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  • Expect The Best Expect The Best Quick View

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    Expect The Best

    Hamilton and Thomas excel at setting heartbroken lyrics to addictively catchy melodies. - All Music

    ....this two-person country-tinged-dream-pop band have a steady, velvety sound that you just want to wander over to on a lazy weekend. - GQ

    Seven years in, Widowspeak remain purveyors of mood. They're an outfit ever preoccupied with the influence of place and the passage of time on personal experience: the way vivid memories can feel like movies or dreams. Existing In a sonic overlap of somber indie rock, dream pop, downtrodden shoegaze,slow-core and invented cowboy grunge, Widowspeak use familiar aesthetics as a narrative device, a purposeful nostalgic backdrop for songs that ask,How Did we get here? Expect the Best, their fourth for Brooklyn's Captured Tracks,sees Widowspeak finding balance between opposing forces: darkness and light, quiet and loud, tension and calm.

    Written while singer and songwriter Molly Hamilton and lead guitarist Robert Earl Thomas were living in Tacoma, WA after previous stints in upstate New York and Brooklyn, so much moving around -- specifically the move back to the place she grew up -- was the catalyst for a record concerned with self examination and the sense of dread that comes from feeling adrift (Dog).Whether navigating the anxieties of the digital age (Expect the Best), struggling for motivation (When I Tried), or critiquing wanderlust and aspiration(The Dream), the songs recognize there's no going back in time. Hamilton's Lyrics explore the space between regret and anticipation, reconciling the desire to dwell with a need to expect the best, even as the best seems unlikely.

    Although Widowspeak's previous two records -- Almanac (2013) and All Yours(2015) -- were conceived as a duo, Expect the Best finds them playing to the specific strengths of their current touring incarnation. The album exhibits a palpable energy that reflects the band's live shows.. The band navigates dynamic changes with subtlety and restraint; the nine tracks brim with both wide-eyed optimism and resigned melancholy. Their usual palette of dusty guitars and angular twang are still front and center, but now with a 90s homage, even if abstractly. It's their heaviest record to date, but never loses the sense of intimacy Widowspeak is known for.

    1. The Dream
    2. When I Tried
    3. Dog
    4. Warmer
    5. Good Sport
    6. Let Me
    7. Right On
    8. Expect the Best
    9. Fly on the Wall
    Widowspeak
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  • No Regrets No Shame: The Bridge Nine Years No Regrets No Shame: The Bridge Nine Years Quick View

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    No Regrets No Shame: The Bridge Nine Years

    This LP/DVD package captures legendary modern hardcore band Terror in their beginning stages with never-before-seen interviews and performances from their most popular career-defining album, Lowest of the Low. Filmed back in January of 2003, Terror performed at the Showcase Theater in Corona, CA and the footage was captured by then new filmmaker Ian McFarland (now of the established Killswitch Productions).


    This footage has been sitting in a vault at Bridge Nine for the last nine years and is finally assembled to see the light of day. With heart-stopping stagedives, sing-a-longs and unparalleled energy from the band, No Regrets No Shame captures Terror at their inception and in their glory days.


    LP features a remastered 9-song set from the Showcase Theater performance of material from Lowest of the Low while the DVD includes live performances of the tracks and bonus features like the Push It Away music video and a full set from Terror's Headline Records in-store performance from the same time frame. A must have for any modern-day hardcore fan!

    1. Another Face
    2. What Have We Done
    3. Keep Your Distance
    4. Better Off Without You
    5. Nothing To Me
    6. Don't Need Your Help
    7. Push It Away
    8. Life and Death
    9. Lowest of the Low
    Terror
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  • Loose In Chicago Loose In Chicago Quick View

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    Loose In Chicago

    Kyle Kinane returns to his native Chicago in his third Comedy Central Records album, LOOSE IN CHICAGO. Filmed at the historic Metro, Kinane addresses the terrestrial woes that plague us all, or none of us whatsoever. A cross section of concealed carry opponents, gout survivors, and historians of personal regret would probably get a kick out of this latest offering.
    LP 1
    1. Beef
    2. Water
    3. Salt
    4. Corn Syrup
    5. Dextrose
    6. Mustard
    7. Natural Flavorings And Coloring


    LP 2
    1. Garlic Juice
    2. Sodium Erythortbate
    3. Sodium Nitrite
    4. Extractives Of Paprika
    5. Sheep Casing

    Kyle Kinane
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    As rich and densely layered as their last album, Misery Is A Butterfly, but the overall mood of wistfulness, melancholy, and regret has been replaced by one of mystical wonder and renewed energy. It's art music and heart music, with equal appeal to a Serge Gainsbourg fan as to a Sonic Youth fan, without ever sounding like either act - LA Times. An otherworldly, richly cinematic adventure - Q Magazine.

