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BirdsSeth Glier's new album Birds is steeped in conflict and contradictions. There's grief and loss, but also strength and resilience; doubt and dismay, but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight.
Glier (pronounced Gleer) recorded Birds in an airy loft in western Massachusetts outfitted with a grand piano and floor-to-ceiling windows. Birds roost just outside those windows, on the roof of the converted mill building where he lives, and they became his sympathetic audience while Glier made the album. I felt a tremendous amount of comfort talking to the Birds, he says I'd check in with them regularly to see how they thought things were going so far.
Birds is Glier's fifth album, and the latest entry in a burgeoning career that has included a Grammy nomination and a pair of Independent Music Awards while touring with artists including Ani DiFranco and Ryan Adams.
The songs on Birds range from personal to political, and are bound together by the awareness that our world is a fragile place that is all the more magical for it. Glier makes that point on a large scale with Water on Fire, a terse, grinding tune that opens with a cynical reworking of a Ray Charles lyric as Glier uses fracking to dig into the false equivalence between freedom and capitalism. Hasn't Hit Me Yet has a more visceral, intimate approach: the soulful slow jam, full of warm guitars and multi-tracked vocals, is about the death of Glier's autistic brother.
Together, those songs represent the opposite poles of Birds. I was really trying to explore connections on this record, Glier says. Among those connections is the one between race and the criminal justice system on Justice for All, a raw chain-gang stomp that sounds almost like an old field recording. Like I Do takes a more oblique tack, drawing out feelings of anger through the use of noisy synthesizers and fuzzed-out bass pads.
The songs on Birds reflect a scope of sound and style: the title track is lush and & orchestral, for example, while Too Much Water pairs Glier's voice and piano with subtle accompaniment from horns, for a classic, elegant feel that calls to mind Harry Nilsson in the early '70s. People Like Us is jaunty and up-tempo, while the trebly guitar arpeggios and moaning saxophone on Just Because I Can sound like a sock-hop slow dance, until you zero in on lyrics delivered by a narrator who dynamites his domestic bliss simply for the power trip. Conflict. Contradiction.
Even the cover tune, a reimagined version of Buffalo Springfield's For What It's Worth, evokes urgency. Although it was written 50 years ago, it's still about what's happening right now, Glier says.
Birds began taking shape after Glier lost his brother, Jamie, who died in October 2015, and inspired a TED Talk performance that Glier gave in 2016. My brother passing away was a huge component of where I was and what I was looking for, Glier says. In particular, I was looking for meanings, wanting his life to mean more than just being over.
For a long time afterward, Glier passed the time by writing songs and inspecting each melody with the feathered fellows by his windowsill. Instead of recording the album in a Los Angeles studio, as he did on his 2015 album If I Could Change One Thing, he decided to make Birds at home.
I thought that I should just stay close to the windows here, Glier says. I think this sort of happened by accident, but by the time I started recording the record, it was fall in New England, which is a profoundly beautiful death. The air is full of honesty, the sky is full of geese, and there is bright gorgeousness woven into the dying of things. It all seeped into the textures of this record.1. Sunshine
2. Water On Fire
4. Just Because I Can
5. People Like Us
6. Like I Do
7. For What It's Worth
8. Too Much Water
9. Justice For All
10. Hasn't Hit Me Yet
11. I'm Still Looking$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-RAM-5861xSeth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield
Sing Elliott SmithThe title is about as self-explanatory as could be: 'Seth Avett & Jessica Lea
Mayfield sing Elliott Smith.' 12 songs originally written by the acclaimed and wellloved
Smith, performed by 2 artists, currently known for their contributions to the
indie folk rock landscape. The recordings are, in many cases, defined by bare
instrumentation, driven by a simple yet bold vocal delivery, the depth of feeling
complimenting that of the subject matter. This album is an obvious labor of love;
a comment based on the genuine reverence which Avett and Mayfield clearly
hold for Smith. At times, the songs feel light as a feather, while in others, thematically
leaden with heartache, they are given a deep breath, a different dimension,
a new color. In modern fashion, melodies intensely whispered by Elliott Smith
are sung in a harmonious way, akin to the folk aesthetic of Gillian Welch and
David Rawlings1. Between the Bars
2. Baby Britain
3. Fond Farewell
4. Somebody That I Used to Know
5. Let's Get Lost
7. Ballad of Big Nothing
8. Angel in the Snow
11. Roman Candle
12. Memory Lane$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-RAM-6798xTimothy Seth Avett As Darling
IVLETTER CONCERNING THE RECORD 'IV' AND A POST SCRIPT TO FANS
A lot can happen in twelve years. It is beyond probable (if not brutally unavoidable) that such a period of time could render a man nearly unrecognizable to his older self. I would not categorize the young man who made three records under the pen name 'Darling' (incidentally, me) as unrecognizable, but I can say perhaps that we are vaguely disassociated. Those 3 albums, written between 1999 and 2005 and recorded anywhere except a recording studio (the bulk being tracked in my bedroom and parents' garage) follow the exceedingly lonesome course of a kid barely out of high school through a shaky introduction to manhood. They were recorded alone (with cheap microphones) composed alone (with expensive sentimentality), defined by loving befuddlement, and darkened by an all-consuming breakup. I look at them now with an appreciation for where I was, with no small measure of gratitude that I am no longer there. What has not changed however, is that there are still songs that come along which make sense in my mind as fitting only on a 'Darling' record. Truthfully, in the decade-plus that has passed since I last released a solo piece, there have been many songs of this nature. Consequently I have written, designed, edited, and put this record out many times in my mind. Inevitably, however, life would change and the conceptual direction would change with it. It is changing now as I write this. But after twelve birthdays, twelve New Year's Eve's, and twelve winters, I have a portrait I am compelled to commit to the canon of self-portraits.
