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On The MouthThird proper full-length, recorded in LA with greaser/handyman/all-around good guy John Reis of Rocket from the Crypt. Features the hits The Question is How Fast and Precision Auto. Remastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Company.1. Precision Auto
2. From the Curve
3. For Tension
5. Package Thief
6. Swallow That
7. I Guess I Remembered It Wrong
8. New Low
10. The Question Is How Fast
11. Trash Heap
13. The Only Piece That You Get$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Church MouthWhile this new album maintains its artistic mix of aurora borealis-avant-indie pop and post-punk, Church Mouth paves a new musical path for the band. A departure from 2006's drum-machine and sequencer-heavy Waiter: You Vultures!, Church Mouth leans on Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, and Santana for inspiration. Front man John Gourley was also listening to a lot of Blind Willie Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson when he wrote the record. While most of us who grew up in the continental US were raised on Saturday morning cartoons and sugary cereal, Gourley's Alaskan upbringing was unorthodox; his youth spent exploring nature in one of the few virtually untouched territories left in the world. As a result, his striking enigmatic vision makes its mark on the band's packaging, merch design, videos, photos, posters, and the music.1. Church Mouth
2. Sugar Cinnamon
3. Tellers Tellers Tell Me
4. My Mind
7. Oh Lord
8. Bellies Are Full
10. The Bottom
11. Sleeping Sleepers Sleep
12. Sun Brother$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dragon MouthFollowing their split 7" with LA's Aeges released last October, Dust Moth now releases their debut EP, Dragon Mouth. A dense, layered genre-defying statement in six distinct movements. The band is comprised of current & former members of such influential bands as These Arms Are Snakes, Minus The Bear, Undertow, Aeges, and XVIII Individual Eyes. Taking the sound hinted at on their debut single "Toto", the band has upped the ante for themselves across the board. The songs are deceptively heavy while simultaneously lush with atmosphere, as Irene Barbaric's haunting croon floats effortlessly above it all. The album spans the emotional spectrum with some moments feeling unbearably morose and others feeling utterly triumphant. Few debut EPs sound this confident, this direct, or this special. Dragon Mouth was produced, recorded, and mixed by Matt Bayles, who is also a full time member of the band (keys). His resume is no secret, and includes such legendary bands as Isis, Mastodon, Botch, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and many more. It was then sent off to be mastered by Chris Common (Palms, Pelican, The Sword). The album will be released on March 25th via The Mylene Sheath.1. Pounding
4. Casual Friends
6. Redbone$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Glowing MouthNew York was wearing on Kyle Wilson, lead singer & songwriter for the Brooklyn-based quintet Milagres. So he took off, away from the city and his band and his issues all the way to the coldest, most remote part of British Columbia where he could get some space and breathe. Upon his return to NYC, Wilson drafted Fraser McCulloch (bass, backing vocals, keys) into his new vision of Milagres, sharing with him the arrangements that he dreamt of while recovering from his injury sustained while in British Columbia. These demos were then refined with the addition of Eric Schwortz (guitar, backing vocals, percussion), Chris Brazee (piano/keys) and Steven Leventhal (drums, percussion), evolving into what would become the new group's first LP, Glowing Mouth.
The musical scope of the album is big and due to the piano-based melodies and soaring falsettos, early press has compared the band to artists as diverse as Grizzly Bear and Prince, demonstrating the wide breadth of Milagres material. The first single, Glowing Mouth, is a slow-burner made for dancing close on a hot summer night, whereas Here To Stay has a keyboard hook that won't let you sleep. Kyle Wilson has a knack for writing dreamy story songs that also pack a punch in both chorus and melody. Songs like Gentle Beast and Gone suck you in and then haunt you for days afterwards this is an album that stays with you.1.Halfway
2.Here to Stay
5.Lost In the Dark
6.Fright of Thee
7.Moon On the Seas Gate
10.To Be Imagined
11.Doubted$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mouth Harp BluesShakey Jake - Mouth Harp Blues The late James Harris earned the moniker Shakey Jake due to his proficiency at dice, but he was equally adept at the blues game. The Arkansas-born, Chicago-based singer and harmonica blower traveled to Rudy Van Gelder's New Jersey studio in November 1960 to record this, his second album for the Bluesville label. Jake brought along Jimmie Lee Robinson, the brilliant, fast-fingered guitarist best known for his work with Little Walter's band. Also making tasty contributions to the session was Robert Banks, the New York R&B and gospel studio organist who, in this case, ably appointed himself as a two-fisted blues piano stylist. Among the 10 selections is the distinctively loping Easy Baby, a tune also associated with Jake's nephew Magic Sam.
