, along with peers like Mudhoney, Nirvana, and Soundgarden, they defined the sound that reinvigorated the rock world in the early '90s. TAD was led by the physically imposing yet incredibly sweet singer/guitarist TAD Doyle, with bassist Kurt Danielson (ex-Bundle of Hiss), drummer Steve Wied, and guitarist Gary Thorstensen. With an image that sometimes cast the band as deranged lumberjacks, and influence from Head of David and Killdozer, TAD put a uniquely rain-and-fog-coated Northwest spin on '80s underground rock. The band released two albums and a few EPs on Sub Pop between 1988 and 1991, all of which are now lovingly remastered by the band's friend and engineer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Screaming Trees) and repackaged with expansive liner notes.
After their 1989 debut album, God's Balls, TAD continued to write and record, releasing a string of singles and the Salt Lick EP between 1989 and 1990. Salt Lick features the single "Wood Goblins," the video for which MTV banned because it was, to the delicate eyes of MTV programmers, "too ugly." The sounds of Salt Lick are, indeed, wonderfully ugly, thanks in part to the involvement of noise-rock technician Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac, Nirvana, The Jesus Lizard), who recorded the EP. The band continued to release singles and gain momentum in the press. As TAD himself puts it: "Lyrically we had a lot of subject matter that was meant to be tongue in cheek from the beginning but had been presented by Sub Pop and ourselves as true-to-life. As a result, the press had taken it all seriously and began to feed on and ravenously devour the mythology that we had created."1. Axe To Grind
2. High On The Hog
3. Wood Goblins
5. Glue Machine
6. Potlatch$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now