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Try! Live In ConcertBack in 2005, longtime listeners could have seen it coming: it was only a matter of time before John Mayer dropped the pop star burden and proved he could really bring it on the six-string! Chalk it up to one too many Dave Matthews comparisons, or his image after the success of Your Body Is a Wonderland, but something convinced Mayer it was time to take it to the next level.
With help from studio pros Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino, he succeeds on Try!
His covers of Jimi Hendrix's Wait Until Tomorrow and Ray Charles' I Got a Woman should convince even the most purist Guitar Player magazine subscibers. Or else, the blues-rock opener Who Do You Think I Was will do for sure.
Mixed in with the Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton-esque stuff are a few mellow numbers (Daughters most notably), but even those songs seem juiced up with rock-God hormones.
Play on, John!LP 1
1. Who Did You Think I Was
2. Good Love Is On The Way
3. Wait Until Tomorrow
6. Out Of My Mind
1. Another Kind of Green
2. I Got A Woman
3. Somethings Missing
5. Try$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Try ThisRed Colored Vinyl
Try This is the third studio album by recording artist Pink. It was originally released on November 11, 2003. It featured the singles Trouble, which earned P!nk a Grammy Award, God Is a DJ and Last to Know.1. Trouble
2. God Is a DJ
3. Last to Know
4. Tonight's the Night
5. Oh My God - P!nk feat. Peaches
6. Catch Me While I'm Sleeping
7. Waiting for Love
8. Save My Life
9. Try Too Hard
10. Humble Neighborhoods
11. Walk Away
13. Love Song$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Try ItThe Standells' key albums for the Tower label (Dirty Water, Why Pick On Me, and Try It) perfectly bottled a rebellious wave of sound sweeping across Mid-1960's teen clubs, radio playlists and record racks. Starting with the genre-defining, proto-punk smash "Dirty Water", through a series of equally memorable underdog anthems ("Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White," "Why Pick on Me") and obscenities (the banned "Try It"), the Standells left an indelible mark on their era. Those three Tower albums are a veritable feast of three chord, fuzz-drenched, Vox Organ-driven "squares"-repellant.
Built around the banned title track, Try It is a tale of two (LP) sides; one a cohesive step into super-charged '67 Standells Soul, the other a bet-hedging exercise that compiles possibly the strongest material of the band's career. Latter includes the classic Standells style, either at its most pulverizing ("Barracuda," "Riot on Sunset Strip") or now one foot into psychedelia ("All Fall Down," "Did You Ever Have That Feeling"). It provides the perfect bookend to the Standells' legendary Tower Records era albums.1. Can't Help But Love You
2. Ninety-Nine And A Half
3. Trip To Paradise
4. St. James Infirmary
5. Try It
6. Animal Girl
7. Soul Drippin'
9. Did You Ever Have That Feeling
10. All Fall Down
11. Poor Shell Of A Man
12. Riot On Sunset Strip
13. Get Away From Here
14. Try It (alternate vocal)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Try MeYour favorite band's favorite band, Self Defense Family enjoys a distinct renown within the punk community. Well-respected and critically lauded but difficult and idiosyncratic, the band has done things their way almost to a fault. Eschewing sing-alongs and easy anthems in favor of personal lyrics, they stand apart from their contemporaries in punk and hardcore. Their strangely tense guitar-work framed within otherwise hook laden songs lends the band an unmistakable sound. Opting to be heavy in emotion rather than heavy in sound.
Led by vocalist, lyricist, and personality Patrick Kindlon, Self Defense Family have extended their branches to organically include touring and session musicians. Allowing them to evolve into a musical collective with more than ten active members at any given time. Interestingly enough, no member of the assemblage has played every show or played on every recording by the collective.
