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Bob Dylan (Mono) (Pre-Order)Bob Dylan On Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram Mono 45RPM 2LP From Mobile Fidelity
Understated 1962 Debut Launched Immeasurably Influential Career
Album Stands as Clearest Connection to Dylan's Purist Folk Roots
Ghosts of Woody Guthrie and Blues Legends Appear Throughout Recording of Originals and Covers
Mastered From The Original Master Tapes And Strictly Limited To 3,000 Copies
Mobile Fidelity Mono 45RPM 2LP Features Unparalleled Directness And Sound Dylan, Producers Originally Intended
Made when mono was still king, Bob Dylan's self-titled 1962 debut is as understated of an entrance as any significant musician as ever made. Already well-versed in American roots music, Dylan simultaneously pays homage to tradition and extends it by putting his own stamp on classic material that metaphorically functions as the soil of our contemporary songs and styles. Free of ego, and performed with masterful conviction, Bob Dylan ranks with the debut efforts of similar artistic giants Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3,000 copies, Mobile Fidelity's restored 180g mono 45RPM 2LP analog version brings the contents of this seminal release as closest as they've ever come to master tape-quality in the original mono configuration. Transparent to the source, the simple sounds of Dylan's voice, acoustic guitar, and harmonica take on lifelike perspective and directness-the husk and bark to which Robert Shelton referred in his now-legendary New York Times review of a Dylan appearance at Gerde's Folk City. MoFi has made possible an inexpensive time-traveling trip back to the Greenwich Village coffeehouses and folk clubs in which Dylan cut his teeth, albeit in much better fidelity and without any annoying background chatter. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.
As the preferred mix at the time of the recording, the mono version presents Dylan as he and his producers originally intended. Since the separation of the stereo versions isn't as sharp, the mono edition places Dylan's vocals in the heart of the musical action and as one with the accompaniment. It paints listeners an incredibly accurate portrait of the attention-getting, concrete mass of sound that features no artificial panning and straight-ahead immersion into the music. This is how almost everyone first heard this timeless album-making the mono mix all the more historically valuable and truthful.
Much has been made of the commercial indifference that greeted the album upon its low-key release. Yet focusing on sales figures and the reaction of a public not yet hip to Dylan's name or music is to miss the forest for the trees. Distinguished from the era's other folk efforts by way of the determination, brazenness, and lived-through-this worldliness Dylan approaches the material and sings the songs, Dylan lays the groundwork for the path he'd soon trailblaze and everyone else would follow.
By nodding to Woody Guthrie at the same time he completely re-imagines a sobering tune such as Blind Lemon Jefferson's See That My Grave Is Kept Clean, Dylan straddles the past and future. He also displays, with challenging authority and savant-like expertise, the ability to handle weighty topics such as death, sorrow, and lamentation with the vaudeville flair, bluesy mannerisms, and poignant command of an artist three times his age.
As Dylan scholar and pop-culture critic Greil Marcus observed in 2010, Everybody knew Joan Baez and the Kingston Trio; if you knew Bob Dylan, you knew something other people didn't, something that soon enough everybody had to know. Within a year, an album could put an adjective in front of the singer's name as if it were already common coin. It all starts here.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. You're No Good
2. Talkin' New York
3. In My Time of Dyin'
4. Man of Constant Sorrow
5. Fixin' to Die
6. Pretty Peggy-O
7. Highway 51
8. Gospel Plow
9. Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
10. House of the Risin' Sun
11. Freight Train Blues
12. Song to Woody
13. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Trash (Pre-Order)First Pressing Of 1500 Numbered Copies On Transparent Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Guest Performances From Jon Bon Jovi, Stiv Bators And Steven Tyler
Including The Hit-Singles Poison, Bed Of Nails & House Of Fire
Trash is the 18th studio album by rock singer Alice Cooper, released in 1989. The album features the single Poison, Cooper's first top ten hit since 1977. It marked a great success in Cooper's music career, reaching the Top 20 of various album charts and selling millions of copies of Trash.
