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  • Diary: Remastered Diary: Remastered Quick View

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    Diary: Remastered

    Originally formed in Seattle in 1992, Sunny Day Real Estate featured Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), Dan Hoerner (guitar,vocals) and Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar). Following the completion of a U.S. Tour to support Diary, the band's debut album, the group headed back into the studio with Wood to record the follow-up. But during the recording sessions, internal tensions splintered Sunny Day Real Estate, resulting in a sudden break-up and the finished album being turned in to Sub Pop without a title or artwork. LP2 was released in November of 1995, by which time both Goldsmith and Mendel had joined Foo Fighters and Enigk had begun a solo career.


    Sub Pop Records will re-issue both Diary and the band's second full-length album, commonly known as LP2 (or The Pink Album for its entirely pink cover). Both re-mastered albums will include rare bonus tracks as well as newly written liner notes.


    Following a more than 10 year hiatus, all four original members of pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will regroup for a 20-date US tour starting September, 2009.

    1. Seven
    2. In Circles
    3. Song About an Angel
    4. Round
    5. 47
    6. The Blankets Were the Stairs
    7. Pheurton Skeurto
    8. Shadows
    9. 48
    10. Grendel
    11. Sometimes
    12. 8 (bonus track)
    13. 9 (bonus track)
    Sunny Day Real Estate
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    LP2: Remastered

    Originally formed in Seattle in 1992, Sunny Day Real Estate featured Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), Dan Hoerner (guitar,vocals) and Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar). Following the completion of a U.S. Tour to support Diary, the band's debut album, the group headed back into the studio with Wood to record the follow-up. But during the recording sessions, internal tensions splintered Sunny Day Real Estate, resulting in a sudden break-up and the finished album being turned in to Sub Pop without a title or artwork. LP2 was released in November of 1995, by which time both Goldsmith and Mendel had joined Foo Fighters and Enigk had begun a solo career.


    Sub Pop Records will re-issue both Diary and the band's second full-length album, commonly known as LP2 (or The Pink Album for its entirely pink cover). Both re-mastered albums will include rare bonus tracks as well as newly written liner notes.


    Following a more than 10 year hiatus, all four original members of pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will regroup for a 20-date US tour starting September, 2009.

    1. Friday
    2. Theo B
    3. Red Elephant
    4. 5/4
    5. Waffle
    6. 8
    7. Iscarabaid
    8. J'nuh
    9. Rodeo Jones
    10. Spade and Parade (bonus track)
    11. The Crow (bonus track)
    Sunny Day Real Estate
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    The Rising Tide

    Reissue of the band's 2000 album.
    1.Killed By An Angel
    2.One
    3.Rain Song
    4.Disappear
    5.Snibe
    6.The Ocean
    7.Fool In The Photograph
    8.Tearing In My Heart
    9.Television
    10.Faces In Disguise
    11.The Rising Tide
    Sunny Day Real Estate
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    Rainy Day Music


    180 Gram Remastered Vinyl With Bonus Tracks


    Rainy Day Music begins the next chapter in the storied career of The Jayhawks - a band readily cited as among the pioneers of the "alt country" sound.
    The Jayhawks' seventh album backs away from their super-pop releases like Smile and the underrated Sound of Lies and looks back to their earlier,
    rootsier sound. A crisp, gorgeous collection of songs, the back-to basics Rainy Day Music took The Jayhawks a mere six weeks to record and mix from
    start to finish. The album channels the ghosts of the Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Buffalo Springfield, and interpreting their '60s folk jangle and lazy,
    sunny harmonies through The Jayhawks' own sweetly awkward formula. The first six tracks are all vintage Louris gems -- trembling and honest, with
    warm melodies and hooks for days. Frontman Gary Louris says of the album "It has a rainy day, English countryside kind of feel to it. I think we have been
    described as a very American band with a very British songwriting style. Maybe that has something to do with it." This remastered edition includes bonus
    tracks.

