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  • Nothing Feels Good Nothing Feels Good Quick View

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    Nothing Feels Good

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    On their 1997 release, The Promise Ring made emo more accessible,
    which laid the groundwork for the commercially successful
    acts that would follow. The band showed it doesn't always have to
    be such a pity party, and that catharsis can come in many forms,
    particularly in the naively optimistic power-pop of Nothing Feels
    Good.


    The pioneering band walked the line between brusque sentimentality
    and uplifting hooks, making them emo's first pop emissaries.
    Cheap Trick for hardcore kids. If Fountains of Wayne, Sebadoh,
    and Jonathan Richman had an emo love-child, Nothing Feels
    Good might be its name. The record was a high point for many
    fans of the band and is considered one of the pillars of the genre.


    Perhaps because of this light-hearted yet concentrated approach,
    Nothing Feels Good landed with the kind of fanfare that hadn't
    been seen for a band from emo's sophomore class, selling over
    50,000 records in its initial run. Considering a good run for some
    of their peers was around 10,000 to 15,000 albums, Nothing Feels
    Good was veritable emo-platinum.


    -Eddie Cepeda / Noisey

    1. Is This Thing On?
    2. Perfect Lines
    3. Red & Blue Jeans
    4. Why Did Ever We Meet
    5. Make Me A Chevy
    6. How Nothing Feels
    7. A Broken Tenor
    8. Raspberry Rush
    9. Nothing Feels Good
    10. Pink Chimneys
    11. B Is For Bethlehem
    12. Forget Me
    The Promise Ring
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    Nothing Feels Good (Clear Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)

    Pressed On Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Remastered


    On their 1997 release, The Promise Ring made emo more accessible,
    which laid the groundwork for the commercially successful
    acts that would follow. The band showed it doesn't always have to
    be such a pity party, and that catharsis can come in many forms,
    particularly in the naively optimistic power-pop of Nothing Feels
    Good.


    The pioneering band walked the line between brusque sentimentality
    and uplifting hooks, making them emo's first pop emissaries.
    Cheap Trick for hardcore kids. If Fountains of Wayne, Sebadoh,
    and Jonathan Richman had an emo love-child, Nothing Feels
    Good might be its name. The record was a high point for many
    fans of the band and is considered one of the pillars of the genre.


    Perhaps because of this light-hearted yet concentrated approach,
    Nothing Feels Good landed with the kind of fanfare that hadn't
    been seen for a band from emo's sophomore class, selling over
    50,000 records in its initial run. Considering a good run for some
    of their peers was around 10,000 to 15,000 albums, Nothing Feels
    Good was veritable emo-platinum.


    -Eddie Cepeda / Noisey

    1. Is This Thing On?
    2. Perfect Lines
    3. Red & Blue Jeans
    4. Why Did Ever We Meet
    5. Make Me A Chevy
    6. How Nothing Feels
    7. A Broken Tenor
    8. Raspberry Rush
    9. Nothing Feels Good
    10. Pink Chimneys
    11. B Is For Bethlehem
    12. Forget Me
    The Promise Ring
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    Very Emergency (Pre-Order)

    Very Emergency (1999) is the third album by The Promise Ring. This album sees the band continuing to explore the sounds they had started on their previous release Nothing Feels Good, a more pop - rock-leaning when compared to their debut. The Promise Ring's hook-packed pop sensibility was unique for the genre at the time and helped them inject a shimmery energy into emo that still feels fresh today. Hailing from Milwaukee, The Promise Ring weren't just emblematic of '90s Midwestern emo: they were one of the most celebrated bands in the history of the genre. Under the leadership of frontman Davey Von Bohlen of Cap'n Jazz, their sound incorporated elements of power pop that would become more popular in later years. They broke up in 2002 and after nearly a decade of inactivity The Promise Ring officially reunited in February 2012.

    1. Happiness Is All The Rage
    2. Emergency! Emergency!
    3. The Deep South
    4. Happy Hour
    5. Things Just Getting Good
    6. Living Around
    7. Jersey Shore
    8. Skips A Beat (Over You)
    9. Arms And Danger
    10. All Of My Everythings
    The Promise Ring
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    Human Hearts

    Having formed from the ashes of The Promise Ring in 2002, Maritime enjoys the perks of being both a great band on their own and one that carries with them a substantial history that tends to prompt a heightened sense of anticipation from fans, friends and contemporaries. The buzz is starting again with their 10 song Dangerbird Records debut, Human Hearts.
    1. It's Casual
    2. Paraphernalia
    3. Black Bones
    4. Peopling of London
    5. Air Arizona
    6. Faint of Hearts
    7. Annihilation Eyes
    8. Out Numbering
    9. C'mon Sense
    10. Apple of My Iron
    Maritime
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  • Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The Pixies Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The Pixies Quick View

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    Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The Pixies


    Randomly Mixed Split Color Vinyl



    Reissue of a long out of print LP tribute to the Pixies. Originally released in 1999, this unique compilation brought many key bands of that time together for a tribute to the highly influential Pixies. Each track was hand selected and recorded independently by each band with their unique take on a Pixies track.


    Featuring The Get Up Kids, Braid, Sense Field, SuperDrag, Weezer, Local H, Reel Big Fish, Nada Surf, Promise Ring, and others.



