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The Electric Lady (Awaiting Repress)As she began the audacious task of following up on her acclaimed debut LP The ArchAndroid - an album that topped critic's lists in 2010 all over the world - she took along some trusty, brave companions: the original music producers of The ArchAndroid, Nate Rocket Wonder and Chuck Lightning of Wondaland Productions. And together they crafted a new strain of jamming music they called ish. In the hip hop community, ish is a euphemism for the profane four-letter word for excrement, but as Monáe explains, they set out, like proverbial alchemists, to turn lesser substances into gold.
This entire project was produced by Wonder & Lightning. We set out to make a soundtrack for the Obama era, something that spoke to the beautiful, majestic and revolutionary times that we're living in. The musical language we're speaking now is called ish. In the African-American community, we've been turning left-overs (like chitlins) and social depredation (like poverty) into delicacies and fine art for years. So we just set out to turn the rubbish all around us into something beautiful. Ish is the bowtie on the funk.
From the sound of The Electric Lady, ish is an urgent and dangerous form of dance music, rebel music that forces one to fight, jam, and fall in love. Like on The ArchAndroid, the sonic textures of the album are varied, and the past and present come together to explode and create a mind-blowing future for pop and soul music. For example, wondrous strings reminiscent of Curtis Mayfield and Bernard Herrmann orchestrations abound, Hendrixian guitar solos soar, Outkast-like raps float over punk rock riffs; defiant socially-conscious lyrics extol the virtues of soul-searching and fighting for change, while the funk simply melts your speakers: 808s boom and Prince-like synthesizers squiggle in your earhole, making it veritably impossible to just sit still.LP 1
1. Suite IV: Electric Overture
2. Givin Em What They Love
4. Electric Lady
5. Good Morning Midnight
7. We Were Rock n' Roll
8. The Chrome Shoppe
9. Dance Apocalyptic
10. Look Into My Eyes
11. Suite V: Electric Overture
12. It's Code
13. Ghetto Woman
14. Our Favorite Fugitive
16. Can't Live Without Your Love
17. Sally Ride
18. Dorothy Dandridge Eyes
19. What an Experience$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
MonaNashville rockers Mona present their self-titled debut album to be released via Island Records. The tracks were layed down in the band's Nashville basement studio and were mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Glasvegas).1. Cloak & Dagger
2. Listen To Your Love
4. Lines In The Sand
5. Taboo Lights
6. Lean Into The Fall
7. Say You Will
8. Shooting The Moon
10. Trouble On The Way
11. Alibis$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sondre LercheSondre Lerche's eponymous new release is the artist's sixth full-length album and his first on his own label, Mona Records. An artistic statement of purpose, this fittingly self-titled album contains not only Sondre's most interesting arrangements and catchy songwriting to date, but also some of his most somber and introspective.
Here the Norwegian-born artist relishes in exploring friendships and creative alliances forged in his new Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood. The album features longtime producer/collaborator Kato Ã...dland, Dave Heilman, drummer for Lerche-collaborator Regina Spektor, and co-producer, mixer and owner of Rare Book Room Studio, Nicolas Verhnes (Spoon, Animal Collective).
Sondre Lerche captures a raw, spontaneous, instinctive and heartfelt sound that results in a declarative and confident work many call Lerche's boldest and best album to date.1. Riccochet
2. Private Caller
3. Red Flags
4. Go Right Ahead
5. Coliseum Town
6. Nevermind the Typos
8. Living Dangerously
9. Tied Up To The Tide
10. When the River$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
PleaseAn artist's capability to transform suffering into great work is one of humanity's great phenomena. When considering the "divorce" subcategory of suffering and the "music" subcategory of art, the manifestation has traditionally tended toward the dirge (e.g. Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks," Mitchell's "Blue). Please, Sondre Lerche's stunning new album, however, is a different animal: despite aligning with a recent divorce from his wife of eight years, it is brimming with crisp electronic flourishes, bold, economic production, and an infectious new energy and sense of purpose. Lerche doesn't just transform his suffering into art on Please-which was recorded between his hometown of Bergen and Brooklyn, his home-of-nine-years-he shows us how he's doing it. The juxtaposition of romantic idealism and the chaotic struggle to live up to said ideals is meticulously explored: for the first time in his career, Lerche is presented unraveled. The moans and wails are unedited, and the cutting room floor is clean. Lerche has always written about love, but never in such a primal, sexual way. His well-proven melodic instincts are sharper than ever, but he's moved from the brain to the body, from the soulful to the physical. The struggles themselves become the songs.1. Bad Law
4. At Times We Live Alone
7. After The Exorcism
8. At A Loss For Words
9. Lucky Guy
10. Logging Off$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
The ArchAndroidWondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy recording artist Janelle Monáe has announced the release of her eagerly awaited debut album, The ArchAndroid. The star-studded featured cast includes the legendary Big Boi of OutKast, renowned poet Saul Williams, psychedelic dance-punk troupe Of Montreal, punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra.
