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Modern Times1. Thunder on the Mountain
2. Spirit on the Water
3. Rollin' and Tumblin'
4. When the Deal Goes Down
5. Someday Baby
6. Workingman's Blues
7. Beyond the Horizon
8. Nettie Moore
9. The Levee's Gonna Break
10. Ain't Talkin'$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-PRO-5945xJason Boland & The Stragglers
Hard Times Are RelativeOur favorite songs are like one-night stands: passionate or sad, capable of recalling moments with Proustian power. Our favorite artists are lifelong companions: fixtures we turn to for comfort and highs.
Over the last two decades, Jason Boland and the Stragglers have delivered and become both.
"We've always just wanted to entertain ourselves and put out music that would be a part of people's lives, not just something passing to them," says Boland. "We want to be something more monolithic." He pauses and grins as he adds, "We're just a social experiment at this point."
Boland is talking about the deep body of work he's created with his band of jangly honky-tonk aces, the Stragglers--Grant Tracy on bass; drummer and background vocalist Brad Rice; Nick Worley on fiddle, mandolin, and harmonies; and Cody Angel on guitar and pedal steel. Fronted and co-founded by Boland with Tracy and Rice, the band has featured only a handful of other members over the last 20 years, all of whom--whether they're currently Stragglers or not--are like brothers. As they've independently sold more than half a million albums, the outfit has packed iconic dancehalls, theaters, and other big rooms across the country.
With their new record Hard Times are Relative, Boland and the Stragglers stack the smart, road-ready outlaw country longtime fans have come to expect alongside creative risks that flirt with punk and psychedelic sounds. The 10-song collection is a rare blend of instantly gratifying and rewarding of closer listens--a definitively Stragglers accomplishment. "It's an upbeat album--a lot of fast songs, but it doesn't try to be fast," Boland says with characteristic insight. "It just sits in the pocket."
No one has combined Woody Guthrie's conscience with Waylon Jenning's panache quite like Boland and the Stragglers. Since debuting in 1999 with the Lloyd Maines-produced Pearl Snaps, the band has matured without taming their refreshing irreverence. "We always joke that we try to take as much as we can from Lloyd and apply it to producing our own records," Boland says. "We've worked with him so many times. The most obvious thing he taught us is: just be musical. Don't hammer through the songs like a garage band all the time."
That mix of subtle musical sophistication and unruly Oklahoma junkyard pedigree has resulted in some of the best independent honky tonk in recent memory. "You just have to be where you are--keep plugging away and doing the best you can at any moment," Boland says, reflecting on their career thus far. "For a bunch of slackers [like us], that's not too terribly tough."
Co-produced by the Stragglers, David Percefull, and Adam Odor, Hard Times are Relative is the band's ninth studio record. All songs were recorded live to tape and without the use of any computers--now a Stragglers' hallmark. Upbeat steel guitar kicks off album opener "I Don't Deserve You" before Boland's signature baritone thunders in, smooth and stronger than ever. When fellow sly honky-tonk champ Sunny Sweeney joins him in out-front harmonies, the two become the rootsy dream team you never knew you always wanted.
The album's title track is a masterpiece: an epic story song about a young orphaned brother and sister depending on the land and one another. Rich details layered over strings paint a scene that's compelling and lush. The song has become one of Boland's favorites. "Folk music is hard to write. Country music is hard to write," he says, reflecting on the difficulty of spinning a long tale while keeping it simple and engaging. "When you hit your own little tuning fork in your head, that one is a hard sell, even to me. But I enjoy that song."
"Right Where I Began" sounds like vintage Stragglers: clever wordplay and muscly guitars ready for two-steppers. Fiddle and vocal showcase "Searching for You" shows off Rice's and Worley's harmonies that are downright divine. Crunchy guitars drive "Dee Dee OD'd" as Boland offers another round of wry observations. Easy gem "Going Going Gone" makes a solid argument for fiddle in rock-and-roll as Boland deftly turns a baseball metaphor into a classic leaving song.