    1. 23 5:18
    2. Dr Strangeluv 4:47

    3. The Dress 4:00

    4. SW 4:35
    5. Spring And By Summer Fall 4:15

    6. Silently 3:56

    7. Publisher 4:01
    8. Heroine 4:11

    9. Top Ranking 3:27
    10. My Impure Hair
    Blonde Redhead
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  • Departing Departing Quick View

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    Departing

    With The Rural Alberta Advantage's new album, 'Departing', the band further refines the exuberant guitar work; everything-on-the-table singing; songwriting full of conviction and detail; and majestic, keyboard-sprinkled arrangements that have won it so many fans. 'Departing' strings together themes of small towns, Canadian fall and winter, breakup, and redemption and serves as a companion piece to their beloved debut album 'Hometowns.' Highlights include the affecting North Star, the stark regret of Tornado, and the storming, percussive surge of Stamp, all of which vividly set the scene.
    1.Two Lovers

    2.The Breakup

    3.Under the Knife

    4.Muscle Relaxants

    5.North Star

    6.Stamp

    7.Tornado '87

    8.Barnes' Yard

    9.Coldest Days

    10.Good Night

    The Rural Alberta Advantage
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  • Now Is What Matters Now Now Is What Matters Now Quick View

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    Now Is What Matters Now

    Pop Punk trailblazers Gameface are back with their first album in over a decade. We've been given a gift to be able to do this again and we're not squandering it. I can confidently say that this is the best record we've ever made, shares vocalist/guitarist Jeff Caudill. Old fans are gonna be psyched. It has the musicianship of Every Last Time and the heart of Three To Get Ready. This album is about letting go of the past, forgetting regret and moving forward - making the most of now.
    1. Come On Down
    2. Swing State (ft. Frank Daly of Big Drill Car)
    3. Regular Size (ft. Frank Daly)
    4. Now (ft. Jon Bunch of Sense Field)
    5. Picture Day (ft. Kay Hanley of Letters To Cleo)
    6. Lifetime Achievement Award
    7. Always On (ft. Arty Shepherd of Errortype:11)
    8. Save Your Words
    9. The Quiet Type
    10. Frames
    11. My Troubled Half
    Gameface
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  • Smile Smile Quick View

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    Smile


    180 Gram Remastered Vinyl With Bonus Tracks


    First Time On Vinyl!


    With Smile, the Jayhawks drop yet another sizable chunk of their alt-country sound by the roadside, adding in its place healthy doses of power pop and
    modern electronic music. Almost half of Smile's songs feature looped percussion, overdubbed drum tracks, or flat-out, funky backbeats. Despite the
    modern touches, though, the fact remains that Smile retains just enough of a distinctly Americana feeling. On the warm and twangy Better Days, one of
    Louris' best songs, he sings with genuine regret and heartache the way he treated a long ago lover, and on Break in the Clouds he celebrates the
    comforts of domestic contentment, complete with pedal steel and soaring harmonies that recall the band's landmark work Hollywood Town Hall from
    1992. What never changes on the Jayhawks' albums, it seems, are the blissful melodies and well-constructed tunes. This remastered edition includes
    bonus tracks.

    LP 1
    1. Smile
    2. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
    3. What Led Me To This Town
    4. Somewhere In Ohio
    5. A Break In The Clouds
    6. Queen Of The World
    7. Life Floats By
    8. Broken Harpoon
    9. Pretty Thing


    LP 2
    1. Mr. Wilson
    2. (In My) Wildest Dreams
    3. Better Days
    4. Baby, Baby, Baby


    Bonus Tracks:
    5. Who Made You King (studio outtake)*
    6. Gypsy In The Mood (studio outtake) *
    7. A Part Of You (demo) **
    8. Life's Little Ups And Downs (live) **
    9. Greta Garbo (demo) **
    10. Five Cornered Blues (demo) **

    * previously commercially unavailable
    ** previously unreleased

    The Jayhawks
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  • City Wrecker EP City Wrecker EP Quick View

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    City Wrecker EP

    Hello everyone and anyone.


    I recently made some more recordings under the name Moonface, which take the form of a 5 song EP called City Wrecker, and run at around half an hour.


    City Wrecker is the title track of the ep. I wrote it before Miley Cyrus released "Wrecking Ball", but I cannot prove it. Oh well. In describing the song (and maybe the whole EP) I would say it's the aesthetic opposite of "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus, which is not to say that's a good thing or a bad thing, just an apple for you to hold up beside your orange. Regardless of all that, my friend Eetu, who recorded this EP, still likes to call the song "Wrecking Ball" and to sometimes call me Miley, but that's okay cuz we're buddies.


    I lived in Finland for a couple of years, but now I live in a little town nestled in the woods of Vancouver Island. This is a recent move, and so City Wrecker represents the last album I completed in Helsinki. Maybe I will go back to that big icy lighthouse, and all the lovely weirdos within I have come to love, one day, but for now I have used it up.


    I have a tendency to wreck the places I live. I am a luster scraper; a green grass imaginer. I wreck places emotionally, as in, even though they stay the same objectively, they somehow worsen in my heart. I wreck their meaning, and so ultimately their function. No more crackling inspiration. I waste my own time. I get bored. I turn gardens into dust bowls.


    And I am a city wrecker not just for myself, but for those close to me as well, for my wrecking is a quiet and creeping poison that is hard to identify; hard to see coming through my mist of moods. I fuss, and then still am dissatisfied, making my loved ones feel sad and helpless, angry and confused, and perhaps most terribly, responsible. Though of course they are blameIess and magnificent.


    I suppose this is why I have moved so many times in my life. It is not a good characteristic, and one I should work toward eradicating from my personality. But having regret is also unhealthy. So, I am Popeye?


