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HyperviewEvery artist bio has its stock narrative: first comes the lengthy Juvenile Period (trial, error, rejection); then, dues having been paid, comes the electrifying Breakthrough (critical praise, general validation), which inaugurates the terminal Mature Period (respect of peers, reliable buying public, steadily diminishing relevance). Those who make it to that third stage, the story goes, might as well get comfortable, for they've achieved Success.
In 2012, Title Fight, a four-piece from Kingston, Pa., then known for a screamingly insistent brand of melodic hardcore, was right on schedule. Having formed in 2003 while its members (bassist/vocalist Ned Russin, guitarist/vocalist Jamie Rhoden, guitarist Shane Moran, and drummer Ben Russin) were in middle school, the band had begun in typically wobbly fashion with several pop-punk demos, split singles, and EPs. Then, in the spring of 2011, the Breakthrough had arrived in the form of Shed, their debut long player, a blistering, throat-shedding blend of Gorilla Biscuits, Turning Point, and Jawbreaker that won the heart of every hardcore and punk kid from the Warped Tour to Chaos in Tejas - and of every critic from Alternative Press to NME. When the follow-up LP, Floral Green, unexpectedly appeared a scant 16 months later, it bore some new, high-end influences (Hum, Slowdive, the Sundays) and engendered the reasonable assumption that Title
Fight had landed comfortably in their Mature Period.
Hyperview, Title Fight's third LP, sets those assumptions on their head. Taking the measure of Hyperview's massive leap forward from previous releases is difficult to accomplish with words. The listener is periodically
struck by faint echoes of the familiar (the Floral Greenishly tuneful and driving "Chlorine") and of the canonical (the incantatory downstroke pummel of My Bloody Valentine's Isn't Anything period, as on "New Vision"; a Scratch Acid bassline jarringly yet winningly resolving itself into a Chapterhouse swirl, as on "Hypernight"), but this is an album that renders futile the exercise of conceiving bands as sums of influences.
Hyperview can only be heard, and loved, as itself.1. Murder Your Memory
5. Your Pain Is Mine Now
6. Rose of Sharon
7. Trace Me Onto You
8. Liar's Love
10. New Vision$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
You're Gonna Miss It AllPhiladelphia's Modern Baseball are a uniquely contemporary band. Their
quirky, tuneful songs convey how it feels to be young and hopeless in modern
America-a cracked cellphone clutched in one's hand, subconsciously refreshing
social media, hoping to get noticed by that girl at the party and ignored by
the ghosts from high school past. Calling on Say Anything's bravado, the Front
Bottoms' tongue-in-cheek quirk and the Weakerthans' literary misery, Modern
Baseball have made a record with remarkable depth and relate-ability.
- Mixed by Jonathan Low (The National, Kurt Vile, Local Natives)
- Mastered by Will Yip (Circa Survive,Title Fight, Man Overboard)1. Fine, Great
2. Broken Cash Machine
3. Rock Bottom
5. The Old Gospel Choir
7. Charlie Black
8. Timmy Bowers
9. Going To Bed Now
10. Your Graduation
11. Two Good Things
12. Pothole$15.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
There's Nothing Wrong With Me
Limited Transparent Blue Colored Vinyl
Sophomore release from New Jersey pop-punk band Major League. Recorded with Will Yip (La Dispute, Braid, Title Fight) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA.1. Wallflower
3. Pillow Talk
5. Just As I Am
7. Little Eyes
9. Devil's Advocate
11. Rittenhouse$17.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ours Is ChromeSuperheaven, from Doylestown, PA, release their new album Ours is Chrome. Formerly known as Daylight, their
independent debut Jar scanned 6.8k before signing to SideOneDummy. Produced by Will Yip (Balance and
Composure, Circa Survive, Title Fight).1. I've Been Bored
2. Next To Nothing
4. All the Pain
8. Gushin' Blood
9. Dig Into Me
10. From the Chest Down
11. Poor Aileen$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Old World HarmOld World Harm is Worthwhile's Hopeless Records debut and filled with some of the best melodies you'll hear in
2015. The band teamed up with Jay Maas (Defeater, Title Fight, Transit) to bring their passion filled music to life.1. Relentless
2. A Fool's Paradise
3. Journal Of A Mad Scientist
4. October Of '29
5. A Name, Two Dates, And A Phrase
6. Lazy Lullaby
7. No Man's Land
8. A Requiem For The Sons Of Harmony
9. Hollow Son
10. To My Mother
11. To My Little One, Someday$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fragile, As Said BeforeNo Sleep Records is proud to announce the signing of revered New England indie-rock band Foreign Tongues. - Debut full-length LP, recorded at Getaway Recording's studio in Boston with Defeater guitarist and producer Jay Maas, whose credits include Polar Bear Club, Title Fight and Bane. - The band has released a handful of critically acclaimed EPs over the last few years, including 2013's Glue (Youth Conspiracy) and their 2014 No Sleep debut split with The Felix Culpa.$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Time SpentLimited Edition Red Vinyl
Punk/hardcore band from Minneapolis,, intricate guitar lines weave in and out of heavy breakdowns, lightning fast drumming, and Gilbert's powerful singing voice holds it all together. Recorded by Jay Maas (Defeater, Title Fight, Counterparts). Nationwide tour in support of release. First single, Wistern premiered at Substream Magazine as part of a full marketing campaign.1. Safesound
5. Dry Eyes
6. Growing Pains
8. Try Hard
12. I've Been Places
13. Guilty Gone$15.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Leave A Light OnRise Records is proud to announce the release of Leave A Light On by legendary hardcore band 7 Seconds. It's been over 9 years since their last release. This new 14 song album haselements of all things 7 Seconds: fast, melodic, earnest and smart. Forming in Reno, NV in January 1980, 7 Seconds was the originator of the West Coast Hardcore sound that influenced just about every hardcore band including: Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits and modern day bands like Title Fight and American Nightmare.1. Exceptional
2. Upgrade Everything
3. Slogan On A Shirt
4. I have Faith In You
5. 30 Years (And Still Going Wrong)
6. Leave A Light On
7. Empty Spots
8. Your Hate Mentality
9. My Aim Is You
10. Rage Quit
11. Heads Are Bound To Roll
12. Standing By Yourself
13. Someday, Some Way
14. Simple Or Absolute$16.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
JarDaylight spent the past few years honing their grunge buzzing, and desperate sad sound across four EP's, showcasing and perfecting a talent for writing both jarringly heavy and delicately emotional songs. With high-anticipation, the Pennsylvania four-piece deliver JAR, their debut full-length. Engineer & producer Will Yip's massive production knocks you on your ass from the very first drum hit and snarling guitar riff. The stadium-sound drums, plus pulsing bass and walls of buzzsaw guitars are all mixed with the size and clarity of major label grunge breakthrough records like Nirvana's Nevermind and Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream. Daylight have delivered a towering rock record and an early contender for album of the year.
After a string of EPs throughout the past six years, Daylight's debut LP makes good on all the hype that's surrounded the band of late, with 12 tracks produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Man Overboard) that push the recording's boundaries past any sense of genre one might apply. In terms of aesthetic (rather than specific tone), it reminds of the grungy, '90s-inspired post-hardcore of Pennsylvania brethren Title Fight's 2012 stunner Floral Green, or Colourmeinkindness by labelmates Basement; similar to those albums, Jar fuses a wide range of influences from Nirvana and Foo Fighters to Cave In and Seaweed into a seamless, spatial organic mush, for a thrillingly unpredictable and compelling listen.4/5 - Altpress.com1. Sponge
2. Life In A Jar
3. Outside of Me
6. Last October
7. Youngest Daughter
9. No One's Deserving
10. Hole In The Ground
11. In On It
12. Around the Railing$14.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Studio 4 Acoustic SessionScranton, PA indie punks Tigers Jaw have brought their talents to the studio for an intimate and rewarding experience on their new 12", Studio 4 Acoustic Session. Recorded in front of a live studio audience by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight), Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins bring listeners into an intimate space with renditions of fan favorite tracks from albums past. The record swells with melodic, acoustic versions of painful stories of heartbreak like "Hum" and "Plane vs. Tank vs. Submarine," and the hard-hitting life lessons found in "Never Saw it Coming," touching on new and old songs alike. Pensive riffs and quiet melodies teeter delicately between their raw alternative sound and their minimalist indie side. With only personal dedications,
poignant harmonies, and soft guitar by the two leads, Studio 4 Acoustic Session exposes Tigers Jaw to their fans in an unparalleled way.1. Hum
2. Distress Signal
4. Nervous Kids
5. Jimmy Piersall
6. Fake Death
7. Safe In Your Skin / Where Am I?
8. Never Saw It Coming
9. Carry You Over
10. Plane Vs. Tank Vs. Submarine
11. I Saw Water
12. Teen Rocket$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tired Of TomorrowPhiladelphia's NOTHING return with Tired Of Tomorrow, their beautifully profound follow-up to 2014's widely-acclaimed Guilty Of Everything. Recorded over the course of a month at Studio 4 with Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight), Tired Of Tomorrow is a modern, nihilistic take on the triumphant fuzzed-out guitar rock of the 90's, replete with huge hooks and brooding melodies. Much like the events it's based on, the album displays an unparalleled balance of opposites and contradictions, rife with sweet-and-sour themes, downcast grooves, infectious choruses, and blissfully expansive washes of sound. With Tired Of Tomorrow, NOTHING have worked the deepest influences of their youth and maturation into a confident, memorable album that is sure to soothe old wounds while simultaneously opening up new ones.1. Fever Queen
2. The Dead Are Dumb
3. Vertigo Flowers
4. ACD (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder)
5. Nineteen Ninety Heaven
6. Curse Of The Sun
7. Eaten By Worms
8. Everyone Is Happy
9. Our Plague
10. Tired Of Tomorrow$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Along The ShadowInfluential American post-hardcore band Saosin has announced they will release their first new material since 2009 and first ever full-length album with original singer Anthony Green, Along the Shadow, via Epitaph.
Saosin's earliest beginnings packed a full career's worth of creativity and momentum into one short year, with a scene-defining blend of heady artistic intellectualism and passion. But as history tells it, Green left Saosin after the release of Translating the Name, the 2003 debut EP that set the blueprint for the band's sound. Saosin went on to release two major label albums with singer Cover Reber, Saosin (Capitol, 2006), and In Search of Solid Ground (Virgin, 2009). Since leaving, Anthony Green has been a part of the band Circa Survive.
But with Green's return in 2014, after performing together for the first time in 10 years, Along the Shadow is an adventurous rush of energy; equal parts confidence and vulnerability. It is the total musical experience of the classic Saosin line up: vocalist/lyricist Anthony Green, guitarist Beau Burchell, bassist Chris Sorenson, and drummer Alex Rodriguez. Sorenson produced Along the Shadow and Burchell engineered, with Green's longtime collaborator Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight, mewithoutYou) handling vocal production. Along the Shadow is the homecoming of Green whose instantly recognizable signature vocals and ambitious creative energy fuels an accomplished body of work. It is an album that straddles the line between metalcore angst and melodic experimentalism; a perfect balance of what makes Saosin's music both pretty and brutal.1. The Silver String
2. Ideology is Theft
3. Racing Toward a Red Light
4. Second Guesses
5. Count Back from TEN
6. The Stutter Says A lot
7. Sore Distress
8. The Secret Meaning of Freedom
9. Old Friends
10. Illusion & Control
11. Control and The Urge to Pray$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
After The PartyFor their fifth full-length After the Party, The Menzingers set
out to make the quintessential jukebox record: an unstoppably melodic
album primed for bar-room sing-alongs. Delivering anthemic
harmonies, furious power chords, and larger-than-life melodies, the
Philadelphia-based garage-punk four-piece amply fulfills that mission
while achieving something much more deeply nuanced. With its
delicately crafted storytelling and everyman romanticism, After the
Party ultimately proves to be a wistful but life-affirming reflection
on getting older but not quite growing up.
"We spent our 20s living in a rowdy kind of way, and now we're at a
point where it seems like everyone in our lives is moving in different
directions," says Tom May, who joined fellow singer/guitarist
Greg Barnett, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino in forming
The Menzingers as teenagers in their hometown of Scranton. With
each song unfolding as its own fully realized story, After the Party
came to life thanks largely to an introspective yet outward-looking
lyrical sensibility on the part of Barnett and May.
Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos
Become the Teeth) and recorded in Yip's Conshohocken, Pennsylvania-based
Studio 4, After the Party finds the band breaking into new
sonic terrain. The Menzingers' most refined album to date, After
the Party was also shaped from an intensive writing and pre-production
process that involved holing up for five weeks in Yip's
studio. Along with sculpting more expansive arrangements, the band
focused on experimenting with new effects and production techniques
to forge the album's dynamic but intricately textured sound.1. Tellin' Lies
2. Thick as Thieves
4. Midwestern States
5. Charlie's Army
6. House on Fire
7. Black Mass
8. Boy Blue
9. Bad Catholics
10.Your Wild Years
11. The Bars
12. After the Party
13. Livin' Ain't Easy$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Memories Are NowJesca Hoop's new album Memories Are Now on Sub Pop Records wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation, and craftsmanship. The stark and reverberant title track opens the album with "a fighting spirit," says Hoop, serving as an anthem to push through any obstacle and put forth your very best work. And she has unequivocally done that here, with an album of stunningly original songs--minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth, and years of honing the craft of singing.
As riveting as it is reflective, the album, produced by Blake Mills (Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes), is a fresh debut of sorts for Hoop, as the first of her solo records made outside of Tony Berg's Zeitgeist Studios where she and Mills were mentored. Says Hoop, "Blake is so utterly musical and emotionally intelligent in his expression. I wanted to see what we could do, just he and I out from under Tony's wing." Mills pushed her to strip away layers, keeping it as close to the live experience as possible, using whole live takes and working very quickly. "It's still covered in embryonic fluid, for lack of a better way to put it," says Hoop.
However fast the work, Memories Are Now covers a great deal of ground, showcasing every edge and curve of Hoop's captivating voice, with sounds and themes ranging from the mythic to the deeply intimate. She sings of the religion that weighs heavily on her past and the world, of the imagination of myth, of the cruel nature of life and love.
The defiance that permeates Memories Are Now is both a product and necessity of a career that has been independently driven and self-funded from the beginning. "All of my successes have been won on the grassroots level, with handshakes and hugs from great people who believe in me," says Hoop, more than a decade into her career and with new paths to forge. As she sings in the title track, "I've lived enough life, I've earned my stripes. That's my knife in the ground, this is mine." -Evie Nagy1. Memories Are Now
2. The Lost Sky
3. Animal Kingdom Chaotic
4. Simon Says
5. Cut Connection
6. Songs of Old
9. The Coming$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Born To RunRanked 18/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
Mastered By Bob Ludwig Working Under The Supervision Of Springsteen & Engineer Toby Scott
Bruce Springsteen spent everything he had - patience, energy, studio time, the physical endurance of his E Street Band - to make his masterpiece. There are a dozen guitar overdubs on the title track alone. The album became a monster, Springsteen recalled. But in making his third album, he was living out the central drama in its gun-the-engine rock & roll: the fight to reconcile big dreams with crushing reality. He found it so hard to re-create the sound in his head - the Jersey-bar dynamite of his live gigs, Phil Spector's grandeur, Roy Orbison's melodrama - that he nearly gave up and put out a live album. But his attention to detail produced a timeless record about the labors and glories of aspiring to greatness.
-Rolling Stone1. Thunder Road
2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
5. Born to Run
6. She's The One
7. Meeting Across The River
8. Jungleland$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl - Sealed Buy Now
Dad Loves His WorkRecorded amidst a failing marriage, ongoing heroin addiction, alcohol dependency, and a sense of fading commercial prowess, James Taylors Dad Loves His Work is an emotional juggernaut and musical marvel. Long considered a classic of the singer-songwriter domain, the 1981 effort stands as Taylors last real great album and an involving aural artwork that simmers with honesty, conviction, and feeling.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP marks the first time this classic has been properly remastered. Far exceeding the sonics of Sonys CD reissue, this audiophile version lifts up the cover on a world of sound, with Taylors mellow finger-picked guitar melodies, gently reassuring vocals, and bittersweet deliveries brought to the fore. Listeners will also be able to relax amidst the soft clouds of comforting background singing by ace guests Jennifer Warnes, J.D. Souther, and Peter Asher.
With the title reflecting the singers answer to his then-wife, Carly Simon, Dad Loves His Work remains a statement of certainty and priority that Taylor invests with devastating poignancy, physiological soulfulness, and universal pathos. Balancing the biting edginess and forlorn despair with equal parts self-deprecating humor and rapier wit, Taylors songwriting on such nuggets as Hard Times, Hour That the Morning Comes, and charged Stand and Fight is among the best of his career.
No surprise, then, that Taylor wasnt only looking at and reflecting upon his own life, but that of his relationship with his own father and ancestors. The emotional repercussions involved with such looming themes trickle through the harmony-laden music, spurred by the vocalists trademark acoustic guitar, shivering harmonicas, Rhodes pianos, myriad percussive devices, and tasteful synthesizer passages.
Taylors definitive duet with Souther on Her Town Too bridged both the pop and adult-contemporary charts, catapulting Dad Loves His Work in the Top Ten and past sales of one million copies. Similarly, Taylor expands his horizons on the politically motivated Sugar Trade, co-written by Jimmy Buffett.
Mobile Fidelitys collectible audiophile 180g LP brings you into Taylors private world with unparalleled intensity and extreme closeness. Taylor feels every word he sings on this record, and now, thanks to meticulous remastering efforts, his expressiveness and sensitivity coming through via unencumbered transparency and dynamic acoustics. This edition of Dad Loves His Work is not to be missed!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Hard Times
2. Her Town Too
3. Hour That the Morning Comes
4. I Will Follow
5. Believe It or Not
6. Stand and Fight
7. Only for Me
8. Summer's Here
9. Sugar Trade
10. London Town
11. That Lonesome Road$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Heat Is On
The Heat Is On (180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Red Vinyl)
The Isley Brothers/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
Their 1975 Masterwork Album!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation
Manufactured At R.T.I. - Mastered By Joe Reagoso
The Isley Brothers are truly a worldwide gift to soul, rock and
pop music enthusiasts everywhere. Over five decades in the music
business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting
singles continue to captivate millions of fans all over the globe.
In the early seventies, brothers Ronald, Rudolph and O'Kelly Isley
expanded their band with brothers Marvin and Ernie , plus cousin
Chris Jasper, as their hit making sound excelled into new stratospheric
The sound was new and exciting, solid street soul fused with rock,
a brand new kind of soul, as the amazing The Heat Is On soared to the
top rungs of all the soul and pop album charts, becoming their biggest
selling album to date.
This masterpiece smash included enough hits to be called a
greatest hits album in its own right. Especially when you get smash
hit singles with the anthem Fight The Power (Part 1 & 2, the balladry
of For The Love Of You (Part 1 & 2), and the rockin' party sounds of
Hope You Feel Better Love (Part 1 & 2) All in all, making this amazing
platinum plus smash one of the most revered in their long-lasting and
huge catalog of Isley Brothers' classic recordings.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Isley
Brothers. That is why we are so very proud to announce another
installment in The Isley Brothers/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series with their legendary masterpiece The Heat Is On.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Isley Brothers/Donny
Hathaway/Aretha Franklin) for the first time on audiophile red vinyl,
The Isley Brothers The Heat Is On LP will truly become one of the
most important and historical audiophile soul titles in quite some time.
We further enhance this limited anniversary edition with the original
stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements, plus
the original lyrics and additional photos of the band now on a keepsake
insert. The Isley Brothers The Heat Is On .Impeccable first time
audiophile translucent red vinyl + gatefold cover presentation
From your friends at Friday Music.
FIGHT THE POWER!1. Fight The Power
2. The Heat Is On
3. Hope You Feel Better Love
4. For the Love of You
6. Make Me Say It Again Girl$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Wonder Woman SoundtrackPressed On Double 180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
PVC Protective Sleeve
Score By Rupert Gregson-Williams
Featuring The Song To Be Human By Sia (feat. Labyrinth)
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. After Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, it is the fourth installment in the DC Extended Universe.
Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.
Rupert Gregson-Williams, a member of Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions team of composers, wrote and composed the film's music. He was joined by Tom Howe, Paul Mounsey and Andrew Kawczynski who provided additional music.
Australian singer Sia wrote a song for the film, titled To Be Human, featuring English musician Labyrinth, which is also featured on the soundtrack.LP 1
1. Amazons Of Themyscira
2. History Lesson
3. Angel On The Wing
4. Pain, Loss & Love
5. Ludendorff, Enough!
6. No Man's Land
1. Wonder Woman's Wrath
2. The God Of War
3. We Are All To Blame
4. Hell Hath No Fury
5. Lightning Strikes
6. Trafalgar Celebration
7. Action Reaction
8. To Be Human (Performed By Sia [feat. Labrinth])$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of Clarence Carter
The Clarence Carter/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Celebrate 4 Decades Of Clarence's Greatest Atlantic Records Hits
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl And Original LP Artwork
#11 R&B Album In 1971 • Recorded At The Legendary Fame Studios With Producer Rick Hall
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes
Clarence Carter will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in
gospel, soul, rock and pop. Along with Fame Studio legendary producer Rick Hall, Clarence Carter
created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic.
In 1971, Clarence was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic simply titled
The Best Of Clarence Carter. This stunning array of his top charters includes Patches, Slip Away and
Snatchin' It Back and other smash hit singles, like Too Weak to Fight and I Can't Leave Your Love
Alone. Most of them feature the legendary musicianship of folks like Duane Allman, Spooner Oldham
and Barry Beckett. This top charting collection hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades
that is until now!
Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl release of The Best Of Clarence Carter. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe
Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach
sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork elements by
Haig Adishian and the classic photos by Rayburn Sparks, not seen in LP cover form in years!
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering
soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel
this stunning Clarence Carter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed
release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.
Can You Just Slip Away1. Slip Away
2. I Smell a Rat
3. Too Weak to Fight
4. Making Love (At the Dark End of the Street)
5. Snatching It Back
7. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
8. Funky Fever
9. Doin' Our Thing
10. The Feeling Is Right
11. Take It Off Him and Put It On Me
12. You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The OutsidersOne of music's most electrifying entertainers and prolific songwriters, EMI Records Nashville's Eric Church, releases his fourth studio
album, the aptly titled, THE OUTSIDERS. The release is the follow-up to his CMA and ACM Album of the Year, CHIEF, which has gone
on to sell over 1.5 million records and produce two No. 1 singles, "Drink In My Hand" and "Springsteen" and three Top 10 hits since it's June 2011
Church shared the news exclusively with Associated Press' Chris Talbott remarking, I'm interested to see what people think about them. I always say the
songs are mine till the moment we release them, then they're the fans' (songs). I'm very anxious. I have a lot of anxiety to see what people think about
what we've done."
Church performed the album title and lead single, "The Outsiders," on The 47th Annual CMA Awards, airing live on ABC Television on Wednesday, Nov.
6, where he was nominated for two CMA Awards this year: Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year (with Jason Aldean and Luke
Bryan for "The Only Way I Know"). The song is an ode to the manner in which Church and his fans have built his career, as an inclusive group together
fighting to have his music heard.
Jay Joyce once again joins Church for production and songwriting collaborations. Church started writing for the release in 2012 while on his arena tour,
Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. Talbott notes, "Some of the most striking moments [on THE OUTSIDERS] would seem odd to your local program director.
There's a dark trilogy, for instance, that includes a dramatic recitation of the Shel Silverstein poem 'The Devil and Billy Markham.' 'Roller Coaster Ride'
actually feels just like one. And album-closer, 'The Joint,' is an oddly affecting cross of Tom Waits and J.J. Cale."1. The Outsiders
2. A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young
3. Cold One
4. Roller Coaster Ride
6. Broke Record
7. Like A Wrecking Ball
8. That's Damn Rock & Roll
9. Dark Side
10. Devil, Devil (Prelude: Princess of Darkness)
11. Give Me Back My Hometown
12. The Joint$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Highway QueenNikki Lane's remarkably dazzling third album,
Highway Queen, sees the
young Nashville rebel emerge as one of country and
rock's most gifted songwriters. Produced by Lane
and fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Tyler, and
recorded in Denton, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee,
Highway Queen is an emotional tour-de-force.
Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and
vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane's new music
will resonate as easily with Black Keys and Lana
Del Rey fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty.
Highway Queen starts with the whiskey-soaked
restlessness of "700,000 Rednecks," a rowdy call to
action, and ends on the profoundly raw "Forever
Lasts Forever," where Lane belts freely, mourning
a failed marriage - the "lighter shade of skin" left
behind from her wedding ring. Lane's journey to
heartbreak takes exquisite turns. "Companion" is
pure Everly Brothers' dreaminess ("I would spend a
lifetime/ Playing catch you if I can"). Elsewhere, she
goes on a Vegas bender on the rollicking "Jackpot,"
fights last-call blues ("Foolish Heart") and tosses
off brazen one-liners at a backroom piano ("Big
Lane, a Greenville, South Carolina native, is a unique
songwriter who didn't take the traditional country
artist path. Her backwoods roots are undercut by
her chosen career as a fashion entrepreneur (she's
the owner of vintage clothing boutique High Class
Hillbilly) who has lived - and been heartbroken
in - Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. So it's no
surprise that her music seamlessly crosses musical
genres with lyrics steeped in the doomed perseverance
only a true dark horse romantic knows.
Lane's rapid rise in music is thanks to the fervent critical
acclaim of her debut record Walk of Shame
and 2014's Dan Auerbach-produced All Or
Nothin'. With Highway Queen, 2017 is poised
to be Lane's major mainstream breakthrough. So as
she sings on the title track: place your bets, if you
ain't folding.1. 700,000 Rednecks
2. Highway Queen
3. Lay You Down
6. Big Mouth
7. Foolish Heart
8. Send The Sun
9. Muddy Waters
10. Forever Lasts Forever$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Angels And One-Armed JugglersAngels And One-Armed Jugglers: The new solo record, by Spin Doctors lead singer, Chris Barron.
- Exclusive Magazine - (Barron is) "A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking "
- Glide -"...Expressive and visionary in its wide scope."
- Guitar World - " Powerful and poignant."
- Illinois Entertainer -- "Barron shows his fighting spirit through every musical mood on Angels and One Armed Jugglers... like hearing music on vinyl versus a harsh old early recording on CD."
- Ink 19 - "Angels and One Armed Jugglers finds Barron exploring a sound more similar to the Band than what he did with the Spin Doctors."
- Innocent Words -" Wiping away all preconceived notions and prejudice, Barron's brilliance comes out."
- Jambands -"From comments spiritual and secular... aching cries of love... are undressed in beautifully bare arrangements; carnival tuba, stand-up bass, and last-call piano... guided by Barron's voice, direct and pure."
- Muen Magazine - "Simply put, the solo slab from Spin Doctors frontman, Chris Barron, is an organic-sounding delight - a fabulous showcase for compelling storytelling and world-class songwriting."
- No Depression - "Chris is a visionary songwriter... not your standard fare... The world is an unfair place and he offers consolation with a twist of humor... it's been my most played record this week"
- Pop Dose -- .."Thoughtful and melodic..."
- Rage Monthly -"Reminiscent of Tom Petty or Neil Young."
- The Daily Country - "The eclectic, yet cohesive, eleven song set dynamically blends genres while eschewing typical lyrical themes, relaying stories that are personal, accessible, and ear-grabbing."
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1. Angels and One-Armed Jugglers
2. April and May
3. Darken My Door
4. Gonna (Need Someone)
5. In a Cold Kind of Way
6. Raining Again
7. Saving Grace
8. Still a Beautiful World
9. The World Accordion to Garp
10. Till the Cows Come Home
11. Too Young to Fade$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
- Exclusive Magazine - (Barron is) "A powerful story teller, at once hilarious and thought provoking "
Like A RoseAshley Monroe, a member of the critically acclaimed trio Pistol Annies, presents her first Warner Nashville solo album, Like A Rose. Most folks, as soon as they hear Ashley Monroe, instantly recognize one thing: she's the real deal. Her songs resonate so profoundly because they reflect the experiences of an artist who, although she is just 26, has already seen both the best and worst that life has to offer.
Like a Rose has been a long time coming. Monroe has been creating music for more than half of her life-attracting along the way kudos from such music world giants as Dolly Parton, Guy Clark, Vince Gill and Jack White. Her new, full-length album release serves both to fill in the back-story and impart to us who she is today. At times her songs are dead serious, at others utterly hilarious, but always Monroe is an original with a compelling story to share.
Monroe spent her childhood in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she immersed herself in all varieties of music ranging from country-she's not-too-distantly related to members of the legendary Carter Family-to rock, pop, rap and even opera. When she was 11, Monroe won a talent contest singing "I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" and two years later her father gave Ashley her first guitar. She developed a passion for writing songs, discovering that she could easily communicate her thoughts and sentiments through a six-string and her dynamic, exceptional voice.
One of the most rewarding artistic adventures for Ashley to date has been the Pistol Annies, a trio she co-formed in 2011 with her friend Miranda Lambert, whose chart-topping hit "Heart Like Mine" Ashley co-penned, and newcomer Angaleena Presley. Pistol Annies have provided Monroe with yet another outlet for her music. Their album, Hell on Heels, garnered rave reviews. The All Music Guide called the trio "a remarkably democratic supergroup" while veteran music critic Robert Christgau gave the album an A grade, citing its "expertly executed tunes."
Despite her list of previous accomplishments, everything she's done so far feels like it's been pointing the way toward Like a Rose. With songs that run the gamut from feel-good to controversial to contemplative, the album, produced by country music titan Vince Gill, offers the full range of Ashley Monroe's songwriting and performing skills. To maintain the honesty of Ashley's songs, Gill and the singer chose to record the album the way most of the greatest albums ever were made: sans gimmickry. "We just got the band in a circle and started playing the songs," Ashley says, "and once we felt like we had a feel for it, I'd do my vocal live-I never went back in to do a second vocal. Everyone put everything we had into the songs. There was a buzz in the room. We all had fun-it felt like a big old family, the way records used to be made."
Some of the songs were newly written for the album; others date back several years and felt right to revisit. The semi-autobiographical title track, one of the uncontestable highlights of the set, was co-written about six years ago with another totem of the American song-crafting community, Texan legend Guy Clark.
One song that is bound to raise some eyebrows refers to the same favored flower of the title tune, but in a much different sense: "Weed Instead of Roses" tells of a woman's desire to get a gift she actually desires from her beau, not just something that smells good.
"You Got Me" was co-written by Monroe and Karen Fairchild. Says Ashley, "It's about an addiction to something-one thing or another, whether you're stuck in a bad relationship or alcohol or whatever it is-and you try to hide it and fight it but you're kind of saying, 'Alright, you got me.'
On a more light-hearted note is "Monroe Suede," based on "a slick character that tries to get away all the time." Another is the self-explanatory "You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter)," a duet featuring Lambert's husband, CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton. "Morning After" confronts that uneasy feeling that often follows a too-good time and "She's Driving Me Out Of Your Mind," written with Jon Randall Stewart, comes straight from one of Ashley's many journals. "Two Weeks Late" was suggested by singer-songwriter Shane McAnally, who co-wrote it with Monroe. "He came in and said, 'I heard this phrase at the ATM: I'm a dollar short and two weeks late.' That was another one that just fell out. I grabbed the guitar and we started writing it up.
"Used," another standout, is an update of a song that appeared on Monroe's Satisfied album. "It came to me when I was about 17 and my manager at the time had just bought me this old 1950s Gibson guitar," she says. It came into my mind that things are worth more used, and I thought about my mom, who had lost my dad when she was 38. I was thinking, she had two kids, she's been through a lot, and, bless her heart, it's all gonna be worth it. Vince and I worked up this new version, which made it fresh for me."
And fresh it all is. Like a Rose avoids the trappings of too much contemporary music by sticking to the basics: memorable songs, incredible musicians, a superb voice, all of it captured honestly and without frills. As the saying goes, sometimes we need to stop and smell the roses. Take a whiff of Like a Rose and you'll find it smells pretty darn sweet.1. Like A Rose
2. Two Weeks Late
4. Weed Instead of Roses
5. You Got Me
6. The Morning After
7. Monroe Suede
8. She's Driving Me Out Of Your Mind
9. You Ain't Dolly (And You Ain't Porter) ft. Blake Shelton$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
London Fog 1966
Collector's Edition Boxed Set Features Previously Unheard Concert Recordings From 1966 On CD And Vinyl
Includes 8 x 10 Prints Of Unseen Photos And Replica Memorabilia
Before The Doors took the music scene by storm in 1967, they were the house band at the London Fog, a Sunset Strip dive bar located just footsteps away from the world famous Whisky a Go Go, the future home of many of the band's most legendary performances. The Doors will open a virtual time capsule in December with LONDON FOG 1966, a Collector's Edition boxed set that features unearthed audio recorded at the club in May 1966. Previously unreleased and not even known to exist until recently, this marks the earliest recordings of the band and finds the quartet mixing blues covers with early versions of Doors originals.
LONDON FOG 1966 will be available as an individually numbered limited edition of 18,000 copies from Rhino/Bright Midnight Archives. Presented in a lift-top package designed to look like a vintage storage box, the set features seven songs on both CD and a 10-inch record that's made to resemble a test pressing. Noted Doors engineer Bruce Botnick recently mastered the audio for this collection.
Along with the unreleased music, the set is packed with memorabilia and historic liner notes to provide a true time capsule of that fabled night at the London Fog, including a poster, the set list handwritten by John Densmore, a program for the Royce Hall UCLA student film screening, plus a London Fog coaster. There are also liner notes included from Sunset Strip legend Ronnie Haran-Mellen, who was the talent booker at the Whisky a Go Go. Haran-Mellen saw The Doors live for the first time at the London Fog and then booked them as the permanent house band at the Whisky, leading to the band's signing to Elektra and meteoric rise to superstardom.
Also contributing liner notes is Nettie Peña, one of the lucky few to be in attendance at the London Fog for this fabled show. Peña was a pivotal force in this release coming together as she captured the audio on a ¼" reel to reel recorder, which was the property of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Her father was a teacher for LAUSD and let her borrow the recorder to take to the show. Peña also photographed the band that evening and five black and white 8x10 reprints of these unpublished photos are included in the Collector's Edition, featuring a fresh-faced Morrison on a cramped stage with John Densmore, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek.
The show featured on LONDON FOG 1966 took place the same year that The Doors recorded their eponymous debut. Released in January 1967, the album would become one of the most influential in rock history. Like many of the band's early concerts, the show captured on this deluxe set reflects the group's deep love for the blues with covers of standards like Muddy Waters' "Rock Me" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man." The set also includes raw performances of "Baby, Please Don't Go" (Big Joe Williams), "Don't Fight It" (Wilson Pickett), and "Lucille" (Little Richard).
During their residency at the London Fog, The Doors frequently worked out new songs on stage that would eventually appear on various studio albums. At this show, the band played two originals. The first, "Strange Days," would become the title track for the band's second studio album, which also came out in 1967. This is one of the only known live recordings of this track. The other Doors original, "You Make Me Real," wasn't officially released on a studio album until Morrison Hotel in 1970.
"To hear 'Strange Days,' that came out on their second album, in almost final shape so early on was truly amazing," says Jac Holzman, the President of Elektra Records who signed The Doors to their first recording contract.
Going back to the band's earliest days is a natural starting point for The Doors 50th anniversary celebration.1. Rock Me
2. Baby, Please Don't Go
3. You Make Me Real
4. Don't Fight It
5. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
6. Strange Days
7. Lucille$49.9910 Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now