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    Ruins

    Ruins is the new and eagerly awaited album from Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit. This new album finds First Aid Kit as you've never heard them before: wounded and biting back hard. While Ruins follows the traditions of the classic folk rock sound that First Aid Kit revived via their breakthrough album Stay Gold (2014) and previous releases The Big Black And The Blue (2010) and The Lion's Roar (2012), the difference is that this time they've lived, and the results are intense.


    Tracks such as Rebel Heart the album's opener documents a love doomed from the start. It's A Shame the lead single is a plea to live in the moment because everyone disposes of each other eventually. On Postcard and To Live A Life, you feel the breath-stealing weight of despair when a shattered love leaves you bereft of hope. Fireworks introverts the blame with self-loathing.


    In many ways, First Aid Kit's largest asset is their biggest problem. Their voices are so damn pretty. The [previous] records were always so perfect, says Johanna Söderberg. On Ruins, the duo didn't want it to feel perfect. They wanted it to feel rough and wrenching. Johanna comments further, Given the material, the lyrics had to be the focus. These sentiments didn't need to be dressed up. They needed to be naked.


    Ruins was made with one target in mind: make it sound more real a result the Söderberg sisters clearly achieved.

    1. Rebel Heart
    2. It's a Shame
    3. Fireworks
    4. Postcard
    5. To Live a Life
    6. My Wild Sweet Love
    7. Distant Star
    8. Ruins
    9. Hem of Her Dress
    10. Nothing Has to Be True
    First Aid Kit
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  • You, Whom I Have Always Hated You, Whom I Have Always Hated Quick View

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    You, Whom I Have Always Hated

    The Body and Thou are bands with Southern roots that have been pushing the boundaries of heavy metal for over a decade. Both have maintained relentless touring schedules, a dedication to DIY ethics and aesthetics, and a commitment to push their respective brands of extreme music into previously unexplored territories. You, Whom I Have Always Hated is a new collaborative release that showcases both bands' unique abilities to create music that is emotionally effecting and unrelenting.


    On You, Whom I Have Always Hated, each band's distinctive elements shine through and combine to create something more visceral than the sum of their parts. While the groups have different approaches to live performance and stylistic nuances, they share general creative ideas and have a history subsumed in themes of alienation, melancholy, and despair. They describe the new collaboration as "a twilight dungeon crawl exploring the winding, ruined halls of Mad King Duro's Castle, best friends at your side, enemies crushed beneath your heels, mysteries solved, and treasures found."


    In keeping with Thou's tradition of 90s worship and The Body's knack for ingenuity, the release includes versions of "Terrible Lie" by Nine inch Nails and "Coward" by Vic Chesnutt. The remainder was written collaboratively in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and then further refined on their 2014 tour together. The tour culminated in a performance at the Gilead Metal Fest in July. The Body and Thou plan to reunite in the latter half of 2015 for some more D&D and possibly even some touring.

    1. Her Strongholds Unvanquishable
    2. The Devils of Trust Steal the Souls of the Free
    3. Terrible Lie
    4. Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity
    5. He Returns to the Place of His Iniquity
    6. Lurking Fear
    The Body
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    Painted Ruins

    Grizzly Bear releases their highly anticipated fifth full-length album Painted Ruins following up their 2012 commercial breakthrough Shields. The band spent the better part of two years writing and recording the eleven new compositions featured on Painted Ruins with the entire album produced by Grizzly Bear's own, Chris Taylor.
    1. Wasted Acres
    2. Mourning Sound
    3. Four Cypresses
    4. Three Rings
    5. Losing All Sense
    6. Aquarian
    7. Cut-Out
    8. Glass Hillside
    9. Neighbors
    10. Systole
    11. Sky Took Hold
    Grizzly Bear
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  • Garden Ruin Garden Ruin Quick View

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    Garden Ruin

    Calexico is a band from Tucson, Arizona that shares a sun-bleached border with many performers and musical styles. Comprised of two core members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, Calexico became its own entity in 1996 with the release of the Spoke LP. Although that record marked the band's first official output, Joey and John had already been playing together as collaborating members of Arizona mainstays Giant Sand. A wide variety of tours, performances (including the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals) and recording sessions as Calexico and with other artists (Neko Case, Victoria Williams, Richard Buckner), as well as their continuing relationship with Giant Sand, allowed the band the opportunity to develop as artists. Over time, Calexico has featured a revolving cast of musicians and instruments, and the band's sonic growth can be traced through its varied releases.
    TRACK LISTING:
    Cruel
    Yours and Mine
    Bisbee Blue
    Panic Open String
    Letter to Bowie Knife
    Roka
    Lucky Dime
    Smash
    Deep Down
    Nom De Plume
    All Systems Red
    Calexico
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  • Beauty & Ruin Beauty & Ruin Quick View

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    Beauty & Ruin

    "It's a song cycle. A narrative. It's nobody's story but my own I ran so
    fast from my past that I caught up with myself. This album is
    acknowledging that and dealing with every year getting a little tougher."


