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  • The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner) The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    The Captain And Me (Speakers Corner)

    The Doobie Brothers weren't brothers, nor were they called Doobie. The band started life as Pud in 1969 in Chateau LibertÉ, a club in the mountains of California. The group took on the slang name for marihuana cigarettes (doobie) one year later. The Doobies' music, however, never sounded like that of befuddled, half-stoned junkies. Heavy metal hard rock was their thing which made their record company Warner target the bikers of the rocker scene. The idea backfired, though, because the band had far more to offer than explosive hard rock.



    The album The Captain And Me is considered to be the group's most concentrated and versatile production since it contrasts aggressive, hard numbers with gentle ones full of melodiousness. The very first number, Natural Thing, shows how winsome vocal folk music and electric guitar riffs can be amalgamated into rock music. Amongst these titles, decidedly angry numbers such as Without You and Evil Woman became real trailblazers. Now and then, an extensive harp solo or nonchalant licks from the acoustic guitar remind one of the pungent bluegrass style emanating from the South. That even the sweet wailing of the steel guitar (South City Midnight Lady) finds room for expression seems quite logical in this well-thought-out musical concept.



    Musicians:



    • Tom Johnston (guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, vocals)

    • Patrick Simmons (guitar, synthesizer, vocals)

    • John Hartman (percussion, drums, vocals)

    • Tiran Porter (bass, vocals)

    • Michael Hossack (drums, conga, percussion)



    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Natural Thing
    2. Long Train Runnin'
    3. China Grove
    4. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
    5. Clear As The Driven Snow
    6. Without You
    7. South City Midnight Lady
    8. Evil Woman
    9. Ukiah
    10. The Captain And Me
    The Doobie Brothers
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    The Captain And Me

    This multi-platinum smash LP yielded the Doobie Brothers four major hit singles and has since become one of the most popular albums of all time in classic rock. Featuring Long Train Runnin', China Grove and other favorites, The Captain and Me has truly stood the test of time. Impeccably half-speed mastered using the original Warner vault tapes at Friday Music Studios by the award winning Joe Reagoso (Doobie Brothers, Yes, Boz Scaggs), and Capitol Records in Hollywood with Ron McMaster, this will be one of the most desired audiophile releases this new year! Packaged with the original gatefold cover, original art elements, protective poly record sleeve, and poly bag for the album cover.
    1. Natural Thing
    2. Long Train Runnin'
    3. China Grove
    4. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
    5. Clear As The Driven Snow
    6. Without You
    7. South City Midnight Lady
    8. Evil Woman
    9. Busted Down Around O' Connelly Corners
    10. Ukiah
    11. The Captain And Me
    The Doobie Brothers
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    Teens Of Denial

    With Teens of Denial, his first real "studio" album
    with an actual band, Will Toledo moves from
    bedroom pop to something approaching classicrock
    grandeur and huge (if detailed and personal)
    narrative ambitions, with nods to the Cars,
    Pavement, Jonathan Richmond, Wire, and
    William Onyeabor.


    Teens of Denial refracts Toledo's particular, personal
    story of one difficult year through cultural
    touchstones such as the biography of Frank Sinatra,
    the evolution of the Me Generation as seen in Mad
    Men and elsewhere, plus elements of eastern and
    western theology. The whole thing flaunts a kind of
    conceptual, lyrical, and musical ambition that has
    been missing from far too much 21st-century music.


    Horns, keyboards, and elegant instrumental
    interludes set off art-garage moments; vivid vocal
    harmonies follow punk frenzy.  The selfish captain
    of the capsized cruise liner in the Mediterranean in
    2013 becomes a metaphor for struggles of the
    individual in society, as experienced by one
    hungover young man on the verge of adulthood.


    The album was produced by Steve Fisk (Nirvana,
    Beat Happening, Soundgarden) at his studio in
    Seattle, July-September 2015. This is the first full
    album of new music from Car Seat Headrest
    released on Matador.