    Anyway, all of the songs on this ep, in one way or another, are about places. Going in and going out. Regret and hope. The past and the future. Ducking out early from your own farewell party. That's why it's called City Wrecker.


    -Spencer Krug

    1. The Fog
    2. City Wrecker
    3. Running in Place with Everyone
    4. Helsinki Winter 2013
    5. Daughter of a Dove
    Moonface
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  • Eat Their Own Eat Their Own Quick View

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    Eat Their Own

    Known for his work with Soft Black, New Jersey's Vincent Cacchione aka Caged Animals, has created a highly personal, wistfully nostalgic world that basks in the golden glow of love both new (Lips That Turn the Light To Fire) and old (Teflon Heart) in the haze of regret (This Summer I'll Make It Up To You) and the blur of days gone by. Taken collectively, these are songs which gather resonance with every listen and poignancy with every play, lending increasing depth and profundity towards the fleeting moments in life which we only wish could linger a little more.


    Caged Animals is a wired world, but simultaneously an innocent version of darker concepts, mixing lyric and melody to create the sweetest sensation. It's a world inhabited by Raymond Carver vignettes and exhibitions of raw Neil Rough portraiture or Robert Frank's The Americans and it could be sound tracked by The Elephant 6 collective playing Dion covers, Sun Ra's future-jazz moogs and grooves, no wave's awkward DNA or Captain Beefheart at his most playful.

    1. Teenagers in Heat
    2. This Summer I'll Make It Up To You
    3. Teflon Heart
    4. Hazy Girls
    5. Piles of $$$
    6. The NJ Turnpike
    7. Feelingz
    8. All The Beautiful Things In The World
    9. Somebody To Use
    10. Lips That Turn the Light To Fire
    11. Instant <3breaker
    Caged Animals
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  • Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago Quick View

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    Buttons: From Champaign to Chicago

    At the launch of the Numero label near-on a decade ago, they already had an unquenchable thirst for power pop, glam, and regional bar rock. This affliction led to the double disc Yellow Pills: Prefill compilation, which was intended as the first entry in a series that, they regret to report, got stalled out in committee.


    Seven years after its release, YP became the first Numero effort to be put to sleep. Emails began trickling in about the missing catalog number: Would YP ever be issued on vinyl? Would there ever be a second volume? Was The Toms track "Sun" actually recorded in the '80s? Hoping to satiate the masses, the Numero brain trust has conceived Buttons as their brand-spanking-new power pop umbrella, and is pleased to announce the first two titles in the series: Buttons: Starter Kit and Buttons: From Champaign To Chicago.


    An homage to the prairie state Numero calls home, From Champaign To Chicago is a 19-track survey of Illinois' cheapest thrills. Reaching back to 1973 and Peoria outliers the Jets and ending in 1987 with Romeoville's Julian Leal and his Dick Clark approved "Get Away," From Champaign to Chicago connects, via map, pins, and string, the various scenes that pockmarked the face of the Land of Lincoln!

    1. Prettyboys - I Wanna Make You! (Chicago)
    2. Julian Leal - Get Away (Romeoville)
    3. All-Night Newsboys - She's Gone Hollywood (Chicago)
    4. Names - It's A Miracle (Rockford)
    5. Kevin Lee & Heartbeat - Tonight (Chicago)
    6. Band Jocks - At Practice (Chicago)
    7. Vertebrats - Diamonds In The Rough (Champaign)
    8. Nines - Holiday (Champaign)
    9. Jerks - So Lifelike (LaSalle)
    10. Northshore - School Yard (Chicago)
    11. Paul - I Have Always Loved You (Oak Park)
    12. Tom Orsi - Where Are You Now (Desplaines)
    13. Kind - Total Insanity (Chicago)
    14. Eyz - Midnight Girls (Desplaines)
    15. Shoes - In My Arms Again (Zion)
    16. Loose Lips - Kyle (Chicago)
    17. Lay-Z - More And More (Joliet)
    18. Jets - Be For Me (Pekin)
    19. Contraband - See You Tonight (Champaign)
    Various Artists
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  • Buttons: Starter Kit Buttons: Starter Kit Quick View

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    Buttons: Starter Kit

    At the launch of the Numero label near-on a decade ago, they already had an unquenchable thirst for power pop, glam, and regional bar rock. This affliction led to the double disc Yellow Pills: Prefill compilation, which was intended as the first entry in a series that, they regret to report, got stalled out in committee.


    Seven years after its release, YP became the first Numero effort to be put to sleep. Emails began trickling in about the missing catalog number: Would YP ever be issued on vinyl? Would there ever be a second volume? Was The Toms track "Sun" actually recorded in the '80s? Hoping to satiate the masses, the Numero brain trust has conceived Buttons as their brand-spanking-new power pop umbrella, and is pleased to announce the first two titles in the series: Buttons: Starter Kit and Buttons: From Champaign To Chicago.


    Numero's entry-level power pop 2LP compilation, Buttons: Starter Kit, features 20 songs from the original 004, plus two bonus cuts, new liners, tons of sleeve scans, photos, and ephemera, all housed in a spot varnished, brick-thick gatefold sleeve!