The album was recorded at Wondaland Studios in Atlanta, but written all over the world, including but not limited to Moscow, Prague, Istanbul, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, and the Palace of the Dogs. The ArchAndroid was inspired not only by the energy of these places, but by such revolutionary musicians and artistic visionaries as Salvador Dalí, Walt Disney, OutKast, Stevie Wonder, Octavia Butler, David Bowie, Andy Warhol and John Williams. The album was Executive Produced by Nate Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Janelle Monáe, and Sean Diddy Combs, with Co-Executive Production from Big Boi of OutKast.1. Suite II Overture
2. Dance or Die
4. Locked Inside
5. Sir Greendown
6. Cold War
8. Neon Gumbo
9. Oh, Maker
10. Come Alive
11. Mushrooms & Roses
12. Suite III Overture
13. Neon Valley Street
14. Make The Bus
17. Say You'll Go
18. BaBopBye Ya$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tea for the TillermanCat Stevens' highly regarded 1970 release, Tea for the Tillerman came only seven months after the start of his comeback with Mona Bone Jakon and its arrangements, performances and songs are all enveloped in a confident grace and beauty. Stevens was able to pull off a rare feat with Tea for the Tillerman in that he was able to achieve pop accessibility without having to sacrifice artistic relevance. The album is also noteworthy for having four of its songs Where Do the Children Play?, On the Road to Find Out, Tea for the Tillerman and Miles from Nowhere featured in Hal Ashby and Colin Higgins' 1971 black comedy Harold and Maude.1. Where Do The Children Play?
2. Hard Headed Woman
3. Wild World
4. Sad Lisa
5. Miles From Nowhere
6. But I Might Die Tonight
7. Longer Boats
8. Into White
9. On The Road To Find Out
10. Father And Son
11. Tea For The Tillerman$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Few Small Repairs: 20th Anniversary EditionNewly Remastered & Expanded Album Features 7 Rare & Unreleased Bonus Tracks
The 20th Anniversary Edition of A Few Small Repairs will be available in 12 vinyl, featuring the remastered original album. This will be the title's first-ever vinyl release!
A Few Small Repairs includes the Grammy Award-winning Sunny Came Home plus chart-toppers You and The Mona Lisa and Nothin' On Me (the theme song for the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan). This expanded anniversary edition includes seven rare live performances culled from the Sony Music archives, plus enhanced artwork including newly-written liner notes by Shawn Colvin and producer John Leventhal and recently discovered archival photos.1. Sunny Came Home
2. Get Out of This House
3. The Facts About Jimmy
4. You and the Mona Lisa
6. I Want It Back
7. If I Were Brave
8. Wichita Skyline
9. 84,000 Different Delusions
10. Suicide Alley
11. What I Get Paid For
12. New Thing Now
13. Nothin' On Me
13. Sunny Came Home (Live at KFOG)
14. Trouble (Live from Columbia Records Radio Hour)
15. Get Out of This House (Live at KFOG)
16. The Facts About Jimmy (Live at the Ryman)
17. You and The Mona Lisa (Live at the Ryman)
18. If I Were Brave (Live from Columbia Records Radio Hour)
19. Ricochet in Time (Live at the Ryman)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nat King Cole & MeTwo-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist Gregory Porter's 3rd Blue Note album, Nat King Cole & Me, is a heartfelt tribute to his idol, the legendary singer, pianist and Capitol recording artist Nat King Cole.
