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Take It Like A ManWhen Athens, GA outfit the Packway Handle Band sought Jim White out to produce an album, the quintet learned he had a massive stash of bluegrass songs just waiting to be sprung on the world - and they would make the perfect slingshot. In the hands of White and the ebullient Packway Handle Band, the whole album adds up to a huge dose of fun, with just a dash of sorrow.1. Smack Dab In A Big Tornado
2. Breathing Room
3. Corn Pone Refugee
4. Not A Song
5. Jim 3:16
6. Gravity Won't Fail
7. Wordmule Revisited
8. Paranormal Girlfriend
9. Blood On The Fiddle, Blood On The Bow
10. Sorrow's Shine
11. Sinner!$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
White LightAfter playing in various teenage groups, Gene Clark was offered a place in the sprawling New Christy Minstrels in late 1963. He stayed long enough to contribute to two albums, Merry Christmas and Land Of Giants, before returning to Los Angeles, where he teamed up with Jim (Roger) McGuinn and David Crosby in the Jet Set. This fledgling trio evolved into the Byrds. At that point Clark was the leading songwriter in the group and contributed significantly to their first two albums.
As founding member of folk-rock pioneers the Byrds, Gene Clark had emerged as a uniquely gifted singer/songwriter and master of the minor key melancholy ballad. His departure from the group in 1966 was met with critical anticipation and commercial indifference. Tiring of the Hollywood fast lane by 1969, Gene and new wife Carlie moved up to Mendocino on the Northern California coast where the tranquility, pastoral beauty and laid back lifestyle of the coastal community appealed to his country boy roots. It inspired a body of songs unlike anything Gene had composed before. Their stark simplicity and stripped down arrangements, acoustic guitar, harmonica and voice, evidence a deeper insight into life and an overall optimism rarely found in his previous body of work.
The resulting album, White Light, produced by renown guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, remains one of Gene's most accessible and much-loved recordings among fans and critics, topping several domestic Best Album of the Year lists and being voted Album of the Year by rock critics in the Netherlands. Songs like For A Spanish Guitar, With Tomorrow and Where My Love Lies Asleep are delicately evocative while the title song draws on Gene's appreciation for country music. One In A Hundred harkens back to his finest Byrds compositions.
Buoyed by his new surroundings, friendships, marriage, a feeling of contentment in his rural retreat and the imminent birth of his first child, White Light reveals singer/songwriter Gene Clark at the top of his game. Rolling Stone declared the folk-based album a fresh and innovative look at what came before in a new framework. One of the most interesting and exciting records of 1971. Relive that excitement on this Sundazed edition! Mastered directly from the original A&M analog session tapes on high-definition vinyl.1. The Virgin
2. With Tomorrow
3. White Light
4. Because of You
5. One In A Hundred
6. Spanish Guitar
7. Where My Love Lies Asleep
8. Tears of Rage
9. 1975$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The White Tape (Awaiting Repress)Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, Phish (aka The White Tape) was created from four-track recordings which the band and band members mixed, dubbed and circulated as a demo. It consists of an assortment of four-track recordings from 1984-1985 including four songs recorded by
all the existing members of Phish as a band: Alumni Blues, AC/DC Bag, Slave To The Traffic Light and Dog Gone Dog (a/k/a Dog Log). The
balance was recorded separately by the band members and blended together from 4-track cassettes to create the album as we know it. Trey
has said The White Tape exemplifies, perhaps more than any other studio effort, the band's unbridled creative freedom of the day. The
White Tape highlights Phish's early development with ethereal soundscapes and interesting sketches on Phish's classics-to-be such as an
acoustic The Divided Sky as it existed then and even an acapella rendering of You Enjoy Myself.
In 1998, The White Tape was re-mastered from the 2-track cassette master and sold as the first CD from the band's extensive archives.
