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    There's A Riot Going On

    There's a riot going on. You don't need me, or Yo
    La Tengo, to tell you that. These are dark times, in our
    heads as much as in the streets. It's easy to lose contact
    with the ground. Confusion and anxiety intrude
    into daily life and cause you to lose your compass.
    There are times that call for anthems, something to lift
    you out of your slump and put fire in your feet. And
    sometimes what is needed is a balm, a sound that will
    wrap around you and work out the knots in your neck.


    For Yo La Tengo, this is a slow-motion action
    painting. Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley, and James
    McNew did it all themselves, in their rehearsal studio,
    with no engineer and no complicated equipment
    (John McEntire later assisted in mixing). They did not
    rehearse together beforehand; they turned on the recorder
    and let things coalesce. Songs came together
    over long stretches, sometimes as much as a year going
    by between parts. You'd never guess this, since
    the layers are joined with such a liquid brush. You'd
    imagine most of the songs had sprung forth whole,
    since they will enter your head that way. Within two
    listens you will be powerless to resist the magnetic
    draw of "Shades of Blue," will involuntarily hear "She
    May, She Might" on your internal jukebox first thing in
    the morning and "Let's Do It Wrong" late at night.


    While there's a riot going on, Yo La Tengo will
    remind you what it's like to dream. The sound burbles
    and washes and flows and billows. If records were
    dedicated to the cardinal elements, this one would be
    water. There are shimmery hazes, spectral rumbles, a
    flash of backward masking. You are there. And even if
    your mind is not unclouded--shaken, misdirected, out
    of words and out of time--you can still float, ride the
    waves of an ocean deeper than your worries, above
    the sound and above the Sound.

    LP 1
    1. You Are Here
    2. Shades of Blue
    3. She May, She Might
    4. For You Too
    5. Ashes
    6. Polynesia #1
    7. Dream Dream Away


    LP 2
    1. Shortwave
    2. Above the Sound
    3. Let's Do It Wrong
    4. What Chance Have I Got
    5. Esportes Casual
    6. Forever
    7. Out of the Pool
    8. Here You Are

    Yo La Tengo
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    There's A Riot Goin' On

    Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    180 Gram Audiophile Pressing

    Gatefold Sleeve

    Insert


    There's A Riot Going On was Sly & The Family Stone's answer to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On?, the seminal Soul album that came out five months before the Sly Stone masterpiece. It's a dark, earthy Funk album, that went straight to number 1 upon release. Single Family Affair also topped the charts, and is still one of Sly Stone's most beloved tracks. It manages to capture the era of militant activism and deep social unrest in a brooding, moody album with tension that could cut through steel. It still appears on plenty of 'greatest albums of all time' lists (Rolling Stone placed it on #99 out of 500) and is seen as one of the most important and influential albums of the 1970s.

    Side A

    1 Luv N' Haight

    2 Just Like A Baby

    3 Poet

    4 Family Affair

    5 Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle

    6 There's A Riot Goin' On



    Side B

    1 Brave & Strong

    2 (You Caught Me) Smilin'

    3 Time

    4 Spaced Cowboy

    5 Runnin' Away

    6 Thank You For Talking To Me Africa

    Sly & The Family Stone
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  • I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt Quick View

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    I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt

    I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt is the second studio album by American rapper Earl Sweatshirt.


    On his first studio album, 2013's Doris, the most mysterious member of L.A. shock-rap gremlins Odd Future proved himself by exploring real-life alienation. On his excellent second LP, Earl Sweatshirt keeps deepening his game - spooling out dense, mordant rhymes over zombifically blunted tracks as he somehow sucks you into his sunless reality. It's amazing that music so claustrophobic can be this engrossing.


    As always, Sweatshirt is most compelling when he's going toe to toe with his own demons. I spent the day drinking and missing my grandmother, he raps on Huey, perfectly summing up the music's desolate vibe. Mantra opens with some maniac grandstanding (With a cleaver and a .30 and some twisted weed/I pick one and let the crimson leak), then slides into a downhearted breakup song. Grief is a harrowing shut-in snapshot: I just want my time and my mind intact/When they both gone, you can't buy 'em back. At just 10 songs in a half-hour, I Don't Like Shit is surprisingly concise - even if it's sometimes dark and paranoid enough to make There's a Riot Goin' On sound like the Three's Company theme. And who needs more? Even a half-hour with Earl is enough to leave you with a lifetime of creepy memories.

    1. Huey
    2. Mantra
    3 . Faucet
    4. Grief
    5. Off Top
    6. Grown Ups
    7. AM // Radio
    8. Inside
    9. DNA
    10. Wool
    Earl Sweatshirt
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  • I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 Quick View

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    I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70

    Compilation And Notes By Alec Palao


    An Exclusive New Interview With Sly Stone Himself


    In-depth Liner Notes With First-hand Reminiscences Of The Stone Flower Era From Many Of The Participants


    Features All Five Stone Flower Produced Singles Plus Ten Previously Unissued Cuts From The Label Archives


    All Tracks Newly Remastered From The Original Tapes


    In 1970, The Family Stone were at the peak of their popularity, but the maestro Sly Stone had already moved his head to a completely different space. The first evidence of Sly's musical about-turn was revealed by the small catalog of his new label, Stone Flower: a pioneering, peculiar, minimal electro-funk sound that unfolded over just four seven-inch singles. Stone Flower's releases were credited to their individual artists, but each had Sly's design and musicianship stamped into the grooves-and the words "Written by Sylvester Stewart/Produced and arranged by Sly Stone" on the sticker.


    Set up by Stone's manager David Kapralik with distribution by Atlantic Records, Stone Flower was, predictably, a family affair: the first release was by Little Sister, fronted by Stone's little sister Vaetta Stewart. It was short lived too-the imprint folded in 1971-but its influence was longer lasting. The sound Stone formulated while working on Stone Flower's output would shape the next phase in his own career as a recording artist: it was here he began experimenting with the brand new Maestro Rhythm King drum machine. In conjunction with languid, effected organ and guitar sounds and a distinctly lo-fi soundscape, Sly's productions for Stone Flower would inform the basis of his masterwork There's A Riot Goin' On.


    The first 45 came in February 1970: Little Sister's dancefloor-ready "You're The One" hit Number 22 in the charts-the label's highest showing. The follow-up, "Stanga, also by Little Sister, made the wah pedal the star. The third release came from 6IX, a six-piece multi-racial rock group whose sole release, a super-slow version of The Family Stone's "Dynamite, featured only the lead singer and harmonica player from the group. Joe Hicks was the final Stone Flower stablemate; his pulsing, electronic Life And Death In G&A" is one of the bleakest moments Sly Stone ever created on disc (Hicks' prior single for Scepter, "Home Sweet Home," the first released Stone Flower production, is also included).


    This long overdue compilation of Sly's Stone Flower era gathers each side of the five 45s plus ten previously unissued cuts from the label archives, all newly remastered from the original tapes. In these grooves you'll find the missing link between the rocky, soulful Sly Stone of Stand! and the dark, drum machine-punctuated, overdubbed sound of There's A Riot Going On. I'm Just Like You: Sly's Stone Flower 1969-70 opens up the mysteries of an obscure but monumental phase in Stone's career.

    1. You're The One (Parts 1 & 2) - Little Sister
    2. Just Like A Baby - Sly
    3. Home Sweet Home (Part 2) - Joe Hicks
    4. I'm Just Like You
    5. Somebody's Watching You (full band version) - Little Sister
    6. Life & Death In G & A (Parts 1 & 2) - Joe Hicks
    7. Trying To Make You Feel Good
    8. Stanga - Little Sister
    9. Dynamite
    10. You're The One (early version) - Little Sister
    11. Africa - Sly
    12. I'm Goin' Home (Part 1) - Joe Hicks
    13. Somebody's Watching You - Little Sister
    14. You Can, We Can
    15. Spirit - Sly
    16. I'm Just Like You (full band version)
    17. Scared - Sly
    18. Dynamite (alternate version)
    Sly & The Family Stone
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    Black Messiah


    Vinyl Lacquers Cut By Alex DeTurk At Masterdisk


    Pressed At R.T.I.


    No digital 'plug-ins' of any kind were used in this recording. All of the recording, processing, effects and mixing was done in the analog domain using tape and mostly vintage equipment.


    ''For all intents and purposes, this album is the black version of [The Beach Boys'] Smile-- at best, it will go down in the Smile/There's a Riot Goin' On/Miles Davis' On the Corner category.'' - Questlove


    The prodigal son of the soul and funk canon, D'Angelo, is back! His ever-awaited third studio album, Black Messiah, is his first album since the critically acclaimed Voodoo, bringing to an end a 14-year hiatus. The album blends 70's jazz-funk and neo-soul.


    Anyone who's been keeping up should be keen to the fact that the long-lusted over project was recorded in full analog, so the liner notes' PSA "For best results, listen at maximum volume" should be taken as a direct order for fervent D'lievers. And what better way to experience the gritty greatness of the release than a heavy-bodied vinyl pressing for the audio junkies?


    The album features tracks co-penned by Kendra Foster (Parliament/Funkadelic) and Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest). It's also co-produced by Questlove (The Roots), bassist Pino Palladino (John Mayer Trio, The RH Factor), and drummer James Gadson (Bill Withers, Temptations, Beck, Jamie Lidell).


    *Executive Produced by Kevin Liles and Alan Leeds

    * Produced by D'Angelo, Questlove, Pino Palladino, James Gadson

    * Mixed by Russell Elevado

    * Additional Mixing by Ben Kane

    * Engineered by Russell Elevado and Ben Kane

    * Additional Engineering by Tony Rambo

    * Mixed at M.S.R. Studios and Henson Studios

    * Mastered by Dave Collins

    LP 1
    1. Ain't That Easy
    2. 1000 Deaths
    3. The Charade
    4. Sugah Daddy
    5. Really Love


    LP 2
    1. Back to the Future (Part I)
    2. Till It's Done (Tutu)
    3. Prayer
    4. Betray My Heart
    5. The Door
    6. Back to the Future (Part II)
    7. Another Life

    D'Angelo And The Vanguard
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  • I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling Quick View

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    I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling


    Features A B-Side Etching Of Their Signature Triangular Logo


    Includes A 32 Page Photo Booklet


    "Punk rock revelations like Perfect Pussy don't come along often enough. They've got it all:
    great riot-feminist name, excellently miserable hometown (Syracuse, New York), ragingly
    chaotic live shows and a noise-assault donnybrook of a debut EP that's right up there with
    Yeezus among 2013's freshest headaches." - Rolling Stone


    "This band is going to be part of your life for the foreseeable future." - Pitchfork


    Just over a year after playing their first show as a band, Perfect Pussy have
    quickly made a name for themselves as one of the most intense bands in the
    indie rock and hardcore punk communities, both live and on record. Their fast
    rise to success all stemmed from this 4 track demo EP, originally released as
    a cassette only. Simply title tracks such as "I" and "IV" garnered praise from
    everyone to Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, to NPR and the New York Times,
    landing the on countless year end lists.


    Since the release of this 4 song wonder the band have toured the US
    countless times over, done a full tour of Europe and played festivals such as
    Pitchfork, Pitchfork Paris and Iceland airwaves. Their full length LP 'Say Yes to
    Love' received Pitchfork's Best New Music and is looking to join 'I Have Lost
    All Desire For Feeling' as a year end chart topper.


    To celebrate a banner year for Perfect Pussy, Captured Tracks are pleased
    to make "I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling" widely available and for the first
    time on vinyl. The 12" LP features music on the A-side and an etching
    of their signature triangular logo on the B-side. Along with the LP comes a
    32 page photo booklet documenting the band's year on the road.

    1. I
    2. II
    3. III
    4. IV

    Perfect Pussy
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  • The Complete LHI Recordings The Complete LHI Recordings Quick View

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    The Complete LHI Recordings

    Lee Hazlewood's LHI label only put out interesting albums. Yet despite the psychedelic cowboy's success with Nancy Sinatra and more, being on Lee Hazlewood Industries was no fast-track to success. Gorgeous and talented Detroit, Michigan girl group Honey Ltd had all the makings of a hit band, yet they disappeared after releasing just one album in 1968, a vinyl rarity that now regularly fetches upwards of $2,000.


    Light In The Attic Records is now looking to set the record straight. Having previously explored both the back catalog of Lee Hazlewood and his LHI label via the You Turned My Head Around 45s Box Set, Honey Ltd's The Complete LHI Recordings presents everything the group ever recorded. Fans of The Ronettes, The Shangri-Las and Pentangle are in for a treat - Honey Ltd's music blended social commentary with harmony-drenched, psych-soul pop. Even opening track, 'Warrior', describes the mood of the times, as America sunk into the Vietnam war: "We must kill more people; strong men are what we need!


    Laura Polkinghome, Marsha Jo Temmer and sisters Joan and Alexandra Sliwin are the girls with the angelic voices. Hailing from Detroit, the four members of Honey Ltd grew up in a culture of soul music and dance shows, yet forming a band was never part of the plan. It simply happened after they sung together in a Wayne State University cafeteria and found they'd silenced the room. By 1967 they had formed a group known as the Mama Cats and were playing shows with local singer Bob Seger. By 1968, against a backdrop of rioting in Detroit, they'd hauled over to Los Angeles to give music a go, and it's there that they hitch-hiked to an audition with Lee Hazlewood on Sunset Boulevard. At the time, Lee Hazlewood Industries was in its prime: the money flowed and the roster swelled. "I think Lee just sat there for a while and listened, looking at us," Temmer recalls. "He said, 'Yeah, I think we can do something.' You know - immediately!" Before long, LHI had the band in the studio with crack session music unit The Wrecking Crew.


    These were not enlightened times for girl groups. The group were re-named Honey Ltd by Hazlewood, and were put to work on an album without even realizing it. The band were under the impression they were simply recording singles. As a result, the band were unphased by Honey Ltd's commercial failure.


    The parent label, however, did notice the album's failure but the girls continued on. By the end of 1968, the band joined Bob Hope on the USO tour and headed to Thailand to perform for soldiers. In 1969, Alex married and quit the band, their tenure on LHI was effectively terminated and the remaining members regrouped as country-rock group Eve. But like their music, the girls' outlook remained resolutely sunny.


    "Its all a karmic equation, isn't it? Temmer recalled. "So many things to experience and learn and humbly let go of in this journey. Our friendship is based on love - we love each other always have always will."

    1. The Warrior
    2. No, You Are
    3. I've Got Your Man
    4. Silk N' Honey
    5. For Your Mind
    6. Come Down
    7. Louie, Louie
    8. Tomorrow Your Heart
    9. Eli's Coming
    10. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
    11. I'm So Glad
    12. Love, The Devil
    13. Not For Me
    Honey LTD
    $25.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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