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  • Sound Of Lies Sound Of Lies Quick View

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    Sound Of Lies


    180 Gram Remastered Vinyl With Bonus Tracks


    Following Mark Olson's amicable departure, the remaining Jayhawks reconvened under the direction of Gary Louris to record Sound of Lies, the band's
    most ambitious album to date. Like Wilco's Being There, Sound of Lies uses country-rock as a foundation and wanders off into a variety of different sonic
    territories, including surf rock and Beatlesque pop, bringing the music closer to the sound of adult alternative pop/rock. Although the surface of the album
    is pleasant and melodic, Louris has written a uniformly harrowing set of songs, inspired both by the dissolution of his partnership with Olson and a recent
    divorce. The lyrics have a naked, emotional honesty which would have been more affecting if the music echoed its sentiment, yet the record still has a
    subtle grace and power, proving that the Jayhawks remain a distinctive band without Olson. This remastered edition includes bonus tracks.

    LP 1
    1. The Man Who Loved Life
    2. Think About It
    3. Trouble
    4. It's Up To You
    5. Stick In The Mud
    6. Big Star
    7. Poor Little Fish
    8. Sixteen Down


    LP 2
    1. Haywire
    2. Dying On The Vine
    3. Bottomless Cup
    4. Sound Of Lies


    Bonus Tracks:
    5. I Hear You Cry*
    6. Sleepyhead*
    7. Kirby's Tune (studio outtake)**
    8. It's Up To You (alternate version) **
    9. Sound of Lies (rough mix) **
    * previously commercially unavailable in the U.S.
    ** previously unreleased

    The Jayhawks
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Tomorrow The Green Grass Tomorrow The Green Grass Quick View

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    Tomorrow The Green Grass

    On Tomorrow the Green Grass, the Jayhawks found themselves in the tricky situation of trying to match the quality of Hollywood Town Hall without simply repeating themselves, and they came remarkably close to achieving that daunting task. Rather than simply mimic the warm and unaffected sound of Hollywood Town Hall, the Jayhawks reached for a broader and more eclectic approach on Tomorrow the Green Grass; with the presence of new keyboard player Karen Grotberg and the addition of strings on several tracks, the album certainly sounded fuller and more artful, but Mark Olson and Gary Louris' harmonies were still the band's secret weapon, and were as pure and emotionally compelling as ever, while Louris' electric guitar solos gave the songs real rock & roll muscle without disturbing the essentially gentle nature of their music. And the best songs on Tomorrow the Green Grass are every bit as good as anything on Hollywood Town Hall, especially the opening hat trick of Blue, I'll Run Away, and Miss Williams' Guitar (the latter a joyous love letter to Olson's new bride, Victoria Williams). But while nearly every song on Hollywood Town Hall seemed like a classic in context, the greater stylistic variety of Tomorrow the Green Grass had the consequence of making a few of the songs in the second half of the album seem less than essential, most notably Ann Jane and Pray for Me, though they hardly counted as disappointments, and the album rallies to a rousing finale with Ten Little Kids. If Hollywood Town Hall is inarguably the Jayhawks' best album, Tomorrow the Green Grass runs a very close second, and though it was to be the group's last album with Mark Olson, the eclectic approach pointed the way to the sound and style of the fine records the Louris-led version of the band would go on to make.


    - Mark Deming (All Music Guide)

    1. Blue
    2. I'd Run Away
    3. Miss Williams' Guitar
    4. Two Hearts
    5. Real Light
    6. Over My Shoulder
    7. Bad Time
    8. See Him On the Street
    9. Nothing Left To Borrow
    10. Ann Jane
    11. Pray For Me
    12. Red's Song
    13. Ten Little Kids
    The Jayhawks
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order)

    This Expanded 2-LP Edition Includes A Bonus Disc Of Outtakes, Demos And Acoustic Tracks, With Many Making Their Debut To Vinyl As Well As Several Having Never Been Released On Any Physical Format


    This Is The First Time This Album Has Been Reissued On Vinyl Since Original Release In 2008


    Sourced From The Original Masters With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Studio


    Pressed On 2-180-Gram Black Records At Record Industry In The Netherlands And Comes In A Deluxe Gatefold Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With New Notes From Gary


    Each 2-LP Set Is Numbered And Strictly Limited


    The American guitarist, singer and songwriter Gary Lourdis was founding member of the Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks and their principal songwriter and vocalist after the departure of Mark Olson. He eventually was responsible for moving the band from folk-country towards a more progressive, pop sound. The band formed in 1985 in Minneapolis and appeared on Letterman in 2003, performing "Save It For A Rainy Day," off their Rainy Day Music album. They recorded seven albums for Columbia before going on hiatus in 2005. The band briefly reunited in 2011 for a new album and tour only to return to a hiatus when Olson left again in 2012.


