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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
Floral Green (Awaiting Repress)Second full-length release from Title Fight. Recorded with Will Yip at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, PA during May and June of 2012.1. Numb, But I Still Feel It
3. Like A Ritual
4. Secret Society
5. Head In The Ceiling Fan
6. Make You Cry
11. In-between$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Shed (Awaiting Repress)Originally formed in 2003 by guitarist/vocalist Jamie Rhoden and the twin brother duo of vocalist/bassist Ned Russin and drummer Ben Russin when the trio were barely teenagers, Title Fight started as a way for these young kids to explore their burgeoning love of hardcore. But after adding guitarist Shane Moran in 2005, something funny happened; their tireless practicing eventually transformed them into one of the most exciting hardcore acts in recent memory.
After releasing a handful of EPs and 7s as well as performing shows all over the world, Title Fight began attracting attention from fans and labels who were captivated by the way the band managed to put a modern spin on the melodic hardcore sound pioneered by acts like Gorilla Biscuits and Lifetime and in 2010 the members of Title Fight dropped out of college in order to tour full-time with acts such as New Found Glory, Four Year Strong and H20. It was also around this time that the band entered the studio with Gorilla Biscuits/Quicksand guitarist Walter Schreifels who agreed to produce the band and promptly drove down to Northeastern Pennsylvania to help them prepare to record their highly anticipated full-length debut Shed.
From there the band headed to Philadelphia to record Shed over a grueling two-week period at the legendary Studio 4. However all those long nights paid off as Shed sees the band implementing various subgenres that range from old-school hardcore to aggressive punk rock that make these twelve energetic anthems instant classics for a new generation of listeners searching for music that inspires them as much as Title Fight were inspired by their heroes.
Weve been a band for seven years and this is the first time weve had a recording thats longer than seven minutes long, says Ned Russin. The last year has been a crazy ride but the whole time weve always stayed true to the fact that were not trying to be anything were not, he summarizes. Were four friends that play in a band together and we would still be doing this whether we were playing to five people or five hundred of them.1. Coxton Yard
3. Flood of '72
5. You Can't Say Kingston Doesn't Love You
6. Crescent-Shaped Depression
7. Safe In Your Skin
8. Where Am I?
9. Your Screen Door
12. GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS 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$18.99Colored 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.$18.99Vinyl 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
God Luck And Good Speed (Awaiting Repress)Nearly five years after their second CD, the underrated Sixteen Tons, was seemingly flushed like so much unwanted bong water down the toilet of stoner rock's decline in popularity, the members of North Carolina's Weedeater found the strength to roll up a new one after hooking up with the Southern Lord label, and duly re-emerged with a hell of a comeback album. In fact, it's' a good bet that their invariably baked fan contingent would likely bestow 2007's God Luck and Good Speed with the highest possible honor of calling it really good shit, full-to-bursting with coarse, crusty, stoner sludgecore of the highest market value. This becomes immediately apparent on the album's impressive opening triple threat -- the earth-shaking grooves of the title track, the uproarious speed-blast of Wizard Fight, and the groove-driven laughs of For Evan's Sake -- all of which surf on surging waves of feedback, their tendrils forming dirty electric causeways for an extended, uninterrupted buzz. Then suddenly, all is quiet for the one-off austerity of Alone, featuring only a banjo, an acoustic bass, and vocalist Dixie Dave Collins replacing his trademark croak with a drunken baritone à la Tom Waits, stinking drunk out on the bayou. (Curiously, this track alone was recorded by Corrosion of Conformity's Mike Dean, while the rest of the album was produced by indie rock staple Steve Albini.) Punishing, viscous volume and distortion are resumed by subsequent aural bulldozers like the instrumental $20 Peanut, the doomy but somewhat dull Dirt Merchant, and the oddly named epic Weed Monkey (all interlocked by even more feedback, naturally). And to emphasize their sub-Mason Dixon line allegiance, Weedeater deliver an aptly sludge-encrusted cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gimme Back My Bullets as sung by Swamp Thing. Final verdict? The wait was worth it: God Luck and Good Speed is definitely some of Weedeater's strongest stuff yet.
- Eduardo Rivadavia (All Music)1. God Luck & Good Speed
2. Wizard Fight
3. For Evans Sake
5. $20 Peanut
6. It Is What It Is
7. Gimme Back My Bullets
8. Weed Monkey
9. Willow$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS 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
I Am The CosmosClear Colored Vinyl
I Am the Cosmos is an enduring testament to the brilliance of Chris Bell; lyrically poignant and melodically stunning, this lone solo album is proof positive of his underappreciated pop mastery. While cuts like Get Away, I Got Kinda Lost, and Fight at the Table recall the glowing, energetic power pop of Bell's earlier work, the majority of the songs on I Am the Cosmos are more reflective and deeply personal; the title track is a harrowingly schizophrenic tale of romantic despair, while other cuts like the lurching Better Save Yourself and the lovely Look Up are infused with a spiritual power largely missing from his Big Star material.
The album's highlight, You and Your Sister -- which features backing vocals from none other than Bell's Big Star mate Alex Chilton -- is simply one of the great unknown love songs in the pop canon, a luminous and fragile ballad almost otherworldly in its beauty.
Jason Ankeny (All Music Guide)1. I Am The Cosmos
2. Better Save Yourself
3. Speed Of Sound
4. Get Away
5. Make A Scene
6. Look Up
7. I Kinda Got Lost
8. There Was A Light
9. Fight At The Table
10. I Don't Know
11. Though I Know She Lies
12. You And Your Sister$20.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Screaming For Vengeance (Awaiting Repress)Screaming for Vengeance on Numbered Limited Edition LP from Mobile Fidelity Silver Label
Double-Platinum 1982 Blockbuster Remains Judas Priest's Most Commercially Successful LP
Includes Electric Eye, Screaming for Vengeance, You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Dual Magnesium-Burn Guitars, Leather-Tough Percussion, Molten-Hot Melodies Help Form Triangular Equilibrium of Speed, Accessibility, and Attitude
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI
You've got another thing comin'! Distinguished by dual magnesium-burn guitars, leather-tough percussion, molten-hot melodies, and the unmistakable piercing falsetto of operatic vocalist, Screaming for Vengeance became the soundtrack to millions of music lovers' lives in the early 1980s as Judas Priest continued to lay waste to its contemporaries' softer, cheesier hard-rock styles. An effort on which precision-based speed, mainstream accessibility, and resilient attitude meet in triangular equilibrium, the 1982 set remains the British metal legends' top-selling record.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this Silver Series numbered limited edition LP shows off the grand intersection of daring adventure and commercial purpose achieved via ironclad production values and entrenched grooves. The latter particularly benefit from this analog pressing, as the group never overlooks the importance of rhythm and pace even when stoking tempos to engine-combusting levels. Leagues ahead of the sonics gracing its peers' albums from the time, the sense of balance, separation, and realism is on par with that of big-budget rock creations.
Staked by the breakout "You've Got Another Thing Comin'," which burns white-hot with foot-pounding riffs, prize-fighting percussion, and singer Rob Halford's gun-for-hire blare, Screaming for Vengeance clutches hold of the jugular and doesn't let go. A return to the band's gritty, purist roots, the record revisits the themes of darkness, menace, and the unknown firmly established on the pioneering Stained Class and Killing Machine. Along with those albums, and British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance is the template for the catchy albeit uncompromisingly heavy crossover success Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax enjoyed years later.
With the one-two opening tandem of the instrumental "The Hellion" and stomping "Electric Eye," overseen by Halford as if he's embodying the persona of a wicked James Bond villain, Priest sounds utterly futuristic and terrifying, the instruments seemingly on a swivel and the sawed-off tones flooding the guitar solos with intimidation. A classic head-out-to-the highway anthem ("Riding on the Wind"), a racing proto-thrash banger ("Screaming for Vengeance"), and a scorching exorcism ("Devil's Child") function as the metal-hued bolts that hold the foundations of this Top 20-charting benchmark in place.
Perhaps more so here than on any other record, Priest spit-shines hooks and collusive six-string harmonic leads to perfection, giving listeners ying-yang doses of pain and pleasure, sweet and bitter. Songs at once invite sing-a-longs and fist-pumping responses. Screaming for Vengeance marked the last time Priest would sound this heavy in the 80s. No wonder it was voted the 12th best metal album of all time in Martin Popoff's definitive book of the same name.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. The Hellion
2. Electric Eye
3. Riding on the Wind
5. (Take These) Chains
6. Pain and Pleasure
7. Screaming for Vengeance
8. You've Got Another Thing Comin'
10. Devil's Child$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Heat Is On (Awaiting Repress)
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 AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Wonder Woman SoundtrackImport
Pressed 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])$46.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of Kansas (Red Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)
180 Gram Translucent Red Colored Vinyl
In 1984, superstars Kansas were rewarded by their label Kirshner Records with
their first greatest hits album simply titled The Best Of Kansas. Featuring the classic
line-up of Steve Walsh on keys and lead vocals, Phil Ehart on drums, Kerry Livgren
playing the lead guitar, Robby Steinhardt on violin and lead vocals, Dave Hope
on bass, plus vocals from John Elefante, The Best Of Kansas album has become
one of their most loved works in their stunning four decades.
With hard rock Kansas standards like Carry On Wayward Son and Point Of
Know Return and the brilliant prog-rock classics Dust In The Wind and The Wall,
The Best Of Kansas album would go on to become one of the best-selling greatest
hits albums of all time. The long out of print original version of this greatest hits
masterpiece also includes the appearance of 1984's Perfect Lover
Dig deeper into the grooves and there you find even more prog-rock champions
like the masterful Song For America and the powerful rocker Fight Fire With Fire,
and the power ballad Hold On, making The Best Of Kansas the multi-platinum
smash it is and will forever be!1. Carry On Wayward Son
2. Point Of Know Return
3. Fight Fire With Fire
4. Dust In The Wind
5. Song For America
6. Perfect Lover
7. Hold On
8. No One Together
9. Play The Game Tonight
10. The Wall$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Clown (Speakers Corner)Who hasn't got an ancient, worn-out copy of The Clown on his shelf, with a tatty cover and torn inner sleeve? Or maybe one of the rare re-releases made of cheap, thin vinyl with dreadful graphic art? And if you haven't heard this gem for a long time, despite the flood of Mingus LPs, CDs and downloads on the market, then you really should seize this opportunity to do so. The Clown was, and still is, an absolute must-have for every jazz collector. The small ensemble, only five musicians, came into the New York Atlantic Records studio in March 1957 to record music exclusively composed by the double bassist. Over the next 15 years, three of them were to be heard in numerous concerts with other ensembles. But the original recordings on this LP were the most deeply concentrated, the most versatile, and quite simply the best of all. The more so because the label attached great importance to optimal studio conditions and allowed the instrumentalists plenty of time to make the recordings.
In the present new release, The Clown can be enjoyed to the full from the very first note of Haitian Fight Song up until the words William Morris Sends Regrets in the title work.
- Charles Mingus (bass)
- Curtis Porter (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone)
- Jimmy Knepper (trombone)
- Wade Legge (piano)
- Dannie Richmond (Drums)
- Jean Shepherd (Vocals)
Recording: February and March 1957 in New York City by Tom Dowd and Larry Hiller in mono
Production: Nesuhi ErtegÜn
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Haitian Flight Song
2. Blue Cee
3. Reincarnation of a Lovebird
4. The Clown$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
- Charles Mingus (bass)