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My Head Is An AnimalOf Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. With the Icelandic group's bright, trumpeting single Little Talks winning over one blog at a time, Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and her bandmates (co-singer/guitarist Ragnar Raggi Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, piano/accordion player Árni Guðjónsson, and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson) are well on their way to becoming citizens of the world.
Nanna, who began as the acoustic act Songbird, recruited extra hands to bolster her sound for a solo show. She liked how her vocals commingled with Raggi's, so they started writing songs together and in 2010 morphed into Of Monsters and Men. As victors of 2010's Músiktilraunir, the new group earned a slot on the influential Iceland Airwaves festival later that year, followed by Seattle's radio station KEXP posting Little Talks from a Living Room Session filmed there, setting the telltale ripple effect in motion. By the summer of 2011 Little Talks hit #1 in the band's native country, and people around the world seemed to be listening to us, marvels Raggi. The band was asked to perform again at Iceland Airwaves 2011, where KEXP then anointed the group as easily the most buzzed about band.
Though their reach is growing broader, the group's appeal has remained distinct. Their music is as fantastical as it is pretty. For inspiration, they often reference random stories they've read. The chanting, tribal Six Weeks was inspired by the true tale of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, seemingly left for dead after a bear attack. As for the swelling, epic From Finner, it's about a whale that has a house on its back says Raggi on which people travel across the ocean, exploring different places and having adventures. Little Talks, explores loneliness and insanity, while Love Love Love ruefully ruminates on heartbreak. If you listen to the lyrics, they're not as uplifting, he says. But our music is meant to be fun to sing along to.
Their full-length debut, My Head Is an Animal immediately reached #1 in their native Iceland and will now see its worldwide release via Universal Records. The album features production by Of Monsters and Men, Aron Amaarsson and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids) while Craig Silvey (Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire) handled mixing duties. My Head Is An Animal sounds like a dream and its pure bliss to listen to!1. Dirty Paws
2. King and Lionheart
3. Mountain Sound
4. Slow and Steady
5. From Finner
6. Little Talks
7. Six Weeks
8. Love Love Love
9. Your Bones
12. Yellow Light$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lesser OceansLESSER OCEANS features Fences cohorts Benjamin Greenspan and Lindsey Starr as well as production from such studio luminaries as Jacquire King (Of Monsters and Men, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse) and Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, The Lonely Forest), the latter of which helmed Fences' new single "Sunburns."1. Songs About Angels
2. The Lake
3. Dogs At The Table
4. Arrows (feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)
5. Running Off The Gods
7. Dusty Beds
8. My Mountain Is Cold
9. Lesser Oceans
10. Temple Dreaming$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Beneath The SkinOf Monsters And Men is back with their highly anticipated sophomore album "Beneath The Skin". After two years of touring, writing music and developing their sound, the award winning band is back with a more complex and
compelling sound that is sure to excite their fans and draw in listeners across the world.LP1
4. Wolves Without Teeth
6. Slow Life
2. Black Water
3. Thousand Eyes
4. I Of The Storm
5. We Sink$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Della MaeWith an approach that's steeped in tradition yet firmly rooted in the present, Della Mae draws from a well of
influences to create vibrantly original music that conveys their expansive musical vision with timeless lyrical truths and a contemporary sensibility all their own, placing them alongside such young acts as the Avett Brothers, Punch Brothers, and the Lumineers. Produced by Jacquire King (Of Monsters and Men, Dawes, Kings of Leon), this is the all-female combo's 2nd album for Rounder.1. Boston Town
2. Rude Awakening
3. Can't Go Back
4. For the Sake of my Heart
5. Good Blood
6. To Ohio
8. Take One Day
9. Long Shadow
10. No Expectations
11. High Away Gone$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Money Monster Soundtrack
First Pressing Of 500 Copies On 180 Green Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
Includes A 4 Page Booklet
PVC Protective Sleeve
In the taut and tense thriller Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a bombastic TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor (Jack O'Connell) takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.
Dominic Lewis, a British-born film composer, has been working with some of Hollywood's most acknowledged and revered composers, including, but not limited to Hans Zimmer, Ramin Djawadi, Henry Jackman and John Powell. He is now a resident composer at Zimmer's renowned Santa Monica musical think-tank, Remote Control Productions.
His additional music credits to date include the films Rio, Kung Fu Panda 2, X-Men: 1st Class, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Interview, as well as multiple commercials.