    Bob Mould's new album Beauty & Ruin is a twelve-track journey of loss,
    reflection, conciliation, and coming through the other side. It may very well
    be the most epic emotional roller coaster ever pressed into 36 minutes.


    Well into his fourth decade as a singer-songwriter, Mould is as relevant,
    ferocious, and poignant as he has ever been. Much of Beauty & Ruin deals
    with the passing of Mould's father in October 2012, Bob's struggle to come
    to terms with it, himself, and his own identity and legacy, and repercussions
    of all of the above on his ongoing relationships in the land of the living.
    Beauty & Ruin is a challenging work of raw beauty-and may well be Bob
    Mould's finest work since his 1989 solo debut, Workbook.


    Bob Mould's journey as singer-songwriter, guitarist, author, DJ, and all-around
    MVP began in 1979 with the formation of HÜsker DÜ. In 1988, Mould began
    the first part of a solo career producing the aforementioned Workbook and the
    heavy Black Sheets of Rain. In 1992, Bob gave the world Sugar, a reimagined
    power trio that toured the globe and produced two albums and an EP: Copper
    Blue, Beaster, and File Under: Easy Listening. From these releases came a cache
    of songs-"Helpless," "Hoover Dam," "If I Can't Change Your Mind,"
    "Your Favorite Thing"-that remain staples of Bob's live shows to this day.


    In fall 2012, Bob gave the world Silver Age, his debut album for Merge
    Records and the first to feature current bandmates Jason Narducy and Jon
    Wurster. The subsequent touring covered four continents, ending in October
    2013 in South America. Beauty & Ruin is in large part the sound of this band,
    on the road relentlessly, congealing into the tightest unit to surround Bob
    in his storied career. Two days after returning from South America, the trio
    reconvened in Chicago to begin the recording of Beauty & Ruin. The
    October 2013 session at Steve Albini's famed studio complex Electrical Audio
    consisted of nine days of band tracking and five days of layering guitars. The
    following month, Bob returned to Different Fur Studios in his hometown of
    San Francisco to finish lyrics for six songs, add vocals, and mix the album.


    Beauty & Ruin is a product of a survivor who refuses to give up, thrives
    through his work, and subsequently embraces the many changes around and
    within himself. Bob smartly declares the album as "yet another bonus round,
    and I am very grateful."

    1. Low Season
    2. Little Glass Pill
    3. I Don't Know You Anymore
    4. Kid With Crooked Face
    5. Nemeses Are Laughing
    6. The War
    7. Forgiveness
    8. Hey Mr. Grey
    9. Fire in the City
    10. Tomorrow Morning
    11. Let the Beauty Be
    12. Fix It
    Bob Mould
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  • Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah Quick View

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    Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah

    Punk rocks most nefarious party band puts the Bar back in Bar Mitzvah. 14 new songs on an enhanced CD with footage from the blessed event!
    1: Jonnys Blessing

    2: Stairway To Heaven

    3: Heart Of Glass

    4: Delta Dawn

    5: Come Sail Away

    6: O Sole Mio
    7: Strawberry Fields Forever

    8: Auld Lang Syne

    9: The Longest Time
    10: On My Mind

    11: Take It On The Run

    12: Superstar

    13: Hava Nagila
    14: Hava Nagila (Christmas Arrangement)
    Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
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  • Dream Analysis Dream Analysis Quick View

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    Dream Analysis

    Jesse Ruins is a Tokyo-based unit, which formed in the Spring of 2010 by Nobuyuki Sakuma, as a solo project. In December of 2011, Nah joined the band and they shortly thereafter signed to Captured Tracks. Dream Analysis is their second release on the label. The 6-song EP conjures a romantic and atmospheric haze, a little bit of the past, mostly a glimpse of the future. Already generating lots of buzz, the complete EP fills in all the missing pieces. Jesse Ruins is using this release as an introduction and a launching pad for more of a good thing.
    1. Dream Analysis
    2. Inner Ambient
    3. Lust & Fame
    4. I Knew It
    5. Shatter The Jewel
    6. Sofija
    Jesse Ruins
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  • Halfway Human Halfway Human Quick View