I am no longer the kid with all that worry, that blaring hurt and rum-fueled uncertainty. I am somewhere else now. But I still sit in my bedroom, quietly following songs where they take me, using them to process what is happening in my life. I have often declared to myself, that I would not leave the 'Darling' moniker forever tied to what I now regard as a time of young (albeit sincere) melancholy. And while this fourth installment is by no means an offering of pure and bright optimism, it is a statement less heavy with heartache, and hopefully a bit more even-keeled in its manner - whatever the emotional narrative. More importantly, it is a honest glimpse into my story alone and a faithful rendition of what I believe to be a notable chapter.
For those interested in the Darling project:
To say that activity of one form or another relating to my solo work is infrequent would be a bit of an understatement. In truth, as time goes, I am thankfully occupied primarily by the joys of my family and the pleasure of making music with my brother and some of my dearest friends. When, however, there are endeavors of the Darling variety on the horizon, I would be honored to let anyone interested know about it. If you count yourself among this set, please feel free to share your email address below. I can say, as someone who religiously declines giving my email out when a cashier asks for it, and as someone who somehow spends more time unsubscribing from email lists than answering emails, I will ONLY pass the word along when there is a word to pass meaning something significant like an upcoming album or confirmed performance(s). Once again, I realize that giving any part of your contact information out is a significant action, and I believe it should be seen as such. In other words, I won't be arranging for emails to go out about anything but relevant 'Darling' news. As always, thank you for your time and care.
Timothy Seth Avett1. Disappointing You
2. Should We Move
3. Samuel And The Baler
5. Weakness And A Strength
6. Faith Undefined
7. Your World
8. Are You Thinking Of Me
9. In These Boots
10. My True Story/A Life To Live
11. Waiting For Something To Die$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pineapple Express (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
First Time On Vinyl
Starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. From creators Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow (Superbad, Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old-Virgin, The Wedding Singer and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby). Features music from the film including Cypress Hill, Humble Pie, Public Enemy and Huey Lewis. Original score by Graeme Revell (Street Kings, Sin City, The Crow).LP 1
1. Huey Lewis and the News - Pineapple Express
2. Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
3. Cypress Hill - Dr. Greenthumb
4. Public Enemy - Lost At Birth
5. Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
6. Peter Tosh - Wanted Dread And Alive
7. Mountain - Don't Look Around
1. Graeme Revell - Pineapple Chase (A.K.A. The Reprise Of The Phoenix)
2. Moondog & The London Saxophonic - Bird's Lament
3. Brother Nolan - Coconut Girl
4. Arthur Lyman - Hilawe
5. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Tha Crossroads
6. Pineapple Fight (A.K.A. The Nemesis Proclaimed) - Graeme Revell
7. Spiritualized - I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
8. Robert Palmer - Woke Up Laughing$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Pocket Full Of Kryptonite (On Sale)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl
Pocket Full of Kryptonite, originally pressed in 1991 sold over six million copies worldwide and was on Billboard's popchart for an incredible 115 straight weeks.
This reissue of Pocket Full Of Kryptonite by SoundStageDirect is a special project for both the band and Seth Frank, President and founder of SoundStageDirect. Seth's passion for vinyl started at the young age of 11 when he began working at the Princeton Record Exchange. It was in that very record store where a friendship between Seth and Chris Barron, the lead singer of the Spin Doctors solidified over a mutual love of music.