With the help of 6-time GRAMMY-winning arranger Vince Mendoza, the London Studio Orchestra, a core band featuring pianist Christian Sands, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Ulysses Owens, and special guest trumpeter Terence Blanchard on two tracks, Porter revisits some of Cole s most cherished classics such as Mona Lisa, L-O-V-E, Nature Boy & The Christmas Song.1. Mona Lisa
3. Nature Boy
5. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
6. Miss Otis Regrets
7. Pick Yourself Up
8. When Love Was King
9. The Lonely One
11. I Wonder Who My Daddy Is
12. But Beautiful
13. Sweet Lorraine
14. For All We Know
15. The Christmas Song$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-CAP-6156xNat King Cole
UnforgettableEmerging as a great pop vocal stylist in 1954, Nat King Cole enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums thereon, but Unforgettable is perhaps the singer at his early peak. With romance as the watchword, Cole slides through some of his most familiar ballads, include the title selection, Portrait of Jennie, Mona Lisa, and I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons). There are quite a few lesser known, but attractive songs, plus a small handful of standards (What'll I Do? is a keeper) that round out this interesting collection. The very artistic, near surreal three-dimensional white, charcoal black, and royal blue-hued front cover may be the best part of this reissue, as it reflects a time period defined by its simplicity and yet its increasingly technological, superimposed modernity.
-Michael G. Nastos (All Music Guide)1. Unforgettable
2. A portrait of Jennie
3. What'll I Do?
4. Lost April
5. Answer Me, My Love
6. Hajji Baba (Persian Lament)
7. Too Young
8. Mona Lisa
9. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
10. Red Sails In the Sunset
12. Make Her Mine$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Art AngelsArt Angels features collaborations with Janelle Monáe and newcomer, Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. It was recorded primarily in her home studio in Los Angeles, CA, where she relocated to in 2014. Like all of her previous albums, Art Angels was written and recorded entirely as a solo endeavor. The new album features more live instrumentation than ever before on a Grimes record. She plays piano, guitar and violin, continuing her evolution as a musician and a producer for her most ambitious album to date.1. laughing and not being normal
3. SCREAM (ft. Aristophanes)
4. Flesh without Blood
5. Belly of the Beat
6. Kill V. Maim
10. World Princess part II
11. Venus Fly (ft. Janelle Monae)
12. Life in the Vivid Dream
13. Butterfly$26.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-DOG-0710xAll American Rejects
When The World Comes DownLimited Repress Gatefold LP On Clear Vinyl With White And Blue Starburst
The All-American Rejects began writing material for their third studio album in late December 2006 after wrapping up their Tournado tour, and continued through into the new year. But due to further touring and promotion for their second album Move Along, the band did not enter the studio until nearly a year later. This was also the first time lyricists Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter tried new methods of writing by escaping to various regional areas in North America to conceive new lyrics so that the songs could sound honest.
The first songs to be written that made it onto the album were I Wanna, Back to Me, and Breakin'. While I Wanna was written over a six-month period, with Ritter making constant refinements, the following songs Gives You Hell and Another Heart Calls were all written during a road trip to Vancouver, Canada, with Fallin' Apart and Mona Lisa (When the World Comes Down) getting scored in Rabun County, Georgia, the latter of which was recorded live in one take. The album was later named When the World Comes Down as Ritter saw the title track as a perfect, simple work of art.
The All-American Rejects began recording for When the World Comes Down at Skywalker Ranch in San Rafael, California and later at Barefoot Studios with producer Eric Valentine. The 16-piece orchestra featured on a dozen of the tracks was recorded at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California.
In an interview with She Knows Entertainment, Ritter commented I think When the World Comes Down has been a journey. I was twenty-three when I started writing this record. I'm twenty-four now... people say when you graduate college you figure out who you are. If I had graduated college, this would be that moment - now. I think I was most questioning life when I was getting off the road with Move Along and this record was therapy for me. It's everything I needed it to be for me.1. I Wanna
2. Fallin' Apart
3. Damn Girl
4. Gives You Hell
5. Mona Lisa
7. Another Heart Calls
8. Real World
9. Back To Me
11. The Wind Blows
13. Untitled$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
False PriestOf Montreals critical breakthrough Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? catapulted the band to the upper echelon of indie stardom. Their newest full-length False Priest finds mastermind Kevin Barnes teaming up with Grammy-nominated producer Jon Brion (Kanye West, Fiona Apple) at famed Ocean Way Recording (Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra).