    LP 1
    1. Fill In The Blank
    2. Vincent
    3. Destroyed By Hippie Powers
    4. (Joe Gets Kicked Out Of School For Using) Drugs
    With Friends (But Says This Isn't A Problem)
    5. Not What I Needed
    6. Drunk Drivers/killer Whales


    LP 2
    1. 1937 Skate Park
    2. Unforgiving Girl (She's Not An)
    3. Cosmic Hero
    4. The Balad Of The Consta Concordia
    5. Connect The Dots (The Saga Of Frank Sinatra)
    6. Joe Goes To School

    Car Seat Headrest
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  • Live From Austin, TX (Kris Kristofferson) Live From Austin, TX (Kris Kristofferson) Quick View

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    Live From Austin, TX (Kris Kristofferson)

    Kris Kristofferson has an unusual resumÉ. Brownsville, Texas-born, football star and Golden Gloves boxer in college, Rhodes scholar at Oxford, Army captain and chopper pilot, studio janitor, part-time bartender, leading man opposite Barbra Streisand and Jane Fonda. But on his passport, under occupation, it reads songwriter. And that more than anything sums up the essence of Kris Kristofferson. His songs have been recorded by at least 500 other artists, from Willie and Johnny (Cash) to Janis Joplin and Ray Charles, but only that gravelly baritone of his can truly render those songs the way they were meant to be heard, from somewhere deep down in the heart of the man himself. This performance from September 1981 captures Kris in his prime. As he put it at the time, the music's a little closer to the soul because I'm creating and controlling the whole show. Classics like Me and Bobby McGee, Loving Her Was Easier, Why Me?, and Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down take on a whole new meaning coming from the man who wrote and lived the words.


    This is the show that almost wasn't. As I was about to introduce Kris, the studio descended into total darkness. Apparently an errant rodent chewed through a major power line and the result was a black-out that lasted all night. The audience was led out by flashlight singing the ACL theme and Kris hung out on the roof with the crew. Fortunately, he came back the next night, and the resulting magic is here to enjoy.


    - Terry Lickona (Producer Austin City Limits)

    LP 1
    1. Star Crossed
    2. You Show Me Yours (And I'll Show You Mine) / Stranger
    3. Here Comes That Rainbow Again
    4. Help Me Make It Through The Night
    5. Me And Bobby McGee
    6. Magdalene
    7. Nobody Loves Anybody Anymore
    8. Darby's Castle
    9. Casey's Last Ride
    10. The Pilgrim
    11. For The Good Times


    LP 2
    1. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
    2. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
    3. Silver Tongued Devil
    4. Smile At Me Again
    5. Why Me

    Kris Kristofferson
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    Metals

    On her new 12-song collection, Metals, Canadian singer/songwriter Feist is joined by her longtime collaborators Chilly Gonzales and Mocky. The trio spent a frigid month Trying to sound like we had played together as long as we'd collectively known each other, around 50 years, then decamped for California's rugged Big Sur coastline to record them. Feist co-produced the album with her aforementioned collaborators and Valgeir Sigurosson (Bjork, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.)


    Recording can be a weightless free float from your day-life, and I like to pick places with certain fertile qualities that can give me a visual hook that I'm there to do something other than what I would otherwise do. And that clean line between land and see, the graphic edge of the continent pointing out toward the east, meaning not the Atlantic next stop Europe feeling, but next stop somewhere you've never been, Feist says. Plus, you are somewhere that looks completely unfound and yet it's been so perfectly recorded literarily. Steinbeck made 1000 albums there! Henry Miller and Anais Nin probably considered that line between land and sea, too. And on top of it, we truly found the perfect room to build a studio in, perched on the cliffs. A giant empty space.


    Metals' songs range from low rumbling and moody ambiences to brutal and intense, as if it sonically maps the fog rolling in and the resulting cracking of thunder. There's a lot more chaos and movement and noise than I've had before, Feist says. I allowed for mistakes more than I ever have, which end up not being mistakes when you open things up and make room for them. It was about un-simplifying things and leaning on these masterful minds I have so much respect for. We were sort of testing the air, like a sea captain licks his finger to see which way the wind is coming from. It was less Brill Building and more naturalistic.

    1. The Bad In Each Other
    2. Graveyard
    3. Caught A Long Wind
    4. How Come You Never Go There
    5. A Commotion
    6. The Circle Married the Line
    7. Bittersweet Melodies
    8. Anti Pioneer
    9. Undiscovered First
    10. Cicades and Gulls
    11. Comfort Me
    12. Get It Wrong, Get It Right
    Feist
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    Drive Soundtrack


    Opaque Gold Colored Vinyl


    Various Artists with Original Motion Picture Score by Cliff Martinez. A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

    The soundtrack features original music by Cliff Martinez (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traffic) with Eurosynth-styled songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx (''Nightcall''), The Chromatics (''Tick of the Clock''), Desire (''Under Your Spell''), College featuring Electric Youth (''A Real Hero''), and Riziero Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri (''Oh My Love''). Rolling Stone Magazine named Drive the No. 1 movie of 2011.

    The Drive soundtrack raced to the top of the iTunes album charts, hitting No. 4 within a week of its digital release and peaking at No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200. The soundtrack re-entered the charts in February 2012 when the film was released on DVD.

    ''One thing that was unique for me about this project was having songs exert such a strong influence on the score,'' said Martinez. ''That helped to create a unified, one-size-fits-all, style of soundtrack... the 80s electronic pop style made a lot of sense to me. I knew that Nicolas [Refn, director] was in love with that sound and I saw a way to acknowledge it with vintage synth sounds and cover most of the dramatic food groups while referencing that style.''

    This blending of score and song is the perfect vehicle for Cliff Martinez. Martinez moved to California in 1976, just in time for the punk movement. He had stints as drummer for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus frontman Jim Thirlwell, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dickies. He was also the drummer in the final incarnation of legendary iconoclasts Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.

    Martinez has since received compositional credit on many of Steven Soderbergh's projects including Kafka, The Limey, Solaris, Gray's Anatomy, Schizopolis, Traffic (which earned four Oscars and earned Martinez a Grammy nomination), and the upcoming film Contagion. He also composed the music for Espion(s) and A L'Origine, two French films released in 2009 - the latter earned a Cesar Award nomination for best original score. His other credits include Pump Up The Volume, Wicker Park, Wonderland, and The Lincoln Lawyer.

    LP1
    1. Nightcall - Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
    2. Under Your Spell - Desire
    3. A Real Hero - College feat. Electric Youth
    4. Oh My Love - Riz Ortolani feat. Katyna Ranieri
    5. Tick of the Clock - The Chromatics
    6. Rubber Head - Cliff Martinez
    7. I Drive - Cliff Martinez
    8. He Had a Good Time - Cliff Martinez
    9. They Broke His Pelvis - Cliff Martinez
    10. Kick Your Teeth - Cliff Martinez


    LP2
    1. Where's The Deluxe Version? - Cliff Martinez
    2. See You in Four - Cliff Martinez
    3. After The Chase - Cliff Martinez
    4. Hammer - Cliff Martinez
    5. Wrong Floor - Cliff Martinez
    6. Skull Crushing - Cliff Martinez
    7. My Name on a Car - Cliff Martinez
    8. On The Beach - Cliff Martinez
    9. Bride of Deluxe - Cliff Martinez

    Cliff Martinez
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  • God Bless Tiny Tim God Bless Tiny Tim Quick View

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    God Bless Tiny Tim


    50th Anniversary Edition In Pink Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 900 Copies


    First-Ever Vinyl Reissue In The U.S


    If you think, based on "Tiptoe Thru' the Tulips
    with Me" and his nationally televised marriage
    to Miss Vicki on The Tonight Show, that Tiny
    Tim was a mere novelty act, think again. Behind
    that ukulele, pasty white make-up, falsetto, and
    prominent proboscis was a serious scholar of
    American music, perhaps the only performer of
    the '60s (and certainly the only performer of his
    age group) keeping the torch alive for songs from
    vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley.


    Tim (born Herbert
    Buckingham Khaury) also was blessed with a
    stupendous vocal range, from baritone to his
    trademark falsetto, and was adept on not just
    ukulele but guitar, mandolin, and violin. Even with all that talent, though, had Tiny Tim
    just made a straight '20s trad jazz/pop/folk album for his debut record, God Bless Tiny Tim
    would not be the stone-cold cult classic it is today. But the album married Tim's innate
    eccentricity with stupendously lush production from Richard Perry, who was fresh from
    working on Captain Beefheart's debut, Safe as Milk, and would go on to produce everybody
    from Diana Ross to Rod Stewart.


    With Perry's production, and Artie Butler's arrangements,
    God Bless Tiny Tim featured an incredible assortment of instruments, from didgeridoo
    to koto to celeste to tympani, with nary a ukulele to be found on many of the tracks.
    Furthermore, the album was sprinkled with some of the psychedelic fairy dust that was in
    the air at the time (1968), full of non sequiturs both verbal and musical (like the cover of
    Sonny Bono's "I Got You Babe"). The result: an album that stands outside of time, defying
    categorization or description.


    Now, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Real Gone Music is
    releasing God Bless Tiny Tim on LP for the first time since its original issue in the U.S. in
    a pink vinyl edition limited to 900 copies. This record belongs in any serious-or not-soserious!-record
    collection.

    1. Welcome to My Dream
    2. Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips with Me
    3. Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight
    4. On the Old Front Porch
    5. The Viper
    6. Stay Down Here Where You Belong
    7. Then I'd Be Satisfied with Life
    8. Strawberry Tea
    9. The Other Side
    10. Ever Since You Told Me That You Love Me (I'm a Nut)
    11. Daddy, Daddy, What Is Heaven Like?
    12. The Coming Home Party
    13. Fill Your Heart
    14. I Got You, Babe
    15. This Is All I Ask
    Tiny Tim
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  • U-Men U-Men Quick View

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    U-Men

    This 3xLP Box Set Collects The Entire Studio-Recorded Output Of The U-Men


    Remastered


    Plus 5 Unreleased Songs


    With 16 Pages Of Photos, Liner Notes & Interviews With The Band


    Executive Produced By Jack Endino


    The U-Men are one of the best bands I've ever seen. They were
    hypnotic, frenetic, powerful and compelling. It was impossible to
    resist getting sucked into their weird, darkly absurd world. They
    effortlessly blended The Sonics, Link Wray, Pere Ubu, and
    Captain Beefheart. Their shows were loose-limbed, drunken
    dance parties and no two shows were alike. The U-Men were
    avant-garage explorers and, most importantly, they fucking
    rocked. I was lucky enough to live in their hometown and I saw
    them every chance I could.


    From 1983 to 1987, the U-Men were the undisputed kings of
    the Seattle Underground. No one else came close. They ruled a
    bleak backwater landscape populated by maybe 200 people.
    They were the only band that could unify the disparate
    sub-subcultures and get all 200 of those people to fill a room.
    Anglophilic, dress-dark Goths; neo-psych MDA acolytes; skate
    punks who shit in bathtubs at parties; Mod vigilantes who
    tormented the homeless with pellet guns; college kids who
    thought college kids were lame; Industrial Artistes; some random
    guy with a moustache; and eccentrics who insisted that they
    couldn't be pigeonholed: all coalesced around the U-Men.


    Sub Pop co-founder, Bruce Pavitt released the first record by the
    U-Men, a 4-song 12" EP on Bombshelter Records. By the time
    they had recorded songs for another record, Bruce was too broke
    to release it on his proto-Sub Pop label, so he hooked them up
    with Gerard Cosloy at Homestead Records. This was a big deal.
    Homestead had a heavy rep at the time with recent releases by
    Foetus, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, and Big Black. I was sure that
    the release of their second 12", Stop Spinning, would propel the
    U-Men into the ranks of those Homestead acts and the
    worldwide underground would get hip to Seattle's finest.
    Following the departure of bassist Jim Tillman (replaced by Tom
    Hazelmyer of Amphetamine Reptile Records, and then Tony
    Ransome), the band recorded two fantastic singles, and recorded
    their one full-length album, Step on a Bug, for Black Label,
    which was run out of Fallout Records. They became increasingly
    disenchanted with the direction the Seattle underground was
    heading and called it quits in 1989.


    The U-Men had nothing to do with Grunge. They were their own
    unique thing. I loved them and I still miss them. I remember
    thinking at the time that most of their recordings were a little
    soft and didn't capture the power of the band live. Now, thirty
    years later, their records sound great to me and we are lucky that
    they exist. I'm stoked that Sub Pop complied these long
    out-of-print records and scrounged up some unreleased songs so
    that everyone has a chance to take a trip back to old weird
    Seattle.


    - Mark Arm, Seattle, August 2017

    LP 1
    1. Blight
    2. The Fumes
    3. Flowers DGIH
    4. Shoot 'em Down
    5. Gila
    6. Trouble Under Water
    7. Mystery Pain
    8. Last Lunch


    LP 2
    1. Clubs
    2. Cow Rock
    3. Green Trumpet
    4. A Year and a Day
    5. Ten After One
    6. They!
    7. U-Men Stomp
    8. Solid Action
    9. Dig It a Hole


    LP 3
    1. Whistlin' Pete
    2. 2 x 4
    3. A Three Year Old Could Do That
    4. Juice Party
    5. Flea Circus
    6. Too Good to Be Food
    7. Willie Dong Hurts Dogs
    8. Papa Doesn't Love His Children Anymore
    9. Pay the Bubba
    10. Freezebomb
    11. That's Wild About Jack
    12. Bad Little Woman
    13. Selfish

    U-Men
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  • Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New Dumb Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New Dumb Quick View

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    Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New Dumb

    Drunk Is The New Sober and Stupid Is The New Dumb are the twin subtitles of Drunk & Stupid, Dots Will Echo's debut album on Asthmatic Kitty, but those aren't just arch witticisms, they encapsulate the apparent contradictions that power the New Jersey duo's music. The warmly weird world created by multi-instrumentalist Nick Berry and drummer Kurt Biroc seems simultaneously sacred and profane, edgy and accessible, sad and transcendently silly. What else would you expect from a group that describes itself as "dour moralizers and drunken assholes" and identifies its key influences as "A little bit The Incredible String Band, a little bit AC/DC?"



    "I can see the carnival lights from here," sings Berry in a half-crazed, half-elated tone at the beginning of the opening track, "I Like It," sounding like either a psychotic infatuated with his own attractive fantasy world or a genius inventor marveling at the luminous landscape he's created. It's up to the listener to decide which, but either way it's 100% Dots Will Echo.



    Everything on Drunk & Stupid was played by Berry and Biroc, with the basic tracks recorded in a single marathon, three-day session. "I meant this to be a very raw recording, capturing the way we sound live," says Berry, who plays everything from guitars and keyboards to Autoharp, glockenspiel, and Andean charango over the course of the album, as he and Biroc build their own beautifully ramshackle universe from the ground up before your very ears.



    "A poorly played violin can sound better than a well played piano," says Berry half-jokingly of the organic, offhand feel of the tracks. From the first moment, Drunk & Stupid makes the listener a fly on the wall for a day in the life of Dots Will Echo, with snatches of goofy studio chatter interspersed between tunes. The bit that leads into the crooked campfire singalong "I'm a Monkey" is particularly telling, as Berry spontaneously announces, "I want to try a song I dreamt the other night," Biroc disapprovingly asks, "In the studio?" and Berry blithely counters, "Yeah, why not?"



    In fact, Berry dreams a large percentage of his songs. "Some are stupid, but I let 'em fly anyway," he says self-deprecatingly, "but the really stupid ones, nobody's ever gonna hear." By the time they enter our waking world, Berry's tunes bear trace elements of psychedelia, power pop, field-recording folk, DIY post-punk, and tantalizingly trashy garage rock (the duo does in fact rehearse in Biroc's garage). "What You Tryin' To Do," for instance, comes off like Sister Lovers-era Big Star recording for Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, while the giddy blastoff of "Rocket Girl" evokes early XTC covered by Guided By Voices, and the fragile, almost-ominous beauty of the hushed, acoustic ballad "Gates of Eden" feels like the greatest song Neil Young never wrote for Galaxie 500.



    The black humor that inhabits an impressive amount of real estate in the Dots Will Echo neighborhood isn't the whistling-through-the-graveyard variety, but rather the kind that finds all of creation to be a bit of a knee-slapper. Like the great writers in every medium, Berry finds the human dilemma a source of endless hilarity, even though you can always hear the big, gently bruised heart beating at the core of every song on Drunk & Stupid. Berry sounds like an amphetamine-fueled tour guide as he walks us through a field of mankind's folly on "Seven Deadly Sins," his loopy lyrics punctuated by Captain Beefheart-esque bursts of six-string cubism.



    Even when things get apocalyptic, as on the minimalist stomp of the cautionary "Shitstorm," Berry exhibits so much obvious glee in announcing the impending arrival of the titular phenomenon that you can't help singing "there's a shitstorm coming" right along with him and bobbing your head randomly to the track's triumphantly spastic anti-groove. The deceptively mellow-sounding anthem of global dystopia "History's Grave" was written in early 2008, but Berry notes, "Since then many of the events mentioned or alluded to have come to pass. This made me feel a little bit like a character in a Stephen King novel."



    At the same time, Drunk & Stupid sports songs like "Be a Friend" and "So Deep the Night," lambent, low-key ballads that balance between bittersweet and unabashedly sentimental without ever turning mawkish. On these tracks, the Lennon-like undertone in Berry's voice rises to the top of the mix, tapping into an almost spiritual vibe and making for some of the most undeniably poignant moments on the album.



    Berry and Biroc, who also work together at the same day job (the drummer is Berry's boss), have been making music together since 2004, hashing out their ideas in Biroc's garage and documenting them in Berry's basement studio. Along the way, they've made unofficial micro-pressings of their work, mostly for passing around to friends and admirers in an ad hoc fashion, but Drunk & Stupid represents the first time the duo's freewheeling work has ever been properly presented to the public at large as a full-on album. With all the material the prolific pair has been stockpiling, they had a huge tally of tunes to haul along with them for this project, and hearing it is a little like stumbling for the first time into a lost world with a long legacy of its own rituals, relics, regalia, and history. But once you wander in, you can't imagine how you ever existed without it.



    Originally meant to be two separate discs (the vinyl version is a double LP with download codes for bonus tracks), Drunk & Stupid is a wild ride that clocks in at just under 80 minutes and boasts 19 songs overflowing with insanely catchy melodies, endearingly off-kilter arrangements, and a strangely satisfying blend of the divine and the absurd." As Berry says, "We try to allow for the will of the universe to have a large part in our music. There must be something sacred in mistakes. This is our explanation for being fuck-ups."


    1. Untitled
    2. I Like It
    3. Untitled II
    4. I'm a Monkey
    5. Shitstorm
    6. Be a Friend
    7. Whatcha Tryin to Do
    8. Rocket Girls
    9. Caroline
    10. Run Away Anna
    11. History's Grave
    12. Sweet Sweet Sanity
    13. Anime
    14. Who Left You Here
    15. The Future
    16. Untitled III
    17. Peace in Your Life
    18. Our Little Part of the World
    19. Untitled IV
    20. Gates of Eden
    21. Visions of Light
    22. Seven Deadly Sins
    23. So Deep the Night
    Dots Will Echo
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  • Kids In Love Kids In Love Quick View

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    Kids In Love

    Love is all you need. It's been said many times and many ways of course, but it's truer now than ever.


    When The Mowgli's first landed on the scene, their message of positivity and love resonated with audiences everywhere. The group's 2013 major label debut, Waiting for the Dawn [Photo Finish], debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and yielded the hit "San Francisco". Following its release, the seven-piece-Colin Louis Dieden [vocals, guitar], Katie Jayne Earl [vocals, percussion], Dave Appelbaum [keyboards], Josh Hogan [guitar, vocals], Matthew Di Panni [bass], Spencer Trent [guitar, vocals], and Andy Warren [drums]-performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CONAN, Watch What Happens Live, and more. Between headline tours and runs supporting everybody from Walk The Moon to Manchester Orchestra, they even cut a song for the Relativity Media hit film Earth To Echo. Along the way, their interpretation of love became even clearer, and it defines their sophomore outing, Kids In Love.


    "Our first album essentially said, 'What's up everyone? We're The Mowgli's, and we believe love can change the world," explains Katie. "Over the past couple of years, we really came to terms with who we are as a band. With Kids In Love we're exploring the intricacies of love. It's such a broad concept. This time around, we get into intimate love, personal love, as well as universal love. We've found art is the best vehicle to ponder what this really means."


    "Before, the concept was painted in very broad strokes," Colin goes on. "Our intention was to start a movement and a culture around what we do. We put all of that under a microscope on this album and talked about personal experiences and stories, the lack of love, and finding it again."


    "We've learned so much about the business, ourselves, and this message," adds Josh. "We've become more direct. It's a little wiser."


    In order to properly convey that sentiment, the group teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer [The Kooks, Silversun Pickups, Fitz & The Tantrums] in his Los Angeles studio during the summer of 2014. With Hoffer at the helm, they fine-tuned their sound into an elegant amalgam of influences. Additionally, they recorded with prior collaborators Captain Cuts [Smallpools, Tove Lo] - a production team that includes Ryan Rabin of Grouplove, and worked with Matt Radosevich [Walk The Moon, One Direction] on two additional tracks. "We wanted to create songs that we knew we would enjoy playing live, songs we hoped that speak to people's personal experiences with love and life and loss and everything that comes with being a kid - or really anyone - in love," Katie explains.


    "We've been on tour incessantly, and this album was really written all over the country," Colin recalls. "It was composed in green rooms, hotels, parking lots, and everywhere in between. I went to Nashville for a week on a whim and tried to learn how to write country music. I was so lucky to work with some of the best in the business. I wanted to bring some of those storytelling elements into the music too. We really grew up, and the songs reflect that journey."


    The first released track "Through The Dark" builds from a shimmering acoustic guitar into an unshakable harmony between Josh and Colin. It shines its own kind of musical light.


    "Everybody goes through dark times," Josh asserts. "We're trying to put a positive spin on that though, and show you can get through that darkness no matter what."


    Colin continues, "In a weird way, it feels like the answer to Waiting for the Dawn. It's a hopeful and encouraging song."


    Then, there's the first single "I'm Good." It begins with a sun-soaked clean guitar and resounding percussion before snapping into a delightful refrain that's undeniably unforgettable. You'll feel good after one listen


    Elsewhere on the album, "Whatever Forever" is augmented by driving handclaps and a group chorus that proves infectious. Lyrically, it stemmed from some shared ink within the band. "Colin and I both got a tattoo of that phrase a few years ago in a hotel bar during Hurricane Sandy," smiles Josh. "We'd seen it on the wall of a bar, and it felt like the perfect new life motto. We're not worried about anything; we're just going for it."


    "That's a personal favorite," concurs Colin. "After one show, I had a girl walk up to me and say, 'I've been dealing with so much and hurting so badly. I adopted 'Whatever Forever' as my mantra. I needed that.' Sometimes, you need to distance yourself from what hurts."


    Ultimately, The Mowgli's open up their hearts once more, and the results are nothing short of inspiring. "We just want people to feel good," Katie concludes. "It's a domino effect. If someone leaves a show feeling great, maybe they pay it forward. If we can contribute a little bit of joy, companionship, and happiness, we're doing our part to make the world a little brighter."


    "I want them to feel inspired to do something positive," Josh agrees. "It's all about sharing that." Colin leaves off, "I want this to be a positive transformative experience. It's almost like falling in love. When you're in a good mood, you tend to react positively. I hope it adds more positivity and love to the world."

    1. You're Not Alone
    2. I'm Good
    3. Bad Dream
    4. What's Going On
    5. Through the Dark
    6. Whatever Forever
    7. Make It Right
    8. Love Me Anyway
    9. Shake Me Up
    10. Home To You
    11. Kids In Love
    12. Sunlight
    The Mowgli's
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    Hitchhiker

    Neil Young will release a new studio album - which he originally recorded in 1976. The disc, dubbed Hitchhiker, is set for release via Reprise Records.


    The 10-track acoustic album was recorded live in the studio August 11, 1976, at Indigo Studios in Malibu, California. It contains some of Young's best-loved songs plus two previously unreleased tracks.


    The original session was produced by Young's longtime studio collaborator David Brings with new post production by John Hanlon, who has worked with Young since 1990 and produced his most recent works, including Peace Trail, Earth, The Monsanto Years, etc.


    As these songs were recorded in a single session, the resultant performances are breathtaking and passionate. The simplicity of a single voice and guitar captured here are as pure and powerful as the creator intended with only Young and Briggs in the room at the time of recording.


    Many of the songs would not appear on vinyl until years later. The title track, for example, did not officially appear until 2010's Le Noise and naturally sounds worlds apart from the original. The version herein of "Captain Kennedy" has certain raw spontaneity compared to the slightly gentler version that would eventually surface on Hawks & Doves in 1980.


    Perhaps the most noticeable jewels in the crown of Hitchhiker are the two previously unreleased tracks that have remained in the vaults since 1976: "Hawaii" a soaring ballad and unlike anything else Young had recorded at the time. Side one closes out with "Give Me Strength," which would be occasionally performed live in the mid-Seventies but now available here for the first time and may well be considered one of Young's best long lost gems.

    1. Pocahontas
    2. Powderfinger
    3. Captain Kennedy
    4. Hawaii
    5. Give Me Strength
    6. Ride My Llama
    7. Hitchhiker
    8. Campaigner
    9. Human Highway
    10. The Old Country Waltz
    Neil Young
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  • Drive Soundtrack (Gold Vinyl) (Out Of Stock) Drive Soundtrack (Gold Vinyl) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Drive Soundtrack (Gold Vinyl) (Out Of Stock)

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    Various Artists with Original Motion Picture Score by Cliff Martinez. A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.


    The soundtrack features original music by Cliff Martinez (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traffic) with Eurosynth-styled songs by Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx (''Nightcall''), The Chromatics (''Tick of the Clock''), Desire (''Under Your Spell''), College featuring Electric Youth (''A Real Hero''), and Riziero Ortolani featuring Katyna Ranieri (''Oh My Love''). Rolling Stone Magazine named Drive the No. 1 movie of 2011.


    The Drive soundtrack raced to the top of the iTunes album charts, hitting No. 4 within a week of its digital release and peaking at No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200. The soundtrack re-entered the charts in February 2012 when the film was released on DVD.


    ''One thing that was unique for me about this project was having songs exert such a strong influence on the score,'' said Martinez. ''That helped to create a unified, one-size-fits-all, style of soundtrack... the 80s electronic pop style made a lot of sense to me. I knew that Nicolas [Refn, director] was in love with that sound and I saw a way to acknowledge it with vintage synth sounds and cover most of the dramatic food groups while referencing that style.''


    This blending of score and song is the perfect vehicle for Cliff Martinez. Martinez moved to California in 1976, just in time for the punk movement. He had stints as drummer for the Weirdos, Lydia Lunch and Foetus frontman Jim Thirlwell, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Dickies. He was also the drummer in the final incarnation of legendary iconoclasts Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band.


    Martinez has since received compositional credit on many of Steven Soderbergh's projects including Kafka, The Limey, Solaris, Gray's Anatomy, Schizopolis, Traffic (which earned four Oscars and earned Martinez a Grammy nomination), and the upcoming film Contagion. He also composed the music for Espion(s) and A L'Origine, two French films released in 2009 - the latter earned a Cesar Award nomination for best original score. His other credits include Pump Up The Volume, Wicker Park, Wonderland, and The Lincoln Lawyer.

    LP1
    1. Nightcall - Kavinsky & Lovefoxxx
    2. Under Your Spell - Desire
    3. A Real Hero - College feat. Electric Youth
    4. Oh My Love - Riz Ortolani feat. Katyna Ranieri
    5. Tick of the Clock - The Chromatics
    6. Rubber Head - Cliff Martinez
    7. I Drive - Cliff Martinez
    8. He Had a Good Time - Cliff Martinez
    9. They Broke His Pelvis - Cliff Martinez
    10. Kick Your Teeth - Cliff Martinez


    LP2
    1. Where's The Deluxe Version? - Cliff Martinez
    2. See You in Four - Cliff Martinez
    3. After The Chase - Cliff Martinez
    4. Hammer - Cliff Martinez
    5. Wrong Floor - Cliff Martinez
    6. Skull Crushing - Cliff Martinez
    7. My Name on a Car - Cliff Martinez
    8. On The Beach - Cliff Martinez
    9. Bride of Deluxe - Cliff Martinez

    Cliff Martinez
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