The album features many guest performances including Jon Bon Jovi, Stiv Bators, Steven Tyler, as well as singer/guitarist Kane Roberts. Songwriting contributions were also made by Joan Jett, Diane Warren, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, and John McCurry.1. Poison
2. Spark In The Dark
3. House Of Fire
4. Why Trust You
5. Only My Heart Talkin'
6. Bed Of Nails
7. This Maniac's In Love With You
9. Hell Is Living Without You
10. I'm Your Gun$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Heligoland (Pre-Order)Heligoland, named after a German archipelago, is the fifth regular studio album from the collaborative British music production duo Massive Attack. It was originally released in February of 2010 - seven years after the release of their previous non-soundtrack, standalone studio album, 100th Window.LP 1
1. Pray For Rain
3. Splitting The Atom
4. Girl I Love You
1. Flat Of The Blade
2. Paradise Circus
3. Rush Minute
4. Saturday Come Slow
5. Atlas Air$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Communique (45 RPM) (Pre-Order)
Smooth, Effortless, Relaxed, Tuneful, And Deceivingly Simple: Dire Straits' Communique Teems With Technical Perfectionism, Southern-Styled Grooves, And Low-Key Blues
Reference-Level Detail, Depth, Soundstaging, Balance, And Presence: Communique Has Never Sounded Better Than On Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP Version
Mark Knopfler's Mesmerizing Textures, Intricate Lines, And Crisp Tones Pair With Engaging Storytelling And Tight Rhythms: Every Song An Example Of Understated Virtuosity
The performances on Dire Straits' Communique are so smooth and effortless, they were originally criticized for replicating the blueprints of the band's breakout debut. Time, however, has a way of changing perspectives and exposing the truth. More than 35 years after its original release in June 1979, Communique rightfully takes its place as the group's most underrated record - a nine-track set spiked with engaging storytelling, relaxed vibes, and deceiving simplicity.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Communique elevates Dire Straits' sophomore album to an even higher plane. Recorded in the Bahamas by Muscle Shoals veterans Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler, the songs benefit from a laidback approach that makes guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler and company's stellar playing seem even more fluent - particularly when experienced on this collector's 45RPM version, on which the wider grooves allow for more detail retrieval and deeper musical insight.
Knopfler's mesmerizing guitar textures and composed vocals appear as if they're right in front of you, holding court amidst expansive soundstages and deep-black backgrounds. Details, imaging, and presence are on a level associated with the finest audiophile recordings. You'll be hard-pressed to find another LP with cleaner, pinpoint-accurate tones. Mobile Fidelity's LP also brings into transparent view Knopfler's seemingly perfect intricate lines as well as the simpatico accompaniment from his band mates. Whole, lively, and balanced, the bass and drums arrive with a solidity rarely heard on albums of this era. Communique has truly never sounded better.
Of course, the audiophile sonics mean little if the artistic content is lacking. Needless to say, Dire Straits' technical perfectionism and creative elan prevail throughout. Knopfler's penchant for sketching cynical characters is further developed on moody tracks like Where Do You Think You're Going and News, while Wexler's presence at the boards ensures the band keeps the rhythms extra tight. The quartet's low-key blues and swampy, Southern-styled grooves turn every song into an exercise in understated virtuosity.
Refusing to give into excess, magnetic tunes such as Lady Writer and Angel of Mercy split a fine line between insinuating and insisting. The group shows off a combination of control, virtuosity, and tunefulness that harkens back to a rock n' roll's classic period while also pointing the way ahead. Need indisputable evidence of Dire Straits' compositional strengths? Cue up the closing Follow Me Home on this pressing and get lost amidst the peacefulness of the gentle surf and chirping crickets that frame the song. Heavenly.
The sequence serves as additional proof that Communique remains one of the best-sounding rock records ever made.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Once Upon a Time in the West
3. Where Do You Think You're Going?
5. Lady Writer
6. Angel of Mercy
7. Portobello Belle
8. Single-Handed Sailor
9. Follow Me Home$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Lovesexy (Pre-Order)Lovesexy is the tenth full-length studio album by Prince. It was originally released worldwide in May 1988, 13 months after his previous album Sign O' The Times.
As an artistic statement, the initial release of the album was not split into tracks, but was instead tracked as one single 45:07 track, designed to be listened to as a whole (track titles were included, however). Later releases split the album into the nine named tracks, however.1. Eye No
2. Alphabet St.
3. Glam Slam
4. Anna Stesia
5. Dance On
7. When 2R In Love
8. I Wish U Heaven
9. Positivity$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Offerings (Pre-Order)If a Fellini film, a Bosch painting, and a Rorschach drawing had a collective sound, it would be Typhoon's new release. The 14-track record Offeringsis a musical and lyrical excursion into surreal imagery, eerie soundscapes, and an emotionally jarring narrative.