The original art for the cassette demo was created by Trey himself and was updated for the CD and LP release by artist Jim Pollock. A snapshot
in time, The White Tape is a must-have for any fan and a perfect introduction to the band's studio work.1. Alumni Blues
2. And So To Bed
3. You Enjoy Myself
4. AC/DC Bag
5. Fuck Your Face
6. The Divided Sky
7. Slave To The Traffic Light
11. Fluff's Travels
12. Dog Gone Dog
13. He Ent To The Bog
14. Run Like An Antelope
16. Letter to Jimmy Page$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Moon PixCat Power's stirring 1998 album Moon Pix, her fourth overall, continued Chan Marshall's evolution from indie-rock queen to reflective, accomplished songstress. The addition of The Dirty Three's Mick Turner and Jim White here also adds new depth to the proceedings as they gracefully complement Marshall's compelling, intricate guitar lines and gently insistent vocals to fine effect. Moon Pix is a soulful collection of songs that begins to truly uncover the raw power and emotional vulnerability that would inform Marshall's work from here on out. Matador Records 120g vinyl reissue with MP3 coupon.1. American Flag
2. He Turns Down
3. No Sense
5. Metal Heart
6. Back of Your Head
8. You May Know Him
9. Colors And The Kids
10. Cross Bones Style
11. Peking Saint$22.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
She Has No Strings ApolloWith each member of the band living on a different continent it took more than just a phone call to instigate a rehearsal. In February of 2002 (their 10th anniversary as a musical group), The Dirty Three reunited in Melbourne, Australia to demo some ideas they had been working on individually. They wound up with 20 songs, picked their favorites of the batch, and hit the road for two months to tour the new material. Along the way they met Fabrice Laureau, who among other things recorded part of the hit soundtrack to the film Amelie. He offered to record the band at a studio outside Paris, and thus was born She Has No Strings Apollo, the Dirty Three's sixth proper studio album.
Originally released in 2003, She Has No Strings Apollo is marked by the band's signature sounds crashing together with remarkable power, fury, and beauty. Subtle touches of piano and the addition of bass guitar (a first for the band) work beautifully behind the shimmering melodies created by Warren Ellis' soaring violin, Mick Turner's ethereal guitar, and Jim White's tidal drumming. The Dirty Three makes that rare brand of music that is raw and pure and expressive and untainted by artifice.1. Alice Wading
2. She Has No Strings
3. Long Way To Go With No Punch
4. No Stranger Than That
5. Sister Let Them Try And Follow
6. She Lifted The Net
7. Rude (And Then Some Slight Return)$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Avery County, I'm Bound To You...The music on "Avery County, I'm Bound To You" was played by a fantastic and diverse group of characters. The rhythm
section is Matt Weiner (Blue4Trio, Hot Club Of Cowtown) on upright and electric bass and Dan Peters (Mudhoney,
Screaming Trees, Nirvana .briefly) on drums.
The horn and woodwind section were made up of Hans Teuber (Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Ani Difranco) and Steve
Moore (Jim White, Earth, sunn0))), Laura Veirs). These two multi-instrumentalists covered a lot of sonic territory with
flute, piccolo, alto flute, clarinet, trombone, Wurlitzer and Hammond Organ.
And we did our best to keep our roots with a few local Folk and Old Time players: Charlie Beck on banjo, Nova Devonie
on accordion, and Jakob Breitbach on fiddle.
The production team was veteran producer Martin Feveyear (Mark Lanegan, Jesse Sykes, Hey Marseilles, Mudhoney,
etc) and Matt Weiner who produced my 2010 release, Together You and I...
- Barton Carroll, July 1, 20131. The Straight Mile
2. It Had To Be a Train
4. The Beech Mountain Waltz
6. What a Picture Is
7. Mama's Making Something On the Loom
8. Every Little Bit Hurts
9. The Saviors of the World
10. Avery County, I'm Bound To You$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Take A RideMotor City legends Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels set unsurpassed standards for balls-out American white-boy R&B. Under the aegis of crack producer Bob Crewe, the Wheels shot to fame, propelled by Ryder's sweat-soaked soulful vocals, the piercing, mile-a-minute guitar sting of Jim McCarty, and the piledriver drum attack of Johnny Bee. Attacking rock and R&B with a startling, head-on frenzy, the group created a rock-n-soul dynasty still without equal.
Sundazed presents the 180 gram vinyl debut of 1966's Take A Ride... galvanizing mono, with the classic original album artwork faithfully reproduced!
These original mono mixes best capture the band's energy and essence. -Jim McCarty, The Detroit Wheels1. Shake A Tail Feather
2. Come See About Me
3. Let Your Lovelight Shine
4. Just A Little Bit
5. I Hope
6. Jenny Take A Ride
7. Please, Please, Please
8. I'll Go Crazy
9. I Got You
10. Sticks And Stones
11. Bring It On Home To Me
12. Baby Jane (Mo-Mo Jane)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
StiffThree years on from their critically acclaimed "barbeque" record Corsicana Lemonade, White Denim are back with more than just a new album to commemorate. Their sixth record, Stiff - out 25 March 2016 via Downtown/Sony Red - is a return to the Austin quartet's frenetic rock band roots, and is both a jubilant thrill ride and joyous celebration of their past ten years. Heading into the studio with an external producer to oversee a whole album for the first time - and even writing a tune with Cass McCombs ('Thank You') - the band teamed up with the legendary Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling, The Staves) to produce their first truly live record, one teeming with a cool '70s undertow, tumultuous riffs and a feverish energy that's resulted in arguably some of their biggest and brawniest songs to date.
