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PosesPoses is the second studio album by the American-Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, originally released in 2001, and now available on vinyl for the first time. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Pierre Marchand, with select tracks produced by Propellerheads' Alex Gifford (Shadows), Ethan Johns (California), Damian LeGassick (The Tower of Learning), and Greg Wells (Across the Universe).
Poses contains ornate, piano-driven arrangements that cite a wide variety of musical sources, from indie pop to Gershwin to trip-hop and back again. The album took a year and a half to record, most of it written during Wainwright's six-month stay at the Chelsea Hotel. While Poses continues the enveloping sound established by Wainwright's debut album, collaborations between Wainwright and various producers and guest musicians pushed it in different directions, resulting in drum loops, gritty beats in unexpected places, and a fuller, live sound. Using fewer operatic elements than the previous album, in an attempt to create a more radio-friendly pop record, Poses addresses debauchery and love in less esoteric means. Guests on the album include Wainwright's sister, Martha Wainwright, fellow singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson, and rock musician Melissa Auf der Maur.
All tracks were written by Wainwright except for Shadows, which was co-written by Alex Gifford, and One Man Guy, a song written and originally performed by Wainwright's father, Loudon Wainwright III.1. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk
2. Greek Song
6. The Tower of Learning
7. Grey Gardens
8. Rebel Prince
9. The Consort
10. One Man Guy (Loudon Wainwright III)
11. Evil Angel
12. In a Graveyard
13. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk (reprise)
14. Across The Universe (Lennon/McCartney)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rufus WainwrightRufus Wainwright is the eponymous debut studio album by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, originally released in 1998. The album was produced by Jon Brion, except In My Arms was produced and mixed by Pierre Marchand, and Millbrook and Baby were produced by Brion and Van Dyke Parks. Lenny Waronker was the executive producer.
Wainwright was signed to the DreamWorks label in 1996 after Waronker heard the demo tape he recorded with Marchand. Over the course of two years, Wainwright and Brion recorded 56 songs on 62 rolls of tape at a cost that exceeded $700,000, which was then narrowed down to twelve tracks for the album. No singles were released from Rufus Wainwright, though Sophie Muller directed the music video for April Fools, which featured Wainwright in Los Angeles attempting to prevent the deaths of opera heroines. To support the album, Wainwright toured throughout the United States and Canada following its release.
Though the album failed to chart in any nations, Wainwright reached number 24 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart (which highlights sales by new and developing musical recording artists) and Rolling Stone named Wainwright the Best New Artist of 1998. Rufus Wainwright also earned him recognitions from the Gay & Lesbian American Music Awards, the GLAAD Media Awards and the Juno Awards.LP 1
1. Foolish Love
2. Danny Boy
3. April Fools
4. In My Arms
1. Beauty Mark
3. Matinee Idol
4. Damned Ladies
5. Sally Ann
6. Imaginary Love$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rufus Does Judy$39.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Take All My Loves - 9 Shakespeare SonnetsGrammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright presents TAKE ALL MY LOVES, a collection of his own
compositions to beloved sonnets by the most performed playwright in the world, William Shakespeare.
Wainwrightis joined on this album by Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine), teams up with his sister, Martha Wainwright, and has enlisted soprano Anna Prohaska for a number of tracks. Between songs, Helena Bonham Carter, Carrie Fisher, William Shatner and others recite the sonnets.1. Sonnet 43 - Siân Phillips
2. When Most I Wink (Sonnet 43) - Anna Prohaska
3. Take All My Loves (Sonnet 40) - Rufus Wainwright, Marius de Vries
4. Sonnet 20 -Frally Hynes
5. A Woman's Face (Sonnet 20)
6. For Shame (Sonnet 10) - Anna Prohaska
7. Sonnet 10 - Peter Eyre
8. Unperfect Actor (Sonnet 23) - Helena Bonham Carter, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright
9. Sonnet 29 - Carrie Fisher
10. When In Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29) - Florence Welch
11. Sonnet 129 - William Shatner
12. Th'Expense of Spirit in A Waste of Shame (Sonnet 129) - Anna Prohaska
13. All dessen mud (Sonnet 66) - JÜrgen Holtz, Christopher Nell, Rufus Wainwright
14. A Woman's Face - Reprise (Sonnet 20)
15. Sonnet 87 - Inge Keller
16. Farewell (Sonnet 87) - Anna Prohaska$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
All Days Are Nights: Songs For LuluWritten by Rufus Wainwright, produced by Rufus (with Pierre Marchand on three songs) and mixed by Marchand, who produced Poses, this 12-track record is steeped in beauty. It is a hugely personal album for Rufus and deeply emotional, channeled through Rufus fingers, his voice and a piano. The album title All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu is both a reference to Shakespeares Sonnet 43 and Rufus own concept of Lulu, which he describes as a dark, brooding, dangerous woman that lives within all of us. Lulu is Louise Brooks who starred in the film, Pandoras Box.1. Who Are You New York?
2. Sad With What I Have
4. Give Me What I Want And
5. Give It To Me Now!
6. True Loves
7. Sonnet 43
8. Sonnet 20
9. Sonnet 10
10. The Dream
11. What Would I Ever Do With A Rose?
12. Les Feux DArtifice TAppellent
13. Zebulon$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Out of the GameRufus Wainwright returns to the pop foray with his eagerly anticipated new Decca album, Out of the Game. Produced by the celebrated Mark Ronson, this is the seventh studio album from one of music's most accomplished, contemporary singer/songwriters.
A labor of love for both Wainwright and Ronson, Rufus calls Out of the Game, "the most pop album I've ever made," while Ronson recently stated, "it's the best work of my career." Recorded in New York in the fall of 2011, the twelve songs are hook-laden, memorably arranged tracks reminiscent of Rufus' early work, following 2010's more quietly intimate outing, Songs For Lulu.
From the uptempo opening chords of the title track and first single, to the gospel tinged rock of Jericho, through the beauty of Sometimes You Need and the emotional pull of Candles, this new release ranks alongside Rufus Wainwright's very best.
Musicians on the album include the Dap-Kings who Ronson used for the groundbreaking Amy Winehouse Back To Black album and his own Record Collection; Wilco's Nels Cline; Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow; and Sean Lennon and Martha Wainwright.
Influences, as ever, were all encompassing. Ronson says Out of the Game, "has a real 70's, Laurel Canyon spirit" while Rufus cites "all the greats, Elton, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, basically the brash and beautiful. It's also very Rufus."
Affectionately referred to by Elton John as the greatest songwriter on the planet and praised by The New York Times for his "genuine originality," Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, and brother of Martha Wainwright, but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film.1. Out of the Game
5. Welcome to the Ball
7. Bitter Tears
8. Respectable Dive
9. Perfect Man
10. Sometimes You Need
11. Song Of You
12. Candles$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Get HappyPink Martini's long-awaited follow-up to their 2009 hit album Splendor in the Grass features their beloved vocalist China Forbes joined in the studio by her new co-lead singer Storm Large along with a cavalcade of guest star vocalists! Featuring the "little orchestra's" trademark mix of pop songs from all corners of the globe, spanning the breadth of the 20th century, Get Happy's sunny disposition shines through its intricate and luxurious orchestral pop arrangements. Highlights of the album include the final recording of the legendary Phyllis Diller, a riveting appearance by the exquisite Rufus Wainwright, and a charming duet written and performed by China Forbes with underground French sensation Philippe Katerine.
China Forbes: vocals
Storm Large: vocals
Thomas M. Lauderdale: piano
Gavin Bondy: trumpet
Robert Taylor: trombone, vocals
Phil Baker: bass, sitar
Dan Faehnle: guitar
Nicholas Crosa: violin
Pansy Chang: cello
Anthony Jones: drums
Brian Davis: percussion
Timothy Nishimoto: vocals, percussion
Maureen Love: harp
Norman Leyden: clarinet
Rufus Wainwright: guest vocals
The von Trapps: guest vocals
Meow Meow: guest vocals
Philippe Katerine: guest vocals
Phyllis Diller: guest vocals
Ari Shapiro: guest vocals
The Pacific Youth Choir
The Harvey Rosencrantz Orchestra
"Charming and elegant. - Variety"
"Rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious."- The Washington Post
"Knowing sophistication backed by skillful arrangements."- The New York TimesLP 1
1. Ich dich liebe
2. Quizás, quizás, quizás
3. I'm waiting for you to come back
4. Omide zendegani
5. Yo te quiero siempre
6. Je ne t'aime plus
8. Pâna când nu te iubeam
9. She was too good to me
1. ÜskÜdar'a gider iken
3. Kitty come home
4. What'll I do?
5. Get happy/Happy days are here again
6. Heliotrope bouquet
7. Smile$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
AtlasLet's get down to brass tacks: Ridgewood, NJ's Real Estate took a mighty leap
forward on their last go-around... more record sales... bigger shows... and, more
importantly, a timeless classic of an album, Days. It's been two years since the
release of Days, and it's an album that still sounds as fresh today as it did on
release date. Their new album, Atlas, builds upon the lush guitar warmth of Days
while adding more powerful harmonies and keyboard flourishes bringing even more
depth to their heart-warming sound.
Atlas was recorded over the summer at Wilco's Chicago recording studio, The Loft,
with producer/mixer Tom Schick (Wilco, Rufus Wainwright, Alex Chilton), and while
this pairing that looks so good on paper, sounds even better on record!
Real Estate kick off the campaign with the dreamy pop single "Talking Backwards,"
which was released as a limited edition 7"at the end of February.1. Had To Hear
2. Past Lives
3. Talking Backwards
4. April's Song
5. The Bend
8. How Might I Live
10. Navigator$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Je Dis Qui!A rollicking around-the-world adventure, Je dis oui! features a cavalcade of songs - many of them original - in French, Farsi, Armenian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Xhosa and English, and affirms the band's 22-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit. Je dis oui! - which means "I say yes" in French - is the optimistic mantra of the chorus of Joli garçon" (Pretty boy), one of three songs co-written by the band for the soon-to-be-released film Souvenir, starring the legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert. In addition to songs sung by lead singers CHINA FORBES and STORM LARGE, Je dis oui! includes guest vocalists NPR's ARI SHAPIRO (who sings a new Arabic version of La Soledad from the band's first album) and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, who sings a stunning version of the Rodgers & Hart classic "Blue Moon." The album also marks the singing debut of two long-time friends of the band: IKRAM GOLDMAN and KATHLEEN SAADAT.1. Joli garçon
2. The Butterfly Song
3. Kaj Kolah Khan
4. Ov sirun sirun
5. Love for Sale
7. Al bint al shalabiya
9. Akm bahard
10. Finnisima di
12. Blue Moon
13. Fini la musique
14. Pata Patav
15. Serenade$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Je Dis Qui! (Deluxe) (Awaiting Repress)Featuring Hand Assembled Raised Felt Artwork
A rollicking around-the-world adventure, Je dis oui! features a cavalcade of songs - many of them original - in French, Farsi, Armenian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Xhosa and English, and affirms the band's 22-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit. Je dis oui! - which means "I say yes" in French - is the optimistic mantra of the chorus of Joli garçon" (Pretty boy), one of three songs co-written by the band for the soon-to-be-released film Souvenir, starring the legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert. In addition to songs sung by lead singers CHINA FORBES and STORM LARGE, Je dis oui! includes guest vocalists NPR's ARI SHAPIRO (who sings a new Arabic version of La Soledad from the band's first album) and RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, who sings a stunning version of the Rodgers & Hart classic "Blue Moon." The album also marks the singing debut of two long-time friends of the band: IKRAM GOLDMAN and KATHLEEN SAADAT.1. Joli garçon
2. The Butterfly Song
3. Kaj Kolah Khan
4. Ov sirun sirun
5. Love for Sale
7. Al bint al shalabiya
9. Akm bahard
10. Finnisima di
12. Blue Moon
13. Fini la musique
14. Pata Patav
15. Serenade$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The McGarrigle HourKate and Anna McGarrigle are Canadian songwriting sisters whose talents came to global recognition in 1974 when Linda Ronstadt recorded Annas Heart Like a Wheel. The McGarrigle sisters were signed to Warner Brothers and recorded three albums. The sisters then recorded two albums for Joe Boyds label, Hannibal, in the early 80s. During this time Kate and Anna raised families and toured on occasion. In 1998 the sisters rejoined Joe Boyd along with family and friends to record, The McGarrigle Hour.
Ryko, which became home to Hannibal in the early 90s, celebrates The McGarrigle Hour as part of the Ryko Analogue Vinyl Series. Ryko Analogue is committed to releasing classic albums, cult favorites, and audiophile titles on vinyl. The LP package for The McGarrigle Hour includes a set of liner notes from album producer, Joe Boyd, that he penned especially for this LP release.
Featuring appearances by family and friends: Emmylou Harris, Loudon Wainwright, Linda Ronstadt, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Chaim Tannenbaum
Jane McGarrigle and Lily Lanken.
1. Schooldays (Loudon Wainwright)
2. Skip Rope Song (Jesse Winchester)
3. Gentle Annie (Stephen Foster)
4. Alice Blue Gown (McCarthy & Tierney)
5. Porte En ArriÉre (D.L. Menard)
6. What'll I Do (Irving Berlin)
1. Dig My Grave (Traditional)
2. Cool River (Anna McGarrigle & Audrey Bean)
3. Heartburn (Rufus Wainwright)
4. NaCl (Sodium Chloride) (Kate McGarrigle)
5. Bon Voyage (J. Laure / Small)
6. Allez-Vous-En (Cole Porter)
1. Green Green Rocky Road (Traditional)
2. Young Love (Cartey & Joyner)
3. Year Of The Dragon (Martha Wainwright)
4. Forever And The Same (Phillippe Tatartcheff & Anna McGarrigle)
1. Talk To Me Of Mendocino (Kate McGarrigle)
2. Baltimore Fire (Traditional)
3. Johnny's Gone To Hilo (Traditional)
4. Time On My Hands (Chaim Tannenbaum)
5. Goodnight Sweetheart (Campbell, Connelly & Noble)$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
When I Said I Wanted To Be Your DogCall it a curse: Jens Lekman's world is populated by an endless stream of women. There he is, his hair mussed and glasses off-kilter, sitting in the corner of the cafe with his journal once again - and he's being torn in two. Moments ago he fell in love with the redheaded barista who nailed his order - when she scooted that cappuccino across the counter, it was clear that there was a connection. And now, his eye catches the picture of divinity in the shape of the most finely featured brunette he's ever seen...and she's looking his way. But which way to go? It's tragic having to make such choices. Like Fellini's The Man Who Loved Women, Jens Lekman is a man forever at a crossroads between competing inspirations.
At only 23, Lekman has deservedly been the center of much hype in Scandinavia. Having made a name for himself performing under the name Rocky Dennis, he recently hit #2 on the Swedish National Pop Charts. Most everyone who's heard him believes him to be the next great pop star emerging from the streets of the DIY underground. With an angelic voice and golden ears he seems to be drinking from the same hard waters as The Carpenters, Harry Nilsson, The Magnetic Fields, Runt-era Todd Rundgren, Bill Callahan's Smog, The Modern Lovers, Rufus Wainwright and Belle & Sebastian.Side A
1. Tram #7 To Heaven
2. Happy Birthday, Dear Friend Lisa
3. Do You Remember The Riots?
4. You Are The Light (By Which I Travel Into This And That)
5. If You Ever Need A Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding)
1. The Cold Swedish Winter
4. When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog
5. A Higher Power$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
100 Days, 100 NightsOn October 2nd, renowned Soul and Funk band Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings released 100 Days, 100 Nights on their self-owned independent label, Daptone Records. Since the 2005 release of their Naturally LP, the band has continued to build a worldwide following for their raw soulful recordings and blistering live performances. Like the highly acclaimed Naturally LP before it, 100 Days, 100 Nights was recorded in their self-built, self-operated, all analog recording studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn and bares the unmistakable Daptone Soul Sound - highly in demand among music fans and tastemakers alike. In the last year, producers such as Kanye West, Mark Ronson, Hank Shocklee, and Kenny Dope have been among those who came knocking at Daptoneï¿½s door seeking the inimitable Dap-Kings sound. The Dap-Kings lend a tougher edge to their own productions for such artists as Rhymefest, Lily Allen, Ghostface Killah and Amy Winehouse. Meanwhile, Sharon Jones herself has past the time between touring lending the her soulful voice to projects for Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, They Might Be Giants and others.1. 100 Days, 100 Nights
2. Nobody's Baby
3. Tell Me
4. Be Easy
5. When the Other Foot Drops, Uncle
6. Let Them Knock
7. Something's Changed
8. Humble Me
9. Keep On Looking
10. Answer Me$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Whole LoveWilco The Whole Love on 180g 2LP + CD
Double Audiophile 180g Gatefold Vinyl Pressed by Pallas in Germany w/ CD Housed in a Cardboard Sleeve
The Band's Debut Release on their Newly Launched dBpm Records
For Wilco, the release of The Whole Love represents more than just the eighth studio album from this innovative Chicago rock band. It signifies yet another new chapter in the bands constantly evolving, enduring and storied career. Just as their departure from Warner Bros. for the release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot created a thrilling story, now The Whole Love, on their newly launched dBpm Records, sets one of contemporary music's most creative and independent-minded bands on a wide open road.
Recorded in their northside Chicago loft, the 12 new songs on The Whole Love capture the balance between the bands art sensibilities, their fondness for traditional American music and their love of classic guitar-driven pop rock. The Whole Love is a veritable sonic stew, showcasing Wilcos far-reaching musical prowess (multiple guitars, keyboards, synthesizers and percussion plus Mellotron, strings, loops and more) perfectly accompany Jeff Tweedys provocative and insightful lyrics. The album was produced by the band and engineered by Tom Schick (Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright).
Coinciding with the albums release will be the first leg of Wilcos North American tour, including 2 nights in Toronto's Massey Hall, New York City's Central Park, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and Atlanta plus shows in Boston, DC, Raleigh, St. Louis and a bunch of other cool stuff east of the Mississippi. Nick Lowe, whose song I Love My Label was ceremoniously covered by the band for the b-side of their I Might 7 single, supports on all dates.1. Art Of Almost
2. I Might
4. Dawned On Me
5. Black Moon
6. Born Alone
7. Open Mind
8. Capitol City
9. Standing O
10. Rising Red Lung
11. Whole Love
12. One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I Speak Because I CanRibbon Music is pleased to announce deluxe re-issues of Laura Marlings first two critically acclaimed albums; Alas I Cannot Swim and I Speak Because I Can on LP. I Speak Because I Can was the self assured second album from the young British singer/songwriter, originally released in 2010. The album was produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright) and featured backing vocals from Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons).
Since her emergence onto the London music scene in 2007 Laura Marling has steadily secured her position as one of the most exciting musical talents of her generation. By the tender age of 21 she has already won a BRIT award and been nominated for the UK Mercury Music prize twice. While so many artists of any age attempt to locate their inner child, Marling with a sometime steely gaze, measures the prerogatives of youth against the looming realities of adulthood, the specter of mortality, the betrayals of love, the balm of sex, the yearning for companionship, the need for independence. As the Times Of London recently posited, Who else is making music as ambitious, as haunting, as centuries-straddling, as thought provoking and artistically tenacious as this? And the answer is: nobody. No, really. Not a soul.
Marling, who started out, briefly but auspiciously, with a stint in the group Noah and the Whale, was a mere 16 when she independently released her first singles and almost immediately gained serious stature as a key figure on Britains burgeoning young folk scene, alongside such artists and friends as singer/actor Johnny Flynn and Mumford & Sons. The two startlingly self-assured albums that followed, Alas I Cannot Swim (2008) and I Speak Because I Can (2010), brought the self-effacing and relatively shy Marling an extraordinary level of acclaim in her homeland, with each of them in turn being nominated for the U.K.s prestigious Mercury Prize. Remastered on 180g vinyl with deluxe gatefold packaging.1. Devils Spoke
2. Made By Maid
3. Rambling Man
4. Blackberry Stone
5. Alpha Shallows
6. Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)
7. Hope In The Air
8. What He Wrote
9. Darkness Descends
10. I Speak Because I Can$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bluebird"Musically she exists somewhere between
Feist and Townes Van Zandt, and her New
York-by-way-of-Kentucky pluck is a refreshing
antidote to schmaltzy neo-folk"
"Dawn Landes' music sits neatly on the
fulcrum between Cat Power and Neko Case"
" compelling mix of alternative folk with
instrumental experimentation just the right
hint of country"
" Landes is a haunting presence in the world
of alt-folk experimentalism.
Based in Brooklyn, but raised in Louisville, singer-songwriter Dawn Landes has been writing
songs for most of her life, and at 33 already has more than a decade of experience as a
professional producer and engineer. After leaving NYU where she studied psychology and
literature, Landes began honing her production and engineering skills, working at Stratosphere Sound
(owned by James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, and Andy Chase), and at Philip Glass'
personal recording studio, before launching Saltlands Studio in Brooklyn with partners Steve
Salett and Gary Maurer.
Her new album Bluebird was produced in collaboration with good friend Thomas Bartlett
(known for his work with The National, Sharon Van Etten, Rufus Wainwright, Antony and the
Johnsons, and many others), and features contributions from Tony Scherr, Rob Moose, and
Press coverage of Bluebird will understandably present this album as Dawn's answer to her
ex's divorce record. However, like any great songwriter, she's abstracting her personal
narratives enough to leave them open to interpretation and a larger meaning. Bartlett's
spartan production keeps the vibe intimate, making it easy to connect with these naked and
honest songs which manage to rise above the context in which they were written. In the end,
the fact that Bluebird is Landes' way of processing the overwhelming emotions she dealt
with after her divorce doesn't matter - there are two sides to every story, and this is hers.1. Bluebird
2. Try to Make a Fire Burn Again
4. Heel Toe
5. Cry No More
6. Oh Brother
7. Diamond Rivers
8. Love Song
9. Lullabye for Tony
10. Home$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In The WildernessStranger Cat is the new project from Cat Martino, Sufjan Stevens' right hand woman for
the Age of Adz tour and record, as well as All Delighted People. Cat was also a recording
and touring member of Sharon Van Etten's band circa Epic. She appeared with The Shins
on SNL and Williamsburg Park, played in Passion Pit at Governor's Ball, and sings on the
Son Lux record Lanterns. She has had the pleasure to support Indians, Night Beds, Rufus
Wainwright, Marissa Nadler, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Patrick Watson.
Cat retreated from Brooklyn, NY to winter in the Sierra Foothills to write and record
songs emerging from loops using her voice, synths, and percussion. With her pedal chain
and gear in a small cottage she explored the gamut from ethereal to turbulence. Simple
melodies or beats became powerful walls of sound melting through snowstorms, howling
winds and stark silence nestled inside gargantuan oaks and the infinite starry dome.
Joined by Sven Britt for a week, each of them traded making beats, or melodic parts on
casios, synths, guitars, branches and spoons, while the other recorded. Often a cat would
come to the door to listen, meowing to be let in. When it appeared daily they called it
Stranger Cat, and observed its alien supernatural powers, as she'd heard tell of the
Foothills' long history of UFO sightings and ghost haunts. One day they let Stranger Cat
in. The plump feline ate all the kitty food and left.
