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Stranger Things: Music From The Netflix Original SeriesStranger Things: Music from the Netflix Original Series contains songs from Seasons 1 & 2! This 2LP set contains a mini 8x12 fold-out poster and a crack-and-peel sticker! The album features nineteen songs and eleven audio clips from the show.LP 1
1. Will Byers - Will Singing The Clash (Intro)
2. The Police - Every Breath You Take
3. The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
4. Jim Hopper - Coffee And Contemplation
5. The Bangles - Hazy Shade Of Winter
6. Echo And The Bunnymen - Nocturnal Me
7. Joyce Byers - Bring Him Home
8. Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
9. Duran Duran - Girls On Film
10. Jonathan Byers - Just Because People Tell You
11. Joy Division - Atmosphere
12. Joyce Byers - Maybe I'm Crazy
13. Olivia Newton-John - Twist Of Fate
14. Mike & Eleven - Says Logic
15. The Psychedelic Furs - The Ghost In You
16. Toto - Africa
1. Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around With Jim
2. Dustin & Lucas - Accident Or Not
3. Devo - Whip It
4. Bon Jovi - Runaway
5. Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
6. The Romantics - Talking In Your Sleep
7. Mike & Eleven - Mouthbreather
8. Fad Gadget - Back To Nature
9. Dustin - She's Our Friend And She's Crazy
10. Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane
11. Peter Gabriel - Heroes
12. Eleven - Friends Don't Lie
13. New Order - Elegia
14. Will Byers - Will Singing The Clash (Outro)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-LAK-9525xKyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Stranger Things Vol. 1 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack)
Pressed On Upside Down Inter-Dimensional Blue Colored Vinyl
Thick Heavyweight Gatefold Sleeve
Includes A Printed Insert Featuring Album Credits And Additional Art
STRANGER THINGS is the breakout Netflix original series set in 1983 Indiana where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the '80s supernatural classics that captivated a generation, STRANGER THINGS stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Matthew Modine, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton. The series is now streaming on Netflix globally.LP 1
1. Stranger Things
3. Nancy and Barb
4. This Isn't You
8. A Kiss
9. Castle Byers
11. The Upside Down
12. After Sarah
13. One Blink for Yes
14. Photos In the Woods
1. Fresh Blood
4. Hanging Lights
5. Biking to School
6. Are You Sure?
9. Cops Are Good at Finding
10. No Weapons
11. Walking Through the Upside Down
12. She'll Kill You
13. Run Away
14. No Autopsy
16. Joyce and Lonnie Fighting
17. Lights Out
18. Hazmat Suits
20. You Can Talk to Me
21. What Else Is There to Do?
22. Hawkins Lab$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-LAK-0126xKyle Dixon & Michael Stein
Stranger Things 2 Soundtrack
Upside Down Inter-Dimensional Blue Vinyl
Soundtrack to the second season of the hit Netflix Series, Stranger Things, with music by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein.$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Don't Look BackClear Vinyl
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.
Boston are truly a worldwide sensation to rock music and guitar enthusiasts everywhere. Their music continues to be some of the most played on radio stations all over the globe, thanks to the many hit tracks and multi-platinum albums that have followed this much loved band since their smash debut Boston (Friday Music 34188) from 1976.
Led by Tom Scholz, the mastermind producer/guitarist/songwriter and fronted by the late superstar vocalist Brad Delp, Boston delivered an amazing second LP with the chart topping Don't Look Back. Along with Sib Hashian, Barry Goodreau and Fran Sheehan, Boston were back in a huge way as they clearly show in the eight stellar tracks they recorded for this brilliant album.
The 1978 smash LP kicks things off with the hard rocker title track Don't Look Back. This radio chart topper
truly displays the classic Tom Scholz signature guitar riffs and graced radio airwaves worldwide. It's Easy features the sorely missed familiar vocal power of Brad Delp as well as his emotional reading on their power ballad anthem A Man I'll Never Be.
More solid numbers from the band include the rockin' Party, the fan favorites Don't Be Afraid, The Journey and of course the stellar Feelin' Satisfied, all making Boston's Don't Look Back one of the most revered albums in classic rock history.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Boston. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in the Boston/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their second legendary masterpiece Don't Look Back. The original Epic Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Boston, Yes, Alice Cooper) and manufactured by R.T.I. For a very limited time, this first time audiophile release will be pressed on CLEAR vinyl.
Boston's Don't Look Back will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time. To further celebrate this magnificent release, the beautiful gatefold cover features the original Gary Norman artwork as well as the lyrics on a separate insert sheet with even more cool graphics from this 1978 LP. Boston Don't Look Back Impeccable first time audiophile stereo CLEAR vinyl and gatefold cover Happy New Year!
No Synthesizers Used No Computers Used!!!1. Don't Look Back
2. The Journey
3. It's Easy
4. A Man I'll Never Be
5. Feelin' Satisfied
7. Used To Bad News
8. Don't Be Afraid$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
RR7349 (Awaiting Repress)Experimental synth quartet S U R V I V E ' s sophomore full-length and Relapse debut is a dark, sweeping exercise in analog synth mastery. The pulsating, 9-song instrumental release showcases immense diversity between tracks - RR7349's compositions range from grim tom-tom thunder to space-age epics, pairing tense plodding grooves with meditative ambience and driving, rhythmic beats. Inspired by IDM and horror scores alike, RR7349 is simultaneously ominous and hopeful; tense and relaxed; percussive and melodic. Additionally, two of the group's members also recently scored the soundtrack for the hit new sci-fi / horror show Stranger Things on Netflix. RR7349 is a unique addition to the Relapse discography, and unquestionably S U R V I V E ' s best work to date.1. A.H.B.
