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    Ruminations

    This past winter, Conor Oberst found himself hibernating in his hometown of Omaha after living in New York City for more than a decade. He emerged with the unexpectedly raw, unadorned solo album Ruminations, available on Nonesuch Records. I wasn't expecting to write a record, says Oberst. I honestly wasn't expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favor. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone.


    Oberst went to ARC, the studio he built with his Bright Eyes bandmate and longtime friend Mike Mogis, to record that music. With the help of engineer Ben Brodin, he recorded all the songs in the span of 48 hours. The results are almost sketch-like in their sparseness, and they ultimately became the songs that comprise Ruminations. These tracks do not have the multi-layered instrumentation of the most recent Bright Eyes and solo albums: This is Oberst alone with his guitar, piano, and harmonica; the songs connect with some of the rough magic and anxious poetry that first brought him to the attention of the world, while their lyrical complexity and concerns make it obvious they could only have been written in the present. Conor Oberst has several live dates scheduled, including intimate solo performances in November and December at venues such as New York's Carnegie Hall and Nashville's Ryman Audtorium.

    1. Tachycardia
    2. Barbary Coast (Later)
    3. Gossamer Thin
    4. Counting Sheep
    5. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
    6. The Rain Follows the Plow
    7. A Little Uncanny
    8. Next of Kin
    9. You All Loved Him Once
    10. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
    Conor Oberst
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    Evil Beast (Limited Edition Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Colored Vinyl


    The Beast speaks from the grave on this collection of wax cylinder recordings - pressed on limited edition colored vinyl with chipboard, silk screened, sequentially numbered jackets! Contains creepy intonations of black magic rituals as well as ruminations on topics from the sinking of The Titanic to American independence that will thrill collectors of the odd and mystical!

    1. Introduction
    2. The Call of the First Æthyr (Enochian)

    3. The Call of the First Æthyr (English)

    4. The Call of the Second Æthyr (Enochian)

    5. The Call of the Second Æthyr (English)

    6. La Gitana
    7. The Pentagram

    8. One Sovereign for Woman
    9. The Poet
    10. At Sea
    11. Fingernails

    12. The Titanic

    13. Hymn to the American People on the Anniversary of Their Independence
    14. Excerpts from the Gnostic Mass
    15. Vive La France
    Aleister Crowley
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    Sebastien Grainger And The Mountains


    A muscular and smart rock record that will surprise people expecting him to relive his past. Best known as singer and drummer for Canadian dance-punk duo Death From Above 1979, whose decadently catchy anthems took the world by storm, Grainger is soon to be better known as a singer/songwriter of sophisticated distinction with delicately layered folk-rock ruminations rich with energetic arrangements and deep melodic undercurrents.
    1.Love Can Be So Mean
    2.Who Do We Care For?
    3.By Cover of Night (Fire Fight)
    4.I'm All Rage [Live '05] - (live)
    5.I Hate My Friends
    6.(Are There) Ways To Come Home?
    7.Niagara
    8.(I Am Like a) River
    9.Love is Not a Contest
    10.American Names
    11.Meet New Friends
    12.Renegade Silence
    Sebastien Grainger
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    Conquistador!


    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    For the second of Cecil Taylor's two Blue Note albums (following Unit Structures), the innovative pianist utilized a sextet comprised of trumpeter Bill Dixon, altoist Jimmy Lyons, both Henry Grimes and Alan Silva on basses and drummer Andrew Cyrille. During the two lengthy pieces, Lyons' passionate solos contrast with Dixon's quieter ruminations while the music in general is unremittingly intense. Both of the Taylor Blue Notes are quite historic and near-classics but, despite this important documentation, Cecil Taylor (other than a pair of Paris concerts) would not appear on records again until 1973.

    - Scott Yanow (All Music)

    1. Conquistador
    2. With (Exit)
    Cecil Taylor
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    Nice, Nice, Very Nice

    In August of 2009, Dan Mangan released his sophomore album, Nice, Nice, Very Nice in Canada. After three and a half years of touring his sleeper-hit debut, Postcards and Daydreaming, Dan was ready and eager to unveil a collection of lyrical ruminations that showcased his growth as a songwriter. The album shot to #1 on the iTunes Canada singer/songwriter album chart and at one point simultaneously held the #1 airplay positions CBC Radio 3, The Peak (Vancouver) and Canadian college radio. Rave reviews came from heavy hitting national music magazines as well as countless blogs and print media. Then came the news that Dan had won XM Radios Artist Of The Year as well as CBC Radio prizes for vocalist and song of the year for Robots. Britains NME magazine featured him as one of Canadas most promising acts. In late 2009, Arts & Crafts proudly welcomed Dan Mangan to its growing roster for the U.S. of Nice Nice Very Nice.
    1. Road Regrets
    2. Robots
    3. The Indie Queens Are Waiting
    4. Sold
    5. Fair Verona
    6. You Silly Git
    7. Tinas Glorious Comeback
    8. Et Les Mots CroisÉs
    9. Some People
    10. Pine For Cedars
    11. Basket
    12. Set The Sails
    Dan Mangan
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    Welcome To Success

    What is success? And what's left after the party's over? Backed by the lush, vivid beats of Canadian producer Factor, Bay Area emcee Kirby Dominant ponders the perils of self-actualization on their third LP together as Paranoid Castle. Are the trappings of success smoke screens for inner turmoil or are they success itself? Do the drugs and women provide joy or fleeting escape? How long can one keep clawing out at temporary pleasures in the wake of unresolved anguish? Kirby's narratives reflect upon these and a host of other grown man queries. And if the answers don't come, what does come, is hope. "If the sun comes back to town, I want to be around," Kirby sings on the catchy, ebullient hook to "Fear of Missing Out." He maintains his sense of humor in the face of being broke on "Laugh Out Loud," drops a hilarious one-liner here and there on "Cemetery," and ands traces of positivity through gritted teeth. Welcome To Success, the culmination of a 13-year working relationship, showcases two seasoned vets playing on each other's strengths and making a grand artistic statement. Kirby continues to sharpen his delivery and singing chops with each release, often rapping and crooning on the same track and shifting moods between verse and chorus. Incorporating live instrumentation and samples, Factor's dynamic beats accentuate the emcee's ruminations while making statements of their own. Welcome To Success is grown man music, unafraid to ask painful questions and wise enough to make you laugh if you don't like the answers.
    1. Welcome To Success
    2. I Don't (Really Miss You)
    3. I Know I Know
    4. Cemetary
    5. Fantastic Song
    6. Fear Of Missing Out
    7. Meditate Feat. Myka 9
    8. I Got It For You
    9. Wait For Me
    10. Laugh Out Loud
    Paranoid Castle
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  • What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World Quick View

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    What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World

    What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World is The Decemberists' 7th studio album. Produced by the band and long-time collaborator Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Neko Case), it is The Decemberists' first full-length studio album since 2011's The King Is Dead, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in Jan of 2011. The Decemberists have sold more than 1.6 million albums to date in the US. From the soaring first single 'Make You Better'to the acoustic ruminations of the Nick Drake influenced 'Lake Song' and triumphant closer 'A Beginning Song', What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, is the band's most varied and dynamic work, both musically and emotionally. Since their earliest recordings more than a decade ago, the
    Decemberists have always been known for their sense of scope and daring-from "The Tain," an eighteen-and-a-half minute 2004 single based on an Irish myth to their last two ambitious, thematic albums, The Hazards of Love and The King is Dead. This time, though, Meloy explains that they took a different approach: "Let's make sure the songs are good, and eventually the record will present itself."
    1. The Singer Addresses His Audience
    2. Cavalry Capain
    3. Philomena
    4. Make You Better
    5. Lake Song
    6. Till The Water Is All Long Gone
    7. The Wrong Year
    8. Carolina Low
    9. Better Not Wake The Baby
    10. Anti-Summersong
    11. Easy Come, Easy Go
    12. Mistral
    13. 12-17-12
    14. A Beginning Song
    The Decemberists
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  • Pictures Of Saint Paul Street Pictures Of Saint Paul Street Quick View

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    Pictures Of Saint Paul Street

    The songs on "Pictures of Saint Paul Street" are lush & beautiful autopsies of society's underbelly, with stark and brutally honest ruminations on humanity. Songs like "A Sea of Suckers" & "Pursue The Nightlife" pull no punches, while "Jailbirds & Vagabonds" and "Blues For A Pecan Tree" carouse on a more abstract, human (almost romantic) level. By the time you've hit the album's centerpiece; "Bullshit Society", Ashley's songs move from ballads of hopeless misery to rallying anthems for the dispossessed. The people & artists who move further to the fringe as power and greed overtake our planet, a situation all too familiar to Ashley as he was forced to relocate his long-running Creamery Studio from it's long time home due to the rampant gentrification of the Bay Area (the former studio building now houses luxury lofts).

    "Pictures of Saint Paul Street" isn't always an easy listen, but that's the point; the journey to salvation isn't easy or pretty. The protagonist in many of Ashley's songs may be Ashley himself - a true artist willing to admit he's nowhere near perfect, and honest enough to document his sunrises & sunsets no matter if they occur in his own backyard, or on a barroom floor.