Gorgeous waltz "Do You Remember When" bemoans some of modern life's emphasis on disposability and the dismissal of heritage. Rollicking "Tattoo of a Bruise" picks up the same idea, and is tongue-in-cheek country doo-wop, fueled by fiddle, steel, and drums. "I'm not judging anybody," Boland clarifies. "Our music has always called it like we see it, right or wrong, smarter or dumber."
Praise for the past but acknowledgement of nostalgia's limitations is a career-long theme for Boland, and one that this record continues to carry. "We don't want to lose the chili recipes and the Schroeder Halls because people are moving on to faster, louder, and newer," he says. "But instead of just hemming and hawing, remembering what's old and gone, we want to have new experiences within those frameworks--make memories with what's left of the good stuff."
With lines like "Empty pockets don't mean you need money / It's just another place to put your hands / And focus on that rock you've been kicking / One day it's going to be a grain of sand," "Predestined" challenges listeners as it soothes. The song is a lyrical victory for Boland, who's long-since become a master of distilling heady ideas into digestible nuggets.
Penned by Oklahoma music godfather Randy Crouch, "Grandfather's Theme" serves as the album's climactic closer. Attacked with psychedelic ferocity by the band, the song picks up the record's recurring concepts of the ground's insistence on shifting, inevitability, and our complex relationship with the past. Stripped down as Boland sings, the song soars off into a trippy, robust jam-band send-off--a serious triumph especially considering it's a defiantly analog recording. "We're fighting the digital world because they can make it so huge," Boland says, discussing the balancing act of filling out songs while letting them breathe. "I'm really proud if what we did."
As he mulls over where the Stragglers have been and where they're headed, Boland comes back to one idea over and over again: he and his band are who they are, and with that genuineness comes grit, beauty, and staying power. "We're fortunate that we're not trying to fool anybody," he says. "That's what it comes down to. We're all loners but somehow a team. Now that I can look at it all, I can see: it's been fun."
Here's to the next 20 years.1. I Don't Deserve You
2. Hard Times Are Relative
3. Right Where I Began
4. Searching For You
5. Do You Remember When
6. Dee Dee OD'd
7. Going Going Gone
8. Tattoo of a Bruise
10. Grandfather's Theme$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1681xThe Modern Lovers
The Modern LoversImport
Limited 1000 Numbered Copies On White Vinyl
This is the eponymous debut studio album by the American Rock band the Modern Lovers, originally released in 1976. Six tracks (Roadrunner, Astral Plane, Old World, Pablo Picasso, She Cracked and Someone I Care About) were produced by John Cale.
The Modern Lovers were formed in 1970 by teenage singer, songwriter, guitarist Jonathan Richman, augmented with Jerry Harrison (keyboards), Ernie Brooks (bass) and David Robinson (drums), with Richman's friend and original band member John Felice joining them occasionally.
The Modern Lovers influenced numerous aspiring punk rock musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, including the Sex Pistols, whose early cover of Roadrunner was placed on The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle. The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2003, the album was listed on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.1. Roadrunner
2. Astral Plane
3. Old World
4. Pablo Picasso
5. She Cracked
7. Someone I Care About
8. Girl Friend
9. Modern World$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Modern Guilt (Discontinued)Import
Modern Guilt is the eighth official studio album and eleventh overall by American alternative artist Beck. The album lasts 33 minutes, making it the shortest album by Beck to date. Modern Guilt features two contributions by Cat Power and was produced by Beck and Danger Mouse.
Modern Guilt indulges Beck's love of Sixties psychedelic music, and the results are vividly rendered - all acid-trip guitars, mod dance-party beats, daisy-chain harmonies and thundering percussion. But beneath the DayGlo arrangements lie some deeply bummed-out songs about living in a time of war (Walls), environmental degradation (Gamma Ray) and widening generation gaps (Youthless). Danger Mouse brings a hip-hop DJ's love of funky old rock records; Beck brings the end-of-the-Sixties, pre-apocalyptic hangover.
Taken as a whole, the album's first five songs stand among Beck's strongest work. The most dazzling example is Chemtrails, which nods through a heroin haze of droning guitars while Beck imagines jets flying above a sea full of dead people. The song title comes from a conspiracy theory that holds that some jet trails are actually chemical sprays engineered by the government for secret purposes. But you don't have to know the reference to feel the dread. Staring at the corpses, Beck sings, So many people, where do they go? The morbid answer is implied: No matter where all the lonely people come from, they all end up in the same place.