Guitarist Jimmie Lee Robinson, who died in 2002, was the soul of Acoustic Sounds' own APO Records. He was the first to record at Blue Heaven Studios, having made three records (one still unreleased) in the converted church, and he was there several more times to perform. A Chicago native and lifelong resident, Robinson began playing guitar in the open-air market on Maxwell Street in 1942 with the likes of Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Nighthawk. He later teamed with Freddie King for a four-year partnership and went on to play guitar and bass with Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Eddie Taylor, Elmore James, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, Magic Sam and of course Shakey Jake.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Mouth Harp Blues
2. Love My Baby
3. Jake's Cha Cha
4. Gimme A Smile
5. My Broken Heart
6. Angry Lover
7. Things Is Alright
8. Easy Baby
9. Things Are Different Baby
10. It Won't Happen Again$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Shut Your MouthAfter a year on an Aboriginal walkabout, the four Aussies of Frenzal Rhomb have returned with Shut Your Mouth! Their second FAT full length and their best record to date, Frenzal Rhomb are the Southern Hemispheres premier punk outfit.1. Everythings Fucked
2. Had Enough
4. Coming Home
6. Home Made Video
7. The Best Guy
9. Nothings Wrong
10. Rats In The Walls
11. Cheer Up
12. Local Resident Failure
14. Sodom The Clown
15. I Love Fucking Up
16. Dont Let The Bastards Keep You Down$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes (Awaiting Repress)Today AFI is one of the most lauded, rising young bands as their latest album Sing the Sorrow teeters on platinum status. But what about yesterday? The band honed its sound during its tenure with Nitro Records starting in the mid 90s. Now, Nitro has just released AFI, a 13-track retrospective showcasing music from all six releases the band recorded for the label.
The band made its Nitro debut in 1996 with Very Proud of Ya followed by Answer That and Stay Fashionable (re-release, 1997), and Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes in 1997. Other releases include, the now classic, Black Sails In The Sunset (1999), the All Hallowís EP (1999), and The Art Of Drowning (2000).1. Keeping Out Of Direct Sunlight
2. Three Reasons
3. A Single Second
4. PH Low
5. Let It Be Broke
6. Third Season
7. Lower Your Head And Take It In The Body
8. Coin Return
9. The New Patron Saints And Angels
10. Three Seconds Notice
11. Salt For Your Wounds
12. Today's Lesson
13. The Devil Loves You
14. Triple Zero$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Shine On Rainy DayOut on Low Country Sounds/Elektra Records, Shine On Rainy Day was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, etc.) and recorded live over four days in Nashville.
Of the music and working with producer (and cousin) Dave Cobb, Brent comments, "It's not as good as it's going to get. But if it's the last thing that I ever do, if I died the day after it came out, then thank God I was able to record it because the songs and the production, it was everything I wanted to say. Finally."
Dave adds, "I wanted to work with Brent for very selfish reasons. When he lifts a pen and opens his mouth, it sounds like home. I did his record because he's part of the fabric of South Georgia and the soundtrack to my family. Pure rural country soul filled music."
Already receiving notice, Brent was recently featured on WXPN's World CafÉ (listen to the full session here), while Rolling Stone featured him as one of their "30 Must-See Acts" at CMA Fest 2016, asserting, "Live, he's every bit the charming raconteur, setting up catchy rural anthems that have the loose and earthy feel of a front porch sing-along."
Additionally, earlier this year, Brent was featured on Dave's widely praised Southern Family compilation-contributing the song "Down Home" and writing the standout "Sweet By & By," which was recorded by Miranda Lambert. Of "Down Home," Wide Open Country declares, " one of the most earnest and accurate retellings of everyday life in rural Georgia. The mixture of Cobb's charming southern drawl, brilliant storytelling and flawless production melds into a track that is impossible to resist."