    LP1
    1. Luxury - Green Hearts
    2. Tweeds - I Need That Record
    3. Colors - Rave It Up
    4. Kids - Hey Little Girl
    5. Trend - (I Feel Like A) Dictionary
    6. Toms - (I Wanna Be A) Teen Again
    7. Tommy Rock - Dream Rocker
    8. Randy Winburn - Somebody Else's Girl
    9. Luxury - One In A Million
    10. Tweeds - She's The Girl (Who Said No)
    11. Randy Winburn - Sunshine U.S.A


    LP2
    1. Bats - Not Easy For Me
    2. Sponsors - In And Out Of Love
    3. Treble Boys - Julie-Anne
    4. Colors - All I Want
    5. Toms - Domestic/Imported
    6. Trend - She's Hi-Fi
    7. Kids - There Goes My Heart Again
    8. Bats - Not My Girl Anymore
    9. Treble Boys - One Kiss
    10. Sponsors - Love I Can't Wait
    11. Tommy Rock - High School

    Various Artists
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  • Negativity Negativity Quick View

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    Negativity

    Negativity was penned over the course of a genuinely eventful 2012, an annus horribilus in which McCauley's father pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy and tax fraud, ultimately leading to a prison sentence. As if that weren't enough, McCauley's wedding engagement collapsed under the weight of his own excessive behavior and impossible lifestyle. Like any true artist, McCauley channeled his anger, sadness, and regret into his work, resulting in what can be safely declared his finest collection of songs to date, impassioned and interior and increasingly mature, both as expression of emotion as well as pure unadulterated songcraft.


    Deer Tick - sounding as sure-footed as one would expect from a band known for spending a couple of hundred nights each year on stage - more than match the strength of the material by taking a more detailed approach than on some of the breakneck recordings of their past. From the sparkling baroque pop of "The Dream's In The Ditch" to the full-blown Memphis showstopper, "Trash," Negativity sees the Tick bridging boozy punk, AM gold, bar band blues, country soul, and whatever else catches their fancy into their own profoundly American rock 'n' roll. Additional sonic color comes courtesy of magnificently arranged brass accompaniment by Austin, Texas's GRAMMY®-winning Latin fusion collective, Grupo Fantasma.

    1. The Rock
    2. The Curtain
    3. Just Friends
    4. The Dream's In The Ditch
    5. Mirror Walls
    6. Mr. Sticks
    7. Trash
    8. Thyme
    9. In Our Time (feat. Vanessa Carlton)
    10. Hey Doll
    11. Pot Of Gold
    12. Big House
    Deer Tick
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  • Lighthouse Lighthouse Quick View

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    Lighthouse

    Lighthouse is an intimate, stripped-down set that highlights David Crosbys instantly recognizable voice, incisive songwriting, and incomparable guitar work. The palpable joy in the 9-song collection captures the iconic artist in an unexpected burst of inspiration.


    For Lighthouse, Crosby received an able assist from Michael League, the bandleader/bassist for Snarky Puppy who executive produced and co-wrote much of the album with Crosby.


    Lighthouse features a rare economy of sound, filled primarily by David Crosbys voice and guitars, and Michael Leagues bass. Theres a sparse, unvarnished quality to the tracks that allows the songs breathing room and for the full emotional weight of the lyrics to emerge, unencumbered by extraneous instrumentation.


    On album opener, Things We Do For Love, written for his wife Jan, Davids vocals reflect a poetic tenderness. On Paint You A Picture, a cinematic tale of romantic regret co-written with Marc Cohn (Walking In Memphis), they are filled with remorseful resignation.


    The longtime social activist lands his political punches as he bitingly condemns the craven politicians who send other peoples children to war on Somebody Other Than You, and compassionately reminds us that we are all the same on Look In Their Eyes, a poignant tale about the Syrian refugee crisis.


    Particularly striking on Lighthouse is Davids piquant guitar playing, which is as inventive as always, but never flashy. By turns gentle and caustic, his work here surprised even him as he discovered new tones.

    1. Things We Do For Love
    2. The Us Below
    3. Drive Out To The Desert
    4. Look In Their Eyes
    5. Somebody Other Than You
    6. The City
    7. Paint You A Picture
    8. What Makes It So
    9. By The Light Of Common Day
    David Crosby
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    Backlash

    Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears has reclaimed their original moniker and announced their fourth full-length album Backlash.


    Backlash sees the return to their celebrated take on classic soul and punked-up R&B, though the album is their most stylistically adventurous work so far. Recorded in the band s hometown of Austin, TX, the 10-track album expands their sound by bringing gritty guitar tones and Stax-styled horn sections to intricate, danceable arrangements inspired by the likes of Nile Rodgers. I wanted to go for more of a soul/blues/rock-and-roll sound compared to the last one-the kind of stuff I was doing back in the day, but with the songwriting a little more evolved, notes eponymous frontman Lewis.


    The album also confronts the ugly reality of dealing with the backlash from the things you ve done in the past, delivering a host of songs rooted in regret but steeped in a defiant spirit. Bombastic but nuanced, Backlash ultimately unfolds as an album both joyfully chaotic and intensely cathartic.