    1. Eve 6 - Allison
    2. The Get Up Kids - Alec Eiffel
    3. Weezer - Velouria
    4. Far - Monkey Gone To Heaven
    5. Braid - Trompe Le Monde
    6. Superdrag - Wave Of Mutilation
    7. Teen Heroes - Manta Ray
    8. Local H - Tame
    9. Reel Big Fish - Gigantic
    10. The Siren Six! - The Holiday Song
    11. Nada Surf - Where Is My Mind?
    12. Promise Ring - Gouge Away
    13. Samiam - Here Comes Your Man
    14. Weston - La La Love You
    15. Sense Field - Caribou
    Various Artists
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  • Other People's Songs Other People's Songs Quick View

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    Other People's Songs

    Other People's Songs is a collection of eight covers that Kinsella
    recorded this spring in Chicago with trusted producer Neil
    Strauch.


    At first glance, the list of the rock and punk artists whose tracks
    Kinsella tackled -- among them Against Me!, Depeche Mode,
    The Promise Ring, and Lungfish -- might seem at odds with
    the often quieter, lushly arranged music he releases under the
    Owen moniker. But upon closer inspection, one finds the kind of
    excellent songwriting and lyrical wit that are hallmarks of Kinsella's
    own recorded output.


    With the help of female vocalist Sarah Mitchell, as well as
    occasional touches of violin and cello, Kinsella transforms his
    selections in unique and surprising ways. Consider Other People's
    Songs to be Kinsella's carefully curated mixtape of songs he loves
    then and now, from him to you.

    1. Descender (Lungfish)
    2. Girl in a Box (Blake Babies)
    3. Some Kinda Angel (Mojave 3)
    4. Forget Me (The Promise Ring)
    5. Judas (Depeche Mode)
    6. Just Like Them (All)
    7. Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart (Against Me!)
    8. Under the Blanket (The Smoking Popes)
    Owen
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    Analphabetapolothology

    Cap'n Jazz are an emo/punk band formed in the early 1990's in Buffalo Grove, IL by high school friends Tim Kinsella (vocals), Victor Villareal (guitar), and Sam Zurick (bass), along with Tim's younger brother Mike (drums). The group released their lone LP in the spring of 1995 and broke up while on tour later that summer. Members would continue making music in bands like The Promise Ring, Joan Of Arc and American Football.


    Fueled by some of the members post-Cap'n Jazz activities, interest in the band grew after their break up and in 1998 Jade Tree Records compiled most of their recordings (which were all out of print) on to a double-disc release. This double LP re-issue will be pressed on 180-gram black vinyl for ultimate sound quality.

    LP 1
    1. Little League
    2. Oh Messy Life
    3. Puddle Splashers
    4. Flashpoint: Catheter
    5. In the Clear
    6. Yes, I Am Talking To You
    7. Basil's Kite
    8. Bluegrassish
    9. Planet Shhh
    10. The Sands Have Turned Purple
    11. Precious
    12. ¡QuÉ SuertÉ!


    LP 2
    1. Take On Me
    2. Tokyo
    3. Ooh Do I Love You
    4. Hey Ma, Do I Hafta Choke On These
    5. Forget Who We Are
    6. Olerud
    7. We Are Scientists!
    8. Sea Tea
    9. Troubled By Insects
    10. Rocky Rococo
    11. AOK
    12. Sergio Valente

    Cap'N Jazz
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  • A Portable Model Of A Portable Model Of Quick View

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    A Portable Model Of

    Chicago's Joan of Arc blend post-rock's atmospherics and punk's volume and dynamics. Three members came from the emocore band Cap'n Jazz; when that band broke up, the trio wanted to change their musical direction, removing the boundaries and structures of punk and including more experimental elements like tape loops and electronics. Calling themselves Joan of Arc, the group went on tour with their friends the Promise Ring (who also featured ex-Cap'n Jazz members) in August 1996. After spending the fall of that year writing and recording, the band re-emerged in 1997 with A Portable Model of Joan of Arc, their full-length debut. The album continued Joan of Arc's evolution into an equally hard-hitting and progressive outfit that appealed to emo and post-rock fans alike. The following year they returned with How Memory Works, a more clearly stated version of their ambitious style. Joan of Arc rang in 1999 with the release of Live in Chicago 1999. In February 2003, the band returned with So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness.
    1. I Love A Woman (Who Loves Me)
    2. The Hands
    3. Anne Aviary
    4. Let's Wrestle
    5. Romulans! Romulans!
    6. Post-Coitus Rock
    7. Count To A Thousand
    8. How Wheeling Feels
    9. In Pompeii
    10. Caliban
    11. In Pamplona
    12. I Was Born
    13. (I Love A Woman) Who Loves Me
    Joan of Arc
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  • How Memory Works How Memory Works Quick View

