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The Rising SonsFeaturing Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Jesse Lee Kincaid, Kevin Kelley, and Gary Marker, the Rising Sons added an earthy dose of rural country blues to the fast-evolving rock scene of the mid-'60s. Though this Los Angeles-based group led a storied existence between 1964-1966 and were well-known for their live performances -admirers included Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mark Lindsay, and David Crosby -their debut album, produced by Terry Melcher of Byrds fame, languished unissued in the Columbia vaults.
To set matters right, we've rounded up a dozen long-lost Rising Sons tracks and dressed them up in a pair of pristine, previously unpublished full color photos to present the Rising Sons' self-titled debut LP as it might have looked and sounded had it appeared in 1966!1. Statesboro Blues
2. Take A Giant Step
3. 2:10 Train
4. If the River Was Whiskey (Divin' Duck Blues)
5. 11th Street Overcrossing
6. Candy Man
7. .44 Blues
8. The Devil's Got My Woman
9. By And By (Poor Me)
10. Walkin' Down The Line
11. Let The Good Times Roll
12. I Got A Little$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
First Rays of the New Rising Sun (Awaiting Repress)Cut from the Analog Masters by Legendary Engineer George Marino at Sterling Sound and Pressed on 180-gram Vinyl at RTI!
First-Ever Audiophile Edition of this Seminal Collection, Hendrix's Final Studio Album!
The Hendrix Family is Committed to Bringing you the Best Sound Quality Possible: Do Not Miss This Collection!
Set Joins Exquisitely Remastered Versions of Are You Experienced?, Axis: Bold As Love, Electric Ladyland, and the previously unreleased Valleys of Neptune!
Hendrix Has NEVER Sounded Better on Any Format or Pressing!
First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the last graceful gesture by pioneering guitarist Jimi Hendrix, is the first album prepared under the supervision of his family. It compiles 17 songs whose creation span from March of 1968 to the last sessions at Electric Lady Studios in August of 1970, and which Hendrix inteded for release on this album, which was being made at the time of his tragic death. The material finds Hendrix expanding upon the parameters of his voice, concentrating on his singing while also embracing soul music more than he had on his other recordings. Hence, listeners hear funkier, bluesier, and R&B-slanted elements on this staggering set, which in no way comes off as a cheaply thrown-together posthumous release. Rather, given the level of experimental psychedelic exploration and dreamlike tones throughout, First Rays of the New Rising Sun rightly takes its place as Hendrix's final studio album. And it's never sounded so amazing.
Mastered from the original analog tapes, cut by legendary engineer George Marino on upgraded equipment at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl at RTI, this LP is a sonic knockout on par with the very best audiophile recordings. It's no wonder that this release helps spearhead Legacy Recordings' unprecented 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project of reissues and new releases from the greatest guitar player in history. Albums don't get more essential than this.
Originally released in 1997, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun boasts many of Hendrixs most creative musical achievements, including Night Bird Flying, Angel, Dolly Dagger, Hey Baby (New Rising Sun), and In From The Storm. Finally, here is the link that connects Hendrix's involvement with the Isley Brothers with his own groundbreaking solo fare, now on a truly glorious-sounding pressing. An absolute must for any music fan.1. Freedom
3. Night Bird Flying
5. Room Full Of Mirrors
6. Dolly Dagger
7. Ezy Ryder
10. Stepping Stone
11. My Friend
12. Straight Ahead
13. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
14. Earth Blues
15. Astro Man
16. In From The Storm
17. Belly Button Window$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
God Willin' And The Creek Don't RiseGod Willin' And The Creek Don't Rise is Ray Lamontagne's fourth studio record, and follow-up to the heralded Gossip in the Grain. Entirely self produced (for the first time), the album was recorded in two weeks at the homemade recording studio in LaMontagnes newly restored historic home in the woods of western Massachusetts. With Rays vocals at the forefront of the songs and a loose, almost live sounding recording, the album stands as a testament to a band at the height of their powers. The newly coined Pariah Dogs consist of Jay Bellarose (drums), Jennifer Condos (bass), Patrick Warren (keyboard), Eric Heywood (guitar) and Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar). Individually, these musicians have contributed to the live work of such heralded musicians as Beck, Joe Henry, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Adams and Joe Cocker to name a few.1. Repo Man
2. New York City's Killing Me
3. God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise
4. Beg Steal Or Borrow
5. Are We Really Through
6. This Love Is Over
7. Old Before Your Time
8. For The Summer
9. Like Rock & Roll and Radio
10. The Devil's In The Jukebox
$32.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a RefugeeCarnival III: The Rise and Fall of a Refugee is the 3rd installment in the Carnival series by Wyclef Jean featuring contributions from Emeli Sande, Supah Mario, The Knocks, and Lunch Money Lewis. Wyclef is known for his wealth of musical influences from jazz to classic rock to reggae.