False Priest is speaker rattling heavy on the low end and features appearances by Janelle Monáe and Solange Knowles (BeyoncÉs sister). The album also marks the return of organic instruments as live drums, strings and pianos eschew the midi sounds and sequencers of previous albums. False Priest features intricate packaging, including a 20-page booklet of new paintings from David Barnes and Gemini Tactics.1. I Feel Ya Strutter
2. Our Riotous Defects
3. Coquet Coquette
4. Godly Intersex
5. Enemy Gene
6. Hydra Fancies
7. Like a Tourist
8. Sex Karma
9. Girl Named Hello
10. Famine Affair
11. Casualty of You
12. Around the Way
13. You Do Mutilate?$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Nat King Cole StoryAnalogue Productions' Blue Note and Nat King Cole Reissues WIN A Positive Feedback 2010 Brutus Award!
...if you haven't picked up every one of the Blue Note and Nat King Cole reissues from Chad Kassem and company at Acoustic Sounds, you're really missing out! - David W. Robinson, Positive Feedback, Issue 52
The results on this five 45rpm 180g LP set are simply astonishing, particularly if you've heard the originals. The transparency, dynamics and three-dimensionality create the intense sensation of being in the studio with the musicians and especially with Cole who appears as a visceral, floating apparition between the speakers. The size and three-dimensionality of the vocal image produces the sensation of the listener being a 'fly on the microphone mike stand' listening to Cole perform, surrounded by musicians. The arrangements and performances are faithful to the originals but the sound of course is far superior. The feeling is of sitting in on history by being there, not merely eavesdropping after the fact. Music = 10/11; Sound = 11/11 - Michael Fremer, Musicangle
...mastered from the original three-track work tapes is a sonic spectacular that outdoes the original by a wide margin - as does its packaging. The SACD includes three-channel and two-channel mixes. A major reissue. Stereophile Records To Die For - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, February 2010
One of Nat King Cole's crowning achievements and a fittingly lavish celebration of a cultural and musical icon, The Nat King Cole Story offers a glorious overview of the career of one of the greatest and most beloved performers in popular music history. 38 tracks, many re-recorded in stereo for this anthology, offer a selection spanning his popular career.
His beginnings leading the popular jazz-oriented Nat King Cole Trio are represented with selections including Route 66 and I Love You (For Sentimental Reasons). Hits including Nature Boy, Mona Lisa, Unforgettable, Orange Colored Sky, Night Lights and Looking Back are here to represent his unparalleled string of memorable hits as a popular vocalist. Calypso Blues and Ay Cosita Linda help illustrate the range his projects could cover. More contemporary to this anthology, selections including Wild Is Love are augmented here with two huge hits as a special bonus, Ramblin' Rose and Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer to further expand the scope.
A talent and voice for all times with a body of work that could and did help define their eras, Nat King Cole's career offers some of the finest, most enduring and treasured recordings ever made. Nat King Cole could never be fully served by any one set. But this wonderful cornucopia stands as a fantastic celebration for the enthusiast and a good starting point for someone just beginning to explore The Nat King Cole Story.
Using the original first generation 2-track and 3-track session tapes from Capitol's vaults and all-analogue systems including custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, console and monitoring chain installed at AcousTech specially for these releases, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman realize the stunning beauty of these recordings in this 45-RPM 180-gram five album set.
Originally presented as a deluxe box set of 3 LPs in a canvas-bound embossed box with essays and pictures included in a album-sized booklet, The Nat King Cole Story was a prestigious release Capitol took obvious pride in. Complete with 5 LPs, canvas-bound embossed box and booklet with essays and pictures, Analogue Productions proudly recreates the experience for a new generation to cherish with this deluxe release. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.
There are 38 songs in this collection. Of those, three are the same recordings included on other Analogue Productions Nat King Cole reissues. Stardust (track 28) is the same version included on Love Is The Thing. St. Louis Blues (track 30) is the same version included on the album of that title. And Paradise (track 33) is the same version included on The Very Thought Of You. Three more songs - Sweet Lorraine, It's Only A Paper Moon and (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 - are songs that appear on After Midnight, however these versions are stereo re-recordings of the original arrangements from the 1940s.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Straighten Up And Fly Right
2. Sweet Lorraine
3. It's Only A Paper Moon
4. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
6. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)
7. Nature Boy
8. Lush Life
9. Calypso Blues
10. Mona Lisa
11. Orange Colored Sky
12. Too Young
14. Somewhere Along The Way
15. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
17. Blue Gardenia
18. I Am In Love
19. Answer Me, My Love
21. Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup
22. The Sand And The Sea
23. If I May
24. A Blossom Fell
25. To The Ends Of The Earth
26. Night Lights
29. Send For Me
30. St. Louis Blues
31. Looking Back
32. Non Dimenticar (Don't Forget)
34. Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep
35. Ay, Cosita Linda
36. Wild Is Love (spoken intro and song)
37. Ramblin' Rose
38. Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days Of Summer$149.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Option Paralysis (Red Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)Pressed On Red Vinyl
Limited Edition of 500 Copies
Printed Dust Sleeve & Vinyl-Only Bonus Track
At first glance, "Option Paralysis" seems like a highly inappropriate title to describe the constantly evolving output of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. But once you're faced with the cumulative power and vision of guitarist Ben Weinman, vocalist Greg Puciato, bassist Liam Wilson, guitarist Jeff Tuttle and new drummer Billy Rymer, you'll wonder-right after you pick yourself up off the floor-why more bands don't achieve similar force-of-nature status.
"The title 'Option Paralysis' represents being in a situation where you have so many choices you can't decide, and end up being frozen," says founding member Weinman about the mindset permeating the band's fourth full-length album. "Back in the early days when I started to discover music, go to shows and find out about new bands, there were 'filters' from various circumstances - geography, economic status, etc - which deeply affected how a band sounded and what they stood for. Now, everyone is going through the same filter-namely computers and the internet-and everyone has the same circumstances: Everybody's seeing the same thing for the first time at the very same time, simultaneously all over the world. That very system is negatively affecting art and has created a situation where everything is influencing itself and art is not based on struggle, personal scarcity or unique and personal inspiration. This cultural revolutions is a big part of what determines our mission. We're not listening to any of the bands around us for some kind of input as to what we should sound like. At this point, we're using our own accomplishments as a measurement of what we need to do next."
From their early days in the late-'90s as short-haired Rutgers, New Jersey, college students delivering hyper-complex thrash to audiences of boorish long-haired surly metalheads, to performing with NINE INCH NAILS on the pioneering electronic band's farewell shows, the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have merely one prerogative: to go forward in ALL directions simultaneously. Their groundbreaking 1999 debut full-length, "Calculating Infinity", is inarguably the essential technical-metal talisman for the 21st century, melding hardcore's blinding rage with a musical vision that made most progressive-rock bands sound positively lazy by comparison. "Irony Is A Dead Scene", the band's 2002 collaboration with Mike Patton, maintained their patented extremity while exploring electronic textures. The 2004 follow-up, "Miss Machine", (the first record to showcase frontman, Puciato) was a distillation of the band's work thus far, while including jaw-dropping flirtations with mainstream metal ("Unretrofied") that further enforced DILLINGER's desire-and ability-to take their music wherever the hell they wanted. 2007's "Ire Works" had the band finding inspiration from underground glitch and breakcore electronica, as well as indigenous music genres, in a world seemingly overrun with metalcore bores and screamo trend-hoppers. THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN's unerring sweat equity has consistently found resonance with listeners on both sides of the stages the band trod upon.
"Option Paralysis" marks the beginning of another trajectory in the DEP mythology. After aligning themselves with the renowned Relapse label for most of their career, the band entered into a deal with the French label SEASON OF MIST to put out "Option Paralysis", tagging their new PARTY SMASHER INC label. "We signed a pretty traditional record deal with them for one record," explains Weinman. "What's exciting is that Michael [Berberian, SOM label founder] is a really big music fan and has a great understanding of how we operate. He was totally aware of the possibilities and limitations of working with a band like us-he's not expecting pop hits-and he's been extremely enthusiastic to dive right in and make it work for everyone."
Produced by Steve Evetts, Dillinger's new music is positively abundant with possibilities. Drummer Billy Rymer, whom Weinman describes as "young and hungry," now occupies the engine room that powers the band. Frontman, Puciato has always had a knack with a bellow that could make reciting a grocery list seem like an exhortation to open the mouth of Hell. But feeling some of the lyrics on "Option Paralysis", you can't positively determine if the singer is handing down indictments ("Farewell, Mona Lisa") or feeling emotionally wounded. "This record is concept driven but there is still a very emotional and personal aspect to his lyrics," says Weinman soberly. "He's going through transitional stages in his life right now." Nothing so eloquently supports that statement than the six and-a-half-minute "Widower", where the band are joined by veteran David Bowie keyboardist Mike Garson for an aural excursion that incorporates piano-trio jazz, tender balladry and anthemic power. While there's no shortage of DEP plasma-balls on "Option Paralysis" ("Room Full Of Eyes", "Good Neighbor"), the band keep things fresh with the math-rock/free-jazz convergence of "I Wouldn't If You Didn't," the electro-tweaked "Chinese Whispers" and the closing "Parasitic Twins". The latter track sports lead vocals courtesy of guitarist Tuttle, as well as Beach Boys-styled harmonies and a major-key Weinman solo that's more Clapton (ca. Derek And The Dominos) than calculus crush. Clearly, this is not your older brother's DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. "We're just trying to make music we can be stimulated by," says Weinman about the assorted directions and sonic vistas on "Option Paralysis". "We consider ourselves songwriters, which is kind of odd when you consider the kind of band most would consider us."
As passionate about their craft as ever, DEP are looking to ramp up things even more in 2010, with a planet-beating touring campaign that includes basement shows, a stint on the main stage at this summer's Vans Warped Tour, a performance at the legendary Cochella festival, and various points in between. But after 12 years of deliberately challenging themselves, as well as the preconceived notions of critics and the strict genre-specific zealots of the world's underground music scenes, the big question remains: What is the mission of the DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN? It's a question Weinman addresses with equal parts melancholy, unwavering determination and humor. "I've been trying for a while to have someone explain that to me," he says, laughing. "Seriously, 'Option Paralysis' represents why we're here and why we're still making music. We started at a time when there wasn't all this access to the larger world. Our only goal was to make a small dent in the scene that we were in. The fact we've made it this far and that we're still relevant is really special to me. I feel that it is extremely important for bands like us to continue to represent the ethic and attitude that was present during a time that doesn't exist anymore."
"That," he says, pausing to smile. "And I have to pay my mortgage somehow "1. Farewell, Mona Lisa
2. Good Neighbor
3. Gold Teeth on a Bum
4. Crystal Morning
5. Endless Endings
7. Room Full of Eyes
8. Chinese Whispers
9. I Wouldn't If You Didn't
10. Parasitic Twins
11. Chuck McChip (vinyl only bonus track)$21.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Wondaland Presents: The EephusWondaland Presents: The Eephus is the upcoming debut extended play (EP) by the artists signed to Wondaland Records. It is scheduled to be released on August 14, 2015 and will include five tracks featuring Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, Roman GianArthur, Deep Cotton, and St. Beauty.1. Let's Get Caught - Deep Cotton feat. Jidenna
2. Classic Man - Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur
3. Yoga - Janelle Monáe and Jidenna
4. Going Nowhere - St. Beauty
5. iKnow - Roman GianArthur
6. Classic Man (Remix) - Jidenna feat. Kendrick Lamar$12.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Tribute To The Great Nat King ColeEarly in his career Motown legend Marvin Gaye had wanted to be a crooner and his primary idol in this field was Nat
King Cole. So it's only natural that he would pay tribute to him on this covers album midway through his early 60's
success. This album features the favorites, "Unforgettable," "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Mona Lisa," and many more.1. Nature Boy
2. Ramblin' Rose
3. Too Young
5. Straighten Up And Fly Right
6. Mona Lisa
8. To The Ends Of The Earth
9. Sweet Lorraine
10. It's Only A Paper Moon
11. Send For Me
12. Calypso Blues$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Fillmore - June 7, 1968Collector's edition double LP set of psychedelic supergroup Quicksilver Messenger Service performing live at the height of their powers!
Classic line-up featuring the twin guitar attack of Gary Duncan and John Cipollina tearing through the band's best songs including "Pride Of Man,"
"Acapulco Gold & Silver," and "Light Your Windows" PLUS blues classics "Who Do You Love?," "Mona" and more!
Packaged with detailed liner notes and rare photos!LP1
1. Pride of Man
2. If You Live (Your Time Will Come)
3. Dino's Song
4. Smokestack Lightnin'
6. Light Your Windows
1. Back Door Man
2. Acapulco Gold & Silver
3. Who Do You Love?
4. The Fool$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Some NightsComprised of ex-The Format frontman Nate Ruess, Steel Train frontman Jack Antonoff, and ex-Anathallo member/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dorst, the New York City-based indie pop group Fun. made their debut in 2009 with Aim and Ignite. The band is making their welcome return with the sophomore album, Some Nights which will be released courtesy of Fueled by Ramen Records. Produced by Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce), the 10-track affair is highlighted by the slow building, harmony rich single, We Are Young which features a quest appearance by Janelle Monáe.1. Some Nights Intro
2. Some Nights
3. We Are Young (ft. Janelle Monáe)
4. Carry On
5. It Gets Better
6. Why Am I the One
7. All Alone
8. All Alright
9. One Foot
10. Stars$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Ego DeathEgo Death is the third studio album by American hip hop soul band, The Internet. The album was recorded primarily in Syd tha Kyd's basement in a three week period.
The band says Ego Death is about being vulnerable and honest. It's about us growing up as a band and as individuals, and the challenges we're facing and learning from. It's about us acknowledging our egos and the egos around us, and using them the best way we know how. Ego Death features guest appearances from the likes of Janelle Monae, Tyler, the Creator, and Vic Mensa.LP1
1. Get Away
3. Under Control
4. Go With It
5. Just Sayin/I Tried
6. For Wood
1. Special Affair
2. Something's Missing
3. Partners in Crome Part Three
4. Penthouse Cloud
7. Missing You$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Sunshine of Your YouthPhilly-based band Cheerleader follow up 2014's On
Your Side EP and their UK-only "Perfect Vision" 7"
with their first full-length album, The Sunshine of Your
Youth. NYLON called them "the love child of Passion
Pit and St. Lucia." NME listed the band in their Top 10
new bands of 2014, saying "[Cheerleader] recall New
Order at their most addictive," while KCRW said
Cheerleader's music is "giddy, triumphant world conquering
optimism. This is straight up power pop."
Songwriters Joe Haller and Chris Duran are joined
by keyboardist and guitarist Josh Pannepacker,
drummer Carl Bahner and bassist Paul Impellizeri to
create their undeniably anthemic freshman effort,
The Sunshine of Your Youth. The album is 10 tracks
produced and mixed by Mark Needham (Imagine
Dragons, Mona, Youngblood Hawke, Tokyo Police
Club).1. New Daze
2. The Sunshine of Your Youth
3. On Your Side
4. Do What You Want
5. Perfect Vision
6. Haunted Love
7. A Million Ways
9. The Quiet Life
10. Little Bird$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bad Moms SoundtrackImport
Limited Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On Pink & Black Mixed Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes 4-Page Booklet
PVC Protective Sleeve
Featuring DNCE, KT Tunstall, Janelle MonaÉ, Foreigner, Walk The Moon, Icona Pop (feat. Charli XCX) & Many More
Limited Edition Release For Mother's Day
Bad Moms is a 2016 American black comedy film directed and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore (The Hangover). The film stars an ensemble cast that includes Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Christina Applegate.
Bad Moms won a People's Choice award for Best Comedy. The film premiered on July 19, 2016, and grossed over $179 million in less than a year and became a surprising blockbuster movie.
Amy (Mila Kunis) has a seemingly perfect life - a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However, she's over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she's about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities, going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun, and self-indulgence - putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.
A sequel (A Bad Mom's Christmas) and spin-off (Bad Dads) are scheduled for later this year.
The soundtrack includes well-known songs and artists like DNCE, KT Tunstall, Janelle MonaÉ, Foreigner, Walk The Moon, Icona Pop feat Charli XCX and many more. Christopher Lennertz (Medal of Honor, Sausage Party, Smurfs: The Lost Village) composed the score music.
Especially for Mother's Day, the first 500 numbered copies are pressed on pink & black mixed vinyl, with black vinyl thereafter.1. Tightrope - Janelle Monáe
2. I Love It - Icona Pop Featuring Charli XCX
3. Hello Sunshine - Dena Deadly Featuring Memoir
4. Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
5. Confident - Demi Lovato
6. Girls Will Be Girls - Sophie Beem
7. Sweet Jane - Garrett Kato
8. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
9. Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
10. Bad Moms (Suite) Featuring KT Tunstall
11. Enough Is Enough (Suite) Featuring KT Tunstall
12. Get Your Tits Up (Suite) Featuring KT Tunstall$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SONM-RCA-1218xSmoke & Jackal
EP No. 1EP No. 1 marks the first collaboration between Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) and Nick Brown (Mona). Followill and Brown began recording as Smoke & Jackal earlier this year, fueled by multiple bottles of red wine and a shared fascination with timbre, rhythm, and aural adventure. They set to work at Brown's Nashville home studio and before the first evening was through, the duo had crafted both No Tell and the stunning psychedelic slow jam, Fall Around. The two musicians immediately understood they had created something special, an evocative and original melding of oceanic rock with bottomless grooves and hypnotic dub textures. Just over one week later, EP1 was complete. Defined by Followill's liquid bass lines and Brown's soaring and expressive vocals, songs like Road Side and the closing Safe Face are both ingenious and accessible, their surprising soundscapes counterpointed by indelible melodies and haunting hooks. Smoke & Jackal's EP1 is the sound of two talented friends allowing their music to freely go places no one could have anticipated.1. Fall Around
2. No Tell
3. You're Lost
4. Road Side
5. Ok Ok
6. Save Face$24.9910 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Top Of The WorldSlightly Stoopid's Top of the World continues the onward and upward trend within the band members' musicianship, while bringing the purity and energy of their live shows into the studio for recording sessions. Top of the World is most comparatively aligned with Slightly Stoopid's 2005 studio release of Closer to the Sun, except now the addition and solidification of both trumpet and saxophone are more profound. This is certainly not a step backwards, if anything, Slightly Stoopid enhanced their sound ten fold from their most successful album of all time.
Top of the World contains everything a music enthusiast will adore long after the first spin of the album. Whether the listener adores the hip-hop beats of the album's title track, the uplifting horns on "Don't Stop", the pure roots-reggae style of "Work", or the soulful cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire," Top of the World has all the necessary qualities of an instant classic.
To take the album to another level, Slightly Stoopid invited a whole host of musical studs in their own right with Barrington Levy on "Ur Love", "Ska Diddy" featuring Angelo Moore of Fishbone, "Just Thinkin" featuring Chali 2na, "Mona June" featuring Angela Hunte, "Hiphoppablues" with G. Love, and the legendary Jamaican singer and songwriter Don Carlos on "Marijuana".
The band name Slightly Stoopid doesn't initially give off the sense of soothing melodies, full-brained lyricism and heartfelt tracks from beginning to end, but that is exactly what Top of the World portrays to the listener. Slightly Stoopid's seventh studio album is the band's most complete and all encompassing sound ever tracked, and they recorded it organically in their own studio on their own time.
If you are looking for a 21-track album that will keep the sense of feel good summer vibes alive long into the fall and winter seasons, then Top of the World is the ideal remedy to bring the sound of Ocean Beach, California right to your side. -- Reviewed By: Kris Siuta1. Top Of The World
2. Don't Stop
3. Devils Door
4. Serious Man
5. Way You Move
6. Drink Professionally
7. Ur Love (feat. Barrington Levy)
8. We Don't Wanna Go
9. Ska Diddy (feat. Angelo Moore)
10. Just Thinking (feat. Chali 2na)
11. Deal With Rhythm
12. Pon Da Horizon
14. Mona June (feat. Angela)
15. Rhythm Streets
16. Hiphoppablues (feat. G Love)
17. New Day
18. Underneath The Pressure
19. Marijuana (feat. Don Carlos)
20. I'm On Fire
21. Intro To Organics (feat. Don Papaila)$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure)Ranked 189/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Without question, this follow-up to Quicksilver Messenger Service's self-titled debut release is the most accurate in portraying the band on vinyl in the same light as the group's critically and enthusiastically acclaimed live performances. The album is essentially centered around the extended reworkings of Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love? and Mona, as well as the lesser lauded - yet no less intense - contribution of Gary Duncan's (guitar/vocals) Calvary. This album is the last to feature the original quartet incarnation of QMS. The collective efforts of John Cipollina (guitar/vocals), Greg Elmore (percussion), David Freiberg (bass/vocals), and the aforementioned Duncan retain the uncanny ability to perform with a psychedelic looseness of spirit, without becoming boring or in the least bit pretentious. The side-long epic Who Do You Love? suite is split into an ensemble introduction and coda as well as four distinct sections for the respective bandmembers.
- John Cipollina (guitar)
- Gary Duncan (guitar, vocals)
- David Freiberg (bass, vocals)
- Greg Elmore (drums, percussion)
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Who Do You Love - Part 1
2. When You Love
3. Where You Love
4. How You Love
5. Which Do You Love
6. Who Do You Love - Part 2
8. Maiden of the Cancer Moon
10. Happy Trails$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now