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The Blessed UnrestGrammy-nominated Sara Bareilles takes her piano-driven, platinum-selling songwriting to the next level on her album The Blessed Unrest. She has seen #1 albums, national sold-out tours and support slots with bands such as Maroon 5 and Sugarland. She has appeared on hit shows such as Community, 30 Rock and The Sing-Off(host). There's nothing that Sara Bareilles can't do.1. Brave
2. Chasing The Sun
5. Satellite Call
6. Little Black Dress
8. 1000 Times
9. I Choose You
12. December$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sara WatkinsSara Watkins self-titled debut, eagerly anticipated by the significant fan base shes built after nearly two decades as fiddle player and vocalist for Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, boasts an easygoing virtuosity. The youthful Watkins, who joined Nickel Creek when she was barely in her teens, displays formidable skill as a multi- instrumentalist, playing the guitar and ukelele as well as the fiddle, and is just as versatile, and breathtakingly mature, as a singer. Watkins incorporates folk, country, gospel, and pop into her 14-song set, produced by former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones and recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville. Shes joined by a wide range of old friends and longtime heroes, including alt-country duo Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, and Elvis Costello drummer Pete Thomas; colleagues from the bluegrass world like Tim OBrien, Punch Brothers Chris Eldridge, Ronnie McCoury, and Rayna Gellert; and Nickel Creek band-mates Chris Thile and Sean Watkins.
Watkins mixes eight of her own songs with tunes by such artists as John Hartford, Tom Waits, and Davíd Garza. Her self-penned fiddle numbers are exuberant, foot-stomping instrumentals, while the songs for which she wrote both music and lyrics have a heart-meltingly lovelorn quality. Watkins knows how to channel in her own work the plaintive emotions of classic country and timeless pop. Theres honesty and empathy on tracks like the sweetly soulful My Friend, the brooding Bygones, and rueful album closer, Where Will You Be. She proves to be as astute as Emmylou Harris or Linda Ronstadt in her choice of covers, segueing gracefully from the aforementioned Waits, Garza and Hartford to the lighthearted country-and-western swing of Jimmie Rodgerss Any Old Time, to the world-weariness and spiritual yearning of Norman Blakes Lord Wont You Help Me, to the romantic wistfulness of Jon Brions Same Mistakes.1. All This Time
2. Long Hot Summer Days
3. My Friend
5. Same Mistakes
6. Any Old Time
8. Lord Wont You Help Me
10. Give Me Jesus
12. Too Much
13. Will We Go
14. Where Will You Be$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Pleasure To Meet YouDead Sara are scheduled to release their highly anticipated second album Pleasure To Meet You via Pocket Kid Records.1. Suicidal
