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  • b'lieve i'm goin down... b'lieve i'm goin down... Quick View

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    b'lieve i'm goin down...

    Kurt Vile does his own myth making; a boy/man with an old soul voice in the age of digital everything becoming something else, which is why this focused, brilliantly clear and seemingly candid record is a breath of fresh air. Recorded and mixed in a number of locations, including Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, b'lieve I'm goin' down... is a handshake across the country, east to west coast, thru the dustbowl history ("valley of ashes") of woody honest strait forward talk guthrie , and a cali canyon dead still nite floating in a nearly waterless landscape. The record is all air, weightless, bodyless, but grounded in convincing authenticity, in the best version of singer songwriter upcycling. In Kurt's words, "I wanted to get back into the habit of writing a sad song on my couch, with nobody waiting on me. I really wanted it to sound like it's on my couch -- not in a lo-fi way, just more unguarded and vulnerable." It's a weird, accepting, mature record, acknowledging the inherent immaturity of being a person whether father, husband , partner, adult, musician, not perfect, but compelling for its understanding that's life though so sad to say - Kim Gordon
    1. Pretty Pimpin
    2. I M An Outlaw
    3. Dust Bunnies
    4. That S Life Tho (Almost Hate To Say)
    5. Wheelhouse
    6. Life Like This
    7. All In A Daze Work
    8. Lost My Head There
    9. Stand Inside
    10. Bad Omens
    11. Kidding Around
    12. Wild Imagination
    Kurt Vile
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  • Lotta Sea Lice Lotta Sea Lice Quick View

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    Lotta Sea Lice

    KURT VILE: We ran into each other on the road
    in various continents and talked about the
    recordings. I guess it wasn't till I had another
    tour booked for the following summer in
    Australia that we thought we should record as
    much as we can, no major goal to make it a full
    length but it came together that way because
    the vibe was so strong. I love working with
    Courtney, the collaboration was laid back with
    less pressure.


    COURTNEY BARNETT: Now we finished the
    album, we dreamt up an amazing band which
    we've called THE SEA LICE (inspired by a Stella
    Mozgawa beach-side-story) and me n Kurt will
    be standing there out front with our guitars
    singing songs together. Songs from this album
    we did, a handful of our own songs from
    previous albums, maybe some old folk songs n
    what not. Harmonies and guitarmonies galore.
    Very collaborative.


    Lotta Sea Lice is the result of 8 days in the
    studio spread over almost 15 months when
    Courtney and Kurt's respective touring
    schedules allowed for them to be in the same
    place at the same time.

    1. Over Everything
    2. Let It Go
    3. Fear Is Like A Forest
    4. Outta The Woodwork
    5. Continental Breakfast
    6. On Script
    7. Blue Cheese
    8. Peepin Tomboy
    9. Untogether
    Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
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  • Smoke Ring For My Halo Smoke Ring For My Halo Quick View

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    Smoke Ring For My Halo

    Philadelphia singer/songwriter Kurt Vile returns with his second proper album (2008s Childish Prodigy was a compendium of sorts). Smoke Ring For My Halo is a gorgeously layered record. Ranging from the tender breezy folk in Jesus Fever to the tuff urban guitar riff of Puppet To The Man, Viles distinctive Philly-accented vocal ties together a sweeping and evocative project, a true American psychedelic folk album.


    This is no pastoral listening experience however, when Vile sings, society is my friend: he makes me lie down in a cool bloodbath, he sounds both exhausted and distanced from the ringing harmonics of his guitar and Mike Zanghis pounding drums. Even the gentler songs, such as On Tour and Babys Arms have a distinctly dark lyrical tone. The closest that Vile gets to some kind of acceptance is in the central track, the rueful In My Time, where he sings, I know when we get older, Im dying, but I got everything I need here now, and thats fine, now...thats fine.


    Recorded at the Magic Shop by John Agnello, Smoke Ring For My Halo is a massive step forward for one of the countrys most beloved rock songwriters.

    1. Baby's Arms
    2. Jesus Fever
    3. Puppet To The Man
    4. On Tour
    5. Society Is My Friend
    6. Runner Ups
    7. In My Time
    8. Peeping Tomboy
    9. Smoke Ring For My Halo
    10. Ghost Town

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  • God Is Saying This To You... God Is Saying This To You... Quick View

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    God Is Saying This To You...