With drummer Joshua Block and guitarist Austin Jenkins now pursuing other production ventures, vocalist/guitarist James Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki spent a long time reassessing exactly what White Denim meant to them. "The big thing for Steve and I was trying to define what made us want to keep going," Petralli explains of the album's early days. "What's our partnership about? What's cool about this? We learnt a lot making D and Corsicana Lemonade. We wanted to take some of those lessons and apply it back to our original mission statement. We were trying to get back to some of the things that made us excited about the band in the first place."
Opener 'Had 2 Know (Personal)' is the embodiment of that mission statement. Described by Petralli as "a reassertion of our initial intent to make songs that satisfy our urge to play fast", it sets the tone brilliantly for the bulk of Stiff, right from its idiosyncratic, Red Krayola-sampling beginning to its huge, golden era chorus. While it remains distinctively White Denim, there's a reinvigoration permeating through its riffs via new guitarist Jonathan Horne and a beefed-up rhythm section thanks to the work of new drummer Jeffrey Olson. Every single high octane turn - from the tremendously fun 'Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)' to the outrageously shredding 'Holda You (I'm Psycho)' - sounds like a band re-energised and revitalised, resulting in what Petralli describes as a "high heat, high energy, good times record". Having previously sold out Shepherd's Bush Empire and having toured with Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys, Stiff is full to the brim with songs that sound ready to now lift White Denim to similar heights.
For the most part, Stiff is an album crammed with adrenaline-fuelled sing-alongs that show off the band's staple technical abilities. But it's also one that sees some new shades that they've developed along the way, too. Citing new wave and the razor-sharp pop punk of Buzzcocks as influences this time round, there's an addictive Elvis Costello circa This Year's Model quality to 'Real Deal Momma', a tune that highlights the band's love for hummable synthesisers and curious, affecting oddities. Then there's the cow bell calm and backing vocals laden brilliance of 'I'm The One (Big Big Fun)', that along with 'Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)' (a song Petralli says "wants to be on a collection of doo wop songs written in 2016") shows a softer and more intricate side to the band while fully emphasising Petralli's vocal excellence.
Of the artwork - which was created by collagist Eugenia Loli - was inspired and worked from the band's previous album covers and videos as a visual template. Ultimately, it's a fleeting visit to a place the band have been before, with the covers of Workout Holiday and D being collages too. Stiff was even originally stylised 'Stif', which when spelt backwards spells out the title of their second full-length Fits. Then there's 'Mirrored In Reverse', a nod to the Fits track 'Mirrored And Reverse'. "I mean, we're ten!" Petralli says in disbelief while explaining all of the record's throwbacks. "We did think about naming this record Ten and referencing the Pearl Jam cover!"
Recorded with nothing but equipment that Petralli describes as being "past a certain point in the '70s", he explains that Stiff is an album made "entirely the old way". "It was tracked live to 16-track tape with very little overdubs," he says. "It was very hardcore record making - traditional in every aspect." Recorded with Ethan Johns in Asheville, North Carolina over a twenty-day period, Petralli and the band had an intense but deeply educational time with Johns. "It was really cool. The guy had these stories that were just unbelievable. He started talking about playing with Jimmy Page when he was a kid, and he lived in the studio where The Rolling Stones and The Faces would just hang out. Having Ethan in the room pushing us really made it more of an 'in the moment' and a visual thing. Capturing live performances is what he does really well."
To make things even more celebratory, there was an extra ten day stint spent with go-to White Denim man Jim Vollentine, who Petralli describes as "my guy, man". He continues: "we've made a lot of records together now. When we left the studio in Asheville with Ethan, we thought we gotta work on this record some more, you know? Though it was really just mixing, which we did with respect to Ethan's arrangements and his recording. I feel like I really haven't made anything like this before."
