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- Highest Price
Includes All Elektra-Era Cover-songs, Many Unreleased On Vinyl
Includes Many Out Of Print And Rare Tracks
Sourced From The Original Masters With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Studio
Pressed On 180g Colored Vinyl At Record Industry In The Netherlands
Each 2 LP Set Comes Numbered And Strictly Limited
American indie-pop band Luna originally formed in 1991 by singer/guitarist Dean Wareham
after the breakup of Galaxie 500. After Wareham quit Galaxie 500 he signed a demo deal
with Elektra Records, then recruited Justin Harwood from the Chills and Stanley Demeski of
the Feelies, and this line up recorded their debut, Lunapark. After the album's release, Sean
Eden was recruited on guitar and the four piece recorded a number of cover versions that
would become the Slide EP and then toured the U.S. This began the band's association with
successfully recording and playing cover songs.
In 1993, the band supported the reformed Velvet Underground on their European tour, after which they recorded their second album.
Bewitched was recorded in NY, released in '94 and included Velvet Underground guitarist
Sterling Morrison on two tracks. In 1995, the band went into Sorcerer Sound Studio with
producer Pat McCarthy to record their third album, Penthouse. The album featured Television
guitarist Tom Verlaine on the tracks, "Moon Palace," and "23 Minutes in Brussels." The
album was released to critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone declaring it one of the essential
albums of the '90s. The album featured a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "Bonnie and Clyde"
as a hidden track and featured Dean in a duet with Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab. "Bonnie and
Clyde" was released as a single in the UK and named Melody Maker single of the week. Pup
Tent followed in '97.
In 1999, the band recorded The Days Of Our Nights for Elektra, but the
label declined the album and dropped the band over commercial concerns. The record was
eventually released on Jericho in the U.S. and prior to the album's release, Justin Harwood
left to be replaced by Britta Phillips. After releasing Luna Live in 2001, Romantica in 2002
and Rendezvous in 2004 with their new line-up, the band announced their final tour at the
time, disbanding after a show at the Bowery Ballroom in February of 2005. Dean Wareham
and Britta Phillips continued as the duo Dean & Britta. In 2014, Dean announced that Luna
would reunite for a tour of Spain in 2015, to be followed by US dates.
In 2017 they recorded
two new releases, a new covers LP called A Sentimental Journey and a 6-song instrumental
EP, A Place Of Greater Safety.
This brand new ROG collection of Elektra-era cover songs includes rare and out of print tracks
that have never been released or collected on full length vinyl. With new packaging design by
Frank Olinsky and updated audio fidelity, it's a dream come true for Luna collectors.LP 1
1. Bonnie and Clyde (Clyde Barrow version)
2. Indian Summer
3. Ride Into the Sun
4. That's What You Always Say
5. In The Flesh
6. Dream Baby Dream
7. Season Of The Witch
8. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
9. No Regrets
1. Outdoor Miner
2. Happy New Year
3. Everybody's Talking
4. Fly Into The Mystery
5. La PoupÉe Qui Fait Non
6. Bonnie & Clyde (Bonnie Parker Version)
7. Jealous Guy
8. Neon Lights
9. Sweet Child O' Mine
10. Only Women Bleed
11. Dance With Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Long Players 92-99 (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)Limited To 1000 Copies
Pressed By Gotta Groove On 150 Gram Vinyl
Contains 5 Original LPs Released From 1992-1999
Includes An Additional "Rarities" LP Only Available With This Box Set
In 1992, Dean Wareham followed the posthumous buzz of Galaxie 500 by forming a new band: Luna. Initially joined by Justin Harwood (of the Chills) and Stanley Demeski (of the Feelies), the group went on to sign to Warner Brothers sub-label Elektra, tour with the Velvet Underground, collaborate with Tom Verlaine and Sterling Morrison and ultimately release five stunning albums over the course of the 90s.
Deemed "the best band you've never heard of" by Rolling Stone, Luna remained under the radar for most of their career despite gathering a rabid cult following. It's not hard to see why this is the case, as the three albums featuring the original lineup (plus guitarist Sean Eden on the latter two) act as a perfect synthesis of the members past bands, blending the simplicity of Galaxie, the heavenly pop melodies of the Chills and the quick and intensely precise drumming of the Feelies into one fluid package. This is particularly evident on 1995's fan-favorite Penthouse, in which the band created a masterpiece of lush, late night music that's now considered one of the best of the 90s.