    1. A Sea of Suckers
    2. Goodbye Saint Paul Street
    3. Blues For A Pecan Tree
    4. Two Person One Man Band
    5. Bullshit Society
    6. Jailbirds and Vagabonds
    7. Self-Destruction Derby
    8. Medication #9
    9. Pursue the Night Life
    10. Six A.M. at the Black and White
    Greg Ashley
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    Atrocity Exhibition

    He is unmatchable in flow, delivery, and voice. Danny Brown has all the tools to be the greatest working rapper. -PITCHFORK


    Atrocity Exhibition is one of the freshest and boldest-sounding rap albums in recent memory, a sonic swirl inspired by the work of Talking Heads and Joy Division that nonetheless sounds like nothing else from the past or present. Featuring contributions from producers like Evian Christ, Petite Noir (who also lends vocals to the world-weary clang of "Rolling Stone"), Black Milk, the Alchemist and frequent collaborator Paul White, the album is full of laser-beam guitars, gym-teacher whistles, creaking vocal samples, and air-raid drones. It is the most intriguing take on hallucinatory rap since the heady heights of Cold Vein or Madvillainy.


    Known for his wide range of collaborations, including everyone from Purity Ring, the Avalanches and Rustie to Schoolboy Q, E-40, and Ghostface Killah, Atrocity Exhibition sees a continuation of this carefully curated mix. Kelela lends her snaking vocals to the intriguingly murky "From the Ground," Cypress Hill's B-Real delivers "Get Hi"'s languid hook, and Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, and Ab-Soul all convene for the twinkling ominousness of album standout "Really Doe." "When XXX came out, all of us were peers, and those were the three rappers who were the best," Brown explains on having the star-packed trio appear on the track. "I felt like we were competitors, they made me want to step my game up. I wanted to put the hottest rappers in the game on there."


    This album is a highly personal take on Brown's ruminations on life and the changes that have occurred -and those that didn't - following the ups and downs of career success. Atrocity Exhibition makes for a thrilling third installment in the Danny Brown biopic, one not to be missed.

    1. Downward Spiral
    2. Tell Me What I Don't Know
    3. Rolling Stone (featuring Petite Noir)
    4. Really Doe (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
    5. Lost
    6. Ain't It Funny
    7. Goldust
    8. White Lines
    9. Pneumonia
    10. Dance In The Water
    11. From The Ground (featuring Kelela)
    12. When It Rain
    13. Today
    14. Get Hi (featuring B-Real)
    15. Hell For It
    Danny Brown
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  • 69 Love Songs 69 Love Songs Quick View

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    69 Love Songs

    The limited-edition box set includes: all 69 love songs remastered for vinyl on six 10 vinyl records, all housed in a super-sized 69 Love Songs box, with a 10 version of the original booklet featuring liner notes written by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler.


    Remastered vinyl reissue of The Magnetic Fieds' classic 1999 3-CD box set rumination on, of course, love. Funny, smart, dark, memorable, and a lifetime's worth of listening. Stephin Merritt solidifies his songwriting genius on his most ambitious and fully realized work - AMG. This release is beautifully packaged in a 10-inch slip case box with three double gatefold sleeves and the original booklet in 10-inch size.

    LP 1
    1. Absolutely Cuckoo
    2. I Don't Believe in the Sun
    3. All My Little Words
    4. A Chicken with Its Head Cut Off
    5. Reno Dakota
    6. I Don?t Want to Get Over You
    7. Come Back from San Francisco
    8. The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
    9. Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
    10. The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
    11. I Think I Need a New Heart
    12. The Book of Love


    LP 2
    1. Fido, Your Leash is Too Long
    2. How Fucking Romantic
    3. The One You Really Love
    4. Punk Love
    5. Parades Go By
    6. Boa Constrictor
    7. A Pretty Girl is Like
    8. My Sentimental Melody
    9. Nothing Matters When We're Dancing
    10. Sweet-Lovin' Man
    11. The Things We Did and Didn't Do


    LP 3
    1. Roses
    2. Love is Like Jazz
    3. When My Boy Walks Down the Street
    4. Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old
    5. Very Funny
    6. Grand Canyon
    7. No One Will Ever Love You
    8. If You Don't Cry
    9. You're My Only Home
    10. (Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy
    11. My Only Friend
    12. Promises of Eternity


    LP 4
    1. World Love
    2. Washington, D.C.
    3. Long-Forgotten Fairytale
    4. Kiss Me Like You Mean It
    5. Papa Was a Rodeo
    6. Epitaph for My Heart
    7. Asleep and Dreaming
    8. The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
    9. The Way You Say Good-Night
    10. Abigal, Belle Of Kilronan
    11. I Shatter


    LP 5
    1. Underwear
    2. It's a Crime
    3. Busby Berkeley Dreams
    4. I'm Sorry I Love You
    5. Acoustic Guitar
    6. The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
    7. Love in the Shadows
    8. Bitter Tears
    9. Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget
    10. Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
    11. Experimental Music Love


    LP 6
    1. Meaningless
    2. Love is Like a Bottle of Gin
    3. Queen of the Savages
    4. Blue You
    5. I Can't Touch You Anymore
    6. Two Kinds of People
    7. How to Say Goodbye
    8. The Night You Can't Remember
    9. For We Are the King of the Boudoir
    10. Strange Eyes
    11. Xylophone Track
    12. Zebra

    Magnetic Fields
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    PAGAN

    Pressed On Blue Colored Vinyl

    Reissued in partnership with Brooklyn's Mixpak Records, "PAGAN" includes two new revisions of tracks highlighted on the LP's original 2016 release, "Sweetness" and the breakthrough single, "Lifted."

    PAGAN is already among the most acclaimed dance/electronic releases in recent memory, with Tiny Mix Tapes declaring it minimal pop music to maximal ends... (Palmistry) uses simple synth melodies, antiseptic beats, and a lilting, candid vocal style to craft an emotionally affecting rumination on absence/presence. In stripping these songs back to their essence, he achieves something special, tracing a link to a common musical language and set of experiences...music that is as striking as it is affecting.

    1. Club Aso
    2. Sino
    3. Lifted
    4. Reekin
    5. L After L
    6. Beamer
    7. Paigon
    8. Comeragh Mountains
    9. Sip
    10. Ascent
    11. Great Shall Be Your Peace
    12. Adeus
    13. Sweetness
    14. Lifted (V2)
    15. Sweetness (V2)
    Palmistry
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    Special Requests (and other favorites)

    Kenny Burrell has appeared on so many essential jazz
    recordings that jazz history and his biography seem
    irretrievably intertwined. Billie Holiday's valedictory
    rumination Lady Sings the Blues, Jimmy Smith's epochal funk
    throwdown Back at the Chicken Shack, Tony Bennett's Carnegie
    Hall debut - Kenny Burrell played guitar for them all. Even Jimi
    Hendrix once remarked, Kenny Burrell - that's the sound I'm
    looking for. Here is Burrell captured live at the West-Coast jazz
    mecca, Catalina's, in an easy-going program of some of his
    most-requested tunes along with a few of his personal favorites
    thrown in. Jazz tunes by Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, the
    Duke and others are here all given the ever-tasteful Burrell
    treatment.


    Musicians:

    Kenny Burrell, guitar

    Justo Almario, tenor sax

    Tom Ranier, piano

    Tony Dumas, bass

    Clayton Cameron, drums

    1. Killer Joe
    2. Little Sunflower
    3. The Summer Knows
    4. Make Someone Happy
    5. Bye Bye Blackbird
    6. In a Sentimental Mood
    Kenny Burrell
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    Hate (Picture Disc)

    Limited Edition Of 1,000


    First Time On Picture Disc


    Nuclear Blast brings you a new ritual offering of darkness from Thy Art Is Murder. Simply titled Hate, the band's second full length is the pointed result of their growing dissatisfaction with all aspects of modern life - political, religious, social and environmental - everyone is to blame. Fusing the blasting technicality of metal luminaries The Black Dahlia Murder with thunderous breakdowns and the intensity born of their nascent hometown scene; the blackened grandeur of Behemoth and the pit churning groove of Tampa originators Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse, the furious musical arrangements provide a bloody canvas for vocalist CJ McMahon's outpourings of bile. No strangers to stoking controversy and criticism, the band have not toned down their art for the sake of palatability and have introduced a morose melodicism into their maelstrom - the rumination before pulling the trigger.

    1. Reign Of Darkness

    2. The Purest Strain Of Hate

    3. Vile Creations
    4. Shadow Of Eternal Sin

    5. Immolation

    6. Infinite Forms

    7. Dead Sun

    8. Gates Of Misery

    9. Defective Breed

    10. Doomed From Birth
    Thy Art Is Murder
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    Down On The Upside

    Remastered Reissue On 180 Gram Vinyl


    After the huge commercial breakthrough of Superunknown-where Soundgarden expanded its attack to include pop hooks, psychedelic riffage, and production values-the foursome decided to work harder at rocking harder.