    More than a mere odds-n-ends collection, Kurt Vile's latest LP is a compilation of tracks from Overnite KV, a tour-only CDR, along with a handful of extra tracks recorded specifically for this release. Here we find Kurt solo, four-trackin' as usual, and blowing minds with his mix of bluegrass guitar, blazed singer-songwriterisms, and the knowledge of how to balance these contexts out with laidback precision. Psychedelic to its core, these twelve tracks speak to the will of the casual perfectionist, honing his craft with effortless aplomb.
    1 Untitled
    2 My Sympathy
    3 Red Apples
    4 Beach On the Moon (Recycled Lyrics)
    5 Can't Come
    6 Overnite KV
    7 Untitled
    8 My Best Friends (Don't Even Pass This)
    9 White Riffs
    10 Song For John In D
    11 Doctor Orgatron
    12 Frip Job
    Kurt Vile
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  • You're Gonna Miss It All You're Gonna Miss It All Quick View

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    You're Gonna Miss It All

    Philadelphia's Modern Baseball are a uniquely contemporary band. Their
    quirky, tuneful songs convey how it feels to be young and hopeless in modern
    America-a cracked cellphone clutched in one's hand, subconsciously refreshing
    social media, hoping to get noticed by that girl at the party and ignored by
    the ghosts from high school past. Calling on Say Anything's bravado, the Front
    Bottoms' tongue-in-cheek quirk and the Weakerthans' literary misery, Modern
    Baseball have made a record with remarkable depth and relate-ability.


    - Mixed by Jonathan Low (The National, Kurt Vile, Local Natives)

    - Mastered by Will Yip (Circa Survive,Title Fight, Man Overboard)

    1. Fine, Great
    2. Broken Cash Machine
    3. Rock Bottom
    4. Apartment
    5. The Old Gospel Choir
    6. Notes
    7. Charlie Black
    8. Timmy Bowers
    9. Going To Bed Now
    10. Your Graduation
    11. Two Good Things
    12. Pothole
    Modern Baseball
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  • Wakin On A Pretty Daze Wakin On A Pretty Daze Quick View

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    Wakin On A Pretty Daze

    Kurt Vile is slowly, quietly becoming one of the great American guitarists and songwriters, of our time. This 69-minute double album is comprised of sweeping, expansive songs that are both very intimate and conversational. Wakin On A Pretty Daze is a timeless record that would have sounded great 30 years ago, sounds great today, and will still sound great in another 30 years' from now.


    Beautifully produced by John Agnello, the record is filled with hazy, swooning guitar lines and dreamy, beatific, and occasionally sardonic vocals. It is summed up by the staggeringly gorgeous 9-minute opener, Wakin On A Pretty Day. The song is also the first video, directed by Jonathan Demme in the spirit of his landmark Springsteen video "Streets Of Philadelphia."


    The record has other connections to Kurt's home town. Steve Powers, the renowned Philly street artist, painted the cover mural on an abandoned building near the Northern Liberties. The album is being announced via a mini-doc of Powers creating the mural with Kurt's commentary, and the two of them talking about Philadelphian music and visual arts. The mural will be re-created in London, Los Angeles and New York.

    1. Wakin On A Pretty Day
    2. KV Crimes
    3. Was All Talk
    4. Girl Called Alex
    5. Never Run Away
    6. Pure Pain
    7. Too Hard
    8. Shame Chamber
    9. Snowflakes Are Dancing
    10. Air Bud
    11. Goldtone
    Kurt Vile
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  • Elwan Elwan Quick View

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    Elwan

    For the last five years, Tinariwen have been busy criss-crossing the globe bringing their
    triumpant tours to all five continents and expanding their audience. During this time their
    beloved homeland in the Adrar des Ifoghas, a Saharan mountain range that straddles the
    border between north-eastern Mali and southern Algeria has, in effect, been transformed
    into a conflict zone, a place where nobody can venture without putting themselves in danger.
    These conflicts have forced the band into exile to record their 8th album, Elwan.