Try Me is Self Defense Family's latest full length offering.1. Tithe Pig
2. Nail House Music
3. Turn The Fan On
4. Mistress Appears At A Funeral
5. Apport Birds
6. Angelique One
8. Fear Of Poverty In Old Age
9. Weird Fingering
10. Dingo Fence
11. Angelique Two$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Underachievers Please Try HarderCamera Obscura create lilting, sophisticated melodies that draw similarities to Belle & Sebastian, The Clientele, or Trembling Blue Stars, but are also rooted in more classic sounds such as Nick Drake, Donovan, or Petula Clark. Songs drift and linger like clouds in a summer sky, with gentle hooks and breezy vocals. This is their 2004 release, lovingly remastered and presented on HQ 180g vinyl with a coupon for MP3 download of the entire album, and two bonus tracks from Merge's CD version of this classic.1. Suspended From Class
2. Keep It Clean
3. A Sister's Social Agony
5. Before You Cry
6. Your Picture
7. Number One
8. Let Me Go Home
9. Books Written For Girls
10. Knee Deep At The NPL
11. Lunar Sea$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tri RepetaeTri Repetae, the third album from Autechre finally made available again on vinyl, having been out of print on vinyl since 2001. On reflection, Tri Repeate stands tall as one of the most out-there (and if you know what that means...) and boundary-pushing releases from Ae ever. Going back to the group's roots as b-boy's, Tri... features ten variations on street sounds from hip-hop and techno to industrial and jungle. Released at a time when producers were ripe with ideas for cosmic breakbeat experimentation, Tri... mixed the glitchy twisted dynamics of EPs such as the criminal justice bill protest Anti and sculpted a long player that resembles some of the most 'floor friendly' Ae to ever grace a packed nightclub soundsystem. The ten tracks pulled influence from previous outings, from the glacial Amber chug of Overand to the Incunabula acid of Leterel. But the overall sound is one of mixing influence from the avant-garde of Iannis Xenakis, Edgard Varese & Tod Dockstar with the mid 90's post-hardcore sound of jungle.For anyone looking to get to grips with Ae but wanting something that bridges the gap between the early analogue escapism and the latter deconstructionist stance of elseq, Tri Repetae is the perfect point to dive into. Mixing elements of groups such as Coil at their most industrial, the austere techno of the Downwards crew and the cold yet funky electro of Man Parrish, they composed an album that still, twenty one years since its release, has one of the most singular sounds for anything resembling electro techno, and what other group can you think of who have you can say have ever managed that?1. Dael
10. Rsdio$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
How Will You Know If You Never TryNashville based quartet COIN presents their sophomore album How Will You Know If You Never Try. This exciting new album is produced by Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, St. Lucia) and Andrew Maury (The Kooks, Lewis Del Mar). The album features COIN's catchy single I Don't Wanna Dance, the Alternative Radio hit Talk Too Much, a stripped-down ballad Malibu 1992 and their newly released single Feeling. The album has 11 sequenced tracks, and one hidden bonus track(between tracks 2 and 3 side-B).
COIN is comprised of Chase Lawrence (vocals/keys), Joe Memmel (guitar/vocals), Ryan Winnen (drums) and Zach Dyke (bass). The band recorded their self-titled debut album in Nashville with Grammy nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent). COIN has toured with acts such as The 1975, Bad Suns, Walk The Moon, and Neon Trees. The band was also included in a feature in TIME's 21 Musicians We Want to Hear From in 2017.1. Don't Cry, 2020