Ultimately, Stiff is the sound of a band finding their feet again and having the time of their lives. It's a record that refuses to buckle under the pressures of life, instead offering up a soundtrack to sing, dance, shout and scream along to. As a White Denim album, it's a joyride through the past ten years of the band's idiosyncratic catalogue while simultaneously pushing things further forward into new territories. "It's similar to our first record [Workout Holiday] in that we found the initial energy and just went with that," Petralli says of the initial studio spark that started it all. "We thought, what's the fundamental thing that made us want to get into a van and quit our terrible jobs and start this whole thing in the first place? And it was loud, fast-playing, rock and roll."1. Had 2 Know (Personal)
2. Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)
3. Holda You (I'm Psycho)
4. There's a Brain in My Head
5. Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)
6. (I'm the One) Big Big Fun
7. Real Deal Momma
8. Mirrored in Reverse
9. Thank You$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trip Trap Attack"Singer Kimmy Drake has the true voice of a girl-group leading lady, something like a
young, white Ronnie Spector raised on punk" ORLANDO WEEKLY
"[The music] may tip its hat to the past-in particular, '60s girl groups but it's hardly
"We love a fun song about going to the beach. Now there is a whole band about it." FOAM
"Take a listen to our latest Band Crush the nostalgic trio with '60s surfer melodies"
"Nearly four minutes of gorgeous surf and garage rock, complete with tambourine
bashing, sentimental keys, jangly guitar, and rich vocals all about lust and longing. It
captures the sincerity of the '60s, while ringing ever so true today." FILTER MAGAZINE
FOR FANS OF: 60's, garage, pop, Cults, Dum Dum Girls, Black Lips, the Shangri-La's
Trip Trap Attack is the debut album from Hollywood, Florida based trio Beach Day. An
embodiment of their surroundings and love of 60's girl groups, Beach Day sounds as you
might expect. Think of a female fronted Beach Boys, throw in some The Shangri-La's,
The Ventures, The Sonics, Phil Spector, The Ronettes, add in contemporaries Cults,
Jacuzzi Boys, Dum Dum Girls and the Black Lips and you have a soundtrack for your
perfect Beach Day.
The album was recorded in South Florida and mixed by Jim Diamond (the White Stripes, Dirtbombs).1. Walking on the Streets
3. Beach Day
6. Trip Trap Attack
7. Little Weird
8. Come Back To Me
9. Wasting All My Time
10. Am I The Only One
11. We've Gotta Go$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hush Or Howl
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Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that splits time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The White Stripes, and Clutch. The band features Kevin McKeown on Guitar/Lead Vocals and Eric Owen on Drums. The two have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and roll music in high school.
While playing a local Austin hotspot, Producer Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) approached the band about recording their 2011 record. They have supported the likes of Weezer, BRMC, Band of Skulls, State Radio, Shonen Knife, and Lucinda Williams. The band recorded their 2nd LP in the early 2012 with producer Michael Rocha in Toronto. This album, Big Beat 59, was released in August 2012, with songs with the album being put into rotation on major taste-making radio stations KEXP, KCRW, KUTX, and KDHX.
The band gained further momentum during SXSW 2013 where The Huffington Post called the band 'the next big thing' and 'the most energetic and musically versatile of all the bands playing the festival'.
Hush or Howl was again recorded with Michael Rocha, this time in Austin, TX.1. Alabama Coldcock
2. Dimestore Heartthrob
3. Baby Ruthless
4. Your Turn to Cry
5. Hipster Shakes
6. Run Rabbit Run
8. Blue Eye Commotion
10. Show Pony
11. Grease My Wheel$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Glitter Glamour AtrocitySonically, it is radically different from anything else coming out of the New York underground at the time, and it set the template for the singular concoction of heavy psychedelic music, krautrock, and a worship of pure sound they have explored in different variations ever since. Throughout the album the band explores themes of greed, misinformation, war, hypocrisy and their outcomes within the world's political and economic systems, presenting these weighty topics with the same air of mystic understanding that underpins their music. Glitter Glamour Atrocity includes the song "Under Skin Or By Name," the longest running staple in the band's live set, which the band performed in the acclaimed film Only Lovers Left Alive at the request of director Jim Jarmusch. It is one of only two performances in the movie, which is enamored with the music making process and record collector culture.1. Air Waves
2. Under Skin or By Name
3. Spirit of Exile
5. Somewhere Along the Way
6. Long Serve Remember
8. Glitter Glamour Atrocity$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-UMG-1422xThe White Buffalo
Shadows, Greys & Evil WaysThe White Buffalo releases his new record 'Shadows, Greys, and Evil Ways' via Unison Music Group. NPR All Songs Considered has called songwriter Jake Smith "an amazing storyteller" and these 14 songs trace the life story of Joey White, a small town outsider who goes to war and returns home only to find more violence as he struggles to readjust to a life away from the front lines and reconcile with the girl he left behind.
