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Beethoven: Violin Sonata Op. 96 & Op. 25200-Gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio
Stereophile's Recording of the Month For February 1984
Imagine, if you can, a private recital in your own home by two consummate artists who play these works for their own delight as much as for yours. Imagine sound so completely and disarmingly natural that after 30 seconds you're unaware it's reproduced. That's what this record is all about. - Stereophile, February 1984
David Abel, violin, Julie Steinberg, piano. This composition occupies a special place among Beethoven's creations because it shows a unique quality: there is an Olympian elegance, a profound gentleness that pervades the entire work. Nowhere does Beethoven the earth shaker appear. Even the scherzo movement does not disturb this sustained thoughtfulness.
Violin and piano begin trading short thematic statements in quick exchange from the first notes of the first movement. Parallel arpeggios create a growing intensity. The middle section of the movement is characterized by abrupt modulations and an increased pace of exchanges. A striking procedure is the use of a seemingly interminable trill, nearly heartstopping in its intensity.
The second movement, Adagio expressivo, one of Beethoven's floating Adagios, is based on the compulsion of a slow intense bass movement. The serenity of this movement is not disturbed by elaborate decoration from both instruments. And this stillness is further emphasized by a fourteen measure repeating pedal point (nearly one fifth of the movement) which closes it. The Scherzo sustains the serious character of the entire work. The last movement begins not only with a quick alternation of themes between the violin and piano, but a soft and loud alternation, as well, which adds to the feeling of growing intensity. An interrupted rondo is the plan, but the interruptions are of a major kind: another sensuous adagio and a daring fugato lead to a presto outburst concluding the movement.
David Wilson had already recorded piano by the time he began working with world-class musicians Steinberg and Abel in the Mills College Concert Hall in Oakland, California, though it was the first time he recorded a violin. Experimenting with different microphone positions in an attempt to capture what he calls the delicious geometry of sound emanating from Abel's Guarneri and Steinberg's Hamburg Steinway D, he ended up hanging his Schoeps CMC-36 microphones from a ladder high above the instruments. Of the results, he says, I'd put the recording up against any chamber music recording. It has to be my favorite.
Reached at their home in Oakland, Steinberg and Abel, whose trio with percussionist William Winant has commissioned music from the likes of John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Paul Dresher, Somei Satoh, and Gordon Mumma (for starters), reminisced about their time with Wilson.
The session was free of the time pressure and tension that can really get in the way of the final outcome, says Abel. If we wanted to stop for a bite, or go outside to rest for a while, that was not a problem... Dave kept open to what was happening in the moment, as in a concert. He understood about not making a 'perfect' recording, and instead left the small imperfections... that make the final result sound human and real. One could not ask for better.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Violin Sonata No.10 in G Major, Op. 96 - I. Allegro moderato play
2. Violin Sonata No.10 in G Major, Op. 96 - II. Adagio espressivo play
3. Violin Sonata No.10 in G Major, Op. 96 - III. Scherzo Allegro play
4. Violin Sonata No.10 in G Major, Op. 96 - IV. Poco allegretto play
5. Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25, "Dans le caractere populaire roumain" - I. Moderato malinconico play
6. Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25, "Dans le caractere populaire roumain" - II. Andante sostenuto e misterioso play
7. Violin Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 25, "Dans le caractere populaire roumain" - III. Allegro con brio, ma non troppo mosso$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LoudLoud (2010) features up-tempo and pop genres, ranging from R&B and dance-pop to electro music, and marks the return to dancehall; a genre prominent on Rihanna's first two albums Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006). It also incorporates rock in California King Bed and reggae in the Caribbean inspired Man Down. The album also features international hits Only Girl (In the World), What's My Name? and S&M.1. S&M
2. What's My Name?
3. Cheers (Drink To That)
5. Only Girl (In The World)
6. California King Bed
7. Man Down
8. Raining Men
11. Love The Way You Lie (Part II)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Take No PrisonersNamed after a legendary Southern prostitute who allegedly beheaded and mutilated her clients, Jacksonville's Molly Hatchet meld loud hard rock boogie with guitar jam-oriented Southern rock.1. Bloody Reunion
2. Respect Me in the Morning
3. Long Tall Sally
4. Loss of Control
5. All Mine
6. Lady Luck
7. Power Play
8. Don't Mess Around
9. Don't Leave Me Lonely
10. Dead Giveaway$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Still ClimbingLeslie West is set to releases his album Still Climbing in 2013 via Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group.