Following Penthouse, the band saw the replacement of Stanley with Lee Wall on drums but no slump in quality. The psychedelic textures of 1997's Pup Tent and the clean and beautiful pop of 1999's Days of Our Nights proved that Luna was a consistently reliable band and not one that would wane with age. Elektra didn't feel the same way, though, and eventually decided not to release Days of Our Nights after paying for the recording.
This box set gathers together those five albums from the 90s as well as a compilation of demos and B-sides recorded contemporaneously, all housed in a beautiful textured canvas box. Accompanying the records is a 12" x 12" book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach and an oral history with the band and their producers. As the majority of these records were never released on vinyl outside of limited pressings, this is a boon to longtime fans and new listeners alike.LP 1: Lunapark (1992)
3. Slash Your Tires
4. Crazy People
7. I Can't Wait
8. Hey Sister
9. I Want Everything
10. Time To Quit
12. We're Both Confused
LP 2: Bewitched (1994)
1. California (All The Way)
2. Tiger Lily
3. Friendly Advice
5. This Time Around
6. Great Jones Street
7. Going Home
8. Into The Fold
9. I Know You Tried
10. Sleeping Pill
LP 3: Penthouse (1995)
2. Sideshow By The Seashore
3. Moon Palace
4. Double Feature
5. 23 Minutes in Brussels
6. Lost in Space
7. Rhythm King
10. Freakin' And Peakin'
LP 4: Pup Tent (1997)
2. Beautiful View
3. Pup Tent
4. Bobby Peru
5. Beggar's Bliss
6. Tracy I Love You
8. City Kitty
9. The Creeps
10. Fuzzy Wuzzy
LP 5: The Days of Our Nights (1999)
1. Dear Diary
2. Hello, Little One
3. The Old Fashioned Way
4. Four Thousand Days
5. Seven Steps To Satan
6. Superfreaky Memories
7. Math Wiz
8. Words Without Wrinkles
9. The Rustler
10. U.S. Out Of My Pants!
11. The Slow Song
12. Sweet Child O' Mine
LP 6: Rarities
1. Egg Nog
2. Indian Summer
3. Ride Into The Sun
4. That's What You Always Say
5. Anesthesia (Demo)
6. In The Flesh
7. Bonnie And Clyde
8. I Know You Tried (Demo)
9. Roll In The Sand
10. Dear Paulina$188.99Vinyl LP Box Set + Book - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Primitive And Deadly
Contains Vinyl Only Exclusive Track: Badgers Bane
This deluxe vinyl version of the new Earth studio opus comes in a thick Stoughton old style tip-on jacket with a soft-touch UV varnish.
Primitive And Deadly, is EARTH's tenth studio collection. Dylan Carlson and long term cohort, drummer Adrienne Davies, manage to pull off the trick of completing an Ouroborean creative cycle, twenty-five years in the making, whilst exploring new directions in their music. For the first time in their diverse second act, they allow themselves to be a rock band, freed of adornment and embellishment. As much as Carlson's guitar has always been the focal point of EARTH's music, it's been surrounded by consistently diverse instrumentation. Here the dialog between Carlson and Davies drumming remains pivotal, underpinned by the sympathetic bass of Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Joel RL Phelps, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) and thickened by additional layers of guitar from Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin) and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Perhaps the largest left turn on Primitive And Deadly, though, is prominence of guest vocalists Mark Lanegan and Rabia Shaheen Qazi (Rose Windows) who transform the traditionally free ranging meditations of EARTH into something approaching traditional pop structures.
On Rooks Across the Gates, a song stylistically the closest to the folk inspired modality of Angels Of Darkness, Carlson stretches out into some of his most lyrical playing to date, creating an almost symbiotic relationship between his performance and the vocals of old friend Mark Lanegan. From the Zodiacal Light, meanwhile, takes the late 60s San Franciscan/freaked-out jazz-rock transcendence of The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull and quickly re-appropriates that sound into a musky torch song for the witching hour.