As the legend goes, Chris Barron went in to the Princeton Record Exchange in Princeton, N.J., when he was about 13 years old. He met 15-year-old Seth who at the time worked at the store which Chris thought was really cool. With $3 of hard-earned allowance in his pocket, Chris asked Seth, 'What's a really good album that's like, cheap?' Seth said, "Dude, 'Live At Leeds,' It's a killer album." And so Chris bought his first vinyl album for 99 cents, and walked out with enough money left over for a slice of pizza and a soda.
The two teenagers who bonded over their passion for music and vinyl records in particular are still friends today, coming full circle with the limited edition 180 gram vinyl release of Pocket Full Of Kryptonite. It's very clear both men still share the same excitement about bringing music to people, each in their own way.
The Spin Doctors are currently on tour with all of the original members (Chris Barron, Eric Schenkman, Aaron Comess & Mark White).
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Jimmy Olsen's Blues
2. What Time Is It?
3. Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
4. Forty or Fifty
5. Refrigerator Car
6. More Than She Knows
7. Two Princes
8. Off My Line
9. How Could You Want Him (When You Know You Could Have Me?)
10. Shinbone Alley / Hard to Exist$29.99 $24.99 Save $5.00 (17%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TinnaroseNow available on vinyl! In 2012, Austin singer-songwriter Seth Sherman burst onto the local scene with his debut When The Moment Is True, a collection of pop gems blending his intricate John Fahey-esque finger picking with reflective songwriting reminiscent of Cass McCombs and Richard Buckner. Seth reached out to a number of veterans of the Austin scene and quickly realized this was no longer a solo effort. Thus was born Tinnarose. The band began playing live and writing the new songs that would eventually make up their self-titled debut.1. When You're Gone
2. Hard Loving You
3. Small Talk
5. Fallen Debris
6. She Is My Maker
8. Willie O' Winsbury
9. Fallen Debris (Reprise)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
How Do You Feel Now?After a 2014 that saw the release of their debut EP, How Do You Feel?, buzzworthy festival appearances across the U.S., and their late night debut performance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Joywave are back to kick off 2015 in a big way.
News of their debut album comes in conjunction with Joywave's announcement that they will be joining Bleachers on a U.S. tour.1. Somebody New
2. Carry Me
3. Tongues (feat. KOPPS)
7. In Clover
8. Feels Like a Lie
9. Traveling at the Speed of Light
10. Nice House
11. Bad Dreams$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LP Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ATO-5918xJessica Lea Mayfield
Sorry Is GonePressed On Clear Vinyl
Jessica Lea Mayfield might make some people uncomfortable with the level of honesty she projects on her
forthcoming LP, Sorry Is Gone, but she's not going to apologize - for that, or for anything else on her complex,
confessional fourth album, recorded with producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr., Phosphorescent), and
featuring guest appearances from Seth Avett and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth).1. Wish You Could See Me Now
2. Sorry Is Gone
4. Maybe Whatever
5. Soaked Through
6. Safe 2 Connect 2
7. Bum Me Out
9. Offa My Hands
10. World Won't Stop
11. Too Much Terrible$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blue GiantBlue Giant is the creation of Kevin and Anita Robinson, better known as Portland indie-pop darlings Viva Voce. The Robinson's new band features Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Evan Railton (Swords) and Seth Lorinczi (The Golden Bears). On their self-titled debut, produced by Kevin, Blue Giant combine the traditional sounds of American music, country, bluegrass and folk, with driving, straight-ahead rock n roll. The 12 tracks on the album, all written by Kevin and Anita, showcase that versatility from the classic country feel of "Lonely Girl," to the melodic guitars in "Clean The Clock," to the mellow, deceptively simple "Gone For Good" which features Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker.1. Clean the Clock
2. Blue Sunshine
4. Lonely Girl
5. Target Heart
6. When Will the Sun Shine
7. Go On
8. Run Rabbit Run
9. Gone for Good (featuring Corin Tucker)
10. The Game
11. The Void Above the Sky
12. Reasons To Cry$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fire AheadAn Indie-Rock band from San Luis Obispo, California, Lakes formed in 2005. After years of being close friends and playing in different bands, Matt
Covington, Jeremy Wells, Jacob Wick, and Seth Roberts became Lakes. After releasing an EP, a full length, and doing multiple tours, Lakes went into the
studio to work on their most definitive album yet. The songs reflect the years of friendship, the low and high points of life they have shared together, as
well as the lessons and beauty seen through it all. There are no gimmicks with Lakes, no eyeliner, no frills, just honest songs about this thing we all have
in common, life.1. Fire Ahead A.
3. Hold On
4. Hide Away
5. My Misery
6. Santa Ana Winds
9. Armacost Avenue
10. Diamond Eyes
11. Goodbye Santa Monica
12. Fire Ahead B.
13. Armacost Ave (Acoustic Demo)
14. Santa Ana Winds (Acoustic Demo)
15. Yellie (Acoustic Demo)
16. Goodbye Santa Monica (Acoustic Demo)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Body QuestionsSeth Kauffman is Floating Action. Hailing from the small town of Black Mountain, NC Kauffman channels the collective creative energy that has been birthed and transferred between the mountains of the Swannanoa Valley. For his 6th proper studio album Kauffman holed up in his own tiny studio and took from his experiences working with luminaries such as Dan Auerbach and Jim James and built upon them to further challenge his own style and sound by creating his most advanced work to date. Body Questions is a personal testament of the Floating Action vision, it is growth that challenges and exhilarates the sensory experience constructed in the form of extraordinary pop songs.1. Taking Me A Little While
3. No Surprise There
4. House of Secrets
5. Earth Shackles
6. Don't Wake Me
7. Hide Away Too Long
8. Long Dark Shadow
9. Call Out
10. Body Questions
11. Couldn't Be Yourself
12. Fang and Furr$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Only The Lonely (Awaiting Repress)Pressed On Gold-Brown Colored Vinyl
ONLY THE LONELY is the follow up to Colony House's debut album When I Was Younger which featured their single "Silhouettes," which was the #1 most played track on Sirius XM's Alt Nation for four months straight. The band has previously performed on CONAN, Late Night with Seth Meyers and VH1 "Big Morning Buzz, " and has been featured by NPR Music, Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and Noisey, among many others.
Colony House is brothers Caleb Chapman and Will Chapman, Scott Mills, and Parke Avery.1. Cannot Do This Alone
4. You & I
5. Where Your Father's Been
6. You Know It
8. Was It Me
9. This Road
10. I Want It All
11. Follow Me Down
12. Remembered For
13. This Beautiful Life$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Great Southern TrendkillThe 8th studio album by Pantera, originally released in 1996, reached number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart. Due to tension among the bandmembers, Phil Anselmo recorded the vocals alone at Trent Reznor's Nothing Studios in New Orleans while the rest of the group recorded at Chasin Jason Studios in Dallas, Texas.
The Great Southern Trendkill features some of the fastest tempos and most down-tuned guitars that the band ever recorded. It also has a more experimental nature to its songs, such as the acoustic guitar and keyboard-laden Suicide Note Pt. I.
Unlike Pantera's first three major label albums, the vocals are often double tracked and layered to create a more demonic effect. An example of this can be heard in the chorus of 13 Steps to Nowhere, when Phil Anselmo's singing voice is backed up by high pitched screaming, done by Seth Putnam.1. The Great Southern Trendkill
2. War Nerve
3. Drag the Waters
5. 13 Steps to Nowhere
6. Suicide Note Pt. I
7. Suicide Note Pt. II
8. Living Through Me (Hell's Wrath)
10. The Underground In America
11. (Reprise) Sandblasted Skin$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
AdventusAdventus is the Latin word for arrival. And so Cody Canada and The Departed emerge with their first original album. Upon the disbanding of Cross Canadian Ragweed, The Departed took root; Cody Canada and his long time Ragweed band mate, Jeremy Plato on bass and vocals, with Seth James on guitar and vocals, Steve Littleton on B3 organ and keys, and Chris Doege on drums. The band members had spoken reverentially of each other's musicianship before getting together almost two years ago. But make no mistake; Adventus is anything but a relic of the past. It rocks hard, it burns in the Southern sun, and it represents a new era of creative growth, tapping into the eternal emotions and sonics that have informed the great American musical styles from the start.1. Worth The Fight
3. Prayer For The Lonely
4. Blackhorse Mary
5. Hard To Find
8. Cold Hard Fact
10. Set It Free
11. Better Get Right
12. 250,000 Things
13. Mark It Wrong
14. Sweet Lord$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Too Young To Be In Love (Awaiting Repress)Too Young To Be In Love is the first fully-realized Hunx and His Punx album, and the groups first for Hardly Art. It was recorded in New York City by Ivan Julian, one of the founding members of inimitable NYC punk legends Richard Hell and the Voidoids. This record was made in the same studio that one of Hunx's idols, Ronnie Spector, once recorded in. While it is preceded by the Gay Singles LP (True Panther Sounds/Matador Records, 2009), a collection of hard-to-find and out-of-print 7 singles, Too Young To Be In Love is the first proper studio record from Hunx and His Punx.
Too Young To Be In Love also marks the first time the group has ever been comprised entirely by punkettes, another name for the all girl band that band leader Seth Bogart (aka Hunx) always dreamed of. Shannon Shaw (of Shannon and the Clams) plays bass, and wrote three of the albums songs. Her powerful voice on Lovers Lane and The Curse of Being Young crackles and breaks with a raw ferocity that perfectly compliments Hunxs swoon-worthy nasal croon. This album also represents a distinct reversal of roles, the all-girl quartet (Shaw, plus guitarist Michelle Santamaria, drummer Erin Emslie, and Amy Blaustein on guitar/organ) bring the fire, while Hunx brings the sugar. All of the ladies sing on this album, and their voices combine to create some modern Wall of Sound magic.
Hunx and His Punx might be the first ever girl group fronted by a flamboyant gay male whose dream in life is to sound like a girl. They have created a unique new sound they refer to as Young Oldies, a mixture of '50s teenage rock n roll, '60s girl groups and bubblegum pop.
I only write songs out of heartbreak, says Hunx of the new record. Older songs focused on trashier homoerotic topics like cruising and boyfriend stealing. But Too Young To Be In Love is all about love and heartbreak. People tend to have scandalous ideas about Seth Hunx Bogart. This can happen when you try to French kiss the entire front row at one of your shows, pose for photographs nude or bare everything in the video for Lust For Life by the band Girls. But behind all of this is a sweet and somewhat innocent entertainer who knows how to put on a show.1. Lovers Lane
2. Hes Coming Back
3. Keep Away From Johnny
4. The Curse of Being Young
5. Too Young To Be In Love
6. If Youre Not Here (I Dont Know Where You Are)
7. Bad Boy
8. Tonite Tonite
9. Can We Get Together?
10. Blow Me Away$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
A Fallen Temple
Remastered Re-release Of Septicflesh's 1998 Classic Album
Includes Four Rare Bonus Tracks
Adorned With A Brand New Cover Artwork Designed By Septicflesh Frontman Seth "Siro" Anton.
"The Last Time" is a PARADISE LOST cover which was previously only available on a long sold-out tribute album to one of the Greek demons' biggest influences, and the last three bonus tracks come from the 1998 'The Eldest Cosmonaut' EP.
With Ophidian Wheel (originally released 1997) SEPTICFLESH took a bold step away from the classic Death Metal formula they had established with their two earlier albums Mystic Places of Dawn (1994) and Esoptron (1995). This third full-length fully explored and experimented with the possibilities offered by classic Gothic Metal as defined by PARADISE LOST's eponymous album. Gothic (1991) is an obvious influence for Ophidian Wheel with its amalgamation of harsh Death Metal, dark Gothic atmospheres and contrasting beautiful female vocals. To this recipe the Greek demons added their trademark spices like the singing guitar sound and classical elements. For the first time SEPTICFLESH featured the exceptionally talented soprano Natalie Rassoulis on Ophidian Wheel for stunning impact.
The band was founded in Athens in 1990 by brothers Christos and Spiros Seth Antoniou joined by guitarist Sotiris Vayenas. The Greeks quickly released the Temple of the Lost Race EP (1991), which was followed by their cult first full-length Mystic Places of Dawn. Both have already been re-released jointly by Season of Mist. This was followed by the reissue of SEPTICFLESH's second album Esoptron with new artwork and bonus tracks, on which the Greeks already expanded their sonic realm with hints of Gothic flavour and a heavy infusion of TYPE O NEGATIVE.
SEPTICFLESH cemented their reputation for experimental and intelligent Metal music with A Fallen Temple (1998), Revolution DNA (1999) and Sumerian Daemons (2003). Yet in October 2003 the band members decided to go separate ways. Continuous demand of their large and loyal following finally led to a reunion in 2007, after which SEPTICFLESH firmly established themselves as a leading force of symphonic Dark Metal with critically acclaimed masterpieces Communion (2008) and The Great Mass (2011).1. Brotherhood Of The Fallen Knights
2. The Eldest Cosmonaut
3. Marble Smiling Face
4. Underworld Act 1
5. Temple Of The Lost Race
6. The Crypt
7. Setting Of The Two Suns
9. Underworld Act 2
10. The Eldest Cosmonaut [Dark Mix]
11. The Last Time
12. Underworld Act 3
14. The Eldest Cosmonaut [Single Version]$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Yonkers NYIf a songwriter of some accomplishment who is also a singer predominantly known for his work in country music was looking for a subject for a deeply personal cycle of songs, it's pretty unlikely that Yonkers, New York, a small city bordering on New York City's borough of the Bronx, would be the subject.
Not, of course, unless the writer is Chip Taylor, who grew up there. With Yonkers, NY, Taylor, a veteran songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, the Hollies and, of course, the Troggs (who waxed his first big hit, Wild Thing), has gone back to his childhood and adolescence and come up with eleven songs filled with warmth and humor, enlivened with spoken reminiscences and packaged with a book of lyrics and vintage photos of the people and places that are their subjects. The songs on Yonkers, NY take us into Taylor's family life and into his discovery of music, horses and girls, opening these subjects up with a skill only a master songwriter can summon.
John Platania - electric guitar
Greg Leisz - steel guitar, dobro & mandolin
Tony Mercadante - electric bass
Seth Farber - piano and accordian
Kendel Carson - fiddle
Tony Leone - drums1. Barry Go On (Put Yourself On The Mountain)
2. Charcoal Sky
3. Gin Rummy Rules
4. Hey Jonny (Did You Feel That Movie)
5. Without Horses
6. No Dice
7. Bastard Brothers
8. Piece Of The Sky
9. Saw Mill River Road
10. Yonkers Girls
11. Yonkers N.Y.$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Yerba Buena BounceExceptional 200-gram deluxe vinyl pressing. Deluxe gatefold jackets crafted by Stoughton Printing. With Yerba Buena Bounce, its 10th album, The Hot Club of San Francisco confirms its reputation as America's longest-running and finest Gypsy Jazz ensemble. Inspired explorations of Django Reinhardt's tunes, originals and more, are captured in shimmering sound. The Hot Club of San Francisco is a quintet of accomplished and versatile musicians who celebrate Django Reinhardt's and Stephane Grappelli's renowned Hot Club de France. The ensemble borrows the all-string instrumentation of three guitars, violin and bass from the original Hot Club but breathes new life into the music with innovative arrangements of classic tunes and original compositions from the group's superb lead guitarist, Paul Mehling. Hearing the ensemble takes the listener back to the 1930s and to the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris. Mandolinist David Grisman, father of Dawg music and good friend of The Hot Club, makes a special guest appearance on two tracks. The set is further enhanced by bandoneon virtuoso Seth Asarno. Two bonus tracks feature the quintet augmented by three Dixieland horns.
Recorded by multi-Grammy-nominated Prof. Keith Johnson at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California, the Yerba Buena Bounce sessions benefited from the historic ambience, scene of hundreds of classic jazz and rock recordings. Using his own custom-built microphones and electronics (as always), Johnson was able to utilize some of Fantasy's unique facilities, such as a legendary echo chamber, to add luster to his always life-like soundscapes.1. Mystery Pacific
2. Hot Lips
3. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
5. Number Two
6. Souvenir de Villingen
7. Tickle Toe
8. Black and White
9. Rythme Futur
11. Yerba Buena Bounce
14. Georgia Cabin
15. Improvisation #2
16. JAM: Some Of These Days$49.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Nick JonasMulti-talented recording artist and actor, Nick Jonas has already intrigued the public and impressed the masses with the release of his new song "Chains,"
earlier this summer, and will release his much anticipated self-titled album via Island Records.
His debut single "Jealous" continues to get rave reviews. Following the debut of "Jealous," Jonas performed the hit, for the first time on National TV: Late Night with
Seth Meyers on Thursday, September 11 and The Today Show on Friday, September 12. The suave, upbeat "Jealous," is at the other end of the musical
spectrum from "Chains" says Jonas. "Both songs demonstrate the range of music I created on my album," continues Jonas. "I'm really proud of the body
of music, which falls somewhere in between "Chains" and "Jealous." Lyrically, "Jealous" is a song anyone can relate to within any sort of relationship or
friendship. I can't wait for my fans to hear it." The video for "Jealous" is in the making, which was directed by the legendary artist Peter Tunney. Tunney,
best known for his large scale pop art that uses mixed materials on canvas and inspirational messages, has been working creatively with Nick on various
6. Numb feat. Angel Haze
7. Take Over
9. I Want You
10. Avalanche feat. Demi Lovato
11. Nothing Would Be Better$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fire MusicDanko Jones has announced the release of FIRE MUSIC via Bad Taste Records/MRI. The new album is loaded with some of the most incendiary, fierce, and downright pissed-off songs the band has ever committed to tape. In the past, Danko Jones' repertoire has frequently exhibited a physical and emotional release for those times when love is unkind, but with these songs the trio exhibits what happens when therapy doesn't work. Song to song, the listener experiences Danko's pent-up agitation that has been left to stew, getting expelled into pure, merciless, violent rock 'n' roll fury. The repertoire unleashes a torrent of Misfits-worthy shout along hooks, as Jones crosses into a realm where whatever belief he ever had in love and romance has disintegrated into the darkest depths of a blackened soul.
Danko Jones' composition "Gonna Be A Fight Tonight" has been selected as the official theme song for WWE's Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View Event, taking place on January 25, 2015 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. One of WWE's pinnacle annual events, this year it is especially buzzing in anticipation of its main event "Triple Threat Match" featuring WWE Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar versus John Cena versus Seth Rollins.
With the new album, co-founders Danko Jones and John JC Calabrese welcome new drummer Rich Knox, formerly of southern fried Toronto rockers Flash Lightning. FIRE MUSIC was produced and mixed by Juno Award winning producer Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Monster Truck, Metric), and the cover / packaging was designed by Grammy Award winner Gail Marowitz.1. Wild Woman
2. The Twisting Knife
3. Gonna Be A Fight Tonight
4. Body Bags
5. Live Forever
6. Do You Wanna Rock
7. Getting Into Drugs
8. Watch You Slide
9. I Will Break Your Heart
11. She Ain't Coming Home$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dark HorseAn atypical country artist, Devin Dawson's approach to music is not different on purpose, it's different with purpose. He grew up just outside the gates of Folsom Prison, drawing inspiration from Johnny Cash,Alan Jackson,Marvin Gaye and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Pulling from these influences, he began to write in a style that is definitively country. Dawson's lyrics full of romance and vulnerability, delivered with a distinctive saw-toothed vocal, draw you in from the first verse and keep you hooked until the very last chord.
Since the release of his debut single All On Me earlier this year, the California-native has already made his TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers,landed multiple Grand Ole Opry performances, and received critical praise from a multitude of outlets including. His unique mix of organic roots and high-voltage country is showcased masterfully on his forthcoming debut Dark Horse,produced by the daring Jay Joyce(Eric Church,Little Big Town,Brothers Osborne). With a co-write credit on every track, the result will further establish Dawson's building reputation as a dark horse set to emerge as one of the most exciting modern storytellers the format has ever seen.1. Dip
2. All On Me
3. Asking For A Friend
4. Second To Last
6. I Don't Care Who Sees
7. Secondhand Hurt
9. War Paint
10. I Can't Trust Myself
12. Dark Horse$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Carry FireCarry Fire, Robert Plant's eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014's acclaimed lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, was produced by Plant in the west of England and Wales, at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire with additional recordings at Real World and Rockfield studios. As with lullaby, Plant is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters: John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t'bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, bendir; Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum, tambourine; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe, drum kit; and Liam Skin Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, twelve-string.
Plant and the Space Shifters are also joined on Carry Fire by a number of special guests. Chrissie Hynde joins Plant on the duet Bluebirds Over the Mountain (written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys). Albanian cellist Redi Hasa performs on three tracks, as does the celebrated Seth Lakeman on viola and fiddle.
Plant and the Space Shifters (which now includes Lakeman) celebrate Carry Fire's release by beginning a world tour in November 2017 starting in UK & Ireland and touring all corners of globe from thereon.
Plant and the band spent two years on the road together supporting lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, their unique sound and vision ultimately evolving into something even more creative and powerful.
Plant, who lived in Texas for a time before returning to his native England three years ago, together with his friends, present the songs Carry Fire, melding unusual rhythms with naturalism and smoldering power.
It's about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation.LP 1
1. The May Queen
2. New World...
3. Season's Song
4. Dance With You Tonight
5. Carving Up The World Again...A Wall And Not A Fence
6. A Way With Words
7. Carry Fire
1. Bones Of Saints
2. Keep It Hid
3. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
4. Heaven Sent$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
We Are Miracles
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, the acclaimed performer's
Emmy-nominated and first headline special for HBO, will be available
for the first time on LP via Sub Pop Records. We Are Miracles',
recorded at the famed Largo in Los Angeles, California, was written by
Silverman, directed by Liam Lynch and produced by Funny Or Die and
Black Gold Films. The special was executive produced by Heidi Herzon,
Mike Farah, Anna Wenger, Betsy Koch, Amy Zvi and Silverman.
Emmy winner Sarah Silverman is as versatile of a performer as they
come. Her repertoire includes everything from film and television,
stand-up comedy, to iconic online videos. She voiced the role of 'Vanellope'
in the Oscar nominated Disney animated film Wreck It Ralph, alongside
John C. Reilly, and recently co-starred in Seth McFarlane's A Million
Ways to Die in the West. She stars as the lead in the drama feature, I
Smile Back, a film adaption of a novel by Amy Koppelman and was
previously seen starring in Take This Waltz. In 2004 Silverman made
an impressive splash with her concert film "Sarah Silverman: Jesus is
Magic," which garnered major attention at the Toronto Film Festival,
and she also received critical praise for her work on the documentary
feature, The Aristocrats.
Silverman was nominated for a 2009 Primetime Emmy in the
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series category for her work on the
Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program. This marked
Comedy Central's first ever Emmy nomination in a scripted acting category.
She also received a WGA nomination for her work on the show. Silverman
won a Primetime Emmy in 2008 in the Outstanding Original Music and
Lyrics category for her musical collaboration with Matt Damon. In addition,
she was honored with a Best Actress Webby Award for her online video
"The Great Schlep." She is now a part of JASH, a comedy collective on
YouTube featuring original content by Silverman and friends. She has
guest starred in a slew of acclaimed and notable television shows such
as the Emmy nominated drama The Good Wife, and Monk, which earned
her an Emmy nomination in 2008 in the Guest Actress category, and
she has lent her voice to Fox's Emmy nominated animated series, Bob's
Burgers. She also released a book in 2010, New York Times Bestseller,
The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee. Silverman
was dubbed "the most outrageously funny woman alive," by Rolling
Stone. She grew up in New Hampshire and attended New York University.
In 1993 she joined Saturday Night Live as a writer and feature performer
and has not stopped working since.1. Nighttime Rituals
2. Speaking of Cum, My Mother's Been Sick
3. Killing Jesus
4. Planting the Seeds of Insecurity
5. Looking Inward
6. A Heartbreaking Story
7. Rape Jokes, Comedy's Hidden Gem
9. Senator Obama
10. Human Puppies
11. Diva$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EgomaniacFollowing two successful years on the road supporting 2014's breakout Lunatic, KONGOS returned home in late 2015 with a bevy of ideas. The guys wrote initial demos separately and convened at Tokoloshe Studios-their full-scale production studio located in their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. While sharing ideas, they collectively realized a thematic commonality, which would eventually inform the creation of Egomaniac.
"We started to see this theme of egomania in everyone's songs," explains Dylan. "It came from recognizing egomania in every aspect of life and throughout our surroundings. If you have any inkling of self-awareness, you also notice it inside yourself. It's so palpable in our world. By referencing another human condition in so many songs, we thought it was a nice follow-up to our last album Lunatic. If you're going to name an album Egomaniac, you have to incorporate big sounds and songs. The chorus of 'Take It From Me' embodies the entire record's theme perfectly."
Egomaniac boasts 13 new tracks from the group. These range from the blues guitar-driven accordion shuffle of "I Don't Mind," which instantly became a live favorite, to the skittering electronics and sharp commentary on "Autocorrect" and the epic send-off at the heart of "Look At Me."
In 2014, "Come With Me Now" from Lunatic put KONGOS on the map. The group became unanimously recognized as one of rock music's most infectious and invigorating new voices as the track went RIAA double-platinum for sales in excess of 2 million. It occupied the #1 spot at Alternative Radio for five weeks, marking the quickest ascent to the top by a new band in history. The song was heard everywhere with placements by The Expendables 3, Universal Studios, Dodge Ram, Samsung Galaxy, American Idol, The Originals, MTV Movie Awards, HBO, FX, CNN, NBC Sports, ESPN, NFL, WWE, Playstation 4 and more. The video has been viewed over 45 million times. They've hit the stage at Late Night With Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Today Show and more and received acclaim from Rolling Stone, USA Today, and many others.
The brothers KONGOS-Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, and Danny-have music in their blood. Their dad John Kongos landed multiple chart hits in the seventies, and the boys picked up instruments at a young age. Now, they've got a musical legacy all their own.LP 1
1. Take It From Me
2. The World Would Run Better
3. I Want It Free
6. Where I Belong
7. Birds Do It
1. 2 In The Morning
2. Look At Me
3. I Don't Mind
4. Hey You, Yeah You
5. Repeat After Me
6. If You Could$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now