The 70-minute album for Roll Call Records, which is the Portland, Oregon indie rock band's fourth studio album, centers on a fictional man who is losing his memory, and in turn, his sense of self. "I've always been preoccupied with memory, losing memory, and trying to recapture memory. I wanted to explore the questions: What does a person become if they don't know where they came from? What is the essential quality of the person if you strip away all memory?" explains singer/songwriter Kyle Morton.
Motivated in part by his own preoccupation with "losing it," Morton also found a treasure trove of inspiration through various books, art, and film he was immersed in during the writing of this record. "I was watching a lot of David Lynch, and thought a lot about the Christopher Nolan movie, Memento, and Fellini's 8 ½.And there were a lot of books on my nightstand that played into this. It made it's a much darker album for sure," he says.
Offerings is divided into four movements (Floodplains, Flood, Reckoning, and Afterparty) to represent the mental phases the main character goes through where he first realizes that something is wrong, then struggles through the chaos of his situation, and finally moves into acceptance before succumbing to his dreadful fate.
"I wanted this record to be a journey, like Dante's Inferno. It kicks off with 'Wake,' where the character wakes up and he's shitting the bedand doesn't know what's going on. I was going for a specific feel that Samuel Beckett does so well," says Morton, who was reading Beckett's Three Novels, specifically Malloy, while writing the song's lyrics. "Beckett would call it a literature of impoverishment where he'd strip away as much as he could so he could get a feeling of essence and scarcity; that's what I tried to do musically and lyrically here."
Mission accomplished. Morton also masterfully makes a parallel with the character's journey to the state of the world today starting with the second track, "Rorschach," which looks at the age of information and collapse of meaning.
"But, by the third song, 'Empiricist,' there's a regression to the womb where the character is back in his bed at home,talking about his range of motion shrinking. This first movement ends with 'Algernon' [taken from one of Morton's favorite short stories, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes], where he's constantly awakening and in an interrogation with a woman-who the listener should know is his wife, but he doesn't."
Musically, there is a sense of impending doom and chaos throughout the record that mirrors the character's fear and anxiety. "The claustrophobic feeling of only having the present moment and this sense of repetition is musically mirrored with this looping that runs though the record with a through line of choral parts that give it a darker, creepier feel," says Morton.
To set the right tone for the story, Morton went for a less horns, more guitar approach. "We have a little bit of trumpet on this record and a lot of string arrangements. But we really strayed away from the horn arrangements. I wanted it to be a darker, more intense rock record, so it's very guitar-based. It's going back to my rock roots before Typhoon," says Morton.
The concept of what the main character in the album is going through is also meant as a way of explaining cultural memory loss. "I was also reading historian Timothy Snyder and was inspired by his take on how America is at risk of losing their sense of history. If we haven't learned the lessons of our past, historically, we can't recognize when elements come back to haunt us, which is what's happening right now," he adds.
One choral part ("Down in the floodplains waiting on a cure/ Blessed be the water/ May the water make us pure") was especially inspired by current politics. "I had Steve Bannon in mind quite a bit when I was writing these choral parts because I'm taking on this world view that I don't agree with, which is that the world needs a bloody struggle to reset -bring on the demolishing of order," he says.
The character's downward spiral continues through the album's second movement, Flood, while in the third, Reckoning, comes the absolute-zero moment where the character is ready and willing to let go of life. Reckoning kicks off with "Coverings," which is the first song Morton ever co-wrote with a band member -Shannon Steele, who also sings on it. (Steele lends her vocals to the end of "Bergeron," as well.)
"'Coverings' takes the story into the devil's mansion where all the rooms are the same representing this repeated infinite present with no reference. For me, this is Hell. And, at this point, our character has lost his marbles," he explains.
"At the same time, on the worldly scale," continues Morton, "this is the point where we don't have any public trust and there's no cultural memory, there's just chaos. People are becoming identical in this collapse of meaning and you have no reference. If there is any point to this record it's that -Without reference, you have an interesting concept of infinity, which can be really bad."
As the album comes to a close with the acoustic "Sleep," the character decides that instead of taking part of the chaos, he'd rather sacrifice himself. But there is light at the end of this dark, emotional journey. "The secret track, 'Afterparty,' is where he finds peace and freedom. It's his homecoming. He's on the other side of it now and has found his version of Heaven," says Morton.