2. L.A. City Slum
3. Mona Lisa
4. Something Good
6. Radio One Two
7. Mr. Mr.
9. Blue Was the Beautiful You
10. Feel Right at Home
11. For You I Am$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-SIR-7873xTegan & Sara
This Business Of ArtNot only are Tegan And Sara both singers, songwriters and guitarists, but they are also sisters and identical twins. They were born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 19, 1980 and began playing music together in high school. The sister act was then signed by Elliot Roberts and Neil Young to Vapor Records in 2000. Reissue of the duo's 2004 album So Jealous produced by Tegan and Sara with John Collins, David Carswell and Howard Redekopp.1. The First
5. My Number
6. All You Got
8. Not With You
9. More For Me
10. Come On
11. Superstar$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The ConWith The Con, singer-song writer guitarist identical twins Tegan And Sara Quin build on their breakthrough success of 2004's So Jealous one of Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums Of The Year and Juno-nominated for Best Alternative Album. Eighteen months of touring followed, including shows with The Killers. At the same time, their track Walking With A Ghost was ubiquitous, and was covered by The White Stripes. The Con, co-produced by Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla, marks the most mature effort to date in the rising career of Tegan And Sara.I Was Married
Relief Next To Me
Like O, Like H
Are You Ten Years Ago
Back In Your Head
Hop A Plane
Burn Your Life Down
Knife Going In
Dark Come Soon
Call It Off$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Chopin ProjectComing off the success of his debut Mercury Classics album For Now I Am Winter, Ólafur Arnalds sheds new, fresh light on the music of Chopin. Played by renowned DG pianist Alice Sara Ott and recorded by Ólafur in his boundary - pushing ambient style with re-compositions for strings and piano, the Romantic composer's pieces are reimagined for a unique listening experience.1. Verses
2. Piano Sonata No. 3 Largo
3. Nocturne in C Sharp Minor (ft. Mari Samuelsen)
5. Nocturne in G Minor
6. Eyes Shut, Nocturne In C Minor
7. Written In Stone
8. Letters of a Traveller
9. Prelude in D Flat Major (Raindrop)$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HeartthrobWith Heartthrob, Tegan and Sara introduce a new kind of sound to their usual indie repertoire. "No one will confuse this with any of our other records," Sara says. "It's got a bigger, bolder, happier sound." Tegan is explicit about the supersized ambitions motivating the record. "I kept asking myself: Can I hear this in an arena? Can I hear this on a teenager's iPod as they're riding the bus to school?"
The new album doesn't just sound different, it represents a more collaborative way of making music. For the first time, the sisters actually wrote a lot of the songs together (in the past there were Tegan songs and Sara songs), and they surrendered more control than usual in the studio, dividing songs between 3 producers (Greg Kurstin, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and Mike Elizondo) and a handful of outside musicians to capture the sound they were looking for. Tegan and Sara are both effusive about Kurstin's role in the process.
"We intentionally went looking for a producer who wouldn't dwell on protecting the signature Tegan and Sara sound," Tegan explains. Sara sums up Kurstin's role with a surprising metaphor: "Greg took everything we do and put it on steroids."
For all the superficial differences, though, Heartthrob bears the true hallmarks of a Tegan and Sara record. The songs are terrific, full of lust and longing and regret, bouncing between the familiar poles of erotic rapture ("Closer") and post-breakup despondency ("How Come You Don't Want Me"). But the lyrics seem less confessional than usual, a little more universal and philosophical, as if Tegan and Sara are reflecting on the experience of passion rather than undergoing its ecstasies and torments in real time. For every urgent outburst-"Does your body shake when you get around me? Does your body ache when you think about me?" ("I Couldn't Be Your Friend")-there's a moment of calm reflection, a retrospective clarity about past relationships: "When I think of you I think of your skin golden brown from the sun/Your arms outstretched your hair cut shorter than it'd been/But still blowing in the wind" ("Drove Me Wild"). There's a hard-won maturity in these lyrics, hidden beneath the glossy surface of the music, and a willingness to tackle subjects beyond the confines of romance. This is especially evident in the striking song, "I'm Not Your Hero," which examines the difficulty of maintaining artistic independence and personal autonomy in a politicized world: "I'm not their hero but that doesn't mean I wasn't brave/I never walked the party line doesn't mean that I was never afraid."
Heartthrob gives us Tegan and Sara in their superhero tights and capes, ready to conquer the pop universe, and the new outfits suit them just as well as their old-school jeans and T-shirts. Don't be surprised if you hear these songs in an arena, or blasting on a car radio, or leaking from a teenager's earbuds on a bus. That's what they're made for. And don't worry if you experience a brief sense of disorientation the first couple of times you hear them, a momentary inability to put a name to those familiar voices. By the time you realize who you're listening to, you'll already be singing along.
-Tom Perrotta1. Closer
2. Goodbye, Goodbye
3. I Was A Fool
4. I'm Not Your Hero
5. Drove Me Wild
6. How Come You Don't Want Me
7. I Couldn't Be Your Friend
8. Love They Say
9. Now I'm All Messed Up
10. Shock To Your System$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In The GrooveIn The Groove contains ten selections from Sara K.'s previous CD and DVD releases, including studio as well as live recordings. On the one side we have her impressive and very convincing solo live concerts, where she fascinates her audience solely with her unique voice and her almost fragile-sounding accompaniment on the 4-string guitar.