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    Halfway Human

    Born and bred in the same heavy metal rich Northeast soil as New Wave Of American Heavy Metal progenitors Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Unearth and Shadows Fall.... Weaned on the dark sounds of classic death metal, the technical melodicism of Scandinavia and the precision staccato crunch of Meshuggah, Within The Ruins have busted their collective ass to carve out a unique identity for themselves from those ingredients and have succeeded like never before with this year's Halfway Human.
    1. Shape-Shifter
    2. Death of the Rockstar
    3. Beautiful Agony
    4. Incomplete Harmony
    5. Bittersweet
    6. Objective Reality
    7. Absolution
    8. Ivory Tower
    9. Sky Splitter
    10. Ataxia IV
    11. Treadstone
    Within The Ruins
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  • Omen Omen Quick View

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    Omen

    Colored Vinyl


    Natives of Westfield, Massachusetts, Within The Ruins is armed with a unique take on blending tech and metal together; writing music that sets their band apart from numerous other metal bands. The quintet has mastered their technique of bringing breakdowns, riffs, tempo and a dash of personality together in order to form one cohesive entity.


    They describe their sound as "loud, energetic, interesting and fresh" and cite bands like Metallica and As I Lay Dying as their early influences.


    Their 2011 EP, Omen, issued on Victory Records, follows that to a T with two new originals to go along with a cover of Metallica's "Fight Fire With Fire" and Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son." Colored vinyl pressing from Victory Records!


     

    1. Controller

    2. Infamy

    3. Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas Cover)

    4. Fight Fire With Fire (Metallica Cover)
    Within The Ruins
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  • Source of Pride Source of Pride Quick View

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    Source of Pride

    Cyan Haze On Milky White Colored Vinyl


    Source of Pride is the second full-length album by Roman Ruins (Graham Hill). The album continues his exploration into the distinctive yet evolving sound of his solo recording project. The songs on Source of Pride formed as Hill moved his family from Oakland to New Orleans, where he now lives and works as an architect and a father to 2 young children. Hill often worked late at night, which helped define the aural landscape that belies each track. As the songs began to take shape, Hill's wife remarked how every time I'm pregnant, you're pregnant with an album. The lyrical themes on Source of Pride address the relationships, rituals, and revelations that constitute family.

    1. Loved One
    2. Sister
    3. Why Do You Cry
    4. Grandfather
    5. Family Ties
    6. Brothers
    7. Drifting Home
    8. Wedding Day
    9. Loved One (Moss Of Aura Remix)
    10. Loved One (Meanest Man Contest Remix)
    11. Sister (High Chief Remix)
    12. Why Do You Cry (Monster Rally Remix)
    13. Family Ties (Yalls Remix)
    14. Brothers (Conveyor Remix)
    Roman Ruins
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  • Towards Divine Death Towards Divine Death Quick View

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    Towards Divine Death

    Sophomore full-length from one of Finland's finest. Towards Divine Death is 70 minutes of brilliant death metal.
    1. Endless Void
    2. Charred Walls
    3. Blood of the Dead
    4. The Jaws of the Wolf
    5. I am the Dark
    6. Sacrum Vitae
    7. Venomous Tongues
    8. Beneath the Surface
    9. Of Darkness and Blackened Fire
    Lie in Ruins
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  • Hit Reset Hit Reset Quick View

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    Hit Reset

    Kathleen Hanna stealthily assembled the members of The Julie Ruin without any of them realizing exactly what was happening. It all began in late 2009. Kathleen had not released an album since Le Tigre's This Island (2004), and she was ready to jump back into music again. She knew her onetime Bikini Kill band mate Kathi Wilcox was going to be moving to New York in the near future, so she didn't even bother with finding a bass player at first. Carmine Covelli, who had toured with Le Tigre as their video guru, was having a blast at Kathleen's birthday party when she abruptly asked him to be the drummer.


    A longtime admirer of Kathleen's work, Carmine couldn't say no to her at her own party, so of course he joined the band. Sara Landeau and Kathleen both taught at Girls Rock Camp and Kathleen lured her into the band by trading Pro Tools lessons for guitar lessons. Sara's surf-informed style gelled perfectly with Kathleen's sonic vision for her new band. Kathleen approached Kenny Mellman last with the idea that they should write country songs together to sell to other artists. Within a week of their first meeting, Kathleen's mysterious "manager" (whom Kenny maintains does not exist) told her that they would never break into the Nashville songwriting scene, so Kenny might as well join her new band on keyboards. Done.