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    How Memory Works

    Chicago's Joan of Arc blend post-rock's atmospherics and punk's volume and dynamics. Three members came from the emocore band Cap'n Jazz; when that band broke up, the trio wanted to change their musical direction, removing the boundaries and structures of punk and including more experimental elements like tape loops and electronics. Calling themselves Joan of Arc, the group went on tour with their friends the Promise Ring (who also featured ex-Cap'n Jazz members) in August 1996. After spending the fall of that year writing and recording, the band re-emerged in 1997 with A Portable Model of Joan of Arc, their full-length debut. The album continued Joan of Arc's evolution into an equally hard-hitting and progressive outfit that appealed to emo and post-rock fans alike. The following year they returned with How Memory Works, a more clearly stated version of their ambitious style. Joan of Arc rang in 1999 with the release of Live in Chicago 1999. In February 2003, the band returned with So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness.
    1. Honestly Now
    2. Gin & Platonic
    3. To've Had Two Of
    4. This Life Cummulative
    5. A Pale Orange
    6. White Out
    7. So Open: Hooray!
    8. A Name
    9. Osmosis Doesn't Work
    10. God Bless America
    11. A Party Able Model Of
    Joan of Arc
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  • Live In Chicago, 1999 Live In Chicago, 1999 Quick View

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    Live In Chicago, 1999

    Chicago's Joan of Arc blend post-rock's atmospherics and punk's volume and dynamics. Three members came from the emocore band Cap'n Jazz; when that band broke up, the trio wanted to change their musical direction, removing the boundaries and structures of punk and including more experimental elements like tape loops and electronics. Calling themselves Joan of Arc, the group went on tour with their friends the Promise Ring (who also featured ex-Cap'n Jazz members) in August 1996. After spending the fall of that year writing and recording, the band re-emerged in 1997 with A Portable Model of Joan of Arc, their full-length debut. The album continued Joan of Arc's evolution into an equally hard-hitting and progressive outfit that appealed to emo and post-rock fans alike. The following year they returned with How Memory Works, a more clearly stated version of their ambitious style. Joan of Arc rang in 1999 with the release of Live in Chicago 1999. In February 2003, the band returned with So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness.
    LP 1
    1. It's Easier To Drink On An Empty Stomach Than Eat On A Broken Heart
    2. Who's Afraid Of Elizabeth Taylor?
    3. If It Feels / Good, Do It
    4. Live In Chicago, 1999
    5. (I'm 5 Senses) None Of Them Common
    6. Me (Plural)


    LP 2
    1. I'm Certainly Not Pleased With My Options For The Future
    2. When The Parish School Dismisses And The Children Running Sing
    3. Thanks For Chicago, Mr. James
    4. (In Fact I'm) Pioneering New Emotions
    5. Better De'd Than Read
    6. Sympathy For The Rolling Stones
    7. All Until The Greens Reveal Themselves At Dawn

    Joan of Arc
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  • So Much Staying Alive And Lovelessness So Much Staying Alive And Lovelessness Quick View

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    So Much Staying Alive And Lovelessness

    Chicago's Joan of Arc blend post-rock's atmospherics and punk's volume and dynamics. Three members came from the emocore band Cap'n Jazz; when that band broke up, the trio wanted to change their musical direction, removing the boundaries and structures of punk and including more experimental elements like tape loops and electronics. Calling themselves Joan of Arc, the group went on tour with their friends the Promise Ring (who also featured ex-Cap'n Jazz members) in August 1996. After spending the fall of that year writing and recording, the band re-emerged in 1997 with A Portable Model of Joan of Arc, their full-length debut. The album continued Joan of Arc's evolution into an equally hard-hitting and progressive outfit that appealed to emo and post-rock fans alike. The following year they returned with How Memory Works, a more clearly stated version of their ambitious style. Joan of Arc rang in 1999 with the release of Live in Chicago 1999. In February 2003, the band returned with So Much Staying Alive and Lovelessness.
    1. On A Bedsheet In The Breeze On The Roof
    2. The Infinite Blessed Yes
    3. Perfect Need And Perfect Completion
    4. Olivia Lost
    5. Diane Cool And Beautiful
    6. Mr. Participation Billy
    7. Mean To March
    8. Hello Goodnight Good Morning Goodbye
    9. Dead Together
    10. Madelleine Laughing
    11. Staying Alive and Lovelessness
    Joan of Arc
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  • Around The Well Around The Well Quick View

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    Around The Well

    Collecting songs ranging from out-of-print to never-before-released, Around the Well spans Iron and Wine's earliest sessions which yielded the 2002 debut The
    Creek Drank the Cradle through material recorded for 2007's The Shepherd's Dog. The triple LP Around the Well collection is broken up into two sections. The first half is an assortment of hushed home recordings, unedited and raw, and the second highlights moments captured in the confines of proper studios with the help of other musicians, friends and engineers. The album's title comes from a line in the song The Trapeze Swinger, a fan favorite which was written for and included in the movie In Good Company. Three more songs written and recorded for the film finally make their appearance here as well: Belated Promise Ring, God Made the Automobile and Homeward, These Shoes. Around the Well also brings together hard-to-find covers such as The Flaming Lips' Waitin' for a Superman and New Order's Love Vigilantes, along with one of Iron and Wine's earliest originals, Sacred Vision.
    1. Dearest Forsaken
    2. Morning
    3. Loud As Hope
    4. Peng!
    5. Sacred Vision
    6. Friends They Are Jewels
    7. Hickory
    8. Waitin' For a Superman
    9. Swans and the Swimming
    10. Call Your Boys
    11. Such Great Heights
    13. Communion Cups and Someone's Coat
    14. Belated Promise Ring
    15. God Made The Automobile
    16. Homeward, These Shores
    17. Love Vigilantes
    18. Sinning Hands
    19. No Moon
    20. Serpent Charmer
    21. Carried Home
    22. Kingdom of the Animals
    23. Arms of a Thief
    24. The Trapeze Swinger
    Iron & Wine
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  • Closer To Closed (EP) Closer To Closed (EP) Quick View

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    Closer To Closed (EP)

    From 1993 to 1997, as Braid carved out its musical niche, the pages of the bands history were filled with endless lists of shows played, 7s recorded, and followers gained. Then, a year after the release of 1998s Frame and Canvas, a genre-defining album that continues to serve as an influence for countless musicians to this day, Braid disbanded at the height of its popularity.