Born in Ellaville, GA (population 1,609), Brent moved to Nashville in 2008 and has since found widespread success as a writer with songs recorded by Lambert ("Old Shit"), Kenny Chesney ("Don't It"), Luke Bryan ("Tailgate Blues"), David Nail ("Grandpa's Farm"), Kellie Pickler ("Rockaway") and Eli Young Band ("Go Outside and Dance") among others.1. Solving Problems
2. South Of Atlanta
3. The World
4. Diggin' Holes
5. Country Bound
6. Traveling Poor Boy
7. Shine On Rainy Day
8. Let The Rain Come Down
9. Down In The Gulley
10. Black Crow$17.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-DEA-3115xThe Tallest Man On Earth
The Tallest Man On Earth (EP)The Tallest Man on Earth released one of 2008's most powerful records; Shallow Grave could not have been more simple, just Matsson's commanding vocals with an acoustic guitar or banjo, recorded at his home in Dalarna, Sweden. Although the album was released on the Swedish label Gravitation without the help of widespread distribution (save for a vinyl-only release on Mexican Summer), the story of The Tallest Man on Earth spread far and wide through word of mouth. In April 2010, The Tallest Man on Earth released the critically acclaimed album The Wild Hunt. Now, Gravitation is pleased to make the Tallest Man on Earth's self-titled EP (originally released in 2006) widely available on CD for the first time!1. It Will Follow the Rain
2. Walk the Line
3. Steal Tomorrow
4. Over the Hills
5. Into the Stream$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-TRA-3741xMouth Of The Architect
DawningMight the time finally be right for Mouth of the Architect? For a decade, the Ohio band has largely been ghettoized to cult status, familiar to Midwestern kids or those paying more than casual attention to what's clumsily called "post-metal," at least post-Isis. Between 2004 and 2008, Mouth of the Architect released three rather convincing-- if sometimes haphazardly indulgent-- records of unified doom and grace. Dependent upon extreme dynamics and grand composition, with track lengths that ticked into the teens and albums that stretched past the hour mark, Mouth of the Architect seemed like a natural recipient of the same "brainy metal" laurels then distributed by outlets as illustrious as The New York Times.
But the ascendance never came, and since 2008's teetering Quietly, the band instead lingered at the threshold of self-destruction. They released an EP in 2010, but, as a revealing Invisible Oranges look into the band's last half-decade suggests, they mostly tried not to die-- as a group, really, or as people. "Some of us were convinced that the end was coming, either the big picture or individually," drummer Dave Mann told Brad Sanders. "Some of us, me in particular, were in a downward spiral in a lot of ways."
The appropriately titled new album Dawning is their first in five years and their first featuring bassist Evan Danielson. It's also their best work to date, a fully realized resurrection. Dawning showcases a band that now moves with an intricacy and immediacy that indicate just what Mouth of the Architect is: a veteran group comprising members with long rÉsumÉs, who've now gotten a chance to begin again and know what to do with it. A wonder of tension and release, Dawning is designed to throw listeners into tailspins and, then, to lift them above the mess. That drama not only reflects the survival of the band that stuck around long enough to make this album but also of a group that's now pushed past the cloister of post-metal: Despite the hardened visage of tough-guy screams, burly guitar tones, and Mann's aggressive drumming, Dawning is a compulsively likable record, full of anthems meant for memorizing and environments meant for immersion. (Hell, "Sharpen Your Axes" could pass for millennial Incubus.) If you've ever liked Isis there's plenty for you here; on the other hand, if you like, say, Abbey Road-- or any music that tries to outstrip the structure of a single song while not abandoning its magnetism-- Dawning deserves your time, too.
Should the metal prefixes "progressive" or even "post-" suggest long-winded, self-invested excursions nestled within songs that require an almanac, scrap the notion for Dawning. Yes, these songs stretch between seven and 11 minutes each, but even the longest, centerpiece "How This Will End, hinges upon narrative thrust and musical selflessness. If there are any guitar solos here at all, they come toward the start and the finish of "How This Will End, when a neon electric tone arches over a mounting cavalcade of drums and bass. Rather than serve as breaks in the momentum, though, both passages lead tremendous swells that rise to meet the troika of vocalists in another instance of triumph. Not one moment among these 11 minutes seems squandered or lost, as the quintet keeps rising and falling, churning and rebuilding.