    - Troy Michael (Innocent Words)

    1. Flash Eyed
    2. Sexual Tension
    3. Global
    4. Nature's Natural
    5. Lips of a Loser
    6. PTP
    7. Freakin' Out
    8. Shadow People
    9. Wasted
    10. Prison
    11. Maroon
    Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
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  • Flavors Of Entanglement Flavors Of Entanglement Quick View

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    Flavors Of Entanglement

    Import

    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    First Time On Vinyl


    4-Page Booklet


    The successful Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette released her seventh studio album Flavors Of Entanglement in 2008. She wrote and recorded the album with the British composer Guy Sigsworth (Björk, Madonna etc.). The album was written during a very challenging time in her personal life (break-up with actor Ryan Reynolds). It is the reason that she combines a lot of different musical genres in the sound of the album, including hip-hop, electronic and alternative rock. The album is hailed by critic as a longstanding masterpiece, fully understandable when you listen to the depth and structured layers of the songs. She shows her personal feelings in the tracks of heartbreak, regret and anger. The first track on the album, Citizen Of The Planet focuses on her new sound, while the first single Underneath is about difficulties in communication.


    The Queen of alt-rock angst sold over 75 million records worldwide. She is known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice and here thoughtful lyrics. The vinyl edition includes a 4 page booklet with information about the songs and the album is released on vinyl for the first time.

    1. Citizen Of The Planet
    2. Underneath
    3. Straitjacket
    4. Versions Of Violence
    5. Not As We
    6. In Praise Of The Vulnerable Man
    7. Moratorium
    8. Torch
    9. Giggling Again For No Reason
    10. Tapes
    11. Incomplete
    Alanis Morissette
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  • Brown Reason To Live Brown Reason To Live Quick View

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    Brown Reason To Live


    Colored Vinyl


    This is where it all began for these acid casualty reality trippers. Brown Reason To Live is their very first release; it came out in 1983. Here it is on vintage thick wax. 12 vinyl, 7-song ep- their first classic slab o' wax, and still as crazed and lysergic as ever! P.S.- And the answer to the timeless question, what speed is this meant to be played on? It's meant to be played at 69 rpm, of course! (But if your turntable doesn't have a 69 setting, try it on 45 instead.) 'I am the ultimate god!' followed by the sounds of a man nearly breaking down in tears- it's one of the most emotional and honest moments in rock history. Oddly enough it's at the end of a song called 'The Shah Sleeps in Lee Harvey's Grave' off of the superb Butthole Surfers debut EP 'Brown Reason To Live.' It's that accidental shift from extreme bravado to mournful regret that most bands only dream of pulling off, and it's all courtesy of some of America's most drug-addled pranksters. The following 6 tracks put experimental punk on the map. No one was quite sure what to make of it. Was it psychedelia, was it punk rock, or was it just crap? But everyone was certain that it was nothing like anything else. Insane, but not cheesy, lyrics that sounded passionate while the music sometimes grooved, rocked, irritated, or just became noise... this sounds brilliant. Drums that pound and words have the clarity required to catch such oddball lines as 'I got a stiff upper lip because I'm half dead' and 'they shot the pope's ass... and I feel good! Kids, everyone, this is required listening. This is their peak... - Punk Planet Gibby Haines' [sic] insane crew started life on AT with this appropriately scatologically-themed mini-album [Brown Reason To Live]. Song titles include The Revenge of Anus Presley- enough said.

    Side 1
    1. The Shah Sleeps In Lee Harvey's Grave
    2. Hey
    3. Something


    Side 2
    1. Bar-B-Q Pope
    2. Wichita Cathedral
    3. Suicide
    4. The Revenge Of Anus Presley

    Butthole Surfers
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  • Life/Thrills Life/Thrills Quick View

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    Life/Thrills

    Acting as a respite from the celebrated strains of modern Australian
    underground music, Lower Plenty manage a deconstruction of folk
    music like none other: unsettled, unforgiving, unconcerned with
    what came before or what's to follow. Acoustic guitars shuffle in
    and out of phase with one another, double-tracked vocals hover
    above in careful meter, brushed snare rattles the very frame of their
    sound, and then everything shifts again, and again. Comfort's not
    long here, though beauty is maintained; melodies start sweet but
    turn inward, wane nostalgic and wax without resolve. Lyrics pawn
    regret out of the ordinary, drifting in and out of your consciousness
    like something heard in passing and reconstituted in a dream. Their
    sound demands your attention, to the point where gloved, spectral
    hands could very easily jump out of their music and grab you by the
    sides of your head.


    Life/Thrills is the Melbourne group's third full-length, and their
    collective experience (members play in a host of other bands, not
    limited to Total Control, The UV Race, Exhaustion, Deaf Wish and
    Dick Diver) will leave you thoroughly unprepared for the beautiful
    confusion suggested by these ten songs, which seem to have the
    power of slowing and even stopping time. Suitable comparisons to
    this music are as disparate as early Cat Power, Arab Strap, the
    Shrimper roster ca. 1992, the Sun City Girls, and the late '60s/early
    '70s output of the Red Crayola, but as with much truly original
    music, Lower Plenty resists direct comparison and defies
    expectation. Their shambling, discordant presence will relieve you
    of any preconceptions - this is one best experienced alone, as the
    sun fades into the horizon for the night.

    1. Waiting on a Tram
    2. Calculations
    3. Life/Thrills
    4. Took a Trip
    5. Concrete Floor
    6. On the Beach
    7. Jealous
    8. Go Down
    9. You Pushed Me
    10. Lots of Lows

    Lower Plenty
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    Rats In Your Bed

    Rats In Your Bed's short but sweet song structures mix Chandos' pop sensibility with dread and urgency, creating a tense energy that gives the group a sound they feel they can call their own. The Boston-based group honed its craft in the local house show scene bands like Speedy Ortiz, Grass is Green, and Guerilla Toss also call home.


    "It's usually after a night of too many whiskey sours that I'll lock myself away to get some writing done" singer and guitarist Dan Coulson admits. "If I'm at the tail end of a long weekend, I'm much more likely to find a chord or melody I find interesting and work off that. I think that's where the album gets a good amount of its tension from, the fact that it was created in a setting of regret or self doubt."


    While this is not the trio's first release, it is the first of this fashion. The band's first two self-recorded EPs were
    self-released on tape. "While the DIY approach was a great and fulfilling process, we felt the sound we developed needed a boost in quality," says drummer Julian Moore, who also plays with Sneeze. The band intends to reach a wider audience with a higher fidelity, but not too high. "It's definitely a pretty dirty sounding record," according to bassist Sean Tracy. "It's dirty, but more so that it sounds aggressive and tight, it's not totally blown out by any means. Between the guitar and bass, there's enough distortion to go around for everyone."


    For Chandos' first studio sessions, they teamed up with engineer Ryan Stack of Format Audio (Now, Now; The
    World Is ) where they recorded the instruments over a two day span. Vocals were finished in Chandos' practice space/makeshift studio. The result is a record of dissonant, fast-paced, anxiety-filled pop songs containing endless drum fills, distorted strings, and vocals that teeter on the edge of frustration and desperation.

    1. Drug Bros
    2. Cobra Points
    3. Rats In Your Bed
    4. Temperance
    5. Fluorescence : Light :: Cubicles : Life
    6. Swim Gym
    7. ..Pretty Sure It's 'Tang Top'
    8. Feel My Heat
    9. CREEPWOLF
    10. Everyone's an Expert
    11. Early Peakers
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    The Order Of Time

    Valerie June's highly anticipated second album, The Order of Time, is set for release via Concord Records. On this enthralling and illuminating leap forward, the Tennessee-bred, Brooklyn-based songwriter weaves electric blues, African rhythms, cosmic atmospherics and delicate soul into an inventive and wholly original rumination on love, family, struggle and the passing of time. Produced by Matt Marinelli (Bad Brains), The Order of Time features twelve original songs all written by June.


    Musically, June has refined and expanded her sound on the new album finding space from her previous work in its artful, self-assured restraint and overall cohesion. The collection's finely sketched character studies brim with richness and detail while June's ethereal, wide-open soundscapes provide a sterling backdrop for her remarkable Southern gospel and honey voice. Lyrical touch points such as 'dancing shadows,' 'hot suppers,' 'curious neighbors,' and 'holy water' draw the listener in and root these songs with density and weight.


    The "inevitability of change" and "time as the ruler of Earth's rhythm," is the album's foundation, explains June. "And the knowledge that with resilience and faith things can work out."


    "Long Lonely Road" is a reflective and somber lament as June's voice reverberates over ringing guitar and unhurried drums, whereas the entrancing blues of "If And" internalizes regret in the face of time's relentless churn. On the spiritual "Astral Plane," June's mystical vocal takes an otherworldly turn, whereas the sumptuous string arrangement on "With You," is reminiscent of Nico's most affecting work. Norah Jones adds her distinctive vocals to three tracks and "Shake Down" sparkles with background vocal contributions from her father, Emerson Hockett and brothers, Patrick and Jason Hockett.


    The Order of Time follows June's 2013 breakout LP, Pushin' Against a Stone that established her as one of America's "most intriguing, fully formed new talents" according to the New York Times. She garnered praise from NPR, "a singular performer" and New York Magazine, "a powerful singer and a blunt, bruising songwriter." June also made memorable appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Saturday Morning, Rachael Ray, and Austin City Limits. She has toured with Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and Sturgill Simpson, and performed at Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, and much more.

    1. Long Lonely Road
    2. Love You Once Made
    3. Shake Down
    4. If And
    5. Man Done Wrong
    6. The Front Door
    7. Astral Plane
    8. Just In Time
    9. With You
    10. Slip Slide On By
    11. Two Hearts
    12. Got Soul
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    Blood On The Tracks (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 16/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Dylans Masterpiece Break-Up Album: Sentimental Redemption Arises Amidst Sorrow, Turmoil, Sadness, and Pain


    Presence, Immediacy, Naturalness, Realism in Spades: Mobile Fidelity Reissue Makes Blood on the Tracks Among Most Lifelike-Sounding Albums You'll Ever Hear



    Songs Flow Like Rivers, Acoustic and Electric Elements Merge Like Bezels on a Diamond


    Includes Tangled Up In Blue, Simple Twist of Fate, Idiot Wind, Buckets of Rain


    The Freewheelin Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde on Blonde, and The Basement Tapes Also Available from Mobile Fidelity


    Bob Dylan was at several crossroads in the mid-1970s. Artistically, he was largely written off as being past his prime. Emotionally, he was suffering through a painful divorce from his then-wife Sara Lowndes. Creatively, he appeared at a stalemate, his previous decades unprecedented run of transformational brilliance finished. Then came Blood on the Tracks.