    LP 1
    1. Stumbling Through The Dark
    2. Tailspin
    3. All The Right Reasons
    4. Save It For A Rainy Day
    5. Eyes Of Sarahjane
    6. One Man's Problem
    7. Don't Let The World Get In Your Way
    8. Come To The River
    9. Angelyne


    LP 2
    1. Madman
    2. You Look So Young
    3. Tampa To Tulsa
    4. Will I See You In Heaven
    5. Stumbling Through The Dark (Reprise)


    Bonus Tracks
    6. Tailspin ("Inbred" version) (demo)*
    7. Waiting For Salvation (demo)*
    8. The Book You Wrote (demo)*
    9. False Eyelashes (Blue-Eyed Soul) (demo)*
    10. Won't Last Long (demo)*
    11. In the Canyon (live)*
    * previously unreleased

    The Jayhawks
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  • How It Feels To Be Something On How It Feels To Be Something On Quick View

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    How It Feels To Be Something On

    Sunny Day Real Estate's third album, How It Feels to Be Something On,
    is now back in print on vinyl, after more than a decade of fetching high
    prices on the collectors market. To date, How It Feels has sold over
    11,000 copies.


    In 1997, Sub Pop approached Sunny Day's members for help in compiling
    a rarities album. Because there were so few usable tracks, band
    founders Jeremy Enigk and Dan Hoerner agreed to get together and write
    some new material to augment the archival songs, but they wound up
    crafting an entire new album in a matter of days.


    Without Mendel, who remains with Foo Fighters to this day, Sunny Day
    reunited to record How It Feels to Be Something On, which Sub Pop
    released on Sept. 22, 1998. After 2000's The Rising Tide, the band split,
    with Mendel continuing his work with the Foo Fighters, though Enigk,
    Goldsmith, and Mendel did reconvene to record an album under the name
    The Fire Theft in 2003. Sunny Day Real Estate reunited for a series of
    shows in 2010.

    1. Pillars
    2. Roses in Water
    3. Every Shining Time You Arrive
    4. Two Promises
    5. 100 Million
    6. How It Feels To Be Something On
    7. The Prophet
    8. Guitar and Video Games
    9. The Shark's Own Private Fuck
    10. Days Were Golden
    Sunny Day Real Estate
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  • If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week Quick View

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    If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week

    As the bassist for Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate, Nate Mendel has been a part of two of the best, most notable rock bands of his generation. Now he's fronting a band of his own. Mendel's cheekily named new project Lieutenant will release their debut album If I Kill This Thing We're All Going To Eat For A Week. Recorded between Foo Fighters tour dates last year with producer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business), it features an impressive guest list including Page Hamilton (Helmet), Joe Plumber (Modest Mouse), Josiah Johnson (The Head And The Heart), Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters), and Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate).

    - Chris DeVille (Stereogum)
    1. Belle Epoque
    2. The Place You Wanna Go
    3. Believe The Squalor
    4. Rattled
    5. Prepared Remarks
    6. Some Remove
    7. Have You Ever Wondered
    8. Artificial Limbs
    9. Lift The Sheet
    Lieutenant
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  • Variations EP Variations EP Quick View

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    Variations EP

    The Yep Roc Records debut of North Carolina's Cities has just been reimagined by Ladytron, Daedelus, Fog, and Free the Robots. The remixers have tweaked the knobs to create a limited edition 4-song vinyl EP. The already danceable tracks are now dangerously seductive. Please beware. The Big Takeover called the Cities America's next great rock hope, and their homegrown roots got Jane Magazine's chest pumping, saying, It does my American heart proud... if you dig epic sounds like early-Radiohead, Interpol, and Sunny Day Real Estate, you'd best check them out. Look for this EP if you're a fan of Ladytron, Daedelus, Fog, electronic music, remix bandits, bedroom producers, and indie rock saviors.
    Writing On The Wall (Ladytron Remix)

    OOC (Fog Remix)

    Lounge Act (Daedelus Remix)

    Capitol (Free The Robots Remix)

    Cities
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  • Love Love Quick View

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    Love

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    Mastered For Vinyl At 96 Khz/24-bit From 1/2 Inch Analog Tape By The Famous Stan Ricker


    Gatefold Jacket, 11 X 22 Insert


    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    ''Imagine the anthemic power of Iron Maiden, the ambitious pop of Joshua Tree-era U2, and the energetic tension of Sunny Day Real Estate all thrown together in a blender and you can begin to understand where Juliana Theory is coming from.'' - Allmusic


    First ever vinyl pressing of The Juliana Theory's third album, Love. Mastered for vinyl at 96 kHz/24-bit from 1/2 inch analog tape and features two bonus tracks.


    Produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads

    Bring It Low
    Do You Believe Me
    Shell of a Man
    Repeating, Repeating
    Congratulations
    Jewel To Sparkle
    White Days
    The Hardest Things
    DTM
    Trance
    In Conversation
    Into the Dark
    As It Stands
    Everything
    Before I Go
    The Black Page
    The Juliana Theory
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  • Sea When Absent Sea When Absent Quick View

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    Sea When Absent

    Appropriately for new beginnings, Sea When Absent marks a number of firsts for ASDIG-it's the first album recorded in a real studio by someone who isn't Ben or Josh, the first album not written mostly by Ben, the first album with next-to-no reverb, and the first time in ASDIG's history that it has existed as anactual band (not just Ben or Josh playing everything). There was also a conscious effort to get away from aspects of recording that have defined this band in the past-namely heavily reverbed and buried vocals [ed.- they never sound buried to Ben]. Vocalists Jen Goma and Anne Fredrickson have beautiful voices and it was time to explore the possibilities of their abilities/talents. Jen took on a central role in the making of this album, stepping up to write most of the lyrics and melodies. Anne also contributed melodies throughout the album and put her classical cello training to use adding string arrangements. Since 2009 Ben has called Sydney, Australia home and while he was down under, multi-instrumentalist/backup vocalist/engineer/jack-of-all-trades Josh Meakim was Our Man in Philly, overseeing the recording sessions and adding all of the musical and production ideas he usually does. The distance between Ben and the rest of the band also forced novel ways of building songs from across the world. Bassist Ryan Newmyer, in Brooklyn, was tasked with deconstructing and rebuilding several songs in his own way-Oh, I'm a Wrecker (What to Say to Crazy People) bears the fruit of this tact. Holding it all together is drummer Adam Herndon. Adam is Sea When Absent's alchemist-weaving between, and often reconciling, the colossal boom of electronic beats (see Golden Waves or Double Dutch) and the subtle elegance of a drum kit in a room (see The Body, It Bends or The Things They Do to Me).


    Between releasing Ashes Grammar in late 2009 and Autumn, Again in late 2010, ASDIG spent the better part of that year on tour. The six members in this band returned to six different Ithacas and the various dramas and adventures they've endured since then inform a lot of Sea When Absent. But 2014 is also just an insanetime to be alive. Dominant narratives have broken down and the stories we tell ourselves have never been more up-for-grabs.It's all happening and A Sunny Day in Glasgow want to be as simultaneously everywhere and nowhere as the rest of us. Sea When Absent is ASDIG's story for the milieu-a fever-dream about the now (or maybe a lucid dream about the fever-now) and a future possible set in pop-major.

    1. Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End)
    2. In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)
    3. Crushin'
    4. MTLOV (Minor Keys)
    5. The Things They Do to Me
    6. Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites)
    7. Never Nothing (It's Alright [It's Ok])
    8. Double Dutch
    9. The Body, It Bends
    10. Oh, I'm a Wrecker (What to Say to Crazy People)
    11. Golden Waves
    A Sunny Day In Glasgow
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  • Separation Separation Quick View

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    Separation

    A sonic assault melding influences such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Neutral Milk Hotel and Nirvana, Philadelpia, PA's Balance And Compsure's upcoming full length, Separation adheres to the band's namesake. A cohesive listen of anthemic and melodic guitar blitzes with poignant lyricism, rhythmic thrusts and an abrasive pop knack in its over deliverance, Separation churns in a fortified enclave of guitar fuzz and impending rhythms that drive heavily.


    Balance And Composure may wear their love for early '90s underground alt rock on their sleeves, but they are in no way merely a throwback band as much as they are an outfit who respects their influences, and pushes them forward into brash sonic terrortory with the us vs. the world ethos of genuine punk rock.