    In late 2014 they began work on their second album, Hit Reset, due out July 8th on Hardly Art records. Mixed by Eli Crews (with whom the band worked on Run Fast), Hit Reset expands on the band's established sound: dancier in spots and moodier in others, with girl group backing vocals and even a touching ballad closer. Hit Reset is the sound of a band who have found their sweet spot. Kathleen's vocals are empowered and her lyrics are as pointed and poignant as ever. From the chilling first lines of "Hit Reset"("Deer hooves hanging on the wall, shell casings in the closet hall") to the touching lines of "Calverton" ("Without you I might be numb, hiding in my apartment from everyone / Without you I'd take the fifth, or be on my death bed still full of wishes"), Hanna takes a leap into the personal not seen completely on the first album or possibly even in the rest of her work.

    1. Hit Reset
    2. I Decide
    3. Play
    4. Be Nice
    5. Rather Not
    6. Planet You
    7. Let Me Go
    8. Mr. So and So
    9. Record Breaker
    10. Hello Trust No One
    11. I'm Done
    12. Roses More Than Water
    13. Time Is Up
    14. Calverton
    The Julie Ruin
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  • Alien: Covenant Soundtrack Alien: Covenant Soundtrack Quick View

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    Alien: Covenant Soundtrack

    Alien: Covenant is a science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator) which stars Michael Fassbender and Katherine Waterston. The film, a sequel to 2012's Prometheus and the sixth in the Alien film series, follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant as they discovered the ruins of the doomed Prometheus expedition on a remote planet. The world soon reveals itself to be inhabited by dangerous creatures that force the crew into a fight for survival. The original score to Alien: Covenant was written by Australian composer Jed Kurzel (The Babadook, Macbeth). Inspired by elements of the original Alien score, Kurzel's work invokes feelings of isolation and abject horror in the face of an unavoidable mounting catastrophe.
    LP 1
    1. Incubation
    2. The Covenant
    3. Neutrino Burst
    4. A Cabin On The Lake
    5. Sails
    6. Planet 4 / Main Theme
    7. Launcher Landing
    8. Wheat Field
    9. Spores
    10. The Med Bay
    11. Grass Attack


    LP 2
    1. Dead Civilization
    2. Survivors
    3. Payload Deployment
    4. Command Override
    5. Face Hugger
    6. Chest Burster
    7. Lonely Perfection
    8. Cargo Lift
    9. Bring It To My Turf
    10. Terraforming Bay
    11. Alien Covenant Theme

    Jed Kurzel
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  • Picture You Picture You Quick View

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    Picture You

    Picture You, inhabits an aural landscape that's all its own: a panoramic, constantly evolving spectacle marked by layers of intertwining guitars, richly textured keyboards and a rhythm section adept at skewed tempos and a tendency to veer off in unexpected directions.


    Christoffer Gunrup's anguished croon drifts through the slowly intertwining melodies of "Broken", which concludes in a hushed pastoral interlude of voice and chiming guitars. "Safe Island" floats on a sea of reverb drenched feedback, while "The Headless Boy" drops a bit of folky Nick Drake-like melancholy into the mix. "British guitar stuff," Grunrup says dryly. "Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain - not that this song is as good as theirs, but it evolved it that direction."


    As compelling and enigmatic as expected, Picture You has its own unique texture and timbre, but Gunrup, an ironic perfectionist who is always slightly dissatisfied with his work, would rather play music than talk about it. "I have no idea how to describe the songs [on any of my records]. I like and hate them all equally. If you theorize about the songs, it ruins the tension and passion. Just shut the fuck up and play, but play good."


    The Amazing is comprised of singer-songwriter Christoffer Gunrup, Reine Fiske of acclaimed neo-psych group Dungen, Fredrik Swahn, Alexis Benson and lauded jazz drummer Moussa Fadera.

    1. Broken
    2. Picture You
    3. Circles
    4. Safe Island
    5. To Keep It Going
    6. Fryshusfunk
    7. Tell Them You Can't Leave
    8. The Headless Boy
    9. Captured Light
    10. Winter Dress
    The Amazing
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  • Bruch - Scottish Fantasy / Hindemith - Violin Concerto (Speakers Corner) Bruch - Scottish Fantasy / Hindemith - Violin Concerto (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Bruch - Scottish Fantasy / Hindemith - Violin Concerto (Speakers Corner)

    Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasia is a late-Romantic work which is seldom found on concert hall programmes today. One realises after listening to the piece for the first time that the composition proves to be at least as solid and artistic as all the other works of the composer.



    The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jascha Horenstein gives a sonorous interpretation of the melancholic which, according to Bruch, depicted an aged minstrel who, while gazing upon the ruins of an ancient keep, ponders over the splendid days gone by. The well-known slender but warm timbre of David Oistrakh's violin is well suited to this music which was inspired by Scotland.
    David Oistrakh demonstrates his versatility in this performance of Hindemith's Violin Concerto, written in 1939, where he effortlessly mesmerises the audience with breakneck cascades of scales. With many years of experience in the performance of modern music, the London Symphony Orchestra, led by the composer himself, prove that they are a match for this work.