This contradictive tension between a band pushing itself ever-forward whilst surveying their history is reflected in the albums twin recording locales. The foundation of the record was laid in the mystic desert high lands of Joshua Tree, California where EARTH recorded hour after hour of meditations on each tracks central theme at Rancho de la Luna. Upon returning to Seattle these were edited, arranged and expanded upon at Avast with the help of long-term collaborator Randall Dunn (who was previously at the helm for the Hex, The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull and Hibernaculum sessions).
Thick, dense and overdriven, melodically rich and enveloping, Primitive And Deadly is EARTH reaffirming their position as a singular point in the history of rock.
produced by earth
recorded at rancho de la luna, joshua tree, ca by mathias schneeberger, assisted by dave catching
additional recording and production at crackle & pop and avast, seattle, wa by randall dunn
mixed at avast, seattle, wa by randall dunn
mastered at chicago mastering services by jason ward
dylan carlson - guitars
adrienne davies - drums and percussion
bill herzog - bass
brett netson - additional guitars
jodie cox - additional guitars
mark lanegan - vocals
rabia shabeen qazi - vocals
randall dunn - moog synthesizerLP 1
1. Torn By The Fox Of The Crescent Moon
2. There Is A Serpent Coming
3. From The Zodiacal Light
1. Even Hell Has Its Heroes
2. Rooks Across The Gate
3. Badgers Bane (exclusive vinyl only bonus track!)$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live At La Gaite Lyrique: Paris"A few years ago, we took the decision to keep touring to a minimum. The sole reason was to prevent us from burning out, to keep the flame and the passion burning. But the experiences on the road that we've shared for almost 20 years has been life changing for all of us. It has bounded us together like brothers and we have been given the privilege to interact with incredible people all around the globe. So, we thought it was time to release a special object related to the live aspect of Cult of Luna and how we have progressed since the release of "Fire was born" eight years ago. The pictures that form the foundation for the artwork and promotion are taken by Maria Louceiro. Her work is beyond words, please check it out. Art direction, as usual, is handled by Erik Olofsson."
- Cult Of Luna1. The Sweep
2. Light Chaser
5. I: The Weapon
6. Waiting For You
7. Marching To The Heartbeats
9. Back To Chapel Town
10. And With Her Came The Birds
13. Dark City Dead Man$47.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Grrr...Fronted by Justin Rice and Christian Rudder, Bishop Allen is best known for making and self-releasing an EP each month for an entire year, then reworking some of the best songs for a highly acclaimed label debut (The Broken String). The rigorous EP project, and the extensive touring that has followed it, have allowed Bishop Allen to hone their craft: writing, performing and recording music.
The resulting album, Grrr..., reveals that after five years of comparisons to other artists like Jonathan Richman, The Kinks, Bright Eyes, Spoon, etc., in rave reviews from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and many others, Bishop Allen has developed an artistry and sound that are unmistakably their own. One thing that distinguishes Bishop AllenÆs music is the quality of the writing. RiceÆs literate lyrics, which The Los Angeles Times has praised for their ôpoetic insight,ö have a universality that has made them resonant to listeners of all ages and earned them champions ranging from the young comic actor Michael Cera to the National Public Radio host Scott Simon.
Each of the 13 tracks comprising Grrrà is a succinct composition, and yet the album also coheres seamlessly as a song cycle. The melody and/or rhythm of one track is often contiguous with the next. As always, Rice and Rudder are responsible not only for the writing, but the lionÆs share of the playing and the recording: the guitars, pianos, marimbas, ukeleles and vocals. And, as before, Darbie Nowatka shares in the singing. Otherwise, the album features contributions from a number of their friends: drums and percussion by Michael Tapper, horns by Jon Natchez and Kelly Pratt, and strings by Daniel Hart. Bryce Goggin (Pavement, The Apples in Stereo, Luna, Sebadoh) offered the band some invaluable production tips and, at his famed Trout Recording studio in Brooklyn, recorded the drums and mixed the album.1. Dimmer
2. The Lion & the Teacup
3. South China Moon
4. Dirt on Your New Shoes
6. The Ancient Commonsense of Things
7. True or False
8. Rooftop Brawl
10. DonÆt Hide Away
11. Cue the Elephants
12. The Magpie
13. Tiger, Tiger$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Cult Of LunaOriginally released in 2001, this is a highly sought after reissue of the self-titled debut album from atmospheric doom maestros Cult Of Luna. The debut record garnered critical appreciation and underground popularity for the Scandinavian 8-piece. The debut is an oddity in the discography, due to a larger hardcore punk and doom metal influence and is substantially heavier than their later material. Later releases 'Salvation' and 'Somewhere Along The Highway' are deservingly regarded as the two best albums post-metal has to offer but this debut no doubt contains some of the band's best work.LP 1
1. The Revelation Embodied
3. Dark Side Of The Sun
1. To Be Remembered
2. Beyond Fate
4. The Sacrifice$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Oh Luna MeinImport
Limited To 500
Red Colored Vinyl
Includes 3 Posters
With their second album, at the turn of the millennium, SAMSAS TRAUM achieved a quantum leap, and not only in terms of production. The album, which contains among other tracks the hit single 'Thanathan und Athanasia' is much loved by fans and devotees of the band, and not just because of the outstanding sounds, for which the Nachtschicht studio (SOPOR AETERNUS, L'ÂME IMMORTELLE, JANUS) was responsible. On 'Oh Luna mein', the choruses that are typical of the band are particularly strong; male and female vocals harmonise with each other in downright cosmic equilibrium.
