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  • With Doom We Come (Pre-Order) With Doom We Come (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    With Doom We Come (Pre-Order)

    Ever since the release of their debut album Lugburz (1995) SUMMONING have proven themselves to be the true guardians of Middle Earth! What started out as a project deeply rooted in traditional black metal took an epic turn in the following years - evergreens like Dol Guldur (1996) and Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame (2001) bear witness to a continuously refined soundscape. Five years after Old Mornings Dawn, Protector and Silenius have turned over a new leaf in their bottomless saga.


    Over eight tracks, With Doom We Come indulges all things sublime and majestic, while grandiose keyboard backgrounds and mystical intros weave pure atmosphere contrasting with raw black metal. Opener 'Tar-Calion' is a fitting ode to the last king of the island of Númenor, while 'Carcharoth' tells the bloodthirsty tale of Arda`s mightiest wolf. Sagas and myths culled from J.R.R. Tolkien`s vast universe are the black blood that courses through SUMMONING`s veins, and With Doom We Come the ultimate soundtrack to a fantastic journey!

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    1. Tar-Calion
    2. Silvertine
    3. Carcharoth
    4. Herumor


    LP 2
    1. Night Fell Behind
    2. Barrow-downs
    3. Mirklands
    4. With Doom I Come

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  • Women Of Your Life Women Of Your Life Quick View

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    Women Of Your Life

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    Stripped-down, unblighted, bedroom pop songs... about girls. Women Of Your Life is the intimately facile sophomore album from indie-slackers Sleeping Bag.


    The Bloomington, Indiana based trio is spearheaded by Dave Segedy, who is the group's drummer, songwriter and primary vocalist (that's right: a drummer who writes and sings all the songs!). Specializing in simple and honest songwriting, Malkmus-deadpan vocal delivery, and unusually addictive melodies, Sleeping Bag craft songs that are at once familiar and fresh.


    The band's debut s/t album was released on Joyful Noise in August 2011, receiving praise from Under The Radar, Impose Magazine, Village Voice, RCRD LBL, and My Old Kentucky Blog. With their second album, the trio have matured in the ways one might expect: songs are a bit longer, lyrics a bit more personal, and arrangements more developed. But all of Sleeping Bag's signature elements are well represented
    throughout: the heartfelt (In The Pocket, Still Life), the playful (Allison Cole, Saturday Night) and the unbelievably catchy (Soccer Ball, Walk Home).


    Segedy's eortless melodies, accompanied by the distinctively jangling guitar work of Lewis Rogers and the tastefully minimal bass of David Woodru, combine to form a sound that summons the energy and earnestness of 90s rock, while sidestepping throwback territory. Familiar inuences are organically reconstructed into relevant,
    captivating pop. These are instantly accessible songs which gain surprising depth with each obsessively repeated listen.

    1. Women Of Your Life
    2. Soda You
    3. Soccer Ball
    4. 5Allison Cole
    5. In The Pocket
    6. Nightmare
    7. Saturday Night
    8. Coco
    9. Still Life
    10. Walk Home
    Sleeping Bag
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    Devil Is Fine (Picture Disc)

    Limited Edition Picture Disc


    Imagine this: Tarantino's Django sacrifices a goat on stage while intimidating slave chants roar and screeching guitar riffs burn in the background. Then the rhythmic chain rattling evoking a satanic summoning makes way for the eerily familiar melodies of Norwegian black metal. This genre mix that has been garnering attention online since April 2016 belongs to Zeal & Ardor.


    The forthcoming album 'Devil Is Fine' thematically revolves around more typical black metal fare - rituals, human sacrifice, fire, and blood. Zeal & Ardor take the blaspheme up a notch by delivering the lyrics in the fashion of slave spirituals sung by chain gangs. Black metal from the cotton fields.


    Zeal & Ardor is the one-man brainchild of Swiss-American musician Manuel Gagneux. His approach draws on an alternate history and stems from two thoughts: Christianity was imposed upon American slaves (just as it was imposed in Norway) and black metal in the '90s grew as a rebellion to monotheism. What would have happened if American slaves had rebelled in the same way? Or put bluntly: what would satanic spirituals sound like?


    Gagneux comments, Devil Is Fine was not created thinking that this many would ever hear it. There is no stylistic compromise or pandering on it. Only things I personally like."

    1. Devil Is Fine
    2. In Ashes
    3. Sacrilegium I
    4. Come On Down
    5. Children's Summon
    6. Sacrilegium II
    7. Blood In The River
    8. What Is A Killer Like You Gonna Do Here?
    9. Sacrilegium III
    Zeal & Ardor
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  • Constricting Rage Of The Merciless Constricting Rage Of The Merciless Quick View

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    Constricting Rage Of The Merciless

    From the combatant onset of Poisonous Existence In Reawakening, and the tense, hammering momentum of Unraveling Paradise, to the punkish urgency of FBS and the fiendish cascades of Schadenfreude (literally meaning the pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others), Goatwhore spew their unadulterated, subterranean metal as channeled through the historic likes of Motörhead and Bathory, with the insatiable hunger of a pack of wild boars. These are true requiems of revolt, at once predatory, epic, hate-fueled and sadistic. Due at least in part to the sheer synergy that comes from living in a van together for weeks on end, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is razor sharp in musicianship literally writhing beneath the weight of its own sonic enormity. Duet's thick, gnarled guitar tones and bestial vocal accents coil seamlessly around Simmons' and Harvey's, brash, chest-heaving rhythms. It's all punctuated by the imposing voice and cynical prose of Falgoust who literally ran laps around the studio before taking to the mic to summon a more frantic, rasping edge to his signature tirades, now more enunciated than ever before. When Falgoust howls, WE ARE COMING TO SMASH YOUR IDOLS! (in traditional metal rager Baring Teeth For Revolt), souls weaken, forests die, planets implode. In a saturated metal landscape where sub-genres spawn sub-sub-genres and the very definition of metal seems repeatedly distorted by cross-pollinating madness, sacred are the bands who to stay true to their proverbial roots without repeating them.
    1. Poisonous Existence in Reawakening
    2. Unraveling Paradise
    3. Baring Teeth for Revolt
    4. Reanimated Sacrifice
    5. Heaven's Crumbling Walls of Pity
    6. Cold Earth Consumed in Dying Flesh
    7. FBS
    8. Nocturnal Conjuration of the Accursed
    9. Schadenfreude
    10. Externalize This Hidden Savagery
    Goatwhore
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  • Summon The Faithless Summon The Faithless Quick View

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    Summon The Faithless

    The Sanford Parker (Minsk, High Confessions, Nachtmystium) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) helmed Circle Of Animals delivers a modern form of the legendary Chicago industrial sound on its first proper full-length Destroy the Light. Created from the ground up around a rotating cast of well-known drummers picked from all corners of the rock spectrum (Steve Shelley - Sonic Youth), Dave White - Municipal Waste/Burnt By The Sun), John Herndon - Tortoise), John Merryman - Cephalic Carnage), Parker and Lamont paint a collection of dark, epic unforgettable tracks that are sometimes driving, sometimes creeping, but always brooding and hypnotic.
    1. In a Frightened State of Gnawed Dismemberment
    2. Summoning the Faithless
    3. Greed is Your Horse
    4. Descend Into External
    5. Dreams of Mercy
    6. Perverse Osmosis
    7. Water Under a Burning Bridge
    8. What is Not...is
    Lord Dying
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  • Ten Summoner's Tales Ten Summoner's Tales Quick View

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    Ten Summoner's Tales

    Sting's first pop album since the end of the Police, Ten Summoner's Tales gave birth to "If I Ever Lose My Faith In You" among others. The set is packaged in an exact replica of the original artwork, on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. The new vinyl master was cut at the legendary Abbey Road studios to ensure exceptional audio quality.
    1. If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
    2. Love Is Stronger Than Justice (The Munificent Seven)
    3. Fields Of Gold
    4. Heavy Cloud No Rain
    5. She's Too Good For Me
    6. Seven Days
    7. Saint Augustine In Hell
    8. It's Probably Me
    9. Shape Of My Heart
    10. Something The Boy Said
    11. Epilogue (Nothing 'Bout Me)
    Sting
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    Pause

    Four Tets now classic albums of the electronic genre, Pause (2001) and Rounds (2003), are available again on gorgeously rich vinyl.



    Originally created as a side-project from his group Fridge, Kieran Hebden's solo work as Four Tet has explored cutting edge electronica using source material from jazz, folk and field recordings. His 2001 effort, Pause, explicitly borrows from the rich sonic firmament of '70s acoustic-based, instrumental music.



    Applying a dizzying array sample-driven manipulations and other DSP processes, Hebden utilizes his computer, not so much as an editing tool, but an improvisational instrument in its own right, summoning improbable electro-acoustic textures that appear to live and breathe in the same auditory space.

    1. Glue Of The World
    2. Twenty Three
    3. Harmony One
    4. Parks
    5. Leila Came Round And We Watched a Video
    6. Untangle
    7. Everything Is Alright
    8. No More Mosiquitoes
    9. Tangle
    10. You Could Ruin My Day
    11. Hilarious Movie Of The 90s
    Four Tet
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  • Dead Men Tell No Tales Dead Men Tell No Tales Quick View

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    Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Dead Men Tell No Tales takes a stripped-down turn with plaintive lyrical confessions as pretty as they are prescient, summoning Syd Barrett?s wild spirit through a seance of simple reverb burbles and acoustic incantations. Front-and-center vocals recounting love, loss and death's lurking presence are presented against airy guitar shimmer in a demented yin and yang seemingly forecasting the scarf-swathed, underground dandy man's abrupt fall nearly 20 years later. In the midst of such weighty tomes are less downtrodden peeks into the studio, where Sudden and his Jacobites are caught on tape in a few joyful fits and starts, adding another complex layer to this celebrated post-punk. In founding Swell Maps, the post-punk prefacing Birmingham art-snots, Nikki Sudden and his drumming brother Epic Soundtracks charted new territory for racket and corrosive guitar. But after folding Swell Maps at the dawn of the '80s, Nikki Sudden plowed through another decade's worth of terrifically fertile ground. Drawing on his devotion to the Rolling Stones and T. Rex - alongside guitarist Dave Kusworth as Jacobites, plus a cheekily named cohort of British sidemen - Nikki Sudden cut a string of raw, inspired rock 'n' roll records, etched with double-edged travel melancholia and hard-bitten punk dejection.
    1. When I Cross The Line
    2. Before I Leave You
    3. Dog Latin
    4. Wooden Leg
    5. Dog Rose
    6. How Many Lies
    7. Cupful Of Change
    8. Kiss At Dawn
    Nikki Sudden & The Jacobites
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  • Devil Is Fine Devil Is Fine Quick View

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    Devil Is Fine

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    Imagine this: Tarantino's Django sacrifices a goat on stage while intimidating slave chants roar and screeching guitar riffs burn in the background. Then the rhythmic chain rattling evoking a satanic summoning makes way for the eerily familiar melodies of Norwegian black metal. This genre mix that has been garnering attention online since April 2016 belongs to Zeal & Ardor.


    The forthcoming album 'Devil Is Fine' thematically revolves around more typical black metal fare - rituals, human sacrifice, fire, and blood. Zeal & Ardor take the blaspheme up a notch by delivering the lyrics in the fashion of slave spirituals sung by chain gangs. Black metal from the cotton fields.


    Zeal & Ardor is the one-man brainchild of Swiss-American musician Manuel Gagneux. His approach draws on an alternate history and stems from two thoughts: Christianity was imposed upon American slaves (just as it was imposed in Norway) and black metal in the '90s grew as a rebellion to monotheism. What would have happened if American slaves had rebelled in the same way? Or put bluntly: what would satanic spirituals sound like?


    Gagneux comments, Devil Is Fine was not created thinking that this many would ever hear it. There is no stylistic compromise or pandering on it. Only things I personally like."

    1. Devil Is Fine
    2. In Ashes
    3. Sacrilegium I
    4. Come On Down
    5. Children's Summon
    6. Sacrilegium II
    7. Blood In The River
    8. What Is A Killer Like You Gonna Do Here?
    9. Sacrilegium III
    Zeal & Ardor
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  • Civilian Civilian Quick View

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    Civilian

    Wye Oak wrote what became Civilian between December of 2009 and July of 2010. After recording and mixing previous albums themselves, Wye Oak brought in mixing engineer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Shearwater), who played a pivotal role in the sound of Civilian.


    Civilian is imbued with dense shoegaze guitars, nearly melodic rhythms, and impeccable splashes of electronic color. The songs beguile with fascinating chords and melodies, Jenn Wasner's voice and riveting lyrics, mesmerizing rhythms, and an intoxicating aural landscape. Just as good writing has meaning between the lines, Civilian has meaning between the sounds: the combinations of harmonies, timbres, and words summon vivid and ineffable associations just beyond reach.

    1. Two Small Deaths
    2. The Alter
    3. Holy Holy
    4. Dogs Eyes
    5. Civilian
    6. Fish
    7. Plains
    8. Hot as Day
    9. We Were Wealth
    10. Doubt
    Wye Oak
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  • Weatherhead Weatherhead Quick View

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    Weatherhead

    Weatherhead is the sophomore album from Helms Alee. Their gamut of timbres from the most guttural blown-out roar to the most graceful lilting melody summon a sense of triumph, empowerment and conquest.


    The relentless chugging fuzz and vocal harmonies of Elbow Grease, the concrete thrust of the central riff of 8/16, the thunderstruck arpeggio of Pretty As Pie, the siren song of Pig Pile, the unbridled scuzz of Ripper No Lube and the alternating agit-punk and anthemic approach of the title track all reinforce Helms Alees position as masters of diametrically opposed tactics.


    They are the true heroes and heroines of the loud-quiet-loud. Weatherhead was recorded by Matt Bayles at Studio Litho and Red Room Studios in the Winter of 2010-2011.

    1. *

    2. Elbow Grease

    3. 8/16
    4. Music Box
    5. Pretty as Pie
    6. Anemone of the Wound
    7. Mad Mouth
    8. Epic Adventure Through the Wood
    9. Speed Sk8r
    10. Pig Pile
    11. Revel!
    12. Ripper No Lube
    13. Born in Fiberglass

    14. Weatherhead
    Helms Alee
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  • FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow Quick View

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    FRKWYS Vol. 12: We Know Each Other Somehow

    We Know Each Other Somehow is the twelfth volume of FRKWYS, the music,
    film, and event series celebrating intergenerational collaboration. For this
    installment, RVNG Intl. offers a collection of original compositions by Robert
    Aiki Aubrey Lowe and Ariel Kalma.


    In the four decades since Ariel Kalma's debut album, the privately
    pressed Le Temps des Moissons, the French-born Kalma musician has
    circulated corners of culture now legend: intrepid excursions as a spiritual
    explorer through India and New York in the 1970s, a studio staff position
    at the Groupe de Researches Musicales (Pierre Henry's famous musicconcrete
    laboratory at INA studios), and training with music / mind /
    meditation institute Arica.


    The genesis of this FRKWYS collaboration was inspired in part by Robert
    Aiki Aubrey Lowe's first release under his own name, the widely regarded fulllength
    Timon Irnok Manta, released for Type in 2012. The album paired two
    strobing, drone-oriented pieces in an uncategorizable combine of ambient
    synthesizer-music and pulsing rhythms. Lowe also performs his vocal-based
    compositions as Lichens and is a frequent collaborator with Om and Nurse
    With Wound.


    Chance travel landed Lowe and Kalma in San Francisco at the same time
    shortly after the collaboration idea was seeded. Upon meeting, Kalma was
    endeared by Lowe's unique set-up, a portable modular synth unit housed in
    a vintage luggage case. Kalma recalled his own adventures when he traveled
    with just a Revox tape-delay machine and saxophone.


    Plans were soon settled to record in Kalma's home studio in Main
    Arm, a remote community on the eastern Australian coast, around Lowe's
    serendipitous tour dates with Om. The pastoral life that Kalma had settled
    into eons earlier vastly informed the character of the recording. Similarly
    mined by Ariel Kalma in his 1978 album Osmose, itself a collaboration with
    sculptor Richard Tinti, field recordings are embraced throughout We Know
    Each Other Somehow as a key harmonic and timbral element with which to
    adorn.


    Described by Lowe in the liner notes as the "collective voice," these
    birdsongs, creeks, tributaries and other ambient sonics of Main Arm appear
    throughout the album in processed and pure form. Wind instruments and
    signal sources are modulated, modified and sustained ad infinitum, cohering
    the choir of mother earth with the collaborators' own.


    We Know Each Other Somehow is accompanied by a feature length
    exploratory documentary based on the collaboration. Titled Sunshine Soup
    and directed by multitalented designers / artists Misha Hollenbach and
    Johann Rashid, the non-linear film is keyed to the outer-boundary music
    created by Lowe and Kalma.


    Following up his 2014 archival collection An Evolutionary Music (Original
    Recordings 1972 - 1979), Kalma found an ideal collaborator in Lowe and an
    ideal opportunity to innovate in the field of modularly synthesized electronic
    music which he helped pioneer. Voyaging along parallel paths until now, We
    Know Each Other Somehow shows these artists summoning another world
    in an otherworldly part of the planet, merging the collective voice with their
    own.

    1. Magick Creek
    2. Mille Voix
    3. Gongmo Kalma Lowe
    4. Strange Dreams
    5. Wasp Happening
    6. Miracle Mile
    7. Palo Alter Reality (Bonus Track)
    Robert Aiki, Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma
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  • Overstep Overstep Quick View

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    Overstep

    Ask, and Mike Gordon will tell you all about the songs he has written and recorded for his fourth solo album Overstep, and how the finished product
    compares to his previous releases (2003's Inside In, 2008's The Green Sparrow, and 2010's Moss). But as a devotee and student of the creative process,
    he'd much rather talk about how the songs came to be, and about the long road traveled between idea and finished work.


    Most artists have a ritual or routine that they rely on to inspire and guide their efforts from concept to fruition. Gordon has developed hundreds of them
    over the years, and perhaps thousands. He speaks often about the importance of listening, and of his commitment to following ethereal voices and
    visions. One such persistent vision he describes was of a spare cabin in the woods with a single window and a desk, and Gordon making music with
    guitarist and longtime collaborator Scott Murawski. So he called Murawski and proposed a songwriting retreat at idyllic Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire.
    Murawski accepted, and the old friends escaped together to summon the muse, unburdened as yet by the expectation that they would eventually record
    an album.


    After multiple writing retreats and an album's worth of core tracks in hand, Gordon took a leap of faith, and hired Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Hole,
    Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.) as producer to bring the project home. Gordon had self-produced all of his previous albums, but felt he was ready to surrender
    control to someone who understood his vision and loved the material. "Hiring Paul was definitely the right thing," says Murawski. "The payoffs are all over
    the place."


    Gordon cites three goals that he kept in mind throughout the process from start to finish: Find ways to be raw and sophisticated at the same time; Be
    groove oriented; Write songs that will be fun to play live. Whether an explicit goal or not, the songs on Overstep evidence Gordon's evolving ability to
    develop three-dimensional characters within his songs, and to speak more directly to the truth of their condition.

    1. Ether
    2. Tiny Little World
    3. Jumping
    4. Yarmouth Road
    5. Say Something
    6. Face
    7. Paint
    8. Different World
    9. Peel
    10. Long Black Line
    11. Surface
    Mike Gordon
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  • Frogtown Frogtown Quick View

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    Frogtown

    Anthony Wilson, best known as a jazz guitarist, has released an organic, occasionally 'noir-ish'-sounding album on which he sets up and sings within cinematic musical landscapes, proving himself to be an equally compelling story teller. Frogtown is an area of Los Angeles, whose official name is Elysian Valley. People live there but other than a lush stretch of the L.A. riverbed, there's not much there, which is how the people like it. The same can't be said of this record, which will have you wondering from where came this Anthony Wilson? ... the album's sound and the deftly drawn arrangements (for some reason uncredited) perfectly compliment Wilson's dreamy, rural intentions (producer Joe Harley gets a 'audio consultation' credit). The sound achieves a rare level of transparency, delicacy and three-dimensionality in today's hard-edged audio world. Bernie Grundman cut lacquers from what I assume were high resolution files. I doubt you'll ask yourself 'why buy the vinyl?' after your first listen. - Music = 10/11; Sound = 10/11 - Michael Fremer, AnalogPlanet.com.


    Frogtown, a new album of original instrumental and vocal songs, is guitarist Anthony Wilson's widest-ranging work to date, and his debut as a vocalist. Wilson enlisted Grammy-winning producer/bassist Mike Elizondo (Gary Clark Jr., Kimbra, Ry Cooder), a longtime friend and musical colleague, to help him realize this collection of layered and personal sonic stories.


    Featuring a cast of renowned musicians - drummers Jim Keltner and Matt Chamberlain, violinist Petra Haden, and keyboardists Patrick Warren and Josh Nelson - each song on Frogtown evokes a distinct feeling and landscape, and takes the listener someplace new. Virtuosic guitar and ensemble work, well-made songs and detailed arrangements, and intimate vocals are the driving forces of the album.


    An album highlight is the song Your Footprints - written by Wilson with songwriter Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift, Semisonic) - featuring a special guest appearance from iconic jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd. The collaboration with Lloyd alludes to Wilson's deep jazz roots, and evokes memories of his father, the late, great composer/bandleader Gerald Wilson. Other songs summon varied musical influences - FM radio of the 1970's, Ry Cooder's diverse body of work, children's rhymes, guitar styles from the 1920's to the present day.


    Frogtown travels into, through, and beyond genres; the album's melodies and lyrics guide the listener through tender and complex emotional landscapes. Anthony Wilson steps confidently into the center of the frame for this musical and personal portrait.

    1. She Won't Look Back
    2. Frogtown
    3. Your Footprints
    4. Occhi di Bambola
    5. Silver and Flint
    6. Our Affair
    7. The Cares of a Family Man
    8. Mopeds
    9. Arcadia
    10. The Geranium
    11. Shabby Bird
    12. I Saw It Through The Skylight
    13. Downtown Abbey
    Anthony Wilson
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  • Raising Hell Raising Hell Quick View

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    Raising Hell

    Up until Raising Hell, the rap juggernaut we know as Run-DMC was still in its building and breaking-down- doors phase. In 1986 that
    changed, and in a dramatic way. With their third long-player, the group had reached the mountaintop. It was THE record that proved
    hip-hop wasn't a fad.