    Since that time, fans have been treated to two posthumous compilations (Movie Music Vols. 1 & 2), a short reunion tour in 2004, and the 2010 vinyl reissues of the long out of-print Frankie Welfare Boy Age 5, The Age of Octeen and both Movie Music records.


    But, even while Braid kept its name on the tip of peoples tongues, the prospect of hearing brand new music from the band remained elusive, until now. It took only a few practices to write three new tracks and arrange a cover (of Jeff Hansons You Are the Reason), all of which the band then recorded with engineer J. Robbins (Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring, Jets to Brazil, Frame and Canvas).

    1. The Right Time

    2. Do Over
    3. You Are the Reason
    4. Universe or Worse
    Braid
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    The Distance Is So Big

    Without a distinguishable understanding of the pop and intensity, a silent video of a Lemuria show would appear to be that of a blistering hardcore trio. To the viewers surprise, turning the audio on they'd find the stage diving mania and screamers are really chanting Maybe I should wear lipstick too or You fit in my skin, softest I've let in as guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella's dynamic, melodic voice guides the unlikely chorus.


    Lemuria might not sound like they are from Buffalo, NY, but the band was proudly birthed there, following the legacy of an oddly eclectic, if not eccentric, music scene. When you loosen your ears to the sugary indie-pop, you'll discover discordant notes, odd time signatures, and brutal riffs creating menacing yet catchy music.


    Releasing their early 7 EPs and splits on drummer/vocalist Alex Kerns' label Art of the Underground, they landed their debut full length Get Better on west coast pop-punk label Asian Man Records. Following their debut, and worked into an ambitious DIY touring schedule, they sprinkled 7 releases around on labels such as Hex, No Idea Records, and Suburban Home. Eventually, they would settle in with the Boston-based Bridge Nine Records with their 2011 sophomore album, Pebble. Pebble received great critical acclaim and was featured with SPIN, RollingStone.com, and countless other magazines and websites.


    Now, Lemuria are gearing up to release their newest effort The Distance Is So Big on Bridge Nine Records on June 18th. Their most mature and best effort to date, this album was recorded at the Magpie Cage with J Robbins (Against Me!, Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring) earlier this year.

    Michael and Stephen Moon
    Brilliant Dancer
    Clay Baby
    Scienceless
    Paint The Youth
    Dream Eater
    Oahu, Hawaii
    Chihuly
    Bluffing Statistics
    Public Opinion Bath
    Congratulations Sex
    Survivors' Guilt
    Ruby
    Lemuria
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    Terrestrials (Awaiting Repress)


    Thick Stock Cardboard Stoughton Style Tip On Jacket


    180 Gram Vinyl


    Limited To 3,000


    Four figures stand atop a summit, staring east out over a vast, frostbitten wasteland, the black sun dwindling in the west, casting their shadows across the plain. They await another clan, legendary for their slow approach. Eyes on the horizon, searching, patiently, for some signal of the arrival, some plume of smoke that would announce that the time had come. At last, at the edge of the plane, they note a black banner, and soon two hooded figures appear in the dusk. A horn sounds, and drumbeats echo through the valley.


    It's only the threshold of the distant horizon that limits the scope of Terrestrials, but like much of Earth, its landscape is arid, only disclosing its secrets upon active contemplation of its component dust. From the opening strains, hidden at the foot of a vertiginous crescendo from zero decibels, the album recalls a technique of Andrei Tarkovsky's, later developed in the films of BÉla Tarr. The eight-and-a-half-minute opening shot in Tarr's epic Sátántangó laterally tracks cattle carefully plodding through a dilapidated commune in search of food from muddy pasture. As the audience investigates the frame for clues to Tarr's purpose, he slowly reveals to them a symbolic vision of the film as a whole, inviting contemplation of the rich surfaces of the decayed buildings and the labyrinthine entrapment of the commune's inhabitant kine, some playing at leadership and some dragging their feet, cow and human alike awaiting deliverance by a dark messiah. Terrestrials proceeds in a remarkably similar fashion. As each track unfurls, its glacial pace arrests the listener's search for novelty, forcing attention to the profundities of the mix and the texture that the interlaced sounds create; and yet it also deepens the desire for what each step forward promises, the crisis that the procession patiently unveils.


    Terrestrials features more complex instrumentation than most of the works of either party. Sunn O)))'s deep bass and endlessly sustained guitar feature heavily on each track of Terrestrials, but so do Ulver's electronics and a myriad of additions, including trumpets, didgeridoo, and strings. Although the tracks apparently began as a set of improvisations recorded at Ulver's Oslo studio, the vast scope of the release clearly evolved out of the various mixing and arrangement sessions helmed by Ulver's Kristoffer Rygg and Sunn O)))'s Stephen O'Malley between 2008 and 2012. Here they achieved a synthesis that stylistically transcends the mere combination of the two groups and their traditional pathways, with Ulver sealing up the cracks of Sunn O)))'s immense backdrop and heightening the atmosphere with tense strings, sculpted textures, and insistent rhythm. It's this attention to the subtleties that renders Terrestrials monolithic; they ensure that each tick of the clock yields an array of sonic qualities, each progressing slowly in themselves but together moving the whole mass of sound forth at a constant click.