With his critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated debut The Carnival, he launched himself as a producer and solo artist whose work drew from elements of pop, country, folk, disco, Latin, and electronic music. As a solo artist, Wyclef Jean has released six albums that have sold nearly nine million copies worldwide, including 1997's The Carnival and 2000 s The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book.1. Slums (feat. Jazzy Amra, H1DaHook and Marx Solvila)
2. Turn Me Good
3. Borrowed Time
4. Fela Kuti
5. Warrior (feat. T-Baby)
6. Shotta Boys (feat. STIX)
7. Double Dutch (feat. D.L. Hughley and Eric Nimmer)
8. What Happened To Love (feat. Lunch Money Lewis and The Knocks)
9. Carry On (feat. Emeli SandÉ)
10. Concrete Rose (feat. Hannah Eggan and Izolan)
11. Trapicabana (feat. Riley)
12. Thank God For The Culture (feat. Marx Solvila, J'Mika and Leon Lacey)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1927) Box Set
* 800 Newly-Remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 172 Artists
* 200+ Fully-Restored Original 1920s Ads And Images
* 6x 180g Vinyl LPs Pressed On Burled Chestnut Colored Vinyl W/ Hand-Engraved, Blind-embossed Gold-Leaf Labels, Housed In A Laser-Etched White Birch LP Folio
* 250 Page Deluxe Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Art Book
* 360 Page Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Portraits And Full Paramount Discography
* Handcrafted Quarter-Sawn Oak Cabinet With Lush Sage Velvet Upholstery And Custom-forged Metal Hardware
* First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App, Allowing User Mgmt Of All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Custom-Designed USB Drive
How did a Wisconsin chair company, producing records on the cheap and run by men with little knowledge of their audience or the music business, build one of the greatest musical rosters ever assembled under one roof? The answer lies in 'The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932,' an epic, two-volume omnibus of art, words and music housed in a limited-edition, hand-sculpted cabinet-of-wonder, to be jointly released by Jack White's Third Man Records and John Fahey's Revenant Records.
'Volume One,' which covers the label's improbable rise from 1917-1927, will be released exclusively through Third Man on October 29, and worldwide on November 19. The project is co-produced by leading Paramount authority Alex van der Tuuk, and 'Volume 2' will be released in November 2014.
Paramount Records was founded on a modest proposition: produce records as cheaply as possible, recording whatever talent was available. Over its lifetime, the label would become a "race records" powerhouse, its sound and fortunes directly linked to the Great Migration.
By the time Paramount ceased operations in 1932, it had compiled a dizzying array of performers still unrivaled to this day, spanning early jazz titans (Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller), blues masters (Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Son House, Skip James), American divas (Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, Ethel Waters), gospel (Norfolk Jubilee Quartette), vaudeville (Papa Charlie Jackson), and the indefinable "other" (Geeshie Wiley, Elvie Thomas). Paramount would also directly influence the style of Robert Crumb and countless other 20th century artists and illustrators, through a series of hand-drawn ads promoting its releases in the pages of the Chicago Defender.
The 'Rise and Fall' wonder-cabinet gives equal status to page-turning narrative and new scholarship; original and newly created graphic art; industrial design; and compelling analog and digital music experiences.6 LPs feature 87 tracks from the collection.
USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 172 artists across the Paramount family of labels, including the earliest recordings of:
King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Blind Blake, Fats Waller, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Fletcher Henderson, Alberta Hunter, Papa Charlie Jackson, Ethel Waters, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny and Baby Dodds, Bo Weavil Jackson, Jimmy O'Bryant, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Tiny Parham, Jimmy Blythe, and Jaybird Coleman.$469.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 Books - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress)
Six LPs, 800 Digital Tracks, Two Definitive Large-Format Books. All Housed In A Polished Aluminum Case Evoking The Era's High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism.