    A start-to-finish cycle that documents a lovers pursuit of, entanglement with, and loss of a woman, the bracingly intimate 1975 effort remains one of the most encompassing break-up albums ever made and ranks as the most personal statement of the Bards career. To hear it is to experience the agony, frustration, trauma, highs, lows, confusion, sadness, and, ultimately, requisite redemption associated with intimate relationships gone astray. Dylan maintains its a work of fiction, but its evident close-vested autobiographical premise is what helps make it universal: Its the icon singing through tears, going out of his mind, battling hallowing emptiness, firing shots across the bow, and accepting culpability. It is, in short, a consummate expression of loves darker sides and the consequences of what happens when dreams unravel.


    As part of its Bob Dylan catalog restoration series, Mobile Fidelity is thoroughly humbled to have the privilege of mastering the iconic LP from the original master tapes and pressing it on dead-quiet LPs at RTI. The end result is the very finest, most transparent analog edition of Blood on the Tracks ever producedand the first-ever proper analog reissue. Fantastically presenting both the solo acoustic and band-supported songs with the utmost clarity, dynamics, presence, immediacy, spaciousness, imaging, and balance, this version shines a high-powered light on the fluid vocal phrasing, timbral shifts, functional rhythms, and inward-looking strumming that contribute to every song here serving as a wound-exposing confessional.


    For all the melancholic pain, unresolved questions, shattered memories, wasted times, unrequited dialogs, and weary regret within, Blood on the Tracks remains as daring as it is reflective. Rather than follow for a monotone caustic vibe, Dylans songs burrow into the subconscious for the manners in which they are even-keeled, mellow, and occasionally, even peaceful. Dignity, honor, poignancy, and fairnessall traits uncommon in any situation in which partners dissolve histories, change hearts, and attribute blameinstill the record with equilibrium on par with the consistency of the flowing melodies.


    Throughout, tunes come on and proceed as if they could continue forever, Dylan spinning poetic verses and conversations amidst finely tied knots of acoustic notes, chords, and fills, the deceivingly simple architecture conjuring the intertwined refractions of a bezeled jewel, various angles, colors, and textures conjoining into a gorgeously inseparable whole. Backed by Tony Browns flexible albeit subtle bass, Buddy Cages country-streaked pedal-steel guitar, and Paul Griffins soul-baring organan instrument used to shadow, tuckpoint, and illuminate here as effectively as any time in rock historyDylan pours soulful emotion, open his veins, and bleeds.


    Ranked 16 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and replete with existential thought, piercing directness, raw singing, and majestic arrangements,


    Given the sonic and artistic merit of this album, we anticipate huge demand.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Tangled Up in Blue
    2. Simple Twist of Fate
    3. Youre A Big Girl Now
    4. Idiot Wind
    5. Youre Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
    6. Meet Me in the Morning
    7. Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
    8. If You See Her, Say Hello
    9. Shelter From the Storm
    10. Buckets of Rain
    Bob Dylan
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    Caveman (Awaiting Repress)

    On Their self-titled sophomore album, Caveman strech thier legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions.


    Caveman-a five-man vibe collective from NYC-released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby ("A Country's King of Dreams") to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl ("Old Friend"). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.


    "We all went up to Jimmy's grandmother's place in New Hampshire," says singer Matthew Iwanusa. "That's where the new record kind of started. It was literally the attic of her barn, lit up by Christmas lights. We'd all sit in this one room together and one by one we'd all go into the bathroom and record ourselves making the most psycho noises possible. It actually felt kind of like a weird breakthrough. We were all confident and comfortable enough with each other to try out these experiments, which extended itself into the making of the new record which is really just an evolution of this vibe that we'd been cultivating for long time."


    With that, the guys holed up in Brooklyn's Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band's debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm-a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.


    As a result, the guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single "In the City" and "Ankles" boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while "Pricey" and "Never Want to Know" overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band's primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.


    And while Caveman's music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa's lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where's the time to waste on someone else's life? on "Where's the Time," it's hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.

    1. Strange to Suffer
    2. In the City
    3. Shut You Down
    4. Where's the Time
    5. Chances
    6. Over My Head
    7. Ankles
    8. Pricey
    9. I See You
    10. I Never Want to Know
    11. The Big Push
    Caveman
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    VII

    Americana stalwarts Blitzen Trapper's seventh studio album is appropriately titled VII. Their first release for Vagrant Records is full of the vivid folk-rock-campfire-tales front-man Eric Earley is so well known for.


    VII moves effortlessly from track to track allowing Earley to paint the colorful pictures that play in our head while singing along. there are those songs I keep writing over and over again, Ever Loved Once with all its regrets and tragic lost love, Don't Be A Stranger it's hopeful cousin but they all still point to the same worn out place in the heart of old E. Earley. And hey, we all have that place, that worn spot on the heart like the chew canister circle on the back pocket of blue jeans, or that one shred in the green felt of the table where you ground the stick in too hard May these songs minster in ways mysterious and eternal, or at least maybe make you shake a hip.

    1. Feel The Chill
    2. Ever Loved Once
    3. Shine On
    4. Thirsty Man
    5. Valley of Death
    6. Oregon Geography
    7. Neck Tatts, Cadillacs
    8. Earth (Fever Called Love)
    9. Drive On Up
    10. Heart Attack
    11. Faces Of You
    12. Don't Be A Stranger
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    The Spinners


    The Spinners Spinners On Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP From Mobile Fidelity


    Spinners' Silky Smooth 1972 Self-titled Record Birthed The Philadelphia Soul Sound: Includes Top 5 Hits I'll Be Around And Could It Be I'm Falling In Love


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Presents Groundbreaking Soul Album With Pristine Detail, Soothing Warmth, And Involving Emotionalism


    Sweeping Strings, Funk Rhythms, Brassy Rejoinders, Immaculate Harmonies, And Satiny Lead Singing Fill Thom Bell's Melodic Arrangements: Few Albums Sound Creamier Than This Watershed Effort


    The timeless music and expert arrangements are about the only things smoother than the powder-blue suits sported by the Spinners on the cover of their resplendent self-titled 1972 record. The band's first album for Atlantic after departing Motown, Spinners ranks as an all-time soul classic - a filler-free set boasting immaculate harmonies, sweet melodies, and impeccably matched vocals. Thom Bell's flawless production puts it all over the top. Yielding an ideal balance of lushness and grit, the collaboration between the Detroit-based group and studio veteran yielded a record that birthed the celebrated Philadelphia Sound. Now, you can finally experience it in audiophile-grade sonics.


    Mastered from the original tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g LP of Spinners presents the quintet's magnum opus with pristine detail, soothing warmth, and involving emotionalism. Free of previously constraining ceilings, highs soar to their intended heights. Each singer's voice can be distinctly heard amidst the expert mix. Superb dynamics, soundstaging, and imaging highlight Bell's gorgeous orchestrations as well as the Spinners' pillow-soft mellifluousness. Backing instrumentation, ranging from rolling bass lines and punctual horns to swaying strings and crisp high-hat beats, unfolds with reference-caliber purity and transparency. Not many 1970s albums of any genre sound silkier, creamier, or more tonally rich than this LP.


    While the career-defining performances within the grooves cannot be overlooked, Spinners remains equally notable for its historical importance. At the dawn of the 70s, Motown still held sway as the dominant soul style. Yet the Spinners' decision to move to Atlantic - prompted by a suggestion by Aretha Franklin - and refashion their approach with Bell signaled a sea change that ushered in a smoother, sweeter variety of R&B punctuated with sweeping strings, jazzy flourishes, brassy replies, and funk rhythms. Few, if any, vocal groups mesh these traits more convincingly, pleasingly, and naturally than the Spinners on this watershed effort.


    Anchored by Top 5 smashes like Could It Be I'm Falling In Love, Spinners signaled the beginning of a partnership with Bell that lasted seven years and elevated the band to stardom. Indeed, even in spite of the four hit singles, the record remains defined by an artistic consistency, watertight focus, and collective unity that make everything here deserving of close attention. Flush with catchy hooks and pop accents, each song is treated as a potential anthem. Laden with depth and richness, Bell's savvy, wide-open arrangements frame the Spinners' satiny singing with sensual class and refined delicacy.


    Heaven-sent voices do the rest. Making his first appearance on record as a member, Philippe Wynne treats the carefully honed material as a breakout session for his dulcet tenor on tracks such as One of a Kind (Love Affair). Not to be outdone, the equally measured Bobbie Smith mesmerizes with his deft phrasing, reedy timbre, and sparkling clarity, never finer than on the million-selling I'll Be Around. Solo or paired together, Wynne and Smith's glorious leads run the gamut from upbeat and optimistic to sad and forlorn, forming the backbone of a masterwork that addresses romance (Just You and Me Baby), regret (How Could I Let You Get Away), and social ills (Ghetto Child) with consummate passion.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Just Can't Get You Out of My Mind
    2. Just You and Me Baby
    3. Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
    4. I Could Never (Repay Your Love)
    5. I'll Be Around
    6. One of a Kind (Love Affair)
    7. We Belong Together
    8. Ghetto Child
    9. How Could I Let You Get Away
    10. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
    The Spinners
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    Robert Ellis

    Robert Ellis' fourth full-length project, and third for New West Records, finds the singer-songwriter building upon the familiar themes of love and loss, regrets and heartache, but also hope and optimism for the future. Almost entirely self-produced, the eponymous upcoming release finds Ellis' writing growing in maturity and depth, while offering choice co-writes with such esteemed writers as Jonny Fritz and Angaleena Presley. Musically, the 11-song collection is a further unfolding of the genre-melding soundscapes that were explored so effortlessly on the critically acclaimed "The Lights From The Chemical Plant." On Robert Ellis, sweeping string arrangements, arresting harmonies and the virtuosic instrumentation so familiar to his fan-base lay the foundation for tales of love and abandon, memories and new desires.
    1. Perfect Strangers
    2. How I Love You
    3. California
    4. Amanda Jane
    5. Drivin'
    6. The High Road
    7. Elephant
    8. You're Not The One
    9. Screw
    10. Couples Skate
    11. It's Not Ok
    Robert Ellis
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