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Man It Feels Like Space Again (Awaiting Repress)Australia's Pond was conceived by two members of Tame Impala's touring band. Their new album, Man It Feels Like Space Again lives up to the inherent wonder in its title, a sweeping collection of warm, warped psychedelic gems. It brings to mind the work of The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, mid-'70s Lennon, MGMT, Todd Rundgren, Supergrass and any number of other genre-hopping sonic/space-explorers.
In its 45 minutes, the album covers an extraordinary amount of ground. Opener 'Waiting Around For Grace' sounds like an FM pop hit beamed in from a nearby planet, all wonky propulsion and giddy hooks - the perfect opening blast. Lead single, 'Elvis' Flaming Star' stomps like a '70s glam band coached by Bowie, before collapsing into and out of a mid-tune daydream.1. Waiting Around For Grace
2. Elvis' Flaming Star
3. Holding Out For You
5. Heroic Shart
6. Sitting Up On Our Crane
7. Outside Is The Right Side
8. Medicine Hat
9. Man It Feels Like Space Again$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The WeatherGleaming psych-pop at home in its passivity, waiting to be swept away - Pitchfork
This is the third studio album from POND and is the Perth-based band's most ambitious piece of work to date. Produced by Tame Impala's Kevin Parker and featuring current and former members of that group, The Weather sees POND hone their pop songcraft, if forever with a wryly subversive twist.1. 30000 Megatons
2. Sweep Me Off My Feet
3. Paint Me Silver
4. Colder Than Ice
5. Edge Of The World Pt. 1
7. Zen Automaton
8. All I Want For Xmas (Is A Tascam 388)
9. Edge Of The World, Pt. 2
10. The Weather$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-DRA-4619xBonnie Prince Billy
Pond ScumThere are no Peel sessions anymore - that tradition was buried in the pyramids with John Peel himself upon the great man's passing. Of the thousands left in the wake, six are ascribed to Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - and of those six, three have been combined to form the deeply congruous experience of Pond Scum. A span of eight years is covered, in reverse, and many chestnuts are rolled out, freed of former contexts with sparse arrangements. (I Was Drunk at the) Pulpit feels, ten years from inception, more vividly worn; Death to Everyone is loosed from its frame, the bones decoupled and spread out, giving the song a reective air (as opposed the biting declamation of the original); Arise, Therefore adapts its metronomic base, the evangelic twist of its roots made palpable. With the center of the performance in stark relief, the gnomic qualities of two Get On Jolly pieces are intensied. Further accenting the devoted spirit of this collection is the inclusion of Bonnie's take on Prince's The Cross, as well as the previously-unreleased original Beezle.
Bonnie's lone shadow casts over this lot, accompanied on the rst four tracks by David Heumann, but otherwise playing solo through a set of original songs (and two covers) representing a decade of progress in the almost unbearably intimate-yet-unknowable manner that was so often the vibe of those strange and wondrous days. Layers peel to reveal the subtle artistry and refinement contained within these sessions, so begin to dig deep into the vault!1. (I was Drunk at the) Pulpit
2. Death to Everyone
3. Arise, Therefore
4. Jolly Five
6. Jolly One
7. When Thy Song Flows Through Me
8. The Houseboat (O How I Enjoy the Light)
9. Trudy Dies
10. The Cross
11. Stable Will
12. The Idol on the Bar$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
On Oni PondOn Oni Pond, the 2013 album from Philadelphia legends Man Man, features an arresting reconstruction of the band s visionary sound stripped to its core and rebuilt as something new and compelling yet still very much Man Man. An intensive collaboration between the band's frontman, Honus Honus, and drummer Pow Pow, who has assumed a new-found prominence in the songwriting process, On Oni Pond brings an exhilarating array of new rhythmic ideas to the mix. The compositions were further honed by the band members along with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit) into a compelling mash-up of Fear Of Music era Talking Heads, classic soul, psychedelia, hip hop, and 50 s rock and roll. With its imaginative yet spare rhythms, huge hooks, and overriding sense of urgency, On Oni Pond melds these seemingly disparate influences into an unexpectedly lush, melodic album, exquisitely consolidated by the band's unique and affecting vision.LP 1