Opener "Lullabye" establishes that principle from the jump, or as soon as traipsing acoustic guitar and twinkling piano concede to a heroic riff wrapped within three-part, gang-style harmonies. Mouth of the Architect move constantly between parts; at various points, they leap from near-silence to a quake viscous enough to make plenty of stoner metal sound thin, from guitar leads that suggest Chicago blues moan to math-rock redirection. Behind the kit, Mann serves as the expert rudder, keeping the songs steady even as he navigates the transfers. This constant swivel also depends upon the split vocal duties of Steve Brooks, Kevin Schindel, and Jason Watkins. They trade verses, flip-flopping between pristine radio rock leads and malevolent growls, sometimes only for a line at the time. They often share choruses, delivering them the sort of group-vocal abandon that hints at a darkened Danielson Family. Their singing-- here, more charged and urgent than it's ever been-- gives all of the band's moving pieces a through-line from one side to the other.
Talk of the tide of intelligent or somehow otherwise-elevated heavy music hasn't faded during Mouth of the Architect's temporary absence. Though both Sunn O))) and the late Isis have only released one album since MotA's last one, the acceptance of and debate over nominally black metal acts such as Liturgy, Wolves in the Throne Room, Krallice and Deafheaven has kept that conversation current. Mouth of the Architect only nods to that au courant talking point during Dawning, most notably with the blizzard of tremolo guitars that open "It Swarms" and the clattering way the band emerges from an instrumental break during "Sharpen Your Axes". But at the very least, Dawning deserves mention alongside Deafheaven's Sunbather, a record that's most notable for its holistic approach to drama and romance and the complete cinema of itself. Mouth of the Architect has long written from a vantage of imminent apocalypse, a perspective Dawning does not forego. There's talk of collapsing systems and prevailing darkness, spent luck and idolized disrepair. But at record's end, when Mouth of the Architect's three singers trade and share lines about risking it all even if they come up short, it's hard not to hear a core of redemption and potential hope within the music itself. And after returning from the brink to make one of the year's most rapturous records, metal or post-metal or whatever, there had better be.
- Grayson Currin (Pitchfork)1. Lullabye
2. It Swarms
3. Sharpen Your Eyes
4. How Will This End
6. The Other Son$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Midnight Special (Speakers Corner)
No attempt has ever been made to compare Harry Belafonte with other singers of his own generation or generations following. Perhaps this is because there simply is no other singer in the American folk scene who possesses anything remotely comparable to his uniquely silky yet dusky voice, or his genial mix of calypso, blues, gospel and traditional songs. The present album provides a wonderful testimony to the Jamaican singer's flexibility and multifariousness, which he learned to perfection of New York's jazz clubs. It includes songs such as "Midnight Special", a prisoner's nocturnal prayer for freedom, and "On Top Of Old Smokey", which Belafonte instils with intricate rhythm and Caribbean flair. And the tailor-made arrangements are no less thrilling: whether possessing all the drive of a stomping big band, filled with the intimacy of a smoochy small ensemble (with Bob Dylan on the mouth organ!) or with an earthy, folksy, blue grass sound - there's all that and plenty more! To put it in a nutshell: a veritable feast of traditional music which doesn't sound the least 'traditional'.
- Harry Belafonte (vocal)
- Jimmy Jones (conductor, arranger)
- Bob Dylan (harmonica)
- Joe Wilder (trumpet)
- Jerome Richardson (saxophone)
- Millard Thomas, Ernie Calabria (guitar)
- Norman Keenan (bass)
- Don Lamond, Percy Brice (drums)
Recording: 1962 by Bob Simpson
Production: Hugo Montenegro
About Speakers Corner
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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. The Midnight Special
2. Crawdad Song
3. Memphis Tennessee
4. Gotta Travel On
5. Did You Hear About Jerry?
6. On Top Of Old Smokey
8. Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad
9. Michael Row The Boat Ashore$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Deconstructed is a remix album by British post-grunge band Bush, released in 1997, as a collaborative effort between the band and various producers like Tricky, Goldie, Mekon and others working in the electronic genre of music to remix some of the band's previously released songs. Mouth (The Stingray Mix) was released as a single in 1997 and became a minor hit, due largely in part to it being featured prominently in both the trailer and the 1997 film An American Werewolf In Paris.
While not a studio album, Deconstructed often stands among the band's studio catalog and has been frequently cited regarding Bush's transformation from simple post-grunge to more experimental Rock. It was followed two years later by their third studio album, The Science of Things, which continued this incorporation of electronic elements into hard rock.