Henry Jackman has done production work with artists including Mike Oldfield (Voyager), Sally Oldfield (Flaming Star), Trevor Horn/Art of Noise (The Seduction of Claude Debussy), Elton John and Gary Barlow. He made scores for X-Men: 1st Class, The 5th Wave, Kick Ass 2, This Is The End and many more.1. Opening Bell
2. Bear Market
3. Initial Claims
4. Triple Buy
6. Human Error
7. Hostile Takeover
8. Outside World
9. Rallying Market
10. High Frequency Fraud
11. Market Crash
12. Closing Bell
13. Global Players$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
"Blond and boisterous, music's newest hot chick" - Teen Vogue
"Artist To Watch" - Esquire
"Blown away by her voice" - Perez Hilton
"Dangerously Catchy" - Entertainment Weekly
Pop, blues, soul, and rock'n'roll singer/songwriter/guitarist/ banjoist Elle King announces today that her debut album LOVE STUFF will be released on RCA Records.
Elle worked with acclaimed collaborators on LOVE STUFF including Jeff Bhasker (Fun., Kanye West, The Rolling Stones), Eg White (Adele, Sam Smith), Jacknife Lee (R.E.M., U2, Crystal Castles), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney), Martin Johnson, and Dave Bassett, among others.
Her single "Ex's & Oh's" was #1 Most Added at AAA radio upon release and has received tremendous praise: Billboard raves "Mix Duffy's vocals, the Black Keys' urgent rhythms and a hook and tempo that recalls P!nk's So What, and you have Elle King's catchy and clever RCA debut." Perez Hilton writes: "She's like a modern-day Janis Joplin! Elle King is the real deal! A true talent!" Muumuse declares: "Elle King, the man eatin', shit talkin' spitfire of your dreams or nightmares. (Boys: You've been warned)."
LOVE STUFF showcases Elle's powerful voice, tremendous songwriting, playful spirit, and bad-ass ways with lyrics that chronicle bad boyfriends, passionate relationships, and heartbreak.
Elle has toured with Of Monsters and Men, Train, Ed Sheeran, Michael Kiwanuka, and many others. With the release of her critically acclaimed 4 track EP,THE ELLE KING EP, Elle made her network television debut with her single "Playing For Keeps" on the Late Show With David Letterman (click here to watch her performance).The track was featured as the theme song for VH1's "Mob Wives Chicago" and chosen for the national TV ad campaign for Mad Men. With the release of her EP, Elle has been featured by Esquire, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, and many more.1. Where The Devil Don't Go
2. Ex's & Oh's
3. Under the Influence
4. Last Damn Night
5. Kocaine Karolina
6. Song of Sorrow
7. America's Sweetheart
8. I Told You I Was Mean
9. Ain't Gonna Drown
11. Make You Smile
12. See You Again$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Island SongsThis musical project documents an ambitious undertaking by producer and composer Arnalds and a cast of collaborators. Weekly for seven weeks, Arnalds recorded each piece in a unique location in Iceland with local musicians including a music teacher, a brass band, a choir, and the singer Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir, from Of Monsters and Men.1. Arbakkinn
7. Doria$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
When to Talk and When to ListenHard-working Canadian rock quartet Current Swell are back with their forthcoming new album When To Talk and When To Listen. Produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, James Bay, Of Monsters And Men, Shania Twain, Norah Jones etc), When To Talk and When To Listen is set for release via Nettwerk.1. Marsha
2. You Got It Easy
3. It Ain't Right
4. When To Talk and When To Listen
5. Woman In White
6. Staying Up All Night
7. Use Me Like You Do
8. Thief of Joy
9. Like I Fight For You
10. Time and The Weight
11. Marsha Reprise$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Weight Of Your LoveThe Weight Of Your Love is the follow up to Editors' two consecutive Number One UK albums, 2007's An End Has A Start, and 2009's In This Light And On This Evening. Their debut album, 2005's The Back Room, has sold over half a million copies in the UK. It is the first album to feature new members Justin Lockey and Elliott Williams following the departure of founding member Chris Urbanowicz in 2012. It was recorded at Blackbird Studio in Nashville with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Of Monsters And Men, Kings Of Leon) and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arctic Monkeys, The Horrors, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver).LP1
1. The Weight
3. A Ton Of Love
4. What Is This Thing Called Love
3. Two Hearted Spider
4. The Phone Book
5. Bird Of Prey$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Business As Usual180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Featuring The Classic Hit Singles Down Under And Who Can It Be Now?
Original Black And White (Australian) Jacket
Business As Usual is the debut album of Australian new wave band Men at Work, which was originally released in 1981 and became one of the most successful albums internationally by an Australian group. It spent an unprecedented 15 weeks at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 from late 1982 to early 1983; and five weeks at No. 1 in the United Kingdom Albums Chart in early 1983.