4. High Rise
7. Low Fog
9. Cutthroat$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
HomeThe Helm are no strangers to the Hex Records roster. They released their initial 7 with the label before releasing their first full length with California mainstay Indecision Records. Two national tours later The Helm found themselves at an impasse, bringing in a new rhythm section and taking a break to focus on getting the new members acclimated to the vicious sounds which they excel at. After getting comfortable and writing some new songs Hex records once again approached them to rejoin the label, which they were happy to do. The result is Home, the new full length recorded by Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes) that finds the band taking new twists and turns to their tired and true gritty hardcore attack. Moving beyond the simple His Hero Is Gone comparisons and taking cues from fellow Northwest noisemongers like Kiss It Goodbye this crew makes things interesting for the noise-damaged ear, yet still makes a lot of room for 2-minute anthems of mistrust for a rotten world.
Gun As Gavel
A Few Days Ago
Because We Can
Boarded Up$12.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
StrangerOn Stranger Balmorhea continues the cosmic dialog they began with their eponymous debut in 2007. Though the spirit of Texas' early inhabitants and the weight of the night sky inspired previous albums All is Wild, All is Silent (2009) and Constellations (2010), Stranger shifts the focus from the celestial to the terrestrial, or more accurately, it begins to explore the celestial resonance in all things terrestrial.
Balmorhea's music has always been guided by the experience of living in Texas, but with Stranger the band moves beyond contemplative reverence for the land and the history of their home state. The most forward-leaning of their catalog, Stranger presents worlds of tenderness, aggression, estrangement, and freedom using an expanded sonic palette including guitar loops, vibes, synthesizers, ukulele, and steel pan drums. In addition to these new sounds, electric guitars and percussion take the stage once occupied by piano and acoustic guitars.
Stranger explores the kinetic rhythms that dictate our day-to-day lives, fascinated by the wanderlust that drove the itinerant hearts of our earliest settlers and that continues to pulse in the kids roaming Texas' suburban sprawl. Unsettled, but patient, these songs embrace everyday sensuality, youthful discovery, and nomadic reverie awe-struck by the divine energy that permeates all of our earthly fauna and flora.
Refined over many months, and in one case years, the band took care to ensure every note on Stranger feels essential, vivid, and confident. During the writing process, Rob Lowe was living in Alpine, Texas, just down the road from Marfa, and Michael Muller had relocated to Brooklyn. Absorbing their new environments, and filtering them through uniquely Texan lenses, the band has created an album that stands defiantly alone in the sea of modern independent music. Opening with the electric guitar loops, synths, and steel drums of Days, the band invites us to move forward with them as they explore without pretense or expectation. Pilgrim provides the perfect ending, blurring alpha and omega...a concluding gesture taking us back to our beginnings.1. Days
3. Fake Fealty
10. Pilgrim$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Spreading RumoursSpreading Rumors is Grouplove's second full-length album.
Hannah Hooper met Christian Zucconi late one evening on the lower east side of Manhattan. They had both been living in New York for years and had never crossed paths before. But from that night forward the two could hardly be pulled apart. Soon after their connection Hooper was invited to an art residency in Greece on the island of Crete and Hooper insists without any hesitation she invited Zucconi to join her on this journey. Seriously, we had only known one another for a few days but are both so inspired and alive when we are together that going to Greece seemed like a magical and natural thing to do recalls Zucconi.
On Crete, in a small remote mountain village, Hooper and Zucconi met the members of their future band Grouplove a year before it was officially formed. Sean Gadd, a natural songwriter and guitar player, born and bred in London instantly bonded with the two eccentric New Yorkers. Their relationship became apparent through the music they were making day in and day out. Andrew Wessen, a pro surfer and musician from Los Angeles and his childhood friend Ryan Rabin, an accomplished drummer and producer, were also at the residency and quickly joined in with the musical trio. These five musicians make up the members of what we now know as Grouplove.
Like all good things, the summer and the residency came to an end and the five friends scattered back to their homes all over the globe. With Sean in London, Christian and Hannah in Brooklyn and Ryan and Andrew in Los Angeles Grouplove was faced with the challenge of what to do now. We all understood how rare it is for five strangers to feel as close as family and create passionate music together. We couldn't just return to Brooklyn and let the music we all made fade into a memory of that summer we had in Greece, explains Zucconi. Everyone pulled their funds together and Sean, Christian and Hannah made their way to Ryan Rabin's studio in LA to record their album. We seriously had the best time of our lives doing that record, says Zucconi. And the result is an incredibly special album where soaring harmonies coupled with sweeping anthems lead you through their powerful journey. Like the members of Grouplove, their music is diverse in influence and style but bonded together by an undeniably creative kinship.
Their experience back together and recording together was so potent that Hooper and Zucconi packed up their lives in Brooklyn and moved to LA to live and play their music.
We never could have dreamt this up says Zucconi, but at the same time we're not at all surprised - GROUPLOVE is meant to be. Our story a testament to fate, and our music is something we are ready to share.1. I'm With You
2. Borderlines And Aliens
4. Ways To Go
5. Shark Attack
6. Sit Still
7. Hippy Hill
8. What I Know
9. Didn't Have To Go
10. Bitin' The Bullet
11. News To Me
13. Save The Party For Me$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Most Lamentable TragedyThe Most Lamentable Tragedy [hereafter TMLT] is the fourth studio album by Titus Andronicus [hereafter +@] and the band's debut for Merge Records. The central narrative of TMLT ("a work of fiction," claims singer/songwriter Patrick Stickles) concerns an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in deep despair. Following an encounter with his own doppelgÄnger (an enigmatic stranger, identical in appearance though opposite in disposition), long held secrets are revealed, sending our protagonist on a transformative odyssey, through past lives and new loves, to the shocking revelation that the very thing that sustains him may be the thing to destroy him..1. THE ANGRY HOUR
2. NO FUTURE IV: NO FUTURE TRIUMPHANT
3. STRANDED (ON MY OWN)
4. LONELY BOY
5. I LOST MY MIND (+@)
6. LOOK ALIVE
7. THE MAGIC MORNING
9. I LOST MY MIND ( DJ )
10. MR. E. MANN
11. FIRED UP
12. DIMED OUT
13. MORE PERFECT UNION
15. SUN SALUTATION
16. (S)HE SAID / (S)HE SAID
17. FUNNY FEELING
18. FATAL FLAW
20. COME ON, SIOBHAN
21. A PAIR OF BROWN EYES
22. AULD LANG SYNE
23. I'M GOING INSANE (FINISH HIM)
24. THE FALL
25. INTO THE VOID (FILLER)
26. NO FUTURE PART V: IN ENDLESS DREAMING
27. [ SEVEN SECONDS ]
28. STABLE BOY
29. A MORAL$34.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Natch'l Blues (Pure Pleasure)Taj Mahal's second album, recorded in the spring and fall of 1968, opens with more stripped-down Delta-style blues in the manner of his debut, but adds a little more amplification (partly courtesy of Al Kooper on organ) before moving into wholly bigger sound on numbers like She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride and The Cuckoo -- the latter, in particular, features crunchy electric and acoustic guitars and Gary Gilmore playing his bass almost like a lead instrument, like a bluesman's answer to John Entwistle. Most notable, however, may be the two original closing numbers, You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry) and Ain't That A Lot Of Love, which offer Taj Mahal working in the realm of soul and treading onto Otis Redding territory. This is particularly notable on You Don't Miss Your Water, which achieves the intensity of a gospel performance and comes complete with a Stax/Volt-style horn arrangement by Jesse Ed Davis that sounds more like the real thing than the real thing. Ain't That a Lot of Love, by contrast, is driven by a hard electric guitar sound and a relentless bass part that sounds like a more urgent version of the bassline from the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin'. This LP reissue includes a trio of bonus tracks: a faster-paced rendition of The Cuckoo with a more prominent lead guitar, the slow electric lament New Stranger Blues featuring some good mandolin-style playing on the guitar, and the rocking instrumental Things Are Gonna Work Out Fine, which is a killer showcase for Davis' lead electric guitar and Taj Mahal's virtuosity on the harmonica.
- Taj Mahal (harmonica, guitar)
- Jesse Edwin (guitar, piano, arranger)
- Al Kooper (organ, piano)
- Gary Gilmore (bass)
- Chuck Blackwell, Earl Palmer (drums)
Recording: May & October 1968
Production: David Rubinson
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Good Morning Miss Brown Corinna
2. I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll
3. Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
4. Done Changed My Way Of Living
5. The Cuckoo (alternative version)
6. She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride
7. The Cuckoo
8. You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry)
9. A Lot Of Love
10. New Stranger Blues
11. Things Are Gonna Work Out Fine$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
His Self Titled "Rockin' Chair" Masterwork Album Is Back!
First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover With Rare Photos
Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso
Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His
legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal and stage prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
style blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.
With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for
Sun before landing in Chicago in the early fifties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world on the
In 1962, he released his stellar self-titled masterpiece Howlin' Wolf. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of
the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy on guitar, the masterful Otis Spann on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass,
Howlin' Wolf a/k/a The Rockin' Chair Album would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day
Chicago blues history.
Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Shake for Me, The Wolf continues to rock the listener through
a treasure trove of 11 more blues standards which made this one of the most important blues LP's of all time. The
album features classic gems like Spoonful, Back Door Man, Wang Dang Doodle and The Red Rooster. All of these
blues rockers became truly a blueprint for a ton of rock and blues giants for years like Cream, The Doors and The
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
we are so very proud to announce our first installment in The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Series with his legendary masterpiece Howlin' Wolf.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Howlin' Wolf will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.
To further celebrate this first time authorized audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inside gatefold photos of the
man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.
Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Impeccable monophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes!
Spoonful1. Shake for Me
2. The Red Rooster
3. You'll Be Mine
4. Who's Been Talkin'
5. Wang Dang Doodle
6. Little Baby
8. Going Down Slow
9. Down in the Bottom
10. Back Door Man
11. Howlin' for My Baby
12. Tell Me$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Hive MindIf youve heard Daniel Martin-McCormicks name recently, it would have been either in association with his disco / punk / echo band Mi Ami, or as Sex Worker on the Not Not Fun label, or as Ital on NNFs sister label 100% Silk. Raised in Washington, DC, Martin-McCormick has a history in the citys hardcore scenehe was in Dischord Records band Black Eyes in the early 2000sbut was also making dance-inspired tracks during the same period, coming from a very different angle than the average guy with a copy of Logic Pro and a working knowledge of dance musics history.
Martin-McCormicks music is a stranger thing. Hive Mind, his debut full-length under the Ital moniker, uses houses easygoing 4/4 structure as a kind of camouflage for more out-there sonic explorations, subverting expectations, seeking the links between dubs space- and sound-bending, industrials unsettling sonics and the effects and black holes of minimal at its weirdest. The album has a sculptured feel: sounds twist in space while melodies pitch-shift in an unsettling way, voices fade in and out, nothing is ever allowed to settle comfortably, everything vibrates.
Opener Doesnt Matter (If You Love Him) sounds a bit like Tackhead if they had made house music, using a flickering and confidently repeated phrase over a lumbering drum and bass line, introducing swirling and bombing synths into the mix once the secret comes out. The strange marriage of treated voices and swelling, pitch-bent chords and effects on Floridian Void draws the listener into its strange atmosphere; its an ambient house track of sorts, but the ambience here is a swirling, confusing, watery vortex rather than fuzzy, new age pap. Privacy Settings builds creepy wolf howls over a slow bass line and cold, far-away drums, estranged from their usual disco setting, while Israel picks things up again, with weird, pitch-shifting bells over dubby toms and cold chords. Final Wave restores the album to something resembling normality, with a disco-like swing that recalls Moodymanns beat-down productions slid through brutal dub-like effects that bring out a shade of strangeness in an otherwise happy groove.1. Doesn't Matter (If You Love Him)
2. Floridian Void
3. Privacy Settings
5. First Wave$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
The Johnny Winter Produced Grammy Award Winning Masterwork
Mastered From The Blue Sky Tapes By Joe Reagoso
First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl & Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover
Featured Musicians: Pine Top Perkins, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Rogers & Big Walter Horton
Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one
of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing
guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic
Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence
generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.
With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi
native was soon being discovered by a whole new legion of rock and roll
fans thanks to his songs being recorded by folks like The Rolling Stones
and Johnny Winter.
As the stars aligned, Johnny Winter would go on to produce and
play on his mentor's masterpiece I'm Ready. Featuring an all-star band
with the likes of the legendary Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Walter Horton on
harmonica, and the masterful Pine Top Perkins on piano, Muddy Waters'
I'm Ready would go on to become one of the his most revered albums
earning him a Grammy Award in 1978.
Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits I'm Ready,
Muddy continues to rock the house through a treasure trove of 8 more
blues champions which made this one of the most important recordings
of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics Rock Me,
Screamin' and Cryin', and I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary bluesman
Muddy Waters. That is why we are so very proud to announce another
installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Series with his legendary masterwork I'm Ready.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee
Hooker, Johnny Winter), I'm Ready will truly become one of the most
important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released
in quite some time.
To further celebrate this first time authorized stereophonic audiophile
vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork with a stunning
gatefold cover featuring the original artwork and inner sleeve elements not
seen in LP form in years.
Muddy Waters and his great friend Johnny Winter .I'm Ready
.exclusively from your friends at Friday Music
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man1. I'm Ready
2. 33 Years
3. Who Do You Trust
4. Copper Brown
5. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
7. Rock Me
8. Screamin' And Cryin'
9. Good Morning Little School Girl$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
My Midnight ThingsSince 1983, the name Lizzy Borden has been synonymous with heavy metal music of the highest caliber. With My Midnight Things he has reaffirmed this standing, delivering the biggest, most dramatic, moving and cinematic record of his career, and one of the most essential additions to the genre in 2018. While showcasing a diverse range of sounds, tones and moods, it is unmistakably the work of the man who released a string of classic albums in the 1980s and two more in the 00s, but with a new fire burning at the heart of the record, it is one that he has lovingly crafted for those who scream along with every word at his shows. "On our last tour across Europe, Asia and South America, I noticed that the audience had changed," he states. "It got a lot younger. I looked out to see all these kids in every country singing at the top of their lungs to songs that were written before they were born, and that made me want to start writing some full-blown albums just for them. I wanted to make songs that would be theirs, albums that they could be a part of."
Having not dropped a record since 2007's mighty Appointment With Death, fans have understandably champed at the bit waiting for new material. Though penning numerous songs throughout that period, when it became time to seriously focus upon writing an album, the multi-instrumentalist did what needed to be done to be sure of creating the best possible music. "I knew the only way I could find what I was looking for was to lock myself away and experiment, so that's what I did. I wrote and recorded in my studio in North Hollywood in a very industrial area all night every night, with only sirens from fire trucks and these songs to keep me company. It was a lonely time, but very fruitful. You might even hear some of those sirens in some of the songs if you listen closely." Starting with between forty and fifty songs, he steadily whittled these down to fifteen, and finally to the ten that made the record, only wanting the very best to make the cut. As with all of his albums, once Borden hones in on a core subject matter he builds the album around it, and in the case of My Midnight Things, the theme is that of love. However, adopting a different approach to writing than usual, rather than starting with music, he instead focused on the lyrics, and penned the music later to best serve the stories being told, wanting every song to stand up on its own while keeping the storyline of the record moving forward. "I just let the lyrics drive the mood and the way I would sing each song, but overall I kept it varied and engaging enough so that listeners will want to devour the whole album in one sitting, without you hearing me repeat myself."
The diversity of the record makes it abundantly clear that he succeeded, and it makes for a thrilling ride from start to finish. Opening with the titanic stomp of the title track, the cinematic feel kicks off from the start, a serpentine seductiveness coiling through it, and the likes of "A Stranger To Love" and the bruising "Our Love Is God" inhabit similarly dark territory. The more stripped down, haunting strains of the reprise of the title track - which was in fact the first version penned - is achingly frail, and then counterpointing all of the record's darker and more brooding moments are the upbeat "Long May They Haunt Us", the hugely anthemic and uplifting closer "We Belong In The Shadows", and the frankly glorious "Run Away With Me". While the title of the album "means many different things" to Borden, he chooses not to disclose these, allowing listeners to find their own meaning in it, which is something important to him. In terms of the record's central theme, he acknowledges that while "love" seems somewhat obvious, he tried to find a way to see it through a different lens. "Sometimes being in love is the worst thing that can happen to you if you're with the wrong person and you can't stop it, and sometimes it's the best thing in the world. I knew I could find things in between every other song that's been written about it. So that was the challenge. But, even though I write with a theme in mind and with different personalities singing each song, I never write in storyboard form. I always try to write in poetry form. I think you can search for more meaning that way, from one line to the next there can be multiple meanings, as opposed to being trapped telling a story."
Having signed a new contract with Metal Blade on the strength of three demo tracks, Borden opted to produce My Midnight Things himself, with Joey Scott as co-producer, who also handled all the drumming duties. Having an old school approach to his drumming, feeding off the vocals, lyrics and melody rather than just acting as a time keeper, he was perfectly suited to Borden's approach to the record, which also applied to his role as co-producer. "I knew what I was going for and had doubts that I could find a producer who would understand that. My approach is very different than what is happening in today's music, but Joey got that and wanted the same thing." With Marliese Quance Mildenberger handling the majority of the keyboards, her unique melancholy playing style added even more "emotion and dimension" to each song, while Borden himself handled all of the bass, guitars, some keys and all of the vocal parts. Anyone exposed to My Midnight Things will find it hard to deny that like all of his records, it is a true vocal tour de force, each track endowed with a phenomenal amount of layering to create something that is uniquely Lizzy Borden. "The style that I record vocals harkens back to The Beatles and Queen. It's time consuming and tedious, but the result gives you a more multi-dimensional feel than you would get with a single vocal. When I recorded 'Master Of Disguise' (1989), I was clocked in at a seven-octave vocal range between all the backing and lead vocals. It gave the feel of multiple personalities within my voice, and I've used that technique on the last four albums."
That every song on the record could be released as a single is testament to just how strong this collection is. While truly a record for his fans, its appeal will easily reach much further, and Borden is as eager to get back on stage as his devout followers who cannot wait to see him back up there. "I've already started working on the 'My Midnight Things' Show, and I really can't wait to play these songs live. There are so many talented players out there in the world, I know I will find the right guys or girls to be on stage with me in my touring band, and just based on what is being talked about, so far it will be the best show I've ever done. I really do feel a new excitement that I have not felt in years. The best is yet to come."Tracklist coming soon!$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pressed On 150g Wax, The Vinyl Release Features A Color Insert With Lyrics
"Dylan and Leonard Cohen are brought to mind, such is the depth of emotion wrought by Felice's careful approach." - BBC
"The most unique person i know in the world, incredible charisma. He sees things in a way that nobody else sees them, which is why his music is beautiful." - Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons
"There is a boldness to Simone's writing, the fierceness and fearlessness of complete honesty that pushes into places that simply take the breath away some of his songs are so perfectly formed they sound like they might have been around forever..." - The Telegraph
Simone Felice is a founding member (lyricist, vocalist, drummer and guitarist) of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain-based
artists The Felice Brothers and The Duke & The King. He has toured and worked with the likes of The Band's Levon Helm, Conor
Oberst & Bright Eyes, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rick Rubin, The Avett Brothers and
Old Crow Medicine Show.
His new full-length album, Strangers, is a ten song collection recorded in the Catskills with co-producer David Baron and includes
guest artists The Felice Brothers, Leah Siegel and Wesley Schultz & Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers. Here is a body of work that
truly captures Simone's rare gift as a poet, song-crafter and unique visionary1. Molly-O!
2. If You Go To LA
3. Running Through My Head
4. Our Lady of the Gun
5. Bye Bye Palenville
7. The Best That Money Can Buy
9. Bastille Day
10. The Galows$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Beak & Claw (Discontinued)Comes with a digital download card! Stranger things have happened, but rarely do they make such beautiful music. The three esses that comprise the enigmatically titled s / s / s are as follows: Sufjan Stevens, he of the Fifty States Project and various baroque folk-pop opuses; Serengeti, the wry-witted rapper known for in-depth on-record character studies; and Son Lux, silken-voiced singer, studio wizard and singular beatsmith. The project's roots reach back to 2009's Dark Was the Night compilation, where Stevens and Geti met over a Buck 65 remix of a song written by psych-folkie Castanets. Continuing in the spirit of (unlikely) collaboration, the pair passed beats and raps back and forth, eventually enlisting Son Lux to dream Beak and Claw into fruition.
While this momentous EP comprises a mere four songs, each covers an immense stretch of sonic territory and emotional range. At six minutes, "Museum Day" may be the most adventurous and also the most satisfying, opening with a swath of AutoTuned heartache courtesy of Stevens, cresting with the darkly detailed raps of Geti, and closing in a hail of crashing cymbals, orchestral glitch and haunted coos from Son Lux. "Beyond Any Doubt" exchanges that taut splendor for deeper grooves whose farthest-out moments bring to mind Shabazz Palaces' cracked futurisms, albeit spiked with a falsetto'd pop hook. Fuzzy bass and industrial clang crash into lines about unrealized escapism and unpaid bills. Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond lends "If This Is Real" its Andrews Sister-like chorus, an immaculate contrast to the aural chaos that eventually overtakes the song. Meanwhile, Doseone (Subtle, Themselves) lends a similar buoyancy to "Octomom," an electrospackled, mostly spoken piece that plays like a Laurie Anderson track for the reality television generation (also featuring jaw harp and harmonica by Ohio folk vet Hal Walker). Because of its subject matter, this final song goes a long way to illustrating Beak and Claw's strange magic and, ultimately, why s / s / s works at all. Geti's humor and humanity are matched by playfulness and poignancy every step of the way. In the end, sublime confluence prevails.1. Museum Day
2. Beyond Any Doubt
3. If This Is Real
4. Octomom$13.9912 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LP 2At a time when the music world is saturated with more bands than ever, Restorations are a refreshing change of pace: an act who undeniably embody the DIY spirit but also bring along a real breadth of musical knowledge and an unlikely set of influences that somehow manage to work perfectly together.
Formed out of the ashes of the long-running Philadelphia rock act Jena Berlin, Restorations sees the band-vocalist/guitarists Jon Loudon, Dave Klyman and Ben Pierce joining forces with drummer Carlin Brown and bassist Dan Zimmerman, crafting an album that transcends punk rock and picks up where they're extremely well-received self-titled LP left off.
LP2 is a unique blend of indie rock, punk rock and focused psychedelia that can only come from spending a decade honing their skills organically. After producing their music largely on their own the band linked up with close friend Jon Low (Local Natives, Twin Sister, Kurt Vile) at Philadelphia's Miner Street Studios to create an album that captures the unbridled energy, sonic grandeur, and sheer volume of the band's live performances.
From the driving, anthemic vibe of "The New Old" to the inventive indie rock of "The Plan," LP2 is a remarkably diverse album, which makes sense when you consider how varied the members' respective tastes are. "I think the influences for us are a little broader than a lot of bands because we don't have one central songwriter," Loudon explains, citing everyone from the classic punk acts, classic rock, metal, drone and noise. "Over the years we've become more comfortable with trying stranger things and odder combinations to see what works," he continues. "The general rule is, if everyone is into it then we just go for it. We really carried that spirit into these songs."
Lyrically, LP2 sees Loudon once again collecting his own vignettes and pairing them with the
group's music to create a narrative that isn't linear but is instead as vast as the instrumentation that supports it. "The theme of this band is boredom and repetition and focusing on little tiny moments and that type of thing, so this record is just a collection of those stories," he explains. Sharing these stories is what lies at the core of the band. Restorations aren't looking to be the biggest band, they just want to continue to create music, evolve, and bring their musical stories all over the world.
"I feel like if we tried to set a real goal with this band it would be kind of pointless because we've been doing it long enough where if you think you're getting to a certain level then you're just setting yourself up for disappointment," Klyman explains. "So it's better to just see what happens, which is how we've always approached this band." Whatever ends up happening, there's no question that with these songs as a vehicle, Restorations is headed somewhere uncharted and they invite you to come along for the ride.1. D
2. Let's Blow Up the Sun
3. Civil Inattention
4. Kind of Comfort
5. In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe
6. New Old
8. The Plan
9. Adventure Tortoise$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Limited To 2,000 Copies Worldwide
[A Place to Bury Strangers] sculpts something unexpectedly elegant out of the type of din you'd expect to
hear on an airport tarmac - SPIN MAGAZINE
Hypnotic and forward-looking, A Place to Bury Strangers sound more vital than ever"- ALLMUSIC
A real sonic adventure that never relinquishes its grip on structure, despite the fact that the guitar effects
pedals are practically stomped into the floor- POPMATTERS
That's the most intense fear and feeling-when you go to a show and you're actually scared, says Oliver
Ackermann, guitarist and frontman of Brooklyn trio A Place To Bury Strangers.
Or you can palpably feel the danger in the music, adds bassit Dion Lunadon, Like it's going to fall apart
at any moment and the players doing it are so in the moment they don't give a shit about anything else.
They're just going for it. It's a gutter kinda vibe; everything about it is icky and evil and dangerous.
The same could be said the band's fourth album, Transfixiation. Rather than fixate on the minute details
like they may have done in the past, the group, rounded out by drummer Robi Gonzalez, trust their
instincts and try to keep things as pure as possible. Music is much more exhilarating when it's
unpredictable even on repeat plays, and this is very much an unpredictable record. Gonzalez makes his
recording debut with the band here, and it's obvious that he's helped pushed the band's recordings closer
to the level of their infamous live shows.
The one thing we have in common is this fire when we're playing, adds Gonzalez. I don't know; it's real
3. Love High
4. What We Don't See
6. Lower Zone
7. We've Come So Far
8. Now It's Over
9. I'm So Clean
10. Fill The Void
11. I Will Die$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Onwards To The WallWithout any official testing, Dead Oceans can safely say that the master recording for Onwards to the Wall is the loudest one ever submitted to the label for approval. Usually, they crank the volume to catch any digital pops or hisses that may foil a master. But this one they actually had to, ashamedly, put at half volume. This thing is pummeling. Theres no other way to capture the music of A Place To Bury Strangers than just beyond the boundary of whats considered properly loud. Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by APTBS themselves, this is the sound of a band in control of making out of control music.
Onwards to the Wall packs every bit of the searing sonic maelstrom listeners have come to expect from APTBS. Yet, the adroit songcraft thats always been there is brought more to the fore, pop hooks are repurposed and more instantly recognizable. Now joined by bassist Dion Lunadon, formerly of The D4, Ackerman has found a crucial companion in pulling timeless melodies from their jet engine textures. Standout So Far Away takes all the pure pop perfection of The Box Tops The Letter and shoots it through with a barely-harnessed dark energy and snarling propulsion. The title track carries a similar balance of classic, '60s-pop hooks and doomed-out vibes, employing a boy-girl vocal trade-off thats at once both sexy and menacing.
Onwards to the Wall is a fresh, complete artistic statement from A Place To Bury Strangers . Its a new chapter, a prelude for what awaits us on the horizon. It is a taste of greatness to come.1. I Lost You
2. So Far Away
3. Onwards To The Wall
4. Nothing Will Surprise Me
5. Drill It Up$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Anomalisa (Original Soundtrack)Import
First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Silver Coloured Vinyl
From writer Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Duke Johnson (Moral Orel, Frankenhole) comes Anomalisa, a stop-motion animated film.
Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger - an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life.
The score is composed by Carter Benedict Burwell. He is best known as a regular collaborator of the Coen brothers, having scored 17 of their films, among them Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski, No Country for Old Men, Burn After Reading, and True Grit. Other notable works include the Spike Jonze films Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are.1. Overture
2. Welcome To The Fregoli
3. Cin Cin City
4. Another Person
5. None Of Them Are You
6. Fregoli Elevator
7. Lisa In His Room
8. Girls Just Want To Have Fun
10. Cincinnati Sunrise
11. My Name Is Lawrence Gill
12. Breakfast With Lisa
13. Michael's Speech
14. Goddess Of Heaven$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Natch'l BluesTaj Mahal's second album, recorded in the spring and fall of 1968, opens with more stripped-down Delta-style blues in the manner of his debut, but adds a little more amplification (partly courtesy of Al Kooper on organ) before moving into wholly bigger sound on numbers like She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride and The Cuckoo -- the latter, in particular, features crunchy electric and acoustic guitars and Gary Gilmore playing his bass almost like a lead instrument, like a bluesman's answer to John Entwistle. Most notable, however, may be the two original closing numbers, You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry) and Ain't That A Lot Of Love, which offer Taj Mahal working in the realm of soul and treading onto Otis Redding territory. This is particularly notable on You Don't Miss Your Water, which achieves the intensity of a gospel performance and comes complete with a Stax/Volt-style horn arrangement by Jesse Ed Davis that sounds more like the real thing than the real thing. Ain't That a Lot of Love, by contrast, is driven by a hard electric guitar sound and a relentless bass part that sounds like a more urgent version of the bassline from the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin'. This LP reissue includes a trio of bonus tracks: a faster-paced rendition of The Cuckoo with a more prominent lead guitar, the slow electric lament New Stranger Blues featuring some good mandolin-style playing on the guitar, and the rocking instrumental Things Are Gonna Work Out Fine, which is a killer showcase for Davis' lead electric guitar and Taj Mahal's virtuosity on the harmonica.1. Good Morning Miss Brown (Album Version)
3. I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll (Album Version)
4. Going up to the Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
5. Done Changed My Way of Living
6. She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride
7. The Cuckoo (Album Version)
8. You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry) (Album Version)
9. Ain't That a Lot of Love$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cryptocracy (Awaiting Repress)From the metal-hewn flatlands of Finland comes a dark new force in electronic music. Forged in the electrical fire of industrial; nurtured through the apocalyptic feedback of art-rock, experimental and all things disruptive; and championed by the most influential names in EDM and beyond, Huoratron is deeper, stranger and harder-core than whatever came before it.
Huoratron came to life in 2003, the brainchild of DJ/producer/mad 8-bit scientist Aku Raski. His sinister vision has taken form in just a few releases: some material for Finnish label New Judas, including the proactively aggressive Prevenge EP, containing angry blip-fest $$ Troopers and Corporate Occult, a slice of electro-house gone horribly awry. A set of remixes that changed H.I.M.'s In Venere Veritas from a jangly bit of radio rock to a doomed ride aboard a haunted 747 and M.I.A.'s Internet Connection from her usual minimal-funky hoedown to a sizzling nuclear rain storm.
After resigning to Last Gang in 2010, Raski hit the studio, emerging a year later with Cryptocracy, his first full-length album. To be blatantly honest I do not personally feel a close resemblance to many, if any artist within my scene, Raski explains. This is mostly because I'm driven by my own vigorous motivation and do what I do despite associations made by others. I mean no disrespect by this. It is simply a fact that I, as an artist am in the center of the storm and feel content there.
Cryptocracy is a journey of destruction, driven by chip synths, distortion and gut-punching bass. Recognizable sounds peak their heads out occasionally: a house riff on Transcendence, a dubstep pass on Sea of Meat, stripped-down techno on A699F. But they're swallowed up by an apocalyptic wave; the noises, textures and sonic sneak attacks that are Huoratron's signature, born more from a feeling than a particular genre focus.1. Cryptocracy
2. New Wave of Mutilation
5. Dungeons & Dragons
6. Sea of Meat
7. Top 1%
8. Force Majeure
10. Unblinking Eye$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Ride OutBob Seger has emerged from the studio equipped with a new album, Ride Out, set to be released on Capitol Records. The first single, "Detroit
Made," pays homage to America's love affair with the automobile. The uptempo song hit radio airwaves August 15, serving as the perfect backdrop to the
20th annual Woodward Dream Cruise, the world's largest one day celebration of classic car culture.
"I feel really good about this record," says Seger. "This album touches on how I think a lot of us feel about finding our place in a more complicated world - from how we appreciate things as simple and pure as love, to navigating through the corruption and violence that permeates the news. It sums up a lot of
feelings I have about a variety of subjects."
Produced by Seger, the new collection stays true to his legendary sound as he effortlessly marries rock, blues and country, yielding an album with all the
hallmarks of the rocker's deep catalog of hits. Seger began teasing tracks from the album during his 2013 tour, including "Detroit Made," "All of The
Roads" and "California Stars." Ride Out is Seger's first studio album since his 2006 platinum-certified Face The Promise and follows his 2011 platinum-certified release, Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets.
Bob Seger has sold more than 51 million albums and has racked up 13 platinum and 7 multi-platinum RIAA-certified album sales awards in the U.S.
alone. He is both a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, and his Greatest Hits, Against The Wind, Night Moves, Stranger In
Town, Nine Tonight, and Live Bullet have been RIAA-certified for more than five million U.S. album sales each. The 1994 Greatest Hits collection was the
#1 best-selling catalog album in the U.S. during the past decade (2001-2009), as reported by Billboard/SoundScan.1. Detroit Made
2. Hey Gypsy
3. The Devil's Right Hand
4. Ride Out
5. Adam and Eve
6. California Stars
7. It's Your World
8. All Of the Roads
9. You Take Me In
10. Gates of Eden$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Truth (Awaiting Repress)
The Jeff Beck/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
Jeff Beck's 1968 Masterwork Album - First Time Authorized Audiophile Vinyl
Stunning Gatefold Cover With Rare Photo Of The Jeff Beck Group
Mastered From The Epic Records Stereo Tapes By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.
Jeff Beck is truly a worldwide gift to rock music and guitar enthusiasts everywhere. There will never be another Jeff
Beck, a guitar genius who has enthralled generations of aspiring musicians and music lovers with the many fine recordings
he has made for the past five decades.
Celebrating five decades in the music business, this English native initially captivated millions of kids in the 60's with
his first recordings with The Yardbirds. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks and dynamic presence on the
stage. As individual members of the band started solo projects, Jeff Beck began the rudiments of The Jeff Beck Group with
his friends Jimmy Page, Nicky Hopkins, Keith Moon and John Paul Jones and threw down the mega instrumental Beck's
Bolero. This track along new tracks recorded at Abbey Road with Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Nicky Hopkins and Mick Waller
would serve up his very first solo smash album Truth.
Kicking things off with the hard hitting Shapes of Things, this Yardbirds' revisit takes on a whole new approach with
the soulful vocals of Rod Stewart paired with the guitar antics of Jeff Beck. A match made in heaven, these two pioneers of
the British blues scene carry on with more masterful workouts on such fare as their hits Rock My Plimsoul, Let Me Love You
and their inspiring tour de force Blues De Luxe. Willie Dixon's I Ain't Superstitious and You Shook Me, plus their brilliant Tim
Rose cover of Morning Dew along with the brilliance of Beck's Bolero made Truth the revered masterpiece that it still is today.
Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing new ways of using technique, distortion and effects to a
whole new generation of guitar players, Jeff Beck's Truth is truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues artists.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Jeff Beck, his arsenal of fine recordings already on our label.
That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Jeff Beck/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series with his first legendary masterpiece Truth.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck, Yes, Deep Purple) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Columbia
stereophonic tapes, Jeff Beck's Truth will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl titles in quite some time.
To celebrate Jeff Beck's five decades in the music business, we further enhance this limited anniversary edition with a
stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as a classic inside gatefold rare photo of the original
Jeff Beck Group with Jeff, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Mick Waller.
Jeff Beck Truth Impeccable first time audiophile stereo Happy New Year!
Shapes of Things!!!1. Shapes of Things
2. Let Me Love You
3. Morning Dew
4. You Shook Me
5. Ol' Man River
7. Rock My Plimsoul
8. Beck's Bolero
9. Blues De Luxe
10. I Ain't Superstitious$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now