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  • Days Days Quick View

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    Days

    New Jerseys Real Estate present their new album, Days, to be released on Domino. Recorded with Kevin McMahon (The Walkmen, Titus Andronicus, Swans) in Upstate New York through the late Winter/Spring of 2011, Days is a gorgeous suite of timelessly melodic, achingly melancholy pop songs and a delightfully confident follow-up to 2009s exceptionally well-received eponymous debut.


    Comprised of nine new recordings and a revisit of last years enduringly wonderful Out Of Tune standalone single, that appeared as a now out-of-print 7 vinyl on True Panther, Days is the next step in the career of a uniquely close songwriting collective that feel more important with their every release. Gatefold LP includes heavyweight vinyl and MP3 digital download card.

    1. Easy
    2. Green Aisles
    3. Its Real
    4. Kinder Blumen
    5. Out Of Tune
    6. Municipality
    7. Wonder Years
    8. Three Blocks
    9. Younger Than Yesterday
    10. All The Same
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    St. Catherine

    Unfurling out of Los Angeles this July comes St. Catherine, Matt Mondanile's fifth outing as Ducktails. The new album emerges from the roots of Mondanile's previous work, from the free-form, ambient bedroom experiments of seminal underground release Landscapes (2009), to 2013's eighties pop re-imagination The Flower Lane, but ultimately moves Ducktails on to a more refined, personal and sincere place.


    St. Catherine is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.


    DUCKTAILS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'ST. CATHERINE'; STREAM NEW TRACK 'HEADBANGING IN THE MIRROR' NOW
    DUCKTAILS | 05/05/15
    Image: Ducktails - St. Catherine artwork
    Unfurling out of Los Angeles this July comes St. Catherine, Matt Mondanile's fifth outing as Ducktails. The new album emerges from the roots of Mondanile's previous work, from the free-form, ambient bedroom experiments of seminal underground release Landscapes (2009), to 2013's eighties pop re-imagination The Flower Lane, but ultimately moves Ducktails on to a more refined, personal and sincere place.

    St. Catherine is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.


    Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine over the course of 2014 and then finished off recording at the start of 2015. The longest time he has ever spent working on a record, it took place in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York as Mondanile worked on tracks around heavy periods of Real Estate touring.


    When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith's classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine. Together, the pair added a new crispness and punch to the record's more upbeat, psychedelic pop tracks (such as James Ferraro-featuring, lolloping lead single Headbanging In The Mirror, and the soaring Into The Sky), that recalls the artful muscularity of Smith's later work, whilst title track, the heavenly St. Catherine boasts one of Mondanile's greatest ever lead guitar lines and benefits greatly from Schnapf's warm, rich feel.

    1. The Disney Afternoon
    2. Headbanging In The Mirror
    3. Into The Sky
    4. Heaven's Room
    5. St. Catherine
    6. The Laughing Woman
    7. Surreal Exposure
    8. Church
    9. Medieval
    10. Krumme Lanke
    11. Reprise
    Ducktails
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    In Mind

    On In Mind the band fine-tunes the winsome songwriting and profound earnestness that made previous albums-Real Estate, Days, and Atlas-so beloved and pushes their songs in compelling new directions. Written primarily by guitarist/vocalist Martin Courtney In Mind offers a mild shifting of the gears, positing a band engaged in the push/pull of burgeoning adulthood. Reflecting a change in lineup, changes in geography, and a general desire to move forward without looking back, the record recasts the band in a new light - one that replaces the ennui of teen suburbia with an adult version.
    1. Darling
    2. Serve The Song
    3. Stained Glass
    4. After The Moon
    5. Two Arrows
    6. White Light
    7. Holding Pattern
    8. Time
    9. Diamond Eyes
    10. Same Sun
    11. Saturday
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    Atlas

    Let's get down to brass tacks: Ridgewood, NJ's Real Estate took a mighty leap
    forward on their last go-around... more record sales... bigger shows... and, more
    importantly, a timeless classic of an album, Days. It's been two years since the
    release of Days, and it's an album that still sounds as fresh today as it did on
    release date. Their new album, Atlas, builds upon the lush guitar warmth of Days
    while adding more powerful harmonies and keyboard flourishes bringing even more
    depth to their heart-warming sound.


    Atlas was recorded over the summer at Wilco's Chicago recording studio, The Loft,
    with producer/mixer Tom Schick (Wilco, Rufus Wainwright, Alex Chilton), and while
    this pairing that looks so good on paper, sounds even better on record!
    Real Estate kick off the campaign with the dreamy pop single "Talking Backwards,"
    which was released as a limited edition 7"at the end of February.

    1. Had To Hear
    2. Past Lives
    3. Talking Backwards
    4. April's Song
    5. The Bend
    6. Crime
    7. Primitive
    8. How Might I Live
    9. Horizon
    10. Navigator
    Real Estate
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  • Real Estate Real Estate Quick View

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    Real Estate

    REAL ESTATE waft in on vibes of hazy summers past. The New Jersey quartet cut the sleeves short and the pop smooth to shade you from the midday heat. Every song works its way to that part of your consciousness that reveled in the fleeting waves of freedom that eked in once classes broke and the sun lingered a little longer over suburban roofs. And with three quarters of the band holding down Garden State roots its no surprise that a bit of Jersey indie-pop heritage sneaks its way into their sound, lifting the most sun streaked moments from The Feelies and Yo La Tengo and filtering them through the kaleidoscope of memories aimless drives through parched neighborhood streets. MARTIN COURTNEYs songwriting has a way of wrapping up the immediacy of youth with the ennui of age for the perfect shade of bittersweet bliss, mind you though, much heavier on the sweet than the bitter. Add to this MATTHEW MONDANILEs (DUCKTAILS, PREDATOR VISION) shimmering guitar strains full of equal parts sea foam and beer foam, pepper in the boardwalk clatter of ETIENNE PIERRE DUGUAYs drums, ALEX BLEEKERs staccato low end and the perfect afternoon is just a lawn chair and boom box away.Andy French (Raven Sings the Blues) Received a Best New Music, 8.5 rating from Pitchfork.

    Side A


    1. Beach Comber
    2. Pool Swimmers
    3. Suburban Dog
    4. Black Lake
    5. Atlantic City


    Side B


    1. Fake Blues
    2. Green River
    3. Suburban Beverage
    4. Let's Rock The Beach
    5. Snow Days

    Real Estate
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  • Diary: Remastered Diary: Remastered Quick View

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    Diary: Remastered

    Originally formed in Seattle in 1992, Sunny Day Real Estate featured Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), Dan Hoerner (guitar,vocals) and Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar). Following the completion of a U.S. Tour to support Diary, the band's debut album, the group headed back into the studio with Wood to record the follow-up. But during the recording sessions, internal tensions splintered Sunny Day Real Estate, resulting in a sudden break-up and the finished album being turned in to Sub Pop without a title or artwork. LP2 was released in November of 1995, by which time both Goldsmith and Mendel had joined Foo Fighters and Enigk had begun a solo career.


    Sub Pop Records will re-issue both Diary and the band's second full-length album, commonly known as LP2 (or The Pink Album for its entirely pink cover). Both re-mastered albums will include rare bonus tracks as well as newly written liner notes.


    Following a more than 10 year hiatus, all four original members of pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will regroup for a 20-date US tour starting September, 2009.

    1. Seven
    2. In Circles
    3. Song About an Angel
    4. Round
    5. 47
    6. The Blankets Were the Stairs
    7. Pheurton Skeurto
    8. Shadows
    9. 48
    10. Grendel
    11. Sometimes
    12. 8 (bonus track)
    13. 9 (bonus track)
    Sunny Day Real Estate
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  • LP2: Remastered LP2: Remastered Quick View

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    LP2: Remastered

    Originally formed in Seattle in 1992, Sunny Day Real Estate featured Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), Dan Hoerner (guitar,vocals) and Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar). Following the completion of a U.S. Tour to support Diary, the band's debut album, the group headed back into the studio with Wood to record the follow-up. But during the recording sessions, internal tensions splintered Sunny Day Real Estate, resulting in a sudden break-up and the finished album being turned in to Sub Pop without a title or artwork. LP2 was released in November of 1995, by which time both Goldsmith and Mendel had joined Foo Fighters and Enigk had begun a solo career.


    Sub Pop Records will re-issue both Diary and the band's second full-length album, commonly known as LP2 (or The Pink Album for its entirely pink cover). Both re-mastered albums will include rare bonus tracks as well as newly written liner notes.