    From the trumpets on "Let There Be Light" to the drum-like pound of the bass and didgeridoo in "Western Horn," Terrestrials relentlessly heralds its own arrival, an endless parade slouching towards Bethlehem. By the time Rygg's vocals enter at the middle of "Eternal Return," the crawling pace of the album has ensured their sublimity. Taken on its own, this short section would scarcely justify a song unto itself; it emerges out of the sudden but carefully orchestrated resolution of the murky depths of the track's recesses, manifesting as a piercing clarity and a distillation of the album's theme of annunciation. Its lyrics, rich in spite of their brevity, conceal a messianic yearning in the fallow desert, a hope for deliverance from the stasis of the Egyptian yoke and the confusion of exile, and a dark prophecy of a "liminal animal" with "golden nature" of the sinful calf. Rygg urges us to "listen silent."


    Gongs or guitars ring out. This final stage of Terrestrials heralds a return of an immense mystery. What approaches, its lumbering gait constantly pressing onward, can't divulge its nature until it finally arrives. The quintessential figure of doom is an immense behemoth, a force of nature whose sublime shadow conceals it from view even as its thundering steps reveal its impending advent. But here we lie in wait. Terrestrials delivers on its persistent promise by offering another transcendental promise of a future culmination. But the restraint they exert in their advance to the beautiful oasis at the center of "Eternal Return" suggests that, here, Sunn O))) and Ulver are more interested in the process as it happens through time, tracking the march of the sun across the heavens, marking each moment as it slips back into eternity.


    - Matthew Philips (Tiny Mix Tapes)

    1. Let There Be Light
    2. Western Horn
    3. Eternal Return
    Sunn O))) & Ulver
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  • Weezer (Green Album) (Awaiting Repress) Weezer (Green Album) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Weezer (Green Album) (Awaiting Repress)

    Weezer (Green Album) on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Concise, Tightly Played 2001 Power-Pop Album Features Back-to-Basics Approach


    Weezer's Fastest-Selling Release Includes "Hash Pipe," "Island in the Sun," "Don't Let Go"


    Record Launched One of Most Memorable Return-from-the-Dead Comebacks in History


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Smooth, Big-Guitar Sound Resonates Like Never Before


    Weezer's self-titled third album, collectively known as the Green Album, nearly never came to pass. The band had all but broken apart, with leader Rivers Cuomo choosing to go back to college and the other members dismayed at the initial reception to 1996's Pinkerton. Persuaded at the turn of the century to return to the concert stage, the foursome launched one of the most enduring comeback stories in history, and in the process, penned 75 songs, the choicest of which grace 2001's concise, tightly played Green Album.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's reissue presents the music with by far the most dynamic range it's ever enjoyed. Cars icon Ric Ocasek's production comes into fuller relief, with guitar notes ringing with front-to-back depth and superb imaging. Cuomo's singing gains focus and clarity, and the rhythms that help give the tunes their incessant catchiness are better defined, with the low end finally present.


    That nearly everything on Green Album-from the cover to the producer to sonics-reflects those of Weezer's blockbuster debut isn't merely coincidence. The quartet, not yet realizing that Pinkerton had already become a cult classic (and, soon after, would be hailed as one of the most prized albums of its generation), intentionally pursued a back-to-basics approach that echoed its roots. Unadorned simplicity, skyscraper-sized hooks, and short-but-sweet arrangements are the hallmarks here, each a signpost on how rock albums can work their way into a listener's head and provide limitless satisfaction.


    Of course, however crucial, the music is just one component in Weezer's arsenal. Akin to its sibling efforts, Green Album wouldn't be the same devoid of Cuomo's lyrics, which exude charming personality and boyish awkwardness. Absent is the heart-on-a-sleeve obviousness of the fare of Pinkerton. The material here echoes with a related emotional universality whereby romantic yearning, fear of rejection, and getaway fantasies spark with the winking promise of enthusiasm and attainment. There's a reason every passage remains so accessible; playfulness and wryness abound. Power-pop efforts don't come more perfect.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Don't Let Go
    2. Photograph
    3. Hash Pipe
    4. Island in the Sun
    5. Crab
    6. Knock-Down Drag-Out
    7. Smile
    8. Simple Pages
    9. Glorious Day
    10. O Girlfriend
    Weezer
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  • Amphetamine Ballads Amphetamine Ballads Quick View

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    Amphetamine Ballads


    At a time when most of what passes for alternative rock sounds desiccated,
    Amphetamine Ballads feels raw and potent and alive."
    - The Guardian


    "The Amazing Snakeheads' debut album Amphetamine Ballads is not for prissy pants, it
    growls and grimaces across filthy blues like a pub fight in Nashville."
    - Noisey


    "Amphetamine Ballads showcases a group with good taste, and the ability to cook up
    an adrenalised racket or a melancholy fog. [ ] As long as boring bands exist, this kind of
    piss and vinegar will always be welcome."
    - NME


    Domino Records is proud to present Amphetamine Ballads, the debut album from
    Glasgow's The Amazing Snakeheads. A monument to
    the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humor -
    Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. On
    the strength of early singles and their live shows, The Amazing Snakeheads have
    established themselves as a force of nature not to be reckoned with and one of the most
    promising rock 'n' roll bands to come out of the UK in ages.