That last song sums up Beck's biggest issue on the album: Don't know what I've done, but I feel ashamed. That's modern guilt for you: knowing the world's going to hell and feeling partly responsible, but not quite knowing what to do about it. Some days, we're worse than you can imagine/And how am I supposed to live with that? he sings on Walls. A few lines later, he finds his own reason to carry on: We do the best with the souls we're given. And not long after he sings these words, the song cuts out abruptly in the middle of the melody. Like Tony Soprano said, you never know when your time is gonna come.
--Melissa Maerz, www.rollingstone.com1. Orphans
2. Gamma Ray
4. Modern Guilt
6. Walls (feat. Cat Power)
8. Soul of a Man
9. Profanity Prayers
10. Volcano$27.99Vinyl LP - LPs Sealed Buy Now
Modern Vampires Of The CityModern Vampires of the City is Vampire Weekend's third album, and it will be released on May 7th, 2013. The album is a bustling world of voices and visions - from the death of Henry Hudson to the Orthodox girl falling in love at an uptown falafel shop, from Hannah Hunt tearing up the New York
Times on a distant beach to the lethal chandelier of "Everlasting Arms", from the ardent yearning of "Don't Lie" to the harmonized voice of hope in "Young Lion".
For this album, Rostam Batmanglij and Ezra Koenig traveled to LA to collaborate with Rostam's longtime friend, and fellow producer, Ariel Rechtshaid. They brought with them writing and recording sessions from New York and Martha's Vineyard and began to stride towards realizing the finished album and were later joined by drummer Chris Tomson and bassist Chris Baio. Drums and bass were recorded to analog tape at Vox Studios. Built in the 1930's, it's one
of the oldest privately owned studios in Los Angeles. Those parts were then reintegrated with the sessions and further manipulated to create a synthesis of sound and tone, both old and new. Modern Vampires of the City has a grandeur and romanticism evocative of the city where it was conceived.1. Obvious Bicycle
4. diane Young
5. don't Lie
6. Hannah Hunt
7. Everlasting arms
8. Finger Back
9. worship You
10. Ya Hey
12. Young Lion$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Good News For Modern Man
First Time On Vinyl For This 1999 Solo Album From Ex Husker Du Drummer/songwriter!
No one has to ask what the hell happened to Grant Hart? anymore. When last heard from in 1994, he was releasing his second LP with Nova Mob. His absence since was perhaps atypical, but here he is again, resuming his solo career for the first time in ten years. The good news is that Good News doesn't sound like Nova Mob or 1991's visceral Last Days of Pompeii, nor does it repeat his more introspective 1989 solo LP Intolerance or 1988's accomplished 2541 EP. Production-wise, this is the most pleasant Hart has come across. A sugar rush is added to his pronounced hooks, adding warmth without robbing the attack of vitality. It's hard to describe -- the first thought might be the exuberance of Cheap Trick on Surrender, only not so thumping. Songs such as Nobody Rides for Free and Seka Knows are not traditional power pop as much as vaguely restrained, crunchy-under-the-surface melodic rock songs with slight '60s influence. This steady, understated exhilaration is consistent with Hart's affable personality. You see it most on the lightest selection, Run Run Run to the Centre Pompidou, a jaunty pop romp to nowhere in gay Paris. But it's just as prevalent in the slower, demure tracks such as You Don't Have to Tell Me Now and, most unique of all, the Chills-like New Zealand hush of Teeny's Hair. Hart's control now is as impressive as when he was contrarily blistering the night with such incredible intensity behind the drums in 1984. His best LP since he parted company with Bob Mould and Greg Norton? Very likely!