    This DECCA recording offers first class interpretations of two great masterpieces from differing eras that have been acclaimed widely and have reached far beyond the circle of Oistrakh fans.



    Musicians:



    • David Oistrakh (violin(/li>
    • London Symphony Orchestra

    • Jascha Horenstein and Paul Hindemith (conductor)




    Recording:October 1962 at the Walthamstow Town Hall, London by Arthur Lilley and Alan Reeve

    Production: Erik Smith





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Jascha Horenstein conducts the London Symphony Orchestra
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  • The Eternal Return The Eternal Return Quick View

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    The Eternal Return

    Colored Vinyl


    A bastard child born of the mid 90s punk/metal/hardcore movement, Darkest Hour combines the passion, energy, and soul of punk/hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance and fury of melodic speed/thrash/death metal. In a decade-without-a-name, Darkest Hour defined the entire new wave of American metal sound and gave the metal and hardcore/punk world a revitalization it surely needed. This new style blended the raw, hardcore punk of the 80s with the Scandinavian death metal of the 90s and forged a sound that would later become the template for modern metal.


    With all the speed and fury of Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation, all the melody and songwriting of Undoing Ruin and all the technicality and musicianship of Deliver Us, 2009's The Eternal Return, their sixth full-length overall, is an epic and furious record that captures every aspect of the Darkest Hour's sound and takes everything that the band has perfected in the past and pushes it over the edge.


    Appropriately enough, the record focuses on the duality of death and birth. From beginning to end, The Eternal Return completely engages the audience with its energy, fury, and passion. Each song on this record is a perfect example of the raw power and superb musicianship that Darkest Hour is known for. The album reaffirms that the band is still doing the unexpected, still pushing a genre to its extreme, and still a heavy metal powerhouse to be reckoned with. Colored vinyl pressing from Victory Records with MP3 digital download.

    1. Devolution Of The Flesh
    2. Death Worship
    3. The Tides
    4. No God
    5. Bitter
    6. Blessed Infection
    7. Transcendence
    8. A Distorted Utopia
    9. Black Sun
    10. Into The Grey
    Darkest Hour
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  • Violence, Violence Violence, Violence Quick View

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    Violence, Violence

    After a well received demo and a debut 7 that sold 2,000 copies in less than a year, Ceremony gives us Violence Violence, their 15 song debut full length. If Ruined was their declaration, Violence Violence is their first wave assault, a soundtrack to wage war. A war against everything that hardcore has stood against, but now has been co-opted into its ranks. There's no TRL song on here, there's nothing that'll be heard at a school dance. Hardcore for the hardcore.
    1. Violence
    2. Ghosts
    3. Living Hell
    4. My Hands Are Made Of Spite
    5. Along
    6. Nail
    7. Bite Down
    8. Cross Them Out
    9. Violence
    10. Clouds Of Fire
    11. Pressure's On
    12. Walking Home
    13. Asleep
    Ceremony
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  • Patch The Sky Patch The Sky Quick View

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    Patch The Sky

    Here's the deal. In 2012, people loved Silver Age (to a degree that surprised me, pleasantly),
    likewise Beauty & Ruin in 2014 (despite the heaviness of the subject matter,
    which I thought might be a bit alienating... apparently not. Another pleasant surprise.).


    But PATCH THE SKY is the darkest one.


    After the Letterman performance in February 2015 where "dust fell from the rafters,"
    it would have seemed logical to go the punk rock route-an entire album of two minute
    songs-but that wasn't where my soul was at.


    I withdrew from everyday life. I wrote alone for six months. I love people, but I
    needed my solitude. The search for my own truth kept me alive. These songs are my
    salvation.


    I've had a solid stretch of hard emotional times, and thanks for the condolences in
    advance. I don't want to go into the details-more death, relationships ending, life
    getting shorter-because they're already in the songs. Just listen and see if you can fit
    yourself into my stories. The words make you remember. The music makes you forget.


    But PATCH THE SKY is also the catchiest one.


    I always aim for the perfect balance of bright melodies and dark stories. I've used this
    juxtaposition for years. This time, I've tuned it to high contrast.
    The first side of the album is generally simple and catchy. The second side is heavier
    in spirit and tone. Opposing forces and properties.


    I love both sides of PATCH THE
    SKY.


    At the core of these songs is what I call the chemical chorus-you hear it once and
    your brain starts tingling. The heart rate picks up. It gets worse-you know it's coming
    again and you can barely stand the anticipation. Then, the beautifully heartbreaking
    bridge appears, and you're all set up-hooked for life. Music is an incredibly powerful
    drug. I want to be your drug dealer. I have what you need.