    Hailing from Glasgow, Scotland the Amazing Snakeheads - Dale Barclay, William
    Coombe & Jordan Hutchison - look like they sound: all pomade, shades, denim,
    leather and signet rings. Amphetamine Ballads is the soundtrack to the dark corners
    of nightclubs and those dimly lit alleyways off the main drag. The smell of smoke
    and liquor pervades everything. Recorded at night time at The Green Door Studio in
    Glasgow, this is a subterranean record - an album that can show you round the parts of
    a city that come alive after dark.


    The Amazing Snakeheads never really formed as such - their conception seemingly
    more preordained than planned. Dale and William had been friends since childhood;
    Jordan was Dale's neighbor who became a close friend. While they each played music,
    they never really harboured ambitions to play in bands - the prospect of aiming high
    and missing was almost enough to put the trio off even trying. When the band finally
    got together and started playing shows, their shows quickly gained an infamous
    reputation. On stage, Dale appears possessed by music, rock'n'roll channeled through
    every sinew in his body. Announcing themselves in the summer of 2013 with a one-off
    7", a ferocious 84-second long strut called "Testifying Time," the band's reputation was
    quickly solidified. And now with Amphetamine Ballads set for release this summer, The
    Amazing Snakeheads will deliver on the promise on those live shows and early singles!

    1. I'm A Vampire
    2. Nighttime
    3. Swamp Song
    4. Here It Comes Again
    5. Flatlining
    6. Where Is My Knife?
    7. Every Guy Wants To Be Her Baby
    8. Memories
    9. Heading For Heartbreak
    10. Tiger By The Tail
    Amazing Snakeheads
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    The Photo Album


    Newly Reissued 180 Gram Version


    Released in 2000, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes delivered on the promise of You Can Play These Songs with Chords and Something About Airplanes. For once, a band's popularity grew commensurate with its maturation. Despite the heightened attention, singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Gibbard next let loose Death Cab for Cutie's finest moment, Photobooth, the lead track on the sparkling Forbidden Love EP. New fans worldwide swooned under its beguiling romantic rise 'n' fall and its lingering, bittersweet, wallet-sized artifact. And though it wouldn't have killed them to include Photobooth here -- for its spotless greatness and thematic likeness -- The Photo Album's ten tracks are of the EP's heightened caliber. Gibbard's words screen intriguing mini-films of the mind, stoked by corresponding daydreamy music. An exquisite liaison of the British penchant for ringing, knelling, subconscious guitars and direct/grittier American drive, the band is tight, evocative, and inventive. Bassist Nick Harmer and drummer Michael Schorr lock in creative rhythmic bases, while Gibbard and Chris Walla's guitar work gives the band climactic, cinematic coloring shades. And, in the end, it's Gibbard's remarkable abilities as a writer and singer that are on display most. Each word draws you in via his sweet, thoughtful guy voice. The solo 1:47 opener, Steadier Footing, is merely a starter course, but it feels like an entrÉe: And this is the chance I never got/To make a move, but we just talk is only one measure of the chances/plans/dreams/connections and relationships that have eluded him or fizzled. Reeled in, one is left to look back over one's own smoldering wreckage, of opportunities or attachments lost -- much as A Movie Script Ending's abrupt turn Passing through unconscious states/When I awoke I was on the highway somehow segues into the couplet With your hands on my shoulders/A meaningless movement, a movie script ending. Like Photobooth, it's a typically sobering, adverse assessment of how unromantic the romanticized can become. That it's a great pop song, arresting in its jerky wobble, is just another point in its, and this LP's, favor. The world needs more superb pop with brains and heart and emotional complexity.

    - Jack Rabid (All Music)

    1. Steadier Footing
    2. A Movie Script Ending
    3. We Laugh Indoors
    4. Information Travels Faster
    5. Why You'd Want To Live Here
    6. Blacking Out The Friction
    7. I Was A Kaleidoscope
    8. Styrofoam Plates
    9. Coney Island
    10. Debate Exposes Doubt
    Death Cab For Cutie
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  • It's Monk's Time (Speakers Corner) It's Monk's Time (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    It's Monk's Time (Speakers Corner)

    With its three compositions by Thelonious Monk, one might call this LP from 1964 "3 Standards and 3 Monks". The 'High Priest' of bebop had reached a further pinnacle in his career and performed with his fantastic, skilful and well-rehearsed quartet at numerous festivals and concerts. As if in a dream, the musicians penetrate the apparently simple yet rhythmically complicated themes, interrupted again and again by Monk's solo escapades on the piano. On the stage, Monk often stood up and jigged around the piano like a lumbering dancing bear, with one of his distinctive hats on his head; he plonks down on the piano stool after the Charlie Rouse solo; his enormous feet tap back and forth to the beat; he constantly fiddles with the ring on his finger; and he creates the most wonderful improvisations ever heard with his 'false' fingering.


    Calling all jazz fans: Listen to Thelonious Monk, and you will have a ball - most especially if you put this super disc with the promising title "It's Monks Time" on your turntable!



    Musicians:



    • Thelonious Monk (piano)

    • Charlie Rouse (tenor saxophone)

    • Butch Warren (bass)

    • Ben Riley (drums)

    • Teo Macero (producer)


    Recording: January - March 1964

    Production: Teo Macero



    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. Lulu's Back In Town
    2. Memories Of You
    3. Stuffy Turkey
    4. Brake's Sake
    5. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    6. Shuffle Soil
    Thelonious Monk
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  • Twilight Saga- Eclipse: The Score (Discontinued) Twilight Saga- Eclipse: The Score (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Twilight Saga- Eclipse: The Score (Discontinued)

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the third installment of the blockbuster film franchise Twilight, an action-packed, modern day vampire love story. The movie is based on author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series. Three-time Oscar Winning composer Howard Shore composed the music for the latest film's score, following in the footsteps of Carter Burwell and Alexandre Desplat.


    Shore has won three Oscars for his work on The Lord of The Rings Trilogy and received dozens of further accolades for his work. He is also known for his work with Martin Scorsese (The Aviator, The Departed) and David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) and several other notable films. With talent like Shore's and a massive fan base, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse The Score is sure to be a hit with not just fans of the film, but the score genre as well.

    1 Riley 1:53

    2 Compromise/Bella's Theme 2:44

    3 Bella's Truck/Florida 1:50

    4 Victoria 2:18

    5 Imprinting 2:07

    6 The Cullens Plan 2:18

    7 First Kiss 2:00

    8 Rosalie 4:09

    9 Decisions, Decisions... 1:50

    10 They're Coming Here 4:01

    11 Jacob Black 2:13

    12 Jasper 3:56

    13 Wolf Scent 2:19

    14 Mountain Peak 5:02

    15 The Kiss 3:45

    16 The Battle/Victoria vs. Edward 6:40

    17 Jane 3:12

    18 As Easy as Breathing 3:21

    19 Wedding Plans 6:12
    Howard Shore
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  • The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart Quick View

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    The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart

    It was the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil that launched the ascent of their native sons in SEPULTURA (Portuguese for "grave") in 1983 with a trajectory unsuspectingly aimed at the worldwide metal music scene. A band with humble economic beginnings whose musical identity was forged in the context of living through Brazil's authoritarian military dictatorship, SEPULTURA would go on to become Brazilian ambassadors to the metal world, revered master architects of the death/thrash genre, and the most successful heavy metal band from the Federal Republic of Brazil.


    When SEPULTURA experienced a line-up change in the mid-1990s that was widely covered by the metal press around the world, remaining members recruited American Derrick Green in 1997 to front the band, a position the Cleveland, Ohio native has held for the past fifteen years and counting. This past June, long-time guitarist Andreas Kisser (who joined in1987), original bassist Paulo Jr., and drum prodigy Eloy Casagrande, SEPULTURA entered the studio in Venice, California with renowned producer Ross Robinson (KORN, MACHINE HEAD, FEAR FACTORY) - who also worked on the band's landmark 1996 release, »Roots« - and co-producer Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, INCANTATION) - who previously worked on SEPULTURA's »Roorback« (2003), the »Revolusongs« EP (2002), and »Nation« (2001) - to record the band's seventh studio album with Green (and their second album for Nuclear Blast): »The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart«, scheduled for release this October.


    Inspired by Austrian filmmaker Fritz Lang's classic 1927 movie "Metropolis," SEPULTURA leans heavily on the strength of their thrash metal influences to make a statement against the dehumanizing effects of technology. Guitarist Andreas Kisser delves a little deeper:


    "In the movie, a crazy millionaire wants to transform a robot into a real person. That's kind of the opposite of what we live today. More than ever, we are robotized through the worldwide web, Google glasses, chips under our skins and globalized slavery our society suffers nowadays. Being that the novel was written in the early 1920s, it's almost prophetical. The phrase that inspired me - the main message of the story - points to the heart as being the human factor that keeps a man a man - not a robot. The heart beats with freedom of choice. We have to think for ourselves to create a real world, not a matrix."


    Exploring the miseries and privileges associated with technological power, »The Mediator Between The Head And Hands Must Be The Heart« - SEPULTURA's angry dystopian documentary in sonic form - also addresses the chaotic aftermath of natural disasters, the unfulfilled promises of religion, and the still-widening divide & unbridgeable gap between pampered citizens who live in decadent luxury and the working poor who withstand unbearable living & working conditions to simply survive.


    The album's opening track, 'Trauma Of War', begins as a cacophony of noise that gives rise to an urgent panic that spins into a paranoiac distress about others making decisions that will lead to our demise in war. In 'The Vatican', we listen as yearning souls pray to their god to alleviate their suffering as the furious vocals, guitars, and drums document the moment when the faithful come face-to-face with the reality of their absent god too self-absorbed with being adored to notice humanity's cries for help. 'The Bliss Of Ignorants' is an indictment by those who intimately know the depths of human suffering against those who don't wish to know. 'Grief' weeps with its gnosis of such a feared emotion. With so many recent natural disasters throughout the world, who could deny the truth behind human greed & corruption sung about in 'Manipulation Of Tragedy'?


    With both the 2014 FIFA World Cup championship and the 2016 Olympic Games headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a worldwide audience will surely be mesmerized by the glamour surrounding these world-broadcasted events. But there are those who bear witness to what won't be televised; there are those who have seen the decades of daily strife of Brazilian citizens with wide-open eyes.


    »The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart« never lacks confidence in what SEPULTURA knows: "I live in São Paulo, one of the big metropolises in the world with more than 20 million people living and working in it," asserts Kisser. "I know how it is to live in daily chaos. Our music reflects a lot of that feeling."


    Featuring a guest appearance by former SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo, »The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart« does what many great albums do: it captures a moment in time and carves out a place to have a dialogue with listeners with an honesty that rings so true, it becomes a part of our arsenal with which to defend ourselves against the wrongdoings of the world.

    1. Trauma Of War
    2. The Vatican
    3. Impending Doom

    4. Manipulation of Tragedy
    5. Tsunami
    6. The Bliss Of Ignorants
    7. Grief
    8. The Age Of The Atheist
    9. Obsessed
    10. Da Lama Ao Caos (Chico Science & Nação Zumbi cover)
    Sepultura
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  • AudioQuest JitterBug USB Filter AudioQuest JitterBug USB Filter Quick View

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    AudioQuest JitterBug USB Filter


    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.


    AudioQuest's new dual-function JitterBug is a USB
    line (VBUS) and signal (data) filter. JitterBug
    follows the footsteps of our award-winning,
    category-defining DragonFly USB DAC, and our
    best-in-class, USB, Ethernet, FireWire and
    Thunderbolt digital interconnects, promising the
    next step forward in high-performance computeraudio
    playback.


    While USB (along with Ethernet) has become one
    of the two most important and widely adopted
    interfaces in the age of computer audio, it does
    come with its own unique sets of liabilities-mainly
    sound-degrading noise currents. All computing
    devices, whether they be laptops, phones, NAS or
    even dedicated "music servers," inherently
    generate a significant amount of noise and
    parasitic resonances. In addition to this, many
    computers (the least offensive being laptops, as
    they are required to meet rigorous safety
    standards) can and often do contribute a
    considerable amount or RFI and EMI pollution
    onto the signal paths-all of which can easily find
    its way onto your USB cables and into your audio
    system. This noise and interference has many
    negative effects. Noise-compromised digital
    circuitry increases jitter (dispersion in time) and
    packet errors, resulting in distortion that causes a
    comparatively flat and irritating sound. Noisecompromised
    analog circuitry also damages the
    sound's depth, warmth, and resolution.


    Fortunately, AudioQuest has devised a solution for
    dealing with these liabilities. JitterBug's
    dual-circuitry measurably reduces unwanted noise
    currents and parasitic resonances. It also reduces
    jitter and packet errors (in some cases, packet
    errors are completely eliminated.) The result is
    clearer, more compelling sound, music, and
    dialogue - a better audio experience.


    Slightly smaller than our DragonFly USB DAC, and
    with a handsome, unassuming appearance,
    JitterBug has a USB (male) plug on one end and a
    USB (female) port on the opposite. For those who
    already own DragonFly, JitterBug will be a fun and
    affordable upgrade: Simply plug JitterBug into any
    one of a computer's available USB ports, then
    plug DragonFly into JitterBug's USB port.


    But JitterBug is far more than an obvious partner
    for DragonFly. In fact, its versatility may very
    well match that of the USB standard itself:
    JitterBug can be successfully used with external
    USB DACs ranging from the very modest to the
    absolute state of the art. Simply plug JitterBug
    into an available USB port, and use a USB cable
    to connect JitterBug to the DAC of choice.


    Many computers include more than one USB
    port. For additional
    improvement to a system's
    overall sound, a second
    JitterBug can be used in parallel
    (but not in series) with the first.
    The improvement is audible
    through the active audio port,
    whether or not the second
    JitterBug fills an empty USB
    port, or is used in series with
    some other peripheral, such as
    a printer. Note: We recommend
    no more than two JitterBug
    filters per USB bus. If you do
    not know how many USB buses
    exist on a given device, err on the side of
    caution: Presume that there is a single bus and
    use no more than two JitterBugs.


    JitterBug can also be used with mobile phones,
    portable media devices, USB peripherals, and
    network storage/streaming devices. Many
    receivers, DACs, and automobiles include USB
    input ports that are compatible with iOS and
    Android devices, enabling music lovers to use
    their mobile phones or USB memory sticks as
    audio sources. By first plugging a JitterBug into
    the associated USB input port, the playback
    performance of such media devices can be
    significantly improved. In cases where a noisy
    external computer peripheral (such as a printer,
    camera, or hard drive) must be connected to a
    computer-audio system, JitterBug can be used in
    series with the peripheral
    device. Similarly, streamers,
    Network Attached Storage
    devices, and routers may all
    include USB ports, and all can
    benefit from JitterBug's noise
    filtering-again, regardless of
    whether the associated port has
    a device connected to it.


    Simply put, JitterBug's
    dual-circuitry measurably
    reduces the noise and ringing
    that plague both the data and
    power lines of USB ports. As
    with many things in audio, the effect of
    JitterBug on the overall sound of a system may
    vary slightly, depending on the associated gear
    and application. Experimentation is
    enthusiastically encouraged. The results will
    likely prove more than worth the effort.


    At JitterBug's modest price of $49, the question
    isn't whether your customers can afford it, but
    whether they can afford not to use one or two.


    AudioQuest
    $59.95
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