800 Newly-remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 175 Artists
90+ Fully-restored Original 1920s-30s Paramount Ads From Chicago Defender
6 X 180g LPs Pressed On Alabaster-white Label-less Vinyl, Each Side With Its Own Hand-Etched Numeral And Holographic Image
250 Pg. Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Book Featuring Original Paramount Art And The Label's Curious Tale
400 Pg. Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Bios & Portraits And Full Paramount Discography
Polished Aluminum And Stainless Steel Cabinet, Evoking 1930s High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism
First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App Containing All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Sculpted Metal USB Drive
Last November, Jack White's Third Man and John Fahey's Revenant issued The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), the first installment of the curious tale of America's most important record label. It was called spectacular (New York Times), unprecedented (Rolling Stone), breathtaking (Boing Boing), a cabinet of wonder, indeed (Pitchfork), and the most perfectly realized attempt to combine music and documentation (Fretboard Journal) and damnedest musical objet d'art (Nashville Scene) folks had ever seen.
Third Man-Revenant now presents the final volume in the Paramount story - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32).
As Volume Two begins, Paramount is entitled to a breather - in the previous 5 years it's been home to giants like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter, Blind Blake, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, Big Bill Broonzy, Roosevelt Sykes, James P. Johnson, Jaybird Coleman, Clarence Williams, and Fats Waller.
But just as it seems the label might be losing steam, it begins a second act that threatens to dwarf its first. In its final 5 year push from 1928-32, Paramount embarks on a furious run for the ages, birthing the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted recordings in the history of wax - a staggering playlist including Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Little Brother Montgomery, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Ramblin' Thomas, Jaydee Short, George Bullet Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Charlie Spand, Jabo Williams, Louise Johnson, Blind Joe Taggart, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, and The Mississippi Sheiks.
Paramount simply killed. But more than that, it changed how this country thought of itself. It was the first and most comprehensive chronicler of what America really sounded like in the 1920s and '30s - on its street corners, at its fish fries and country suppers, in its nightclubs and dance halls and showtents. In the process, Paramount - not some preservationist-minded enterprise like the Library of Congress - inadvertently created the most significant repository of this young nation's greatest art form.6 LPs feature tracks from the collection.
USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 175 artists across the Paramount family of labels.$469.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 Books - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Crime CutzThe new EP Crime Cutz is the first new original Holy Ghost! music since the NYC-based duo of Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel released their sophomore album 2013's Dynamics.
As with most of their catalog, Crime Cutz benefits from Holy Ghost!'s insistence on tactile instrumentation with live drums recorded over the track to accelerate its tempo. The duo are quite methodical in their output--shimmering bursts of disco, synth-pop, and lingering grooves--but that doesn't mean Holy Ghost! is not prodigious.
Over nearly a decade, they have gone from being DFA's rising sons to triple threats: indefatigable DJs, producers remixing new life into the work of Cut Copy and Katy Perry alike, and inventive musicians who've released countless original singles. They're again adding to their thinking-man's dance repertoire with the vibrant Crime Cutz EP out on DFA Records.1. Crime Cutz
3. Compass Point
4. Footsteps$18.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-8085xCreedence Clearwater Revival
Live In EuropeReleased nearly a year after Creedence Clearwater Revival's breakup, 1973's Live in Europe was the band's first
live album. Recorded during CCR's European tour in the Autumn of 1971, the 2-LP album features all of the band's
hits, including "Born on the Bayou," "Fortunate Son," and "Bad Moon Rising," as well as a nearly 13-minute rendition
of "Keep on Chooglin."LP 1
1. Born on the Bayou
2. Medley: Green River/Susie Q.
3. It Came Out of the Sky
4. Door to Door
5. Travelin' Band
6. Fortunate Son
1. Bad Moon Rising
2. Proud Mary
3. Up Around the Bend
4. Hey Tonight
5. Sweet Hitch-Hiker
6. Keep on Chooglin'$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Recycling The Blues & Other Related Stuff (Pure Pleasure)One of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues, singer/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic blues. Born as Henry St. Clair Fredericks in New York on May 17, 1942, he moved after graduating in 1964 to Los Angeles and, after making his name on the local folk-blues scene, formed the Rising Sons with guitarist Ry Cooder. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal soon broadened his approach, taking a musicologist's interest in a multitude of folk and roots music from around the world.
The title Recycling the Blues & Other Related Stuff certainly sums up the album quite well -- that's exactly what Taj Mahal has been doing for several years by this point. The first side features laidback in-the-studio work with some nice gospel-inflected back-up from the Pointer Sisters. The second side offers a good look at Mahal's stage show.
- Taj Mahal (vocal, guitar, banjo, bass, harmonica, kalimba, conch)
- Howard Johnson (tuba)
- The Pointer Sisters (vocal)
Recording by David Brown and George Engfer
Production: Taj Mahal
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Conch (Introduction)
3. Bound to Love Me Some
5. A Free Song
7. Conch Close
8. Cakewalk into Town
9. Sweet Home Chicago
10. Texas Woman Blues
11. Gitano Negro$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) (Awaiting Repress)'Splinter' (Songs From A Broken Mind) is the inspired new album by pioneer, chart-topper and influential artist Gary Numan.'Splinter' features guitarist Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails, Guns N Roses), is produced by long-standing collaborator Ade Fenton, and will be followed by a full national headline tour in November.
The album finds Gary on fine dark electronic form; sounding both cutting-edge and classic Numan, it marks his best work since the late 70s, early 80s heyday.'Splinter''s opening gambit 'I Am Dust' is a statement of intent, combining heavy grind with his archetypal anthemic pop skills. The unsettling whispered verses, crunchy guitars and Hans Zimmer-esque strings on 'Here In The Black' create a sense of menace and drama, whilst more orchestral work adorns the cinematic 'The Calling'. Slower-burning ballads 'Lost', 'Where I Can Never Be' and 'My Last Day', highlight the album's broad palate, adding elements of subtlety and even beauty in contrast to the album's more aggressive moments.
Gary's knack for sexy, idiosyncratic dancefloor killers is strongly evident on the pounding, growling throb of 'Love Hurt Bleed', whilst 'Who Are You' carries equal clout as-body-music-Numan-style - infectious, but sounding unlike anything else you might hear blasting from a soundsystem.
Although Numan released a straight-to-the-fanbase album 'Dead Son Rising' in 2011, this is his first self-penned full album since 'Jagged' in 2006.
In recent years he's been quoted as an influence by everyone from Lady Gaga to Kanye West, Matthew Dear to Queens Of The Stone Age, The Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Prince and J Dilla, to Boyz Noise, Richie Hawtin and Battles (they released a single 'My Machines' on Warp Records with Numan in 2011).
But while Numan's unique style continues to connect with fans from the worlds of metal, hip hop, electronica, industrial and indie, he remains as focussed as ever in pursuing his own singular vision. 'Splinter' sounds unique, while also utilising new sounds and ideas.
Perhaps it's the voice - one of the most distinctive in music and often associated with machines and icy alienation, but for those who are drawn to Numan's songs, his singing is strangely emotional, almost soulful in places. And if you like that side of his writing, you certainly won't be disappointed with the new album, where there are several tracks that set Numan's vocals against moody, atmospheric torch songs to stunning effect.
- Contact Music1. I Am Dust
2. Here in the Black
3. Everything Comes Down to This
4. The Calling
7. Love Hurt Bleed
8. A Shadow Falls on Me
9. Where I Can Never Be
10. We're the Unforgiven
11. Who Are You
12. My Last Day$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Sigh No More (Awaiting Repress)Sigh No More is the eagerly anticipated debut album from the London four piece, Mumford And Sons. Formed from the same West London scene that has given rise to the likes of Laura Marling, Jay Jay Pistolet and Noah and The Whale, yet with a much broader and wider spread appeal.1. Sigh No More
2. The Cave
3. Winter Winds
4. Roll Away Your Stone
5. White Blank Page
6. I Gave You All
7. Little Lion Man
9. Thistle & Weeds
10. Awake My Soul
11. Dust Bowl Dance
12. After The Storm$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
When It's Dark OutWhen It's Dark Out comes fresh off the heels of G-Eazy's Billboard chart topping debut album, These Things Happen, which was released last year to critical acclaim. With cinematic, personal storytelling and immersive, hard-hitting and sweeping productions, When It's Dark Out is easily the most impressive and accomplished work to date for the rising artist.LP 1
3. Me, Myself & I
4. One Of Them
6. Of All Things
7. Order More
8. Calm Down
9. Don't Let Me Go
1. You Got Me
2. What If
3. Sad Boy
4. Some Kind of Drug
5. Think About You
6. Everything Will Be Ok
7. For This
8. Nothing To Me$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Golden Age Of KnowhereLimited Edition
Funeral Party, a three-piece alternative rock band rising out of the East L.A. party scene, makes their full length debut with The Golden Age of Knowhere. The album was produced by Lars Stalfors (Matt & Kim, The Mars Volta) and mixed by Dave Sardy (Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis.)1. New York City Moves To The Sounds Of LA
2. Car Wars
4. Where Did It Go Wrong
5. Just Because
6. Postcards of Persuasion
7. Giant Song
8. City in Silhouettes
9. Youth & Poverty
10. Relics to Ruins
11. Golden Age of Knowhere$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Come My FanaticsImport
What a difference two years can make ... Between their self-titled debut and this follow-up, Electric Wizard beefed up and distorted their sound and polished their song-writing and the result has taken them light years beyond what the first album achieved. For this reason alone, anyone interested in the band's history and how a young group can progress in leaps and bounds, these two albums are worth seeking out and hearing. The most obvious improvement in the band's style is the overall sound: thick and grimy textures in slower-than-slow guitar chords and riffs, accompanied by basic drum rhythms and a washed-out wailing vocal singing lyrics of despair at the present world and conjuring avenues of escape from the social and political oppression in our society.
We dive straight into the deep end with Return Trip, a crusty doom sludge song if ever there was one, with black grime peeling off riffs to expose a raw layer that quickly changes to hard and dark and bleeds off in turn. The song sticks to the straight and narrow: even an extended instrumental passage doesn't attract a wiggly guitar solo, and it's only towards the end the song acquires layers of melody and riffing to suggest the vocalist's increasing mental derangement. Jus Oborn's singing isn't great - it's more like chanting or shouting sometimes - but his voice has a rough, anguished edge suited to the lyrical content. Real life is cold, hard, tyrannical, unjust and abusive and for many people the only way to stay sane is to escape into one's own world through the portal of hallucinogenic drugs. Wizard in Black and Doom-Mantia take up where Return Trip leaves off: these are epic tracks that extend the sludge / stoner doom trip out further into the realms of psychedelia, the latter track featuring treated vocals and multi-tracked voices (or so they sound).
Ivixor B / Phase Inducer is a wonderfully trippy mindfuck of a piece featuring a seemingly endless loop of female chanting with bubbly guitar effects and lazy bass rhythm followed by an abstract spacey tone piece that probably fell from an old pre-Autobahn Kraftwerk album and needed a home, so why not here. The atmosphere is spooky without appearing sinister. The two separate passages of the track are combined in a way that suggests a breakdown in a spaceship's communications with Earth while the astronauts are overcome by strange cosmic forces that can't be understood by rational people. Very original and quite ingenious!
The remaining tracks on the album suffer for being footnotes to the instrumental track and the strong first half of the album. Son of Nothing is hardcore melodic rock with metal trimmings in style and its post-apocalyptic / sci-fi lyrics embody both hope and fear as the remnants of humanity flee a scorched Earth to find a new home. Solarian 13 brings up the rear with a mix of gently buoyant and seesawing grime-thickened guitar rhythms around which trippy ambient effects swirl and tease.
The album draws its strength from a more streamlined musical approach in which music serves to enhance each song and its subject rather than fill out empty spaces with frills or show off individual musicians' dexterity and master of their instruments; and also from powerful lyrical themes of alienation, global destruction and flight to new worlds whether internally in one's head as a form of escape or externally for survival. Fantasy, the apocalypse and its aftermath, and science fiction elements of space travel through drugs and spaceships, and human migration to new worlds combine with doom, stoner and sludge metal to generate an original piece of work in Come My Fanatics .... It's on this album that EW find their calling.
- NausikaDalazBlindaz (The Metal Archives)1. Return Trip
2. Wizard in Black
4. Ivixor B / Phase Inducer
5. Son of Nothing
6. Solarian 13
7. Demon Lung
10. Return to the Son of Nothingness$37.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack)
Remastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Masters
Rainbow Bridge is being reissued on vinyl, reintroduced with original album art and track orders and remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.
Rainbow Bridge was compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love. Rainbow Bridge is often misconstrued as being an entirely live album, being that the film of the same name features excerpts of a live Jimi Hendrix performance in Maui. However, Hendrix had no role in the creation of the rambling, unfocused 1971 film which was directed by Chuck Wein. The film was not a Hendrix project in any way but instead an independent vision of his manager Michael Jeffery. After Hendrix's death in September 1970, Jeffery scrapped Hendrix's original vision of a double studio album titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun and called for Kramer, Mitchell and Jansen to compile two posthumous albums-including one that would that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.
Mitchell, Kramer and Jansen drew upon Hendrix's rich trove of studio recordings that the guitarist had been developing at Electric Lady Studios. Songs such as ''Dolly Dagger'' and ''Room Full Of Mirrors'' were bright examples of Hendrix's new creative direction. Other standouts on the album included a studio rendition of ''Star Spangled Banner'' as well as the majestic ''Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).'' The one live track on the album, an extraordinary rendition of Hendrix's original blues composition ''Hear My Train A Comin''' is taken from a performance at Berkeley Community Theatre in May of 1970, and not in the film at all. Buddy Miles and Noel Redding both appear on one track each, and the Ronettes provide backing vocals on ''Earth Blues.''
After Hendrix's death in September 1970, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun was scrapped and instead two posthumous albums were created from the sessions, including one that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.1. Dolly Dagger
2. Earth Blues
3. Pali Gap
4. Room Full of Mirrors
5. Star Spangled Banner (studio version)
6. Look Over Yonder
7. Hear My Train A Comin' (live)
8. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)$24.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version) (Awaiting Repress)Prominent hip-hop rising star A$AP Rocky presents LONG.LIVE.A$AP. The album will feature the buzz worthy "Goldie" and the Noah "40" Shebib produced hit, "F**kin' Problems" featuring hip-hop elites Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, which was recently most added at urban and rhythm radio and continues to dominate airwaves.
Executive produced by A$AP Rocky and A$AP Yams, the LONG.LIVE.A$AP release will also feature guest appearances by Schoolboy Q, Santigold, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T. A$AP Rocky takes the reins as producer and co-producer on several tracks along with Danger Mouse, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Clams Casino, Skrillex, Hit-Boy and more.
This deluxe version of LONG.LIVE.A$AP contains the original version's 12 tracks, plus 4 additional tracks, including "I Come Apart" featuring Florence Welch and "Ghetto Symphony" featuring Gunplay & A$AP Ferg.LP 1
1. Long Live A$AP
3. PMW (All I Really Need) - feat. Schoolboy Q
5. Hell - feat. Santigold
6. Pain - feat. OverDoz
7. F**kin' Problems - feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
8. Wild For The Night - feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam
1. 1Train - feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.
2. Fashion Killa
6. Ghetto Symphony - feat. Gunplay & A$AP Ferg
8. I Come Apart - feat. Florence Welch$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LP Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
It Comes At Night (Original Soundtrack Album)It Comes at Night is an upcoming horror film directed and written by Trey Edward Shults (Krisha) and starring Joel Edgerton (Loving). The film follows a man, his wife and son secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world. Their tenuous domestic order is tested with the arrival of a young family seeking refuge from the doom outside. Despite the best intentions of everyone, paranoia boils over as the terrors outside creep ever-closer.
