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I Might Be WrongI Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings is a 2001 live album. It consists of live performances of eight songs recorded on a tour of Europe and North America, including songs from their albums Kid A and Amnesiac.
National Anthem's fuzzed-out riff rages aggressively behind Thom Yorke's crazed, breath-scat vocal, giving the song a rollicking edge that was nowhere on Kid A. The same effect is heard on Idioteque, as Yorke, getting backup vocal help from the crowd, sings over an acoustic beat, removing the distant, electronic touch of the studio version. True Love Waits aptly ends the record with Yorke and a solo acoustic guitar, which finds just the right touch on a song that Radiohead have played with for years (long-term fans should note the first ever appearance on record of the track). In the end, Radiohead don't really stray too far from the original templates of these songs, they merely play up the highs and milk the lows, just like any good rock band should. -- Matthew Cooke1. The National Anthem (Live in France)
2. I Might Be Wrong (Live)
3. Morning Bell (Live In Oxford)
4. Like Spinning Plates (Live)
5. Idioteque (Live In Oxford)
6. Everything In Its Right Place (Live In France)
7. Dollars & Cents (Live)
8. True Love Waits (Live In Oslo)
10. A Wolf At the Door$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BLU-5717xRobert Glasper Experiment
Covered: The Robert Glasper Trio Recorded Live At Capitol Studios10 years after making his Blue Note debut & following 2 GRAMMY-winning volumes of his R&B-oriented Black
Radio albums, Robert Glasper returns to his acclaimed acoustic jazz trio for his new album, Covered (The Robert
Glasper Trio recorded live at Capitol Studios). The album will be released on Blue Note Records & consists
mainly of covers, including Glasper's favorite songs by Radiohead, Joni Mitchell, JhenÉ Aiko, John Legend,
Kendrick Lamar & more, as well as several Glasper originals.LP1
2. I Don't Even Care
5. In Case You Forgot
1. So Beautiful
2. The Worst
3. Good Morning
4. Stella By Starlight
6. Got Over
7. I'm Dying Of Thirst$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Other Lives (Awaiting Repress)Based in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Other Lives is comprised of Jesse Tabish (vocals/guitar/piano), Josh Onstott (bass/backing vocals), Jenny Hsu (cello/piano/backing vocals), Colby Owens (drums/lap steel) and Jonathon Mooney (piano/guitar/violin). With an organic, orchestrated sound that incorporates elements of progressive rock, folk and classical music, Other Lives draws its inspiration from a similarly wide array of sources from historical events to the landscape in which the members grew up. Produced by Joey Waronker (Beck, the EEls, Lisa Germano) and engineered by Darrell Thorp (Radiohead, Outkast, Beck).
Music perfect for waking up on a crisp fall Sunday. Filter Magazine1. E Minor
2. Dont Let Them
3. Black Tables
4. End Of The Year
5. Speed Tape
6. Paper Cities
8. It Was The Night
9. How Could This Be?
10. AM Theme
11. Epic$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
DelayLP Has Been Out Of Print For Over 30 Years
Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger
Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed
a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of
ethnic, electronic, experimental, and modern classical music.
Delay is the classic "first album" originally recorded in 1968
that got stuck in the vaults until 1981 when Holger Czukay
edited the archived tapes and officially released the album.
Delay is a compilation album of early outtakes of Can's work
with singer Malcolm Mooney, including some of the band's
earliest material. It contains the song "Thief", which was later
covered live by Radiohead.
The band's powerful influence has never diminished, and
their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely
acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James
Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai,
Kanye West (who sampled 'Sing Swan Song') and Radiohead
- as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and
3. Nineteen Century Man
5. Man Named Joe
7. Little Star of Bethlehem$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Clueless SoundtrackFirst Time On Vinyl
Soundtrack to the 1995 cult classic film, available for the first time on vinyl for the 20th Anniversary of the film. The soundtrack includes The Muffs' cover of Kim Wilde's Kids in America, and Counting Crows' live The Ghost in You, Supergrass' Alright, and an acoustic version of Radiohead's Fake Plastic Trees.1. Kids In America - The Muffs
2. Shake Some Action - Cracker
3. The Ghost In You - Counting Crows
4. Here (Squirmel Mix) - Luscious Jackson
5. All The Young Dudes - World Party
6. Fake The Plastic Trees (Acoustic Version) - Radiohead
7. Change - Lightning Seeds
8. Need You Around - Smoking Popes
9. Mullet Head - Beastie Boys
10. Where'd You Go? - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
11. Rollin' With My Homies - Coolio
12. Alright - Supergrass
13. My Forgotten Favorite - Velocity Girl
14. Supermodel - Jill Sobule$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WeatherhouseFour years after the unexpected and exquisite treat that was Philip Selway's debut album Familial, the man formerly known only as the drummer of Radiohead returns with his sophomore record, Weatherhouse. At ten tracks and 38 minutes, the album is as concise in shape as it is expansive in mood and assured in execution, mining a generally darker, fuller sound than its gentler, more acoustic-based predecessor and reflecting the band-centred nature of its construction and its creator's growth in confidence.