Originality, excitement, honesty and survival are all part of what makes a legend, and those qualities ripple through every song on the album. It's a testimonial to the strength and durability of West's artistry. Born October 22, 1945, as he approaches his 68th birthday, West has packed some of the most soulful and searing vocal performances of his half-century career into these 11 tracks. His guitar has never sounded more massive or riff-orientated.
What's different on Still Climbing is that I wanted my guitars to sound as big as I look. So I used four of my Dean Signature model guitars with my Mountain of Tone humbucking pickups. I plugged them into my Blackstar amps - no pedals - and turned them up loud and raw, and what you hear is exactly what I did in the studio. These Blackstar amps deliver everything I need without 'confidence' pedals. I played one of the early tracks we recorded for Slash, and he said, 'That is as heavy as it gets.'
Still Climbing is co-produced by West and Mike Metal Goldberg, who engineered all of the sessions. Songs like Dyin' Since The Day I Was Born, Hatfield or McCoy, and Busted, Disgusted or Dead establish a new litmus test for heavy.
The latter features West and Johnny Winter on duelling slide guitars. West also gave up smoking cigarettes and pot after a bout with bladder cancer, so it's no wonder many of Still Climbing's numbers explore the theme of survival and, ultimately, triumph. To that end, West avows, Not only am I lucky to be here, but because I stopped smoking my voice is now stronger than it's ever been - as strong as my guitar playing.
His inclusion of Feeling Good, a song by British actor-musician Anthony Newley that was made famous by Steve Winwood's group Traffic, is a testimonial to all of that. Its lyrics celebrate a new dawn for me as West and his long-time buddy Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) trade vocal lines.
West has always been an outstanding vocalist, earning comparisons to soul legends like Otis Redding since his 1969 debut Mountain, which gave his historic band its name. On Still Climbing West revisits the catalogue of another classic soul man, Percy Sledge, with the enduring When a Man Loves a Woman. He's joined by now 32 year-old soul man Jonny Lang, who he met 15 years ago when Lang was a rising guitar prodigy. West says they cut the tune side-by-side in the studio, their soaring guitars and voices twining to bring fresh blood and a blues-soaked arrangement to the song.
When a Man Loves a Woman, Never Let Me Go and Fade Into You explore a romantic theme. In 2009 West married his wife Jenni, who co-wrote many of Still Climbing's songs with the guitar giant.
Balls, guts, heart - more words that are part of West's legend and describe the roaring crescendos and deep emotional roots of Still Climbing - and West himself. You know, when it comes to talent, we don't all move at the same rate of speed, West muses. Some people start at the top of their game and after 10 or 20 years you wonder what the hell happened to them. I like to joke that the older I get the better I used to be, but after giving up drugs and smoking, my voice can hit notes that I never could reach before. I'm thankful for that.1. Dyin' Since The Day I Was Born (With special guest Mark Tremonti)
2. Busted, Disgusted or Dead (With special guest Johnny Winter)
3. Fade Into You
4. Not Over You At All
5. Tales Of Woe
6. Feeling Good (with special guest Dee Snider)
7. Hatfield or McCoy
8. When A Man Loves A Woman (With special guest Jonny Lang)
9. Long Red
10. Don't Ever Let Me Go (With special guest Dylan Rose)
11. Rev Jones Time (Somewhere Over The Rainbow)$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Loud HailerLOUD HAILER, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck's first studio album in six years, combines fluid fretwork with topical lyrics to make a powerful statement about everything from the love of power, to the power of love.
Loud hailer, which is another name for a megaphone, is a suitable moniker for an album that isn't shy about speaking its mind. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer explains, I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today, and I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view.
To help him write the 11 tracks on LOUD HAILER, Beck enlisted two fierce young females from London - singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg. Beck produced LOUD HAILER with Filippo Cimatti, who also works with Rosie and Carmen. In addition to the core trio, the album also features drummer Davide Sollazzi and bassist Giovanni Pallotti, who were both recruited by Cimatti.