3. Talk Too Much
4. I Don't Wanna Dance
6. Are We Alone?
7. Heart Eyes
8. Lately II
10. Miranda Beach
11. Malibu 1992$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mama TriedOne of Merle Haggard's finest recordings, 1968's Mama Tried is comprised of a number of strong originals and several excellent covers. While Mama Tried, I'll Always Know and You'll Never Love Me Now all happen to be some of Haggard's most solid original offerings, it's his gritty and honest interpretations of songs like Little Ole Wine Drinker Me, In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad), Teach Me to Forget, Run 'Em Off and Too Many Bridges to Cross Over that help distinguish Mama Tried as perhaps the most quintessential Bakersfield-Sound album ever recorded.1. Mama Tried
2. Green, Green Grass of Home
3. Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
4. In the Good Olde Days (When Times Were Bad)
5. I Could Have Gone Right
6. I'll Always Know
7. The Sunny Side of My Life
8. Teach Me to Forget
9. Folsom Prison Blues
10. Run 'Em Off
11. You'll Never Love Me Now
12. Too Many Bridges to Cross Over$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trying To Get HomeThe delta guitar legend, Blind Willie McTell's 1949 recordings originally on Regal, re-released on Biograph in the 1970s. This is mid-period McTell, finding the bluesman at his best with a pronounced guitar playing that conveys a sense of masterful urgency. Produced by Arnold Caplin with a classic Biograph cover. Liner notes by Down Beats Chris Albertson.1. Hide Me In Thy Bosom
2. Honey It Must Be Love
3. Sending Up My Timber
4. Sending Up My Timber
5. Lord Have Mercy If You Please
6. It's My Desire
7. Trying To Get Home
8. Don't Forget It
9. Good Little Thing
10. You Can't Get Stuff No More
11. Pal Of Mine - take 2$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trying To Burn The SunFirst Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On 'Burning Sun' Coloured Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Founded By Front Man Ronnie James Dio
Elf was an American rock band founded by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein (Dio's cousin). The band was originally called The Electric Elves, but was shortened to The Elves and finally Elf in 1972. Elf disbanded in 1975 after recording three albums and after most of the lineup had been absorbed into Ritchie Blackmore's new group, Rainbow.
Ronnie James Dio went on to a successful career in heavy metal, fronting Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio. David Feinstein also found a career in metal, leading the band The Rods for a number of years. Original keyboardist Doug Thaler went on to a career in music management.
Recorded while the band was evolving slowly into the Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Trying to Burn the Sun is the third and final release from Elf, the band that finally earned Ronnie James Dio the attention he had been seeking since the late 50s. After writing and recording a few singles for Blackmore, Dio and Elf were solidly moving in a heavier musical direction.
Trying to Burn the Sun is a great listen for all fans of 70s rock, not only Dio and Rainbow fans.1. Black Swampy Water
2. Prentice Wood
3. When She Smiles
4. Good Time Music
5. Liberty Road
6. Shotgun Boogie
8. Streetwalker$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-ISU-4177xFour Year Strong
Rise Or Die Trying (Pink Vinyl)Pressed On Pink Colored Vinyl
Worcester, Massachusetts. 8 pm. Those who have their hearts set on a Sunday night bingo game or knitting circle at the Quinsigamond Village Community Center will walk away sorely disappointed. Instead, nearly 600 kids spanning all ages and tastes have excitedly packed themselves into the tiny venue. The room is plunged into darkness and the wild shouting echoes in the air; this is the moment they've been waiting for. The first strains of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" filter through the speakers as Four Year Strong take their hometown stage, fully prepared to shred faces, blow minds, and take no prisoners.
Alan Day (Vocals/Guitar), Dan O'Conner (Vocals/Guitar), Joe Weiss (Bass), Josh Lyford (Synth), and Jake Massucco (Drums) are Four Year Strong. At first, this may not raise eyebrows or drop jaws, but it is only a matter of time. Bringing a unique blend of brutal breakdowns and soaring choruses, Four Year Strong have cut their teeth into the Worcester hardcore scene and thirst for more. Their music incites a riot like nothing seen before, leaving live crowds and CD listeners alike simultaneously blown away, and fired up.
Their influences range from Lifetime to Saves the Day, Gorilla Biscuits to New Found Glory. "We just play exactly what we want to hear," describes Dan, explaining their combination of hardcore and pop-punk. Sharing an average age of 20 years old and with a do-it-yourself determination, Four Year Strong do not pretend to be anyone but themselves. The band does not sugarcoat their image, avoiding the pretty-boy front that smothers the scene. Behind the numerous tattoos and grizzly beards, Four Year Strong are the kind of guys you would want to bring home to Mom and Dad. The band does not bother with egos or attitude, determined to connect with every fan on a personal level.