Weatherhouse was made in collaboration with Adem Ilhan and Quinta; artists in their own right who had previously performed in Philip's backing band. "From the outset," Selway recalls, "we wanted the album to be the three of us, and we covered a lot of instruments between us. With a studio full of inspiring gear and a great-sounding desk, we felt like a band. Different musicians stretch you, and I felt stretched on Weatherhouse, but very enjoyably so." Working mostly out of Radiohead's studio in Oxfordshire, Adem also produced and engineered Weatherhouse, while Quinta played an equally integral role in the arrangements. The album was mixed by David Wrench.
Album opener 'Coming Up For Air' sets the scene with its brooding, spectral mood, mantra-like pattern and Selway's simmering, reverb-drenched vocal exploring the album's dominant theme. "It's very much about taking stock of my life. I wanted to convey a sense of release and affirmation," he says. "This was the first song that we recorded. Immediately it felt in a very different space from Familial."
The album's talismanic qualities explore a world of hope and plans, connection and disconnection - between family, friends and self - and dreams and fears: "I love records that you can almost live in, where the songs become talismans that you take to heart. That's what I was trying to create in Weatherhouse." With its emotional frankness, haunting melodies and gripping tension, Selway has made a great artistic leap and created something that even the most experienced singer-songwriters would be proud of.1. Coming up for Air
2. Around Again
3. Let It Go
4. Miles Away
6. It Will End in Tears
7. Don't Go Now
8. Drawn to the Light
9. Waiting for a Sign
10. Turning It Inside Out$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Zonkey (Awaiting Repress)Umphrey's McGee has been arranging and performing original mashups live for over eight years. It was only a matter of when, not if, some of those innovative concoctions would find their way into a studio. And that when has arrived.
UM is pleased to announce ZONKEY, an album of 12 unique mashups, conceived, arranged & executed by the band. ZONKEY is as seamless as it bizarre, playful as it is razor sharp. Bits and pieces of classic songs are culled from 40+ years of popular music from 70's Reggae to 80's Pop to 90's Metal and everywhere in between. From Radiohead mashed with Beck, The Weeknd with Fleetwood Mac, Talking Heads with Bob Marley, Metallica with Gorillaz .nothing is off limits.
ZONKEY clearly pays homage to some of our favorite artists & songs. While we've tried to reproduce the spirit of the original compositions & recordings, we've also tried to have some fun with the structure as we've often combined seemingly dissimilar musical elements to create a new vibe altogether," notes keyboardist Joel Cummins.1. National Loser Anthem
2. Life During Exodus
3. Can't Rock My Dream Face
4. Sad Clint Eastwood
5. Electric Avenue to Hell (feat. Jennifer Hartswick)
6. Ace of Long Nights
7. Sweet Sunglasses
9. Come As Your Kids
10. Frankie Zombie
11. Bulls On the Bus
12. Bittersweet Haj$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Roger Waters The Wall
Limited Edition Triple 180 Gram LP Set
Accompanies The Concert Film, The Wall, Filmed During Waters' 2010-2013 Tour
Now that Roger Waters has released his new concert film of The Wall, filmed on the former Pink Floyd singer-songwriter's recent world tour, he is putting out an accompanying soundtrack album. Between 2010 and 2013, the singer performed the 1979 double-album, home to Comfortably Numb and Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2), live more than 200 times. Like the film, the soundtrack, titled Roger Waters The Wall, contains recordings from around the world and is being released as a 3 LP Set.
Waters performed the album for approximately 4.5 million people during the course of the tour with help from an 11-person backing group. Singer Robbie Wyckoff handled the vocal parts that Floyd's David Gilmour sang on the original record, while the guitars were handled by Dave Kilminster, former SNL bandleader G.E. Smith and Snowy White, the last of whom performed on Floyd's original The Wall tour. Waters' son Harry performed Hammond organ and piano on the tour.
Frequent Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich, who provided music production and mixing for the film, produced the album.
The soundtrack will run longer than the original Wall album, which spanned only two LPs, as it includes two songs removed from the original release - Last Few Bricks and What Shall We Do Now? - which Floyd had added back in for live performances. This version of The Wall also includes The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes, which Waters incorporated into his performances of the album beginning in 2011 in tribute to a 27-year-old Brazilian man that London police killed thinking, wrongly, that he was a terrorist.
The soundtrack marks the third time The Wall has been released as a live album. In 1990, Waters released The Wall: Live in Berlin, which he'd recorded and filmed less than a year after the Berlin Wall fell with a star-studded cast, including Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Marianne Faithfull, the Band, SinÉad O'Connor, Cyndi Lauper and Tim Curry, among others. A decade later, Pink Floyd released Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81, which contains recordings of Waters' final tour as a member of the band.
Waters told Rolling Stone that the meaning behind The Wall hadn't changed for him over the years. The context changes, but the story remains the same, he said. If people see this movie, what I hope is that that they may look at one another and go, 'You know what? We are a community, and we are many. There are a lot of us.'