- Jack Rabid (All Music Guide)1. Little Nemo
2. Think It Over Now
3. Nobody Rides For Free
4. Run Run Run To The Centre Pompidou
5. You Don't Have To Tell Me Now
6. Teeny's Hair
7. A Letter From Anne Marie
8. In A Cold House
9. Seka Knows
10. Remains to Be Seen
11. Let Rosemary Rock Him, Laura-Louise$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
This Is The Modern WorldThe Jam's second album, This Is The Modern World, was released in 1977 just after their In The City debut. Despite generally bad reviews from critics at the time, the album does have its shining moments including Life From a Window and the The Modern World. But it's also interesting as a piece of history for its lyrical content, which, as the albums title promised, is a snapshot of a day in the life of the declining British Empire during the late 1970s. This 180g Import Vinyl version is housed in a gatefold cover and contains 8 bonus tracks from the BBC sessions.1. The Modern World
2. London Traffic
4. Life From A Window
5. The Combine
6. Don't Tell Them You're Sane
7. In The Street Today
8. London Girl
9. I Need You (For Someone)
10. Here Comes The Weekend
11. Tonight At Noon
12. In The Midnight Hour$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Miles Davis & The Modern Jazz GiantsImport
The Complete, Historic, All-Star Recording Session Of Decemeber 24, 1954. Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants is an album recorded by Miles Davis, for Prestige Records. Most of the album comes from a session on December 24th 1954, but 'Round Midnight is from the sessions by Davis's new quintet in 1956 which resulted in Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet and three other albums to fulfill Davis's contract with Prestige.
The 1954 session is notable as the only time Thelonious Monk made a studio recording with Davis - the two men did not get on well, as Davis felt Monk ought to be laying out (refraining from playing) during the trumpeter's solos. Ira Gitler, who was present at the session and wrote the sleeve notes for the album, dispels the myth that the two men confronted each other physically, but there was argument throughout the session. The first take of The Man I Love has a false start caused by Monk asking when he should start playing, and an exasperated Davis telling engineer Rudy Van Gelder, Hey Rudy, put this on the record, man - all of it!.1. Bags' Groove(Take 1)
2. Bags' Groove(Take 2)
3. Bemsha Swing
4. The Man I Love(Take 1)
5. The Man I Love(Take 2)
6. Swing Spring$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rite TimeLP Has Been Out Of Print For Over 30 Years
Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger
Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed
a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of
ethnic, electronic, experimental, and modern classical music.
Rite Time, Can's 12th and last studio album was originally
released in 1986. Can got back together with original
vocalist Malcolm Mooney to record this album, which has
been deemed one of the classic Can albums.
The band's powerful influence has never diminished, and
their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely
acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James
Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd,
Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled 'Sing Swan Song') and
Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as
visual art and literature.1. On The Beautiful Side Of A Romance
2. The Withoutlaw Man
3. Below This Level (Patient's Song)
4. Movin' Right Along
5. Like A New Child
6. Hoolah Hoolah
7. Give The Drummer Some
8. In The Distance Lies The Future$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Deep TimeDeep Time (YellowFever) are from Austin TX, a bewitching pop duo, comprised of Jennifer Moore on organ, electric guitar and vocal microphone, and Adam Jones on drums; who are as infectious and delightful as this time demands.
Moore, once the torchbearer for girl-group legends The Carrots is something altogether unusual in the modern age; a singer with those endangered qualities: personality, style, and an arresting delivery. Jones is the jazzy 'batterista,' as musical and dynamic a drummer as you will see on the scene today. Once upon a time, creatures such as these roamed the earth in the dozens; now they are as rare as the barely glimpsed yeti.
But it's not just their personality that recommends them, it's the tunes. Just listen to the new-wave polka-soul-serenading madness of Gold Rush, the toe-tapping Italo-mutation of Sgt Sierra, the easy-listening doom-incantation of Gilligan, every song on the record is a bon-a-fide catastrophe for the forces of predictability and boredom.1. Bermuda Triangle
2. Sgt. Sierra
7. Gold Rush
9. Horse$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FUL-5566xErland & The Carnival
Closing TimeWhen unassuming young Orkney music-maker Erland Cooper picked up his guitar and travelled the length of the country to play a show in London's
Notting Hill, little did he know that a chance encounter with musical veteran Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad & The Queen, and Gorillaz)
would be the start of a unique songwriting friendship. Together they formed Erland & The Carnival and now, nearly a decade later, arrives Closing Time -
the band's third, most accomplished album yet.