Their debut full-length, Rise or Die Trying, premieres on I Surrender Records. Already, the album has generated an excited buzz across the web, featured on websites like Absolutepunk.net and FriendsorEnemies.com to print magazines Rolling Stone and Alternative Press. The band has nearly 1 Million plays on Myspace with nothing more than a taste of what Rise or Die Trying will bring. Unrelenting spirit, gut-wrenchingly good music, and no flashy gimmicks, Four Year Strong are building themselves to the top with an indestructible foundation.
Four Year Strong combine equal parts melody and mayhem; however, their true talent lies in the ability to use these parts to create one exciting, infectious whole. "We wanted to put out a great record and not just a bunch of great songs." They fully embrace their album title, Rise or Die Trying, and Four Year Strong refuse to stop until they've taken the world by storm.
Brace yourself, let's start the takeover.1. The Takeover
2. Prepare To Be Digitally Manipulated
3. Abandon Ship Or Abandon All Hope
4. Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
5. Wrecked 'Em? Damn Near Killed 'EM
7. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Hell
8. Bada Bing! Wit' A Pipe!
9. Beatdown In The Key Of Happy
10. If He's Here, Who's Running Hell?
11. MANIAC (R.O.D.)$24.99Colored 12 Vinyl + 7 - Sealed Buy Now
Trying To Live My Life Without YouOtis Clay is one of the premier deep soul and gospel singers working today. His raw, fiery vocals drive an energetic and danceable blend of soul, r&b and blues in the tradition of such deep soul singers as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke.
A master showman, Otis Clay stays in demand for festival and concert appearances in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Noteworthy recent appearances include headlining The 2006 Japan Blues and Soul Festival Tour, headlining the opening night and being Honorary President of The 2006 Blues Passions Festival in Cognac, France a special guest appearance at The Chicago Emmy Awards in Nov., 2006 and the 2007 Chicago Gospel Music Festival.
Born in Waxhaw, Mississippi, Clay began his career in gospel singing with groups such as The Pilgrim Harmonizers, The Gospel Songbirds and the legendary Sensational Nightingales. His recording of When The Gates Swing Open was a hit in the mid-80's and is included on The Gospel Truth cd released on Blind Pig Records. Both When The Gates Swing Open and The Gospel Truth remain staples on gospel radio today. As a singer and producer, Otis Clay remains very active in gospel. Walk A Mile In My Shoes, a new cd featuring Otis' version of this classic song has been released on his own Echo Records label.
Clay launched and established his career as a deep soul singer with his first recordings made in the mid-60s for George Leaner's One-derful label in Chicago. A series of hit singles including Trying To Live My Life Without You produced by Willie Mitchell in Memphis for Hi Records followed in the '70's. Otis has also recorded for the Cotillion, Kayvette, Elka and Rounder labels as well as his own Echo Records. The intensity and passion of his live shows are captured on Soul Man: Live in Japan (Rounder) and Respect Yourself (Blind Pig) recorded live at The Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland.
A long time resident of Chicago's West Side, Otis Clay is actively involved as a board member of People For New Direction, a community-based non-profit creating economic initiatives to address a number of issues on the West Side. People For New Direction consists of West Side businessmen and women, doctors, ministers and others who believe strongly in giving something back to the community where they live and work.
As Chairman of The Board of the non-profit Tobacco Road, Inc. (TRI, Inc.), Otis was heavily involved in the extensive planning, fundraising and development of The Harold Washington Cultural Center at 47th and King Drive which has served as the cornerstone for the revitalization and redevelopment of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. The Cultural Center, which includes the state-of-the-art 1,000 seat Com-Ed Performing Arts Theatre, is built on the former site of The Regal Theatre, the legendary venue for national and Chicago-based r&b/soul, blues, jazz and comedy stars.
Whether bringing audiences around the globe to their feet with his fiery brand of soul and gospel or working tirelessly with community and church leaders to provide better economic and cultural opportunities for West and South Side Chicago residents, Otis Clay has proven himself to be a national treasure.1. Trying To Live My Life Without You
2. I Die A Little Each Day
3. Holding On To A Dying Love
4. I Can't Make It Alone
5. That's How It Is
6. I Love You I Need You
7. You Can't Keep Running From My Love
8. Precious Precious
9. Home Is Where The Heart Is
10. Too Many Hands$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Try! Live1. Who Did You Think I Was
2. Good Love Is On The Way
3. Wait Until Tomorrow
6. Out Of My Mind
7. Another Kind of Green
8. I Got A Woman
9. Somethings Missing
11. Try$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Tri-Danielson!!! (Alpha/Omega)This re-issue has been partially remixed and fully re-mastered and makes its vinyl return dressed up in a brilliant new gatefold jacket along with a bonus track.1. Tri-Danielson!!!
2. Southern Paws
4. Body English
5. Runnin' To Brother
6. Btwn. the Lines of the Scout Signs Unite In Song + Dance
7. Meeting With Your Maker, A
8. Gorgeous New Age, A
10. Don't You Be the Judge
11. Elderly and the Little Ones, The
12. Holy Kisser's Block Party
14. Lord Did You Hear Harrison?
1. Cutest Lil' Dragon
2. Idiot Boksen
3. Thanx To Noah
4. Fruitful Weekend
5. Failing a Test = Falling In Love
6. Guilt Scouting
7. Sold! To the Nice Rich Man!
8. Nose Knows, The
9. Don't You Be the Judge
10. Deeper Than My Gov't
11. Deeper Than My Gov't
12. Deeper Than My Gov't
13. Simply Be Just
15. First John Five [Live]$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
IterationsWith the release of his 'Preparations' EP on Tri
Angle in late 2013, Fis and his inimitable and
wholly original sound was introduced to the wider
world. Since he'd first emerged with a series of
ultra rare 12" releases in 2012 on various drum
and bass oriented labels the Wellington, New
Zealand based producer had quietly been tipped
on the underground as one to watch. The praise
heaped upon 'Preparations' definitely seemed to
justify the hype that had quietly been building
behind the man otherwise known as Oliver
Peryman. Pitchfork referred to Fis as an artist who
'was in the process of uncovering an altogether
new rhythmic grammar' and on 'Iterations', his
latest EP on Tri Angle, he continues to do just that.
It's still a pretty daunting task trying to explain
exactly what Fis sounds like. He's been referred to
as a drum and bass producer, but as XLR8R have
rightly stated, 'even in the context of the drum &
bass resurgence there's little question that Fis is
exploring some exciting, uncharted territory.' The
disorientating and confounding rhythms are still
present, but in comparison to 'Preparations',
'Iterations' feels more expansive and oceanic, less
claustrophobic and ever so slightly more
approachable. What these 4 tracks confirm is that
Fis is a producer who has something important
and special to add to the electronic genre.1. Iterations
2. Womb Dream
3. Fever Sweats
4. Her Third Eye (Drum Rain)$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Idle HoursWith the release of his debut EP Idle Hours Tri Angle is very excited to introduce Boothroyd, aka, 21 year old, Mancunian native Peter Boothroyd. Since moving to London less than a year ago for school and off the back of a handful of mp3s that have slowly circulated amongst musician friends and industry people alike, Boothroyd has been creating quite a stir for himself within the electronic music scene. Despite this being a debut release by a relative newcomer, Idle Hours feels oddly anticipated within certain quarters.1. NYC
4. Y5$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HeteroceteraIn 2014, 'Damsel in Distress' a free mixtape album created by 23 year old J'Kerian Morgan, aka Lotic, garnered universal praise from all who heard it. Consisting of all original material and mind-warping edits of smash hits like 'Drunk in Love' by BeyoncÉ, the mixtape was lauded as an 'important turning point' in regards to where electronic music could go next. 'Heterocetera' is Lotic's first official release since the unveiling of 'Damsel in Distress' and marks the producer's debut on Tri Angle. This is the sound of tomorrow, today.1. Suspension
5. Underneath$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-TRI-2815xThe Haxan Cloak
ExcavationTri Angle Records is very excited to release The Haxan Cloak's eagerly-awaited second album, Excavation. In 2011 with the release of his debut, self titled album, The Haxan Cloak, solo project of multi instrumentalist, Bobby Krlic, appeared seemingly out of nowhere with an impressively fully formed sound that blew away most anyone who heard it. Recorded over the space of 3 years, The Haxan Cloak was a wildly ambitious fusion of malevolent strings, junkyard found-sounds and primitive percussion, Krlic's grand ambitions transcending the fact that it was all recorded in a shed at the bottom of Krlic's parent's home in Wakefield, Yorkshire. In the two years since the release of his debut, Krlic relocated to London and began working on it's epic follow up, and Tri Angle Records debut; Excavation.
Bolstered by the concept he was developing for his follow up and a desire to challenge himself into new terrains, Krlic has evolved his sound to incorporate more of his electronic influences. The result is an album awash with serrated beats and cavernous sub-bass, meshing with the classical drones and ghostly details The Haxan Cloak fans will have already been accustomed to. Excavation finds Krlic confidently adopting a more minimalist approach to his compositions, experimenting with space and silence without forsaking any of the intensity that made his debut such a powerful statement of intent.
If The Haxan Cloak was conceived as the soundtrack to a character's journey towards death, Excavation is its sequel representing the journey after death. Excavation is about disconnecting entirely from this and entering upon a more astral plane, explaining some of the albums more ethereal, ambient moments that are in constant tension with jagged and aggressive elements. This journey isn't supposed to represent an archetypal Heaven or Hell scenario, but something more abstract and unknowable; the abstraction of the situation being one of its most unsettling aspects. Excavation is another uncompromising, incredibly personal record from an artist who is continuing to operate very much within his own world.1. Consumed
2. Excavation (Part 1)
3. Excavation (Part 2)
6. The Mirror Reflecting (Part 1)
7. The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)
9. The Drop$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Order of NoiseIn the past, trying to pin down Vessel's constantly evolving sound has never been an easy task and with the release of his debut album it's be come a whole lot harder. In the past 12 months, Vessel,AKA 22-year-old Sebastian Gainsborough, has been introducing people to his sound via a series of 12 releases on a number of forward thinking underground labels with each release confounding the expectations of those trying to get a grasp on what exactly he was doing. Order of Noise is the culmination of his first exploratory steps as an artist.01. Vizar
02. Stillborn Dub
03. Images Of Bodies
07. 2 Moon Dub
09. Plane Curves
11. Court Of Lions
12. Villaine$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Limited To 1000 Copies
'Preparations' is the first record to be released on Tri Angle by Fis. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Fis has steadily been building a name for himself on the underground as a producer to keep an eye on. Having already put out a number of very limited edition and very well received releases through a handful of drum and bass oriented labels, 'Preparations' finds Fis at a point in his music making career where he's ready to be introduced to a wider audience and confirm why websites like Resident Advisor have had things like this to say about him in the past; 'A producer that has suddenly appeared, rather fully-formed, doing something completely individual, sounding like absolutely no one else.' It's pretty difficult to explain exactly what Fis sounds like. Drawing upon a rich history of New Zealand customs and periods of heavy meditation for inspiration, Fis's tracks have the ability to completely disorientate and absorb the listener, creating rhythms that constantly seem to be cannibalizing one another. 'Preparations' feels forward thinking in the extreme and yet entirely elemental and strangely ancient.1. Magister Nunns
2. DMT Usher
3. Mildew Swoosh
4. CE Visions$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
That's HarakiriIt isn't often an artist seems to materialize from nowhere with a sound so disinterested in following any conventional rules that it inspires equal measures bafflement and astonishment, but in 2012 with the release of the 'Unknown Vectors' EP, Milwaukee based producer Sd Laika did just that. Taking the already alien sounds of grime music as a starting off point and abrasively twisting them into something even more unknowable, Laika had developed a sound that defied any easy categorization. 2 years later Dummy Magazine would come to refer to this record as 'one of the most jaw-droppingly inventive debuts in recent memory and ought to be considered "the other 'Cold Mission'" (in reference to the highly acclaimed Logos LP from 2013)'. After 'Unknown Vectors' Sd Laika became something of a mystery, disappearing from the scene altogether leaving behind him a small, but hardcore cult fanbase convinced they'd glimpsed something very special in those 5 tracks. It was only in 2013 when Tri Angle approached Sd Laika that a new record began to take shape. This record would end up consisting of songs Sd Laika had recorded in 2011 and 2012, songs he'd convinced himself would never see the light of day. For various reasons it looked likely Unknown Vectors would wind up being Laika's one and only ever release, which is why we're so excited (and as huge fans, relieved) to announce the release of his debut album 'That's Harakari'.1. Peace
2. Great God Pan
3. Gutter Vibrations
4. I Don't
6. Remote Heaven
7. You Were Wrong
8. Don't Know
10. It's Ritual
11. Percressing$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WaterfallIt's safe to say since his emergence at the tail end of 2011 Evian Christ, aka Joshua Leary, has had a whirlwind two years. Off the back of his breakthrough mixtape "Kings And Them" which came out on Tri Angle Records in February 2012, the 24 year old, Ellesmere Port, UK native has produced on Kanye West's "Yeezus", collaborated with acclaimed conceptual artist Matthew Barney, released the notably abstract sound-piece Duga-3, performed around the world alongside the likes of Purity Ring, Actress and Four Tet and garnering positive reviews and features in global tastemaker press including Details Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Pitchfork and VIBE amongst many others.
Most notably, Evian Christ has signed a publishing deal with DONDA, run by Kanye West, where he will continue with his work as a producer.
His latest EP "Waterfall" finds Evian Christ exhibiting a creative restlessness that continues to make it harder to pigeonhole this young, evolving artist. On "Kings And Them" Evian Christ conjured up a sound that was influenced by hip hop as it much as it was by more ambient forms of music. On "Waterfall" Evian Christ has taken his unique sound into a far noisier and more aggressive territory.
The lead track from "Waterfall", the hip hop laced 'Salt Carousel' may open the record with the sort of dreamlike serenity that typified the vast majority of Kings, but it's really the quiet before the storm as harsher, more abrasive elements rush in and dominate. On 'Fuck Idol' huge walls of digital distortion clash with code red beats that grow more and more frantic as the track progresses, while the title track is a blast of metallic dancehall dread that mutates multiple times over the space of 4 minutes into something truly epic.
Having spent the past year experimenting and challenging himself, and in refusing to simply duplicate a sound that garnered him so much attention to begin with and led one of, if the not, the world's biggest hip hop artists to seek him out, "Waterfall" finds Evian Christ growing in confidence as a producer and continuing to elude any sort of easy categorization.
Recorded partially in his hometown of Ellesmere Port and partially in New York, "Waterfall" was mixed by Noah Rubin (Pusha T, Wu Tang Clan) and mastered by Heba Kedry (The Mars Volta, Liturgy, Fis). Track 2, 'Propeller', contains a sample of 'Nine' by close friend and affiliate producer, Lukid.1. Salt Carousel
2. Fuck Idol
$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HeldConsidering how Holy Other has always chosen to avoid the spotlight, refusing to do most interviews and photo shoots as a general rule, it's a testament to the power of his music how much the Manchester born producer's profile has risen in the past 12 months, garnering amazing support from a wide array of respected individuals.1. (W)here
2. Tense Past
4. Love Some1
5. U Now
6. In Difference
7. Past Tension
9. Nothing Here$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
What's BetweenTo many, 'What's Between' will be viewed simply as the debut solo album by Irish singer songwriter James Kelly, aka WIFE, but to fans of the critically acclaimed metal band, Altar of Plagues, this album marks the return of a much admired talent. As front man in Altar of Plagues, James Kelly was lauded as being partly responsible for creating some of the most innovative music to emerge out of the metal scene in recent years. After the release of their third album, which many viewed as a creative high point, they surprised everyone and disbanded soon afterwards.1. Like Chrome
3. Heart Is A Far Light
5. Dans Ce
6. A Nature (Shards)
7. Living Joy
8. Fruit Tree
9. Further Not Better$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now