Bones lends her powerful voice to nine of the 11 songs on LOUD HAILER, which is then rounded out by two signature Beck instrumentals.1. The Revolution Will Be Televised
2. Live In the Dark
3. Pull It
4. Thugs Club
5. Scared For the Children
6. Right Now
9. The Ballad of The Jersey Wives
10. O.I.L. (Can't Get Enough of That Sticky)
11. Shrine$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Loud Planes Fly LowAfter The Rosebuds released Life Like, the marriage that inspired the band ended. Ivan and Kelly were done, and The Rosebuds, Merges buoyant pop-rock couple whod youthfully named their first album The Rosebuds Make Out, were in limbo.
Loud Planes Fly Low is beautifully born of the struggle to define their relationship as bandmates, and more importantly, friends outside of the context of marriage. It wasnt easy. Written and rewritten, recorded and re-recorded in fits and starts, Loud Planes Fly Low allowed Kelly and Ivan to have the very conversations about their relationship that theyd long avoided.
Despite the hard times now behind them, for The Rosebuds, the present is whats most remarkable: these ten tunes are not only some of The Rosebuds riskiest and most rewarding to date, but they also reveal a band eager to push their own limits, a couple of musicians who have come to cope with their complicated story for this blessed moment of restart. Proudly mature, genuinely reflective, Loud Planes Fly Low is the most honest Rosebuds record since Ivan and Kelly made their way out of the gates in 2003.1. Go Ahead
2. Limitless Arms
3. Second Bird of Paradise
4. Come Visit Me
5. Without a Focus
6. Waiting for You
8. A Story
9. Cover Ears
10. Worthwhile$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Loud City SongDouble LP Comes With Printed 7"x7" Accordion Fold Out Featuring Album Lyrics And Handdrawn Illustrations
Loud City Song is the new studio recording by Los Angeles based artist Julia Holter. The album is Holter's third full length release in as many years - following 2011's groundbreaking debut Tragedy and last year's follow-up, the critically lauded Ekstasis.
Loud City Song is both a continuation and a furthering of the fiercely singular and focused vision displayed by its predecessors; taking as it does Holter's rare gift for merging high concept,
compositional prowess and experimentation with pop sensibility and applying it to a set of even more
daringly beautiful arrangements and emotionally resonant songs.
The songs that make up Loud City Song have origins that pre-date 2011's debut Tragedy - coaxed out and finessed as demos in Holter's bedroom studio and then finally coalesced into one thrillingly cohesive experience in the latter stages of 2012 by Holter and co-producer Cole Marsden Grief-Neill and an ensemble of Los Angeles musicians. The result is an album of enormous ambition - Holter taking inspiration from Collette's 1944 novella Gigi and using it as a prism through which to explore her
relationship with her hometown of Los Angeles and modern life universally, taking cues from the work of Joni Mitchell and the poetry of Frank O'Hara but forging those touch-points into something resolutely
2. Maxim's I
3. Horns Surrounding Me
4. In The Green Wild
5. Hello Stranger
6. Maxim's II
7. He's Running Through My Eyes
8. This Is a True Heart
9. City Appearing$20.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Speak Loud Say NothingRecorded and mixed by Fester at Haywire Studios, mastered by Stephen Hawkes at Interlace Audio.