1. Oni Swan
2. Pink Wonton
3. End Boss
4. Head On
5. King Shiv
6. Loot My Body
7. Deep Cover
1. Paul's Grotesque
4. Born Tight$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
First Time On Colored (Bone) Vinyl
Includes 3 Bonus Tracks
10-year Anniversary Of Matt Pond Pa's Best Selling Record
"Buy This Now: Best of Recent Months" - Uncut
"This lush and lyrical record makes the perfect soundtrack for a
steamy, lingering summer." - PopMatters
"Indie rock veteran makes the best album of his career." - SPIN
Emblems is one of the most beloved MPPA albums and
introduced the band to a to a wider audience. To celebrate the
record's 10-year anniversary, Matt Pond PA went on a nationwide
tour in May 2014.1. KC
2. Closest (Look Out)
3. Lily Two
4. Bring on the Ending
5. The Butcher
6. New Hampshire
8. Summer (Butcher Two)
9. East Coast E.
10. Last Song
11. Grave's Disease
12. Close (KC Two)
13. Lily One
14. Red Ankles
15. Counting Song$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Under The PinesSo complex and substance-affected was their evolution, Bardo Pond have been creating their dreamy riffs for 26 years alongside a myriad of side projects. Returning with a career defining album, 'Under The Pines' sees them delve into the subconscious with their transcending cosmic post-rock. Over 41 minutes The Pond's fermentation, their languid throb and textured groove (flute, violin, Isobel Sollenberger's haunting vocals) sounds like cathartic dream pop wrapped in a delicately constructed barbwire shroud. "Playing fuzzed out stuff of stoner dreams since the mid '90s," (thanks Pitchfork) and beyond the mentions of free jazz, the avant garde, Sun Ra and The Book Of The Dead, Bardo Pond's remarkable career and exemplary output has seen them gain fans from all corners of the pond.
In 2010 Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson invited them to perform at the Vivid festival they curated at the Sydney Opera House, not forgetting they were recently handpicked to support Jesus & Mary Chain at London's Roundhouse as part of Mogwai's 20th Anniversary and Stewart Lee chose them for the All Tomorrow's Parties festival which he curated just last year. Hailed for their space rock, drone, shoegaze, noise and/or psychedelia, and in a super lengthy interview in Ptolemaic Terrascope enthused (back in 2001) that they were somewhere between John Cage's silence on 4'33 and Japanese noisenik Merzbow's total ear splitting cacophony. One of their finest albums to date and nearly three decades on, Bardo Pond are in it for the long haul and remain one of the most significant underground rock bands of our time.1. Crossover
2. Out Of Reach
3. My Eyes Out
4. Moment To Moment
5. Under The Pines
6. Effigy$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-DOG-7171xMatt Pond PA
The State of Gold
Double LP In Gatefold Jacket
180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl
Includes One Bonus Track
Matt Pond PA are one of indie rock's most unique and prolific bands, with nine full-length albums, ten EPs and
innumerable tours as well as features on The O.C. and in a long-running Starbucks holiday commercial. They
couldn't be more excited to do it all again with their brand new album, The State Of Gold.1. More No More
2. There Were Times
3. Take Me With You
5. The Starting Line
6. A Second Lasts a Second
7. The State of Gold, Pt. 1
8. Don't Look Down
9. Four Eyes
10. History of Canada
11. Have to Know
12. The State of Gold, Pt. 2
13. Spaceland$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-POL-4313xMatt Pond PA
Last Light (Bonus Track)This deluxe edition is double 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a gatefold jacket with an LP-only bonus track.1.Last Light
2.People Have a Way
3.Locate the Places
6.Taught to Look Away
9.Until the East Coast Ends
12.Giving It All Away
13.It's Not So Bad at All
14.Curves in the Road - (LP only bonus track)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
OneMoving Panoramas is an all-gal dream gaze trio from Austin, TX. The band is made up of Leslie Sisson (The
Wooden Birds, Matt Pond PA), Rozie Castoe and Karen Skloss (Black Forrest Fire). One is the band's debut album. One was named one of KUTX' Top Tracks Of 2015 So Far.1. One
10. Harmony$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Real Americans Spear ItLook Mexico has been making their favorite music since May 2004 in Tallahassee, FL. After finding their newest member Nick Chambers in recently transplanted town of Austin, TX, they joined forces with legendary producer J Robbins (Jets To Brazil, Jawbreaker, Against Me!, Braid, Murder By Death) to create Look Mexico's best effort yet, Real Americans Spear It (Adeline Records 9/2011). The band has toured just about non-stop, spending at least half of each of the past six years on the road, sharing stages with artists that include Rival Schools, The Honorary Title, Frank Turner, Good Old War, Fake Problems, and Bridge and Tunnel. Look Mexico will hit the road once again in support of their latest release including a trip across the pond in November 2011 for their first ever UK/Euro tour.1. You Hungry? Good. Cause You're Sayin' Grace.