The Music On Vinyl reissue features a beautifully etched D-side!LP1
1. Everything Zen (The Lhasa Fever Mix)
2. Mouth (The Stingray Mix)
3. Swallowed (Goldie/toasted Both Sides Please Mix)
4. Synapse (Philip Steir/My Ghost In The Bush Of Life Mix)
1. History (Dub Pistols Mix)
2. Personal Holloway (Fabio Paras/Soundclash Republic Mix)
3. Bonedriven (Mekon/beat Me Clever Mix)
4. Insect Kin (Jack Dangers/Drum And Bees Mix)
1. Comedown (Lunatic Calm Mix)
2. Everything Zen (Derek Delarge Mix)
3. In A Lonely Place (Tricky Mix)
Etch$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-IND-1471xCult Of Luna
MarinerSince their beginnings in 1998, Cult Of Luna has released seven albums, been awarded the top rock/metal award at the Swedish National Radio Awards and cemented their status as one of the true progressors of the metal genre, known to most metal aficionados. In 2013, the Swedes teamed up with Indie Recordings for the release of perhaps their most successful work to date in the shape of "Vertikal I" and Vertikal II. These cohesive pieces of work received worldwide appraisal and only pillared Cult Of Luna to even greater heights.
For their eight effort, the post-metal pioneers join forces with the talented Julie Christmas from Brooklyn, whom bring an even larger depth to Cult Of Lunas sound. Her haunting voice has fronted vital bands such as Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice, and is one of significance in the underground sludge and post-metal scene. Furthermore, she has released two solo albums and features on tracks by bands like Mouth of the Architect and String of Consciousness. Her prowess as a vocalist is powerfully on display on "Mariner".
At the end of Vertikal, we stood in the cold harshness of the mechanical city and looked up onto the stars. We lost ourselves in the awe of their grace and thought that "maybe the answer is to be found above. The ship was leaking and by to look of it, our home was dying. No room for fear when a greater call demands your full attention. So, we left... Onward, forward. Like the old seafarers, we explored the vastness of space. Not bound by physical laws we pass the speed of light and chase the expansion of space until we reach its limit. And then, we continued on and disappeared. This is our story. - Cult Of Luna1. A Greater Call
3. The Wreck of S.S. Needle
4. Approaching Transition
6. Beyond the Redshift (vinyl only bonus track)$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Music From The Hit TV Show
A Score Focused On Percussion And African Sound
Cut in the birth pangs of electric fusion and afro-funk, West Coast drummer Shelly Manne's brilliant score for the popular '60's TV series Daktari still stands as a global fusion landmark.
Daktari is an album by drummer Shelly Manne recorded in 1967 featuring music from Daktari. The heavy use of the marimba with various percussion instruments serves the score well and makes it a huge success.
On the album, Mike Wofford plays a tack piano to evoke an African sound, and Manne is joined by percussionists Emil Richards, Larry Bunker, Frank Carlson, and Victor Feldman. According to the record liner notes, Manne and fellow percussionists play ankle and wrist jingles, Thai mouth organs, angklungs, ocarinas, vibraphones, tympani, and different kinds of marimbas.
Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker was a fan of the album's 'vaguely African' music, sounding like it came from Hollywood session players rather than actual Africans. In the late 1990s, Becker modelled a percussion sequence after this style on the song Two Against Nature released on the Steely Dan album of the same name.1. Daktari
2. Out On A Limb
5. Stay With Me
9. Galloping Giraffes
10. Judy Judy
12. Rhino Trot$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Supposed Former Infatuation JunkieImport
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie is the fourth album by singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette, originally released in 1998. After the massive success of Jagged Little Pill (1995), Morissette was considered one of the biggest music stars in the world, and many fans anxiously awaited a follow-up album. A dark and wandering album, the mystery of Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie began on its cover, with an image of Alanis's mouth while laughing and a text printed over that image that refers to The Eight Precepts of Buddhism.
The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 with the highest first-week sales for a female artist at the time, selling almost half a million copies in its first seven days. The first single from Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Thank U, charted high because of the anticipation for the album. Other singles off the album include Joining You which became the album's second single in Europe. Unsent also charted and So Pure made it to the top 40 in the UK.LP1
1. Front Row
3. Thank U
4. Are You Still Mad
5. Sympathetic Character
6. That I Would Be Good
7. The Couch
8. Can't Not
2. I Was Hoping
4. Would Not Come
6. So Pure
7. Joining You
8. Heart Of The House
9. Your Congratulations$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
HozierSelf-titled debut album from Irish artist Hozier.