Closing in on its third year of existence, the Portland, OR two-piece scrap-metal monster Wizard Rifle featuring Sam Ford and Max Dameron is set to release its 5-track neutron acid bomb of a debut Speak Loud Say Nothing on Seventh Rule Recordings. Drawing from the sounds of Lightning Bolt, Karp, Sonic Youth, Black Sabbath and High on Fire, Wizard Rifle cannot sit still sonically for more than two seconds.1. Tears Won't Soften Steel
5. Leathery Gentlemen$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Thinking Out LoudThe Kickdrums are a Brooklyn-based indie rock band and production team headed by singer/songwriter/producer, Alex Fitts. Fitts began his career in Cleveland, Ohio producing hip hop tracks for local artist and quickly built a reputation as a go to producer for emerging talent. His knack for blending hip hop and alt rock scored him production placements with Kid Cudi, 50 Cent, Kanye West and Slaughterhouse. As he sharpened his skills as a producer, his desire to write, produce and apply his talent to recording his own music grew even stronger.1. Atonement
2. Brave Radar
3. Fake Guns
4. Can't Hide Love
5. Fool Killer
6. I Know
7. Moving Sidewalks
8. Thinking Out Loud
10. Run Through It All$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Never Too Loud (Awaiting Repress)Not too many people outside of Canada and Scandinavia seemed to notice, but Toronto-based trio Danko Jones were responsible for some of the most electrifying, ass-kicking, fearsomely focused hard rock of the third millennium's first decade. That being said, after failing to attract a larger audience with two unquestionably stellar albums released through Razor & Tie, the band found itself relegated to smaller indie label Bad Taste for 2008's Never Too Loud, meaning that not even U.S. distribution was a given. Notwithstanding this problematic setback, though, Danko Jones showed they still held an ace or two in their hands by securing the services of hotshot producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, Rush, etc.) to oversee Never Too Loud's sessions, and their new ally seemed to be fan enough to not attempt altering the band's sound, even while helping the group to cast a slightly wider stylistic net beyond its usual Thin Lizzy and AC/DC-fishing grounds. Among the resulting surprises was the acoustic guitar-driven nostalgia of Take Me Home and a pair of stoner rock-flavored offerings in the Fu Manchu-like, groove-oriented opener Code of the Road and the extended six-minute head nod of Forest for the Trees (Danko's longest track ever, by far), which culminated with guest vocals from Kyuss legend John Garcia. Beyond this experimental trio, though, Never Too Loud remained relatively faithful to the familiar Danko Jones sound -- albeit rarely played quite as loud as on prior releases, ironically enough. Sure, the punkish pogo-fest of Let's Get Undressed and the raging hormones of teenage fantasy Still in High School both recalled some of the band's wilder, earliest outbursts, and impertinent challenges like Your Tears, My Smile and Something Better confirmed the enduring chip on eponymous frontman Danko Jones' shoulder. But the mellower, melody-ridden King of Magazines and Ravenous definitely valued quality over quantity, and both the album's worst and best offerings paid serious dues to the band's chief influences, the closing title track collapsing under the weight of dull repetition (akin to AC/DC's least inspired latter-day songs) while first single City Streets reached for the heavens of perfection with that glorious blend of crunchy riffs and longing melodies (the very same ones that earned Thin Lizzy's Philip Lynott his angel's wings). And so, somewhere between the same ol' and brand new, the disappointing and sublime, Never Too Loud proved to be yet another enjoyable LP from Danko Jones, despite ranking just a notch below their most recent triumphs.
All Music GuideCode Of The Road
Still In High School
Take Me Home
Let's Get Undressed
King Of Magazines
Forest For The Trees
Your Tears My Smile
Never Too Loud$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Live & Loud - Seattle, WA, December 13th, 1993 (Picture Disc)Limited Edition 140 Gram Picture Disc
Live In Seattle On December 13th, 1993
For the first time ever Nirvana's landmark show at their home town of Seattle on the 13th of December, 1993 (Less than a year before frontman Kurt Cobain tragically took his own life), is now available as Limited Edition picture disc. Featuring fan favourites such as Rape Me, Lithium, Heart Shaped Box plus many more!1. Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
2. Drain You
4. Serve The Servants
5. Rape Me
6. Heart Shaped Box
7. Penny Royal Tea
8. Scentless Apprentice
10. Endless Nameless$37.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Love Us Loudly - 1987 & 1991 BroadcastsPressed On 140 Gram Black & Clear Vinyl