On the flip side there are her beautiful studio recordings, where a whole range of musicians complement her pieces with an endless palette of musical styles, instruments and ideas: from concert harp, string quartet and accordion through to fretless bass, tuba and piano.
Stockfisch Records wanted to document these two sides of Sara K's work on the second release in their In the Groove series, recorded here onto 180g vinyl LP using their own Neumann VMS-82 Direct-Metal-Mastering (DMM) cutting lathe.
This title is not eligible for discount.Side A - Studio Side
1. I Can´t Stand The Rain (Hell Or High Water)
2. Sizzlin´ (Hell Or High Water)
3. Curtain Calls (Hell Or High Water)
4. Streetlight´s On (Hell Or High Water)
5. Don´t I Know You From Somewhere? (Made In The Shade)
Side B - Live Side
6. Stop Those Bells
7. Water Falls
8. (Would You) Break My Heart
9. Gypsy Eyes
10. What Matters$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-SIR-7880xTegan & Sara
If It Was YouNot only are Tegan And Sara both singers, songwriters and guitarists, but they are also sisters and identical twins. They were born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 19, 1980 and began playing music together in high school. The sister act was then signed by Elliot Roberts and Neil Young to Vapor Records in 2000. Reissue of the duo's 2002 album If It Was You produced by John Collins and David Carswell.1. Time Running
2. You Went Away
3. Monday Monday Monday
4. City Girl
5. Not Tonight
7. I Hear Noises
8. Living Room
9. Terrible Storm
10. And Darling
11. Want To Be Bad
12. Don't Confess$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WAR-1547xTegan & Sara
Love You To DeathPressed On Colored Vinyl
Love You to Death is the follow up to Tegan and Sara's pop breakthrough album Heartthrob, which featured the singles Closer, which was certified gold in the US, and I Was a Fool. In addition to this, the band were featured on the LEGO Movie single Everything is Awesome with The Lonely Island, and were invited to perform that song as part of the 2015 Oscar telecast.1. That Girl
2. Faint of Heart
4. Dying To Know
5. Stop Desire
6. White Knuckles
10. Hang On to the Night$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Young In All The Wrong WaysYoung in All the Wrong Ways is Sara Watkins'
most cohesive and fully realized solo album.
The new collection finds her embracing the role
of frontwoman following the collaborations of
Watkins Family Hour (featuring Sean Watkins,
Fiona Apple and Benmont Tench) and Nickel
Creek, the hugely successful group she first
formed with her brother Sean and Chris Thile.
The album is also her most powerful. Personal
and revealing, she wrote or co-wrote each of the
10 songs-a first for her. It was produced in Los
Angeles by Gabe Witcher who arranged a stellar
band including two of his fellow Punch Brothers,
guitarist Chris Eldridge and bass player Paul
Kowert, and additional musicians Jon Brion and
Jay Bellerose. Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan,
Watkins' bandmates in I'm With Her, provide
harmonies on the title track while Jim James of
My Morning Jacket guests on "One Last Time."
Benmont Tench is again featured on keys.
Sara calls the record "a breakup album with
myself..." Writing and recording these ten
intensely soul-baring songs was a mechanism
to process and mark the last few transformative
years. The record is about Sara turning the
page and taking the reins of her own life, in
both a career and personal sense.
around and realized that in many ways I wasn't
who or where I wanted to be," Sara says. "It's
been a process of letting go and leaving behind
patterns and relationships and in some cases
how I've considered myself. What these songs
are documenting is the turmoil you feel when
you know something has to change and you're
grappling with what that means. It means you're
losing something and moving forward into
The songs contain some of the
heaviest moments of her career, with eruptions
of thrumming B3 organ and jagged electric guitar.
But it's also quiet, vulnerable, tenderhearted.
Bold in all the right ways.