- Kory Grow, Rolling StoneLP 1
1. In the Flesh? (Live)
2. The Thin Ice (Live)
3. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 (Live)
4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives (Live)
5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 (Live)
6. The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes (Live)
7. Mother (Live)
8. Goodbye Blue Sky (Live)
9. Empty Spaces (Live)
10. What Shall We Do Now? (Live)
1. Young Lust (Live)
2. One of My Turns (Live)
3. Don't Leave Me Now (Live)
4. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3 (Live)
5. Last Few Bricks (Live)
6. Goodbye Cruel World (Live)
7. Hey You (Live)
8. Is There Anybody Out There? (Live)
9. Nobody Home (Live)
10. Vera (Live)
11. Bring the Boys Back Home (Live)
1. Comfortably Numb (Live)
2. The Show Must Go On (Live)
3. In the Flesh (Live)
4. Run Like Hell (Live)
5. Waiting for the Worms (Live)
6. Stop (Live)
7. The Trial (Live)
8. Outside the Wall (Live)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SparksGrammy and Ivor Novello award winning recording artist Imogen Heap will release her highly anticipated 4th solo album Sparks in 2014 through RCA Records.
Sparks has been on a well traveled journey, one which Heap began at 6am 14 March 2011, with a live stream from her home studio in a small village on the outskirts of London, gathering 'sound seeds' from fans and weaving them together to form the first song (Lifeline). Fast forward, 4 continents later, a dozen related projects and 14 tracks, the album cover artwork was then completed by those who pre-ordered the limited edition, super deluxe box set by sending in their footprints! The stunning piece of artwork and packaging, designed and developed over the past three years by Imogen and her creative team with CSV (the company behind Radiohead's special packaging) it is the very first time that Imogen has released such a super deluxe package.
Says Heap, The album began with someone sending in the sound of striking a match for what became Lifeline in March 2011. I then dived into the most immense, intense creative 2 and a half years of my life that took me all over the planet, collaborating on so many projects with so many people and often totally spontaneously. The album is then in some ways for me grounded with fans' footprints bringing the finishing touch for the album art, as so many of them came along for the ride.
While working on Sparks, Heap turned songs into projects and projects into songs, to bring her out of her studio and 'let life in' rather than postponing things until her album was done. This fresh approach found Imogen collaborating with everyone from her fans to unsuspecting passers-by, gardeners to filmmakers, scientists to newspaper journalists and brings us her most diverse and daring body of work to date. From the River Thames (You Know Where To Find Me) to 5000 feet up in the Himalayas (Climb to Sakteng, Cycle Song), from her local community garden (Neglected Space) to 6 weeks in the Chinese metropolis of Hangzhou (Xizi She Knows), Heap was soaking it up, writing, developing, recording and producing. Sounds of a dishwasher door to a Bhutanese dranyen, the voice of a crumbling wall to 700 fans' becoming a spoken word chorus. Some of Heap's projects include her brilliant Mi.Mu Gloves, developed over this album period with an incredible team of scientists, engineers and artists (Me The Machine) and dabbled in generative and reactive music with music app developers RJDJ (Run-Time) connected to a jogging app. From the deeply personal love songs Propeller Seeds and Entanglement to the crowd sourced response to the Sendai earthquake (Lifeline), her trademark honesty runs through the album.LP 1
1. You Know Where to Find Me
3. The Listening Chair
4. Cycle Song
7. Neglected Space
1. Minds Without Fear
2. Me the Machine
4. Climb to Sakteng
5. The Beast
6. Xizi She Knows
7. Propeller Seeds$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SupermoonRecorded primarily during the perigee-syzygy (also known as the super moon) of August 2014,
the Supermoon EP from S. Carey is a study in scale, space, and proximity. These songs are a new
and closer look into existing works from both S. Carey's renowned full-lengths, 2010's All We
Grow and 2014's Range of Light. With Supermoon, Carey has broken these songs down to their
essential, acoustic parts with his forever humming vocals laid over top, lilting yet percussive
piano, and a subtle swath of harmonic strings. You can hear Carey's breath between words and
the pat of his fingers on the keys; you can hear the living room in which his family's baby grand
piano sits. These songs are beautiful, intimate and so potently personal. This collection is a stark
presentation of S. Carey laid bare, an open invitation for the listener to climb into his world.
One particularly poignant piece is the re-imagined Range of Light closer, Neverending
Fountain, perhaps an apt metaphor for the life of the songs themselves. Says Carey, The longer
you spend with a song, the more you can see it in its pure form. Supermoon also features a
heartrending cover of Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was from Radiohead's classic album The Bends,
and a new song, the EP's namesake, Supermoon, which takes its inspiration, like much of
Carey's work, from the natural world around him.
Another source of inspiration quoted by Carey is the excitement of working out arrangements
for pre-existing songs on the spot, for various sessions on tour. He brought that spirit to the
recording of Supermoon, which took place over the course of a single weekend. Already known
as an artist of impeccable craft, S. Carey worked with long-time friends and collaborators (Mike
Noyce played viola, Zach Hanson engineered, mixed, and mastered) to add a chapter to the still
unfolding story of Sean Carey as an artist. We can hear the songwriting, singing and
performance for what it truly is; understated, true and pure beauty.1. Fire-scene (alt. version)
2. We Fell (alt. version)
4. In the Stream (alt. version)
5. Neverending Fountain (alt. version)
6. Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was$13.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
Easy Star's ThrillahFollowing up on the hugely successful reggae tribute albums of Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the reggae adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time - Michael Jackson's Thriller. The album, titled Easy Star's Thrillah will be released August 28, 2012 (a day before the 53rd anniversary of Jackson's birth). Easy Star's Thrillah brings back several of the reggae stars from previous albums, such as vocalists Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Steel Pulse, Luciano, Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage), alongside the diverse playing of guests Yossi Fine (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Stanley Jordan), Joe Tomino (Dub Trio/Matisyahu), Andy Farag (Umphrey's McGee), and horn tracks courtesy of Israel's highly-acclaimed funk/hip-hop band Hadag Nachash. The album will be preceded by the July 10th digital release of the Billie Jean EP, which includes two album tracks, along with non-album remixes and a dub version.
In selecting Thriller, Easy Star Records co-founder Lem Oppenheimer says, We've always tackled the greats - The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Radiohead - but while we wanted to take on another huge album, we also wanted to blaze new trails. In Thriller we found those new trails in a number of firsts for the series: the first album by an American artist, the first non-concept album, the first R&B/soul record, as well as the first release from the 80s.
For me, I was most excited for Thriller, says producer/arranger/guitarist Michael Goldwasser. I was always more of an R&B/soul and reggae kid growing up and I have an intense personal connection to Michael Jackson's music. As usual, the process initially involved Goldwasser spending a few months on arranging the songs. Writing the arrangements for this album was a cool challenge. I didn't have to try to make non-dance music into dance music as on our previous albums because the original Thriller is so danceable already, but I needed to find ways to make each song groove in a different way from the original version. I didn't want any of the arrangements to be obvious in that regard. In the end, Goldwasser's arrangements are some of the most interesting in his career.
Now that the hard work in the studio is done, the band is looking forward to bringing this music on the road, adding some dance/pop songs to their already varied sets. The band's live show, which was nominated for a UK Festy Award in 2009, already features tracks from the band's previous three tribute albums, along with original material. An extensive fall tour of the US and UK is already set up (US dates listed below), with more to come over the next year. As the original Thriller album comes up on its 30-year anniversary in November, what better way to celebrate this timeless album than to catch the Easy Star All-Stars perform their reggae-infused versions of this pop masterpiece.1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Baby Be Mine
3. Girl Is Mine
5. Beat It
6. Billie Jean
7. Human Nature
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. Lady In My Life
10. Dub It
11. Close to Midnight$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Pointless Nostalgic (Pure Pleasure)This is the sensational debut album by Jamie Cullum - the brightest young male singer/pianist on the block. Jamie Cullum has quickly become a household name after Candid Records launched Jamie with the original, award winning hit album Pointless Nostalgic. A caustic blend of hip, catchy originals, contemporary covers and standards, Pointless Nostalgic went straight to the top of the charts and demanded attention.
Barely in his twenties, Cullum has a wise old rasp that usually takes decades of chain-smoking to acquire. Cullum's move to mix jazz standards, American songbook classics, and contemporary popular music was a risky one that could easily isolate fans of each genre. However, Cullum managed to find a unifying thread in all of the styles, tying them together in a manner that seemed like the natural culmination of a diverse record collection. Jazz plays heaviest in the mix, but Cullum's version of it is lively and roguish. A rock & roll spirit among erstwhile snobs, he brings blue jeans to the beret set.
Highlights come courtesy of Cullum's diverse and well-chosen array of cover songs. While so many Harry Connick, Jr. wannabes stick to the standards and limply mimic moves lifted from Frank Sinatra's catalog, Cullum hops from Radiohead to Thelonious Monk with equal verve and accomplishment. Closing number I Want To Be A Popstar is a playful rumination on the advantages of being a pop star rather than a jazz key pounder. The mischievous romp exemplifies the lighthearted approach that has become Cullum's calling card, endearing him to jazzophiles and screaming young girls alike.
- Ben Castle, Dave 0' Higgins (tenor saxophone)
- Matt Wates (alto saxophone)
- Martin Shaw (trumpet)
- Martin Gladdish (trombone)
- Jamie Cullum (piano, vocal)
- Geoff Gascoyne (bass)
- Sebastiaan de Krom (drums)
Recording: 2002 at Clowns Pocket Studios by Derek Nash and Livingstone Studios by Mark Chamberlain
Production: Jamie Cullum and Geoff Gascoyne
About Pure Pleasure
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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. You And The Night And The Music
2. I Can't Get Started
3. Devil May Care
4. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
5. Pointless Nostalgic
6. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
7. Well You Needn't
8. It Ain't Necessarily So
9. High And Dry
10. Too Close For Comfort
11. A Time For Love
12. Lookin' Good
13. I Want To Be A Popstar
$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Who's Feeling Young Now?Punch Brothers release their new album, Whos Feeling Young Now?, on vinyl March 20. Completed over three weeks at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, the record was produced by Grammy Award winner Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). Whos Feeling Young Now? is the follow-up to 2010s Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic, about which the New York Times said: Punch Brothers have the unplugged lineup of an old-fashioned string band But their music is as radical as new acoustic music can be.
Ten songs from Whos Feeling Young Now? were written by Punch Brothers, with the bands friend Josh Ritter co-writing lyrics on two tunes (Hundred Dollars and New York City). Additionally, the album contains the bands interpretations of Radioheads Kid A and the Swedish group VÄsens Flippen. The vinyl album was pressed on two discs of 140-gram, audiophile-quality vinyl and includes four additional Punch Brotherspenned tunes. Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track Movement and Location and an exclusive set of five custom Punch Brothers paper coasters illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee, signed by the band.
Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris Critter Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the bands many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. In 2009 they all moved to New York City and began a regular, standing-room-only, residency at the Living Room, trying out new songs as well as inspired covers; these shows ultimately spawned Antifogmatic.
Whos Feeling Young Now? is less evasive than Antifogmatic and Punch, said Thile. And I feel like part of that is us becoming more comfortable with who we are as a band, and me becoming more comfortable with who I am as a singer.LP1
1. Movement and Location
2. This Girl
3. No Concern of Yours
4. Who's Feeling Young Now?
6. Flippen (The Flip)
7. Patchwork Girlfriend
8. Hundred Dollars
1. Soon or Never
2. New York City
3. Kid A
4. Don't Get Married Without Me
5. Roses Blooming in the Dark
7. Knock Me Down
8. Shh, Just Let Me Do This$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Resistance2009's The Resistance is the fifth studio album by English alternative rock band Muse, reaching the top of the charts in 19 different countries. The album was produced by the band and mixed by Mark Stent.
Following seven years of near solid touring, Muse escalated from being the biggest band in Teignmouth in 1997 to one of the biggest bands in Europe by 2004. With each successive album, they push the musical envelope with a fusion of progressive rock, electronica, and Radiohead-influenced experimentation, creating an emotive, passionate sound. Muse's reputation as one of the best live rock bands in the world is well deserved with their exhilarating live performances drawing critical acclaim, industry buzz, and a loyal and rabid fan base.
Two 180g black vinyl discs pressed at Record Industry/Furnace packaged in direct-to-board gatefold Stoughton jacket with 2 inserts.1. Uprising
3. Undisclosed Desires
4. United States of Eurasia (+Collateral Damage)
5. Guiding Light
6. Unnatural Selection
7. MK Ultra
8. I Belong to You (+Mon Cur Souvre à ta Voix)
9. Exogenesis : Symphony Part I (Overture)
10. Exogenesis : Symphony Part II (Cross Pollination)
11. Exogenesis : Symphony Part III (Redemption)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-ROC-8512x7 Worlds Collide
The Sun Came OutSeven years ago, Neil Finn and friends first got together to perform some live shows and release a resulting live album. In December of 2008 and January of 2009, Neil did it again, only this time bigger and better! He assembled a group of his friends and fellow artists in Auckland, New Zealand to record a brand new album of all new and original material.
The cast list this time includes Neil, Sharon and Liam Finn, members of Wilco, Johnny Marr, KT Tunstall, Ed OBrien and Phil Selway of Radiohead, Lisa Germano, Bic Runga, plus others, all contributing to the performances and songwriting
Sony Music UK is contributing part of the proceeds from 7 Worlds Collide The Sun Came Out to Oxfam International. Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 100 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice.1. Too Blue - Johnny Marr/Jeff Tweedy
2. You Never Know - Jeff Tweedy
3. Little By Little - Sharon Finn/Neil Finn
4. Learn To Crawl - Ed O'Brien/Johnny Marr/Liam & Neil Finn
5. Black Silk Ribbon - KT Turnstall/Bic Runga
6. Girl, Make Your Own Mind Up - Don McGlashan
7. Run In The Dust - Johnny Marr
8. Red Wine Bottle - Liam Finn/Chris Garland/Johnny Marr
9. The Ties That Bind Us - Phil Selway
10. Reptile - Lisa Germano
11. Bodhisattva Blues - Ed O'Brien/Liam Finn
12. What Could Have Been - Jeff Tweedy
13. All Comedians Suffer - Neil Finn
14. Duxton Blues - Glenn Richards
15. Hazel Black - KT Turnstall/Neil Finn
16. Riding The Wave - Tim Finn
17. The Witching Hour - Phil Selway
18. Over And Done - John Stirrat
19. Change Of Heart - Bic Runga/Dan Wilson
20. Don't Forget Me - Pat Sansone
21. Long Time Gone - Don McGlashan
22. The Cobbler - Elroy Finn
23. 3 Worlds Collide - Glen Kotche/Phil Selway/Neil Baldock
24. The Water - Sebastian Steinberg$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rodrigo Y Gabriela (Deluxe)Mexico City's Rodrigo y Gabriela originally released their self-titled breakthrough album in 2006 and are now excited to announce a 10-year anniversary deluxe edition for 2017 that will be released via ATO Records. The deluxe edition will include a 2-LP set including both a re-mastered version of the original album and a 2006 performance, live from Olympia Theatre in Dublin.