The original score to It Comes at Night was composed by Brian McOmber (Krisha), a former member of acclaimed indie band Dirty Projectors. McOmber's score utilizes synths, lonesome strings and the occasional tribal drum, which conjures a kind of primal darkness in the music that is both foreboding and deeply unsettling. A rising star to keep an ear out for, McOmber delivers a score that will grip you and never let go.1. It Comes At Night
3. Close Your Eyes
5. The Road
6. Wet Dream
7. The Triumph Of Death
9. Black Eyes
10. Shallow Graves
11. Travis' Theme
12. Another Family
14. If He's Sick, Then I Am Too
15. The Red Door
16. Planning and Preparation
17. Stairway To Hell
18. Paul's Regret
19. Travis' Acceptance
20. Sarah's Understanding$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Place For Us To DreamIt's rare to find a group of people that can successfully make a career out of
their band for 20 years. However, that's exactly what Placebo has done. Since
the release of their debut album in 1996, the band has gone on to sell over 12
million records worldwide, and have collaborated with the likes of David
Bowie, Robert Smith and more. They've achieved gold and platinum albums
in over 30 countries and have won countless awards, including an MTV
Award for Best Alternative Band. Their touring history includes sold out arena
tours and headlining festivals in more than 70 countries, sharing the stage
with several iconic groups, including The Cure and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
To celebrate their time as a band, Placebo will be releasing "A Place For Us
To Dream", a 20-year retrospective album. This collection will include singles
from both early and recent albums, as well as a brand new single titled
"Jesus' Son".LP 1
1. Pure Morning (Radio Edit)
2. Jesus' Son (Radio Edit)
3. Come Home
4. Every You Every Me (Single Version)
5. Too Many Friends
6. Nancy Boy (Radio Edit)
7. 36 Degrees (Version 2016)
8. Taste In Men (Radio Edit)
9. The Bitter End
1. Without You I'm Nothing (feat. David Bowie)
2. English Summer Rain (Single Verison)
3. Breathe Underwater (Slow)
5. Meds (feat. Alison Mosshart)
6. Bright Lights (Single Version)
7. Song To Say Goodbye (Radio Edit)v
9. Running Up That Hill
1. B3 (Radio Edit)
2. For What It's Worth
3. Teenage Angst
4. You Don't Care About Us (Radio Edit)
5. Ashtray Heart
6. Broken Promise (feat. Michael Stipe)
7. Slave To The Wage (Radio Edit)
8. Bruise Pristine (Radio Edit)
9. This Picture
10. ProtÉgÉ Moi
1. Because I Want You (Redux Version)
4. I Know (Version 2008)
5. A Million Little Pieces (Radio Edit)
6. Special Needs (Radio Edit)
7. Special K
8. Loud Like Love$69.99180 Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Down Below (Awaiting Repress)Sweden's TRIBULATION have celebrated an impressive rise to international recognition since developing from the old school death of The Horror to the progressive and atmospheric successor Formulas Of Death, before adding an classic goth rock vibe since 2015's Children Of The Night. The 2018 album, Down Below continues their highly addictive, macabre musical and conceptual journey further towards the end of night.1. The Lament
3. Lady Death
6. Cries from the Underworld
8. The World
9. Here Be Dragons$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Cry Of LoveRemastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Masters
Originally released in 1971, and last issued on CD in 1992, The Cry Of Love was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell. The bulk of these tracks were recorded between December 1969 and the summer of 1970 at Electric Lady Studios in New York, and were intended to be part of an ambitious double LP tentatively titled First Rays of the New Rising Sun. Commercially, The Cry Of Love was a huge success, reaching #3 in the U.S. and #2 in the UK, and spawned favorites such as ''Angel,'' ''Freedom,'' and ''Ezy Ryder.'' While Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox comprised the rhythm section on the lion's share of the tracks, Buddy Miles played drums on ''Ezy Ryder'' and Noel Redding played bass on ''My Friend'' (recorded in 1968, before his departure from the Jimi Hendrix Experience). The Cry Of Love also includes the participation of notable guest musicians including Steve Winwood, Chris Wood and Buzzy Linhart among others.1. Freedom
3. Ezy Ryder
4. Night Bird Flying
5. My Friend
6. Straight Ahead
7. Astro Man
9. In From the Storm
10. Belly Button Window$19.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OuroborosGrammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne releases his sixth studio album, Ouroboros, via RCA Records. Showcasing a new sound, the veteran artist brings Black Keys-worthy riffage to his inspired words.