Out of this adventure was born In The Wilderness, the duo's debut full-length out on Joyful Noise Recordings1. Empty Little Word
3. I Lost It
4. Fig Tree
5. In The Wilderness
6. Remember Me
7. Unzip Your Skin
8. Ecstatic Energy
10. I Promise$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SEC-0519xAntony And The Johnsons
I Am A Bird NowThis second full-length features contributions from both Antony's peers (Rufus Wainwright, Devendra Banhart) and heroes (Lou Reed, Boy George). Their involvement reflects both their admiration for Antony and his unique place in the contemporary arts community. Reed asked Antony to perform as part of the small ensemble on Reed's American and European tours, and he gave Antony a solo turn on the Velvet Underground classic Candy Says, an homage to another one of Antony's inspirations, Andy Warhol. In fact, the image adorning the cover of this album is Peter Hujar's striking 1974 photo, Candy Darling On Her Deathbed. Like some unsettling ghost relative of Jeff Buckley and Billie Holiday singing for all the fallen, this is tough, honest, uncompromising beauty and the next great voice in music - Mojo. If a great voice is often said to be an instrument, Antony's is a near orchestra, carrying extremes of emotion, great waves of suffering, tragedy, redemption, and joy - Metro. Look for a full US tour this fall.1. Hope There's Someone
2. My Lady Story
3. For Today I Am A Boy
4. Man is the Baby
5. You Are My Sister
6. What Can I Do?
7. Fistfull of Love
9. Free at Last
10. Bird Girl$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bon IverBon Iver is Justin Vernon returning to former haunts with a new spirit. The reprises are there, solitude, quietude, hope and desperation compressed, but always a rhythm arises, a pulse vivified by gratitude and grace notes. The winter, the legend, has faded to just that, and this is the new momentary present.
Bon Iver is often equated with just me, says Vernon, but you are who surrounds you, and for Bon Iver I wanted to invite those voices as musical catalysts. Thus on the track Beth/Rest and throughout the album, we hear the pedal steel of Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Bill Frisell), the uniquely layered low end of Colin Stetsons (Tom Waits, Arcade Fire) saxophones, the riffing of Mike Lewis (Happy Apple, Andrew Bird) altos and tenors, and the lush horns of C.J. Camerieri (Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens). Bon Iver regulars Sean Carey, Mike Noyce and Matt McCaughan contributed vocals, drums and production, Rob Moose (Antony and the Johnsons, The National) helped with arranging and added strings, and fellow members of Volcano Choir, Jim Schoenecker and Tom Wincek provided processing.
Bon Iver was recorded and mixed over the course of three years at April Base Studios, a remodeled veterinarians clinic located in rural Fall Creek, Wisconsin.1. Perth
2. Minnesota, WI
6. Hinnom, TX
9. Lisbon, OH
10. Beth/Rest$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TravelerTrey Anastasio Traveler on Limited Edition Gold 180g LP + Traveler 7" Vinyl + Download
Traveler, Trey Anastasio's forthcoming solo album, will be released on Rubber Jungle Records/ATO Records. Trey co-produced the album with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jonsi) last fall in Katis' Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. Along with the Trey Anastasio Band, Katis invited several artists to work with them, including Mates of State's Kori Gardner, The National's Bryan Devendorf and Matt Berninger, and Icelandic percussionist Samuli Kosminen. Featuring the lead single, "Scabbard."
Over the past 25 years, Trey Anastasio has established himself as a prolific composer, masterful guitarist (named by Rolling Stone as one of the '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time') and a compelling performer. Anastasio is a founding member of the Grammy-nominated, genre-melding rock band Phish. A curious and constant composer, Anastasio draws inspiration from experimental jazz, classical, pop, reggae and metal. Limited edition gold 180g vinyl pressing with bonus Traveler 7" and digital download.
Trey Anastasio Band:
- Trey Anastasio (guitar, vocals)
- Natalie Cressman (trombone, vocals)
- Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet, vocals)
- Russ Lawton (drums)
- Tony Markellis (bass)
- Ray Paczkowski (keyboards)
- Russell Remington (tenor saxophone, flute)
Additional performances by:
- Thomas Bartlett (keyboards) (Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne)
- Matt Berninger (backing vocals) (The National)
- Bryan Devendorf (drums) (The National)
- Kori Gardner (backing vocals) (Mates of State)
- Samuli Kominen (percussion) (Jonsi)
- Tom Marshall (keyboard)
- Rob Moose (string arrangements, violin, viola) (Bon Iver)
- Rob Schwimmer (keyboards, theremin, continuum) (Paul Simon)
- Adrian Van de Graaf (bass)1. Coronoa
2. Let Me Lie
4. Land of Nod
7. Clint Eastwood
10. Traveler$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 7 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now