Affectionately known to fans as "the Crocodile album", the original record has sold nearly one million copies worldwide and the global success of the album, together with endless touring, established Rod & Gab as one of the most popular acoustic instrumental artists in the world.
"We are busy at work on our new record, but looking back at this album, it's good to be reminded of how far we've come in ten years," said Rodrigo. "We had some crazy times in Ireland, and made many great friends there," added Gabriela. "The fans are so passionate about music, this is a thank you to them and our time in Dublin."
Rodrigo y Gabriela was produced by John Leckie (My Morning Jacket, Radiohead, The Stone Roses) and mastered by Robyn Robins, who also did the re-master. The vinyl version will be a double album on 180-heavyweight vinyl.LP 1: Rodrigo Y Gabriela (2016 Remaster)
2. Diablo Rojo
6. Stairway To Heaven
8. Juan Loco
LP 2: Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Live At The Olympia Theatre 2006
7. Medley: One / Take 5
8. Mr. Tang
9. Diablo Rojo$45.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ShieldsShields is the fourth and most anticipated Grizzly Bear album to date. After long spans of shows headlining (as well as supporting Radiohead, Feist,
Wilco and Paul Simon), Grizzly Bear's members Chris Bear, Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen and Chris Taylor lived their own lives. Trips were taken, and friendships were restored; families were visited, and solo projects were finished. The potential energy gathered in tour vans and buses, in studios
and on stages for years was finally released, giving the individual band's pieces the chance to recover and, after a year, return to being Grizzly Bear.
The whole band wrote songs together, taking each other's ideas and extending them. And for the first time, they tended to move forward only with the
songs that were most open to true quartet collaboration. Asked which tunes on Shields belong to which songwriter, every member balks and explains
that, for the first time, these are actually full-band numbers. Both in process and product, this is Grizzly Bear as they've never been.
"This has a different energy behind it," concludes Droste. "Veckatimest was a little more of a polite album; the desire to keep the vocals smooth might have kept a little distance between us and the audience. This one feels a bit more rough and exposed, so that on Shields, everything speaks for itself."1. Sleeping Ute
2. Speak in Rounds
4. Yet Again
5. The Hunt
6. A Simple Answer
7. What's Wrong
9. Half Gate
10. Sun in Your Eyes$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dove (Awaiting Repress)The dream-rock band Belly blazed a bright trail in the '90s, releasing two albums full of taut, yet wondrous music that was memorable for its rumbling bass lines and insistent drumming as it was for its glittering riffs and airy vocals. Their new album Dove, which was recorded with friend of the band Paul Q. Kolderie, places Belly back on that trail, bridging the gaps between reverbed-out bliss and spaghetti-western drone and muscular, hook-forward pop.
Belly came together in 1991, when vocalist-guitarist Tanya Donelly (Throwing Muses, The Breeders) began playing with brothers (and fellow Rhode Islanders) Tom (guitar) and Chris (drums) Gorman, as well as bassist Fred Abong. He left before the band's 1993 debut Star came out, and Gail Greenwood, then playing around Providence, joined. Star was a hit with critics and listeners alike, spawning the alt-radio and MTV staple "Feed the Tree." The band toured extensively behind the gold-certified album, touring with the likes of Radiohead, the Cranberries, and Pavement and playing a show at the Hippodrome in Paris where they opened for U2 and the Velvet Underground.
Belly opened 1994 with two Grammy nominations, scoring nods for Best Alternative Music Album and Best New Artist at that year's edition of the awards. That summer, the band began work on King, their harder-edged second album. Belly toured behind that 1995 release extensively, opening for R.E.M. in Europe and bringing along Catherine Wheel and Superchunk for the American tour; their last gig was in November 1995, and the band officially dissolved in 1996.
Since then, Belly's members kept busy, with Donelly releasing a string of hailed solo albums and touring with Throwing Muses, Greenwood performing with brash rockers L7 and revved-up punker Bif Naked, and Tom Gorman performing with fellow New England alt-rockers Buffalo Tom and Donelly's Throwing Muses partner Kristin Hersh before launching a photography business in New York with his brother. They had occasionally broached the topic of getting back together in individual settings; Greenwood and Tom Gorman separately collaborated with Donelly on her Swan Song Series omnibus.
The idea of a Belly reunion, though, gained serious traction a few years ago. "We had just gotten to the point where we were just missing each other, and missing the music," says Donelly. "The music I've been doing in the past several years has been very collaborative, which made me kind of homesick for Belly; I missed that sense of having a band."
Early rehearsals showed that Belly was still very much a unit, the years falling away as the quartet went to work on older material. "We immediately fell back into our original relationship and musical dynamics," says Donelly. "Just a lot of laughing-it felt like a real reunion in the best and truest sense from the first practice on. We had a bit of trepidation: 'Is this going to work?' But the first practice really set all our anxiety to rest."
Eventually, though, the band's members, who had collaborated sporadically in the interim, got the itch to bring new songs into their set as a curveball for listeners-and for themselves, too. "You almost want to put yourself in the deep end," says Chris Gorman. "That just seems to be the inclination for creative people-you never just want to feel comfortable. You're always going, 'Well, what's the part of the night that's really going to make me really, really nervous and freaked out?' And that usually is, 'Let's try a new song.' When it works, that's the most the rewarding moment in the night."