    Raising Hell marked an important and significant new era for the group. Leaving producer Larry Smith for up-and- coming sonic
    innovator Rick Rubin (still co-produced by Run's brother Russell Simmons), they began to fully transition not only their own sound, but
    the sound of the entire genre. Less live playing - with some exceptions - and a slicker, tighter sonic attack. Musical aesthetics aside,
    though, at their core they stayed true to the essence of hip-hop: two turntables and a microphone, or two.


    It's impossible to talk about the album without its worldwide smash, "Walk This Way," which hit #4 on the Billboard pop charts and saw
    the group digging in the rock crates to summon Aerosmith in the flesh, combining Steven Tyler's and Joe Perry's musicianship with the
    group's own take on the '70s classic. The song's video cemented Run-DMC as legit MTV
    idols, and both groups rode its wave to new heights.


    Beyond "Walk This Way," the platter is full to the hilt with undeniable classic singles: "You Be Illin'"; "It's Tricky"; "Peter Piper" and the
    fashion-world shifting "My Adidas." Each song was new proof that Run-DMC's sound was indeed new, but still familiar, and full of the
    energy, charisma and innovation that drew fans to their first two LPs.


    Aside from the singles, the reason the album stands up so well is the fact that there is virtually no filler. "Proud To Be Black" remains a
    pioneering and underrated cut when people talk about "conscious" hip-hop. And to make sure they never lost the streets that gave them
    their start, "Hit It Run," "Son Of Byford," "Is It Live" and "Perfection" all bring it back to the group's early days in the park.
    Besides the triple platinum status the album achieved, it was more than just a pop smash. It signaled a new era for rap music, and it was
    the no-turning- back point for the entire genre. This was the beginning of what we now call the Golden Era, and it still sounds as fresh
    today as it did three decades ago.

    1. Peter Piper
    2. It's Tricky
    3. My Adidas
    4. Walk This Way
    5. Is It Live
    6. Perfection
    7. Hit It Run
    8. Raising Hell
    9. You Be Illin'
    10. Dumb Girl
    11. Son Of Byford
    12. Proud To Be Black
    RUN DMC
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    Grace

    On Grace, lauded American singer Lizz Wright summons her Southern heritage and the spirit of the earth to usher us into a nurturing space that pulses and hums with the unspoken suggestion that grace is a cornerstone of our original state of being. Produced by acclaimed singer and songwriter Joe Henry, Grace is a stark reflection of Wright's sense of place and belonging that's deeply woven into the cultural fabric of America. Lizz offers one original, written for this record, plus inspiring interpretations of songs from Ray Charles, Allen Toussaint, k.d. lang, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharp & more.
    1. Barley
    2. Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You
    3. Singing In My Soul
    4. Southern Nights
    5. What Would I Do
    6. Grace
    7. Stars Fell On Alabama
    8. Every Grain Of Sand
    9. Wash Me Clean
    10. All The Way Here
    Lizz Wright
    $21.99
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    Based On A True Story

    Clear Vinyl - limited to 1250


    Etched D-side with no center label while C-side has double-printed center label that shows through other side


    Based on a True Story is the second studio album by American pop punk band The Starting Line.


    Available on vinyl for the first time.


    Double LP with D Side film canister etching featuring a double print center label. Mastered for vinyl at Lucky Lacquers. First pressing is on clear variants, enhancing the double printed center label. Future represses will not include the double printed center label or clear vinyl.


    'Based On A True Story' brilliantly blends the fresh and the familiar: 'Bedroom Talk' and 'The World' summons visions of thousands of fists in the air, while 'Surprise, Surprise' displays The Starting Line's uncanny ability to be at once contemplative.

    1. Action
    2. Making Love to the Camera
    3. Inspired by the $
    4. Bedroom Talk
    5. Surprise, Surprise
    6. Photography
    7. Autography
    8. Artistic License
    9. Stay Where I Can See You
    10. The B-List
    11. The World
    12. Ready
    13. Cut! Print It
    The Starting Line
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    Warfaring Strangers - Darkscorch Canticles

    With Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, the impacts of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on US shores and heartlands is revealed as a bludgeoning previously undescribed. In this collection, medieval Bonham thunk and febrile Iommi guitar leads crowd out the bluesy Americana that foregrounded those bands, replacing hippie pastoralism with mythology, armored conflict, sorcery, and doom. From legions of occult-obsessive 1970s bonehead teens, we summoned a horde of 16 bands, cloaked in eons of tortured obscurity, whose sole release amounts to a blistering chapter ripped free of rock's lumbering mythos.


    This music hails from an occluded realm, somewhere just beyond the pot-addled minds of its creators. Lyrically, the Darkscorch Canticles trifle with themes most grave: crippling fear, pagan hostility, paranoia, power addiction-even necromancy. Satan's name is openly invoked, alongside Sauron's. These worried, warlike Canticles occupy a miniscule niche in the American underground of self-released rock, but their appeal is more broad today than in any previous era.

    1. Air - Twelve O'Clock Satanial
    2. Wrath - Warlord
    3. Stonehenge - King of the Golden Hall
    4. Triton Warrior - Sealed in a Grave
    5. Junction - Sorcerer
    6. Stone Axe - Slave of Fear
    7. Wizard - Seance
    8. Stoned Mace - Tasmania
    9. Arrogance - Black Death
    10. Sonaura - Song of Sauron
    11. Dark Star - Spectre
    12. Inside - Wizzard King
    13. Space Rock - Dark Days
    14. Medusa - Black Wizard
    15. Gorgon Medusa - Sweet Child
    16. Hellstorm - Cry For The Newborn
    Various Artists
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    With a collective resume encompassing Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, and Eyehategod, the quintet puffed out its
    first haze of sonic smoke from the belly of gritty old New Orleans on the 1995 platinum-selling classic, Nola. At that
    moment, they naturally summoned something akin to a ritual, continually partaking in it with critically revered
    offerings-Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow in 2002, Down III: Over the Under in 2007, and Down IV - Part One
    in 2012. Their shows built a certain live lore with unforgettable runs alongside Metallica and Heaven & Hell as well as
    coveted spots on Download, Soundwave, and OZZfest. On 2014's Down IV - Part Two [Available via Down Records/
    ADA-Music], the boys once again deliver passionate, powerful, and pure heavy music.
    1. Steeple
    2. We Knew Him Well
    3. Hogshead/Dogshead
    4. Conjure
    5. Sufferer's Years
    6. Bacchanalia
    Down
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    The Budos Band return with Burnt Offering; a wild, booze-fueled ride of hazy riffs and take no prisoners horn lines that summons the occult - an evolved sound for this mighty 10-piece band sparked by their love of Black Sabbath and Pentagram. Burnt Offering was recorded live in the studio, engineered and produced by Tom Brenneck, a founding member and guitarist in The Budos Band who runs Dunham Records and Studios. It was written at the band's longtime Staten Island studio, where they've gathered for weekly rehearsals for over fifteen years. The haunting album cover was created by drummer Brian Profilio, a NYC public school art teacher. The new album is dripping with the psychedelic sounds of early heavy metal fused with the tightknit propulsion of Fela Kuti. "The Sticks" kicks off with a snarling riff seamlessly doubled on bass and guitar and unfurls into sludgy breakdowns and searing guitars.
    1. Into the Fog
    2. The Sticks
    3. Aphasia
    4. Shattered Winds
    5. Black Hills
    6. Burnt Offering
    7. Trail Of Tears
    8. Magus Mountain
    9. Tomahawk
    10. Turn and Burn
    Budos Band
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    "With a deep, come-hither voice" (Mother Jones) and an "ability to turn that throbbing, thumping uh-uhh hazy guitar beat" (PopMatters), the "King of Swamp Rock" Tony Joe White will release his 19th studio album, Rain Crow, on Yep Roc Records. Recorded at his own studio and produced by his son, Jody White, Rain Crow summons recollections of long ago, when animals foretold the weather, tongue-talking worshippers proved their faith by handling snakes and a "bad wind" could drive a man to edge of insanity.


    The nine-song set features new compositions White wrote over the past three years, including co-writes with his wife, Leann, and Billy Bob Thornton on "The Middle of Nowhere." Known for popularizing swamp music, he wrote gems like "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," and has had his songs performed by Elvis, Ray Charles, and Tina Turner.

    1. Hoochie Woman
    2. The Bad Wind
    3. Rain Crow
    4. The Opening of the Box
    5. Right Back in the Fire
    6. The Middle of Nowhere
    7. Conjure Child
    8. Where Do They Go
    9. Tell Me A Swamp Story
    Tony Joe White
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    Brooklynite Elizabeth Harper's first musical offerings appeared in the form of personal singer/songwriter fare, her airy vocals paired only with quiet strums of acoustic guitar. But having a long-held desire to make electronic music, Harper recruited producers Mark Richardson and Scott Rosenthal to assist in achieving her desired sound, and electro-pop outfit Class Actress was born. The trio wasted no time in assembling their Journal of Ardency EP, which Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor released on his Terrible Records imprint in early 2010. The five songs circulated widely, garnering acclaim and comparisons to Human League, Depeche Mode, and early Madonna at each music journal stop.


    Now settled in with the folks at Carpark, Harper and co. put forth their debut long-player, Rapprocher. The album sees her playing a similar part to Journal's playful lovelorn diva, but it pushes the EP's proto-electro revisionism into new directions. Tracks like Love Me Like You Used To and Hanging On swaddle the record's heavy disco beats in diaphanous sheets of delay, and the bouncing bass of Weekend make it a prime candidate for a feel-good summer hit. Harper remains the force that binds the songs into a cohesive statement, her winking coo darting about in the deep drums and lofty arpeggios, and her passion - backed mostly with electronics - summons thoughts of Yaz's Alison Moyet. In concurrence with the title (rapprocheris French for bring closer), the candid, sincere lyrics meld with the atmosphere, enveloping the listener into Class Actress's world of 21st century romanticism.

    1. Keep You
    2. Love Me Like You Used To
    3. Weekend
    4. Prove Me Wrong
    5. Need To Know
    6. Limousine
    7. All The Saints
    8. Bienvenue
    9. Missed
    10. Hangin On
    11. Let Me In
    Class Actress
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    Hotter Than Hell

    Although Kiss' self-titled debut performed respectably on the charts, it was not the blockbuster they had hoped for. With the album fading on the charts in the summer of 1974, Kiss was summoned back into the studio to work on a follow-up. Producers Richie Wise and Kenny Kerner were onboard again, and even though the sonics are muddier (and more filler is present in the compositions), Hotter Than Hell is another quintessential Kiss release. Many of the songs have been forgotten over the years (few have been featured in concert after the '70s), but there are still more than a few gems to be found. It's unclear if the members of Kiss were having problems with their personal relationships at the time, but it's a common thread that runs through the songs. The plodding Got to Choose and the rapid-fire Parasite deal with love gone bad; the title track is about unobtainable love, while Goin' Blind is a disturbing tale of a 93-year-old having an affair with a 16-year-old. Also included are the early favorites Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll and Watchin' You, as well as the original electric version of Comin' Home (an acoustic version was the opener of 1996's MTV Unplugged) and Strange Ways, which contains one of Ace Frehley's best guitar solos. Even though Hotter Than Hell actually fared worse on the charts than the debut, it has become a revered album among Kiss fans over the years -- and rightfully so.


    - Greg Prato (All Music Guide)

    1. Got To Choose
    2. Parasite
    3. Goin' Blind
    4. Hotter Than Hell
    5. Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll
    6. All the Way
    7. Watchin' You
    8. Mainline
    9. Comin' Home
    10. Strange Ways
    Kiss
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    Esben's side immediately reaches a fever pitch as 'No Dog' drags itself up from the primordial ooze of Sonic Youth's early years mastery of cacophony and dissonance, underpinned by the volatile rhythmic propulsion of Fugazi or Hoover. The lone voice left unadorned in the eye of the storm comes from bassist and vocalist Rachel Davies, who summons up the fiery catharsis of Chelsea Wolfe or Sharon Van Etten. The trio's other contribution here, 'Butoh', pursues an altogether more tribal path, kicking up a fury and intensity rarely matched this side of the pond these days. Thought Forms find an equally cathartic voice across their four songs, but achieve it by totally different means: dressing their tracks up with the swirling swathes of guitar you'd expect from the dreamier edges of the '80s US lexicon. 'For the Moving Stars' jolts forward from the off with the sort of driving, hypnotic lead lines you'd expect from J Mascis, that is were he armed with Steve Turner's pedal collection. 'Your Bones', meanwhile, is a disarming slow-burner that creeps its way into the back of your mind, erupting from what could have been an early Low cut into an uphill battle against tumbling drums and guitars that crackle like a bonfire on a crisp Autumn night.
    1. Thought Forms - Your Bones
    2. Thought Forms - Sound of Violence
    3. Thought Forms - For The Moving Stars
    4. Thought Forms - Silver Kiss
    5. Ebsen and the Witch - No Dog
    6. Ebsen and the Witch - Butoh
    Thought Forms / Ebsen & The Witch
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