    Louris' additional credits include being a member of the intermittent Midwest collective, Golden Smog that recorded two albums on Rykodisc and two albums on Lost Highway from 1995 to 2007, as well as co-writing "Jealous of Moon" with Chris Thile in 2005-the song appeared on the Nickel Creek album Why Should The Fire Die?-and songs for the 2008 Dixie Chicks album Taking The Long Way.


    In 2008, Rykodisc released Gary's first solo album Vagabonds. The album was produced by Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson. In an interview, Louris was quoted as saying," It wasn't my intention to recapture the '70s or anything, that's just what comes out when I sing .Once we got the band together for the sessions, it actually reminded me of how The Jayhawks were when we started out. The music is new and exciting for them, and it was good for me to feed off of that." Vagabonds was recorded in Laurel Canyon, which is famous for being the center of the 1970s singer-songwriter scene, and is expanded here with bonus material from the sessions-many making their debut to vinyl, and others new to any physical format

    LP 1
    1. True Blue
    2. Omaha Nights
    3. To Die A Happy Man
    4. She Only Calls Me On Sundays
    5. We'll Get By
    6. Black Grass
    7. I Wanna Get High
    8. Vagabonds
    9. D.C. Blues
    10. Meandering


    LP 2
    1. Three Too Many (Outtake)*
    2. Working Girl (Demo)*
    3. Baby Let Me Take Care Of You (Outtake)**
    4. Fall Day (Demo)**
    5. Girl in the Window (Outtake)***
    6. True Blue****
    7. Omaha Nights****
    8. To Die A Happy Man****
    9. She Only Calls Me on Sundays****
    10. We'll Get By****
    11. Vagabonds****


    * iTunes bonus track, previously unavailable on any physical format
    ** Amazon bonus track, previously unavailable on any physical format
    *** Previously unreleased
    **** Acoustic version

    Gary Louris
    $36.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • We Don't Even Live Here We Don't Even Live Here Quick View

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    We Don't Even Live Here

    We Don't Even Live Here is the fourth solo album from Doomtree co-founder, punk philosopher and lyrical bomb-thrower Stefon Alexander, aka P.O.S. It's a tight, bombastic record that builds on the Minneapolis-bred rapper and producer's penchant for grinding beats and radical lyrics. But at the same time, WDELH marks a change -- in sound and in attitude.


    Known for welding hip-hop with guitar squalls and screamed vocals, on WDELH P.O.S. steps away from his noisy past in favor of futuristic beats fit for a Berlin nightclub. Though his hip-hop foundation is firm on tracks like the fiery "Fuck Your Stuff" and the funky "Wanted/Wasted," the album brings banging new sounds from dance-oriented collaborators like German DJs Boyz Noise & Housemeister, Gayngs' Ryan Olson, and Innerpartysystem's Patric Russel


    Also along for the ride are Bon Iver's Justin Vernon (who lends his shapeshifting vocals to the heartfelt bear-hug of an anthem "Where We Land") and P.O.S.' trusted Doomtree co-conspirators Lazerbeak, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, and Sims. Bringing it all into focus is all-star producer and mix engineer Andrew Dawson (P.O.S.'s former high school classmate), who has worked on platinum releases from the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and Fun.

    01. Bumper
    02. Fuck Your Stuff
    03. Where We Land
    04. Wanted Wasted
    05. They Can't Come
    06. Lockpicks, Knives, Bricks and Bats
    07. Arrow to the Action - Fire in the Hole
    08. Get Down
    09. All of It
    10. We Don't Even Live Here (Weird Friends)
    11. Piano Hits
    P.O.S
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