Ahead of his forthcoming full-length, Hozier released a 4-track introductory EP, featuring his fast-rising track Take Me To Church in addition to Angel Of Small Death, which reflects the gospel-soul gumbo at the heart of his music, Arcadian acoustic adventure Like Real People Do, and Cherry Wine, a raw emotional discourse recorded live at 6am on an abandoned hotel rooftop. Hozier played all the instruments (Fiachra Kinder helped out on drums), sang all the parts and recorded in his home studio, and Rob Kirwan (Depeche Mode, PJ Harvey) mixed the tracks in Dublin.
Born in County Wicklow on St Patrick's Day, Hozier gained worldwide attention nearly overnight when he posted the video for his song Take Me To Church in late September. The gripping black and white video, directed by Brendan Canty, highlights the turbulent plight of the LGBT community in Russia via the story of two gay men targeted by a homophobic gang. The powerful video brings life to the emotional song, which touches on the influence of religion on humanity.
The Take Me To Church video has quickly racked up views on YouTube, reaching millions of views largely on word of mouth. The track has been a fixture on Spotify's Most Viral charts, regularly appearing in the Top 10 in the US and the UK since the end of last year, and Spotify also selected Hozier as one of their Spotlight Artists to Watch 2014. Take Me To Church also hit #1 on Hype Machine's Most Popular chart, and has also been hovering on the top of Ireland's singles chart, outselling acts like Lorde and One Direction week after week. Hozier has been playing to packed rooms in Ireland, and his first London show sold out in minutes, underscoring the phenomenon that has emerged in such a short time. UK tastemaker Zane Lowe has also just selected Hozier for his coveted Hottest Record spotlight.LP 1
1. Take Me To Church
2. Angel Of Small Death And The Codeine Scene
3. Jackie And Wilson
4. Someone New
5. To Be Alone
6. From Eden
1. In A Week (Feat. Karen Cowley)
3. Work Song
4. Like Real People Do
5. It Will Come Back
6. Foreigner's God
7. Cherry Wine$27.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Vulgar Display Of Power1992's Vulgar Display of Power is arguably the heaviest album ever to debut at # 1 on the Billboard charts and it proved that heavy metal still had its place in the era of alternative rock. True to its title, Vulgar Display of Power is a raw and unrelenting depiction of rage and hostility, brought to a head by the pummeling guitar riffs of Dimebag Darrell and the militaristic snarl of Phil Anselmo. Songs like Fucking Hostile, Walk, This Love and Mouth for War remain some of the most popular songs in Pantera's impressive arsenal.1. Mouth For War
2. A New Level
4. Fucking Hostile
5. This Love
7. No Good
8. Live In A Hole
9. Regular People
10. By Demons Be Driven
11. Hollow$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDI-KIL-0012xThao With The Get Down Stay Down
Know Better Learn FasterThao and the Get Down Stay Down are an awesome example of a great band making their success the old-fashioned way: by earning it. With only a locally-released full-length in her hometown of Richmond, VA under her belt, Thao put together an impressive backing band and began touring the US and Europe non-stop in 2007. When her debut full-length, We Brave Bee Stings And All was released on KRS in January 2008 she continued touring, building her fanbase with an exciting, electric live show. Massive acclaim in the press and word of mouth propelled sales until she became the best-selling KRS artist of 2008 and the second-fastest selling artist in KRS history.01 The Clap