Opening a new chapter, Closing Time is an understated, inward looking collection of songs that feature stunning string arrangements and Erland's
impassioned vocals at centre stage. But rather than the modern folk adaptations of traditional songs, children's poems, and ancient literature on the
band's earlier albums or the pair's recent conceptual folklore project The Magnetic North, this time the band tell tales of a more personal nature.
"Previously we didn't know what we wanted to say or how to say it and would use stories and direct references to help us get to a place we could feel
secure," admits Simon. Erland adds; "in making this record we discarded an album's worth of material that sounded like the first two albums. We wanted
to make something different - doing another Jackson C Frank cover wasn't an option."
Above all, Closing Time is the very first time the listener can truly hear the wholly collaborative process that is Erland & The Carnival. Lyrical and musical
duties have always been shared, yet here the combined creativity of the pair's working friendship is only solidified with Erland taking a more 'hands on'
approach to production. The string arrangements, brought about by the album's unashamed twisted and selfish love song 'Quiet Love', were scored by
Simon before being recorded by a quartet in his living room later that week.
Recorded in Damon Albarn's studio13 with previous Erland & The Carnival engineer Steve Sedgewick and mixed by London Grammar producer Tim Bran
with Paul Weller guesting on two tracks. Despite creating more than 40 songs in the process of writing the album ("Some of the song melodies and ideas
on this may have even been written when I was 21 to be honest. 'Hopeless' certainly was," admits Erland), it was a brilliantly spontaneous and productive
time taking just over 3 days to come to fruition. "We learnt to be incredibly disciplined" tells Simon. "It feels like pruning a tree - when you cut away the
needless and weaker branches, what you get is something much fresher and stronger coming through."1. Closing Time
3. Quiet Love
4. I Am Joan
6. Is It Long 'Til It's Over?
7. Birth Of A Nation
8. That's The Way It Should Have Begun (But It's Hopeless)
9. They're Talking About You Again
10. Daughter$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Past TimeBassist/vocalist, Hannah Lew, drummer/vocalist, Lillian Maring and guitarist/vocalist,
Raven Mahon chose the name for their San Francisco-based three-piece as a way to
represent the approach they take to writing music. The phrase is rooted in 17th century
literature; commonly referring to a woman whose husband is away at sea, but the visual
associations of each word also provides an opportunity to interpret meaning on multiple
levels. We write lyrics about very personal and often dark subjects, but present the
ideas in a way that disguises the content within metaphor and upbeat instrumentation.
Influenced by similarly all-female punk and post-punk acts like The Neo Boys and
Kleenex, they also note Roy Wood's The Move and The Kinks as a major source of
inspiration, which can be heard in their three-part harmonies, complex arrangements
and odd chord progressions. Grass Widow is also influenced by a legacy of women
who have paved the way through their music and politics. Their collaborative
songwriting process, the fact that they don't have a front person and that they all equally
contribute to the work of the band speaks to this philosophy. In addition, they take the
opportunity as an all female band to bring attention to the roles of spectacle and
spectator in their scene and make a conscious effort to play shows where women are
In a statement from the band: We want to thrive in our scene as musicians, with a
focus on our musicianship first, not our gender. Our goal is to normalize the role of
gender in our craft and have an avenue to express our intelligence and our love of
music. We acknowledge that movements of the past created by or affecting women in
the art and music worlds are hugely influential, but there is potential for the original
sentiments to lose potency if the meaning is misinterpreted or not redesigned for a
modern context. Even the riot grrl movement is kind of antiquated. You never really
hear people talk about that 'new riot grrl' band. We owe a great deal to that lineage but
it's time for something new. We want to be portrayed as the responsible, thoughtful
people that we are.1. Uncertain Memory
3. 11 of Diamonds
4. Give Me Shapes
5. Old Disguise
6. Fried Egg
9. Strangers Come
10. Tuesday$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (Awaiting Repress)Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation is the incredible follow up album to the classic, critically acclaimed 1996 Dr. Octagon release Dr. Octagonecologyst, the inspired musical collaboration of legendary artists/producers Dan 'The Automator', MC Kool Keith & turntablist DJ Q-Bert. For the first time in 22 years Moosebumps reunites the dream team in studio & on stage! Features appearance from frequent Automator collaborator Del The Funky Homosapien on '3030 Meets The Doc Pt.1'.LP 1
1. Octagon Octagon
2. Polka Dots
3. Black Hole Son
4. Power Of The World (S Curls)
5. Operation Zero
6. Bear Witness IV
1. Area 54
2. Flying Waterbed
3. 3030 Meets The Doc
4. Karma Sutra
5. Hollywood Tailswinging
6. Aviator Hype$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Killing Time (Discontinued)Killing Time is the debut album from the San Francisco, CA trio Terry Malts consisting of Corey Cunningham (guitar, backing vocals), Phil Benson (bass guitar, lead vocals) and Nathan Sweatt (drums, backing vocals). Displaying a slick, intelligent take on modern chainsaw pop, Killing Time certainly lives up to its name! Their heads-down live shows and immaculate power-pop songwriting have made this irreverent punk trio one of the most talked about up and comers. Mashing up the best bits from such stellar forebears as The Undertones, Buzzcocks and Descendents, Terry Malts haven't forgotten their roots or the fact that one of the key elements of punk has always been the pursuit of having a good time at all costs.1. Something About You
2. Not Far From It
3. Where Is The Weekend?
4. Tumble Down
5. No Sir, I'm Not A Christian
6. Waiting Room
7. I'm Neurotic
9. Mall Dreams
10. No Good For You
11. I Do
12. What Was It
13. Can't Tell No One
14. No Big Deal$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
All The TimeThe first new studio album since 2010 by soul giants the Temptations, All The Time, is set for release via UMe
The album contains their versions of songs made famous by Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd and others, alongside three new original tracks. It features the group's current line-up of co-founder and sole surviving original member Otis Williams alongside Ron Tyson, Terry Weeks, Larry Braggs and Willie Greene. All The Time arrives 54 years after the appearance of the Temptations' first Motown album Meet The Temptations, released as they began to build their rare and legendary place in the history of soul music.
Among many notable inclusions, the Temptations' version of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' becomes a gospel-tinged love song, and the group bring their unique presence to The Weeknd's Fifty Shades Of Grey track 'Earned It.' Willams' unmistakeable speaking voice rings out over the introduction of Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud.'
The new songs on All The Time are 'Waitin' On You,' 'Be My Wife' and the funky 'Move Them Britches.' The bonus tracks on the digital album are a 'Gospel Mix' of 'Stay With Me' and a 'Heathens Mix' of 'Move Them Britches.'
Last autumn, the new musical Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations became the highest-grossing production in the 50-year history of the Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, California. It has five-week engagements at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC in June and July, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in August and September and at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre in October, ahead of its Broadway debut.
As the modern-day Temptations continue to tour the world, Williams observes: "I'm 76 now. Looking back, I never could have imagined where my life has taken me. I'm so proud of what the Temptations have achieved, and I'm grateful for every opportunity we've been so fortunate to receive. The music carries me. Together, we lift our voices with love and wonder. We had a great time recording All The Time and we hope everyone enjoys it."1. Stay With Me
2. Earned It
3. Pretty Wings
4. Thinking Out Loud
5. Waitin' On You
6. Remember the Time
7. Be My Wife
8. Still Feel Like Your Man
9. When I Was Your Man
10. Move Them Britches$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Agents Of Time (Discontinued)Mathew Jonson has been a major figure on the music scene since the moment he emerged on Itiswhatitis in 2001. Since then he's turned out some 20-odd singles and EPs, plus remixes for the Chemical Brothers, Moby, Swayzak and Nelly Furtado. Add another nine singles and two albums with Cobblestone Jazz, plus two more EPs with Midnight Operator and the Modern Deep Left Quartet.
On his own, as a member of Cobblestone Jazz, and as a co-founder of the Wagon Repair label, Jonson has continually pushed and prodded electronic dance music's familiar forms into more distinctive shapes, without ever losing focus on the dance floor.
Building upon his signature sound by veering into slower, more expansive, more contemplative territory, Agents of Time finds Jonson displaying more range than ever before.1. Sunday Disco Romance
2. Girls Got Rhythm
3. Thieves In Digital Land
4. Marionette (The Beginning)
5. Pirates In The 9th$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Out Of Time (Awaiting Repress)First Reissue Of The Album On Vinyl Since Its 1991 Release
Newly remastered, 1991's Out of Time was the album that catapulted R.E.M. from an indie favorite to one of the biggest bands in the world. Topping charts in the US, UK and beyond, this three-time GRAMMY Award-winning album remains an iconic title in modern rock history, with hits like 'Losing My Religion' and 'Shiny Happy People.'1. Radio Song
2. Losing My Religion
4. Near Wild Heaven
6. Shiny Happy People
8. Half a World Away
10. Country Feedback
11. Me in Honey$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Time Is Up (Awaiting Repress)Limited Edition, Hand Numbered Vinyl Pressing of the Band's Popular 2011 Album
The unexpected rebirth of vintage American thrash midway through the 2000s was a pleasant if short-lived surprise, once veteran fans and newbies alike realized there was precious little left to do with the hallowed old genre that hadn't already been done before, and better. Every last '80s thrash band of note and their snotty little brother reunited and released comeback albums of varying quality (heck, even Metallica finally broke down and returned to their roots, though for entirely different reasons), but only a handful of young 'uns released albums worth remembering, once the worshipful good vibes subsided, including California's Warbringer, Brazil's Violator, Virginia's Municipal Waste, and, now, Colorado's Havok. Already impressive on their 2009 debut effort, Burn, the Denver quartet really puts it all together on the 2011 sophomore Time Is Up, marrying the necessary old-school thrash hallmarks with enough fresh ideas and memorable hooks to keep boredom at bay on neck-snapping riff machines like Fatal Intervention, Scumbag in Disguise, and Out of My Way. It's also worth noting that slower tempos and heightened melodicism are not out of the question for the band, either, even if the experiments don't always work as well on some cuts (see the spotty Killing Tendencies) as others (the excellent D.O.A.). Ultimately, it would still be quite a stretch (OK, it would be an outright lie) to praise Havok for introducing any innovations with Time Is Up (but then that's not their goal), and one can never help but wonder whether the band's tight-as-f**k musicianship would have been possible before the advent of Pro-Tools, but this is still about as good as it gets for modern, moshing entertainment.1. Prepare For Attack
2. Fatal Intervention
3. No Amnesty
5. Covering Fire
6. Killing Tendencies
7. Scumbag in Disguise
8. The Cleric
9. Out of My Way
10. Time Is Up$18.99Vinyl LP Colored - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Peace In Our Time (Awaiting Repress)Peace In Our Time hits all the high notes of Good Riddance's rÉsumÉ. The same classic lineup responsible for A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion, Ballads from the Revolution, and Operation Phoenix are back at the helm for Peace In Our Time.1. Disputatio
3. Take It to Heart
4. Half Measures
5. Grace and Virtue
6. No Greater Fight
7. Dry Season
8. Teachable Moments
9. Washed Away
10. Our Better Nature
12. Running on Fumes
13. Year Zero
14. Glory Glory$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
A Comprehensive Guide To Moderne Rebellion (Awaiting Repress)Cute band alert! Sassy surfer boys finally took time out from being chick magnets to record a new album. First 10 copies come with a nude photo of Chuck!1: Weight Of The World
3: A Credit To His Gender
5: Up & Away
6: Last Believer
8: Favorite Son
9: West End Memorial
10: This Is The Light
12: Token Idiot
13: Come Dancing
15: Think Of Me
16: The Sky Is Falling
17: Sometimes$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Serenity Of SufferingFollowing great anticipation, KORN - one of the most influential rock bands of modern times - have announced their 12th studio album, THE SERENITY OF SUFFERING. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon), the album also features a special guest appearance from Corey Taylor of Slipknot. It marks the band's welcomed return to Roadrunner Records who previously released 2010's KORN III - Remember Who You Are and 2011's The Path of Totality.1. Insane
2. Rotting In Vain
3. Black Is The Soul
4. The Hating
5. A Different World (feat. Corey Taylor)
6. Take Me
7. Everything Falls Apart
8. Die Yet Another Night
9. When You're Not There
10. Next In Line
11. Please Come For Me$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Babelsberg (Awaiting Repress)
Babelsberg is the fifth album by Gruff Rhys, his first record for Rough Trade since 2007's classic Candylion. The album features orchestral scores by Swansea based composer Stephen McNeff and the incredible work of the 72 piece BBC National Orchestra of Wales. The result is Gruff's best record to date - a ten song gazetteer of modern times, each track set to timeless, indelible melody. Amazingly, for a collection of songs written over two years ago, each one seems to pull very sharp focus on the times we're living in.1. Frontier Man