It's this level of intricacy in Typhoon's storytelling and musicianship that has helped Typhoon become one of indie rock's most revered bands. Their previous album, White Lighter, hit No. 2 on Billboard's Heatseekers Album Chart and got Best of The Year nods from NPR and Paste.Typhoon has brought their, at times, 11-piece live show on the road alongside indie rock peers The Decemberists, Portugal the Man and Grouplove, and sold out major clubs and venues across America.
Adds Morton of Offerings, "I kind of wanted to make a dystopian record. If it's nothing else, it's that. If I could write my own one-line review, I'd think I'd want people to say, 'It's disturbing and unfortunately correct."1. Wake
14. Sleep$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Workout (Pre-Order)Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes
Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI
Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos
In a word association game, the name "Hank Mobley" will often generate "Blue Note" and vice versa. While Mobley had a musical life beyond the Blue Note label including associations with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis (the 1961 Quintet), it is for his Blue Note recordings that he rightfully most remembered. Mobley led 25 albums for Blue Note and appeared on over 30 others as a sideman. His consistency resulted in all of those recordings being recommended to hard bop collectors. Mobley's mastery of the style, his attractive tone, and his skill at writing songs that inspire memorable solos made him a perfect representative of the Blue Note sound. Even with his large number of great recordings, Workout is something special and a real standout. Joined by Grant Green, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, Mobley creates brilliant statements on four of his best originals (including the soulful "Uh Huh" and "Greasin' Easy"), "The Best Things In Life Are Free" and "Three Coins In A Fountain." The passion in Mobley's playing is exciting and will surprise many. He takes wild chances that challenge the other all-stars, and he plays with a constant stream of creative ideas. Even collectors who own a dozen other Hank Mobley albums will have to get this version of Workout which, with its superb remastering, has never sounded better.
Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies
Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI
Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets
Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution
This title is not eligible for discount.$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
UNIM-ROU-7295xSteep Canyon Rangers
RADIO (Pre-Order)The Rangers - made up of guitarist Woody Platt, banjo player Graham Sharp, bassist Charles R. Humphrey III, mandolin player Mike Guggino, fiddle player Nicky Sanders and Mike Ashworth on the box kit - are working with Jerry Douglas as their producer on the project. Despite being well known as a bluegrass group, the band has also made an effort to being other genres into the mix on the new record.
Radio travels the dial from top to bottom, Sharp says. The album tunes into the rock channel for a little while, then the blues, then country, pop and, of course, bluegrass.1. Radio
2. Diamonds In The Dust
3. Simple Is Me
4. Blow Me Away
5. Blue Velvet Rain
6. Looking Glass
7. Down That Road Again
10. Long Summer
11. When The Well Runs Dry
12. Monumental Fool$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Come (Pre-Order)Come is the fifteenth full-length studio album by Prince. It was the last album of newly-recorded material to be released by Warner Bros. under the name Prince while he was under exclusive contract (although Warner Bros. released The Black Album only three months later, and would later also release The Vault... Old Friends 4 Sale).
It was originally released worldwide in August 1994 (eleven months after The Hits 1, The Hits 2 and The Hits / The B-Sides compilations.1. Come
10. Orgasm$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Immobilarity (Pre-Order)180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes Fuck Them Featuring Method Man, Sneakers, Yae Yo and Power
Immobilarity is the second studio album and the follow-up to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx by Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon (a.k.a. The Chef). Raekwon has been cited as a pioneer of Mafioso rap and is the founder of his own label ICEH20 Records.
The producers Triflyn, The Infinite Arkatechz, and Six July Productions gave Immobilarity the same sounds which producer RZA gave to Raekwon's first album with ill beats and street lyrics.
Fellow rappers from the Wu-Tang Clan also appear on the album such as Method Man on Fuck Them, Power with the American Cream Team and The Table featuring Masta Killa. As a nice bonus attribute, there's even a solid Pete Rock produced track Sneakers with Raekwon's flowing rhymes.
Raekwon explained that the album title is an acronym for I Move More Officially by Implementing Loyalty and Respect in the Youth.