Business As Usual was also one of the highest selling Australian albums in the early 80s, with 6 million copies sold in the US and 15 million sold worldwide.
The first single Who Can It Be Now? was a strong top 3 hit single, but the second single Down Under became a monster hit and reached the number 1 spot in several charts around the globe.
The high-quality re-issue by Music On Vinyl has the original black and white (Australian) jacket artwork.1. Who Can It Be Now?
2. I Can See It In Your Eyes
3. Down Under
5. Helpless Automation
6. People Just Love To Play With Words
7. Be Good Johnny
8. Touching The Untouchables
9. Catch A Star
10. Down By The Sea$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Royal BloodFeaturing their two singles to date - 'Little Monster' and 'Come On Over' - the album is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. Royal Blood are the result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers. Their ferocious attack is the result of just two men - vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher.
The album's striking cover art was provided by Dan Hillier, an artist who is acclaimed for his black line work, combining Victorian sensibilities with a fascination for animal and landscape attributes with leanings towards the esoteric.1. Little Monster
2. Out Of The Black
3. Come On Over
4. Figure It Out
5. You Can Be So Cruel
6. Blood Hands
8. Little Monster
9. Loose Change
11. Ten Tonne Skeleton
12. Better Strangers$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Superior Catholic FingerStarting with a random snippet of evangelist preaching isn't necessarily the newest of touches in music, but putting it at the beginning of a track called Monster Lust has its own appeal. Creed's second solo album was his conscious return to the more zoned-and-stoned style of Chrome, though given how there was a fair amount of that on X-Rated Fairy Tales it would be more accurate to say that on Finger Creed just decided to let everything run riot. Tempos are often more stretched out than before, effects are tweaked and then tweaked again; in short, it's everything that a lot of rock music both mainstream and underground in 1988 was generally avoiding. With new drummer Ted Preuss helping out with returning bassist Duran, Creed leads his merry men into another fantastic bout of aggro-death-science-fiction snarl. Creed's low, vicious voice perfectly suits his abrasive feedback and more, while the rhythm section can both pound out things in a metal-punk style or just go with the flow. Who Cares is one of the best in the latter vein, with heavily flanged drums mixing with the simple but effective basslines as Creed goes off with both guitar and distorted vocals. Thick blasts of feedback that fill up the mix in both rhythm and soloing often remain the way of things for Creed; Too Bad, with its quick, almost punky verses, is a great example of him at his most crazed. The title track is one of Creed's best, a slow-and-low number with another great taking-off-to-Mars solo from the band and some disturbing rumbles down deep in the bass. Sometimes things maybe get a bit lost along the way -- The Cookie Jar descends into some aimless bits before picking up the groove again -- but otherwise Creed once again is flying high.
-All Music Guide1. Monster Lust
2. Mustard Dog
3. Superior Catholic Finger
4. Too Bad
5. The Bridge
6. Who Cares
7. The Cookie Jar
8. Weekends$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
The Magic CityOn the original 1965 The Magic City LP, issued on Saturn, the monster 27-1/2 minute title track sprawled across side A. Ra customarily supervised the Arkestra's improvisational process via keyboard cues or hand signals. He was always in charge-hence critic Simon Adams describing the title track as 27 minutes of controled freedom. The Magic City was never performed in concert; saxophonist John Gilmore said it was unreproducible, a tapestry of sound. Although shorter in scope than side A's magnum opus, the four works on The Magic City's flip side reflect the same improvisational approach, spatiality, and lack of structure. One session outtake, Other Worlds, an alternate version of Shadow World, is included as a bonus track on side B.
For this definitive edition, historical and technical liner notes are provided by noted jazz historian Ben Young, who restored and remastered the album with his Triple Point Records partner Joe Lizzi. Both men have been recognized for their extensive work on the Grammy Nominated Albert Ayler boxset, released on John Fahey's Revenant records in 2005.
First-generation Saturn pressings of The Magic City were monophonic. A full stereo version had been issued on Sun Ra's Thoth subsidiary label sometime after 1969; however, it suffered from a technical flaw that prevented many copies of the LP from tracking cleanly through the first cut on side B. A 1973 gatefold LP reissue on Impulse featured reprocessed stereo. For this definitive reissue, Cosmic Myth Records used stereo sources which are superior to the Thoth pressing.