"I look at the whole thing as a love story," says Smith. "The beginning is their meeting, and because of his need and want to support her, he goes off to war, which starts his downward spiral."
Recorded at LA's Unison Music Studios and produced by the Grammy-nominated team of Bruce Witkin and Ryan Dorn, 'Shadows, Greys, and Evil Ways' sees the core trio of Jake Smith, bassist Tom Andrews, and drummer Matt Lynott joined by the likes of drumming legend Jim Keltner on "Don't You Want It" and ex-Jayhawk Jessy Greene.
The White Buffalo has had songs included in both 'Sons of Anarchy' and 'Californication,' and his new song "The American Dream" is included on the soundtrack to 'The Lone Ranger,' starring Johnny Depp, next month. Filter has said "influenced by musicians ranging from Bad Religion to Tom Waits, The White Buffalo is ready to break through and stampede into your speakers" and American Songwriter has praised his "deft songwriting chops and a booming whiskey voice."1. Shall We Go On
2. The Getaway
3. When I'm Gone
4. Joey White
5. 30 Days Back
6. The Whistler
7. Set My Body Free
8. Redemption #2
9. This Year
10. Fire Don't Know
11. Joe and Jolene
12. Don't You Want It
14. Pray To You Now$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
21Mesmerizing: Stunning Sophomore Set from British Vocalist Extraordinaire.Two-Time Grammy Winning Soul Singer Branches Out into Roots and Country Sounds on Sparkling LP.
If You Haven't Yet Heard Adele, Prepare to be Transfixed: Incredible Singing, Timbre, Style, Richness, and Emotion. Soulful, stylish, stunning, and absolutely transfixing: 21 is the highly anticipated sophomore release from British singer/songwriter Adele. The album follows up her critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning debut 19. Is there a better up-and-coming female vocalist in music? Doubtfully.
Recorded in Malibu and London, 21 offered Adele the opportunity to work with such luminary producers and songwriters as Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Ryan Tedder, Dan Wilson and Fraser T. Smith, as well as continuing to work with Francis Eg White and Jim Abbiss. The new collection of songs showcases the growth of this incredible artist who, at the very young age of 22, exhibits the poise of a seasoned veteran. Inspired by an introduction into roots and country music, Adele's music takes some new direction while staying true to her signature style.1. Rolling In The Deep
2. Rumour Has It
3. Turning Tables
4. Don't You Remember
5. Set Fire To The Rain
6. He Won't Go
7. Take It All
8. I'll Be Waiting
9. One And Only
11. Someone Like You$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Some Sssongs EPLimited Edition, Housed In A Collectable Die-Cut Jacket
"A fantastically gritty rock duo." - NPR "All Songs Considered"
"High-dudgeon garage from two pissed-off gals trying to hold onto a shred of their humanity in 21st America." - Pop Matters
"One of the year's nastiest rock albums." - Toronto Star
Comprised of drummer Maya Miller and belligerent guitarist/vocalist Becky Black, The Pack A.D. is an epically fierce explosion of punk, psych- and garage rock. The indomitable Vancouver duo have established themselves as an integral part of Canada's soundscape including a 2013 Juno nomination in the category of "Breakthrough Group Of The Year."
Now The Pack A.D. intends to bring all things snarl, piss, vinegar, venom and vitriol to the U.S. with the introductory release Some Sssongs. The Limited Edition 10" Vinyl EP release is housed in a collectable die-cut jacket and features the first single "Battering Ram" (produced by Jim Diamond / The White Stripes, Electric Six etc.) from
their upcoming full length album plus 4 additional songs that have earned The Pack A.D. a rabid following in Canada.1. Battering Ram
3. Haunt You
5. Deer$12.9910 Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
Men Opening Umbrellas AheadWhen The Bonzo Dog Band went their separate ways in 1972 co-frontman Vivian Stanshall was enticed to sign with Warner Bros. Recorded at The Manor, Trident and Apple Studios with ex-Bonzos Neil Innes and 'Bubs' White, and the top Traffic line-up of Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Ric Grech, Gaspar Lawal and Rebop Kwaku Baah, Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead was finally delivered in April of 1974. It's safe to say it was not the album the label expected. At long last, here you have the much anticipated authorized re-issue of Stanshall's best album Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead!1. Afoju Ti Ole Rain
3. Yelp, Below, Rasp Et Cetera
6. How the Zebra Got His Spots
7. Dwarf Succulents
8. Bout of Sobriety
9. Prong & Toots Go Steady
10. Strange Tongues$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
1919 is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele. It was originally released on January 28, 2008, through XL Recordings. Following Adele's graduation from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in May 2006, she began publishing songs and recorded a three-song demo for a class project and gave it to a friend. The friend posted the demo on Myspace, where it became very successful and led to interest from XL Recordings. This led to Adele signing a recording contract with the label and providing vocals for Jack Peñate, during this session for Peñate's song she met producer Jim Abbiss, who would go on to produce the majority of her debut album.