Live Broadcast On KAOS Community Radio - Olympia, WA - June 5th, 1987
Live Broadcast Recorded At Pat O'Brian Pavilion - Del Mar Fairground, CA - December 28th, 1991
These rare live recordings of Nirvana were taken from a live broadcast by KAOS Community Radio, Olympia, WA, on the 5th of June 1987 (Tracks 1-7) And A live broadcast recorded at Pat O'Brian Pavilion, Del Mar Fairground, CA, on the 28th of December 1991. (Tracks 8-18). Now on limited edition vinyl for the very first time! Features tons of Nirvana fan favorites such as Love buzz, Come As You Are, Smells Like Teen Spirit plus many more!LP 1
1. Love Buzz
2. Floyd The Barber
4. Mexican Seafood
5. Spank Thru
6. Hairspray Queen
7. Pen Cap Chew
9. Drain You
3. Floyd The Barber
4. Smells Like Teen Spirit
5. About A Girl
7. Come As You Are
9. Territorial Pissings
$37.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Joey Cape's Bad Loud: Volume OneWith Bad Loud, Joey put together a band with the intent of playing straight-ahead, old-fashioned rock. Just vox, drums, bass, and guitar, the way the genre was originally conceived. 12 tracks consisting of originals and rock versions of Joey's solo songs.1. Canoe
2. Going For The Bronze
5. This Is Their Night
7. It's Always Sunny
8. Who We've Become
9. The Greatest Generation
10. The Fish Rots from the Head-Case Down
11. I'm Not Gonna Save You
12. A Song for the Missing$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
We Sing Loud, Sing Soft TonightRecorded last summer with Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio Studios, Sonna picks up where their critically adored but all-too-rare The Eventual Bow EP left off. Pretty songs come a dime a dozen, and simple beauty is not what makes Sonna so special. There is a complexity to their music, executed so seamlessly that it often goes unnoticed. It's that complexity that makes every song so memorable. Subtle changes in time signature and tempo creep in without jarring the listener. More often than not the guitars are playing in different time signatures simultaneously, yet never become the tangled mess one would expect. With the occasional hushed verse of vocals poking through in spots, the pieces are elevated to near pop song status, breathing angelic life into fragile, somnambulant compositions.1. The Opener
2. Low And To The Side
3. We Sing Loud
4. Sing Soft Tonight
5. Sleep On It
6. Real Quiet$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Gingko Audio Cloud 11
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SuchnessSuchness is the debut LP from We Are Loud Whispers, a dreamy duo featuring Sonya
Westcott (Arthur & Yu) and Ayumu Haitani (4 Bonjour's Parties). Seattleite Westcott met
Haitani-who lives in Saitama on the island of Honshu-when Arthur & Yu toured Japan in
2007. The two have not seen each other since and are separated by the world's largest
body of water, but that was no deterrent to forming a band together. Assembled over email,
Suchness transcended geographical and language barriers-and traditional ideas of what a
"band" is-in its making.
Haitani would write and record instrumentals, upload them, and send to Westcott. As she
listened thousands of miles away, she would pen lyrics to his orchestration, meditations on
feeling alone even when partnered, wanting to control the uncontrollable, and on the power
and promise of reaching for someone's hand. The song titles themselves tell a story:
"Starcrossed," "This Time," "I Hate to Say Goodbye." After writing lyrics, Westcott would
record a vocal track, upload, hit send, and wait for these starcrossed halves to meet and
become complete-a process reminiscent of The Postal Service's Give Up (fitting since
Jimmy Tamborello sings on track "Glossolalia").
Despite the modern magic required to realize Suchness, and its intricacy of its electronic
orchestration and parade of horns, timpani, loops and effects, the record breathes with an
organic ease. The layers of complexity never sound cluttered, melding together in Zen
simplicity. Westcott's airy whisper floats above heartbeat percussion, evoking the emotive
electro of Lali Puna and Notwist.1. Orange Blossom
2. This Time
3. You Surround
4. Western Town
7. Modern World
9. I Hate Goodbyes
10. My Love Song$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-LOU-4727xThe Delta Saints
BonesOn The Delta Saints' new album, Bones, their first for Loud & Proud Records, the Nashville-based band have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock 'n' roll's building blocks - country, R&B, soul and gospel - The Delta Saints' second full-length effort explores influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. Producer/engineer/mixer and Third Man Records alum, Eddie Spear [Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young] provided a ghostly, psychedelic atmosphere at Nashville's Sputnik Sound studios, yielding a sound unlike anything they have created before.
"We got to the point where what we were recording and playing had veered from what we were listening to and loving on our turntables, which can lead to discontent," said Louisiana-born singer/lyricist Ben Ringel, who co-founded the band almost eight years ago with fellow Belmont University student, Kansas native bassist David Supica. Soon after, they were joined by Tennessee-bred guitarist Dylan Fitch and later, after a health scare with the band's former harmonica player, enlisted Louisville resident and keyboardist, Nate Kremer, who was added to the lineup only two weeks before a two month long European tour.
Taking a novel approach of writing songs spontaneously in the studio, The Delta Saints were challenged to create in the moment and as a result, Bones is their most adventurous effort yet. The album is a collection of eclectic songs, beginning with The White Stripes-meets-Led Zeppelin fuzz-toned garage-rock blast of "Sometimes I Worry." The spare, spooky strains of "Butte la Rose" tell the band's tale of a Louisiana town purposely flooded and displaced five years ago to save New Orleans. The Grapes of Wrath drama of "Dust," based on Ringel's grandfather, an East Kansas farmer, builds to a primal wail at nature with a stunning coda in which Dylan Fitch's guitar drops out and Kremer's B3 organ provides the climax. The title track, "Bones" features hoodoo organ riffs and African-influenced trance music, which came from listening to the Sahara desert African groove of Niger's Tuareg guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar and Mali's Tinariwen. The grindhouse honky-tonk chain gang chants of "Heavy Hammer" celebrates the work ethic in no uncertain terms, a call for unity in the wake of Ringel's frustration about getting stuck in the rat race and feeling trapped by some of life's mundane tasks. "Berlin," the first song they recorded after adding Nate on keys, started out as an instrumental penned in the title city while on tour. It eventually metamorphosed into a country twang intro and a prog-rock jam. Bones is a complete work veering between despair and apocalyptic dread.
"We're trying to push ourselves forward to do something more modern, but at the same time incorporating where we come from," explained Ringel.
"It was incredible to be able to write a song on the spot and immediately hear what it sounded like," added Supica. "It was a great way to capture the magic right when you come up with an idea, preserving that raw element. We were used to playing a song for months on the road before we recorded it. Still, on the flip side, it was absolutely terrifying to sit in the studio watching the clock tick and waiting for a song to come out. That's where (producer) Ed Spear came into play; he was so good at keeping us pointed in the right direction."
"This record was made out of both necessity and desire. We needed to be fulfilled and surprised by music again, and we also needed to fulfill that love of writing and recording again."
The Delta Saints have independently released two EPs (2010's Pray On and A Bird Called Angola), a full-length album (2012's Death Letter Jubilee) and a live disc (2014's Live at Exit/In). They have spent the last eight years touring the US averaging almost 200 shows per year, organically growing their audience, fan by fan, city by city. Major appearances include several festivals including Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Harvest, The Ride, Summerfest and The Simple Man Cruise. A testament to their mixed appeal, they have opened for such diverse acts as Blackberry Smoke, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Taj Mahal, Dickey Betts and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
The Delta Saints have also have a large international fan base having toured Europe a total of six times, selling out countless venues and playing more than 200 shows in Spain, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Germany, as well as several festivals in Holland (Moulin Blues, Ribs and Blues), Belgium (Gevarenwinkel) and Germany (Grolsch Blues Fest).
With all that they've accomplished as a hard-working group on their own, The Delta Saints have earned their graduation to industry veteran Tom Lipsky's Loud & Proud Records (which has been the home of Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Lenny Kravitz and The String Cheese Incident, among others).
"Don't look so tired, my dear," sings Ringel in Bones' closing track, "Berlin," echoing the band's progress. "We may be bruised, but the day is almost here."
"It's hard to see progress when you're in the middle of things," said Supica about The Delta Saints' ambitions. "We try to take stock every six months or so and look back from where we've come, from eating at McDonald's and sleeping on people's floors to staying at a Motel 6 and graduating to La Quinta. We mark our success by the hotel chain where we're staying. When we get to Marriott, we know we've made it."