    Elwan means 'the elephants ' - an animal metaphor to describe those 'beasts', whether
    militias or multinational consortiums, who have trampled everything in their path: in the
    desert, where both the human and ecological equilibriums are extremely fragile.
    Tinariwen chose to record this album is several locations around the world, including for 4
    days at the desert hideaway of Rancho De La Luna studio in Joshua Tree, CA, the studio
    known as a favored refuge for many an eclectic artist from Queens of the Stone Age to
    Daniel Lanios to Arctic Monkeys to Iggy Pop and more. For Tinariwen, the geographical
    location of the studio proved to be particularly propitious in terms of creativity. And the
    human climate was just as favorable.


    A few friends dropped in during the sessions to add some magic to a few tracks including,
    Kurt Vile (electric guitar), Mark Lanegan ( Vocals on 'Nànnuflày'), Matt Sweeney (electric
    guitar) and producer/guitarist, Alain Johannes (Cigarbox guitar). Sessions were also
    recorded in Morocco, where the band were accompanied by local musicians, in a land
    where they are considered musical legends.


    Lovers of those sensual yet abrasive riffs that are Tinariwen's signature won't be disappointed.
    But neither will those who love their funky, danceable side, which comes through
    loud and clear. All that potential has been wonderfully honed by the album's mixing engineer
    Andrew Schepps, known well for his work with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Johnny
    Cash, and Jay Z.

    1. Tiwàyyen
    2. Sastanàqqàm
    3. Nizzagh Ijbal
    4. Hayati
    5. Ittus
    6. TÉnÉrÉ Tàqqàl
    7. Imidiwàn n-àkall-in
    8. Talyat
    9. Assàwt
    10. Arhegh ad annàgh
    11. Nànnuflày
    12. Intro Flute Fog Edaghan
    13. Fog Edaghàn
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    Way Out Weather

    Hearing Steve, I was completely blown away, beyond; it made me want to be a part of it myself. - Kurt Vile


    RA heady and elliptical travelogue, Way Out Weather demonstrates a radical widescreen evolution for Steve Gunn, featuring a larger band and lighting out for lusher, more expansive and impressionistic territories than Time Off (2013). This is the virtuosic guitarist and songwriter's career-defining statement to date, a self-assured masterpiece.

    1. Way Out Weather
    2. Wildwood

    3. Milly's Garden
    4. Shadow Bros
    5. Fiction
    6. Drifter
    7. Atmosphere
    8. Tommy's Congo
    Steve Gunn
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  • Until The Hunter Until The Hunter Quick View

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    Until The Hunter

    Third studio album from Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions. The band includes Colm O Ciosoig of My Bloody Valentine. Hope is also the vocalist for Mazzy Star, best known for 'Fade Into You'. The album's lead single is Let Me Get There featuring Kurt Vile.


    The gatefold double LP is standard weight on black wax.

    LP 1
    1. Into the Trees
    2. The Peasant
    3. A Wonderful Seed
    4. Let Me Get There
    5. Day Disguise


    LP 2
    1. Treasure
    2. Salt of the Sea
    3. The Hiking Song
    4. Isn't It True
    5. I Took A Slip
    6. Liquid Lady

    Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions
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  • Nansemond Nansemond Quick View

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    Nansemond

    Nathan Bowles is like my spirit animal. - Kurt Vile


    A cinematic suite of contemplative, elastic set pieces that conjures the titular Virginian river/tribe/extinct county, the second solo album by Nathan Bowles (Black Twig Pickers, Pelt, Steve Gunn, Hiss Golden Messenger) deploys banjo, percussion, piano, and voice to explore the rugged country between the poles of Appalachian old-time traditions and ecstatic, minimalist drone. Featuring Tom Carter.

    1. Sleepy Lake Bike Club
    2. The Smoke Swallower
    3. Jonah/Poor Liza Jane
    4. Chuckatuck
    5. J.H. for M.P.
    6. Golden Floaters/Hog Jank
    7. Sleepy Lake Tire Swing
    Nathan Bowles
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  • Several Shades Of Why Several Shades Of Why Quick View

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    Several Shades Of Why

    In the quarter century since he founded Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has created some of the era's signature songs, albums and styles. The laconically-based roar of his guitar, drums and vocals have driven a long string of bands such as Deep Wound, Dinosaur Jr., Gobblehoof, Velvet Monkeys, the Fog, Witch, Sweet Apple and he has also guested on innumerable sessions. But Several Shades of Why, recorded at Amherst, Massachusetts' Bisquiteen Studios, is J's first solo studio record, and it is an album of incredible beauty, performed with a delicacy not always associated with his work.


    Nearly all acoustic, Several Shades of Why was created with the help of a few friends. Notable amongst them are Kurt Vile, Sophie Trudeau (A Silver Mount Zion), Kurt Fedora (long-time collusionist), Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses), Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Matt Valentine (The Golden Road), and Suzanne Thorpe (Wounded Knees).


    Together in small mutable groupings, they conjure up classic sounds ranging from English-tinged folk to drifty, West Coast-style singer/songwriters. But every track, every note even, bears that distinct Mascis watermark, both in the shape of the tunes and the glorious rasp of the vocals. Ten brilliant tunes that quietly grow and expand until they fill your brain with the purest pleasure.

    1. Listen To Me
    2. Several Shades Of Why
    3. Not Enough
    4. Very Nervous and Love
    5. Is It Done
    6. Make It Right
    7. Where Are You
    8. Too Deep
    9. Can I
    10. What Happened
    J Mascis
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  • Painted Shut Painted Shut Quick View

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    Painted Shut

    Hop Along has had multiple lives. First conceptualized as a freak-folk solo act by Frances Quinlan, it
    progressed towards a fuller sound with the addition of Mark Quinlan on drums, Tyler Long on bass and
    Joe Reinhart (Algernon Cadwallader, Dogs on Acid) on guitar. Emerging as one of music's most unique
    songwriters, the captivating vignettes Frances has weaved tell vivid stories of desperation and weary
    awakening. Her powerful voice is a spellbinding entity all it's own, celebratory and raw, and one that
    can't be shaken away.


    Their new album, Painted Shut, is their 2nd full-length (preceded
    by Get Disowned in 2012). However, this release marks their first time creating as a full-formed entity,
    arranging everything as a group. It was co-produced, recorded and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile,
    Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth, etc.) in the great cities of Philadelphia and Brooklyn, and incidentally finished
    in the shortest span of time the band has ever made anything.


    Like their debut, Painted Shut is a series of accounts, a procession of fleeting and repeating characters.
    However, it diverges from its predecessor in its close-up, controlled approach (most of the album
    features the band recording live), and more focused portraiture. Whereas Get Disowned calls forth a
    dreamy collage of protagonists in a tone that's often anthemic and surreal, Painted Shut is a grounded,
    less merciful image of many struggling adults (and children) in a severe landscape.

    1. The Knock
    2. Buddy in the Parade
    3. Horseshoe Crabs
    4. Waitress
    5. Happy to See Me
    6. Texas Funeral
    7. Powerful Man
    8. I Saw My Twin
    9. Well-dressed
    10. Sister Cities
    Hop Along
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  • Swimming In Strange Waters Swimming In Strange Waters Quick View

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    Swimming In Strange Waters

    This is The Wooden Sky's second release for Nevado Music and the first one that will come out in tandem with their home country of Canada. Follow up to 2015's Let's Be Ready. The band worked with John Agnello (Phosphorescent, Kurt Vile) on this album. Standard weight, black vinyl in standard jacket with poster.
    1. Swimming In Strange Waters
    2. Life Is Pain, Pain Is Beauty
    3. You're Not Alone
    4. Deadhorse Creek
    5. Born To Die
    6. Black Gold
    7. Riding On The Wind
    8. Shame
    9. Matter Of Time
    10. Glory Hallelujah
    Wooden Sky
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    Dressed For The Occasion

    Luke Elliot is truly a unique soul and a tremendous storyteller. Stylistically, he might remind you of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Johnny Cash and Nick Cave. His debut full-length album, Dressed for the Occasion, was produced by Indie icon John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile) and is set for worldwide release via Jullian Records.
    1. Get 'Em While They're Hot
    2. Trouble
    3. Blue And Green
    4. Dressed For The Occasion
    5. This Gun Of Mine
    6. Let It Rain On Me
    7. The Great Rondout Train Robbery
    8. Reason To Believe
    9. Handsome Man
    10. People Like You
    11. A Prayer For Saint Rita
    Luke Elliot
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    And Then Like Lions

    Blind Pilot turns loss into inspiration on its new album 'And Then Like Lions' (ATO Records). Written and composed by Israel Nebeker over the course of three years, the record is a transcendent, cathartic response to the loss of his father and end of a 13-year relationship. Blind Pilot teamed up with producer Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case, My Morning Jacket) and the album was mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Kurt Vile).
    1. Umpqua Rushing
    2. Joik #3
    3. Moon At Dawn
    4. Packed Powder
    5. Don't Doubt
    6. Seeing is Believing
    7. Which Side I'm Onv
    8. It Was Enough
    9. What Is Yet
    10. Like Lions
    Blind Pilot
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  • Sorry Is Gone Sorry Is Gone Quick View

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    Sorry Is Gone

    Pressed On Clear Vinyl


    Jessica Lea Mayfield might make some people uncomfortable with the level of honesty she projects on her
    forthcoming LP, Sorry Is Gone, but she's not going to apologize - for that, or for anything else on her complex,
    confessional fourth album, recorded with producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., Phosphorescent), and
    featuring guest appearances from Seth Avett and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth).

    1. Wish You Could See Me Now
    2. Sorry Is Gone
    3. Meadow

    4. Maybe Whatever
    5. Soaked Through

    6. Safe 2 Connect 2

    7. Bum Me Out

    8. WTF

    9. Offa My Hands
    10. World Won't Stop

    11. Too Much Terrible
    Jessica Lea Mayfield
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    Northern Passages

    Recorded in the basement of Dallas and Travis' parents' home north of Toronto over the winter of 2015, the familiar surroundings and lack of distractions resulted in a consistent feel, despite the eclecticism at the heart of The Sadies' sound. The psych-folk flourishes on tracks such as "Riverview Fog" are no mere homage; this is the sound of our inscrutable world, and how we manage to survive in it. Kurt Vile appears on "Easy (Like Walking)."


    The Sadies are a band that fans cling to like a closely guarded secret, with each new release fulfilling the promise to reach further, for all of our sakes, not just their own. With Northern Passages, the time has come to make room for more on this wild acid-folk-country-punk trip, and trust me, we'll be better off because of it.

    1. Riverview Fog
    2. Another Season Again
    3. There Are No Words
    4. It's Easy (Like Walking) (feat. Kurt Vile)
    5. The Elements Song
    6. Through Strange Eyes
    7. God Bless the Infidels
    8. The Good Years
    9. As Above, So Below
    10. Questions I've Never Asked
    11. The Noise Museum
    The Sadies
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  • Dub Egg Dub Egg Quick View

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    Dub Egg

    Following up on last year's acclaimed limited-edition LP for Mexican Summer, the Austin-based quartet The Young (guitarist/vocalist Hans Zimmerman, bassist Jason Costanszo, guitarist Kyle Edwards and drummer Ryan Maloney) make their proper debut with a crafted, explosive record best summed up as "classic Matador meets classic rock."


    After a year sharing the stage with Sic Alps, Kurt Vile, Pierced Arrows, Endless Boogie and other masters of modern rock guitar, their meticulous interplay has become both uncanny and unstoppable. Dub Egg is a shimmering, incandescent approach to classic forms that nobody could have imagined from these guys a couple years ago. The album carries echos of Crazy Horse, Television, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Dream Syndicate as well as the aforementioned.


    Recorded in a woodland cabin, all-analog and self-produced, this exceptionally beautiful sounding rock album, to be released on Matador Records, is the sort of expansive, guitar masterclass (never at the expense of terrific songs, mind you) they've only hinted at previously.

    1. Livin' Free
    2. Don't Hustle For Love
    3. Dance With The Ramblers
    4. Poisoned Hell
    5. Only Way Out
    6. Plunging Rollers
    7. White Cloud
    8. NUMB
    9. The Mirage
    10. Talking To Rose
    The Young
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    Demolished Thoughts

    Demolished Thoughts, released via Matador, is the 4th solo album from Sonic Youths Thurston Moore and his first to be produced by Beck Hansen. Recorded in Los Angeles and Northampton, MA this past autumn and winter, with a title culled from The Faiths Its Time, Demolished Thoughts is an equally beautiful and brooding work.


    While there are more than a few tonal similarities to some of your favorite Moore compositions from years past, the execution this time around is nothing short of staggering. Demolished Thoughts burnishes Thurstons rep as a classic songwriter in ways never anticipated.


    In addition to Moores guitars and vocals, other players include violinist Samara Lubelski (Metal Mountains, Hall Of Fame, Tower Recordings, Metabolismus), harpist Mary Lattimore (Kurt Viles latest), bassist Bram Inscore, drummer Joey Waronker and Beck.

    1. Benediction

    2. Illuminine
    3. Circulation
    4. Blood Never Lies
    5. Orchard Street
    6. In Silver Rain With A Paper Key
    7. Mina Loy
    8. Space
    9. January
    Thurston Moore
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    Rented World

    Philadelphia-based band The Menzingers will release their new album Rented World via Epitaph Records. Rented World is the fourth studio release for the band and the follow-up to their critically-applauded album On The Impossible Past (2012).


    In Remission is the first track from the new album, and one where the band observes, Maybe the future's just a little bit weird; a statement that sets the tone of Rented World.


    The Rust Belt punks are in a crucial period of growth. Now in their mid-20s, members Greg Barnett (guitar/vocals), Tom May (guitar/vocals), Eric Keen (bass), and Joe Godino (drums), seek a greater wisdom in life, even if they are old enough to know better. A theme that strongly permeates throughout the album.


    Things start to feel a little more serious, said May. When we were younger we wrote fiery songs because at that age it's your world view. Now I look at the world and think 'well, maybe I'm not right all the time.'


    Another change for the former Scranton, Pennsylvania housemates is their studio location. They entered Miner Street Studio for the first time in Fishtown, Philly in the fall of 2013. Jonathan Low, whose rich Americana influences can be heard on his work with The National, Sharon Van Etten, and Kurt Vile was enlisted to engineer the album. When writing the new material, the band recognized their shifts in their craft, shifts they knew would best be handled by Low. "We wanted to go to somebody who wasn't used to recording punk records, though it wasn't in a pretentious way, like we wanted to become an indie rock band, stated May.


    The end result is an album that fearlessly collides the snarl of emo with grungy, 90s grit and exploring the celestial expanse of post-rock. It's slightly new territory for a band coping with their mid-20s. And lyrically touches on matters that any red blooded human of that age can relate to.

    1. I Don't Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore
    2. Bad Things
    3. Rodent
    4. Where Your Heartache Exists
    5. My Friend Kyle
    6. Transient Love
    7. The Talk
    8. Nothing Feels Good Anymore
    9. Hearts Unknown
    10. In Remission
    11. Sentimental Physics
    12. When You Died
    The Menzingers
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  • Alvvays Alvvays Quick View

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    Alvvays


    180-Gram Electric Blue Vinyl


    "'Adult Diversion' is a whimsical dream jam and brings "feel-good" to
    a staggering high." - Consequence of Sound


    "...a complete collision of everything we already love: singalong
    lyrics, a guitar-driven backbone, and a sun-drenched vibe..."
    -Nylon


    "Alvvays make wistful, jangly, Brit-tinged indiepop."
    -Brooklyn Vegan


    "...somewhere between the sun-drenched shores of California and
    the preppy Scottish countryside."
    -Pitchfork


    Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a
    love of jingle-jangle. Molly Rankin and Kerri MacLellan grew up
    as next-door neighbours in Cape Breton, lifting fiddles and folk-songs. Heartbreaks of different shades soon entered their lives, as
    did the music of Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastian. Similar
    noisy melancholy drifted over to Prince Edward Island, finding
    Alec O'Hanley, Brian Murphy and Philip MacIsaac.


    Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since
    since dusk or maybe dawn, when stars were appearing or fading
    off. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed
    and twilit -- nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death
    in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass.


    With needlepoint melody and verse, Rankin and O'Hanley's songs
    were recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed
    by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth,
    Dinosaur Jr., kurt Vile). The resultant album is loud and clear and
    sure. Flood your ears.

    1. Adult Diversion
    2. Archie, Marry Me
    3. Ones Who Love You
    4. Next of Kin
    5. Party Police
    6. The Agency Group
    7. Dives
    8. Atop a Cake
    9. Red Planet
    Alvvays
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    Sky Sounds