    -Bob Mould

    1. Voices in My Head
    2. The End of Things
    3. Hold On
    4. You Say You
    5. Losing Sleep
    6. Pray for Rain
    7. Lucifer and God
    8. Daddy's Favorite
    9. Hands are Tied
    10. Black Confetti
    11. Losing Time
    12. Monument
    Bob Mould
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  • Drawn And Quartered Drawn And Quartered Quick View

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    Drawn And Quartered

    A collection of previously unreleased and rare recordings from Oneohtrix Point Never: Lovergirls Precinct was originally released on an OPN/Outer Space split cassette in 2009. Ships Without Meaning was originally released on the Ruined Lives cassette in 2008. Terminator Lake and Transmat Memories were originally found on the Transmat Memories cassette in 2008. A Pact Between Strangers and When I Get Back From New York were originally released on A Pact Between Strangers CD in 2008, and I Know It's Taking Pictures From Another Plane (Inside Your Sun) was originally released on Young Beldnahga on CD in 2009.
    1. Lovergirls Precinct
    2. Ships Without Meaning
    3. Terminator Lake
    4. Transmat Memories
    5. A Pact Between Strangers
    6. When I Get Back From New York
    7. I Know It's Taking Pictures From Another Plane (Inside Your Sun)
    Oneohtrix Point Never
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    Manegarmr

    Mankind, proving its own self-destructive nature, was since the beginning of time obsessed to picture the way in which this world would end. From myths and legends to scientific theories, we have always been trying to predict our own horrifying end, but it looks like one of the most vividly menacing concepts has come from a band from Belgium called HESSIAN. Featuring members of great acts such as AMENRA and THE BLACK HEART REBELLION the four prophets of our impending demise bring a devastating debut album entitled: "Manegarmr".


    So HESSIAN is incorporating metallic influences to their Punk / Crust sound, making their sound much darker than your average crust band, tracks like the opening song "Ascension" and the chaotic "Plague Monger" will try to take your head off with their explosive energy, relentless drumming, old school Punk vibe and Hardcore aggression. What is more intriguing here is that in order for the band to achieve that dark hardcore sound they have included a healthy bit of Black Metal riffology to their song structures, although I could not say that there is a straightforward Black Metal track, the eerie sound of the 90s is present on the guitar leads in songs like "Serpent's Whisper" and the monumental "Swallowing Nails".


    Obviously that would not be enough. When your concept is the end of the world you got to have some heavy and destructive sludge riffs, and this is another part where HESSIAN leaves you with a smile in your face. The great groove of tracks like "Mourn The World of Man", can only be outshined by the pure filth of riffs found in "Father of Greed". Obviously "Manegarmr" has its more peaceful moments, for instance the ending of "Father of Greed" which ties in perfectly with the album's interlude "Vamacara", although if you think for a second that the atmosphere in that instance will be less sickening then you are gravelly mistaken, instead of finding a moment of serenity you will feel nauseated by the heavy ambiance of impending doom that these tracks manage to maintain, no worries though soon enough "Swallowing Nails" followed by the equally devastating "Hollow Eyes" will make you realize there is no hope here.


    The album closes perfectly with the more interesting track: "Mother Of Light" a terrifying piece in which Sludge influences meet the Black Metal atmosphere with a hardcore attitude, it is the final push to make you comprehend the complete ruin that this album has brought. "Manegarmr" is a true gem of extreme music.

    1.Ascension
    2.Serpent's Whisper
    3.Mourn The World Of Man
    4.Plague Monger
    5.Father Of Greed
    6.Vamacara
    7.Swallowing Nails
    8.Hollow Eyes
    9.Manegarmr
    10.Mother Of Light
    Hessian
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  • Volunteers Volunteers Quick View

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    Volunteers

    Jefferson Airplane Volunteers on Numbered Limited Edition 180g 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Seminal 1969 Album Steeped in Revolution, Vitality, Protest: The Aural Equivalent of a Demonstration March, Jefferson Airplane's Uncompromising Volunteers Rooted in Belief Music Can Change World


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Wider, Deeper Grooves on 180g 45RPM 2LP Set Yield Superior Transparency, Rich Nuances, and Engaging Dynamics on Set Ranked #370 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    Defiant, Assured, Cohesive Songs Filled With Driving Psychedelia, Rustic Country, and Crunchy Acid-Rock: Guest Musicians Include Jerry Garcia, Stephen Stills, and David Crosby