The album, which was originally released in 1999, reached to number 2 in the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 4 on the US Billboard album charts and was certified gold by the RIAA.LP 1
1. Intro (Skit)
2. Yae Yo
4. 100 Rounds
5. Real Life
7. Skit No. 1
8. All I Got Is You Pt. II
10. Fuck Them
11. Skit No. 2
1. Live From New York
2. My Favorite Dred
4. The Table
7. Pop Shit
8. Heart To Heart
10. Outro$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Quintessence (Pre-Order)1976 Session Featuring Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, Ray Brown & Philly Joe Jones
Bill Evans was such a force as a trio pianist that people tend to overlook his quintet sessions. This 1976 date was one of Evans's personal favorites within that context. Featuring longtime friend Philly Joe Jones plus Harold Land, Kenny Burrell, and Ray Brown, the ensemble is stellar to say the least; and the players strike a comfortably creative groove on a program that includes originals by trumpeters Thad Jones and Kenny Wheeler, plus Burrell's blowing tune Bass Face.1. Sweet Dulcinea Blue
3. Second Time Around
4. A Child Is Born
5. Bass Face$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Low (Pre-Order)Testament is often credited as one of the most popular and influential bands of the thrash metal scene, having sold over 14 million albums worldwide.
Testament in their early years supported legendary acts such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Megadeth, Overkill, Judas Priest, and Slayer. They also gained critical recognition for embarking on the European Clash of the Titans tour with Slayer, Megadeth, and Suicidal Tendencies. To this day, the band continues to record and perform live.
Music On Vinyl is proud to present the re-issue of their sixth studio album, Low. This album is regarded by their fans as one of their best ever.1. Low
2. Legions (In Hiding)
3. Hail Mary
4. Trail Of Tears
5. Shades Of War
7. Dog Faced Gods
8. All I Could Bleed
10. Chasing Fear
12. Last Call (Instrumental)$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Piano (Pre-Order)Benny Andersson of ABBA releases his new solo album on Deutsche Grammophon, Piano, now available on vinyl.
Piano is an instrumental piano album featuring Andersson performing pieces from his entire career, including
selections from ABBA, songs from his musicals (Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla) and contemporary solo works.LP 1
1.I Let The Music Speak
2.You And I
4.Thank You For The Music
5.Stockholm By Night
2.The Day Before You Came
3.Someone Else's Story
1.I Wonder (Departure)
4.My Love, My Life
4.En Skrift I Snön
5.Happy New Year$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Seven (Pre-Order)First Pressing Of 1000 Individually Numbered Copies On Transparent Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Seven is the seventh studio album by Soft Machine, released in 1973. Roy Babbington, who had previously contributed to Fourth and Fifth on double bass as a session musician, replaced Hugh Hopper on bass guitar, who left to begin a solo career.
Their unique take on jazz rock was groundbreaking. Seven is a highly diverse album combining minimal, spacey elements and some great instrumental jamming. It was also the last of their studio releases to carry a numbered title.1. Nettle Bed
2. Carol Ann
3. Day's Eye
4. Bone Fire
8. Penny Hitch
10. Down The Road
11. The German Lesson
12. The French Lesson$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
PERCEPTION (Pre-Order)NF is back with his third album in three years, Perception. Teaming up with several A-list songwriters and
producers, NF has carefully crafted what is nothing short of a masterpiece. Delivering the same honest lyrical
content and emotion that NF has become known for, Perception invites us further into the mind of an artist who is
clearly just getting started. Featuring the tracks "One Hundred" (as heard on HBO's Ballers,) "Outro," "Green
Lights," and the single "Let You Down."1. Intro III
3. 10 Feet Down (feat. Ruelle)
4. Green Lights
6. Let You Down
8. My Life
9. You're Special
10. If You Want Love
11. Remember This
14. 3 A.M.
15. One Hundred
16. Outro Lyrics$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Communicating (Pre-Order)Album mixed by Grammy-winning producer Rich Costey(Sigur Ros, Haim, Foo Fighters, Muse, Fiona Apple, The Shins).
Album artwork by Multi-grammy-nominated Art Director, Brian Roettinger(Jay-Z, Florence & The Machine, Childish Gambino, Kesha, Beach House, St.Vincent).1. Particle
2. Wave To Anchor
3. Prison Guard
5. At Home In My Head
10. Blanket Me
11. Better$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Lament (Pre-Order)Ultravox are a British new band who emerged as one of the primary influences on the British electro-pop movement of the early '80s. Following frontman John Foxx's departure, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage. Ure steered it to commercial chart success including seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK.1. White China
2. One Small Day
3. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
5. White China (Special Mix)
6. One Small Day (Extended Mix)
7. Man Of Two Worlds
8. Heart Of The Country
9. When The Time Comes (I'll Cry...)
10. A Friend I Call Desire
11. Lament (Extended Mix)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
UNIM-IND-6425xPigeons Playing Ping Pong
Pizazz (Pre-Order)Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are excited to announce their newest record, Pizazz, due out via Independent Label Services, Inc.