    From the opening chords of Pretty Noose, the group brings out the brawny guitars and slightly leavens them with sweet harmonies. With Rhinosaur, Kim Thayil churns out more guitar-hero riffs for young America to master. Zero Chance turns to the quiet side as Chris Cornell ruminates in a depressive mood: Born without a friend/And bound to die alone. Ty Cobb floors the acceleration with no brakes. Robin Trower's Bridge of Sighs is evoked within Tighten & Tighter, while No Attention ventures toward Rocks-era Aerosmith, an occasional Soundgarden touchstone.


    The album's obvious centerpiece, however, is Blow Up the Outside World, with its mix of acoustic and electric guitars; it builds toward a cathartic chorus that rings true of everything Soundgarden could ever be.

    LP 1
    1. Pretty Noose
    2. Rhinosaur
    3. Zero Chance
    4. Dusty
    5. Ty Cobb
    6. Blow Up The Outside World
    7. Burden In My Hand
    8. Never Named


    LP 2
    1. Applebite
    2. Never The Machine Forever
    3. Tighter & Tighter
    4. No Attention
    5. Switch Opens
    6. Overfloater
    7. An Unkind
    8. Boot Camp

    Soundgarden
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    Stoned Age Man

    180 Gram Audiophile Pressed At RTI


    From The Original Master Tapes


    Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork


    Mono


    Rooted in the steamy backroads of Texas and deep-fried at a Memphis recording studio, Joseph's Stoned Age Man was served up like a sizzling hot rattlesnake appetizer slathered in fuzz-blooz grease in 1969. Legend has it that the titles of eight of the album's nine songs came before they were written on the spot, which speaks volumes for the talents of Joseph (aka, Joseph Longeria) - who A&R man Steve Tyrell signed to Scepter Records after witnessing the Lone Star State bluesman gig with B.B. King and T-Bone Burnett. Brandishing his guitar like a Cro-Magnon's club, Joseph mixes his fuzzy licks with meat-grinder vocals as he loudly ruminates of fattened snakes, fish heads, mountains, cavemen and gumbo in the maddest peyote hallucination Alley Oop never had. Long revered among collectors, this fine slab o' rock gets its first-ever reissue from the original masters, pressed at RTI onto 180 grams of cold hard vinyl that'll rip your turntable from its hinges.

    1. Trick Bag
    2. I Ain't Fattenin' No More Frogs For Snakes
    3. Cold Biscuits and Fish Heads
    4. Stone Age Man
    5. I'm Gonna Build A Mountain
    6. Mojo Gumbo
    7. House of the Rising Sun
    8. Gotta Get Away
    9. Come The Sun Tomorrow
    Joseph
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    Shadows

    Teenage Fanclub's Shadows is part of the
    Merge Records 25th anniversary reissue series.


    Originally released in 2010, Shadows picks up on the
    introspective, world-weary quality of Man-Made but also
    delivers a bit of the classic bright pop the band is known
    for. Where Man-Made found the band struggling with
    feeling like life was an illusion on the dogged "It's All in My
    Mind," here you get Love's breezy baroque pop statement
    of purpose "Sometimes I Don't Need to Believe in
    Anything," with its chorus of layered synth, strings, flutes,
    and sundry wind instruments.


    Similarly, Blake's leadoff single "Baby Lee" is a romantic
    '60s-styled folk-rocker that veritably shimmers with
    positive vibes. Elsewhere, Love's "Into the City" is a
    sunshine pop/country-rock love letter to urban days in the
    sun and McGinley's "Today Never Ends" is slow-burn
    psychedelic country-rock rumination on the past, the
    present, and a perfect day that never ends. If the day is as
    sun-drenched and relaxed as the songs on Shadows implies,
    then may it and Teenage Fanclub go on and on

    1. Sometimes I Don't Need To
    2. Believe in Anything
    3. Baby Lee

    4. The Fall
    5. Into The City
    6. Dark Clouds
    7. The Past
    8. Shock and Awe
    9. When I Still Have Thee
    10. Live With the Seasons
    11. Sweet Days Waiting
    12. The Back of My Mind
    13. Today Never Ends
    Teenage Fanclub
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    Windfall

    If the opening notes on Joe Pug's new LP "Windfall" are a bit disorienting, his fans won't likely be surprised. The Austin, TX singer songwriter has made a habit of defying expectations so the piano-driven "Bright Beginnings" and the atmospheric rumination of "Great Hosannas" are just further indication that he's quite comfortable stepping outside of the guy-with-a-guitar trappings of the genre.


    His rise has been as improbable as it has been impressive. After dropping out of college and taking on work as a carpenter in Chicago, he got his musical start by providing CDs for his fans to pass along to their friends. This led to a string of sold out shows and a record deal with Nashville indie Lightning Rod Records (Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver). As he toured behind "Messenger" (2010) and The Great Despiser (2012) it was with a band that looked as much like a jazz trio as an Americana band. "I never quite found a live band that captured what I was aiming for until I connected with Greg [Tuohey--electric guitar] and Matt [Schuessler--upright bass]. It was an arrangement that maybe didn't make a ton of sense on paper but 10 minutes into the first rehearsal I knew this was going to be my band." The following years would have them on the road for over four hundred shows, including stops at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival.


    1. Bright Beginnings
    2. Veteran Fighter
    3. Stay and Dance
    4. The Measure
    5. Great Hosanas
    6. Burn and Shine
    7. O My Chesapeake
    8. Windfallen
    9. Pair of Shadows
    10. If Still It Can't Be Found
    Joe Pug
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    Watermelon, Chicken & Grits

    Like their moniker suggests, the six-man hip-hop group known as Nappy Roots are raw and untamed, yet deeply connected to the musical past. The Kentucky-based collective (Big V, Ron Clutch, Fishscales, R. Prophet, B. Stille, and Skinny DeVille) first made a name for themselves with their two independently released collections - 1998's COUNTRY FRIED CESS and and 1999's NO COMB, NO BRUSH, NO FADE, NO PERM - as well as with live shows alongside such hip-hop stars as Digital Underground, Youngbloods, Jim Crowes, 112, Cashmoney Millionaire, 8 Ball, Ruffryders, MJG, Sole, and Twista. In addition, the group scored with their version of Riches To Rags (Mmmkay), which was featured on Atlantic's 1999 release, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY THE MOTION PICTURE - SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT.


    Now, with their long-awaited Atlantic Records debut, WATERMELON, CHICKEN, AND GRITZ, Nappy Roots are ready to spread their unique sound and vision from coast to coast. The group's organically funky hip-hop stylings blend serious lyrical science and Dirty South grooves, notably on tracks like the ruminating Life's A Risk and the block-rockin' party anthem, Ballin On A Budget. Produced by such esteemed hip-hop studio whizes as Carlos Broady (The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, Black Rob, India.Aire), Mike City (Sunshine Anderson, Bilal), the Trackboyz (Abyss), Jazze Pha (Ludacris, Too $hort), and Troy Johnson (Ray-J, Lil' Mo), WATERMELON, CHICKEN, AND GRITZ is likely to propel Nappy Roots to the forefront of modern hip-hop and beyond.


    Certified Gold by the RIAA. (4/02)

    1. Intro
    2. Hustla
    3. Set It Out
    4. Country Boyz
    5. Ballin' on a Budget
    6. Awnaw
    7. Headz Up
    8. Slums
    9. Po' Folks
    10. Start It Over
    11. Blowin' Trees
    12. Sholiz
    13. Life's a Bitch
    14. My Ride
    15. One Forty
    16. Dime, Quarter, Nickel, Penny
    17. Kentucky Mud
    18. The Lounge
    19. Ho Down
    20. Headz Up [Refried]
    Nappy Roots
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    Off The Grid - Doin' It Dylan

    Back when Charlie Daniels was a working musician and not a star, he played on three albums by Bob Dylan -- he played guitar and bass on the sessions that became Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait, and New Morning (which means he also shows up on the acclaimed 2013 archival release, Another Self Portrait (1969-1971)) -- so his decision to cut an album devoted to Dylan is not out of the blue. What is surprising is that Off the Grid: Doin' It Dylan isn't one of Daniels' tossed-off latter-day albums, but rather a record where Charlie really digs in, savoring the interplay of his band as well as how the words feel in his mouth. Daniels does indeed choose a few of Bob's densely written songs -- Mr. Tambourine Man, A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, and Just Like a Woman are here, none of them seeming like easy fits on paper, but each carried with conviction by Charlie -- along with country-rockers that are sure bets: the rollicking ditty Country Pie, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight, and Tangled Up in Blue, whose narrative gets trimmed down and sped up without losing its power. That impassioned reworking of Tangled Up in Blue -- which finds a counterpart in a nicely raucous back porch rendition of Quinn the Eskimo -- goes a long way toward explaining what's so joyous about Off the Grid. Daniels enjoys not the words of Dylan so much as the melodies and music, using these songs not as ruminative reflection but full-bore celebration. Even the ballads -- and there are a few here -- are played for keeps and if that music-first emphasis is a relative rarity among Dylan tributes, it's also true that it's been a long time since Daniels has sounded as engaged on a record as he is here.


    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)

    1. Tangled up in Blue
    2. Times They Are a Changin'
    3. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    4. Gotta Serve Somebody
    5. I Shall Be Released
    6. Country Pie
    7. Mr. Tambourine Man
    8. Hard Rain's a Gonna Fall
    9. Just Like a Woman
    10. Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)
    The Charlie Daniels Band
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    Michael Angelo


    Fully Authorized Reissue With Artist's Full Involvement


    Originally Released Via Guinn Records In 1977 (500 Copies)


    Meticulous Restoration Of Original Audio And Artwork


    Housed In Tip-on Style Jacket With Updated Liner Notes Written By Michael Angelo


    The 1977 psychedelic rarity Michael Angelo (aka The Guinn
    Album), by Kansas City, MO-based singer/songwriter/multiinstrumentalist
    Michael Angelo Nigro, is a staggering, hookfilled,
    hi-fi snapshot of one man's inner space via dreamy
    folk-rock, Anglophile-pop and light psychedelia.


    Filled with poetic, contemplative, imaginative and arresting
    lyrical imagery and a Beatle-esque vocal presence that
    etches lovely figures, there's little to ally the album to its
    time. Michael Angelo taps into the forever, ruminating on
    timeless life concerns in an oblique and direct manner.
    Ethereal and mellifluous, the album isn't just a collection of
    songs, but a cohesive album-length statement with strummy,
    jangly folk-rock guitar, incendiary lead lines, big, resonant
    piano chords and plaintive tinkling, aided by keyboard
    coloring, and stands as a heavy-hitter in the pantheon of
    "out-of-time" treasures. Coming to form in local professional
    studios where he worked as a mid-to-late '70s session man,
    Michael plays all instruments on the album (spare drums,
    handled by Frank Gautieri).


    Original copies of this obscurity have long traded for close to
    four figures. The more affordable versions previously
    available have been shoddy bootlegs with poor sound. While
    the original master tapes vanished decades ago, this edition
    has been treated to a new re-master from a sealed original
    mint copy - and with Michael's full involvement and
    blessing - rendering it as near the sound of the original LP
    as possible. We can now all drift within a sea of dreams with
    Michael Angelo.

    1. Flight of Pegasus
    2. Oceans of Fantasy
    3. The World to Be
    4. Lost in the Pain
    5. Checkout
    6. Bon Jour Mr. VIP
    7. Journey (To Find Out Who We Are)
    8. Inner Reflections
    9. Field of Lonely Eyes
    10. Future
    Michael Angelo
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    Salutations

    Conor Oberst will release a new album, Salutations, on Nonesuch Records.


    The album is a companion piece to 2016's lauded Ruminations. When Oberst wrote and recorded the songs on Ruminations, entirely solo-with just voice, piano, guitar and harmonica-he intended to ultimately record them with a full band. In the midst of putting together that band-upstate New York's The Felice Brothers plus the legendary drummer Jim Keltner (Neil Young, Jackson Browne, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, and many more)-the passionate responses Oberst was getting to those first solo recordings, from friends and colleagues, encouraged him to release the songs as-is, in their original sparse form, as his seventh solo album: Ruminations, which was released in October 2016. The Sunday Times of London called it the rawest album yet from the forever troubled one-time voice of a generation and political and very, very personal, saying Oberst is one of the best songwriters around.


    Meanwhile, Oberst simultaneously moved ahead with his plans to record with the band, heading to the famed Shangri-la Studios in Malibu to record Salutations-co-produced with Keltner and engineered by long-time musical compadre Andy LeMaster. Guest contributions come courtesy of Jim James, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, M Ward, Gillian Welch, Gus Seyffert, Pearl Charles, Nathaniel Walcott, and Jonathan Wilson.


    Salutations includes full-band versions of the ten songs from Ruminations, plus seven additional songs, some from an additional session at Five Star Studios in Echo Park in fall 2016.


    Oberst says of the Salutations sessions: Jim was really the captain of the ship and the spiritual leader of the project. We leaned heavy on his fifty-plus years of musical insight to get us to where we needed to be. He brought such depth and dignity to the proceedings that made everyone else involved rise to the occasion. It was a true stroke of luck that he got involved when he did.

    LP 1
    1. Too Late to Fixate
    2. Gossamer Thin
    3. Overdue
    4. Afterthought
    5. Next Of Kin
    6. Napalm
    7. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
    8. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out


    LP 2
    1. Barbary Coast (Later)
    2. Tachycardia
    3. Empty Hotel by the Sea
    4. Anytime Soon
    5. Counting Sheep
    6. Rain Follows the Plow
    7. You All Loved Him Once
    8. A Little Uncanny
    9. Salutations

    Conor Oberst
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    My Head Is An Animal

    Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. With the Icelandic group's bright, trumpeting single Little Talks winning over one blog at a time, Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and her bandmates (co-singer/guitarist Ragnar Raggi Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, piano/accordion player Árni Guðjónsson, and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson) are well on their way to becoming citizens of the world.


    Nanna, who began as the acoustic act Songbird, recruited extra hands to bolster her sound for a solo show. She liked how her vocals commingled with Raggi's, so they started writing songs together and in 2010 morphed into Of Monsters and Men. As victors of 2010's Músiktilraunir, the new group earned a slot on the influential Iceland Airwaves festival later that year, followed by Seattle's radio station KEXP posting Little Talks from a Living Room Session filmed there, setting the telltale ripple effect in motion. By the summer of 2011 Little Talks hit #1 in the band's native country, and people around the world seemed to be listening to us, marvels Raggi. The band was asked to perform again at Iceland Airwaves 2011, where KEXP then anointed the group as easily the most buzzed about band.


    Though their reach is growing broader, the group's appeal has remained distinct. Their music is as fantastical as it is pretty. For inspiration, they often reference random stories they've read. The chanting, tribal Six Weeks was inspired by the true tale of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, seemingly left for dead after a bear attack. As for the swelling, epic From Finner, it's about a whale that has a house on its back says Raggi on which people travel across the ocean, exploring different places and having adventures. Little Talks, explores loneliness and insanity, while Love Love Love ruefully ruminates on heartbreak. If you listen to the lyrics, they're not as uplifting, he says. But our music is meant to be fun to sing along to.


    Their full-length debut, My Head Is an Animal immediately reached #1 in their native Iceland and will now see its worldwide release via Universal Records. The album features production by Of Monsters and Men, Aron Amaarsson and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids) while Craig Silvey (Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire) handled mixing duties. My Head Is An Animal sounds like a dream and its pure bliss to listen to!

    1. Dirty Paws
    2. King and Lionheart
    3. Mountain Sound
    4. Slow and Steady
    5. From Finner
    6. Little Talks
    7. Six Weeks
    8. Love Love Love
    9. Your Bones
    10. Sloom
    11. Lakehouse
    12. Yellow Light
    Of Monsters And Men
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    99 Cents

    Clear-Colored Vinyl


    I don't make music for myself, says Santigold, matter-of-factly. I pay a lot of attention to that -- making music that's liked by more people than just myself. In a scene driven by bravado, few musicians would ruminate on the Zen-like balance behind creating truly gratifying art. But exploring that intersection between integrity and intrigue has always been central to this idiosyncratic musician's appeal. That, in turn, has culminated in her latest release, '99¢', an often-playful satire on the singer's brand.


    The '99¢' album cover features me shrink-wrapped among a cluttered mess of things -- my life in a bag, she explains. It is about how everything is a packaged product for sale: how we package ourselves, our lives, our relationships.


    It took roughly eight months to manifest her new vision, with assists from a mix of collaborators with poppier visions such as producers Patrick Berger (Robyn, Icona Pop) and John Hill (Florence and the Machine, Charli XCX), alongside eclectic talents known more for globe-trotting sounds such as Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij and TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek. She went into the studio with them intending to make a fun record. My last record had a seriousness to it, she says. This time around, it's more playful -- but still a commentary.


    Today, any of her dissents veer toward the contemplative. I wanted to write some songs that felt very personal, she says. Before Santigold, in my other band, I used to write songs like journal entries. And I tried to write a couple of songs on this record where it was really about me and my experience. Though, in true Santigold form, she balances the introspective moments with humorous ones in songs like Who Be Loving Me, a lighthearted boast about fan adoration, produced by Zeds Dead and featuring ILoveMakonnen.


    You could go around being annoyed all the time, or you can go, 'This is crazy and actually funny.' Then you can play around with it, and make great art, she says. This album has required me to be more open, less of a perfectionist. Ironically, that's made the prismatic '99¢' her most ambitious album to date. I realize that my work is a collage, she says. And I can pretty much take that anywhere.

    1. Can't Get Enough Of Myself (feat. B.C)
    2. Big Boss Big Time Business
    3. Banshee
    4. Chasing Shadows
    5. Walking In A Circle
    6. Who Be Lovin Me (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN)
    7. Rendezvous Girl
    8. Before The Fire
    9. All I Got
    10. Outside The War
    11. Run The Races
    12. Who I Thought You Were
    Santigold
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    The Order Of Time

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


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


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


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


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

    1. Long Lonely Road
    2. Love You Once Made
    3. Shake Down
    4. If And
    5. Man Done Wrong
    6. The Front Door
    7. Astral Plane
    8. Just In Time
    9. With You
    10. Slip Slide On By
    11. Two Hearts
    12. Got Soul
    Valerie June
    $21.99
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