The insanity oozes from every note of the unmistakable melodies. Featuring artwork that underscores the music's far removal from worldly concerns, 'Oh Luna mein' is and remains a musical milestone that has had a lasting influence on an entire scene.LP 1
1. Und Wenn Sie Erst Gestorben Sind...
2. Opus Suspiriorum
3. FÜr Immer
4. Ode An Epiphanie
5. Dies Ist Kein Traum
6. Mein Flaggschiff In Die Sonne
7. Das Verlorene Kind
8. Heute Nacht Ist Mein Tag
1. Das Ende Krönt Das Werk
2. Thanathan Und Athanasia
3. Opus Tenebrarum
4. ...Dann Leben Wir Noch Heute!
5. FÜr Deine Liebe (FÜr Immer Club RMX)
6. GefÜhl Ist Alles (Thanathan Und Athanasia Radio Edit)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Eternal KingdomAt long last, Cult Of Luna's 5th album, Eternal Kingdom, is available on vinyl once more! The first pressing of this album sold out on pre-order way back when the album was released in 2008 and has never been reprinted until now.LP 1
2. Eternal Kingdom
3. Ghost Trail
4. The Lure (Interlude)
1. Mire Deep
2. The Great Migration
6. Following Betulas$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live At La Gaite Lyrique: Paris (Colored Vinyl)Pressed On Orange / Yellow Splatter Vinyl
"A few years ago, we took the decision to keep touring to a minimum. The sole reason was to prevent us from burning out, to keep the flame and the passion burning. But the experiences on the road that we've shared for almost 20 years has been life changing for all of us. It has bounded us together like brothers and we have been given the privilege to interact with incredible people all around the globe. So, we thought it was time to release a special object related to the live aspect of Cult of Luna and how we have progressed since the release of "Fire was born" eight years ago. The pictures that form the foundation for the artwork and promotion are taken by Maria Louceiro. Her work is beyond words, please check it out. Art direction, as usual, is handled by Erik Olofsson."
- Cult Of Luna1. The Sweep
2. Light Chaser
5. I: The Weapon
6. Waiting For You
7. Marching To The Heartbeats
9. Back To Chapel Town
10. And With Her Came The Birds
13. Dark City Dead Man$47.99Colored Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
MarinerSince their beginnings in 1998, Cult Of Luna has released seven albums, been awarded the top rock/metal award at the Swedish National Radio Awards and cemented their status as one of the true progressors of the metal genre, known to most metal aficionados. In 2013, the Swedes teamed up with Indie Recordings for the release of perhaps their most successful work to date in the shape of "Vertikal I" and Vertikal II. These cohesive pieces of work received worldwide appraisal and only pillared Cult Of Luna to even greater heights.
For their eight effort, the post-metal pioneers join forces with the talented Julie Christmas from Brooklyn, whom bring an even larger depth to Cult Of Lunas sound. Her haunting voice has fronted vital bands such as Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice, and is one of significance in the underground sludge and post-metal scene. Furthermore, she has released two solo albums and features on tracks by bands like Mouth of the Architect and String of Consciousness. Her prowess as a vocalist is powerfully on display on "Mariner".