"We pour every ounce of ourselves into every note when we perform live," says Pigeons Playing Ping Pong singer/guitarist Greg Ormont. "When we're recording in the studio, we try to maintain that euphoria while finding a way to pack it into a tight, focused vessel. Each song becomes like a spring-loaded can of worms: there's all this energy boxed up in a neat little package, and then when you come see us live, the cap comes off and the contents fly out in every direction like fireworks."
It's a whimsically apt metaphor for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, a band whose very existence is rooted in the unyielding quest for joy and positive energy. Blending infectious funk grooves, psychedelic jams, and experimental electronics, the Baltimore four-piece's new album, Pizazz, is a buoyant, blissful reminder of just how much fun music can be. Eschewing the traditional funk band lineup that typically includes keyboards, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong constructs effervescent soundscapes with just two guitars, bass, and drums, crafting their music with a sophisticated ear for both open space and dense layering.
While Pizazz is, in many ways, a familiar continuation of the journey that's earned the band its rapidly expanding and rabidly devoted following (known as The Flock), it also marks the beginning of a new chapter for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. The album's eleven tracks are the group's first recorded with new drummer Alex Petropulos, whose airtight grooves and explosive power push the band's sound to new heights, making for an impressive rhythm section alongside bassist Ben Carrey.
Tracked live on the floor in Baltimore's WrightWay Studios, Pizazz rises and falls with the same inimitable mix of precision and frenzy that defines the band's one-of-a-kind live show. Glide Magazine called Pigeons "a band that melts faces and pulls no punches," while C-Ville Weekly praised the growing "cult around [their] high-energy music, goofy stage antics, and all around good vibes," and JamBase raved that guitarist/vocalist Jeremy Schon is "destined to become one of our generation's finest guitarists."
Since the group's inception nearly a decade ago at the University of Maryland (where the band's name came to Ormont and Schon during a moment of transcendence in Psych 100), they've built up a reputation as one of the most engaging and life-affirming acts on the road, maintaining a relentless tour schedule that has them performing up to 200 shows a year and hitting festivals from coast to coast. The band even founded their own gathering, Domefest, which recently celebrated its eighth year and attracted nearly 2,000 members of The Flock for an immersive weekend of love, music, and community.1. Fun In Funk
2. Something For Ya
3. Ocean Flows
4. The Liquid
7. Too Long
9. Fox And Toad
11. Poseidon$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Pluto (Pre-Order)Pluto, although not necessarily one of those bands who spring immediately to mind as having been a seminal influence on the weaving of rock music's tapestry, remain an excellent if little-known and much-underrated band.
The band's only album Pluto (originally released on the Dawn label back in November 1971) has, during the latter half of the '90s, become a much sought-after item in the ever-expanding underground/progressive sector of the record collectors' market. Conceived initially by guitarist Paul Gardner and taking their name from the Disney cartoon character, they were formed in North London in 1970. The key members were Gardner and Alan Warner, two highly experienced campaigners from widely disparate musical backgrounds.
The album is a nice mix of hard rock, progressive rock, and blues-rock elements. The songwriting is pretty solid and there are no fillers included. This lone Pluto LP is easy to recommend for those who like the early 70's hard rock bands.1. Crossfire
2. And My Old Rocking Horse
3. Down And Out
4. She's Innocent
5. Road To Glory
6. Stealing My Thunder
7. Beauty Queen
8. Mister Westwood
9. Rag A Bone Joe
10. Bare Lady$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Wildlife (Pre-Order)Limited reissue of Wildlife, the second studio album by American post-hardcore band La Dispute, originally released October 4, 2011. The album debuted at number 135 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 3,140 copies in its first week. 180-gram black vinylLP 1
1. A Departure
2. Harder Harmonies
3. St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Blues
4. Edit Your Hometown
5. A Letter
6. Safer in the Forest/Love Song for Poor Michigan
7. The Most Beautiful Bitter Fruit
1. A Poem
2. King Park
3. Edward Benz, 27 Times
4. I See Everything
5. A Broken Jar
6. All our bruised bodies and the whole heart shrinks
7. You and I in Unison$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Funeral (Pre-Order)Funeral is the debut studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, originally released on September 14, 2004, in North America by Merge Records and on February 28, 2005, in Europe by Rough Trade Records. It was given its title because several band members had recently lost members of their families: RÉgine Chassagne's grandmother died in June 2003, Win and William Butler's grandfather (swing musician Alvino Rey) in February 2004, and Richard Reed Parry's aunt in April 2004.