Adele wrote most of the album's material solely but did work with a select few writers and producers including Jim Abbiss, Eg White, and Sacha Skarbek. Their collaborations created a blue-eyed soul album with lyrics describing heartbreak and relationship. Upon release, 19 received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the singer's vocals and noted her as having the potential to become among the most respected and inspiring international artists of her generation. 19 also won and was nominated for numerous accolades including a Mercury Prize, and the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. The second single, Chasing Pavements, also won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.
Four singles were released from the album, with Chasing Pavements and Make You Feel My Love reaching the top ten on the UK Singles Chart and the former becoming Adele's first Billboard Hot 100 entry. 19 debuted at number one on the UK charts during its release and was certified eight times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) with sales of over 2.4 million copies. Peaking at number four on the US Billboard 200 in 2012, the album has also sold over 3 million copies in the United States and an estimated 7 million copies worldwide.1. Daydreamer
2. Best For Last
3. Chasing Pavements
4. Cold Shoulder
5. Crazy For You
6. Melt My Heart To Stone
7. First Love
8. Right As Rain
9. Make You Feel My Love
10. My Same
12. Hometown Glory$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Lovely SightBy the late '60s, radio-delivered psychedelia had saturated even the heartland. A Lovely Sight, Pisces' only attempt at an LP, never made wax; but the fuzz guitar phrases and tambourine shuffle of Dear One instantly illustrate the band's woozy realm. Deeper inside, bass scales borrowed from Sgt. Pepper give way to Who moves wrecked by bad fidelity and harsh intrusions of found audio. Jefferson Airplane's swirled, lysergic Haight Street utopia melds with the urban narcosis of the Velvet Underground's East Village. But Pisces hailed from another ghost town altogether: Rockford, Illinois, where rusted, endless plains bear close resemblance to a bummer acid trip or a junkie's rock bottom. In 1969, the industrial Midwest was hurting for the hard stuff, but what it got was plenty of the White Album, enough to have Jim Krein, Paul DiVenti, and Linda Bruner recording through a glass onion all their own. The unsettling balance of their unissued LP combines homespun psychedelic vision and secondhand studio trickery with naive readings of the rock sound of the day, resulting in a diverse, haunted rock headspace few coastal bands ever flew through, let alone over.
1. Dear One
2. Children Kiss Your Mother Goodnight
3. Motley Mary Ann
4. Say Goodbye To John
6. Genesis II
8. The Music Box
9. Like a Hole In the Wall Where the Rat Lives
10. Are You Changing In Your Time
11. In the Dreams of Paula
12. Elephant Eyes
13. Circle of Time
14. A Flower For All Seasons
15. In the Summer the Grape Grows$25.99Vinyl LP + Limited 45 - Sealed Buy Now
Evil Urges (Awaiting Repress)One of the Most Highly Anticipated Albums of 2008!
My Morning Jacket expands their stylistic boundaries with each newly successive release and true to form Evil Urges, their fifth studio album, may be their most diverse effort yet. Jim James, the bold and fearless frontman for the group, even flaunts his falsetto on a handful of tracks. My Morning Jacket had little reason to try anything new at all considering their previous album, Z, was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2005 and was prematurely being described by many as the group at their creative peak. I feel like Z is the perfect bridge from what we were gradually doing before and Z to Evil Urges is the perfect bridge between everything. On the first listen, there's a lot of variety in a lot of different places, but I think after repeated listens, hopefully the listener would understand the similarities more than the differences, explains James. In a matter of 6 years, My Morning Jacket has evolved from just another alt-country band into something of bigger, more epic proportions. There are parts of our band that are tied to roots, James says, and there are also parts where we want to experiment.
The past several My Morning Jacket albums have each reflected the passion that the band shares for music of all categories while continuing to nurture their signature aesthetic. Stylistically, Evil Urges is the album that My Morning Jacket has been making for almost ten years. Their previous work has emboldened them with the confidence to continue to grow in ways few artists would be capable of achieving. Admirably, Jim James' songwriting manages to remain as organic and cohesive as ever, making their musical leaps forward fluid, logical, entertaining and inspiring.
More than ever before, the band treated the studio itself as a musical instrument for the recording of Evil Urges. Thus co-producers Jim James and Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, White Stripes) truly collaborated on the band's most ambitious and convincingly executed album to date.1. Evil Urges
2. Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 1
3. Highly Suspicious
4. I'm Amazed
5. Thank You Too
6. Sec Walkin'
7. Two Halves
9. Look At You
10. Aluminum Park
12. Smokin' From Shootin'
13. Touch Me I'm Going to Scream Part 2$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes Lyric Sheet
Limited Edition Of 666 Individually Numbered Copies On Transparent Red Vinyl
Refuge Denied (1987) is the first album by the Seattle Thrash Metal band Sanctuary. Dave Mustaine took the honor to produce Refuge Denied, and to good effect. Its sonic recipe boasts some excellent guitar riffing by the band's guitar players Lenny Rutledge and Sean Blosl, accompanied by aggressive but melodic vocals by Warrel Dane and driving bass lines by Jim Sheppard. It even features a cover version of Jefferson's Airplane White Rabbit. Refuge Denied is one of those albums that is both typical to its time period, yet reflects the atypical and chaotic character of its type. Straightforward songs like Battle Angels features their heavy riffs and falsetto vocals by Dane. Their heavy work can be heard on songs like Die for My Sins, with indelible choruses and trashy riffing. The album would prove to be the stepping stone to the equally excellent follow-up Into The Mirror Black. Dane and Sheppard would later form Prog Metal kings Nevermore.
Initially picked up by Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, Sanctuary recorded two albums for Epic and unfortunately disbanded not long after. In 2010 they reformed and to this day they're still performing. The lead vocalist position was held by Warrel Dane until his death in 2017.1. Battle Angels
2. Termination Force
3. Die For My Sins
4. Soldiers Of Steel
6. White Rabbit
7. Ascension To Destiny
8. The Third War
9. Veil Of Disguise$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Promised Land SoundThe self-titled debut by Promised Land Sound (formerly Promised Land) finds the young Nashville band cooking up some serious red dirt/swamp boogie and country-fried choogle à la Jim Ford, Link Wray, and Dennis Linde, with tunes that are singularly propulsive, but reflectively rooted in the finest vernacular Southern songcraft. Co-produced by Jem Cohen, Andrija Tokic, and Merge artist William Tyler, who also guests on guitar, this album follows a live 7 released on Jack White's Third Man Records.1. The Storm
2. Empty Vase
3. Make It Through the Fall
4. Weed and Wine
6. For His Soul
7. Wandering Habits
8. Money Man
9. River No More
10. Fadin' Fast$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sweet 'N Blues (Extra Sugar)6 tracks; white vinyl with single jacket on uncoated recycled stock
G. Love & Special Sauce are a Philadelphia-based trio whose laid-back, sloppy blues sound is quite unique, as it encompasses the sound/production of classic R&B and recent rap artists (the Beastie Boys, in particular). The group is composed of G. Love (born Garrett Dutton) on guitar/vocals/harmonica, Jeff Clemens on drums, and Jim Prescott on upright bass. (All Music Guide)$16.9910 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Uncle Andrei/ Square PegsMichigan cousins, Jim Wigand III and Tamara Finlay are the two voices behind The Thornbills. Both ethereal and existential these two harmonize prose with a unique and saturated aesthetic. The themes addressed in their songwriting deal mainly with issues of perception versus reality and are executed in crystalline folk tunes.
Third Man Records presents two Jack White produced songs in their Blue Series of 7 records. Uncle Andrei is a mysterious ode, reminiscent of a Russian waltz while Square Peg is a driving and charming tune layered with the strum of the guitar and wail of the violin.Side One1. Uncle AndreiSide Two1. Square Peg$6.997 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wayfaring Strangers: Lonesome HeroesThe standard route for popular music, songwriter to publisher to label to artist, survived the '60s only to be overrun by a generation of folkies agog at giants strumming in the rearview. They were inspired by iconoclasts from Charley Patton to Woody Guthrie, artists entirely reliant on one guitar, one voice, and ones own words. But our heroes were not the agrarian luddites of yesterfolk. They cheered when Dylan plugged in and were rapt when Lennon and McCartney modernized songcraft, making the studio process justas important to song creation as setting the chords and words down.
The resultant work wasnt as readily reduced to words on paper as the Broadside pages that preceded them, success relied heavily on the way these songs were captured and transmitted: the sound of the room, the turn of a phrase, the odd way a piano got miced, or the way a guitar fell perfectly out of tune. As long as the end result was somber, dark, and meditative, it didnt matter if it was a conscious choice or a happily unhappy accident.