Belly previewed some of their new songs, including the prowling "Army of Clay" and the folk-tinged "Human Child," at their early reunion dates to effusive audiences. "The crowds have been amazing," says Donelly. "We've never really operated on a level before where live shows feel genuinely communal. We got such great feedback on the new stuff-people were just as enthusiastic about it," Donelly recalls. That handful of tracks blossomed into Dove, a dozen songs that nod to past glories while also showcasing the four members' growth as songwriters and musicians, adding dramatic flourishes like strings and vibed-out guitars to the group's already widescreen sound.
Belly recorded most of the rhythm tracks for Dove at Stable Sound Studios in Portsmouth, RI, vocals at Greenwood's home studio, and guitars and overdubs in Tom's and Tanya's home studios. The songs spun out of a new songwriting system that was necessitated by the four members' far-flung hometowns. "It required a lot of trust," says Donelly, "because we were sending raw snippets to each other-anything from 30-second pieces to full songs. Tom and Gail and I would send demos back and forth, and then Chris would add drums to whatever snippets he'd heard, and Tom would sew everything together. It would sometimes be a very circuitous route to a song, but it was really fun."
"All three of the songwriters were locked in and working in a way that complemented the others' strengths," says Chris Gorman. "Gail's writing was in top form. Tanya is able to make anybody's song her own-she's got that gift. And Tom has really honed his arrangement and production style."
The shimmering, expansive "Shiny One," which pairs dreamy vocal harmonies with urgent riffing and dramatic string flourishes, is one of the best examples of Belly's new process. "I have a lot of affection for that one," says Donelly. "It was the first completely collaborative song we've ever done-Gail wrote the riff and the chorus, Tom and I wrote the verse and bridge, Chris's parts shaped the direction and vibe. When I hear it, I hear all four of us equally."
While Dove's flight was aided by previews of some new tracks during the band's reunion tour, the band is excited to release the album in full, and to show it off to audiences around the world. "We're all looking forward to presenting these songs in a live setting, and having the opportunity to play together again," says Chris Gorman. "We should be in for a really exciting year."1. Stars Align
2. Shiny One
5. Suffer the Fools
7. Human Child
8. Army of Clay
10. Heartstrings$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
I'm Not Your ManIt's amazing how the floodgates open when you shut out all the internal and external noise, stop pandering to stereotype, cease listening to your anxieties, and disregard the compartment society has built for you. I'm Not Your Man, the Charlie Andrew(Alt-J, Rae Morris)-produced second album from Marika Hackman, begins with an impromptu hearty laugh. It's not the sound of silliness; it's the sound of liberation, spontaneity, and joy. 24-year-old Hackman is feeling more herself than ever. Life isn't necessarily funnier or happier, but when there's cause for a joke or a big ballsy statement, she's not holding back anymore.
The album took almost 18 months to complete, during which time Hackman switched to a new manager and a new label, transitions that yielded new avenues for exploration, a lot of time, and a lot of distance - mainly, she insists, from self-imposed boundaries. "I used to be very self-conscious," explains Hackman. "If something sounded a bit too pop or like I'd heard it before I'd mold it into something different. This time around I thought, 'fuck it, I'll just let it flow.'"
The results of this semi-anarchic approach are evident in the grungier, catchier sonics of I'm Not Your Man, and the lyrics, which reveal an unhinged and shamelessly free Hackman. There's an open-ended nature to the lyrics, which delve into femininity, sex and sexual identity, millennial ennui, the pressures of living in a social media bubble, and the perils of being young in a fast-paced industry. "The record's all about female relationships, romance, and breakdowns, but there's also a dim worldview going on. 'I'm Not Your Man' can either mean 'I'm not your man, I'm your woman,' or it can mean 'I'm not a part of this.'"
Hackman cranked up the knobs in the studio, turning away from the quieter sounds of her past to realize her teenage fantasy of fronting a raucous band. "I wanted to let rip and lose control. When I was younger I wasn't looking at Joni Mitchell. I was looking at Nirvana thinking, 'I wanna be like that!'" To channel this feral female energy, Hackman recruited London quartet The Big Moon as her backing band. The results are a dynamic, multi-genre album tied together by razor-sharp wit. The sounds span from Cate Le Bon weirdness to Warpaint dirge jams to straight-up Britpop choruses. "People were saying it was a mash-up between Radiohead, Blondie, and The Cure," laughs Hackman, self-mockingly. "I can't wait to see the reaction," she says. "That's the thrill of reinventing yourself. I might piss off a lot of die-hard folky fans but this is still my brain, it's still my world, and I'm gonna create it how I want."1. Boyfriend
2. Good Intentions
3. Gina's World
4. My Lover Cindy
5. Round We Go
8. Time's Been Reckless
9. Apple Tree
10. So Long
11. Eastbound Train
13. I'd Rather Be With Them$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Home AgainFew records make such an instant impression as Home Again, the debut album by Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2012 prize. Immersing the listener in a sound that is both modern and at the same time as familiar as the classics, it manages to strike the balance between being contemporary and somehow utterly timeless. For Kiwanuka, key musical touchstones include Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Shuggie Otis, Roberta Flack's First Take, Bill Withers' Live At Carnegie Hall and D'Angelo's modern soul landmark Voodoo.