02 Cool Yourself
03 When We Swam
04 Know Better Learn Faster
06 The Give
07 Good Bye Good Luck
08 Trouble Was For
09 Oh. No.
10 Fixed It!
11 Burn You Up
12 But What of the Strangers
13 Easy$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HO: A Dan Band Xmas (Awaiting Repress)Colored Vinyl
First Time On Vinyl
Dan Finnerty caught America's eye in his role as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the film Old School as well as his appearance in Starsky & Hutch and again as the wedding singer in the movie, The Hangover. The Dan Band plays sold out concerts from Los Angeles to New York and has appeared on numerous television shows including: The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, The Late Late Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Last Comic Standing. Steven Spielberg was drawn to the band and produced Dan's one hour concert special The Dan Band: I Am Woman, directed by McG. SideOneDummy Records previously released The Dan Band's debut album, "The Dan Band Live", and is proud to release "HO: A Dan Band Xmas" for
the first time on vinyl.1. I Wanna Rock U Hard This Xmas
2. HO HO HO
3. Mrs. Claus
4. Get Drunk & Make Out This Christmas
5. Christmas Time in California
7. Not On Christmas Eve
8. The Christmas Flip-Flop
9. Love Me This Much All Year Long
10. Please Don't Bomb Nobody This Holiday$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Bright Sunny SouthNonesuch Records releases Sam Amidon's label debut, Bright Sunny South in 2013. Produced by Amidon with his childhood friend and longtime collaborator Thomas Bartlett (a.k.a. Doveman) and legendary English engineer Jerry Boys (Buena Vista Social Club, Vashti Bunyan, R.E.M.) and recorded in London, the record features a band made up of Bartlett and multi-instrumentalists Shahzad Ismaily and Chris Vatalaro. Jazz trumpeter Kenny Wheeler also makes a cameo. Amidon himself not only sings but also plays banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar, and piano on the album.
Amidon describes Bright Sunny South as a "a lonesome record" and a return to the more spare sound of his 2007 self-recorded debut, But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted: "There was an atmospheric quality to my last two records; those albums are like a garden of sounds," says Amidon, "but this one is more of a journey, a winding path. The band comes rushing in and then they disappear. It comes from more of a darker, internal space."
A longtime admirer of Boys' work, Amidon was particularly enamored of his recordings with Martin Carthy in the 1970s, as well as the Ali Farka TourÉ/Toumani DiabatÉ duet albums on World Circuit/Nonesuch: "Those are so beautiful. I listened to all of that. I loved the sense of documentation, the unadorned quality. Everything sounded so clear."
The Vermont-born and raised, London-based Amidon is known for his reworking of traditional melodies into a new form. In addition to country ballads and shape-note hymns, Bright Sunny South features interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs, including Tim McGraw's "My Old Friend" and Mariah Carey's "Shake It Off." The record also includes a version of "Weeping Mary," a shape-note hymn that his parents, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, had recorded with the Vermont-based Word of Mouth Chorus for Nonesuch Records on the 1977 disc Rivers of Delight: American Folk Hymns from the Sacred Harp Tradition.
Bright Sunny South follows 2010's critically acclaimed I See the Sign, which earned Amidon praise from SPIN for his "quirky alchemy contrasting pretty sounds with violent lyrical undercurrents" and Pitchfork, which said, "[Amidon's] interpretations are so singular that it stops mattering how (or if) they existed before."
Prior to I See the Sign, which was released on the Iceland-based label Bedroom Community, Amidon released But This Chicken Proved Falsehearted (Plug Research, 2007) and All Is Well (Bedroom Community, 2008). In addition to his solo albums, Amidon has collaborated on performances pieces with musical polymath Nico Muhly, toured as part of Thomas Bartlett's group Doveman and the Brooklyn band Stars Like Fleas, collaborated with Beth Orton, and embarked on a series of live shows with the guitarist Bill Frisell.
Sam Amidon, sing, banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar; piano (8)
Thomas Bartlett, piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, Moog synthesizer; percussion & electric guitar (11)
Shahzad Ismaily, electric & acoustic guitars, electric bass, Moog bass; drums (2); shaker egg (7)
Chris Vatalaro: drums & percussion; flute (6); a taste of the Wurli (2)
Kenny Wheeler, trumpet (2, 5)
Doug Wieselman, clarinets (11)
Tyler Gibbons, electric bass (10)
Produced by Sam Amidon, Jerry Boys, and Thomas Bartlett
Engineered and Mixed by Jerry Boys
Recorded at Snap Recording Studios and Livingston Studios, London
"Weeping Mary" Engineered by Patrick Dillett at No Fat Studios, New York, NY
Violin and bass on "Streets of Derry" Recorded by Tyler Gibbons at Red Heart Studios, Marlboro, VT
Assistant Engineers: Ben Mclusky at Snap; Sonny at Livingston
All songs are traditional, reworked & arranged by Sam Amidon, except track 4 written by McEwan/Wiseman, arranged by Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlett; track 8 by Cox/Carey/Austin/Dupri, arranged by Sam Amidon; track 11 by McCurry/Power, arranged by Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlett
Design by John Gall
Executive Producer: David Bither1. Bright Sunny South
2. I Wish I Wish
3. Short Life
4. My Old Friend
5. He's Taken My Feet
7. As I Roved Out
8. Shake It Off
10. Streets of Derry
11. Weeping Mary$24.99Vinyl LP + Bonus 7 - Sealed Buy Now
Far Beyond Bootleg- Live From Donington '94 (Awaiting Repress)Following up the 20th anniversary edition of their landmark #1 album Far Beyond Driven, Pantera are continuing the celebration with the upcoming vinyl release FAR BEYOND BOOTLEG - LIVE FROM DONINGTON '94.