2. The Club
3. Oh Dear!
4. Limited Edition Heart
5. Take That Call
6. Drones In The City
7. Negative Vibes
8. Same Old Song
9. Architecture Of Amnesia
10. Selfies In The Sunset$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Together Through LifeBob Dylan's 46th career release and follow-up to 2006's Modern Times, Together Through Life features 10 new songs from the music legend including the tracks Beyond Here Lies Nothin, Life Is Hard and It's All Good. The album was recorded late last year after Dylan was asked to compose music for the Olivier Dahan film, My Own Love Song and it was produced under his usual pseudonym, Jack Frost.
In an interview on his website Dylan reveals that the record was inspired by the sound of classic 1950s Chess and Sun recordings.
I like the mood of those records, the intensity. The sound is uncluttered. Theres power and suspense. The whole vibration feels like it could be coming from inside your mind. Its alive. Its right there. Kind of sticks in your head like a toothache. The Together Through Life songs have more of a romantic edge than the music on Modern Times. The songs on Modern Times brought my repertoire up to date, and the light was directed in a certain way. You have to have somebody in mind as an audience otherwise theres no point.
There didnt seem to be any general consensus among my listeners. Some people preferred my first period songs. Some, the second. Some, the Christian period. Some, the post Colombian. Some, the Pre-Raphaelite. Some people prefer my songs from the nineties. I see that my audience now doesnt particular care what period the songs are from. They feel style and substance in a more visceral way and let it go at that. Images dont hang anybody up. Like if theres an astrologer with a criminal record in one of my songs its not going to make anybody wonder if the human race is doomed. Images are taken at face value and it kind of freed me up.
This Double 180g Vinyl version also includes a full-length bonus CD.1. I Feel A Change Comin' On
2. It's All Good
3. Shake Shake Mama
4. If You Ever Go To Houston
5. Forgetful Heart
7. This Dream Of You
8. Shake Shake Mama
9. I Feel A Change Comin' On
10. It's All Good$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Cello ConcertosThe greatest cellist of modern time -- well, who could argue with a statement like that? After all, Mstislav Rostropovich is a supreme virtuoso, a charismatic performer, and a sublime interpreter and virtually every one of his recordings is as good as it gets for the repertoire. The key word, of course, is virtually: while Rostropovich's Dvorák concerto with Karajan, his Beethoven sonatas with Richter, his Brahms sonatas with Serkin, and above all his Shostakovich sonata with Shostakovich are definitive, can one say the same of his Boccherini, Vivaldi, and Tartini concertos with Paul Sacher? Or could one say that Rostropovich does not so much play the music of the great Italian Baroque composers as overwhelm it, that his virtuosity, his charisma, and his interpretations are more than the music can bear and that the listener is left not with fond memories of the music but instead with the overpowering impression of an unstoppable musical personality having his way with the music. The results are initially awe-inspiring but may ultimately prove to some to be empty. Accompanied -- the more appropriate word might be enabled -- by Sacher and the Collegium Musicum ZÜrich, the greatest cellist of modern times came, saw, and conquered the finest cello concertos of Baroque times. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to the listener.
- All Music Guide
Mstislav Rostropovich, celloSide 1:
Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Concerto for Violoncello and Strings No. 2 in D major
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for Violoncello, Strings and Continuo in C major (P. 31)
Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
Concerto for Violoncello and Strings in A major
3. Allegro assai
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for Violoncello, Strings and Continuo in G Major (P. 120)
6. Allegro$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now