Born in Muswell Hill to Ugandan ÉmigrÉ parents, Kiwanuka was brought up in a home from which music was largely absent, with his first introduction to rock (Nirvana, Radiohead) arriving at the same time as he began to hang with the skater kids in the north London suburb during his early teenage years. Later coming across a soul compilation album given away with a music monthly, he was enthralled by the sound of Otis Redding's studio talkback discussions with his engineer while recording an outtake version of (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay. From this point on, he resolved to make music that sounded raw and authentic.
Though deeply into soul and jazz, he found real inspiration in the cross-pollination of the two styles with folk in the music of Bill Withers. "Bill Withers was very rootsy and earthy," he points out, "but people branded him as a soul singer. To me, he was a folk artist. So that encouraged me to keep going, 'cause I didn't know where I would fit in as a black guy with an acoustic guitar."
While performing on the acoustic circuit around London, Kiwanuka quickly attracted interest and made connections, not least with his current manager who in turn garnered the attention of Communion Records, the label that in 2011 released the singer's first two acclaimed EPs, Tell Me A Tale and I'm Getting Ready. Both of these EPs, as with Home Again, were produced by Paul Butler (The Bees) in his vintage equipment-stuffed basement studio at his house in Ventnor on the Isle Of Wight. Together the pair played almost every instrument to be heard on the album, with Butler's remarkably intimate, detailed productions adorned with everything from flute to brass to sitar to aching strings, perfectly matching Kiwanuka's visions for his songs.
"The way we made the record was very modern," the singer points out. "There was loads of editing. We manipulated it to get exactly what we wanted." From the opening bars of the stirring Tell Me A Tale, it is instantly clear that Home Again is a very special album. While its more upbeat characteristics are embodied in the Prince Buster-like loping of the lovelorn but irresistibly catchy Bones and the rolling soul groove of I'll Get Along, elsewhere it proves itself to be a record of real stripped-down beauty.
In I Won't Lie, with its gospel-infused echoes of The Staples Singers, Kiwanuka offers something akin to a modern spiritual, while in Rest he turns in a tender love lullaby and in Always Waiting, he blends classical elements with the confessional intimacy of Roberta Flack. It is with the title track of Home Again, however, that Michael Kiwanuka feels the record's sounds and themes are ultimately encapsulated. "That's the song that really for me ties everything together," he says. "It's one of the earliest songs I wrote for the album and even though I progressed and changed stuff in the studio, it was the one I could never throw away. Like a lot of them, it's a hopeful song. I use home as the metaphor for contentment and peace within."
Other parts of the record, on the other hand, find Kiwanuka struggling for peace of mind and using his songs as a form of self-empowerment, not least in the soulful I'm Getting Ready, the darker, unburdening Any Day Will Do Fine and the self-explanatory Worry Walks Beside Me. "It can really paralyze you, if you worry too much," the singer admits. "I do tend to overthink things. All of these songs are me talking to myself, really. Trying to encourage myself to believe."1. Tell Me A Tale
3. I'll Get Along
4. Home Again
5. I'm Getting Ready
7. Always Waiting
8. I Won't Be Long
9. Any Day Will Do Fine
10. Worry Walks Beside Me
11. Lasan$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OverstepAsk, and Mike Gordon will tell you all about the songs he has written and recorded for his fourth solo album Overstep, and how the finished product
compares to his previous releases (2003's Inside In, 2008's The Green Sparrow, and 2010's Moss). But as a devotee and student of the creative process,
he'd much rather talk about how the songs came to be, and about the long road traveled between idea and finished work.
Most artists have a ritual or routine that they rely on to inspire and guide their efforts from concept to fruition. Gordon has developed hundreds of them
over the years, and perhaps thousands. He speaks often about the importance of listening, and of his commitment to following ethereal voices and
visions. One such persistent vision he describes was of a spare cabin in the woods with a single window and a desk, and Gordon making music with
guitarist and longtime collaborator Scott Murawski. So he called Murawski and proposed a songwriting retreat at idyllic Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire.
Murawski accepted, and the old friends escaped together to summon the muse, unburdened as yet by the expectation that they would eventually record
After multiple writing retreats and an album's worth of core tracks in hand, Gordon took a leap of faith, and hired Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Hole,
Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.) as producer to bring the project home. Gordon had self-produced all of his previous albums, but felt he was ready to surrender
control to someone who understood his vision and loved the material. "Hiring Paul was definitely the right thing," says Murawski. "The payoffs are all over
Gordon cites three goals that he kept in mind throughout the process from start to finish: Find ways to be raw and sophisticated at the same time; Be
groove oriented; Write songs that will be fun to play live. Whether an explicit goal or not, the songs on Overstep evidence Gordon's evolving ability to
develop three-dimensional characters within his songs, and to speak more directly to the truth of their condition.1. Ether
2. Tiny Little World
4. Yarmouth Road
5. Say Something
8. Different World
10. Long Black Line
11. Surface$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now