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Wasted YearsAlong with his role in the Black Flag reunion project FLAG, Keith Morris also fronts supergroup OFF!, featuring Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Mario Rubalcaba (Hot Snakes/Rocket From the Crypt/Earthless), and Steven McDonald (Redd Kross). Following their 2012 self-titled release, the next OFF! record, Wasted Years, will be out in 2014 through Vice. The album cover, features art by legendary Black Flag/Sonic Youth cover artist Raymond Pettibon. The 16 tracks on Wasted Years were tracked live to tape at OFF's practice space, recorded as they were written. According to a press release, the record has a thematic darkness to it.1. Void You Out
2. Red White And Black
3. Legion Of Evil
4. No Easy Escape
5. Over Our Heads
7. It Didn't Matter To Me
9. Death Trip On The Party Train
10. I Won't Be A Casualty
11. All I Can Grab
12. Time's Not On Your Side
13. Meet Your God
14. Mr Useless
15. You Must Be Damned
16. Wasted Years$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Researching The BluesRedd Kross is back and delivering their signature brand of genuine rock 'n' roll with a vengeance. Their Merge release Researching the Blues is the band's first new album in 15 years. Researching the Blues features 10 new songs clocking in at just under 32 minutes. With songs written by Jeff McDonald and produced and mixed by Steven McDonald, the album is by far the band's favorite record. Steve says, "It has the most singular artistic vision of any record we've done. It's just 10 really fucking awesome songs that have the ability to move you in many different ways."
Founded 34 years ago in Los Angeles during the first wave of LA punk rock by brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald (then respectively 15 and 11 years old), Redd Kross cut their teeth opening for Black Flag at a middle school graduation party. Their debut recordings caught the attention of Rodney Bingenheimer, who quickly became a fan as he spun their Ramones-inspired songs like "Annette's Got The Hits" and "I Hate My School" on the world-famous KROQ.
In 2006, Jeff and Steven announced their reunion with the "classic Neurotica" line-up, joined once again by guitarist Robert Hecker (It's Ok) and drummer Roy McDonald (The Muffs). Redd Kross have been playing to enthusiastic audiences at sold-out select shows and festivals such as the Azkena Festival; Coachella; The HooDoo Gurus' Invitational, "Dig It Up"; All Tomorrow's Parties; and Pop MontrÉal.1. Researching the Blues
2. Stay Away from Downtown
4. Dracula's Daughters
5. Meet Frankenstein
6. One of the Good Ones
7. The Nu Temptations
8. Choose to Play
9. Winter Blues
10. Hazel Eyes$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wallpaper Music (Discontinued)Hailing from Tennessee, Cheap Time has been around in one incarnation or another since 2006. The nucleus has always been Jeffrey Novak, who writes and sings in addition to playing guitar and keyboards. The band began with members of the band Be Your Own Pet rounding out the lineup. Theirs was a sound of a teen punk band with more attitude than musicianship, owing more than a little to early Redd Kross. By the time Cheap Time recorded their debut album, the personnel had changed drastically and, in addition to improved musicianship, Novak brought in influences of '70s glam and power pop acts like Sparks and The Quick.
The band followed this with more lineup shuffles and a sophomore album, Fantastic Explanations (and Similar Situations), that was darker, moodier and more complex than its predecessor. Despite the many changes, however, Cheap Time has always been a sum of its parts. A quintessential ingredient is the low-fi bombast with which they scuzz up their otherwise lightweight brand of simplified 1970's glam punk, packing an impressive amount of adolescent snottiness into two-minute blasts of sound with both precision and melody.
Cheap Time are now back with their third and by far strongest record to date. Recorded in Novak's new home studio, Wallpaper Music distills perfectly all the phases through which the band has passed. Retaining both the punk moves and pop-damaged glam jams, the band delivers their most realized, cohesive record yet. Songs like "More Cigarettes" and "Another Time" are Aussie-esque punkers in a Saints-like vein, while "Underneath the Fruit Flies" shows that Novak has found a happy medium between his punk tendencies and his desire to experiment. This latest installment will satisfy anyone who has been keeping track of this band's trajectory and make them look forward to what might come next.1. More Cigarettes
2. Straight and Narrow
3. Hall of Mirrors
4. Another Time
5. Take It If You Want It
6. Dream It Up
7. Night To Night
8. Witches In Stock
9. Typically Strange
10. Underneath the Fruit Flies$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hannibal OST Season 1 Vol 1 (Awaiting Repress)Invada Records are proud to announce the vinyl release of two volumes of music from season 1 of hit NBC television series HANNIBAL by Brian Reitzell. Spread across two double gatefold LPs with each volume available as 140gm and colored variants. Accompanying the release, director David Slade has provided rare photos from his personal col-lection for the artwork. Each double LP is housed in a gatefold sleeve and comes with a download card. The music has been sequenced in the chronological order they appears on the show itself, allowing for an essential listening experience as dictated by the music's creator. Over the last decade and a half, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Reitzell has created his own unique method of scoring films, drawing equally from his experience as a recording and touring musician with bands such as Redd Kross and Air, and his massive knowledge of recorded music.1. ApCritif
7. Sorbet$33.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Basses LoadedIt's 2016 and the Melvins have an album called Basses Loaded coming out that features six different bass players. That's right SIX different bass players. NEW Melvins bass players for this go around are Steve McDonald from the legendary Los Angeles glam punk band Redd Kross and their old friend Krist Novoselic from Nirvana! Making return appearances are former and probably future bass players Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantomas), Jared Warren (Big Business) and Dale Crover.