At the end of Vertikal, we stood in the cold harshness of the mechanical city and looked up onto the stars. We lost ourselves in the awe of their grace and thought that "maybe the answer is to be found above. The ship was leaking and by to look of it, our home was dying. No room for fear when a greater call demands your full attention. So, we left... Onward, forward. Like the old seafarers, we explored the vastness of space. Not bound by physical laws we pass the speed of light and chase the expansion of space until we reach its limit. And then, we continued on and disappeared. This is our story. - Cult Of Luna1. A Greater Call
3. The Wreck of S.S. Needle
4. Approaching Transition
6. Beyond the Redshift (vinyl only bonus track)$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Electric Balloon" a beaming mix of ice-cool vintage '80s no
wave grooves and extra-lush three-part girl
group harmonies Ava Luna has infectious,
minimalist, ESG-style beats for days."
"...itchy art-funk...future-perfect R&B...slip-sliding harmonics...
" equal parts brain and soul, pairing tricked-out synth work with Motown-inspired dance
- THE NEW YORKER
After years of writing and performing, Ava Luna has refined their doo-wop soul meets
punk-as-fuck aesthetic into something bold and glaringly defiant in today's indie
music landscape. Following the release of their critically lauded first proper
full-length Ice Level, the band spent an intense 2-week period writing and recording in
upstate New York. Unlike previous efforts that were meticulously mapped out, the
songs that would become Electric Balloon were a family effort. according to frontman Carlos Hernandez. For the new album, former Columbia composition student
Hernandez relinquished the reins a bit, opting for a more organic approach to writing
the material for what would become Electric Balloon. As Hernandez explains, it was a
birth of confidence. I grew closer to my bandmates, began to see the roles of a
family playing out. Ethan cooks dinner for all of us, we make lewd jokes, and then
'after-dinner storytelling' takes the form of playing music.
In the wake of Ice Level, Ava Luna's sharp edges have melted away just enough, making
it easier to connect with their no-wave grooves and soaring harmonies. Distilling
everything from James Chance and ESG to contemporaries like Dirty Projectors and Of
Montreal, Ava Luna have landed on an aggressively unique sound that still manages to
be accessible. Hernandez goes on to explain the stories and moments here are
clearer, as in a conversation. The moment appears, you grab it with your hands, screw
the lid on the mason jar. There was no tweaking, no second-guessing. Julian's mantra
for the process: 'First thought best thought.' .And for my part, I sing my best about
encounters, friendships, some moments beautiful and others painful. A bike shop
manager in New Orleans, a derelict porch on Brighton Beach, a yellow sweater in a
kitchen in the Catskills, a water duct in the New Mexico desert1. Daydream
2. Sears Roebuck M&Ms
5. Plain Speech
6. Electric Balloon
8. Hold U
11. Ab Ovo$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
While on a writing retreat in the sleepy southern town of Benton, Mississippi, the members of New York's Ava Luna came across an abandoned house while on a walk through the woods. Overgrown, rotting, and littered with evidence of its past inhabitants, the maze-like dwelling would haunt their psyches throughout the writing and recording of their third full-length Infinite House. Like Borges' Library of Babel, the seemingly endless rooms and hallways in the old house felt like a metaphor for the invisible, internal labyrinths, which the band explores lyrically and sonically on their new album. Recorded by drummer Julian Fader and vocalist/guitar player Carlos Hernandez, and mixed by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Spoon, MGMT), it is safely their most polished recording to date. But their trademark intensity, mirthful humor, and angularity remain resolutely in place, the burnished surfaces illuminating the stories beneath like never before. By questioning, or maybe just forgetting the rules of the real world, on Infinite House the band has grown beyond the nervous soul descriptor they've been tagged with in the past, delivering an album on which nightmarish moments can phoenix into revelations that help us reconnect with the surreal magic in our everyday lives.1. Company
3. Steve Polyester
4. Roses and Cherries
5. Coat Of Shellac
6. Infinite House
7. Black Dog
8. Best Hexagon
11. Carbon$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live In CopenhagenOriginally given away as a free, limited-edition, unmastered CD, with pre-orders‰ on the Caldo Verde website in 2012, this is amongst the most popular/in-demand of the live Kozelek oeuvre.