    Awash in controversy and loaded with revolutionary protest, Jefferson Airplane's Volunteers stands as the last album made by the group's classic lineup and brings insurgent closure to the peace-and-love era. The potent 1969 record confronts war, politics, greed, and environmental ruin in head-on fashion matched by few peers. Steeped in the belief people and music could transform the world, it steers the band in community-minded and county-rock directions, and features charged playing by guest luminaries such as Jerry Garcia, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, and Nicky Hopkins. Volunteers also benefits from being one of the first 16-track recordings. And now, the historic set can be heard in the fidelity the artists and producers intended.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Volunteers teems with soul-affirming energy, dynamics, immediacy, and standout textures. The wider and deeper grooves translate into finer pacing, enhanced information retrieval, and superior transparency. Soundstages stretch far and extend back, with instrumental separation giving all of the musicians their own place in the mix. As a result, subtle albeit important details - Hopkins' rollicking piano, guitarist Norma Kaukonen's biting tones, Garcia's deft pedal-steel work - emerge in three-dimensional fashion amidst a musical canvas that manages to be both edgy and produced, raw and revealing. Jefferson Airplane has never sounded more vital.


    Much had changed in America - and within Jefferson Airplane - in just the two short years since the release of the San Francisco collective's breakthrough smash Surrealistic Pillow. The countercultural movement had darkened, government involvement in Vietnam escalated, and regard for human rights fallen. Retreating from the excessive experimentalism that graced its prior two LPs, the Airplane responded to the social circumstances with defiant, assured, and cohesive songs shot through with driving psychedelia, crunchy acid-rock, and rustic country. From start to finish, it's the aural equivalent of a demonstration march.


    Having drawn attention for the inclusion of profanities in multiple tunes, the Top 20 LP also ran up against the nonprofit Volunteers of America after the sextet wanted to title the record Volunteers of Amerika in order to express further dissatisfaction with the country. While Grace Slick and Co. gave into the charity's desires to switch the name, there's nothing compromising about Volunteers. Kaukonen's leads cut searing swaths through urgent fare like Eskimo Blue Day and anthemic We Can Be Together, which boldly speaks out against convention and in favor of chaos and anarchy.


    Indeed, in organizing a pseudo summit of many of the counterculture's leading musical figures to participate on Volunteers, the Airplane treats the album as an orchestrated stance against the establishment. Stills and Crosby assist in rocking the boat on a turbulent cover of Wooden Ships lined with Slick and Marty Balin's overlapping lead vocals. Hopkins gooses the call-to-arms title track with frisky boogie-woogie lines. Garcia lends The Farm a suitable rustic vibe, and on his final appearance with the Airplane, drummer Spencer Dryden helms the pastoral sing-a-long A Song for All Seasons.


    Ranked #370 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Volunteers remains a cultural and musical touchstone.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. We Can Be Together
    2. Good Shepherd
    3. The Farm
    4. Hey Fredrick
    5. Turn My Life Down
    6. Wooden Ships
    7. Eskimo Blue Day
    8. A Song for All Seasons
    9. Meadowlands
    10. Volunteers
    Jefferson Airplane
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Freedom & Surrender

    Freedom and Surrender

    The circuitous dance between the beginning and the end.


    Something amazing and terrifying happened to me as I entered into my 30s. I realized that I had run far off the course of my scripted plans, my projections for who I'd be, what I'd be doing, and how it would feel at this point. Then, the realization the mapped trail couldn't be recovered. A hound without a hunt, I was captured by unfamiliar woods far from earshot of the original game and players. Untethered by marriage with a scrap pile of maternal designs that never took root, I found myself forced, thank goodness, to let go.


    The pageantry of over-identifying with past experiences and old ideals had ended. In review, I found that life's unfolding had exceeded my most elaborate visions while other hopes had slipped into ruin in the clasp of my determined hands. Meanwhile, a new meekness and curiosity made all of my experiences sacred and overwhelming, something akin to a reverent depression. Desire was quieted in my heart, and I was uneasy in the cool of my newness, wondering what I really wanted to do next.


    When the label suggested that I consider working with Larry Klein, my entire focus shifted with a warm shrug, Why not? He's produced some of my favorite records. Within a few conversations I had found plenty of reasons to trust the voice on the other end of the line. I knew that I was respected for my potential and achievements, and he wasn't new to dealing with strong women. Another shrug, Why not? I had plenty to sing about now, a heart cracked open by disappointment, a will broken by the truth. I was ready for a new project, the kind of baby that I knew how to make.


    It was suggested to me initially that I make a record of covers. It was the very moment my hard head became bent on writing my way out of my valley, no matter how hard or long I'd have to work for it. I'd count my steps and tell stories until I met the ridge line without borrowing anyone else's view. This was not my hour to cover, but to uncover, and hopefully, the reveal would be worth something. I trembled in the wait for my own revelation.