Young in All the Wrong Ways reveals an artist
who has managed to transform her own turmoil
into music that is beautiful and deeply moving:
"God bless the tenderhearted," she sings, "who let
life overflow."1. Young In All The Wrong Ways
2. The Love That Got Away
3. One Last Time
4. Move Me
5. Like New Year's Day
6. Say So
7. Without A Word
8. The Truth Won't Set Us Free
10. Tenderhearted$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WordsCo-produced by Evans & Mark Bright (Carrie Underwood & Rascal Flatts), Words is the first full studio album release from Sara Evans in over 3 years. Lead by the first single "Marquee Sign," the album is comprised of 13 new original songs along with an acoustic version of her #1 single "A Little Bit Stronger."
"When I'm listening to a song, it's the lyrics and the stories they tell that matter most to me," Sara said. "Not only is 'Words' the title to one of the songs on my album but in listening to new music for the record, I was always looking for lyrics that moved me and expressed a powerful range of emotions. Women are natural storytellers and I'm proud to have so many amazing female songwriters represented on this record."
Words marks a creative reunion for Evans, pairing her with frequent co-producer Mark Bright (2005's Real Fine Place, 2014's Slow Me Down) while Tracy Gershon provides A&R direction. Her daughter Olivia even contributes background vocals to the record.1. Long Way Down
2. Marquee Sign
3. Diving in Deep
4. All the Love You Left Me
5. Like the Way You Love Me
6. Rain and Fire
7. Night Light
8. I Need a River
9. I Don't Trust Myself
10. Make Room at the Bottom
12. I Want You
13. Letting You Go
14. A Little Bit Stronger (Acoustic)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Lego Movie SoundtrackThe Lego Movie: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features the infection song Everything Is Awesome performed by Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island, and features additional music by Devo founding member Mark Mothersbaugh (21 Jump Street, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore).1. Everything Is Awesome!!! - Tegan and Sara featuring The Lonely Island
3. Emmet's Morning
4. Emmet Falls in Love
6. Into the Old West
7. Wyldstyle Explains
8. Emmet's Mind
9. The Transformation
10. Saloons and Wagons
12. Middle Zealand
13. Cloud Cuckooland and Ben the Spaceman
14. Emmet's Speech
15. Submarines and Metalbeard
16. Requiem for Cuckooland
17. Reaching the Kragle
18. Emmet's Plan
19. The Truth
20. Wyldstyle Leads
21. Let's Put It All Back
22. I Am a Master Builder
23. My Secret Weapon
24. We Did It!
25. Everything is Awesome!!! - Jo Li - Joshua Bartholomew and Lisa Harriton
26. Everything is Awesome!!! (Unplugged) - Shawn Patterson and Sammy Allen
27. Untitled Self Portrait - Will Arnett
28. Everything is Awesome!!! (Instrumental)$31.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Freedom, Love and the Recuperation of the Human MindBen Lee began making music professionally at 14 years old with his teenage punk band, Noise Addict. Some time after that, he began making solo albums which were more acoustically-driven. He has released 11 albums over the years, side projects, music for TV, movies, commercials, as well as produced other artists. Guest features on the album include Grant Lee Phillips and Sara Watkins.1. What's Good Is Good
2. The Enemy Within
3. Cosmic Science
4. Bigger Than Me
5. Land of Criminals
6. Two Questions
8. Simple Gospel
9. Rebel Eagle$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Timez Are Weird These DaysFollowing a series of wildly popular independent mixtapes and the Lovers Holiday EP that landed him a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman earlier this year, Timez Are Weird These Days arrives as Theophilus London's most fully realized work to date: a wide-open album of original music, genre bending sound, mesmerizing storytelling and inspired, honest emotion.
Recorded in NYC, LA and Stockholm, Timez Are Weird These Days showcases Theophilus as a rapper and a songwriter working with a small clique of producers. With John Hill, Dave Sitek, Jokke and Ariel Rechstshaid at the controls Theophilus kicks off the album with rap credentials intact on Last Name London before moving through a surprising range of emotion, from party starting dance floor defiance to moments of quiet intimacy and introspection.