    1. Void

    2. Separation
    3. Quake
    4. Stonehands
    5. I Tore You Apart In My Head
    6. Galena
    7. Fade
    8. Progress, Progress
    9. More To Me
    10. Echo
    11. Patience
    12. Defeat The Low
    Balance and Composure
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  • The Life Pursuit The Life Pursuit Quick View

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    The Life Pursuit


    Back In Print For The First Time In Years


    Oh to be free and frivolous, like Stuart Murdoch and his extensive cast of players as they engage The Life Pursuit. There's no Take Your Carriage Clock and Shove It or Get Me Away from Here, I'm Dying on this disc. Life has gotten easier, it seems, since Belle and Sebastian's early days. To boot, since 2003's Dear Catastrophe Waitress, the Belle cast has indulged a more 70s-era set of influences: Isn't that Norman Greenbaum's Spirit in the Sky beat on the funny White Collar Boy, a near sequel to Step Into My Office, Baby? And how about the T-Rex touch on the opening of The Blues Are Still Blue? No worries, Belle and Sebastian retain their gleam flawlessly. A jaunty lift is still in their step, a carefree abandon that charms even as it also reaches to the 70s for the funk-meets-psychedelia, Song for Sunshine. It's bright and breezy throughout (the titles tell some of the story: Another Sunny Day and Funny Little Frog), with memorably decorous, familiar bouncing rhythms marking much of the album. The downtone Dress Up in You and Mornington Crescent are spare and lovely, wide-open in their pacing. All the same, For the Price of a Cup of Tea, almost triggers a sing-along with just its name. --Andrew Bartlett

    1. Act Of The Apostle Part 1
    2. Another Sunny Day
    3. White Collar Boy
    4. The Blues Are Still Blue
    5. Dress Up In You
    6. Sukie In The Graveyard
    7. We Are The Sleepyheads
    8. Song For Sunshine
    9. Funny Little Frog
    10. To Be Myself Completely
    11. The Act Of The Apostle Part 2
    12. For The Price Of A Cup Of Tea
    13. Mornington Crescent
    Belle And Sebastian
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  • LA EP LA EP Quick View

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    LA EP

    Earlier this year, Atlanta's Dog Bite found themselves with downtime in Los Angeles between a successful tour with labelmates Toro Y Moi and shows at SXSW in Austin. The four-piece that makes up the touring group started messing around with different sounds and came up with their rst full-band release, the LA EP. This document of the road-tested crew is a stunning sequel to Velvet Changes, the band's debut LP, which showcased the talents of singer-songwriter Phil Jones and bassist Woody
    Shortridge.


    The LA EP begins with "Warm, Wake Up," a song that
    captures the bliss of a sunny day in the palm tree-dotted landscape and the romantic intrigue of Hollywood's studio lots. Motoring back down that winding road, we hear "Hunting Seasons where mid-20th century boogie haunts the track's guitars as the reverberating beat oats us back up to the clouds.


    A feeling of melancholia drifts throughout the EP's songs. But the saddest part about this collection is its 13-minute length. It ies by like a short vacation or a cool breeze. But much more than sorrow for its passing, the LA EP inspires excitement for the next gust of wind.

    1. Warm, Wake Up
    2. Hunting Season
    3. Cold Weather
    4. LA Sounds
    Dog Bite
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  • Headswell Headswell Quick View

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    Headswell

    Sainthood Reps got their start in Long Island in 2009 and currently feature Francesco Montesanto on guitar/vocals, Derrick Sherman on guitar and
    Bradley Cordaro on drums. Influenced by bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai and Built to Spill, the band blends an eclectic
    mix of indie rock, post-rock, post-hardcore and alternative rock, creating a unique brooding sound that grabs hold of listeners attention with each riff and
    verse.


    The band released their debut album, Monoculture, in 2011, which found them further tapping into their influences of 90's alternative and emo and
    transitioning from a instrumental post-rock band to the loud passionate rock band they were destined to become.


    In 2013 the band signed with No Sleep Records to release their sophomore album, Headswell. Continuing on their musical path of lush, distorted guitars
    and penetrating lyrics, Sainthood Reps' latest effort incorporates an array of intricate styles like the abrasive aural assault of Shelter, the subdued
    atmospheric track Fall and the grungy riffage of Run Like Hell that bleed together creating a cohesive experience that fans will be happily surprised by.

    1. Shelter
    2. Desert Song
    3. The Last Place I Left You
    4. Drone
    5. Fall
    6. Run Like Hell
    7. Headswell
    8. Quitter
    9. Rapture Addict
    10. Breath Worth Breathing
    Sainthood Reps
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  • Hell Chose Me (Awaiting Repress) Hell Chose Me (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Hell Chose Me (Awaiting Repress)

    Colored Vinyl!


    Derived from the Old English word for "executioner," Carnifex's moniker could not be more appropriate. It's a word that reeks of death and destruction from the Dark Ages to describe a fiercely morbid death metal band. It's hard to imagine that San Diego, known for its white sand beaches, endless sunny days and astronomical real estate, is also home to the brutal beat down that is Carnifex.


    In 2008, the band proudly delivered their first Victory Records album to the metal masses. Intriguing and armed to the teeth with an arsenal of blast beats, machine gun riffs and vocals exorcised from the deepest pits of hell, The Diseased and the Poisoned is the soundtrack to your worst nightmare.


    It's 2010 follow-up for the label, Hell Chose Me, however, saw the band take an even darker and more blasphemous approach to their already visceral sound. Blood curdling screams, guttural growls, bottom heavy baselines, and razor-sharp guitar riffs make for what is some of the band's darkest and most brutal work to date. Colored vinyl pressing from Victory Records.


     

    1. Hell Chose Me

    2. Dead Archetype

    3. Entombed Monarch

    4. Names Mean Nothing

    5. Heartless

    6. Sorrowspell

    7. The Scope of Obsession

    8. By Darkness Enslaved

    9. The Liar's Funeral

    10. Genocide Initiative

    11. Angel Of Death
    Carnifex
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  • The Hurdy Gurdy Man The Hurdy Gurdy Man Quick View

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    The Hurdy Gurdy Man

    With 1968's The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Donovan delivered one of his most full-realized works, with a psychedelic/progressive edge as well as an exotic Eastern flavor that reflects the influence of his then-recent trip with the Beatles to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi-an experience that helped to inspire Donovan to renounce drug use and encourage his fans to try meditation instead of chemical consumption. While the title track introduced a heavier-sounding Donovan to AM radio listeners and became one of his biggest hit singles, the smash "Jennifer Juniper" maintains his gentle, romantic side. The album's playful experimental spirit is reflected in the innovative use of drones on such tracks as "Peregrine" and "Tangier," and in the music-hall diversion of "As I Recall It," while "A Sunny Day," "The River Song" and "The Entertaining of a Shy Girl" showcase Donovan's knack for idyllic, pastoral songcraft. Sundazed's vinyl edition of The Hurdy Gurdy Man features the album's rare, much sought-after original mono mix, doing justice to the sonic presence and creative imagination of this vintage gem.
    1. Hurdy Gurdy Man
    2. Peregrine
    3. The Entertaining of a Shy Girl
    4. As I Recall It
    5. Get Thy Bearings
    6. Hi It's Been a Long Time
    7. West Indian Lady
    8. Jennifer Juniper
    9. The River Song
    10. Tangier
    11. A Sunny Day
    12. The Sun Is a Very Magic Fellow
    13. Teas
    Donovan
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  • Aficionado Aficionado Quick View

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    Aficionado

    Upon their inception in 2004, Aficionado began touring and self-releasing demos, but for the most part, flew under the radar until signing with No Sleep Records early last Summer. In the Fall of 2010, they brought the world their first official release, When It Comes to Creation. It included an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink instrumental approach, spliced with their clever nooks and crannies of lyrical and melodic goodness, complete with a loud and raw us-against-the world execution.


    While continuing to evolve artistically and push the envelope of their sound, Aficionados upcoming self-titled full length is a cohesive listen from beginning to end, showing that the album format is still alive and well. With ten songs produced and recorded with AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Cursive), the songs are sharp and more compact with less of an emphasis on wowing people with over the top antics and more of a focus on the songs themselves. The lyrical basis is centered on expositions of thinking for yourself, attaining what it takes to be a charismatic person, heeding to the realities of aging, and acceptance of change. Drawing from a range of influences such as Cursive, The Hold Steady, Sunny Day Real Estate and At the Drive In, Aficionado incorporates the sweet honey coated coo of Laura Carrozza which tinges the melodies and a harmonious male/female vocal styling alongside singer Nick Warchol.


    Whereas other artists tend to spout off elaborate yarns to detail a complex process of their songwriting origins and album creations, Aficionado have created an opus based on the basic concept of pure camaraderie and solidarity amongst good friends, with the aim of simply making good music.

    1. The Things You Like
    2. Stir Like Hell
    3. Everything Was Right
    4. Grandfather
    5. Confidence Is Intimidating
    6. Honesty
    7. Falsified Inspiration
    8. Permanent
    9. Characters
    10. Open Doors
    Aficionado
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    Proper

    There's something to be said about cohesiveness in music, most especially in this day and age where the art form of an album that provides the listener with an experience from start to finish is more and more becoming an antiquated concept. Evan Thomas Weiss (aka Into It. Over It.) however, who at 26 years and with his debut full length album Proper, has attained a level of depth in his songwriting not seen by most artists throughout their entire careers.


    Having written, recorded and played with an eclectic pedigree of artists such as Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, The Progress, and Stay Ahead of the Weather, IIOI's culmination of experiences with said bands have stylistically fused together for the grand effort that is Weiss debut LP. The album's release will mark a four year commemoration of his 52 Weeks project (where from September 2007 to September 2008 he wrote and recorded one track each week for a year, making them available online before being approached by No Sleep Records who released them as a 2xCD in June of 2009), as well as his Twelve Towns 7 series/collection which featured recordings with artists such as Bob Nanna (Braid/Hey Mercedes), CSTVT, Everyone Everywhere, Pswingset, Empire! Empire!, and Such Gold, recently compiled for release on Topshelf Records. The new album also follows Weiss 2010 split release with friend Andrew KOJI Shiraki, named one of the years best overlooked releases by The Associated Press.


    The lyrical concepts of Proper and it's all around aura stems from autobiographical and literal exemplifications which have taken place over the past year of Weiss' life, most of which occurring in Chicago where he now resides. The album culminates in a heady yet straightforward melodic stew resembling Sunny Day Real Estate, Death Cab For Cutie and Dismemberment Plan to name a few, along with impassioned songwriting executed with the potency and ardor of Chuck Regan and Colin Meloy . While not labeled as a concept album per se, the stories which form the basis of Into It. Over It.'s songs stem from Weiss' own personal experiences, but are still relatable by one theme and one theme only: life.


    Proper was recorded at Blacklodge Studios in Eudora, KS and co-produced by Ed Rose. The album features contributions from Nick Wakim of Stay Ahead of the Weather/CSTVT on drums and Nathan Ellis of The Casket Lottery. Album art was photographed at Weiss' apartment in Chicago by Ryan Russell.

    1. Embracing Facts

    2. Discretion & Depressing People
    3. Fortunate Friends
    4. No Good Before Noon
    5. Write It Right
    6. Midnight: Carrol Street
    7. Connecticut Steps
    8. Staring At The Celing
    9. An Evening With Ramsey Beyer
    10. Where Your Nights Often End
    11. PROPER
    12. The Frames That Used To Greet Me
    Into It. Over It.
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  • Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines Quick View

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    Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

    Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines is one of two new albums by interstellar hip-hop enigma Shabazz Palaces, aka Ishmael Butler (who, in another galaxy, performs in Digable Planets) and Tendai Maraire. Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines, and its companion, Quazarz: Born On a Gangster Star, were both produced by Knife Knights (i.b e.b.) and mixed by Blood.

    Quazarz came to the Earth from somewhere else, a musical ambassador from his place to ours. Somehow, through fire or through fury, the Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces caught wind of the tale, and it is through his prism that we hear the story.

    The beach was there, and Atlaantiis, and chemical alterations and cell memories and Andre Norton, Richard K. Morgan, and always Octavia Butler. There were killings and there were votes, and brutality in both. There was sound and there were other worlds, and there was a vastness so participation sometimes came only at the edges. And the Palaceer coasted down with the alien notion, like Quazarz, and so became.

    On Quazarz when they look at this place they see the inhabitants, the humans, but they don't assess as we do. And so Quazarz was sent to meet a cat with vibration, a creative and courageous, caring, compassionate dude that stood out. The dude was a drug dealer, but that was neither here nor there, until his dealings squashed the rendezvous, leaving our alien alone to figure out what this place is really all about.

    Coming from a simpler, more essential, innocent place, the hero could not make heads nor tails of most advancements. From an aerial view, he saw that a good percentage of earthly vibrations were on very small squares and it became his belief that this world was very disposable and the spans short. His opinion was not of anything good nor bad but simply the truth. The machines-he noted-though at the behest of their master's voice, are scorned, and jealous as all hell.

    And so the tale is told while surfing on the board of Shabazz Palaces, with its sturdy base angled for takeoff on a new trajectory. There is new blood and space and room to be different and have different assets and different art and different ways to talk and also open up some space inside to do something new. There are pages and there are drawings, and color and faces and inked dialogues written in ancient futuristic hieroglyph. There are scales and there is melody and there are Sunny days and there is Darkness, but that-it should be noted-to the Palaceer is not a lack of illumination or brightness. Maybe it is dark, but in it is always optimism and joy, a bright darkness and a full, hopeful one as well.

    1. Welcome to Quazarz
    2. Gorgeous Sleeper Cell
    3. Self-Made Follownaire
    4. Atlaantis
    5. Effeminence
    6. Julian's Dream (ode to a bad)
    7. 30 Clip Extension
    8. Love in the time of Kanye
    9. Sabonim in the Saab on 'em
    10. The SS Quintessence
    11. Late night phone calls
    12. Quazarz on 23rd
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    Spanish Harlem is the classic debut album by Soul icon Ben E. King, originally released in 1961. The album peaked at #57 in the Billboard 200 Charts.


    Latin flavours and sunny drums run all the way through his 12-song platter, which, at times, is more of a Pop record than a Soul record.


    King's version of "Besame Mucho" is a very successful reinterpretation in a Latin soul vein, and "Perfidia" never sounded better than it does in his hands.

    1. Amor
    2. Sway
    3. Come Closer To Me
    4. Perfidia
    5. Granada
    6. Sweet And Gentle
    7. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas (Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps)
    8. Frenesi
    9. Souvenir Of Mexico
    10. Besame Mucho
    11. Love Me, Love Me
    12. Spanish Harlem
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    Formed in 2003 out of Huntington Beach, CA, The Dirty Heads combine an intriguing mix of hip-hop, reggae and alternative rock with a sunny California swagger. The band released their debut album, Any Port In A Storm in 2008, which features the hit track Lay Me Down, a song that spent eleven weeks at #1 on the Billboard alternative chart, more than any single that year by any artist. The single was certified gold. In 2010, Rolling Stone touted The Dirty Heads as the year's 'Best New Bands.'


    Cabin By The Sea maintains the diversity from their first album, roaming from sunny acoustic pop (Cabin By The Sea) to hip-hop with mariachi horns (Disguise) and feel-good reggae (Day By Day, Your Love). The album's defining trait? An insistence on positivity and good vibes, a philosophy summed up nicely by the single, Spread Too Thin. Features guest appearances by Kymani Marley, Rome and Matisyahu.

    1. Arrival
    2. Cabin By The Sea
    3. Disguise
    4. Spread Too Thin
    5. Your Love ft. Kymani Marley
    6. Mono Push ft. Rome
    7. Dance All Night ft. Matisyahu
    8. Hipster
    9. Notice
    10. Day By Day
    11. Smoke Rings ft. Del The Funky Homosapien
    12. Burn By Myself
    13. We Will Rise
    14. Best Of Us
    15. Love Letters
    16. Farewell
    The Dirty Heads
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    Juju Marathon Sysytem Vol. 1

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    A traditional form of Nigerian popular music, Juju spreads from the ancient Yoruba percussion style and its first recordings can be dated back to the 1920s. Taking its name from the shamanic rituals of the southwestern regions, Juju evolved into a very popular musical genre in the '60s and '70s when artists of the caliber of King Sunny Ade and Ebenezer Obey (aka Chief Commander) took it to a new apex, blending traditional instruments like the talking drum with elements of western music, such as the guitar. Chief Brigadier Olu Oni adds to this extremely popular genre a hint of international elements, and this record has brought Juju beyond West Africa and into the rest of the world.

    1. Alagbami Ni Jesu
    2. Asotobari Ni Korafo Omo Re
    3. Omo Alade Ngesin
    4. Odun Ton Mi Ti Wa Side
    5. Irawo Mole Ye Ye
    6. Irepo Lotokafi Mabaralo
    7. Ogodo To Fefe Ni Sesin Nko
    8. Oni Inu Ole Odun
    Chief Brigadier Olu Oni & His Marathon Sysytem
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    The Execution of All Things is the second full length album released by Los Angeles-based indie pop band Rilo Kiley. Expanding on their previous musical sound that mostly incorporated guitars, vocals, percussion and pianos, Execution contains heavy electronica sampling mixed into the songs in a rather unusual and displaced-sounding way. Also, unlike their previous tracks which were written in very traditional manners, the lyrics to the songs on Execution are very wordy and read like prose. Musically, the record has a very sunny disposition, with bouncing bass lines and simple melodies complemented by Lewis' vocal style, but the upbeat music is generally counterpointed by the often dark and morose subject matter that the lyrics reference. The album was recorded at Saddle Creek Records in Omaha, Nebraska, and the aforementioned features show the influence of that studio's associated Omaha Sound.
    1. Good That Won't Come Out, The
    2. Paint's Peeling
    3. Execution of All Things, The
    4. So Long
    5. Capturing Moods
    6. A Better Son / Daughter
    7. Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight That Surrounds You
    8. My Slumbering Heart
    9. Three Hopeful Thoughts
    10. With Arms Outstretched
    11. Spectacular Views
    12. (Untitled) - (hidden track)
    Rilo Kiley
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    The Wilderness

    Ponykiller is an up and coming band formed in New Orleans circa 2008. Their sound embodies an aural amalgam composed of progressive psychedelic rock and hardcore elements coated with a glossy pop sheen. The musical product is the synthesis of individual players in the group, who hail from California and Louisiana.


    Lead singer/rhythm guitarist Collin Yeo amplifies his haunting melodic lyrics with a spacey surf atmosphere. Lead guitarist Ben Deffendall juxtaposes Yeo's sound with etherial vibe and pointed metal edge. Tim Nolan combines classic jazz drumming with bombastic movment and grooves in an eclectic rhythm experience. Trevor Darling straddles the boundaries created by the cast around him as he steadily reinforces cadence while venturing out on speculative bass tangents.


    Produced by Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera), the album weaves warm organic tones with a live aesthetic, creating a polished sound with spontaneous interludes. From the pop sensibility of Some Sunny Girl to the hyptonic psychedelia that is Head Hunters, The Wilderness presents a wide array of refreshing sounds and styles.

    1. I-5
    2. Howlee
    3. Buskateer
    4. Another Toxic Year
    5. Wendigo
    6. Night Time
    7. Magnet River
    8. It's All Over (But The Bleeding)
    9. Some Sunny Girl
    10. Deadheart
    11. Into The Drink
    12. Headhunters
    Ponykiller
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    Territory

    Territory is the follow up to the Charlottetown band's Polaris Prize nominated and internationally acclaimed sophomore album, Little Jabs. Once again produced by Joel Plaskett, Territory builds on the promise of Little Jabs as the band continues to write and record sunny pop gems for the heart and head. The album also finds Two Hours Traffic discovering the shadows at the side of the road. Right from the get go this becomes apparent as the gold into lead alchemy of the rousing opener Noisemaker kicks in and by the time the title track tells its tale of disillusionment and betrayal you know you are settling in for a drive to the darker side. Indeed, songs such as Weightless One, Drop Alcohol, Wicked Side, and Lost Boys all explore the approaching dusk but just like the more hopeful tracks on the album (Happiness Burns, Sing A Little Hymn) they all lock into the close your eyes, sing along choruses and instantly memorable lyrics that have put Two Hours Traffic on the melodic map.



    Initially conceived as a two-piece, lead singer Liam Corcoran and guitarist Alec O'Hanley recruited bassist Andrew MacDonald and drummer Derek Ellis while attending university in their hometown of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. After releasing their April Storm EP in 2003 a friendship was struck up with Halifax hero Joel Plaskett who offered to produce the band's first proper album. They've been working together ever since. While their eponymous debut and their follow up Isolator EP were received warmly by critics, it wasn't until 2007's breakthrough Little Jabs that the world really took notice. Appearing on dozens of year-end best of lists, Little Jabs also garnered an ECMA for Best Pop Recording and was a finalist for the coveted Polaris Music Prize.

    1. Noisemaker
    2. Wicked Side
    3. Territory
    4. Weightless One
    5. Painted Halo
    6. Just Listen
    7. Drop Alcohol
    8. Monster Closet
    9. Lost Boys
    10. Happiness Burns
    11. Sing a Little Hymn
    12. Heroes of the Sidewalk
    13. Jezebel
    14. Nighthawks
    15. Backstreet Sweetheart
    Two Hours Traffic
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