Balancing between Red House Painters songs, covers, and 'Admiral Fell Promises'-era Sun Kil Moon 'Live In Copenhagen' hits the sweet spot, for all eras of Kozelek. House in a heavyweight, single-pocket/double-wide jacket, this one-time only pressing (with first-time mastering and lacquer cutting by the legendary John Golden) is the best the audio has been presented, to date.
This title is not eligible for discount.LP 1
1. Third And Seneca
2. Australian Winter
3. Follow You, Follow Me
5. Church Of The Pines
6. You Ain't Got A Hold On Me
2. You Are My Sun
3. Randolphh's Tango
4. Jesus Christ Was An Only Child
5. Brockwell Park
6. Get Along Home Cindy
7. Rock 'N' Roll Singer
8. Natural Light
9. Alesund$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Wild NightsManchester all-female four-piece PINS have announced the release of their new album 'Wild Nights.'
Recorded in Joshua Tree at Rancho De La Luna with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) and Hayden Scott, and mixed in New York with Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound NYC (Mark Ronson), PINS second album 'Wild Nights' will be released through Bella Union.1. Baby Bhangs
2. Young Girls
3. Curse These Dreams
4. Oh Lord
5. Dazed By You
6. Got It Bad
7. Too Little Too Late
8. House of Love
9. If Only
11. Everyone Says$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
On The WreathInternational debut album from Tucson, Arizona based Andrew Collberg. The Swedish born guitarist and singer is truly of the most gifted songwriters since Elliot Smith and Badly Drawn Boy. On The Wreath is a stunning album somewhere in between Swedish pop like Kings of Convenience or The Cardigans and The Go-Betweens, Galaxie 500, The Kinks or Bob Dylan. Produced by Nick Luna (Iron & Wine, Calexico and Robyn Hitchcock).1. Clouds of All Your Rain
3. To the Road
4. Wait Inside
5. Plastic Bows
6. Garbage Day
7. Bare Back Bones
8. The Tide Below
9. Man in the Moose Suit
10. On Why
11. Make It Right$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The PhoenixOnce upon a time, CKY burned it all down, with a raucous, anarchic, hard rock sound soaked in the skate-punk culture that birthed them and a hard-partying lifestyle onstage and off that decimated relationships and reputations in its wake.
Now, CKY rises from the ashes of the aftermath with The Phoenix, a bold mission statement that hoists the flag high for big, raw, authentic, earth-shaking rock n' roll, liberated from useless pretense.
The Phoenix touches on anger, revenge, good versus evil, desperation, recovery, growth, knowledge, survival, enemies, friends, and more. There are heavy, dark, signature CKY grooves, "fun shit," "fancy shit," driving and almost danceable stuff, big melodies, total ear candy, immense diversity There are even parts that sound like maybe Quincy Jones was given the keys to Rancho De La Luna and just ran amok with the dudes in CKY.1. Replaceable
2. Days of Self Destruction
3. Unknown Enemy
4. Head For A Breakdown
5. The Other Ones
6. Wiping Off The Dead
7. Lies From You
8. Better Than Get Even$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Elwan (Awaiting Repress)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
3. Nizzagh Ijbal
6. TÉnÉrÉ Tàqqàl
7. Imidiwàn n-àkall-in
10. Arhegh ad annàgh
12. Intro Flute Fog Edaghan
13. Fog Edaghàn$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
AMArctic Monkeys release their highly anticipated fifth album, entitled AM. AM was produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording, LA and Rancho De La Luna, Joshua Tree.
The album features 11 new songs and the Record Store Day single R U Mine?. Josh Homme, Pete Thomas and Bill Ryder-Jones all make guest appearances on AM as do the words of poet John Cooper Clarke, on the breakout single I Wanna Be Yours.1. Do I Wanna Know?