Each of our lonesome heroes began his journey from a wildly divergent place. Some of the stops may been similar, but each was made in different ways at different times for different reasons. All these travelers somehow found their ultimate destination on this disc. From artists who never played one professional gig to those that never stopped playing professionally, whose only shared experience is a journey set upon with no known end, sharing their thoughts, emotions and dreams with a lonely few along the way.
Wayfaring Stranger: Lonesome Heroes is the male singer/songwriter companion to Numero 008, Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies From The Canyon and Numero 018, Wayfaring Strangers: Guitar Soli.
Features 17 rare tracks by folk unknowns Jim Schoenfeld, Jim Ransom, Richard Smyrnios, Tucker Zimmermann, Kieran White, Les Moore, Rob Carr, Jack Hardy, George Cromarty, Jay Bolotin, Tony Trosley, Roger Lewis, Tim Ward, David Kaufmann, John Villemonte, Bob Brown and Robb Kunkel.
This deluxe 2LP gatefold set also includes 40 page booklet with extensive photo gallery, essay, artist bios and complete lyric sheet.$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Upside Down MountainThough only 34, Conor Oberst has been a recording artist for more than two decades, starting with raw, acoustic guitar-based bedroom tracks he cut as a young teenager and initially released on cassette. After his early Omaha-based band Commander Venus broke up, Oberst recast himself as Bright Eyes, an umbrella name for Oberst, producer-keyboardist Mike Mogis and multi-instrumentalist/arranger Nathaniel Wolcott, and a shifting group of collaborators. By the time he released Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground on Saddle Creek, the label he helped found with friends in Omaha, Oberst was a word-of-mouth success, with an avid young audience that helped to sell out his tours. The critics soon followed. Rolling Stone called him "a true American original: the ghost of Walt Whitman setting up shop in the wraith-white, rail-thin frame of an acoustic-strumming Nebraska Cure fan." The 2005 simultaneous release of two markedly different Bright Eyes albums-the more singer-songwriter-oriented I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and the darker, computerized Digital Ash in a Digital Urn-displayed the breadth of his talent. Time Magazine listed I'm Wide Awake among its top 10 albums of the year. Since then, Bright Eyes has continued to evolve, its lineup morphing with each successive tour. While supporting his 2007 Cassadaga album, Oberst took over New York City's Town Hall for a week of sold-out shows, with his large, string-augmented ensemble outfitted spectacularly in white suits. He's also recorded and toured with Mogis, Jim James, and M. Ward as Monsters of Folk as well as with his own Mystic Valley Band. For the first leg of his summer 2014 tour, he's bringing along Wilson's other pals, the Southern Californian quartet Dawes as his support act and backing band.
"I feel lucky that I have been able to do this for as longs as I have," declares Oberst. "I've seen so many talented friends come and go, for a lot of different reasons. Sometimes they stop making music because they can't pay the bills or they lose the passion for it. At this point it is my life. I don't know another way to live. There is something fundamental in myself; I have to be this way. It completes what I am."
Upside Down Mountain features many other friends of Oberst's, including producer Jonathan Wilson, engineer Andy LeMaster, bassist Macey Taylor, multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills, and the Swedish sibling folk-rock vocal duo First Aid Kit. What started as exploratory demos with producer-musician Jonathan Wilson at his Fivestar Studios in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, in a home Wilson rents from Oberst, became the first de facto album sessions. Returning to his native Omaha, Nebraska, Oberst kept rolling with the help of frequent collaborator, engineer, and friend Andy LeMaster at his own ARC Studios. Even more tracking followed in Omaha last November and December. Then Oberst and Wilson moved south to Blackbird Studio in Nashville.
"This is a return to an earlier way I wrote," Oberst says of the songs on Upside Down Mountain. "It's more intimate or personal, if you will. Even if all my songs come from the same place, you make different aesthetic decisions along the way. For me, language is a huge part of why I make music. I'm not the greatest guitar player or piano player-I'm not the greatest singer, either-but I feel if I can come up with melodies I like that are fused with poetry I'm proud of, then that's what I bring to the table. That's why I'm able to do this."1. Time Forgot
2. Zigzagging Toward the Light
3. Hundreds of Ways
4. Artifact #1
5. Lonely at the Top
6. Enola Gay
7. Double Life
9. Night at Lake Unknown
10. You Are Your Mother's Child
11. Governor's Ball
12. Desert Island Questionnaire
13. Common Knowledge$32.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now