Cosmic Myth Records issues recordings under license from Sun Ra LLC, comprised of the heirs and rights holders of Sun Ra's music. The series is being co-produced and supervised by Irwin Chusid (Raymond Scott, Esquivel, Langley School Music Project) and Michael D. Anderson, who maintains the Sun Ra Music Archive, the world's foremost collection of original Ra session masters.$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FeelThe LP version of "Feel" comes with a bonus CD.
Sleeping With Sirens has turned into a monster of a band. As the band prepares to release their 3rd full length album, they
are selling a combined 4,000+ albums a week of catalog, with all 3 titles (2 full lengths and 1 Ep) fast approaching 100k sales
apiece. The EP hasn't been out a full year and has sold over 84,000 units. While the band is on a steep climb up, it's been
something Sleeping With Sirens has worked towards for years, creating a large, rock solid foundation of loyal fans who are
eagerly awaiting the new album. For the past few years Sleeping With Sirens has been touring non-stop, with bands such as
Of Mice & Men, Pierce the Veil and Memphis May Fire, including a stint on the Vans Warped Tour. The band is currently
doing a full US headliner that has been 100% sold out and will be on the Main Stage of The Vans Warped Tour this summer
after doing a sold out UK and European Tour in May.
The band's 3rd album is their best material yet. Teaming up with Cameron Mizell who they've worked with
on a previous full length, and enlisting mixer Dan Korneff (Breaking Benjamin, My Chemical Romance,
Mayday Parade) and masterer Ted Jensen (Green Day, Bon Jovi, The Offspring) to complete the
team creating the album, Sleeping With Sirens was able to deliver their best, most heartfelt album,
sonically more superior than anything they've done to date. With tracks like the radio friendly single
Alone (featuring rapper MGK) to the hard hitting anthems like Congratulations (featuring Matty
Mullins of Memphis May Fire), Feel is sure to instantly please their current fans while winning over
countless new people!1. Feel
2. Here We Go
3. Free Now
4. Alone (FEAT. MGK)
5. I'll Take You There (FEAT. Shayley Bourget)
6. The Best There Ever Was
8. Congratulations (FEAT. Matty Mullins)
9. Deja Vu
10. These Things I've Done
12. Satellites$14.99Vinyl LP With CD - Sealed Buy Now
A Fistful Of Peril (Out Of Stock)CZARFACE (Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric) is back! Fresh off the heels of their collaboration with Marvel Comics the trio continues to combine music and art with their latest release A Fistful of Peril.
The back story of this album begins in the summer while Deck and Esoteric were in the studio recording some new Czarface material. During this time Marvel Comics had reached out to Czarface wanting some music to soundtrack their Black Panther web series, promoting their breakout comic of the same name. This Marvel meeting spawned the lead track All in Together Now and served as the primary inspiration for a fleshed-out album that nobody saw coming. The group camped out in the studio playing beats, talking comics, video games, and pop culture....what came about was A Fistful of Peril.
Starting the album off with the ARP keyboard odyssey of Electric Level 1 is like entering the vortex of color and light in Kubrick's 2001. The aptly titled Two in the Chest showcases Deck & Eso's ability to deliver punchlines and pop culture references with ease over an exceptional bass and guitar combo. Czar Wars has the two sparring back and forth bringing that 'X-Men/Danger Room' mentality that Deck often to refers to when in Czar-mode. Psycho Les of The Beatnuts steps in on Dust while Lizard City introduces 'Czarface Pajamas'. Yes you read that correctly. The off-kilter Steranko has Meyhem Lauren and Rast join forces with Czarface as they weave their way through a mind-bending array of varying beats. Other features on the album are Conway on Machine, Man & Monster and AOTP's Blacastan on Tarantulas. Another one of the album's highlights is Dare Iz A Darkseid which along with Talk That Talk is the perfect balance of wit and humor that make up the core of Czarface.
Building on an already rock solid foundation with two critically acclaimed albums, A Fistful of Peril features some of the groups most cohesive material. The chemistry between the hungry-as-ever Deck and Eso overflows as the two mc's trade lines, humor and plenty of razor sharp lyrics over the backbone of 7L production. A Fistful of Peril in a word? Excelsior!1. Electric Level 1
2. Two In The Chest
3. Czar Wars
4. Dust (feat. Psycho Les)
5. Revenge On Lizard City
6. Machine, Man, & Monster (feat. Conway)
7. Dare Iz A Darkseid
8. Tarantulas (feat. Blacastan)
10. Steranko (feat. Meyhem Lauren & Rast RFC)
11. Talk That Talk
12. All In Together Now
13. Level Electric$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock