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    The Suburbs

    The Suburbs is the third studio album by the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, originally released in August 2010. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Irish Albums Chart, the UK Albums Chart, the US Billboard 200 chart,[4] and the Canadian Albums Chart. It won Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards, Best International Album at the 2011 BRIT Awards, Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards, and the 2011 Polaris Music Prize for best Canadian album. Two weeks after winning Grammy's Album of the Year, the album jumped from No. 52 to No. 12 on the Billboard 200, the album's highest ranking since August 2010.
    LP 1
    1. The Suburbs
    2. Ready to Start
    3. Modern Man
    4. Rococo
    5. Empty Room
    6. City With No Children
    7. Half Light I
    8. Half Light II (No Celebration)


    LP 2
    1. Month of May
    2. Wasted Hours
    3. Deep Blue
    4. We Used to Wait
    5. Sprawl I (Flatland)
    6. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
    7. Suburban War
    8. The Suburbs (continued)

    Arcade Fire
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    The Suburbs

    Written, arranged, performed and produced by the Arcade Fire and co-produced by Markus Dravs, The Suburbs was recorded around Montreal and New York over the past two years.The Arcade Fire's 2004 debut Funeral featured strongly in Album of the Decade Polls around the world including NME, Pitchfork, Guardian, Mojo and Rolling Stone. Their 2007 follow-up Neon Bible, debuted number 2 in the U.S. Both records were nominated for Best Alternative Album Grammys.
    1. The Suburbs
    2. Ready To Start
    3. Modern Man
    4. Rococo
    5. Empty Room
    6. City With No Children
    7. Half Light I
    8. Half Light II (No Celebration)
    9. Suburban War
    10. Month of May
    11. Wasted Hours
    12. Deep Blue
    13. We Used to Wait
    14. Sprawl I (Flatland)
    15. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
    16. The Suburbs (Continued)
    Arcade Fire
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  • Rockin' The Suburbs Rockin' The Suburbs Quick View

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    Rockin' The Suburbs

    Double LP Pressed On Heavyweight 180 Gram Black Vinyl


    Rockin' the Suburbs is Ben Folds' first solo album after leaving Ben Folds Five. The album was well received by fans and critics alike. This 15th anniversary pressing brings the album back to vinyl for the first time since its 2001 release. Like the original pressing, the album contains the bonus track Hiro's Song, only available on the Japanese CD and US vinyl releases. This reissue was pressed on two 180gram LPs.

    1. Annie Waits
    2. Zak And Sara
    3. Still Fighting It
    4. Gone
    5. Fred Jones Part 2
    6. The Ascent Of Stan
    7. Losing Lisa
    8. Carrying Cathy
    9. Not The Same
    10. Hiro's Song
    11. Rockin' The Suburbs
    12. Fired
    13. The Luckiest
    Ben Folds
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    Reflektor

    Reflektor is Arcade Fire's fourth studio album. Led by singer Win Butler and his wife RÉgine Chassagne, Arcade Fire released its last album, The Suburbs, in 2010. It's longer than [2010 album] 'The Suburbs' - it's a double record - mostly down to the fact that the songs are a lot longer, Butler recently said of the upcoming project. I mean, 'Reflektor' is seven-and-a-half, there's another couple of seven-minute songs on the record and so it made more sense to stretch it out to two records with two distinct sides. It's more of a classic double LP vibe where you have to flip the side and it takes you to a different place.
    1. Reflektor
    2. We Exist
    3. Flashbulb Eyes
    4. Here Comes The Night Time
    5. Normal Person
    6. You Already Know
    7. Joan Of Arc
    8. Here Comes The Night Time II
    9. Awful Sound (Oh Erydice)
    10. It's Never Over (Oh Orpheous)
    11. Porno
    12. Afterlife
    13. Supersymmetry
    Arcade Fire
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    Live At The Key Club (Limited Edition)

    Limited Edition Colored Vinyl


    Limited edition sequentially numbered die-cut "key hole" gatefold jacket vinyl pressing of the legendary 1998 performance of hard rock heroes Cinderella performing at the infamous Key Club in Los Angeles!


    Cinderella is an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation. They began as heavy metal band, but later shifted towards a more hard rock/blues-rock sound.

    1. The More Things Change
    2. Push, Push
    3. Shelter Me
    4. Night Songs
    5. Somebody Save Me
    6. Heartbreak Station
    7. Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)
    8. Nobody's Fool
    9. Gypsy Road
    10. Shake Me
    Cinderella
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    Blood Red River

    After trekking east from the suburbs of Perth to take new root in Sydney, in 1983 the Scientists hooked up with producer Chris Logan, who's credited with the album's imposing sonic girth and rumbling low end, and premier Aussie punk label Au Go Go for an album that would define their unmistakably swampy, psychotic aura. These six songs revisited band leader Kim Salmon's interest in the Cramps and the Stooges,while adding in the repetitive dementia of Suicide and elements of cow punk twang, with Salmon's distinctly unrefined Australian accent snarling tales of lust, confusion and angst.
    1. When Fate Deals Its Mortal Blow
    2. Burnout
    3. The Spin
    4. Rev Head
    5. Set It On Fire
    6. Blood Red River
    The Scientists
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    Nursing Home


    Nursing Home, the second album by Lets Wrestle, was recorded in Chicago with Steve Albini. With themes that include being trapped in the suburbs and dancing boys on drugs, the band show that their view of the world is the same, theyve just put on some darker sunglasses. Lets Wrestle may have lost some of their naivety lyrically, but its certainly still there.


    If you ask singer Wesley Patrick Gonzalez what the record sounds like hell tell you Thin Lizzy and The Cars, which I guess to some extent is true. Though I wont bother to list other bands the record brings to mind, I will say that its heavier than its predecessor, maybe due to Albinis engineering, but the underlying melody displayed previously remains, with the few quiet songs on Nursing Home being perhaps the most poignant the band have recorded. - Dan Boleyn

    1. In Dreams Part II

    2. If I Keep on Loving You
    3. In the Suburbs
    4. Bad Mammaries
    5. Dear John
    6. For My Mother
    7. Im So Lazy
    8. Theres a Rockstar in My Room
    9. I Forgot
    10. I Am Useful
    11. I Will Not Give In
    12. Getting Rest

    Let's Wrestle
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  • Hard Feelings Hard Feelings Quick View

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    Hard Feelings

    Formed in the suburbs of South Jersey in 2009, Major League got their start the old-fashioned way, through hard work, relentless touring and simple word of mouth. The quintet, made up of Nick Trask (vocals), Brian Joyce (guitar/vocals), Matt Chila (guitar/vocals), Kyle Bell (bass) and Luke Smartnick (drums), released a string of EPs over the last several years and found themselves on worldwide tours with bands like The Swellers, Living With Lions and DayTrader before entering the studio to record their follow-up release, Hard Feelings.


    This record means more to us than just an album comprised of our most recent material, says Major League guitarist Brian Joyce. It's a therapeutic release. Lyrically, we've poured ourselves into Hard Feelings with everything from childhood anxiety, to early twenties angst and everything in between. Instrumentally, this album is a product of what we dreamed of writing back in our bedrooms in 1999 learning Blink and NoFx songs.

    1. Hard Feelings
    2. Walk Away
    3. Twenty Seven
    4. Nightmares
    5. Arrows Crossed
    6. Landslide
    7. Because Heaven Knows
    8. Pull Me Out
    9. Home Wrecker
    10. Final Thoughts
    Major League
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  • Sketches Of Brunswick East Sketches Of Brunswick East Quick View

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    Sketches Of Brunswick East

    Sketches of Brunswick East, a collaboration with LA tripster troupe Mild High Club, is a chance to get to know King
    Gizzard's sunny, playful side. Where previous albums have slipped down sonic worm-holes to explore distant
    galaxies, this one is an examination of (and homage to) the Melbourne suburb in which King Gizzard write & record
    in their own studio. A nod to Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain, this album sees the band further exploring a
    Tropicalia element only ever previously hinted at.
    1. Sketches Of Brunswick East I
    2. Countdown
    3. D-Day
    4. Tezeta
    5. Cranes, Planes, And Migraines
    6. The Spider And Me
    7. Sketches Of Brunswick East II
    8. Dusk To Dawn On Lygon Street
    9. The Book
    10. A Journey To (S)Hell
    11. Rolling Stoned
    12. You Can Be Your Silhouette
    13. Sketches Of Brunswick East III
    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
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  • At The Chelsea Nightclub (200 Gram) At The Chelsea Nightclub (200 Gram) Quick View

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    At The Chelsea Nightclub (200 Gram)


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed At Stoughton Printing Co.


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition Of 1,500 200-Gram Black Vinyl Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    The Members formed in Camberley, England amongst the punk explosion of the summer of 1977. Their unique combination of reggae rhythms and punk attitude effectively worked to set the band apart. The Members quickly developed a following in London and scored a hit with their single ''Sound of the Suburbs'' - the success of which led them to release their debut album At the Chelsea Nightclub in 1979. Drastic Plastic Records is pleased to present the album for its 35th anniversary in pristine high fidelity sound.

    1. Electricity
    2. Sally-a-go-go
    3. Don't Push
    4. Offshore Banking Business
    5. Solitary Confinement
    6. Frustrated, Bagshot
    7. Stand And Spit
    8. The Sound Of The Suburbs
    9. Phone-in Show
    10. Love In A Lift
    11. Chelsea Nightclub
    The Members
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  • At The Chelsea Nightclub (Colored Vinyl) At The Chelsea Nightclub (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    At The Chelsea Nightclub (Colored Vinyl)

    Green Colored Vinyl


    Mastered For Vinyl By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Faithful, Updated Rendering Of Original Art Printed At Stoughton Printing Co.


    Limited Foil-Numbered Edition Of 1,500 Opaque Green Vinyl Manufactured For Pristine Sound At Quality Record Pressings


    The Members formed in Camberley, England amongst the punk explosion of the summer of 1977. Their unique combination of reggae rhythms and punk attitude effectively worked to set the band apart. The Members quickly developed a following in London and scored a hit with their single ''Sound of the Suburbs'' - the success of which led them to release their debut album At the Chelsea Nightclub in 1979. Drastic Plastic Records is pleased to present the album for its 35th anniversary in pristine high fidelity sound.

    1. Electricity
    2. Sally-a-go-go
    3. Don't Push
    4. Offshore Banking Business
    5. Solitary Confinement
    6. Frustrated, Bagshot
    7. Stand And Spit
    8. The Sound Of The Suburbs
    9. Phone-in Show
    10. Love In A Lift
    11. Chelsea Nightclub
    The Members
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  • Ratchet Ratchet Quick View

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    Ratchet

    Shamir is Shamir Bailey, a 20-year-old Las Vegas native who grew
    up not on the strip but in the desert. His verve for life makes him
    almost impossible to categorize. As a young musician, he moves in
    and out of soul, r&b, house, disco, rap, and pop - in the tradition
    of artists like Prince, Grace Jones, David Bowie, and Madonna.
    Genre is a tool for Shamir, not a boundary. Or as Shamir would put
    it, "It doesn't matter what you sound like - you just have to be you."


    With an androgyne croon that recalls Nina Simone, Shamir rose
    from the suburbs of Vegas after sending demos to Nick Sylvester,
    who runs the GODMODE label out of New York. Together they
    made Northtown, Shamir's debut EP (2014), and continued their
    working relationship for Ratchet, Shamir's first LP for XL Recordings.
    It's an ecstatic dance-pop record that also has some dust and age
    to it, sparkling with the grit of a desert geode. The songs are about
    growing up in Vegas, though not the Vegas you think you know.
    The music is fun even when it's mostly introspective, introspective
    even when it's mostly fun. There's an obvious fluidity to Shamir. He
    transcends boundaries - genre, gender, age, geography. If he feels
    solitary, it's because there's literally no one else like him.

    1. Vegas
    2. Make A Scene
    3. On The Regular
    4. Call It Off
    5. Hot Mess
    6. Demon
    7. In For The Kill
    8. Youth
    9. Darker
    10. Head In The Clouds
    Shamir
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  • Poltergeist (Colored Vinyl) Poltergeist (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Poltergeist (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Of 750 Numbered Copies On Red & Black Mixed Vinyl


    Poltergeist is a 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Gil Kenan, written by David Lindsay-Abaire and produced by Sam Raimi. A remake of the 1982 film of the same name, the film stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, and Jane Adams.


    In the film all seems well for Eric Bowen (Sam Rockwell), wife Amy (Rosemarie DeWitt) and their three children as they move into their new house in the suburbs of Illinois. Soon, youngest daughter Maddy (Kennedi Clements) begins talking to an imaginary friend, or so the family thinks. It's not long before sinister spirits wreak havoc in the home, holding Maddy captive and forcing the parents to consult a team of parapsychologists who engage the supernatural entities in a battle for the girl's freedom.


    The German film music composer Marc Streitenfeld is known for his collaborations with director Ridley Scott. Born in Munich, Germany, Streitenfeld relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 19, first working briefly as a musical assistant for composer Hans Zimmer, then independently as a music editor and supervisor on several blockbusters.

    1. Poltergeist Opening
    2. They're Here
    3. Angry Spirits
    4. Electronics Awakening
    5. They're Not Pretend, Mommy
    6. The Storm Is Coming
    7. Clown Attack
    8. Into The Closet
    9. Maddy Is On TV
    10. You Have To Get My Sister Back
    11. A Poltergeist Intrusion
    12. Home Improvements
    13. Somebody Is With Her
    14. Take A Peek
    15. I Feel A Little Braver
    16. Into The Portal
    17. The Other Side
    18. Reunited
    19. Let Her Go
    20. Home Free
    Marc Streitenfeld
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    The House At Sea

    Amor de Días, the collaboration between Alasdair MacLean (The Clientele) and Lupe Núñez-Fernández (Pipas), release their sophomore album The House at Sea. While debut Street of the Love of Days took three years to make, The House at Sea was recorded and mixed in only nine days. As a result, the sessions centered around a smaller band-the twin Spanish guitars and voices of Núñez-Fernández and MacLean, and an occasional rhythm section of James Hornsey and Howard Monk, both formerly of The Clientele. The fast pace of the sessions resulted in a rawer, more urgent album, recorded by Brian O'Shaughnessy (My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Denim, Birdie) on 1970s valve equipment with a feeling for space and a deliberately limited palette, all the elements of which had to count. The House at Sea is a snapshot of a year's songs written in London and Madrid. There are pop songs, delirious dream accounts, strange lyrical puzzles, and stories from the city and the suburbs. The theme of the sea threads its way throughout the record along with a gentle sense of drifting and departure, of being lost, of saudade-a sadness at lost things.
    1. Voice in the Rose
    2. In the Winter Sun
    3. The House at Sea
    4. Day
    5. Jean's Waving
    6. Hampshire Lullaby
    7. Viento del mar
    8. The Sunlit Estate
    9. Piedras rotas
    10. Same Old Night
    11. Under the Glass
    Amor De Dias
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    Life Without Sound

    Dylan Baldi maintains simple, admirable standards in quality. "A thing I like to do with all of my records is drive around with them," the 25-year-old Cloud Nothings frontman says. "In high school, I would listen to music for hours like that: just driving through the suburbs of Cleveland. And if it sounds good to me in that context and I can think of high school me listening to it and saying, 'That's okay,' I feel good about the record. This is the one that's felt best."


    "This" is Life Without Sound, the radiant, far-far-better-than-okay fourth full-length his rock outfit has recorded since he began writing and releasing songs on his own under the Cloud Nothings alias in 2008. While its highly acclaimed predecessor-2014's Here and Nowhere Else-came together spontaneously, in the little time that touring allowed, Life Without Sound took shape under far less frenetic circumstances.


    For more than a year, Baldi was able to write these songs and flesh out them out with his bandmates-drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke-before they finally joined producer John Goodmanson (Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie) at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, for three weeks in March of 2016. The result is Baldi's most polished and considered work to date, an album that speaks to his evolving gift with melody while also betraying the sort of perspective that time provides. You can hear it in the aerodynamic guitar pop of "Modern Act," and feel it in the devastating wisdom of "Internal World," a lullaby-like howler that dwells on "the fact that being yourself can be uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous at times."


    "Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world," Baldi says. "But there was a point in which I realized that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn't realize you were missing until it's there-hence the title. This record is like my version of new age music," he adds. "It's supposed to be inspiring."


    It is.

    1. Up To The Surface
    2. Things Are Right With You
    3. Internal World
    4. Darkened Rings
    5. Enter Entirely
    6. Modern Act
    7. Sight Unseen
    8. Strange Year
    9. Realize My Fate
    Cloud Nothings
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  • Waiting A Lifetime Waiting A Lifetime Quick View

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    Waiting A Lifetime

    Splashh was formed in 2012 by friends Sasha Carlson and Toto Vivian. The pair have been making music together since they were teenagers in the suburbs of Australia, which to be fair, was only a few years ago.


    Their debut album, Comfort, recorded entirely on their own with a home studio in their London flat, was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. With praise from NME, BBC, CLASH, The Guardian, Clash, Drowned in Sound, Q, and many other tastemakers, the band hit the road in support of the album touring extensively through the UK, Europe, America and Australia.


    In 2015, the band divided themselves between London and New York City, for a time of "self-imposed exile to write." The idea being that the time apart, and the different influences of the two cities, would bring a new dimension to the music. With the addition of new members, and the production skills of Nicolas Vernhes, (War on Drugs, Deerhunter, Dirty Projectors) the sound that this creative time had cultivated has been beautifully captured on Waiting A Lifetime, their sophomore effort, to be released on by Cinematic Music Group in early 2017.


    "When we first went in the studio, we had a different idea of how we wanted the record to sound," says Vivian. "We had been sitting with the demos for 3 years, so we had an idea of what we thought the album should sound like. When we went into the studio with Nicolas, we started fresh and tore the songs apart. It was a lot of fun to experiment and take it as far as we could. It was liberating."


    Adding another layer to the album is the band's aesthetic. The album artwork is by artist Lucien Smith, who created original works of sculpture he then photographed for the band to use. The first round of press photos is by drummer Zachary Chick.


    "It's fast and in your face. Loud, but also pretty," says Toto. "The whole record has a lot to offer. If people like 'Rings' then I think they will love the record or not :)"

    1. Rings
    2. See Through
    3. Gentle April
    4. Comeback
    5. Honey And Salt
    6. Look Down To Turn Away
    7. Waiting A Lifetime
    8. Closer
    9. Under The Moon
    10. No. 1 Song In Hell
    Splashh
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  • Death Certificate Death Certificate Quick View

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    Death Certificate

    If Ice Cube's debut was a shocking attack that proved the N.W.A legacy would be stronger divided, his sophomore effort was a new kind of superstar pulling off the miraculous, a follow-up that equals its classic predecessor and tops it in some people's books. With a million copies of Death Certificate preordered, Cube was no longer the rock critics' darling. A million people listening was dangerous, especially since he was now slithering his influence into the suburbs. If the black rage didn't get you, the misogyny of I'm gonna do my thing, with your daughter probably would. Here, one of rap's greatest storytellers is able to draw hatred in under a minute with the short and direct Black Korea, an angry protest song concerning Korean grocers that got him dubbed racist and Ice KKKube by some. The track is an extreme representation of how a much sharper and cutting this album is when compared with his debut, and even though the intro announces the full-length is divided into a Death Side and Life Side, both are equally bleak. With the CD format, the two sides are indistinguishable and run over the listener with fast tales of drug dealing, drive-by shootings, and women who go from Ms. Thing to Ms. Gonorrhea. This would be numbing if it weren't for the rapper's amazing lyrics, ground-shaking delivery, and insight like when A Bird in the Hand deals with the irony of selling crap to buy diapers (Gotta serve you food that might give you cancer/Cuz my son doesn't take no for answer). A bit of sweet relief comes with the brightness of the great single Steady Mobbin' and with the nostalgia and slow tempo of Doing Dumb Shit. True to the Game (Ain't that a bitch/They hate to see a young nigga rich) is arguably the quintessential Cube track and if all this weren't enough already, the N.W.A diss No Vaseline hangs off the album like a crowd-pleasing, Brick-sampling encore. Although next year's Predator would be a bigger hit, Death Certificate brings to a close the man's trilogy of perfect albums that began with N.W.A's Compton and explodes into a supernova right here.

    - David Jeffries (All Music)
    1. The Funeral

    2. The Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit
    3. My Summer Vacation
    4. Steady Mobbin'
    5. Robin Lench
    6. Givin' Up the Nappy Dug Out
    7. Look Who's Burnin'
    8. A Bird in the Hand
    9. Man's Best Friend
    10. Alive on Arrival
    11. Death
    12. The Birth
    13. I Wanna Kill Sam
    14. Horny Lil' Devil
    15. Black Korea
    16. True to the Game
    17. Color Blind
    18. Doing Dumb Shit

    19. Us
    20. No Vaseline
    Ice Cube
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    Infinity Caller

    What do you do when irrational guilt and fear start to steer the ship? When you're a kid living in the Dallas suburbs it's relatively predictable; you start to see a shrink, take some prescribed meds, and as soon as you have access, numb the voices with
    drugs and alcohol. Not a particularly novel or interesting trajectory, but what if those voices just keep getting louder, consuming every waking moment, leaving you effectively paralyzed or twitching with paranoia? After a while, succumbing to these voices might seem self-indulgent, a cry for attention, or just boilerplate teenage histrionics. What do you do when you're 30; a grown-ass-man still tethered to the beast that dictated your life throughout your formative years? You could do a lot of things, but if you're Travis Johnson of the band Grooms, you stop drinking, soberly stare the demons in the face, and start writing songs.


    Johnson's OCD (a religion-centric form of OCD called Scrupulosity) has guided all of his adult life's pursuits, from inspiring his initial interest in music to his current day job making guitar pedals at Brookyn's Death By Audio. After releasing two albums on the prestigious indie label Kanine Records, the band still hadn't gained enough traction to support themselves with their music and they were understandably ready to call it quits. However, in 2011, impressed with their albums and live shows, author Michael Azerrad invited Grooms to perform at his Our Band Could Be Your Life show alongside St. Vincent, Ted Leo, Wye Oak, Dan Deacon, and WV alumni Dirty Projectors. It was a huge opportunity for the band, and the catalyst for what would become their
    new album Infinity Caller. Azerrad's enthusiasm and encouragement gave Johnson the confidence to soldier on, keep making music, and ultimately find peace of mind.

    1. Lion Name
    2. I Think We're Alone Now
    3. Sleep Detective
    4. Iskra Goodbye
    5. Play
    6. Susie Jo
    7. Completely
    8. Very Very Librarian
    9. Sometimes Sometimes
    10. Something I Learned Today
    11. Infinity Caller
    Grooms
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    End Is Forever

    Following up their breakthrough 1999 release Blue Skies, Broken Hearts...Next 12 Exits, Kris Roe and his band, the Ataris, offered up the dynamic, dangerously non-punk End Is Forever in early 2001. Along with singer/guitarist Roe, Chris Knapp (drums), Marco Pena (guitars), and bassist Mike Davenport wind their way through an expanse of post-grunge alternative and emocore more musical than anything the Ataris had previously released. Listeners familiar with the group's earlier recordings probably won't be too surprised by End Is Forever as Roe's quickly developing, gifted writing had always been the outfit's defining factor, making the transition away from punk's noisier elements predestined. Purists already dismissive of the entire emo genre will be mortified by Roe's polished heart-tugging trilogy Giving Up on Love, Summer Wind Was Always Our Song, and I.O.U. One Galaxy that opens the disc. Things degenerate further for credibility-obsessed punk fans when Roe and Co. kick out some old-fashioned big rock on tracks like Road Signs and Rock Songs. Listeners anxious about the Ataris unavoidable flight to the punk genre suburbs won't have to read between any lines to figure where the band was heading when they produced this 2001 release. After End Is Forever, all that remained to be seen is just how far the quartet's undeniable mainstream appeal would take them.


    - Vincent Jeffries (All Music Guide)

    1. Giving Up on Love
    2. Summer Wind Was Always Our Song
    3. I.O.U. One Galaxy
    4. Bad Case of Broken Heart
    5. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
    6. Road Signs and Rock Songs
    7. If You Really Wanna Hear About It
    8. Fast Times at Drop-out High
    9. Song for a Mix Tape
    10. You Need a Hug
    11. How I Spent My Summer Vacation
    12. Teenage Riot
    13. Song #13
    14. Hello and Goodbye
    The Ataris
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    Dancing at the Blue Lagoon

    On their last album, Bigfoot, Cayucas debuted in a way that defied their namesake, the sleepy seaside town
    of Cayucos, CA. They grew from bedroom strumming to a band that toured the world and whose songs
    raced across the radio. But as Zach Yudin and his twin brother and bandmate, Ben, went in to create what
    would become their new album, what it all came back to was something more personal. While they now call
    Los Angeles home, they drew from the nostalgia of their childhood growing up in Davis, CA; the nostalgia
    in their music that is as much about a place they've never been (that maybe no one's been to) as any actual
    experience. It was a freedom to imagine, to explore ideas. And it was that wandering imagination and
    a punchy California dream that eventually grew to become Dancing at the Blue Lagoon.


    While their sun-drenched, jangly, sometimes melancholic sound is quintessentially Californian, the album
    very much their California. It's the sound of kids from the suburbs who fantasize in Technicolor, whose view
    of the Golden State is its own form of idealism. You can hear it loud and clear in the easygoing confidence
    throughout on the crisp, backbeat-driven "Hella" or as "Moony Eyed Walrus" takes surf guitar into
    fragmented, unpredictable places. The impossibly catchy and heartbreaking "Backstroke" is a Murakamiinspired detective story, neo-noir that is equal parts stylization and gut-level emotion.


    That said, Dancing at the Blue Lagoon is all about a band testing its comfort zone and asking us to do the
    same. "Big Winter Jacket" is a world away from sun-kissed pop, with acoustic guitars that build
    into something grand and expansive. The after-hours piano ballad "Ditches," like much of Dancing at the
    Blue Lagoon, takes pop conventions and digs into them. Like the Beach Boys of Sunflower or Surf's Up,
    it reminds us that sadness and uncertainty are never far from the surface, even in Cayucas's most carefree
    moments. It casts some like the title track "Dancing at the Blue Lagoon"-a lilting tropical fantasia-in
    an entirely different light.


    As the primary songwriter, Zach depends on this kind of versatility. "I write on a song-by-song basis," he
    says. It's been that way ever since he started taking music more seriously in college. Zach and Ben would
    "create bands that were more like a musical idea," record a few songs, and then move on. Cayucas grew out
    of this period of experimentation.


    The real core of the record is the almost harrowing "Blue Lagoon (Theme Song)." Accompanied by a lone
    guitar, Zach's performance is emotionally raw and technically precise, the kind of statement that
    gives Dancing at the Blue Lagoon real substance. Like a great actor whose art rings true because of an honest, human streak, Cayucas has taken sound we thought we knew and turned in into something personal and complex.

    1. Big Winter Jacket
    2. Moony Eyed Walrus
    3. Hella
    4. Champion
    5. Ditches
    6. Dancing at the Blue Lagoon
    7. Backstroke
    8. A Shadow in the Dark
    9. Blue Lagoon (Theme Song)
    Cayucas
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    Tall Tall Shadow

    Tall Tall Shadow, the third album by Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat, is the bravest album she has made. Raw and spectral, heartbroken, yet jubilant, these ten songs tell the story of a very hard year in the artist's life and all the love that helped her through it.


    Whereas the singer's past two LPs, including 2008's Polaris-nominated Oh, My Darling, were made in Montreal's all-analogue Hotel 2 Stango studio, Tall Tall Shadow is a more modern thing. This is a record with echo and reverb, electronic flutters and electric autoharp, voices that charge and incandesce around buzzing guitars, lonely piano and rattling percussion.


    To get to this place, Bulat co-produced the album with, Tim Kingsbury and Mark Lawson. Kingsbury, a member of Arcade Fire, can play anything and everything, she says. Lawson, who has worked on records with Akron/Family and Colin Stetson, and who won a Grammy for his work on Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, is a studio alchemist, someone who hears things hidden in songs, who is always keen to transform them.


    They started recording in Toronto, at a reverberating 60-year-old dance hall. Once again, Bulat put together a band: her brother, the punk-inclined drummer Bobby Bulat; Holly Coish on keys and backing vocals; Kingsbury and Ben Whiteley on guitars and bass. One song features Whiteley's father, the folk legend Ken Whiteley, on gospel organ. But Tall Tall Shadow isn't acoustic folk music: like Beck's Sea Change or Buckingham Nicks, chord and strum are a launch-pad for wilder sounds.


    Bulat's goal was to keep challenging herself. Promise Not to Think About Love, with shimmying bass and dancing handclaps, is the poppiest track she has ever released. It Can't Be You, played on an Andean charango, is one of the simplest. Never Let Me Go is all crescendo, a woman in a storm, and the title track reaches soaring for the sky: has there ever been a better showcase for Bulat's powerhouse voice? For her steam-train heart?


    Two months before I was due to begin recording, I suffered a deep loss, Bulat says. I kind of started over. She started; and she didn't stop.


    - Sean Michaels

    1. Tall tall shadow
    2. Five, four
    3. Promise Not To Think About
    4. It Can't Be You
    5. Wires
    6. The City With No Rivers
    7. Someone
    8. Paris or Amsterdam
    9. Never Let Me Go
    10. From Now On
    Basia Bulat
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    My Friend Fish

    Joseph Campbell describes a shaman as person, male or female, who has an
    overwhelming psychological experience that turns him totally inward. It's a kind of
    schizophrenic crack-up. The whole unconscious opens up, and the shaman falls
    into it. We'll never know the whole truth about what happened when (Foxyen
    drummer and former Disney child actor) Shaun Fleming moved from the West
    Coast suburbs to New York, but whatever it was fractured his psyche, opened it up,
    and gave birth to Diane Coffee.


    In 2013, after joining the band Foxygen, Shaun Fleming left the green and golden
    fields of his hometown of Agoura Hills, CA to become the third roommate in a 700
    square-foot, pre-war, closet-free Manhattan apartment. He was welcomed to The
    Big Apple by a nasty flu virus that drained the last bit of California sunshine out of
    the skinny, Macaulay Culken-looking 26-year-old's body. As he recovered, cabin
    fever supplanted the flu, and his relentless creative drive took over. Low on funds
    and bored out of his gourd, he spent the next two weeks alone in his bedroom
    writing and recording what would become the debut Diane Coffee LP My Friend
    Fish.


    Despite his limited means (using a pseudo drum kit consisting of a snare, one
    broken cymbal, and a metal pot, recording parts with an iPhone's voice memo app,
    playing a detuned guitar rather than a real bass, etc) My Friend Fish sounds fully
    realized and remarkably polished. From a Donovan-esque song about Sriracha,
    to experiments with distortion and garage-rock, to songs like All The Young Girls
    in which he gleefully channels Tom Jones with sex-bomb confidence, on My Friend
    Fish Fleming's spell-casting powers are in full effect, inspiring panty-tossing glee.
    After you finish listening, you'll wonder as you stretch out in bed and enjoy a
    cigarette, Who is Fish?

    1. Hymn
    2. Never Lonely
    3. Tale Of A Dead Dog
    4. WWWoman Is A Sin
    5. New Years
    6. All The Young Girls
    7. When It's Known
    8. That Stupid Girl Who Runs A Lot
    9. Eat Your Love (With Sriracha)
    10. Green
    Diane Coffee
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    The Wanting

    The Wanting, Glenn Jones first album for Thrill Jockey, was recorded in a fourth floor apartment on Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, overlooking the commuter train line. If you listen carefully to the record, you can occasionally hear trains going by in the background. Reuben Son recorded the album between December 12, 2010, and April 20, 2011. The Wanting was mixed and mastered by long time collaborator Matthew Azevedo. Simply put, The Wanting is a collection of original compositions for solo acoustic steel string guitar, six-string, 10-string and bottleneck, and 5-string open-back banjo.


    Glenn Jones, a 30+ year devotee of the so-called American Primitive school of acoustic steel string guitarists, has been playing guitar since the age of 14. He formed Boston psych-rock band, Cul de Sac, in 1989 and led it on its 20 year journey to nowhere, leaving nine albums in its wake, including collaborations with guitarist John Fahey and Can's Damo Suzuki.

    1. A Snapshot of Mom, Scotland, 1957
    2. The Great Pacific Northwes

    3. The Great Swamp Way Rout
    4. Anchor Chain Blues
    5. Even to Win is to Fail
    6. My Charlotte Blue Notebook
    7. Menotomy River Blues
    8. Of Its Own Kind
    9. The Wanting
    10. Twenty-Three Years in Happy Valley, or Love Among the Chickenshit
    11. The Orca Grande Cement Factory at Victorville
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    Absolute Zero

    Absolute Zero is the debut album by Irish quintet, Little Green Cars. Absolute Zero's 48 minutes, crafted in unabashed earnestness with the aid of seasoned epic-producer Markus Dravs (Mumford and Sons' Sigh No More and Babel, Arcade Fire's Neon Bible and The Suburbs, Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto), acts as a soul-bearing report, as guileless as the young five-piece themselves, on the act of simply growing up; a process that requires, at once, so little and so much effort it could explode you from the inside at any moment.


    "This record constantly jumps between two contrasting perspectives: the beauty of a reckless youth and the fear and confusion caused by our ever-pending adulthood," Appleby explains. "It's a hopeful and naïve look at love and life in general, which gives the album its bright days - but also deals with isolation, unrequited love and madness. We wanted to express both a feeling of strength and vulnerability, so the work had to encompass both the light and dark."


    "These are all feelings we've had, as a group or as individuals. We hope this is something people can relate to. That's always been why music has been written; it's a voice for people who don't have a voice. Hopefully someone can find some sort of comfort or solace in this. "


    The band -a group of 20-year-old friends with a habit of waxing deadly serious about their ever-expanding ambitions - convened in 2008 in a bungalow in Stevie Appleby's parents' backyard for as ordinary a reason as any: as the frontman admits sheepishly, they wanted to win a battle of the bands competition. With guitarist Adam O'Regan and bassist Donagh O'Leary friends since primary school, and the rest having met in secondary, the five rehearsed for the gig, at which they promptly lost out to another local band.


    The defeat, however, was surprisingly fuel enough. It inspired them to work harder, to work through their remaining two years of school, during which they produced a massive catalog of demo recordings, blending acoustic and electronic, classical and punk, djembe drums and synth strings. Then, in 2010, not long before graduation, then-rising manager Daniel Ryan found them at one of their sparse live gigs. With just one client already under his wing, he approached the young band with a terrifying, yet exhilarating ultimatum: Do you want to go to university, or do you want to really be in a band?


    "That was the first time we considered looking that far ahead," says guitarist/vocalist/primary songwriter Faye O'Rourke. "We were trying to avoid thinking about the future because of the prospect of college, but " The choice became obvious. And like that, they dove in. For two years they redoubled their efforts, crafting a wide-eyed musical narrative that mirrored their evolution as an ensemble until, inevitably, label suitors began to knock. Since 2011 they've been quietly boiling down those demos into an album - the first they've ever recorded.


    "The main thing I want to hear out of an artist I admire is the truth," says Appleby. "How they really felt. If I'm going to say something, it may as well be the truth." The lengths to which Appleby, O'Rourke and the rest of the band will go to tell that truth have yet to reveal their depth, but a full-steam-ahead debut record is a good place to start. Finally, five years' worth of backyard Garage Band tracks have a name: Absolute Zero.


    The songs of Absolute Zero have only begun to see the light of day, because, as Appleby puts it, "we've always been more interested in recording and writing and experimenting with everything than in touring. [The past five years] was time spent finding our sound, finding ourselves. We've gone through everything, from acoustic guitars to electronic music. We needed the time to grow up as people and as musicians."


    In other words, this is a debut that is a sum total of its creators' ascent to this moment. It is a desperate, under-pillow diary; a painstakingly lettered love note dropped in a locker; a collective, yet very personal, dissertation. On the record's debut single The John Wayne, a fierce paean to the ones who so easily break our hearts, the lot of them proclaim, "It's easy to fall in love with you/It's easy to be alone/It's easy to hate yourself when all your love is inside someone else." On "My Love Took Me Down To The River To Silence Me," O'Rourke is torn between the heartbreak and the healing that comes from being heartbroken, "But my heart burned out til it was no more/still I wait on the ground, I don't know what for/There is a heart in you/where is the heart in me?/This love's killing me, but I want it to." And by its early-morning close, when Appleby asks, "And who will write and who will fight for this man/I know I am?/And if you're running out of space/Please don't erase your time with me," it becomes clear that it's not just love Little Green Cars are grasping at: even amidst an ex-lover's plea for acknowledgement, the search has grown far beyond that.

    1. Harper Lee
    2. Angel Owl
    3. My Love Took Me Down to The River to Silence Me
    4. The Consequences of Not Sleeping
    5. Big Red Dragon
    6. Red and Blue
    7. The Kitchen Floor
    8. The John Wayne
    9. Please
    10. Them
    11. Goodbye Blue Monday
    Little Green Cars
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