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SaosinSaosin is the debut album by post-hardcore band Saosin. Includes a matte finish with spot UV gatefold jacket and full color inner sleeve.
The long wait is over. California's Saosin issued their debut EP Translating the Name in 2003. They already had a well-developed fan base for their unique, even enigmatic brand of post-hardcore screamo. The band, having undergone some personnel changes -- most notably singer Anthony Green's departure in 2004 and the enlisting of Cove Reber as his replacement -- also underwent a sonic change on their self-titled 2005 EP. That primer was a guidebook to the band's new sound. Their Capitol debut, produced by Howard Benson, who also plays keyboards and does minimal programming, is a much slicker and far more imaginative outing than the band's underground fans may appreciate. That's not to say it's not impressive. It is. Quite so. This quintet are fine songwriters, excellent musicians, and have actually taken their post-underground hardcore beginnings and turned them into something that may indeed further rock music itself. This is not an idle claim. The songs on this album are tight, finished, and full of unexpected twists and turns, varied dynamics, fine lyrics, and, most of all, they're surprising. The hard twin-guitar sound at the front drives a rhythm section that is always in the pocket. Justin Shekoski and Beau Burchell work symbiotically with one another. They twin riffs and single lines without ever devolving into guitar heroics. They play as a unit. Reber's beautiful high-pitched voice walks the line but never resorts to screaming, because he doesn't have to: his instrument is powerful enough to ride the top of the musical swirl. The rhythm section carries the cradle of all this innovation, never slipping or abandoning these songs to mere workmanship. Check the killer counterpoint leads on Follow and Feel, and how drummer Alex Rodriguez takes the beat to the band inside the tune. When Reber enters with Don't let them know you're watching their situation crumble... his lyric is one of dislocation and the futile attempt to understand distance and dissolution. The killer, all-out rock riff in It's So Simple is beguiling as the song's dynamics and pace change three times inside of four minutes. That's the other beauty of this record; all but one track are under four minutes. The album flows from top to bottom; songs bleed into one another yet keep their distinctive identities. It's a strange comparison, but Saosin are as unique in their way as U2 were in their right from the beginning. Though they are seasoned road warriors, it's no mean achievement that a debut album carrying so much weight seemingly so effortlessly, is so utterly sophisticated and complete . Sure, Capitol will try to make them the next big thing, and maybe they should -- when's the last time you heard anything really new in rock music? Bury Your Head is the only track here that is a carry-over from Saosin's EP. Its woven textures, explosive singing, knotty basslines, and call and response vocals are chilling and utterly effective. Saosin walk that line between metal, indie rock, post-hardcore, and many other things. But that tautness is what gives their songs such power and ruddy grace. The album may garner the charges of sell-out from the underground, but musicians grow. In a relatively short time, Saosin has evolved into a smart, utterly talented and perhaps even visionary unit that is rewriting the book in the 21st century. They have delivered a debut album that is mature, truly original, that can garner the attention of those kids -- and hopefully, older adults who still care about rock -- from almost any side of the rock & roll spectrum. - Allmusic.com1. It's Far Better to Learn
3. It's So Simple
5. Finding Home
6. Follow and Feel
7. Come Close
8. I Never Wanted To
10. You're Not Alone
11. Bury Your Head
12. Some Sense of Security$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
ADAD-EPI-0710xFrom First To Last
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body CountFirst Time On Vinyl
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count is the debut studio album by American post-hardcore band From First to Last. It was originally released on June 29, 2004, through Epitaph Records. The title was taken from a monolog in the film Heathers, in which Winona Ryder's character is writing in her diary. Production was handled by Lee Dyess and the band themselves. The album was remastered by Beau Burchell from Saosin, however, it is not indicated on the personnel, possibly due to a contemporary feud between the band. The album also is notable for being one of the earliest projects featuring singer and multi-instrumentalist Sonny Moore (who has since launched a successful solo career as an electronic music producer and performer, under the stage name Skrillex).1. Soliloquy
2. The One Armed Box Cutter vs The Flying Guillotine
3. Note To Self
4. I Liked You Better Before You Were Naked On the Internet
5. Featuring Some of Your Favorite Words
7. Secrets Don't Make Friends
8. Populace In Two
9. Kiss Me, I'm Contagious
11. Ride The Wings Of Pestilence
12. (untitled hidden track)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Victim To VillainPressed On Colored Vinyl
New Years Day leader and vocalist Ash Costello comments "This record marks the true birth of New Years Day. It was the first time we came into our own as a band, with a vision and a new sound to show the world it truly changed our lives."
Victim to Villain was produced by Erik Ron (Panic! At The Disco, Saosin) and features guest vocals from Chris Motionless (Motionless In White). This special limited edition vinyl version was executively produced by Jeremy Saffer.
Jeremy Saffer comments "I dug deep into the photo shoots we did together around that time to find and put together something special to go along with the first ever vinyl pressing of the album. It was awesome going down memory lane and looking through photos of them recording the album in studio, live photos around the release of the album and of course the actual photos which were used for album art."
Saffer continues "We put something really special together for this vinyl release it's so awesome to finally see it come to vinyl and for it to be done right."1. Do Your Worst
2. I'm No Good
3. Bloody Mary
5. Hello Darkness
6. Death of the Party
7. The Arsonist
8. Angel Eyes (feat. Chris Motionless)
9. Any Last Words?
11. Last Great Love Story$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Along The ShadowInfluential American post-hardcore band Saosin has announced they will release their first new material since 2009 and first ever full-length album with original singer Anthony Green, Along the Shadow, via Epitaph.
Saosin's earliest beginnings packed a full career's worth of creativity and momentum into one short year, with a scene-defining blend of heady artistic intellectualism and passion. But as history tells it, Green left Saosin after the release of Translating the Name, the 2003 debut EP that set the blueprint for the band's sound. Saosin went on to release two major label albums with singer Cover Reber, Saosin (Capitol, 2006), and In Search of Solid Ground (Virgin, 2009). Since leaving, Anthony Green has been a part of the band Circa Survive.
But with Green's return in 2014, after performing together for the first time in 10 years, Along the Shadow is an adventurous rush of energy; equal parts confidence and vulnerability. It is the total musical experience of the classic Saosin line up: vocalist/lyricist Anthony Green, guitarist Beau Burchell, bassist Chris Sorenson, and drummer Alex Rodriguez. Sorenson produced Along the Shadow and Burchell engineered, with Green's longtime collaborator Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight, mewithoutYou) handling vocal production. Along the Shadow is the homecoming of Green whose instantly recognizable signature vocals and ambitious creative energy fuels an accomplished body of work. It is an album that straddles the line between metalcore angst and melodic experimentalism; a perfect balance of what makes Saosin's music both pretty and brutal.1. The Silver String
2. Ideology is Theft
3. Racing Toward a Red Light
4. Second Guesses
5. Count Back from TEN
6. The Stutter Says A lot
7. Sore Distress
8. The Secret Meaning of Freedom
9. Old Friends
10. Illusion & Control
11. Control and The Urge to Pray$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-EQU-5019xSet It Off
Upside DownUpside Down was recorded in Los Angeles, CA with producers Brandon Paddock (Panic! At The Disco, Avril Lavigne, Pentatonix), Erik Ron (Saosin, Panic! At The Disco) and Mike Green (5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low, Cassadee Pope). It was chosen as one of the "Most Anticipated Albums of 2016" by Alternative Press Magazine.1. Something New
3. Life Afraid
4. Upside Down
6. Diamond Girl
7. Tug Of War
8. Admit It
10. Never Know
12. Me w/o Us$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
If There Is Light, It Will Find YouIf There Is A Light, It Will Find You, released via Pure Noise, is the seventh full-length album by Senses Fail.
If There Is A Light, It Will Find You was produced by Beau Burchell (Moose Blood, Saosin, Hands Like Houses) and is the first time singer Buddy Nielsen has fully written the entirety of the album alone. Nielsen experienced life-altering shifts over the past two years that have contributed directly to the making of this record. The band has always been known for pushing boundaries lyrically and addressing topical issues from stage during a live show, but this time around you can feel the weight of uncontrollable stressors wearing down on Buddy as he navigates the listener through his personal life, from song to song.
Fans will notice a dramatic shift back to the band's rock roots, honing the sound they realized on iconic records like Let It Enfold You while also embracing the future of the band and personal experiences like both the loss and birth of a child. Underneath the album's brighter, melody-driven exterior lurks a dark fascination with the concept of mortality - creating a juxtaposition of light and shadows that directly reflects on Senses Fail's marked history.
Senses Fail is Buddy Nielsen (Vocals), Gavin Caswell (Guitar), Greg Styliades (Bass), Chris Hornbrook (Drums) and Jason Milbank (Guitar).1. Double Cross
2. Elevator To The Gallows
3. New Jersey Makes, The World Takes
4. Gold Jacket, Green Jacket
5. First Breath, Last Breath
6. Ancient Gods
7. Is It Gonna Be The Year?
8. "You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense
9. Orlando And A Miscarriage
10. Shaking Hands
11. Stay What You Are
12. If There Is Light, It Will Find You$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now