Six bass players? Is this a joke? What IS the deal with these ceaseless idiots? Can't they just settle in and be happy with ONE line up?
I suppose it figures considering how many goddam bass players they've had up until this point.
Nonetheless Basses Loaded actually works!
According to King Buzzo, "More is more! As hard as it might be to believe, all of these bass players contribute something of their own to Basses Loaded which gives the whole album a good kick right in it's big fat ass."
Recording with Krist Novoselic is something that should have happened a long time ago but rumor has it that he's been busy doing things like playing bass with Paul McCartney and getting his ass inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's hard to believe he even bothered with this! Ha!
Butthole Surfer and Honky member Jeff Pinkus played on the Melvins' album Hold it In and has done shit load of touring with the boys in the last few years.
Trevor Dunn recorded the Freak Puke album with these guys as well as played bass on the Melvins' record setting US tour where they played all 50 states plus DC in 51 days. This was also released as a tour DVD last year entitled Across the USA in 51 Days, the Movie!
Jared Warren is a Melvins' veteran having recorded the Senile Animal, Nude with Boots and The Bride Screamed Murder albums as well as the Bulls and the Bees EP. Dale Crover is usually the Melvins drummer but slid over to bass when they brought back original drummer Mike Dillard for the Tres Cabrones album (this line-up was called Melvins 1983).
Steve McDonald has been in Redd Kross since he was 11 and he's a founding member of Los Angeles hardcore band OFF! plus he's got REALLY good stories about the "rock scene" in Los Angeles! The Melvins have a shit load of touring planned with Steven this year so this whole thing is a really big deal.1. The Decay of Lying (Steve McDonald)
2. Choco Plumbing (Jared Warren)
3. Beer Hippie (Dale Crover)
4. I Want To Tell You (Steve McDonald)
5. Captain Come Down (Jeff Pinkus)
6. Hideous Women (Steve McDonald)
7. Shaving Cream (Dale Crover)
8. Planet Distructo (Trevor Dunn)
9. War Pussy (Steve McDonald)
10. Maybe I Am Amused (Krist Novoselic)
11. Phyllis Dillard (Dale Crover)
12. Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Dale Crover)$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Auto Music (Discontinued)What better place to create the ultimate driving album than Los Angeles, where Brian Reitzell lives and works? You might not immediately recognise his name, but you'll certainly have stumbled across at least one corner of his massive portfolio, whether as the drummer in Redd Kross and with French electronica artists Air, or as one of Hollywood's most sought-after music supervisors and composers. That's his day job: Brian is the guy who gets to choose the music you hear in TV series and movies -- the last year alone, he's worked on Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, NBC's TV series Hannibal, Starz TV series Boss (starring Kelsey Grammer) and Ubisoft's mind blowing new video game Watch Dogs. Brian has turned the job into a creative practice (he thinks of himself as a 'music conceptualist'), not only using his impeccable music taste to select more eclectic and adventurous cuts than you normally hear on screen, but also commissioning and producing new music from some of rock and pop's most reticent geniuses. For Sofia Coppola's Lost In Translation, he persuaded My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields out of obscurity, and he also secretly commissioned new music from the reclusive former singer of Talk Talk, Mark Hollis -- a snippet of which was used on the Starz series Boss.1. Last Summer
2. Ozu Choral
5. Auto Music 1
9. Auto Music 2$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
First International Release Of Alternative Super Group's Debut
Reissue Features 4 Bonus Tracks.
Translucent Yellow Double LP
Jason Falkner, Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. and Brian Reitzell have quite a
musical history. Manning and Falkner-once bandmates in Jellyfish-have
gone on to success as solo acts, or as members of groups including The
Three O'Clock, The Grays, Imperial Drag, and The Moog Cookbook. Brian
Reitzell, once the drummer for Redd Kross and Air, turned his talents to film
and television, supervising and composing music for several films directed
by Sofia Coppola, including The Virgin Suicides and the Academy Award
nominated Lost In Translation (for which he, along with Kevin Shields of My
Bloody Valentine, was nominated for a BAFTA award.) Currently, Reitzell
composes music for the NBC-TV drama Hannibal.
But, together, they were TV Eyes.
Their 2006 self-titled debut was only released in Japan, now out of print, and
commanding top dollar on the collector market. Omnivore Recordings is going
to rectify that situation with a CD and 2-LP expanded edition. The release
features nine tracks from TV Eyes, plus 3 bonus tracks from the Japanese
only EP Softcore-each of which is a song from TV Eyes, remixed by a
member of the band.
For its first ever issue on vinyl, the double LP will be pressed on translucent
yellow vinyl. The packaging will include photos and liner notes from the band's Jason Falkner.
It's time to turn on your ears by turning on TV Eyes!1. Over The City
3. She's A Study
4. The Party's Over
6. Love To Need
7. What She Said
8. Fade Away
9. Time's Up
10. Fascinating (Jason Falkner Remix)
11. She's A Study (Roger Joseph Manning Jr. "Malibu" Remix)
12. Time's Up (Brian Reitzell Remix)
13. She Gets Around$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hannibal OST Season 2 Vol 2 (Colored Vinyl)Hemochrome Red Colored Vinyl
Invada Records are proud to announce the vinyl release of two volumes of music from season 2 of hit NBC television series HANNIBAL by Brian Reitzell. Spread across two double gatefold LPs with each volume available as 140gm and colored variants. Accompanying the release, director David Slade has provided rare photos from his personal collection for the artwork. Each double LP is housed in a gatefold sleeve. The music has been sequenced in the chronological order they appears on the show itself, allowing for an essential listening experience as dictated by the music's creator. Over the last decade and a half, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Reitzell has created his own unique method of scoring films, drawing equally from his experience as a recording and touring musician with bands such as Redd Kross and Air, and his massive knowledge of recorded music. His vision is to create a seamless landscape of songs, score, and found music for each soundtrack. Brian's explorations of new sounds add unique character to visual images. Brian's past films include THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, LOST IN TRANSLATION (for which he received a BAFTA award nomination), CQ, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, STRANGER THAN FICTION, THUMBSUCKER, MARIE ANTOINETTE, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, BEGINNERS, and RED RIDING HOOD. His video game credits include his critically acclaimed score for THQ's RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON and the upcoming WATCH DOGS for Ubisoft.1. Su-Zakana
4. K No Mono
7. Bloodfest (From Mizumono)$33.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dear 23 (45 RPM)The Major Label Debut From Alternative/Power Popsters
2x Vinyl Cut At 45 RPM And Pressed At R.T.I.
Remastered From Original Tapes
We began our career exactly 30 years prior by releasing a home-recorded cassette called
Failure, which to our complete surprise became an instant favorite around the Northwest,
earning us critical accolades, radio airplay, and major label interest all in a very short time. We
were lucky to fi nd ourselves living just a few doors down the road in Seattle from Arthur "Rick"
Roberts and Mike Musburger, who agreed to join our band on bass and drums, respectively.
Signed to Geffen Records, we recorded our second album Dear 23, and toured the U.S.,
including support tours for both Redd Kross and The Replacements.
These three albums on Geffen remain beloved by our fans; our most popular, most often
cited, most requested works. However, over the years, the CDs have been in and out of print,
there have been inconsistent presences on streaming, the LPs either long out of print or not
issued at all depending on the territory. Dear 23 on CD came out in the early days of the format,
and the older CDs are not exactly true to the analog masters the albums were made on.
Good news: all that's about to change. Dear 23 will be re-issued by Omnivore Recordings
(who have, among many releases new and old, reissued our first album Failure plus releases
by Big Star, Game Theory, etc).
Dear 23 will now stretch across two LPs and will be mastered at 45 RPM. We made the decision
to stick to just the original albums for the vinyl release, and give it room to breathe across
two glorious slabs of wax.LP 1
1. My Big Mouth
2. Golden Blunders
4. Any Other Way
5. You Avoid Parties
6. Suddenly Mary
1. Help Yourself
2. Mrs. Green
3. Everyone Moves Away
4. Flood Of Sunshine$32.99Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now