    I scurried around the country (Nashville, New York and LA) to have collaborative conversations with old and new friends. I remembered how to just sit with people and talk, even though I was on a schedule and budget. We all spoke like we were on Grandma's porch, but the work got done. To my delighted surprise, much of this record was written with Larry himself.


    My average day of preproduction with him looked like: A sunrise run and swim at Santa Monica pier, showing up to his studio sandy, salty, and red faced, talking through beautiful rambles with him and David Batteau while high on espresso. Then we'd get snagged by a soulful riff from Larry's acoustic bass guitar as he noodled along (seemingly) aimlessly. Often a story would present a hook and we'd return the next day with responses. This felt like an old and dignified pace of work, but also kind of risky. However, I looked up after a few months of these weeklong neighborly sits and real songs were following us, a train getting longer, each car intact and connected as we rolled on.


    In the evenings I listened to demos of the budding songs on my phone as the sun set over the Pacific. I could see them, unmade movies. The tide of communion would pull back and the shining pieces left could be made into anything. This is when I knew that I had, in these mosaic sessions, stumbled upon a new page of my life.


    I remembered the feeling of being found. One of the most moving songs from it's inception was, Somewhere Down the Mystic. Playing on the simple wonders of my rustic Appalachian life, we imagined a love lost to death and the feeling of it's lasting warmth, a nod to love's reach across life's threshold.


    Months later, on February 20th, I had a near death experience, sliding across 300 yards of ice coated mountain curve. I softened my body and rested my hands in my lap. The heavy car floated silently towards a 75 foot ravine that ended with a wide band of frozen creek. Ok was the only thing I could get out in a sigh. I was stopped by a young bellwood tree that grew out of the bank like a hook. I slowed my breathing and meditated in suspension. About 20 minutes later, a young neighbor pulled the door open, reaching in with a strong arm to guide my climb out. Now when I sing the chorus, I see the gracious hole and the sweet sapling that grows over it. It threw me back, a fish returned to the river with a cut lip.


    The pink bells of the tree can be seen on my homepage, and I want to keep such simple things close from now on. Why not? They were strong enough to save me. In surrender I experience freedom. The gift of an end is a beginning. I greet the sun with the only reason I've ever needed, why not?

    -Lizz Wright

    1. Freedom
    2. The Game
    3. The New Game
    4. Lean In
    5. Right Where You Are
    6. River Man
    7. Somewhere Down The Mystic
    8. Real Life Painting
    9. To Love Somebody
    10. Here And Now
    11. You
    12. Blessed The Brave
    13. Surrender
    Lizz Wright
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Last Spire

    Import


    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
    Cathedral
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Last Spire

    And lo, Lee Dorrian, mouthpiece of Cathedral for 23 years, doth solemnly intone the death rites of this mighty British metal Titan. Born in the dying days of Thatcher's Britain, bonding over then-unfashionable, obscure names like Saint Vitus, Pentagram, Trouble and Dream Death, Cathedral's sole ambition was to record a demo tape. In fact they revolutionised doom metal, first pushing their influences into new avenues of grinding extremity, then pioneering groovier forms of '70s-indebted stoner doom.


    They've remained a reassuring and singular presence in our lives, building a rabid following worldwide with their wholly distinctive blend of rollicking British heavy metal, true doom, 70s hard rock, psych-folk, mad prog and spiky crust-punk. There was a worrying hiatus between 2005 and 2010 when some dared to wonder if Cathedral were coming back at all - but they re-emerged with 'The Guessing Game', an overflowing treasure chest of weird and wonderful goodies exploring new, bold variations on their craft. So when news came that Cathedral really were approaching the Endtyme, it was a shock.


    Personally speaking, this is the album I've been waiting to do since the first one (their landmark 1991 debut, Forest of Equilibrium), it almost feels like we made our second album last in some respects. We actually recorded a lot more material but decided to sacrifice many of the tracks to make the overall album feel more complete in its nihilism. I don't like happy endings, I never have. So many good films are ruined by happy endings and I didn't want that to be the case with Cathedral, it was my dream to bring everything full circle. Says Lee Dorrian.


    Clearly there was new impetus for reconnecting with that early spirit of doleful abjection, of sinister obsessions and lamented desires; on 'The Last Spire' Cathedral are literally doomed. We are commiserating the celebration, and in what thrilling style.

    1. Entrance to Hell
    2. Pallbearer
    3. Cathedral of the Damned
    4. Tower of Silence
    5. Infestation of Grey Death
    6. An Observation
    7. The Last Laugh
    8. This Body, Thy Tomb
    Cathedral
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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