2 . Arrest? I Don't Feel Like I'm Under Arrest.
3. That's Funny, Cause It Goes Both Ways
4 . Where Were You, Vince?
5. Runnin' Ain't Freedom (You Should Know That)$15.9912 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-VAN-6013xRobert Cray Band
This TimeThe five-time Grammy Award winner summarized 35 years of mastery on the debut Nozzle release Live From Across the Pond (2006), an electrifying two-CD concert set drawn from a series of shows (opening for Eric Clapton) at Londons Royal Albert Hall. When the time came to follow up that widely praised collection with a studio recording, Cray viewed it as an opportunity to move his sound in other directions.
He found exactly what he was looking for by turning to one of his oldest friends and colleagues: bassist Richard Cousins, whose tenure with the Robert Cray Band began with its barnstorming regional origins in Eugene, Oregon, in 1974 and extended through 1991, encompassing such early high-water marks as Strong Persuader (1986) and Dont Be Afraid of the Dark (1988), both winners of the best contemporary blues performance Grammy.
As ever with Robert Crays undefinable sound, the music on This Time remains stubbornly beyond category. He has been internationally admired as a stylist whose innovations have brought new life to the blues, and such punchy outings as Chicken in the Kitchen and Thats What Keeps Me Rockin should satisfy the most demanding blues fans. But the new albums barrier-busting material, whether its the soulful Love 2009 or the profound balladry of This Time and Forever Goodbye demonstrate once again that attempting to slot Cray in a single genre is an exercise in futility.1. Chicken in the Kitchen
2. I Can't Fail
3. Love 2009
4. That's What Keeps Me Rockin'
5. This Time
6. To Be True
7. Forever Goodbye
8. Trouble & Pain
9. Truce$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
White MountainHaving played in various bands including Swords of Chaos and in Jónsi's touring band, White Mountain is Úlfur Hansson's debut under his own name. With influences ranging from cult cinema, esoteric literature and contemporary music, Úlfur presents a unique twist on the supernatural. In his own words:
Every track is a collage of field-recordings made while travelling. I met so many interesting people on the road (for instance, Alexandra of Mountain Man who did amazing vocals for So Very Strange) and I always carry my tape recorder with me like a camera. Some tracks are composed of beats made from my cousin throwing rocks into a pond out in the sticks in Iceland, converging with some birds I met in Chigaco. It makes this album extremely personal to me, remembering things like that and helps me achieve greater depth with the programming aspect of it. I guess i'm searching for a more
living breathing sound for completely electronic music.
The title is an homage to Rene Daumal's Mount Analogue, as well as Alejandro Jodorowski's film Holy Mountain, but also something else Each individual sound has a very special memory attached to it, so the album creates these nostalgic nonexistent spaces, hidden places - an amalgamation of instances, situations that couldn't possibly exist. I imagine this White Mountain, an invisible imaginary place - a sacred place on the horizon. Maybe like a connection to the the universe above. An analogy of the journey of Man.1. Evoke Ewok
2. So Very Strange
3. Black Shore
4. Heaven In A Wildflower
5. White Mountain
6. Knoll of Juniper
7. Molasses$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-VIC-0319xA Day To Remember
What Separates Me From You (Awaiting Repress)Hailing from Ocala, Florida, A DAY TO REMEMBER are one of the hardest working bands in the business.
Since their VICTORY RECORDS signing in 2006
they have released three phenomenal albums, sold out entire continental tours and topped the Billboard charts. After their notable performance at the Soundwave Festival in Australia earlier this year, vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Neil Westfall and Kevin Skaff, bassist Joshua Woodard, and drummer Alex Shelnutt not only sold out every UK show on their 2010 tour, but crossed the pond to do the same in the US. Now, returning from a festival bout all through Europe, they've circled back home to the US to continue spreading their music to the masses.
From the very beginning, A DAY TO REMEMBER have proved their musical abilities to win over fans and they are at it again. Their characteristic mix of
monstrous sing-a-long choruses and mosh-pit-inducing breakdowns has showcased the true talent of this band. They have excelled brilliantly with their unmatched musicianship, writing some of the heaviest yet catchiest songs. What Separates Me From You expands the band's widening spectrum, hitting harder and bouncing bigger than ever before.1. Sticks & Bricks
2. All I Want
3. It's Complicated
4. This Is The House That Doubt Built
5. 2nd Sucks
6. Better Off This Way
7. All Signs Point To Lauderdale
8. You Be Tails, I'll Be Sonic
9. Out Of Time
10. If I Leave$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Carrier• 180-Gram Smoke Vinyl In Gatefold Jacket
• Recorded At John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studio With Jay And Ian Pellicci (Deerhoof, Matt Pond PA)
• Featuring Magik Magik Orchestra (Death Cab For
Cutie, Sting, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)
Meric Long and Logan Kroeber recorded The Dodos new
album, Carrier, in their hometown of San Francisco. After guitarist Chris Reimer passed away in early 2012, The Dodos reassessed everything about the band - in particular Long's songwriting.
"Chris was a huge influence on the way I think about guitar, songwriting, and music in general," reveals Long. "Seeing how he could transform and shape sound with an electric guitar inspired me to explore more tones and use those tones to begin writing a song."
And so, when he began to formulate the tracks that would ultimately comprise Carrier, Long employed two principles he inherited from Reimer: patience to let a song develop and a judgment-free enthusiasm for sound.
"[T]he melodies are warm and pleasantly rumpled, drummer Logan Kroeber forgoes mundane timekeeping to push and prod Long and in the second half, the two ditch the relative minimalism to hurtle through a breakneck jam of harmonized guitar leads that can be heard as a tribute to a man whose short time with Dodos truly moved them."
- Pitchfork (on first single "Confidence")1. Transformer
8. The Current
11. The Ocean$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Flourish And A SpoilThe Districts deliver raw, rollicking power on 'A Flourish And A Spoil' out February 10 on Fat Possum Records. John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Swans) produced/engineered/mixed the album at Seedy Underbelly Studio (formerly Pachyderm Studio) in Cannon Falls, MN. The resulting 10 tracks capture the boisterous live performances from the quartet, who are all between 19 and 20 years old. The Guardian UK says, The Districts will be your new favourite band.
The four-piece band formed in 2009 while the members were still in high school in Lancaster County, PA. 'A Flourish And A Spoil' features singer/guitarist Rob Grote's vocals front and center, combining equal parts ferocity and yearning as when he reflects on leaving behind suburban childhood on Suburban Smell. The album credits original members Grote, Connor Jacobus on bass and Braden Lawrence on percussion with Pat Cassidy joining on guitar.