Timez Are Weird These Days exclusively features two guest vocalists: indie star Holly Miranda on Love Is Real and Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara on Why Even Try.1. Last Name London
2. Love Is Real (ft. Holly Miranda)
3. Wine and Chocolates
4. All Around The World
5. She's Great (Interlude)
6. Why Even Try (ft. Sara Quin)
7. Stop It
8. Girls Girls $
9. One Last Time
11. I Stand Alone$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Stockfisch Records Vinyl CollectionStockfisch presents their very first vinyl LP sampler with the Stockfisch Records Vinyl Collection. They selected 10-tracks from the Stockfisch repertoire over the last four years and cut them on audiophile DMM 180g-vinyl. Featuring Sara K., Steve Strauss, Chris Jones, David Roth, Eugene Ruffolo, Paul Stephenson, Louis Capart, Mike Silver, Christian Willisohn and Ewen Carruthers. Includes detailed booklet with photos and commentary.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. No Sanctuary Here - Chris Jones
2. Stars - Sara K.
3. Captain Of The Loving Kind - Paul Stephenson
4. Caruso - Christian Willisohn
5. Song For You Far Away - David Roth
6. Closer - Steve Strauss
7. Paris - Ewen Carruthers
8. The Same Kind Words - Eugene Ruffolo
9. Heaven - Mike Silver
10. Au large du Gueveur - Louis Capart & Duo Balance$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Autumn ShuffleStarting at an early age Peder Af Ugglas taught himself boogie-woogie on piano later turning to classical music. However the call of rock and jazz became predominant with the music of Louis Armstrong, Jan Johansson and the Rolling Stones among the main sources of his inspiration. Later the guitar became his main instrument. Nevertheless, all types of keyboards and piano continues to play a significant role in his musical productions.
He has worked together with many prominent Swedish artists, including Louise Hoffsten, Anders Widmark, Stefan Sundström and Sara Isaksson, producing several of Stefan's albums and Sara's latest. He also played in the Bob Manning band for a number of years. For about the last ten years he has composed the music for exhibitions of the work of artists Christer Themptander and Hasse Lindroth, as well as composing music for both cinema and television films. His approach to his own music is characterized and very much influenced by impressions and experiences, atmosphere and feelings.
Playing all variety of acoustic and electric guitars and keyboards and accompanied by a varying group of instruments, from harmonica to Hammond organ to trombone, Ugglas presents a program of folksy, bluesy originals. Opus 3 captures close-up, his touch on the strings and the resonance of the instruments. - Stereophile
This title is not eligible for discount1. Harvest Song
2. Wino's Dance
3. Autumn Shuffle
4. Central South
6. Last Call
8. My Old Boat
10. Passing By
11. Strife Within
12. A Hymn$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Con X: CoversThis past winter, as the 10th anniversary of The Con quickly approached, Sara and I started to brainstorm meaningful ways to celebrate what was easily one of our most important records. Important not just because of the music or the elaborate way we approached recording it 10 years ago with Chris Walla. Important because it was the biggest leap we had made in attempting to write a cohesive group of songs that told a painful and anxious story about our different relationships to loss, death, love, compulsion, fear, letting go and moving on. Indisputably our most raw and intimate record, we wanted to ensure we created a new package that did justice to the layers of attachment that both we and our fans have had to The Con.
Almost immediately we established that a tour playing all 14 songs in a more intimate and stripped-down arrangement would be special and memorable for our diehard fans. But we also wanted a companion piece that would live on past the anniversary, hence The Con X: Covers album was born.
From day one we wanted the proceeds to go to our newly-launched Tegan and Sara Foundation, which raises money for self-identified women and girls in the LGBTQ community. With that intention set, we asked 14 artists who were either outspoken allies of the LGTBQ community or LGBTQ themselves to each cover a song from The Con. We encouraged each artist to approach the song they were covering in any fashion they saw fit. Their inspiration could come from the original record or The Con Demos, our first home recordings that were released after The Con came out. All the artists agreed to donate their time and energy to the project and their labels all agreed to waive their fees as well.