The live show was included on the second disc of the Far Beyond Driven reissue and will be available on LP for the first time.The show captures the band - singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist Dimebag Darrell, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul - in top form, shredding through nine songs in 40 minutes. Recorded at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Donington, England on June 4, 1994, the performance features classic Pantera tracks taken from the band's three most recent albums including: Use My Third Arm and Strength Beyond Strength from Far Beyond Driven, Walk, Mouth For War, and This Love off of Vulgar Display of Power, plus the title track from Cowboys from Hell as well as the live staple melding Domination and Hollow.1. Use My Third Arm
3. Strength Beyond Strength
4. Domination / Hollow
6. Fucking Hostile
7. This Love
8. Mouth For War
9. Cowboys From Hell$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Curtain Call: The HitsEminem's four studio albums shattered so many sales records that you might think just about every man, woman and gerbil on the planet already owns a bulk of the songs that make up this greatest hits collection. But Curtain Call presents the perfect opportunity to have another look at the life of Marshall Mathers. Starting out in the vein of the Beastie Boys and Slick Rick, he grafted filthy verses over bubbly nursery rhyme melodies and primitive Casio beats to come up with comical singles like 'My Name Is' and 'Real Slim Shady.' Then angst and reflection set in, resulting in rare moments of vulnerability ('Lose Yourself') and a richer musical experience ('Stan'). The three new tracks reflect the entire spectrum, with 'When I'm Gone,' a bittersweet goodbye letter, signaling the raw emotion and youthful enthusiasm of his early days have substantially faded, while 'Fack' counters that the Detroit rapper still has the dirtiest mouth in the business.1. Intro
3. The Way I Am
4. My Name Is
6. Lose Yourself
7. Shake That
8. Sing For The Moment
9. Without Me
10. Like Toy Soldiers
11. The Real Slim Shady
13. Guilty Conscience
14. Cleanin' Out My Closet
15. Just Lose It
16. When I'm Gone
17. Stan (Live)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Answer That And Stay FashionableToday AFI is one of the most lauded, rising young bands as their latest album Sing the Sorrow teeters on platinum status. But what about yesterday? The band honed its sound during its tenure with Nitro Records starting in the mid 90s. Now, Nitro has just released AFI, a 13-track retrospective showcasing music from all six releases the band recorded for the label.
The band made its Nitro debut in 1996 with Very Proud of Ya followed by Answer That and Stay Fashionable (re-release, 1997), and Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes in 1997. Other releases include, the now classic, Black Sails In The Sunset (1999), the All Hallowís EP (1999), and The Art Of Drowning (2000).LP1
1. Two Of A Kind
2. Half-Empty Bottle
3. YÜrf Rendenmein
4. I Wanna Get A Mohawk (But Mom Won't Let Me Get One)
5. Brownie Bottom Sundae
6. The Checkered Demon
7. Cereal Wars
1. The Mother In Me
2. Rizzo In The Box
3. Kung-Fu Devil
4. Your Name Here
6. Don't Make Me Ill
7. Highschool Football Hero
9. Key Lime Pie$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black Sails In The SunsetToday AFI is one of the most lauded, rising young bands as their latest album Sing the Sorrow teeters on platinum status. But what about yesterday? The band honed its sound during its tenure with Nitro Records starting in the mid 90s. Now, Nitro has just released AFI, a 13-track retrospective showcasing music from all six releases the band recorded for the label.
The band made its Nitro debut in 1996 with Very Proud of Ya followed by Answer That and Stay Fashionable (re-release, 1997), and Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes in 1997. Other releases include, the now classic, Black Sails In The Sunset (1999), the All Hallowís EP (1999), and The Art Of Drowning (2000).1. Strength Through Wounding
4. Malleus Maleficarum
5. Narrative Of Soul Against Soul
6. Clove Smoke Catharsis
7. The Prayer Position
8. No Poetic Device
9. The Last Kiss
10. Weathered Tome
11. At A Glance
12. God Called In Sick Today$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now