The Districts have toured with bands including Deer Tick, White Denim, Dr. Dog and Temples and won over fans on both sides of the pond with 2014 sets at Lollapalooza, ACL and Reading Festival, among others. Consequence of Sound says, As performers, they're naturals, having the confidence and stage presence of bands twice as old and twice as popular and Interview Magazine dares, just try not to bob your head.1. 4th And Roebling
5. Sing the Song
6. Suburban Smell
8. Heavy Begs
9. Young Blood
10. 6 AM$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Don't Act Like You Don't CareBefore the success of his group Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple worked full-time as a plasterer. At nights after work, he spent his hours crafting what would become Here We Go Magic's self-titled debut. During the days he wrote a completely different set of songs in his head. The resulting record Don't Act Like You Don't Care shines with clarity and daylight, in contrast to Here We Go Magic's hazy aquatic debut.
After recording two critically acclaimed solo records for Mill Pond (2005, 2007) Temple's work still hadn't garnered much attention from the record-buying public. Frustrated, but not defeated, he focused his creative energy into the writing of two amazing, but completely different records. Initially referred to as 'The Country Record,' Don't Act Like You Don't Care was shelved due to the success of Here We Go Magic's self-titled debut. Now, three years later, we're finally able to offer this incredible collection of folk-pop songs.
Unlike the Here We Go Magic record, Don't Act Like You Don't Care focuses on Temple's songwriting and evocative tenor. From heartbreaking ballads like So Long, So Long and Ballad for Dick George to jaunty pop gems like Ophelia and In The Open you'll become fast friends with these songs that continue to satisfy after hundreds of listens.
Inspired by Rudy Van Gelder's early Blue Note recordings, Temple and friends recorded the songs in two 4-hour sessions using just three microphones and a 4-track recorder. Temple is fortunate to have some amazingly talented friends with Eliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost) on synths, Tyler Wood on piano, Parker Kindred (Antony and the Johnsons, Jeff Buckley) on drums, Michael Bloch (Here We Go Magic) on guitar and Adam Chilenski on bass.1. In The Open
2. More Than Muscle
3. How Could I Lie
4. Weekend Warrior
6. Ballad for Dick George
7. So Long, So Long
8. You Belong To Heaven
9. Luck Part$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Summer of the Shark
First Time Pressed To Vinyl
LP Pressed To White Vinyl
Portastatic's The Summer of the Shark will be available for the first time on vinyl
as part of a monthly series of reissues to mark the 25th anniversary of Merge
Mac McCaughan, co-founder of Merge Records and frontman of the band
Superchunk, began recording solo albums under the name Portastatic in the
early '90s. Beginning with this album, Portastatic evolved from a lo-fi side
project to become McCaughan's main focus throughout Superchunk's long
hiatus in the early '00s.
McCaughan wrote the songs on The Summer of the Shark in 2001 while
Superchunk was on tour in support of Here's to Shutting Up, which was
released mere days after the September 11 attacks and would be the band's
last studio album for nine years. The resulting batch of songs was the last
Portastatic album recorded almost entirely at home; it was also the most
emotionally resonant, and musically compact collection to date.
Upon the album's release, then Chicago Tribune reporter John Cook wrote
of the album: "It is the most effective and moving musical answer yet to what
has happened to us over the last two years. Faced with an enormous
catastrophe, McCaughan elected to make a small record. There are no heroes
rushing up stairwells and no dissections of good and evil-only scared,
confused people and local heartbreaks."
Recorded at McCaughan's home studio in Chapel Hill, The Summer of the
Shark included contributions from Janet Weiss (Wild Flag, Quasi, Sleater-Kinney), Tony Crow (Lambchop), Margaret White (Versus, Matt Pond PA),
Matthew McCaughan (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger), Aaron Oliva, and
John Plymale.1. Oh Come Down
2. In the Lines
3. Windy Village
4. Through a Rainy Lens
5. Don't Disappear
6. Swimming Through Tires
8. Noisy Night
9. Clay Cakes
10. Drill Me
12. Hey Salty$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Texas Oil Patch SongsPressed On Petro-Blue Colored Vinyl
Drillin' & Drivin' Rig Ringers!
Country singer and disc jockey Slim Willet's ode to tool-pushin'! Texas Oil Patch Songs was issued in 1959 by the artist on his own Winston label, and now is an impossibly-rare LP to dig up-and this Modern Harmonic edition is faithful to the original, including all twelve tracks, liner notes, and restored artwork! And on petro-blue vinyl!
Ahh the "Concept Album" Critics write of Sinatra's In The Wee Small Hours or of groundbreaking 60's rock opera opuses but while the big studios set the scene for rainy night walks or drug-fueled psychedelic trips, a Great Lost Treasure from the Great Texas Oil Fields lay buried deep in the bargain bins of Saint Peters' Holy Blood Of The Christ Thrift Store! For sure, Slim Willet's mighty collection of blue collar, well-digging classics stood little chance to begin with - only a few hundred were pressed - and, well, oil songs never really caught on in the way the similar trucking-songs boom would several years later. Maybe had Slim put this out during the great Gas Station/Truck Stop 8-Track Market of the 70's this could have been a hit album. But, with Slim's passing in 1966, it was never to be.
Slim Willet (born Winston Lee Moore) was certainly a Big Fish in a Small Pond in the Independent Country Music World of the late 40s & early 50s. He's best known for penning "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes," a hit song for Ray Price, Skeets McDonald and Perry Como, all. Slim worked for many years with Bill McCall at 4-Star, made a stack of records as a singer, started his own Winston label, managed Dean Beard and various other hillbilly and rockabilly artists, but never really hit the big time. His greatest masterpiece, 1959's Texas Oil Patch Songs, was never fully appreciated until now. For all the tool pushers, roughnecks, derrick men & chain hands, THIS is your soundtrack."
- G-Minus Mark1. Rig Moving Man
2. Toolpusher (on a Rotary Rig)
3. Oil Patch Girls
4. El Paso Gas
5. Off Shore Drillin' Rig
6. Boom Town Man
7. Smell That Sweet Perfume
8. Johnny Don't Drill Any More
9. Drill Bit Honky Tonk
10. Morning Tower
11. Haywire Jones
12. Roughneck$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Singles 1979-1984 (Discontinued)Girlschool First Emerged In The Late '70s As Part Of The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Movement
Closely Associated With Motörhead, With Whom They Shared The Hit Single "Please Don't Touch" Found On This Compilation
The Singles 1979-1984 Includes All The Classic Single Sides Girlschool Cut For City Records And The Legendary Bronze Label
Features The Hits "Race With The Devil," "Hit And Run," "C'mon Let's Go," And "Wildlife"
Compiled, Produced, And Annotated By Mark "Captain Oi" Brennan
Gatefold Packaging Showing Rare Picture Sleeves
Orange Vinyl Release Limited To 700 Copies
If your knowledge of hard-rockin', all-female bands from the late '70s is limited to The Runaways, friend, it is time to broaden your horizons and cast your eyes across the pond to the British rock institution that is Girlschool. Closely associated with fellow New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends Motorhead (with whom they shared the hit single Please Don't Touch found here), Girlschool is still kickin' out the jams 40 years later with three (Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams, and Denise Dufort) of the four original members of the band. And here, collected inside a gatefold package sporting original picture sleeves and great liner notes by compiler Mark Captain Oi Brennan, are all their classic early singles, including their first one, Take It All Away, for the City Records label, followed by all those fantastic Bronze-label sides featuring hits like Race with the Devil, Hit and Run, C'Mon Let's Go, and Wildlife. We're putting this one out in orange vinyl limited to 700 copies, and you might want to buy two you're liable to wear out your first copy!1. Take It All Away
3. Nothing to Lose
4. Race with the Devil
5. Yeah Right
6. Please Don't Touch
7. Hit and Run
8. C'Mon Let's Go
10. 1 2 3 4 Rock and Roll
11. 20th Century Boy
12. Burning in the Heat of Love$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Everything Is Debatable (Awaiting Repress)Hellogoodbye: Everything is Debatable - Is everybody ready for an inspired cacophony of joyful sound contrasted with dark yet mature lyrics? If so, take a listen to Everything Is Debatable. This album is the sonic personification of live for today because you might not get tomorrow. The album deals extensively with death, but instead of descending into depression, the album explodes with energy. It's as if Hellogoodbye sees death coming and there's a lot on their bucket list, the culmination of which is a great album.