At the core of our planning was the hope that this new project would tell another chapter in the story that was The Con. Music allows us to project our own stories, losses, and anxieties onto the melodies and words of someone else. It's a universal language that bonds people together from different worlds, countries, and experiences. Somehow all these new covers manage to come together to add a new chapter to The Con. We are beyond grateful for the contributions of each artist, and we hope fans of The Con will be moved by their interpretations.
-xo Tegan and Sara1. I Was Married - Ruth B.
2. Relief Next To Me - MUNA
3. The Con - Shura
4. Knife Going In - Mykki Blanco
5. Are You Ten Years Ago - PVRIS
6. Back In Your Head - Ryan Adams
7. Hop A Plane - City and Colour
8. Soil, Soil - Kelly Lee Owens
9. Burn Your Life Down - Bleachers
10. Nineteen - Hayley Williams of Paramore
11. Floorplan - Sara Bareilles
12. Like O, Like H - Shamir
13. Dark Come Soon - Trashique (GRIMES X HANA)
14. Call It Off - CHVRCHES$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Follow The Music
Alice Gerrard has one of those voices that harkens back to the likes of Sara and Maybelle. She is the real deal with the right stuff and hasn't forgotten
where country music came from.
- Emmylou Harris (June, 2014)
Produced by Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor.
The trailblazing folksinger famously collaborated with Hazel Dickens. Their classic recordings for Folkways and Rounder in the '60's and 70's rank among
the most influential recordings in folk music history, (All Music Guide), and laid the groundwork for many artists, especially female bluegrass and folk
'Follow The Music' features traditional tunes and original songs by Alice, produced by Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor, and features members of
Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun.1. Bear Me Away
2. Strange Land
3. Wedding Dress
4. You Take Me For Granted
5. Follow The Music
6. Boll Weevil
7. Love Was The Price
8. Teardrops Falling In The Snow
9. Foolish Lovers Waltz
10. The Vulture
11. Goodbyes$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
No EnergyAs a robust rock underground got swallowed alive by the
Major Label Industrial Complex, the very autonomous
Unwound-Olympia, Washington's Great Noise Hope-toed the troublesome line between pay check and Check
Engine light. Captured in the gaps of a ruthless touring
schedule, defining fourth and fifth albums The Future
of What and Repetition were issued in the back-to-back
springs of 1995 and '96. Both find the band severing their
post-hardcore roots, for gripping detours into Echoplex,
kraut, D&B, and Mingus, as guided by a sun-worn copy of
Book Your Own Fuckin' Life.
No Energy collects both of these 1990s masterworks,
beginning with Justin Trosper's home-made haircut
stabs on "New Energy," continuing with Vern Rumsey's
reanimating bass on "Corpse Pose," and closing in a wall
of Sara Lund crash cymbals on "For Your Entertainment."
This 33-song collection is buttressed by singles and
period live tracks, a pile of double-exposed photographs,
and a 10,000 word essay by latter-day Unwound diarist
David Wilcox.1. New Energy
3. Natural Disasters
4. Re-Enact the Crime
5. Equally Stupid
6. Pardon My French
8. Accidents on Purpose
9. Petals Like Bricks
10. Vern's Answer to the Masses
11. Here Come the Dogs
14. Message Received
15. Corpse Pose
16. Unauthorized Autobiography
17. Lowest Common Denominator
19. Lady Elect
20. Fingernails on a Chalkboard
21. Murder Movies
22. Next Exit
24.Go to Dallas and Take a Left
25. For Your Entertainment
26. Corpse Pose (Single Version)
27. Everything is Weird
28. Seen Not Heard
29. Next Exit
31. Usual Dosage
32. Swan$51.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
So There8 chamber rock songs with yMusic plus his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero
Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.