Ouroboros was produced by Ray and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
Ray LaMontagne has released 5 studio albums (Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise and Supernova) and sold out numerous tours across the US. Ray's 2010 album God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of The Year category for "Beg Steal or Borrow". Ray's last single, "Supernova" off the album of the same name became one of Ray's fastest growing singles at AAA radio, with the song rocketing into the top 5 within two weeks of impact.Part 1
2. Hey, No Pressure
3. The Changing Man
4. While It Still Beats
1. In My Own Way
2. Another Day
3. A Murmuration of Starlings
4. Wouldn't It Make A Lovely Photograph$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
#3#3 follows up The Script's critically acclaimed 2010 Science & Faith album, which rocketed to No. 3 on Billboard's Top 200 and led to a string of sold out US tour dates in Fall 2011. Science and Faith debuted at #1 in Ireland and the UK.
The Script have enjoyed an epic rise to fame following the success of their 2008 self-titled debut album and their massive platinum selling single, Breakeven. That single rewrote history on Billboard's Adult Pop Songs airplay radio chart, taking the #1 spot, where the song completed a record-setting 36 week rise to the summit. Impressively, the band has sold over five million singles in the US, and has played stadium shows with Paul McCartney and their mentors, U2.1. Good Ol' Days
2. Six Degrees of Separation
3. Hall of Fame (feat. will.i.am)
4. If You Cold See Me Now
6. Give the Love Around
7. Broken Arrow
9. No Words
10. Millionaires$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Boy From Tupelo: The Sun MastersA Boy From Tupelo: The Sun Masters chronicles the rise of Elvis Presley before he became The King of Rock and Roll. Recorded with producer Sam Phillips, guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black during his first incredible year as a professional recording artist (July 1954-July 1955), this collection includes Elvis' complete single A and B-sides for Sun Records, plus additional songs recorded at Sun Studio and released on his landmark self-titled debut album in 1956.1. That's All Right
2. Blue Moon of Kentucky
3. Good Rockin' Tonight
4. I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine
5. Milkcow Blues Boogie
6. You're a Heartbreaker
7. Baby Let's Play House
8. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
9. I Forgot to Remember to Forget
10. Mystery Train
11. I Love You Because (RCA LP version)
12. Blue Moon
13. I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')
14. Just Because
15. Tryin' to Get To You
16. Tomorrow Night
17. Harbor Lights$19.99150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sad Girl (Pre-Order)Release Date: July 6, 2018*
Rising singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan has signed to RCA Records. After emerging last fall writing and appearing on several high-profile collaborations, Sasha released her debut single "Ready Yet" and has amassed over 10.4 million Streams on Spotify alone. Since then, she's established herself as an artist to watch as she continues to release emotionally-rich, left-of-center pop such as her first release of 2018, "Normal." Heralded by Billboard as a "catchy introvert anthem," the track has already been streamed over 9.4 million times. Both "Ready Yet" and "Normal" are among the six tracks featured on Sasha's debut EP, sad girl, set for release on vinyl via RCA Records.
Along with "Ready Yet" and "Normal," sad girl features the string-drenched "Fall," the heart-wrenching ballad "Here," the equally vulnerable yet optimistic "Hurt," and "Runaway." "Runaway," as Complex put it, "finds Sloan pouring her soul out over a melancholic backdrop as she deals with heartbreak."
"I wanted to put out a blueprint for who I am with this EP, because I'm still figuring it out. It's definitely been scary at times, but it's also been exciting to share these songs and hear how people relate to them," Sasha says, "I'm so grateful for everyone's support over these last few months and am excited to be a part of RCA as I continue to grow."
Says Peter Edge, Chairman and CEO, RCA Records; "We are thrilled to have Sasha Sloan join the RCA Records family. Her brilliant confessional songwriting and phenomenal melancholic vocal style represent a fresh, unique artistic vision and perspective. We're looking forward to a very bright future together."
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. Rude
2. No Evil
3. Let Your Hair Down
4. Stupid Me (Explicit Version)
5. No Way No
7. Don't Kill the Magic
8. One Woman One Man
9. Little Girl Big World
10. Mama Didn't Raise No Fool
11. How Do You Want to Be Remembered$14.9912 Vinyl EP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now