The concept of death leads off the album with the opening line to 'And Everything Becomes a Blur'. "All the friends we made along the way, everyone single one will pass away". Later in the album the concept is explored further with 'Die Young, Die Dumb; Not Soon' and with the album's closer, 'A Near Death Experience'. The final track vacillates between slow build, soaring self-exploration and almost jazz-inspired interludes. 'Die Young, Die Dumb; Not Soon' uses the concept of death as more of a joke. The plan of the title is to pass away before cynicism infiltrates your psyche: die before you're no longer open-minded, but hopefully "not soon".
The album is quite adept at dance tracks as well. '(Everything is) Debatable' is an inspired, danceable song. It is rich and full and it never leaves the listener bored. Every moment is complete with a new sound to hear, a new instrument being shown off. 'Just Don't Let Go Just Don't' is another really great dance track. This entire album is a clinic in how dance tracks can be exciting without being vapid. The electronic base line mixed with the real guitars and drums is brilliant. Hellogoodbye mixes the real with the synthetic like a brilliant designer.That blend is really what completes the album. A track is never fully synthetic or completely grounded with real instruments. The blend is always present and well thought out.
Probably my favorite song on the album is also its darkest. 'Summer of the Lily Pond' explores the details of disagreements and discovers that the author is in fact the one that "was wrong". The concept is explored with fantastic horns that capture the brassy feeling of regret. It is perhaps the least synthetic song on the album and its contrasting presence highlights the brilliance of the album.
- Jay Abbondanza (Violent Success)1. And Everything Becomes A Blur
2. (Everything Is) Debatable
3. The Magic Hour Is Now
4. Swear You're In Love
5. Summer Of The Lily Pond
6. Just Don't Let Go Just Don't
7. I Don't Worry (as Much As I Should)
8. How Wrong I Can Be
9. An External Force
10. Die Young, Die Dumb; Not Soon
11. A Near Death Experience$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Broadchurch - The Final ChapterBROADCHURCH has become "a bona fide national obsession" (Entertainment Weekly) on both sides of the pond. Its BAFTA-winning composer Ólafur Arnalds returns for the third and final season with another soundtrack of evocative and atmospheric music, deemed crucial by fans and critics alike to this poignant series.1. I Could Hear Water
4. The Final Chapter
5. Right By You
6. I Could Have Stopped It
7. Ellie's Theme
8. I Felt Guilty
9. Going Under
12. Say It Was Me
13. Not Alone
14. Tell Us What Happened
15. Take My Leave Of You$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sleep Well BeastWhite Colored Vinyl
The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album,Sleep Well Beast, to be released on 4AD.
Sleep Well Beast was produced by member Aaron Dessner with additional production by Matt Berninger and Bryce Dessner. The album was mixed by Peter Katis and recorded at Aaron Dessner's Hudson Valley, New York studio, Long Pond.LP 1
1. Nobody Else Will Be There
2. Day I Die
3. Walk It Back
4. The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness
5. Born to Beg
1. Empire Line
2. I'll Still Destroy You
3. Guilty Party
4. Carin at the Liquor Store
5. Cark Side of the Gym
6. Sleep Well Beast$27.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Let It RollTen years in the running, Austin Texas's own Dixie Witch has established themselves as one of the seminal Texas Power Trios. Led by the thunderous rhythm and vocal section of Trinidad Leal and Curt Christenson aka ''CC'', Dixie Witch has experienced both success and hardship on the road. The road can either break a band or make a band and in the case of Dixie Witch it has defined them and made them who they are today. Dixie Witch brings a solid foundation and a united front that only a decade of touring can create. In true, ''Family Style'', these band mates have formed a brotherhood that has given way to songwriting with nods from greats such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mountain, Black Sabbath, and Waylon Jennings.
In the spring of 2009, Dixie Witch introduced new guitarist Joshua ''JT'' Todd Smith to the fold. This addition has brought a new energy to the band, creating a springboard into the next chapter of Dixie Witch history.
Representing their long affiliated record label, Small Stone Records, the boys pull the trigger on a Texas Motor Rock Rumble with their eagerly anticipated SXSW2011 showcase. After SXSW, the band travels to Europe for their second jaunt across the pond, which will include an appearance at the Roadburn Festival in Holland.
2011 brings new energy, new songs and new life for Dixie Witch. This Fall DW will record their long awaited 4th album at Mad Oak Studios in Allston, MA. With a powerful modern heavy rock sound, ten years of a brotherhood gives way to a new horizon. And the band plays on...
For fans of: Montrose, Sasquatch, Clutch, Roadsaw, James Gang, Van Halen, Roadsaw, Suplecs, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mountain, Sun Gods In Exile, The Brought Low.1. LET IT ROLL
3. THE HIGH DEAL
4. RED SONG
5. SAVING GRACE
8. AUTOMATIC LADY
9. SECOND CHANCE
10. DECEMBER$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Me MoanLet's get a few facts straight right off the bat. The name is Daughn
Gibson - rhymes with Jaughn, or Raughn. He was born in Nazareth, PA,
and currently resides in the sleepy college town of Carlisle, PA, where
he frequents local watering holes like The Cave and Alibis. He's 6'5,
200 pounds, and has a head of thick, jet-black hair thicker. He played
drums in Pearls & Brass. Daughn was a trucker, sure, but he's also
packed boxes in an un-air conditioned warehouse, climbed up commercial
broadcast towers with untested levels of radiation, worked at an adult
bookstore, done sound at dive bars and collected unemployment checks.
Daughn's been around.
Daughn Gibson first entered the daydreams of the general public in
2012 with his acclaimed debut, All Hell. Armed with modern technology
and a pile of thrift-store records, Daughn shook the ghosts out of scratchy
Christian folk records and baptized them as fierce Americana with his
booming baritone voice. His songs are as frequently tender as they are
prurient, as hopeful as they are brimming with despair. He treats the
past with respectful reverence while still being able to appreciate esoteric
modern-day electronic music from across the pond. The only real starting
point for the music of Daughn Gibson is Daughn Gibson.
It's on Daughn's second album and Sub Pop debut, Me Moan, that he
truly reveals himself to the world. If All Hell was a gritty black-and-white
movie, Me Moan is a widescreen IMAX 3D extravaganza. While the roots
of All Hell's sample-based music remain, these songs are performed
live, lushly detailed and richly orchestrated.
Live drums, guitars (by John Baizley of Baroness and Jim Elkington of Brokeback), pedal steel, horns,
house strings, bagpipes and organs appear on this record, but never
does it feel over-stuffed - every instrument or melody is perfectly in place.
Me Moan isn't just Daughn Gibson's primal scream, it's a skirmish
through the full spectrum of emotion, unfiltered and impassioned.
Like Cormac McCarthy or Robert Altman, Daughn Gibson is a uniquely
American artist who throws his soul into his work, free of compromise,
possessed by unique vision and so damn intense that he constantly
teeters on spontaneous combustion. It's not out of line to consider Me
Moan as his Blood Meridian; his Nashville. All that's left is for you to let
Daughn in.1. The Sound of Law
2. Phantom Rider
3. Mad Ocean
4. The Pisgee Nest
5. You Don't Fade
7. Won't You Climb
8. The Right Signs
9. Kissin on the Blacktop
10. All My Days Off
11. Into the Sea$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now