In 2013, he composed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra to critical acclaim. Since then, Ben has continued his global symphony performance quest, recently recording a new album that features the concerto along with a host of new songs that overlap pop and classical worlds with a fresh, exciting sound he has dubbed chamber rock.LP1
1. Capable Of Anything
2. Not A Fan
3. So There
4. Long Way To Go
5. Phone In A Pool
8. I'm Not The Man
1. Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Movement 1
2. Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Movement 2
3. Concerto For Piano and Orchestra, Movement 3
4. So There (Instrumental)
5. Capable Of Anything (Instrumental)
6. Yes Man (Instrumental)
7. Not A Fan (Instrumental)$27.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
A Dotted LineThe Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek-Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals)-officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described indefinite hiatus with a new album, A Dotted Line, in 2014. The band then tours the US in support of the Eric Valentine-produced album this spring and summer, with shows in New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago, Nashville, and Los Angeles, as well as at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Newport Folk Festival.
As Nickel Creek's 25th anniversary approached, the band members decided they ought to mark it in some way, so they got together to write music in Chris Thile's apartment last year. They ended up with six new co-written songs, which they eventually took to a Los Angeles studio, along with one tune by Thile, one by Sean Watkins, and two covers: Sam Phillips' Where Is Love Now and Mother Mother's Hayloft. There they worked with Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Smash Mouth), who had produced Nickel Creek's previous album, Why Should the Fire Die?.
We were excited every day to be there, Sara Watkins says. Having grown up singing together, there is something natural about our voices and it's really fun to harmonize. Our voices have come to match each other's really well. Sean and I are siblings, and Chris is about as close to a sibling as you could get. Sean Watkins continues: It feels more natural and easy than it ever did, by far. Getting to spend time alone with our own musical personalities has helped us mature. There's a joyful aspect to Nickel Creek no matter what we're doing. Things just steer themselves into that sort of place, concurs Thile. We will go poke around in the dark corners but always with a heavy dose of optimism.1. Rest of My Life
4. Christmas Eve
6. 21st of May
7. Love of Mine
8. Elephant in the Corn
9. You Don't Know What's Going On
10. Where is Love Now$22.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Strange DesireBleachers will release debut album 'Strange Desire' on RCA Records. The highly anticipated album was written and produced by Grammy Award winning musician Jack Antonoff with co-producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun) as well as Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and others.
"It's the 2 words that perfectly title what this Bleachers album is as a documentation of my life as I can remember it at this point", wrote Antonoff yesterday afternoon in the Craigslist ad he posted announcing the album title.
Bleachers first single "I Wanna Get Better" has already streamed over 1.5 million times, was deemed "the song of the summer in February" by the Huffington Post and quickly skyrocketed into the top 10 at Alt radio.
Since the Bleachers launch in February critics have been nothing but excited and eager to hear more. Rolling Stone exclaimed "We'll be shocked if it's not all over the radio by spring", TIME raved " it's exciting to imagine what else Antonoff has up his sleeve" and Hilly Dilly proclaimed " this is the kind of music that can't get big enough."
Hailing from New Jersey, 29 year old Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade. In 2002, with Jack as the lead singer, the success of New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train was well underway. Steel Train's cult following lead them to make their national television debut on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and later appeared on Late Show With David Letterman. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form the Grammy award winning fun.
In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. His achievements include fun. being honored with the Vanguard Award at the 2014 ASCAP Pop Music Awards and co-writing fun.'s Grammy award winning song "We Are Young" and Grammy nominated album Some Nights. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on her song "Sweeter Than Fiction. Jack has also worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy nominated hit "Brave, and Canadian Indie icons Tegan and Sara.1. Wild Heart
4. I Wanna Get Better
5. Wake Me
6. Reckless Love
7. Take Me Away (ft. Grimes)
8. Like A River Runs
9. You're Still A Mystery
10. I'm Ready To Move On/Wild Heart Reprise (ft. Yoko Ono)
11. Who I Want You To Love$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hit ResetKathleen 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
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$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now