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Ghost in the Machine (Half-Speed Master) (Awaiting Repress)HALF-SPEED MASTER : Reissue of 1981 album, mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original tapes & pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl! Features 'Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic' & 'Invisible Sun'.1. Spirits In The Material World
2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
3. Invisible Sun
4. Hungry For You (j'aurai toujours faim de toi)
5. Demolition Man
6. Too Much Information
7. Rehumanize Yourself
8. One World (Not Three)
10. Secret Journey
11. Darkness$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
SymphonicitiesSymphonicities is the companion release to accompany Sting's highly-anticipated world tour, which is underway and features the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Steven Mercurio (Bocelli, Pavarotti). The new studio album, comprised of Sting's most celebrated songs re-imagined for symphonic arrangement, serves as the ultimate commemoration of the live concert experience.
Sting's greatest hits have been reinterpreted with brand new orchestrations arranged by Jorge Calandrelli, David Hartley, Michel Legrand, Rob Mathes, Vince Mendoza, Steven Mercurio, Bill Ross, Robert Sadin and Nicola Tescari. Highlights include fan-favorites culled from The Police songbook such as Roxanne, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic and Next To You, as well as songs from his enduring solo career including Englishman in New York, I Burn For You, Why Should I Cry for You and She's Too Good For Me among others. Symphonicity is produced by Rob Mathes and Sting, mixed by Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac) and Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Franz Ferdinand).1. Next To You
2. Englishman In New York
3. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
4. I Hung My Head
5. You Will Be My Ain True Love
7. When We Dance
8. The End of the Game
9. I Burn For You
10. We Work The Black Seam
11. She's Too Good For Me
12. The Pirate's Bride
13. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Bronx Street Fair Mix)$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017Ranked 162/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Newly Remastered From The Original Analogue Tapes
3x 180 Gram Black 12 Vinyl Records
Contains The Original Twelve Track Album, Three Unreleased Tracks, & Eight B-Sides
Housed In A Triple-Sleeve Gatefold
Rescued from defunct formats, prized from dark cupboards and brought to light after two decades in cold storage OKNOTOK will be issued on XL Recordings, coinciding (roughly) with the original 1997 release date(s) of Radiohead's landmark third album OK COMPUTER.
OKNOTOK features the original OK COMPUTER twelve track album, eight B-sides, and the Radiohead completist's dream: "I Promise," "Lift," and "Man Of War." The original studio recordings of these three previously unreleased and long sought after OK COMPUTER era tracks finally receive their first official issue on OKNOTOK.
All material on OKNOTOK is newly remastered from the original analogue tapes.
OK COMPUTER was originally released on various dates ranging from May to July 1997. Produced by the band and Nigel Godrich, the album is widely cited as one of the greatest works of Radiohead's or any artist's catalogue and was the first Radiohead record to reach #1 in the UK and to be nominated for the Album of the Year GRAMMY. The album features singles "Paranoid Android," "Karma Police," "Lucky" and "No Surprises." In 2015, The National Recording Registry selected OK COMPUTER to be preserved in the Library of Congress as a recording that has proven "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."LP 1
2. Paranoid Android
3. Subterranean Homesick Alien
4. Exit Music (For A Film)
5. Let Down
6. Karma Police
1. Fitter Happier
3. Climbing Up The Walls
4. No Surprises
6. The Tourist
1. I Promise
2. Man Of War
5. Meeting In The Aisle
7. A Reminder
8. Polyethylene (Parts 1 and 2)
10. Palo Alto
11. How I Made My Millions$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dream PoliceDream Police is the fourth studio album by Cheap Trick. It was released in 1979, and was their third release in a row produced by Tom Werman. It is the band's most commercially successful studio album, going to No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart and being certified platinum within a few months of its release1. Dream Police
2. Way Of The World
3. The House Is Rockin' (With Domestic Problems)
4. Gonna Raise Hell
5. I'll Be With You Tonight
7. Writing On The Wall
8. I Know What I Want
9. Need Your Love$26.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CBGB: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackWATCH OUT! PUNK IS COMING!
By the end of 1973, New York City was bankrupt, Watergate had compromised the credibility of the U.S. government, and the Carpenters were the bestselling
young recording act in America. Rock 'n' roll was dead!
Enter Hilly Kristal, who dreamed of running a country & blues bar in the Bowery. Instead, the club he opened, CBGB (Country, Bluegrass, Blues) became
the birthplace of punk and underground music. CBGB was the modern-day salon for the disenfranchised youth of New York City and Kristal gave these
young local bands a stage. Artists such as the Talking Heads, Blondie, Patti Smith, Ramones, Dead Boys and Television all started at this iconic club.
The story of Hilly Kristal and his legendary club will be coming to theaters this October when CBGB hits the big screen. The film has an all-star ensemble cast headed by Alan Rickman (the Harry Potter series, Die Hard) who plays Kristal. Co-starring with Rickman will be Malin Akerman (The Proposal,Suburgatory), Ryan Hurst (Sons Of Anarchy), Ashley Greene (The Twilight series), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Stana Katic (Castle) and
Rupert Grint (the Harry Potter series).
Omnivore Recordings is proud to present CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD and naturally, double-LP (with first pressing on translucent
pink vinyl). An essential collection of songs that made the punk movement, CBGB presents twenty slices of original American music, many rarely
compiled or unavailable for years. The soundtrack contains music from influential artists that informed the scene (The Velvet Underground, The Stooges
and MC5), to acts that broke through with huge commercial acclaim (Talking Heads, Blondie and The Police). And there's even music from bands whose
legendary status will forever be linked to the club that gave them a voice (Dead Boys, Television. Wayne County, The Dictators and more).
PUNK IS HERE with CBGB: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack1. Life During Wartime - Talking Heads
2. Kick Out The Jams (Uncensored Version) - MC5
3. Chatterbox - New York Dolls
4. Soul Twist - Mink DeVille
5. Careful - Television
6. Blank Generation - Richard Hell & The Voidoids
7. Slow Death - Flamin' Groovies
8. I Can't Stand It - The Velvet Underground
9. Out Of Control - Wayne County & The Electric Chairs
10. Psychotic Reaction - The Count Five
11. All For The Love Of Rock 'N' Roll (Live) - Tuff Darts
12. All By Myself - Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
13. California Sun (Original DEMO) - The Dictators
14. I Got Knocked Down (But I'lL Get Up) - Joey Ramone
15. Get Outa My Way - The Laughing Dogs
16. Sunday Girl (2013 Version) - Blondie
17. I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
18. Sonic Reducer - Dead Boys
19. Roxanne - The Police
20. Birds And The Bees - Hilly Kristal$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ten Summoner's TalesSting'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)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ranked 77/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
UK Version Of The Self-Titled Album, Newly Remastered By The Clash From Original Source Tapes To Audiophile Quality
All Artwork Recreated From Original Release Including Replicated Fully Printed Inner Sleeves
The Clash's label didn't believe this debut would sell in the United States. By the time CBS got around to releasing a stateside version of the U.K. album, the British original had become an import hit. While the U.S. release contains outstanding tracks such as Complete Control and Clash City Rockers, it's still missing Cheat, Protex Blue, 48 Hours, and Deny. No matter which version you prefer, The Clash is a fearsome listen. Joe Strummer reviles the system at every turn, while Mick Jones wields his guitar like a switchblade. Yet even on their debut there are hints of future musical adventures. Junior Murvin's Police & Thieves is solid reggae, while White Man in Hammersmith Palais expertly interpolates the reggae groove into their punk attack.
--Rob O'Connor1. Janie Jones
2. Remote Control
3. I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.
4. White Riot
5. Hate & War
6. What's My Name
8. London's Burning
9. Career Opportunities
11. Protex Blue
12. Police and Thieves
13. 48 Hours
14. Garageland$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Interspheres AtmospheresRecorded in Horus Sound Studio in Hannover, Germany under the direction of producer Fabio Trentini (Guano Apes, H-Blockx) frontman Hessler, guitarist Thomas Zipner, Sebastian Wagner (bass), and drummer Moritz MÜller have delivered 12 songs with such originality on their second album, Interspheres Atmospheres, that it makes it hard to place them into just one category.
They mix art rock with alternative, throw in a bit of spring reverb that floats the psychedelic guitars and creates a sound that is beyond hippie beatitude. With all their infatuation with experimentation, The Intersphere have never let themselves be distracted from the essence of a good song: fabricating melodies that anchor themselves a little deeper into your subconscious the more often you hear them.
In short, Interspheres Atmospheres is an album that sounds as if Pink Floyd and The Police got together and talked about concept albums and perfect drummers and exchanged the recipe for the perfect song at the end of the night. 180g 2LP with CD in paper sleeve.LP1
1. Right Through Me
2. Prodigy Composers
5. Early Bird
6. In Satellites
7. I Have A Place For You On Google Earth
1. Interspheres Atmospheres
2. State of the Divine
3. Soapbubbles in the Rain
4. The Far Out Astronaut
5. Tear Down the Walls$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Punk EssentialsA rawkin' collection of essential tracks by UK
punk heroes, UK Subs!! Features the signature guitar work of original Sub Nicky Garratt on such classics as "Stranglehold," "Police State," "Endangered Species" and more!1. C.I.D.
2. Tomorrow's Girls
5. Emotional Blackmail
7. New York State Police
8. Party In Paris
9. Endangered Species
10. Down On The Farm
11. Police State
13. Rebel Radio$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Soda StereoEngland had The Police, United States had Blondie... and Argentina had Soda Stereo, one of the greatest bands of the new wave explosion and without any doubt one of the most important in the history of Rock in Spanish.
Their debut was a refreshing breath of modernity and smart lyrics: produced by Federico Moura (leader of Virus), the album contained strong attacks against the lack of control of the consumer society, and it was sarcastically launched at a local fast food chain. Soon it was awarded Platinum in Argentina and Peru, and Double Platinum in Chile, making it an essential title to understand modern music in Latin America.
This Music On Vinyl release is the first vinyl reissue of the band worldwide since 1995.1. ¿Por QuÉ No Puedo Ser Del Jet-Set?
2. Sobredosis De T.V.
3. Te Hacen Falta Vitaminas
4. 5Tratame Suavemente
7. Ni Un Segundo
8. Un Misil En Mi Placard
9. El Tiempo Es Dinero
11. Mi Novia Tiene Biceps$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Expensive ShitNigerian police, seeking to put down this independent-minded rascal, tried to plant a joint on Kuti during a gathering at his home. Wise to there plan, he quickly swallowed the joint, but the police then threw him in jail to produce the evidence from his faeces. He escaped charges with some wily plotting, and then produced this song mocking the police for wasting resources on hassling him instead of furthering justice in Nigeria. Opening brass rounds give way to interplay between Fela's narration about the episode and responses from his group of female singers.1. Expensive Shit
2. Water No Get Enemy$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Circus HeroLegendary guitarist with The Police, fiercely iconoclastic composer and songwriter Andy Summers has teamed up with singer songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist
producer Rob Giles (The Rescues) to form Circa Zero a band poised to blow people away with its unique brand of rock and roll intensity.
Taking full advantage of an immediate musical chemistry, Circa Zero recorded their debut album Circus Hero at Summers studio Bowl of Cherries in
Venice, CA. Co-produced by Summers and Giles, Circus Hero is an exhilarating musical ride created by musicians dead set on launching a long term
Fresh off The Police reunion tour, Summers was intent on remaining in the rock world after years of pushing the boundaries with his solo projects. The
two-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was energized to record again and his search for a musical cohort ended when he discovered
Rob Giles performing with his band The Rescues at the Troubadour. Circa Zero is an exciting new chapter for both of them the name referring to both
starting with a blank musical slate to create a wholly unique sound, a sound with few if any ties to the past. It's an uncategorizable rock record, built
around great songs that we are both extremely proud of, stated Giles.
Says Summers: From the start, we were on the same team going all the same places together. That kind of feeling is very rare. I had it with Sting but
there's been no one else since then, so it s very magical when it happens. This is that thing.1. Levitation
3. The Story Ends Here
4. Say Goodnight
5. Gamma Ray
6. Night Time Travelers
7. Shoot Out The Stars
9. Summer Lies
10. No Highway
11. Light The Fuse & Run
12. Whenever You Hear The Rain
13. Hot Camel$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
LisbonLisbon was recorded over the course of eight months beginning in the fall of 2009 with You & Me producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Les Savy Fav, Tokyo Police Club). The band then traveled to Dallas to finish the album with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky). Featuring the band's signature vintage instrument-sound, Lisbon showcases a lot of stuff that's Elvis-sounding, like early Elvis and Sun Records kind of sounds, says frontman Hamilton Leithauser.1. Juveniles
2. Angela Surf City
3. Follow the Leader
4. Blue as Your Blood
7. All My Great Designs
8. Woe Is Me
9. Torch Song
10. While I Shovel the Snow
11. Lisbon$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blonde (Awaiting Repress)
Special Edition 180 Gram Purple Vinyl
"If you can get people dancing as early as noon. You're good. They did." - NPR 'All Songs Considered'
"Ghost Beach are the Venn diagram of their influences-Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, The Police, and Daft Punk
-and then some, thanks to a shitload of synths, some nostalgic 80s sonics and even the occasional reggae groove.
The sound is unmistakably their own." - VICE's Noisey
Ghost Beach, the New York-based duo of Josh Ocean and Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn, bring together the two worlds of
electronic and live performance whose sound is self-described as "Tropical Grit Pop." "We like writing pop music. We
draw a lot from the 80's, including Peter Gabriel, The Police and Talking Heads," says Ocean. "Their music incorporated
synthesizers and drum machines, had tons of energy and it had a very eclectic sound. From a songwriting standpoint, that
is where we draw our inspiration and today we attempt to bridge the gap by using a similar sonic palette in combination
with modern recording technologies including Ableton." added Mendelsohn.
On their debut full-length album Blonde, Ghost Beach once again perfects a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth-pop, none more so evident than in the searing single "Miracle." Blonde features a mix of newly recorded material and
a handful of tracks from the bands self-released Modern Tongues EP. All previously released songs will be remixed,
re-mastered and enhanced for the forthcoming release.
Ghost Beach is not purely electronic or purely a live band, but a realization of what lies in the middle. Josh plays the jilted
lover with vocal panache as Eric's soaring synths, guitars and forever young harmonies are plucked right out of Neverland.
Ghost Beach is more about a time than a place, and that time is now.1. Moon Over Japan
3. Been There Before
4. Close Enough
5. On My Side
6. Every Time We Touch
7. Without You
8. Tear Us Apart
10. First Time
11. Empty Streets
12. Too Young$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Roger Waters The Wall
Limited Edition Triple 180 Gram LP Set
Accompanies The Concert Film, The Wall, Filmed During Waters' 2010-2013 Tour
Now that Roger Waters has released his new concert film of The Wall, filmed on the former Pink Floyd singer-songwriter's recent world tour, he is putting out an accompanying soundtrack album. Between 2010 and 2013, the singer performed the 1979 double-album, home to Comfortably Numb and Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2), live more than 200 times. Like the film, the soundtrack, titled Roger Waters The Wall, contains recordings from around the world and is being released as a 3 LP Set.
Waters performed the album for approximately 4.5 million people during the course of the tour with help from an 11-person backing group. Singer Robbie Wyckoff handled the vocal parts that Floyd's David Gilmour sang on the original record, while the guitars were handled by Dave Kilminster, former SNL bandleader G.E. Smith and Snowy White, the last of whom performed on Floyd's original The Wall tour. Waters' son Harry performed Hammond organ and piano on the tour.
Frequent Radiohead collaborator Nigel Godrich, who provided music production and mixing for the film, produced the album.
The soundtrack will run longer than the original Wall album, which spanned only two LPs, as it includes two songs removed from the original release - Last Few Bricks and What Shall We Do Now? - which Floyd had added back in for live performances. This version of The Wall also includes The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes, which Waters incorporated into his performances of the album beginning in 2011 in tribute to a 27-year-old Brazilian man that London police killed thinking, wrongly, that he was a terrorist.
The soundtrack marks the third time The Wall has been released as a live album. In 1990, Waters released The Wall: Live in Berlin, which he'd recorded and filmed less than a year after the Berlin Wall fell with a star-studded cast, including Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Marianne Faithfull, the Band, SinÉad O'Connor, Cyndi Lauper and Tim Curry, among others. A decade later, Pink Floyd released Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall Live 1980-81, which contains recordings of Waters' final tour as a member of the band.
Waters told Rolling Stone that the meaning behind The Wall hadn't changed for him over the years. The context changes, but the story remains the same, he said. If people see this movie, what I hope is that that they may look at one another and go, 'You know what? We are a community, and we are many. There are a lot of us.'
- Kory Grow, Rolling StoneLP 1
1. In the Flesh? (Live)
2. The Thin Ice (Live)
3. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 (Live)
4. The Happiest Days of Our Lives (Live)
5. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 (Live)
6. The Ballad of Jean Charles de Menezes (Live)
7. Mother (Live)
8. Goodbye Blue Sky (Live)
9. Empty Spaces (Live)
10. What Shall We Do Now? (Live)
1. Young Lust (Live)
2. One of My Turns (Live)
3. Don't Leave Me Now (Live)
4. Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3 (Live)
5. Last Few Bricks (Live)
6. Goodbye Cruel World (Live)
7. Hey You (Live)
8. Is There Anybody Out There? (Live)
9. Nobody Home (Live)
10. Vera (Live)
11. Bring the Boys Back Home (Live)
1. Comfortably Numb (Live)
2. The Show Must Go On (Live)
3. In the Flesh (Live)
4. Run Like Hell (Live)
5. Waiting for the Worms (Live)
6. Stop (Live)
7. The Trial (Live)
8. Outside the Wall (Live)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Book Of Love (Soundtrack)
First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Solid Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
The Book Of Love tells the story of an introverted architect named Henry. After the death of his wife in a car accident, he sets out to help Millie, a homeless teen, to build a raft to sail across the Atlantic.
Justin Timberlake, the multi-platinum pop star, actor and owner of handfuls of Grammys and Emmys, composed the orchestral film together with Mitchell Owens.
Justin has always been intrigued by movie scores; "I think when I was a kid I would hear movies more than I would watch them. I saw 'E.T.' at a drive-in with my father, and hearing that main theme to the movie, and how it's used when the bikes take off and they fly over the police barricade, and you hear that sweeping melody - I'll never forget that moment."
His debut composition is nothing but amazing. Justin takes you on a minimalistic reflective trip. The score is emotionally driven and shows pure honesty, which is the most supreme form in which an artist can express himself.LP 1
1. One of Those Stories
4. It's Just Its Nature
5. She Likes the Rain
6. I Designed It
9. That We Matter
11. I'm Sorry
12. The Journal
13. Wink and a Mug
14. The Detritus
15. As Dreamers Do
16. The Munchies
17. As Dreamers Still Do
1. It's a Raft
3. The Ballad of David Pearlman
4. Who Was That?
5. A Phenomena
6. The Whole World Is Crazy
7. Now We Just Need Some Help
8. Really Something
9. Like a Hurricane
10. She Was...
11. The People That Left a Mark
12. The Book of Love Performed by The Shadowboxers
13. We'll Make It
14. It's Just Our Story$33.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Soundsystem1999's Soundsystem is the fifth official full-length from the Omaha, NE-bred rap/reggae/funk/metal outfit 311 and their last for Capricorn Records. The release was co-produced by longtime band associate Scotch Ralston with former Police producer Hugh Padgham and features a much tighter sound and more effective presentation of the band's multi-genre approach than its predecessors. Each song here is distinct, catchy, well-constructed and centered with that feel-good philosophy the band has built their name on. Includes the charting singles Come Original and Flowing.LP1
1. Freeze Time
2. Come Original
3. Large In The Margin
5. Can't Fade Me
6. Life's Not a Race
1. Strong All Along
5. Leaving Babylon
7. Livin' & Rockin'$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sorrow, Tears And BloodUprising of 1976 in which thousands of South African students protested the forced teaching of Afrikaans, the colonial language of Apartheid. During the uprising and the ensuing riots, hundreds of students were killed. The song calls out killings that have gone on in the name of authority and totalitarian rule as well as the instruments of repression of colonial Africa - the police and the army. In this way the song indirectly references the brutality that Fela and his family have experienced in the series of raids on his family compound, the Kalakuta Republic. The musical composition parallels the somber tone of the lyrics; focused and direct, the track avoids the bombastic funk of many of Fela's compositions.
"Colonial Mentality" follows in the same manner, pointing out that those who wish to live in a post-colonial mentality are in essence living as slaves. Musically, the Africa 70 returns to a more funk and jazzy grooves while relaying a pertinent message to those who looked to Fela as a leader of the resistance.1. Opposite People
2. Equalisation Of Trouser And Pant
3. Sorrow Tears And Blood
4. Colonial Mentality$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The ClassicI'm in the best place I've ever been in my life, declares Joan Wasser, and she's just recorded the album that proves it. The Classic, the fourth album of originals by the uniquely charismatic artist known as Joan As Police Woman, builds on the creative impetus and success of its 2011 predecessor The Deep Field, on which Joan strove to create music rooted in an intimate, elemental and uplifting brand of soul combined with her own unique serene, torch-singing temperament, with a more liberated feel than ever before. The result is a perfect reflection of her efforts to address - and solve - personal issues and so reject the singer-songwriter's traditional melancholic disposition for an unashamed lust for life. As graffiti in the artwork of her 2006 debut album Real Life read: Evolve and Be Brave.
The Classic is named after one of its ten tracks. Part is to do with the way we recorded mostly live; the way records used to get made, she explains. But I wrote 'The Classic' itself as a classic girl-group doo wop song, and the lyric refers to classic old songs like Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell 'You're All I Need To Get By', Stevie Wonder's ' Joy Inside My Tears' and Danny & The Juniors' 'Rock'n'Roll Is Here To Stay'. And at the end, I spell out the name of the song, like Aretha Franklin did with 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T'! The song begins 'I am home in your arms' and it's solely joyful, expressing jubilation. Melancholy is still part of my life, but it's no longer leeching energy from my life.1. Witness
2. Holy City
3. The Classic
4. Good Together
5. Get Direct
6. What Would You Do
7. New Year's Day
10. Ask Me$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Police WaterOn the heels of the recently released 7, Reality Protest, New York Citys mastermind Gary War delivers a new six song EP. Police Water sees Wars audio explorations breaking new ground in electronic prog and pop other-worlds. These new pieces reveal new experiments in song-approach, structure, sampling and tightly synced synthesization. Meanwhile War delves further into tape manipulation and post-future digital recording techniques. The overall feel of Police Water vibrates with post-apocalyptic urgency but ultimately carries the listener in through the darkness and out into light.1. Born of Light
3. On Its Head
4. Grounds for Termination
5. Who and Why
6. Sirens$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Systems Officer is the solo guise of Armistead Burwell Smith IV, the prolific multi-instrumentalist songwriter and founding member of Pinback and Three Mile Pilot. Written and recorded between breaks in the rigorous Pinback recording and touring schedule, Underslept is five years in the making, a concise collection of thoughtful, complex pop songs.
Written, produced and performed by Smith in his home studio, Underslept features the same kind of intricate arrangements and layered vocal harmonies that have become a trademark of Pinback, with nods to the dramatic tone that marks the best Three Mile Pilot songs.
Underslept gives Smith, already one of rocks most innovative and influential bass players, the opportunity to place his often understated gifts as a singer and songwriter front and center, drawing influence from The Police, Peter Gabriel-era Genesis and The Beach Boys to craft thoughtful, progressive pop with spiky hooks and impressively high replay value.1. Pacer
4. Shape Shifter
6. In This World
7. We Breathe Dust
8. Sand I
9. Sand II
11. Uhiju (Bonus Track)
12. Tic Tac (Bonus Track)
13. Crashing End (Bonus Track)$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
It's FrighteningAfter spending the better part of two years on the road (including festival stops at Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Sasquatch, Monolith and tours with The Walkmen, Spoon, Richard Swift, The Cribs, White Denim and Tokyo Police Club) the White Rabbits hunkered down in their Brooklyn practice space to set about re-envisioning the dark pop of their critically acclaimed debut Fort Nightly, while adding new sounds and influences to achieve an original work. The result is It's Frightening, their second full-length album produced by Britt Daniel of Spoon, mixed by Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail Of Dead) and engineered by Nicolas Vernhes (Cat Power, Animal Collective).1. Percussion Gun
2. Rudie Fails
3. They Done Wrong/We Done Wrong
5. Company I Keep
6. The Salesman (Tramp Life)
7. Midnight and I
8. Right Where They Left
9. The Lady Vanishes
10. Leave It At The Door$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live It Out (Awaiting Repress)Live It Out is the second album released by the Canadian indie rock band Metric. It was originally released in September 27, 2005 on Last Gang Records.
Toronto's Metric has the ability to appeal to fans on a number of levels: the group captures the likeability of Elastica with the cheekiness of Blondie and then mixes that new wave style with just enough of a growling guitar to give it some oomph. Since their last release, the acclaimed Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, Metric's sound has morphed slightly; this follow-up is a little more guitar-based and slightly less electronic than their last, a move likely to broaden their fan base even further.
Metric's rock-meets-new-wave is not only timely, it is joyful to boot. The driving track Handshakes could easily qualify for the next ipod commercial, while Monster Hospital's retro punk style has a Clash-inspired chorus that will stay in your head for days. By the same token, the band's musical diversity is especially evident in the beautiful The Police and the Private, where one could easily imagine that they are listening to an up-tempo Sarah Harmer track. Metric's cross-genre appeal is at least party due to frontwoman Emily Haines' delivery. A smart writer and performer, Haines' contributions to the Broken Social Scene collective have already made her voice somewhat familiar, and in her own element she shines especially bright. From her delicate whispers (the Pink Floyd-esque Ending Start) to her Eurotrash-inspired yelps (Live It Out) Haines has the it factor that makes indie rock critics swoon, and keeps fans dedicated. --Denise Sheppard1, Empty
2. Glass Ceiling
4. Too Little Too Late
5. Poster of a Girl
6. Monster Hospital
7. Patriarch on a Vespa
8. The Police and the Private
9. Ending Start
10. Live It Out$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Still BrazyBrutally honest stories of L.A. street life fill the Compton rapper's second album. Like his commanding debut, Still Brazy brings together point-blank rhymes and vintage West Coast production. But when YG looks beyond the life-and-death drama of his neighborhood-taking aim at right-wing politics, police brutality, and racial division-his street-level honesty is every bit as biting.1. Pops Hot Intro
2. Don't Come to LA (Feat. Sad Boy, A.D. & Bricc Baby)
3. Who Shot Me?
4. Word Is Bond (Feat. Slim 400)
5. Twist My Fingaz
6. Good Times Interlude (Feat. Syke 800, Duce, Marley Blu & Burnt Out)
7. Gimmie Got Shot
8. I Got a Question (Feat. Lil' Wayne)
9. "Why You Always Hatin?" (Feat. Drake & Kamaiyah)
10. My Perception (Feat. Slim 400)
11. Bool, Balm & Bollective
12. She Wish She Was (Feat. Joe Moses & Jay 305)
13. YG Be Safe (Feat. The Homegirl)
14. Still Brazy
15. "FDT" (Feat. Nipsey Hussle)
16. Blacks & Browns (Feat. Sad Boy)
17. Police Get Away wit Murder$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now