    Magic Castles are a five-piece psychedelic rock band from Minneapolis MN. Their sound has been described as minimalistic, dream pop & neo-psychedelic rock. Drawing from a myriad of influences, combining the hazy, floaty atmospherics of bands like Spacemen 3 and Galaxie 500, with the organ-drenched psych of the mid/late 60's- particularly American west coast folk-rock, Magic Castles continue to create an altogether unique sound. Since their 2012 release on Anton Newcombe s imprint they have toured consistently, building a solid reputation for wall-of-sound live shows, stretching out their songs to new dimensions. The Magic Castles were the supporting act for BJM's east coast tour in 2012. Thrasher Magazine recently used their song Big Sur in a skate video alongside Kurt Vile. On April 20th 2014, BJM released a beautiful 12 split single with The Magic Castles for Record Store Day. Sky Sounds was recorded at The Old Blackberry Way Studio in Minneapolis, MN by Neil Weir. Produced by Neil Weir & Jason Edmonds, Sky Sounds sees the band reaching new heights. The album is dense with lush arrangements, jangling backward guitar sweeps, ever deepening melodic layers, symphonic Farfisa tones, and bright vocal harmonies. A host of guest musicians were included on select tracks, adding cello, viola, flute & trombone.
    1. Trembling Hands
    2. Sky Sounds
    3. Dragonfly
    4. Silent
    5. Rebecca's World
    6. White Stone
    7. Mole People
    8. Wander
    Magic Castles
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    Over There That Way

    Heliotropes combine sludgy metal guitar tones, introspective shoegaze
    interludes, psychedelic drone, and atmospheric harmonies to create a sound
    that's as equally hard to pin down as it is alluring, earning them the title of
    Village Voice's Best Garage Band Of 2014.


    Heliotropes is comprised of founding member/songwriter/vocalist Jessica
    Numsuwankijkul, along with a rotating cast of collaborators, including
    drummer Cici Harrison, bassist Richard Thomas, and guitarist Ricci Swift,
    who are all featured on the band's upcoming album.


    The band's first recorded offering came with 2012's Ribbons 7", followed the
    next year by their debut LP entitled A Constant Sea, which was named by
    Mother Jones as one of the 10 Best Albums Of 2013. Since then, the band
    has performed on the road with Esben And The Witch and toured nationally
    with stops at South By Southwest, Firefly and Culture Collide, sharing the
    stage with a far-reaching variety of bands including Thurston Moore, The
    Geto Boys, Matt and Kim, Kurt Vile, Parquet Courts, The Black Angels and
    The Raveonettes.

    1. Normandy
    2. Wherever Live
    3. War Isn't Over
    4. Easy
    5. Over There That Way
    6. Dardanelles Part I
    7. Dardanelles Part II
    8. My Only Friend
    9. I Can't Remember
    10. Goodnight Soldier
    Heliotropes
    $18.99
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    Heaven Is Earth

    Self Defense Family are one of the most prolific Punk bands out there today. Through countless releases and as many musical contributors (they have had more than ten active members at any given time), the collective has grown in both sound and vision.


    "Heaven Is Earth" was recorded at four classic indie/punk studios by a diverse group of engineers: Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios (Mind Eraser, etc), Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, etc), Mark Millar at Sone Lab (Dinosaur Jr, etc), and Jon Low at Miner Street Recordings (Kurt Vile, etc). Each engineer leaving their own distinct audio fingerprint on the collection of songs.


    Opener "In My Defense Self Me Defend" percussively wanders as warped guitars weave a pillow for Patrick Kindlon's introspective prose."Talia" introduces both piano and harmonica to the formula, all of it swirling and dancing around a throbbing bass line. "Ditko" exists in a similar sonic place as well, but utilizes textural guitars and subtle effects to set the pensive mood. It's not all sad clown music though. "Prison Ring" picks things up in the middle of the album with a Mekons like urgency. While "Everybody Wants a Prize for Feeling" welcomes a whimsical stomp akin to The Fall. These reluctantly upbeat songs lead to the title track "Heaven Is Earth". A song that descends with a delicate airiness while dealing out some of the heaviest moments of lyrical personal reflection. "Basic Skills" fills a similar space as well. A beautiful construct of a song, rich in melancholia but built on some of the most memorable melody ever from the band. Never leaving quietly, Self Defense Family then offer the closer "Dave Sim". Kicking the door open for one last high volume, pessimistic hurrah.

    1. In My Defense Self Me Defend
    2. Talia
    3. Prison Ring
    4. Ditko
    5. Everybody Wants A Prize For Feeling
    6. Heaven Is Earth
    7. Basic Skills
    8. Dave Sim
    Self Defense Family
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