Preliminary recordings for Funeral were made during the course of a week in August 2003 at the Hotel2Tango in Montreal, Quebec, and the recording was completed later that year all in an analog recording format.
The album produced five singles. The most successful, Rebellion (Lies), peaked at #19 on the UK Singles Chart. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005 for Best Alternative Music Album. It received widespread critical acclaim and topped many year-end and decade-end lists. According to the website Metacritic, the album had the second most appearances on end-of-decade Top 10 lists, only behind Radiohead's Kid A.1. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
2. Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
3. Une Annee Sans Lumiere
4. Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
5. Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
6. Crown of Love
7. Wake Up
9. Rebellion (Lies)
10. In the Backseat$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Encore (Pre-Order)Encore, the highly anticipated new album from acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Anderson East, is set for release via Elektra Records.
Encore was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio along with additional production at House of Blues and Farmland Studio. The album features eleven songs, including "All On My Mind" (written by Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, East and Aaron Raitiere), "King For A Day" (written by East, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton), "Girlfriend" (written by East, Cobb, Raitiere and Tim Bergling) as well as renditions of songs by Ted Hawkins and Willie Nelson.
The release of Encore culminates a breakout series of years for East following his widely praised debut album, Delilah, which NPR Music called "an eclectic, fully formed debut " Additional critical praise included The Wall Street Journal who described, " highlighted by Mr. East's raw and raspy vocals and a backing band that channels the urgent rhythms and gospel-flavored sounds of '60s R&B and Southern soul music," while American Songwriter asserted, "New artist debuts don't come with much more industry buzz than the first release from singer/songwriter Anderson East For better or worse, that sets expectations higher than those of most new artists. Thankfully, East meets them in 10 tracks and 33 minutes."1. King For A Day
2. This Too Shall Last
3. House Is A Building
4. Sorry You're Sick
5. If You Keep Leaving Me
8. All On My Mind
9. Without You
10. Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
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I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die (Pre-Order)The second studio album by Bay Area psych-rock band Country Joe And The Fish is perhaps their most famous.
The 1967 LP includes popular protest song "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag," as well as "The Fish Cheer," a
standard at all Country Joe concerts.
The album, which will be released in its original Stereo format, is full of
experimental, Eastern-influenced sounds, driven by distorted, organ-driven melodies.1. The Fish Cheer & I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die
2. Who Am I
3. Pat's Song
4. Rock Coast Blues
7. Thought Dream
9. Eastern Jam
10. Colors For Susan$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Live (Pre-Order)After landing a total of ten #1 hits, moving over 20 million records worldwide, and selling out shows everywhere with a stage, Collective Soul-Ed Roland [vocals, guitars, keyboards], Dean Roland [guitars], Will Turpin [bass], Jesse Triplett [guitars], and Johnny Rabb [drums]-staunchly and proudly remain a rock 'n' roll band through and through. Nowhere is that reassuring fact more apparent than on the first proper live album of the group's 25-year career, LIVE.
Fittingly, they introduce the collection with a live piano rendition of their biggest hit 1993's "Shine"-which would be crowned #1 Album Rock Song of 1994, win a Billboard award for "Top Rock Track," land on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s," and notch Dolly Parton a GRAMMY® Award for "Best Vocal Performance" on her 2001 cover. Preserving the soulful spark that established them as the "Southern Gentlemen of the Alternative Rock Scene," Collective Soul build upon a formidable foundation. They were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2009. To date, they average over 1 million Spotify streams a month. From a classic performance at Woodstock 1994 to a notable placement on the Twilight soundtrack, their influence continues to course through generations of pop culture.LP 1
2. Where The River Flows
3. Better Now
4. Precious Declaration
7. Why Pt. 2
1. The World I Know
4. Counting The Days
5. She Said
8. Run$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now