Bones proves The Delta Saints are well on their way to making that reservation.$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Radio CinematicJonathan Jackson is a five-time Daytime EMMY Award-winning actor for his role in General Hospital, and currently stars in the ABC primetime drama Nashville. Jonathan is also known for his roles in film, including Columbia's Deep End of the Ocean Disney's Tuck Everlasting and Warner Bros. Insomnia.
The foundations of Jonathan Jackson and his band Enation started with brothers Jonathan and Richard Jackson. Having been raised in Battle Ground, WA they moved to Hollywood, CA to pursue careers as actors at the ripe ages of 10 and 13. Music was in their blood, as their father Ricky Lee Jackson was a Nashville recording country music artist. Jonathan picked up the guitar and began writing songs and Richard had been playing drums since elementary school. Sibling rivalry turned into a synergy of complementary talent as the brothers began to play music together over the ensuing years, culminating in the partnership that is currently Enation along with longtime friend bass player Daniel Sweatt. The band spent the past year recording Radio Cinematic in Nashville, TN. Richard is also an actor who has appeared in film and television, most recently in Grimm.1. Young World's Riot
2. Everything Is Possible
4. Kicked in the Head
5. The Morning of the Rain
6. A Far Away Reality
7. Things You've Never Seen
8. I See God in You
9. The Hands of Your Drug
10. The Future Is Ours
11. Even the Flames Are Love
12. Young World's Riot (The End)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ROWYCOJackyl's brand new album 'ROWYCO' (let us know when you figure this one out!) is the FATTEST sounding record to date for the band. The album is also the most personal, lyrically, for the band, according to lead singer, Jesse James Dupree. This will be an exciting year, with the album's release timing perfectly with the grand opening of the Full Throttle Saloon, in Sturgis, South Dakota. The original location burned to the ground last year & they are building back bigger and better than ever. The Full Throttle Saloon enjoyed a 6 year run of a hit reality television show of the same name, which documented owner Michael Ballard and Jackyl singer Dupree's struggles to get the bar up, running and profitable during the world's largest motorcycle rally.1. Disasterpiece
3. All Night Rodeo
4. Ahead Of My Time
5. Just Because I'm Drunk
6. Everyone's A Winner
8. Hammer To The Head
10. Blast Off$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Songs From The Garage (Pink Vinyl)Pink Colored Vinyl
Features AC/DC Lead Vocalist Brian Johnson
Guitars And Production Duties Handled By Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, Volbeat, Bleeding Through, Cradle Of Filth And More)
Whether it's Spinal Tap gloriously losing the plot, the escapades of Tenacious D getting them into trouble, or the phenomenon that is Dethklok tearing up the album charts, comedy and heavy music have long made for great bedfellows. Jim Breuer is a man who understands this, and with Songs From The Garage, his first full-length with longtime backing band The Regulators, he delivers both in his inimitable style. "I basically want the crowd to have a blast, and I write what I feel that I would love if I was in the crowd. So, going into the record the music had to be killer and have great hooks, that was most important, and I wanted to balance that with something that's funny," he enthuses. "I wanted to bring the smile back to hard rock that has a nice punch to it - and in doing so hopefully bridge the gap so my generation and their kids will come see this live together!"
In realizing this, Breuer has delivered a record that is pure, unadulterated fun, and yes, it rocks. From crunchy opening romp "Thrash" through the swaggering "Who Better Than Us?" to the gloriously deranged excitement suffusing "Sugar Rush", his exuberance is infectious, and he challenges you to keep your ass from shaking and the corners of your mouth twitching while it thunders from the speakers. Throughout, his influences bleed through, comfortably blurring the line between hard rock and metal while every anthemic chorus lodges irrevocably in the hippocampus. While a great many 'comedy rock' records are ultimately pretty throwaway and last as long as the joke stays funny, this is not the case with Songs From The Garage. True to his game plan, Breuer has made great songs, ones that persistently draw a smile and will fit comfortably when shuffled among the likes of Megadeth, AC/DC, Judas Priest and more contemporary bands, such as Avenged Sevenfold and Halestorm.
Having finally made the album that has been burning to get out of him since his teens, Breuer couldn't be happier with the result. Though he has fulfilled one rock and roll dream with its completion, it certainly does not mean he's about to kick back and leave it at that. "I plan on making great, funny videos for every song and have videos up during the concerts. I want pure entertainment when you come see this live, and now my rock and roll dream is to play this not only here in America, but anywhere else in the world that will accept it! I'm taking it one day at a time, living the dream."1. Thrash
2. Raising Teenage Girls
3. Old School
4. Be a Dick 2nite
5. My Rock n Roll Dream
6. Mr. Rock n Roll
7. Who's Better Than Us?!
8. Family Warrior
9. Sugar Rush
11. The Unexplained$25.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Simple yet Sophisticated Design$199.00Yamaha R-N500 Network Receiver (Certified Pre-Owned) Buy Now
Iron FlagIron Flag is the fourth studio album by American East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, originally released on December 18, 2001, on Loud Records.LP 1
1. In the Hood
3. Chrome Wheels
4. Soul Power (Black Jungle) [feat. Flavor Flav]
5. Uzi (Pinky Ring)
6. One of These Days
1. Ya'll Been Warned
3. Radioactive (Four Assassins)
4. Back In the Game (feat. Ronald Isley)
5. Iron Flag
6. Da Glock
7. Dashing (Reasons)$24.99150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-MER-6013xShout Out Louds
OpticaShout Out Louds took their time with these songs, recording for about 1.5 years in a small Stockholm studio and producing themselves for the first time with help from Johannes Berglund. A theme emerged and Optica was born, an album celebrating color and light from a band confident in its sound.
Shout Out Louds comment: "In our eagerness to please no one but ourselves this time around, we decided to take on the challenge of producing our own music for the first time ever. Our close friend and sound aficionado of choice Johannes Berglund and his studio in Stockholm presented us with an ideal package for the endeavor. A secluded work space close to home, but off the earth's surface, a more than generous timeline, and the patient and brilliant sixth member we needed to get through the whole thing safely. Together we made up a downstairs world of explosive colors, big, warm sounds and a very, very uninhibited work process. We never worried about following a clear path, trusting that the conscious decision not to worry would be enough to lead us right, and that right doesn't necessarily have to mean rational or even reasonable We all set prestige and skillfulness aside in favor of experimentation and sheer gusto. That will probably come across live too. I don't think we've ever been this excited to take an album on tour."1. Sugar
3. Blue Ice
4. 14th of July
6. Walking in Your Footsteps
8. Where You Come In
10. Chasing the Sinking Sun
12. Destroy$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ease My MindEase My Mind, the fifth full-length by Shout Out Louds, is a welcome return from these Swedish pop masters.
In their 15 years as a band, Shout Out Louds have toured the world many times. The band played a show in the Brazilian rainforest with a freezer box for a dressing room. They once performed in Yokohama,Japan, for an audience of two Austrians. They played in a Sicilian rainstorm so heavy they had to shake out their instruments afterwards,with the soaked backdrop left hung to dry on a hotel façade. Themusic sites will remind you that the band have performed for DavidLetterman and Jay Leno and toured with The Strokes during their heyday, but most importantly, they have released four albums of brilliant pop music.
Ease My Mind was recorded with Fredrik Swahn (from the band The Amazing) who filled the band with such new energy that they were willing to commute to the 'burbs during the darkest months of the year. He was joined by Måns Lundberg who produced the song Souvenirs and Axel Algmark who produced No Logic andAngel. The band recruited Lars Skoglund for drums, known for his work with Lykke Li.
Adam and Bebban in the band write: The world is a different place now than it was in the beginning of the 2000s. We didn't grow up very aware of political messages in music and probably didn't feel much of an urgent need to understand the world around us, in that sense. However, that has changed over the years. The world has seemed extremely dystopic and frail for quite a while now, and having children and getting older forces you to open your eyes to issues more devastating than heartbreak and feeling lost. But in our music, we still allow ourselves to address things the way we always have: through emotions rather than analysis. Music as a means of escape, a need to take a break from feeling petrified with fear. Ease My Mind is a lot about that for us.1. Jumbo Jet
4. White Suzuki
5. No Logic
6. Ease My Mind
7. Oh Oh
8. Throw Some Light
9. Crying Game
10. Souvenirs$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now