    Following a more than 10 year hiatus, all four original members of pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will regroup for a 20-date US tour starting September, 2009.

    1. Friday
    2. Theo B
    3. Red Elephant
    4. 5/4
    5. Waffle
    6. 8
    7. Iscarabaid
    8. J'nuh
    9. Rodeo Jones
    10. Spade and Parade (bonus track)
    11. The Crow (bonus track)
    Sunny Day Real Estate
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  • If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week Quick View

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    If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week

    As the bassist for Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate, Nate Mendel has been a part of two of the best, most notable rock bands of his generation. Now he's fronting a band of his own. Mendel's cheekily named new project Lieutenant will release their debut album If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week. Recorded between Foo Fighters tour dates last year with producer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business), it features an impressive guest list including Page Hamilton (Helmet), Joe Plumber (Modest Mouse), Josiah Johnson (The Head And The Heart), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), and Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate).

    - Chris DeVille (Stereogum)
    1. Belle Epoque
    2. The Place You Wanna Go
    3. Believe The Squalor
    4. Rattled
    5. Prepared Remarks
    6. Some Remove
    7. Have You Ever Wondered
    8. Artificial Limbs
    9. Lift The Sheet
    Lieutenant
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    2 LP Set

    A double LP from late '80s, early '90s hardcore punk band that featured bassist Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters/Sunny Day Real Estate)! A career retrospective of sorts, these LPs feature rare tracks that appeared on various compilations and EPs, all now long out of print!
    LP1: Spread Your Filth - The Doughnut And Bourbon Years
    Side A
    1. A Pillar Of Our Society
    2. Food For Thought
    3. Requiem For A Scene
    4. Mud
    5. Nuclear Holocaust: A X-mas Song
    6. Post Script
    7. Children Shouldn't Play With Guns
    8. Punk Business
    9. I'm A Believer


    Side B
    1. Control Your Life
    2. Ode To A Liberal Democrat
    3. Off Target
    4. Meatheads
    5. Spread Your Filth
    6. Human Pesticide
    7. Life Everlasting
    8. We've Got The Beat


    LP2: Shit Edge And Other Songs For The Young And Sentimental
    Side A
    1. Food For Thought (Dance Remix)
    2. You Crack Me Up
    3. Will Of The Masses
    4. T.R.B.O.D.K.M.B.B.
    5. Summer
    6. Song For A Slab Of Pork


    Side B
    1. Nation Of Sheep
    2. What You Don't Give Me (I'll Have To Steal)
    3. Down
    4. Dreams
    5. A Christian's Crack Diary
    6. Paranoid World Vision
    7. Shit Edge
    8. Nation Of Sheep (Version 2)
    9. Fish People
    10. A Christian's Crack Diary (Version 2)

    Christ On A Crutch
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  • How It Feels To Be Something On How It Feels To Be Something On Quick View

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    How It Feels To Be Something On

    Sunny Day Real Estate's third album, How It Feels to Be Something On,
    is now back in print on vinyl, after more than a decade of fetching high
    prices on the collectors market. To date, How It Feels has sold over
    11,000 copies.


    In 1997, Sub Pop approached Sunny Day's members for help in compiling
    a rarities album. Because there were so few usable tracks, band
    founders Jeremy Enigk and Dan Hoerner agreed to get together and write
    some new material to augment the archival songs, but they wound up
    crafting an entire new album in a matter of days.


    Without Mendel, who remains with Foo Fighters to this day, Sunny Day
    reunited to record How It Feels to Be Something On, which Sub Pop
    released on Sept. 22, 1998. After 2000's The Rising Tide, the band split,
    with Mendel continuing his work with the Foo Fighters, though Enigk,
    Goldsmith, and Mendel did reconvene to record an album under the name
    The Fire Theft in 2003. Sunny Day Real Estate reunited for a series of
    shows in 2010.

    1. Pillars
    2. Roses in Water
    3. Every Shining Time You Arrive
    4. Two Promises
    5. 100 Million
    6. How It Feels To Be Something On
    7. The Prophet
    8. Guitar and Video Games
    9. The Shark's Own Private Fuck
    10. Days Were Golden
    Sunny Day Real Estate
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  • Torben Torben Quick View

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    Torben

    Brock Enright, artist and subject of the documentary film Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same, has put the same passion into his first album: Torbin.As an artist-Brock Enright first came to the attention of the mainstream media after creating a 'designer kidnapping' service called Videogames Adventure Services. Brock directed the games, which were tailored to each client's worst fears, and also played Connie, the leader of the VAS team. RIYL: Atlas Sound, Real Estate, Yeasayer and Beach House
    1. Maybe
    2. Runwild
    3. Doowapcat
    4. Readyforyou
    5. Aeiou
    6. Ouijaboard
    7. Tryinghard
    8. Luluby
    Brock & Kir Enright
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  • Feel Not Bad Feel Not Bad Quick View

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    Feel Not Bad

    SW/MM/NG are proud to release their long-awaited full length debut Feel Not Bad on Old Flame Records. SW/MM/NG is Brian Kupillas (vocal, guitar), Jared Hennessy (guitar), Joel Paul (bass), Jack Lloyd (keyboards), and JD Paul (drums). The group, who have been favorably compared to a broad array of textured tunesmiths like The Cure, The Smiths, Real Estate, and Caveman, have garnered critical attention from NPR, NME, The New York Times, The Wild Honey Pie, and Wondering Sound.
    1. Unknown
    2. Some Dreams Come True
    3. We Do It All The Time
    4. Younger
    5. Oils
    6. Slow Den
    7. All I Want
    8. Good To Be
    SW/MM/NG
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  • Love Love Quick View

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    Love

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    Mastered For Vinyl At 96 Khz/24-bit From 1/2 Inch Analog Tape By The Famous Stan Ricker


    Gatefold Jacket, 11 X 22 Insert


    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    ''Imagine the anthemic power of Iron Maiden, the ambitious pop of Joshua Tree-era U2, and the energetic tension of Sunny Day Real Estate all thrown together in a blender and you can begin to understand where Juliana Theory is coming from.'' - Allmusic


    First ever vinyl pressing of The Juliana Theory's third album, Love. Mastered for vinyl at 96 kHz/24-bit from 1/2 inch analog tape and features two bonus tracks.


    Produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads

    Bring It Low
    Do You Believe Me
    Shell of a Man
    Repeating, Repeating
    Congratulations
    Jewel To Sparkle
    White Days
    The Hardest Things
    DTM
    Trance
    In Conversation
    Into the Dark
    As It Stands
    Everything
    Before I Go
    The Black Page
    The Juliana Theory
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  • In Between In Between Quick View

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    In Between

    New Jersey indie-rock pioneers the Feelies are celebrating
    their 40th anniversary with the release of "In Between" their
    first album of all new material in over 6 years. While working
    the post-VU moves they are famous for this album brings
    some interesting new sonics into the mix. The album is both
    quieter and decibolically furious than anything they've ever
    done.


    Impose Magazine recently called The Feelies " one of the
    most influential bands in the history of alternative and underground
    music" and Rolling Stone cites them as "a template
    of formal perfection." They have influenced bands like REM,
    Yo La Tengo, Real Estate and WEEZER. "In Between" is rock
    and roll that feels both classic and modern.

    1. In Between
    2. Turn Back Time
    3. Stay The Course
    4. Flag Days
    5. Pass The Time
    6. When To Go
    7. Been Replaced
    8. Gone, Gone, Gone
    9. Time Will Tell
    10. Make It Clear
    11. In Between (Reprise)
    The Feelies
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    Almanac

    Widowspeak is an American band comprised of Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas, known for its dreamy, western-tinged take on rock and roll. Their self-titled debut was praised for its reverential spaciousness, Hamilton's haunting voice, and Thomas's sinister Morricone-esque guitar lines. On their second album, Almanac, the duo explores denser arrangements and new sonic territory, from Saharan rhythms to Appalachian-inspired melodies, all delivered with stoic, wistful restraint. Named after those annual tomes which provide agricultural advice, chart weather patterns and astronomocal phenomena, Almanac likewise tracks the life and death of seasons, youth, love, and the cyclical nature of all things.


    The album was recorded by Kevin McMahon (Swans, Real Estate) in a hundred year old barn in the Hudson River Valley of New York State during the transition from summer to fall. Producing with McMahon, Thomas expanded on the band's demos, crafting layers of guitar, Rhodes piano, organ and harmonium.

    1. Perennials
    2. Dyed In The Wool
    3. The Dark Age
    4. Thick as Thieves
    5. Almanac
    6. Ballad of the Golden Hour
    7. Devil Knows
    8. Sore Eyes
    9. Locusts
    10. Minnewaska
    11. Spirit is Willing
    12. Storm King
    Widowspeak
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  • Eccentric Soul: Number 43: The Dynamic Label Eccentric Soul: Number 43: The Dynamic Label Quick View

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    Eccentric Soul: Number 43: The Dynamic Label

    Born out of the largesse created from Rene & Rene's Hot 100 Tejano tornado "Angelito," Dynamic Records was but one of half a dozen labels run by San Antonio music and real estate mogul Abe Epstein. His flagship group, the Commands, took their AFB circuithoned
    chops up to the middle of the charts in 1966 with "No Time For You," paving the way for 20 other soulful singles over Dynamic's impressive two and a half year run. Epstein's open door policy led to a diverse cross section of the population converging
    inside his studio on General McMullan Drive, as whites, blacks, and Latinos were swapped in and out of groups as needed. That melting pot mentality is well represented by the Tonettes, Little Jr. Jesse & the Tear Drops, Don & the Doves, Willie Cooper & the Webs, Bobby Blackmon & his Soul Express, and Doc & Sal. Compiled here are 21 (28 on the 2LP) of Dynamic's most intriguing sides, representing the first layer of a treasure trove of San Antonio soul we'll be unleashing over the coming year.
    SideA
    1. Commands - Hey Its Love
    2. Little Jr. Jesse & The Tear Drops - Give Your Love To Me
    3. Tonettes - I Gotta Know
    4. Doc & Sal - Can't Get You Offa My Mind
    5. Commands - I've Got Love For My Baby
    6. Willie Cooper & The Webs - You Don't Love Nobody
    7. Little Jr. Jesse & The Tear Drops - Ain't No Big Thing


    Side B
    1. Commands - No Time For You
    2. Webs - Little Girl Blue
    3. Tonettes - My Heart Can Feel The Pain
    4. Doc & Sal - Cry & Wonder Why
    5. Commands - Don't Be Afraid To Love Me
    6. Willie Cooper & The Webs - I Can't Take No More
    7. Don & The Doves - Together


    Side C
    1. Webs - Don't Ever Hurt Me
    2. Commands - Must Be Alright
    3. Bobby Blackmon & The Soul Express - She's Gotta Have Soul
    4. Doc & Sal - Laughing to Keep From Crying
    5. Webs - Try Loving Me
    6. Commands - Too Late To Cry
    7. Doc & Sal - My Dream


    Side D
    1. Little Jr. Jesse & The Tear Drops - If You Don't Love Me
    2. Webs - Can't Let You Go
    3. Commands - A Way To Love Me
    4. Little Jr. Jesse & The Tear Drops - It Keeps Rainin'
    5. Don & The Doves - I Need You
    6. Bobby Blackmon & The Soul Express - You'll Find Another
    7. Commands - Around The Go-Go

    Various Artists
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  • Headswell Headswell Quick View

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    Headswell

    Sainthood Reps got their start in Long Island in 2009 and currently feature Francesco Montesanto on guitar/vocals, Derrick Sherman on guitar and
    Bradley Cordaro on drums. Influenced by bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai and Built to Spill, the band blends an eclectic
    mix of indie rock, post-rock, post-hardcore and alternative rock, creating a unique brooding sound that grabs hold of listeners attention with each riff and
    verse.


    The band released their debut album, Monoculture, in 2011, which found them further tapping into their influences of 90's alternative and emo and
    transitioning from a instrumental post-rock band to the loud passionate rock band they were destined to become.


    In 2013 the band signed with No Sleep Records to release their sophomore album, Headswell. Continuing on their musical path of lush, distorted guitars
    and penetrating lyrics, Sainthood Reps' latest effort incorporates an array of intricate styles like the abrasive aural assault of Shelter, the subdued
    atmospheric track Fall and the grungy riffage of Run Like Hell that bleed together creating a cohesive experience that fans will be happily surprised by.

    1. Shelter
    2. Desert Song
    3. The Last Place I Left You
    4. Drone
    5. Fall
    6. Run Like Hell
    7. Headswell
    8. Quitter
    9. Rapture Addict
    10. Breath Worth Breathing
    Sainthood Reps
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    Aficionado

    Upon their inception in 2004, Aficionado began touring and self-releasing demos, but for the most part, flew under the radar until signing with No Sleep Records early last Summer. In the Fall of 2010, they brought the world their first official release, When It Comes to Creation. It included an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink instrumental approach, spliced with their clever nooks and crannies of lyrical and melodic goodness, complete with a loud and raw us-against-the world execution.


    While continuing to evolve artistically and push the envelope of their sound, Aficionados upcoming self-titled full length is a cohesive listen from beginning to end, showing that the album format is still alive and well. With ten songs produced and recorded with AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Cursive), the songs are sharp and more compact with less of an emphasis on wowing people with over the top antics and more of a focus on the songs themselves. The lyrical basis is centered on expositions of thinking for yourself, attaining what it takes to be a charismatic person, heeding to the realities of aging, and acceptance of change. Drawing from a range of influences such as Cursive, The Hold Steady, Sunny Day Real Estate and At the Drive In, Aficionado incorporates the sweet honey coated coo of Laura Carrozza which tinges the melodies and a harmonious male/female vocal styling alongside singer Nick Warchol.


    Whereas other artists tend to spout off elaborate yarns to detail a complex process of their songwriting origins and album creations, Aficionado have created an opus based on the basic concept of pure camaraderie and solidarity amongst good friends, with the aim of simply making good music.

    1. The Things You Like
    2. Stir Like Hell
    3. Everything Was Right
    4. Grandfather
    5. Confidence Is Intimidating
    6. Honesty
    7. Falsified Inspiration
    8. Permanent
    9. Characters
    10. Open Doors
    Aficionado
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    The Things We Think We're Missing

    According to Balance and Composure, they can be loud, quiet and everything in between. A pretty apt description in a nutshell. Once you get down to an
    intricate school of thought, the lyricism of singer Jon Simmons shows things in a different light. Having all met in the Philadelphia suburb of Doylestown, PA through mutual projects during their high school years, Balance and Composure was formed.


    A sonic assault melding influences such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Neutral Milk Hotel and Nirvana, their 2011, critically heralded debut album, Separation, adhered to the band's namesake. A cohesive listen of anthemic and melodic guitar blitzes with poignant lyricism, rhythmic thrusts and an abrasive pop knack in its overall deliverance, Separation helped establish Balance and Composure as one of underground rock's most promising newcomers.


    Following their debut, Balance and Composure toured continuously over the next several years with the likes of Circa Survive, La Dispute, Touche Amore
    and Title Fight. In the Spring of 2013, the band embarked on their first ever U.S. headlining tour with the recently reunited The Jealous Sound as support. After selling out venues in Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and New York, it was clear their popularity was at an all time high.\


    Picking up where Separation left off, Balance and Composure return once again to push the boundaries of their music with driving riffs and intensely
    passionate vocals on the band's long-awaited second studio album, The Things We Think We're Missing. It's the type of record that makes listeners pause and reflect, evoking moments of happiness and sadness over the course of thirteen songs.

    1. Parachutes
    2. Lost Your Name
    3. Back Of Your Head
    4. Tiny Raindrop
    5. Notice Me
    6. Ella
    7. Cut Me Open
    8. Reflection
    9. I'm Swimming
    10. When I Come Undone
    11. Dirty Head
    12. Keepsake
    13. Enemy
    Balance And Composure
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    Klipsch Reference Premiere Floorstanding Speaker RP-250F (Pair)


    The most compact of the Reference Premiere lineup, the RP-250F floorstanding speaker fills a medium-sized room with theater-quality sound without taking up too much real estate.


    90x90 Hybrid Tractrix Horn

    Tactrix® horn uses a circular horn throat paired to a square horn mouth to further improve high-frequency response and extension, while intensifying imaging and dynamics. The compressed molded rubber construction adds high frequency damping to reduce harshness and improve detail. This creates the cleanest, most pure sound possible.


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    Range Anxiety

    Formed in Melbourne in late 2008, Twerps enjoyed immediate success, releasing a series of vinyl singles and cassettes on various labels around the world. Their 2011 self-titled debut album was recorded with producer Jack Farley at Head Gap, marking the band's first foray into a "bona fide" recording studio. The release of Twerps led to appearances at SXSW and CMJ and tours with Real Estate, Mac DeMarco, and others. Not wanting to wait until 2015 to unleash new songs on present and future fans, Twerps quickly recorded the delightful Underlay EP, which Pitchfork described as "songs fraught with universal, emotionally familiar sentiments."


    And now, Merge brings you Twerps' second full-length album, Range Anxiety. Also recorded with Jack Farley, its title refers to a debilitating fear of running out of gas-both literally and metaphysically. As singer-guitarist Julia McFarlane explains, "The title Range Anxiety is both descriptive and comic. The album at times feels like it was built on uncertainties; some purely practical and some emotional obstacles were present around the start of writing."


    Twerps are a very collaborative band, with most songs being written in rehearsal rooms. "Obviously, we write the lyrics separately, but the band is best when everyone is being creative," muses Julia. "Rick and Alex are big voices in the stylistic direction of the band. Rick is a genuinely curious mind and also a vast library of musical reference. As a graphic designer, he has a much more sophisticated ability to interpret and articulate ideas than most people I know, and he has introduced Martin and me to some of Twerps' most coveted influences. Bringing Alex to the band also meant introducing another songwriter. He probably has made ten more records than us collectively and has been a real burst of energy in the band due to his militant
    work ethic and enthusiasm for productivity."


    Range Anxiety is a worthy showcase of the creativity and vitality Twerps bring to their music. At first listen, nods to The Go-Betweens and the band's beloved Flying Nun influences are clear, but upon closer examination, Twerps expand into a sound uniquely their own.


    Twerps are Martin Frawley (guitar, vocals); Rick Milovanovic (bass, vocals,synthesizer); Alex Macfarlane (drums, guitar, vocals); and Julia McFarlane (guitar, vocals, keyboards).

    1. House Keys
    2. I Don't Mind
    3. Back to You
    4. Stranger
    5. New Moves
    6. White as Snow
    7. Shoulders
    8. Simple Feelings
    9. Adrenaline
    10. Fern Murderers
    11. Cheap Education
    12. Love at First Sight
    13. Empty Road
    Twerps
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    There's something to be said about cohesiveness in music, most especially in this day and age where the art form of an album that provides the listener with an experience from start to finish is more and more becoming an antiquated concept. Evan Thomas Weiss (aka Into It. Over It.) however, who at 26 years and with his debut full length album Proper, has attained a level of depth in his songwriting not seen by most artists throughout their entire careers.


    Having written, recorded and played with an eclectic pedigree of artists such as Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, The Progress, and Stay Ahead of the Weather, IIOI's culmination of experiences with said bands have stylistically fused together for the grand effort that is Weiss debut LP. The album's release will mark a four year commemoration of his 52 Weeks project (where from September 2007 to September 2008 he wrote and recorded one track each week for a year, making them available online before being approached by No Sleep Records who released them as a 2xCD in June of 2009), as well as his Twelve Towns 7 series/collection which featured recordings with artists such as Bob Nanna (Braid/Hey Mercedes), CSTVT, Everyone Everywhere, Pswingset, Empire! Empire!, and Such Gold, recently compiled for release on Topshelf Records. The new album also follows Weiss 2010 split release with friend Andrew KOJI Shiraki, named one of the years best overlooked releases by The Associated Press.


    The lyrical concepts of Proper and it's all around aura stems from autobiographical and literal exemplifications which have taken place over the past year of Weiss' life, most of which occurring in Chicago where he now resides. The album culminates in a heady yet straightforward melodic stew resembling Sunny Day Real Estate, Death Cab For Cutie and Dismemberment Plan to name a few, along with impassioned songwriting executed with the potency and ardor of Chuck Regan and Colin Meloy . While not labeled as a concept album per se, the stories which form the basis of Into It. Over It.'s songs stem from Weiss' own personal experiences, but are still relatable by one theme and one theme only: life.


    Proper was recorded at Blacklodge Studios in Eudora, KS and co-produced by Ed Rose. The album features contributions from Nick Wakim of Stay Ahead of the Weather/CSTVT on drums and Nathan Ellis of The Casket Lottery. Album art was photographed at Weiss' apartment in Chicago by Ryan Russell.

    1. Embracing Facts

    2. Discretion & Depressing People
    3. Fortunate Friends
    4. No Good Before Noon
    5. Write It Right
    6. Midnight: Carrol Street
    7. Connecticut Steps
    8. Staring At The Celing
    9. An Evening With Ramsey Beyer
    10. Where Your Nights Often End
    11. PROPER
    12. The Frames That Used To Greet Me
    Into It. Over It.
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    Comb The Feelings Through Your Hair


    a revelation -- dynamic, hooky, energetic!
    - PITCHFORK


    The '90s indie rock lashings of Grooms, add a
    reminder to dust off your Polvo/SY LPs
    -STEREOGUM


    ...some of the most exciting new sounds the
    Kings County has to offer."
    -POP MATTERS


    Having lived, worked, and created in the ever evolving Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn for over a
    decade, native Texan Travis Johnson has felt the direct impact of the growth and dissolution that comes
    with rapid gentrification. His band Grooms practiced, and recorded at Brooklyn's Death By Audio for
    seven years (first as Muggabears, then as Grooms) before they were forced out of their spiritual and
    literal home in November 2014 when DBA shut its doors. A little over a year before, with the band's
    income not providing enough money to support any of its members, bass player and co-writer Emily
    Ambruso went on hiatus from the band, leaving Johnson as the only original member. Despite these
    unfortunate blows, Johnson soldiered on, soon recruiting Jay Heiselmann on bass, and actor/comedian
    Steve Levine on drums.


    After months of experimenting with sound collages, samples, and electronic beats, the band recorded an
    obsessively detailed and melodically complex album, with a heavy focus on mood and texture. Unlike
    their previous album Infinity Caller (which Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis called ...an exercise in explosion
    and restraint hallmarked by sweeping guitars, stuttery drums, and cryptic, airy vocals...) many of the
    songs on Comb... bring the band's rhythm section to the fore, and Johnson's trademark guitar stylings
    often take a backseat to his psychedelic sample-collages and ambient electronics. Fortunately the new
    approach works, balancing pop structures with masterful experimental production that shifts in tone and
    color in harmony with Johnson's tales of acceptance, loneliness, and impotent violence.


    On Comb..., that violence is most evident on Something Wild, a song about destroying the high-priced
    waterfront condos that contribute to the rising cost of living in neighborhoods like Williamsburg and
    Greenpoint, and then feeling conflicted about it. Love is the subject matter on Bed Version (a song
    which Johnson describes as a fantasy about seeing the joy in my girlfriend's face as she realizes she's
    not cosmically alone.), and the album becomes wistful on Cross Off (a remembrance and longing for
    the good old days when Ambruso was still an active member of the band), but even on these songs
    Levine's alternately Krautrock and Elvin Jones-inspired drums, and Heiselmann's propulsive bass help to
    maintain the album's intense atmosphere. Album standouts like Comb the Feelings Through Your Hair
    and Doctor M deliver head-bobbing pop hooks as Johnson ponders his long-term struggle with
    addiction, while other songs, Savage Seminar, Will the Boys?, and Grenadine Scene from Inside,
    explore the thoughts, and feelings of fictional characters in the films Magnolia, Lost Boys, and Steel
    Magnolias, respectively.


    Whether singing from a fictional or personal perspective, Johnson's songs on Comb... are all loosely
    about letting go of bitterness and resentment. Like the Brooklyn neighborhood where he lives and works,
    his internal real estate is constantly being reevaluated, razed, and rebuilt. Fortunately his personal
    growth has yielded an album that attentive listeners will find relatable and consistently rewarding.

    1. Bed Version
    2. Comb The Feelings Through Your Hair
    3. Cross Off
    4. Something Wild
    5. Doctor M
    6. Half Cloud
    7. Will the Boys?
    8. Savage Seminar
    9. Grenadine Scene From Inside
    10. Foster Sister
    11. Later A Dream
    Grooms
    $16.99
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    The Rising Tide (Pre-Order)

    Reissue of the band's 2000 album.
    1.Killed By An Angel
    2.One
    3.Rain Song
    4.Disappear
    5.Snibe
    6.The Ocean
    7.Fool In The Photograph
    8.Tearing In My Heart
    9.Television
    10.Faces In Disguise
    11.The Rising Tide
    Sunny Day Real Estate
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