2. R U Mine?
3. One For The Road
5. I Want It All
6. No. 1 Party Anthem
7. Mad Sounds
9. Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
10. Snap Out Of It
11. Knee Socks
12. I Wanna Be Yours$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Every Day I Get Closer (Awaiting Repress)Over two years in the making, on his followup to the LP 'Ascension', jesu mainman Justin K Broadrick, has worked at this album whilst retaining activities with the reunited Godflesh, and as usual, pursuing
other projects which include remixes for both Mogwai and Cult Of Luna. Beginning with 'Homesick', with it's guitar hooks, shoegaze textures and familiar jesu sound, fans expecting an album following a
familar jesu trajectory will find tracks in line with jesu's aesthetic but taking in dub, post punk and electronica along the way, to create perhaps the most dynamic jesu album to date. Mastered by
James Plotkin.1. Homesick
4. The Great Leveller
5. Grey Is The Colour$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Parting GlancesIn 2010 Nicole Schneit aka Air Waves released Dungeon Dots, an album Aquarius Records called pretty much perfect pop music. For her new album Parting Glances, Schneit enlisted friends from Brooklyn's music community to contribute to the record, including members of Woods, Crystal Stilts, Ava Luna, and Hospitality. Additionally, Jana Hunter of Lower Dens contributes vocals to two songs. The album's title comes from the 1986 film Parting Glances in which Steve Buscemi portrays a gay man navigating the difficulties of being in a relationship in Reagan-era New York. More than just identifying with the story, Schneit is interested in the in the lasting effect of the parting glances we share with strangers in our everyday encounters. She explains You see all sorts of physical and emotional traits on the train. From people puking, making out, screaming, crying, laughing, dancing, grooming, etc. We encounter each other in the thick of our complex lives by simply looking at each other all the time. These glances are mundane and fleeting but also powerfully intimate. The lingering impact of those brief moments seeps into the details and imagery she delivers with energizing hooks and a disarming lack of pretense on Parting Glances.1. Horse Race
6. Milky Way
7. Touch of Light
9. Sweet Talk
11. 1000 Degrees
12. Tik Tok$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Vertikal I & II (Out Of Stock)After many years of intense touring the band had decided to take a break from live shows until a proper new album was ready.
In 2011 the band undertook intense writing sessions and began to record demos. The foundations of the first tracks were recorded in Umeå and an album slowly took form. The recording process was longer and more scattered than before and in 2012 the band eventually got together for a longer, final session in Umeå, at Tonteknik Recording. The result was 'Vertikal'.
'Vertikal' marked a much-anticipated return for the band after five years spent cultivating the ideas and directing the influences that have helped form a concept for the album. Distilled throughout are themes of machinery, repetition and clear, linear structures honed to the visual imagery of Fritz Lang's classic expressionist science-fiction film 'Metropolis'. The music broods, builds and boils as you may expect from Cult of Luna, but never over-complicates itself or veers from its intentions; it is arguably their finest and most cohesive piece of work to date.
After releasing "Vertikal" in January 2013 and many months of intense touring in 2013 the band now shows a new, even more futuristic outlook with "Vertikal II".LP 1 + 2 (Vertikal I)
1. The One
2. I: The Weapon
3. Vicarious Redemption
4. The Sweep
6. Mute Departure
8. In Awe Of
9. Passing Through
LP 3 (Vertikal II)
2. Light Chaser
3. Shun The Mask$57.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Rise Of The Empress (Out of Stock)White Empress' debut fulllength album of forbidden delights, titled 'Rise of the Empress', is set for release on Peaceville Records on September 29th. The album was recorded in White Empress' studio and has been mixed and mastered by veteran producer, Kit Woolven (Thin Lizzy, Cradle of Filth). Formed by guitarist Paul Allender previously of UK titans Cradle of Filth - and with a full band lineup, this new venture into the metal landscape under the moniker of White Empress exudes the depth and ferocity of his prior work whilst pushing new boundaries. Paul's signature razorsharp riffing & epic, melodic twists and turns compliment the sumptuously alluring & often demonic voice of Mary Zimmer (Luna Mortis) to create a master class in savage yet uplifting metallic darkness.
With Paul's relentless guitar and Mary's diverse vocals, ranging from operatic to death metal screams, White Empress is exploring new areas of metal. White Empress comprise: Paul Allender, formerly the main guitarist and songwriter in Cradle of Filth, vocalist Mary Zimmer from Luna Mortis, Will Graney, keyboardist from Damnation Angels, Chela Harper, bass player for Coal Chamber, guitarist Jeremy Kohnmann from The Awakening, and drummer Zac Morris, who's played with many bands including Ugly Kid Joe.Rise of the Empress
A Prisoner Unleashed
Erased And Rewritten
The Ecstatic and the Sorrow
Oars To Burn$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock