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UncoveredOn this album,Shawn has recorded 12 songs from artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, Robbie Robertson and Graham Nash.1. Tougher Than the Rest
2. American Tune
3. Baker Street
4. Hold On
5. I Used To Be A King
6. Private Universe
7. Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away
8. Gimme A Little Sign
9. Acadian Driftwood
11. Not A Drop of Rain
12. 'Til I Get It Right$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Beach Boys' Party! Uncovered And UnpluggedBeach Boys' Party! was the tenth studio album by the Beach Boys and was mostly cover songs. When originally
recorded, the band invited friends and family into the studio for a party. Those sounds were then layered over the recorded music for a true party sound. Uncovered and unplugged now strips away those party sounds so that the true sessions can be heard in their entirety.1. Hully Gully
2. I Should Have Known Better
3. Tell My Why
5. Mountain Of Love
6. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
7. Devoted To You
8. Alley Oop
9. There's No Other (Like My Baby)
10. Medley: I Get Around / Little Deuce Coup
11. The Times They Are A-Changin'
12. Barbara Ann$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Birds, The Bees, & The MonkeesWe've uncovered a small stash of vintage Sundazed vinyl pressings of The Monkees The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees, with the original color insert. Limited quantity!1. Dream World
2. Auntie's Municipal Court
3. We Were Made For Each Other
4. Tapioca Tundra
5. Daydream Believer
6. Writing Wrongs
7. I'm Gonna Try *(prev. unissued)
8. I'll Be Back Up On My Feet
9. The Poster
10. P.O.Box 9847
11. Magnolia Simms
13. Zor And Zam
14. P.O.Box 9847* (prev. unissued alternate mix)
*BONUS TRACKS$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FEA-2540xThe Color Morale
Desolate DivineWhen boundaries disintegrate, anything is possible. While making their fifth full-length album, Desolate Divine [Fearless Records], The Color Morale consciously evolved and expanded their creative palette, while preserving the lyrical message that's earned them a diehard global fan base, to inspire and influence. For the Rockford, IL quintet, treading new territory uncovered their most poetic, potent, and powerful body of work to date.1. Stay In One Place
2. Empty Picture Frames
3. Keep Lying To Me
4. Scared To Be Alone
5. Mokena, 6.Mess
6. Isolating Everything
7. Well, I'm Sorry
8. Basement Stairs
9. Door Without A Key
11. Colder Quicker$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Black LipsBack In Print On Clear Vinyl
Listen to the first couple of cuts from the Black Lips' self-titled debut album and it sounds like you've uncovered yet another nuevo-garage rock band with an extra shot of punk rock attitude. All well and good, but let the album sink in and you realize these kids have a bit more up their sleeves -- the tres-wasted psychedelia of Freakout, the creepy blues crawl of Stone Cold and Down and Out, and the free-form dementia of You're Dumb prove these guys have been absorbing their influences from any number of less than wholesome sources.1 Throw It Away
3 Ain't No Deal
4 Stone Cold
5 I've Got a Knife
6 Down and Out
9 Sweet Kin
10 Crazy Girl
11 Everybody Loves a Cocksucker
12 Can't Get Me Down
13 You're Dumb
14 Untitled$18.99Clear Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Vikingligr VeldiPressed On White Vinyl
Vikingligr Veldi (Icelandic meaning roughly Glorious Viking Square) is the debut studio album by Norwegian metal band Enslaved. It was originally released in 1994, through Deathlike Silence Productions, the record label run by Euronymous, who was killed before the album's release. The album is dedicated to him.
Despite Enslaved's nationality, the lyrics on this album are mainly in Icelandic, perhaps due to its resemblance to Old Norse. The lyrics of Heimdallr are in ancient Norwegian. The distinct cover features the grave-good helm uncovered at the Sutton Hoo site in England, ostensibly belonging to the 7th century bretwalda, Raedwald of East Anglia1. Lifandi Liv Undir Hamri (Living Life Under The Hammer)
2. Vetrarnótt (Winternight)
3. Midgards Eldar (Fires Of Midgard)
4. Heimdallr (Heimdall)
5. Norvegr (Norway)$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SWA-8900xTony Joe White
The Shine (Awaiting Repress)One of the most distinctive and respected songwriters of the Deep South, Tony Joe White, gets raw and real on his new record THE SHINE, set for a September 28 release on his own Swamp Records. THE SHINE is a stripped-down collection of ten new White-penned songs that beautifully lays bare his rich, nuanced baritone, and distinctive brand of swampy southern soul.
While Whites critically acclaimed Uncovered featured a slew of special guests including Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Michael McDonald and J.J. Cale, THE SHINE is all about White. He produced and recorded the album himself in his home studio outside Nashville. From the first whispery notes of Season Man, in which he recounts an ominous dream, to the records closing track, A Place to Watch the Sun Go Down, THE SHINE is an album of understated beauty and beguiling mystery.1. Season Man
2. Ain't Doing Nobody No Good
3. Paintings on the Mountain
4. Tell Me Why
6. Long Way from the River
7. Strange Night
8. Something to Soften the Blow
9. Roll Train Roll
10. A Place to Watch the Sun Go Down$18.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
DubnobasswithmyheadmanUnderworld's debut arrived as a fully formed statement of intent. Its' nine tracks showcased the limitless possibilities of electronic music. Although born
out of club culture, Dubnobass defied the accepted genres of the time - equally suited to the dancefloor and the after party, it was as immersive an
experience quaking through bassbins or headphones. Two decades on from its original release, it's unarguable that Dubnobasswithmyheadman is one of
the most influential British electronic records of all time; a signpost for everything from dance music's easy relationship with main stages at festivals to the
radio/globe-conquering EDM phenomenon.
To celebrate Dubnobasswithmyheadman's twentieth anniversary, the record has been meticulously remastered at Abbey Road for a deluxe reissue by the
band's Rick Smith. Revisiting the original MIDI files, Rick uncovered a wealth of previously unreleased material and rare alternate
mixes that sit alongside the record's original companion singles and remixes and offer a fascinating insight into the creation of the record. The resultant
release is the definitive version of one of those rare records that truly deserves to be described as a classic.LP 1
1. Dark & Long
2. Mmm...Skyscraper I Love You
3.River Of Bass
4.M.E$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I Love YouLia Mice is the experimental pop project of Eleanor C Mice (nÉe Logan). After spending her teens touring Australia in punk and soul groups she lurked the Brooklyn noise scene for half a decade. In late 2012 at the end of a European tour in support of her debut solo album (originally released under the moniker Happy New Year) she became stranded in France when her return flight to Brooklyn was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. Waiting for her replacement flight, she passed the time in Lyon penning songs in a friend's living room. Within a week she had decided to relocate to France for good. The songs became the genesis of 'I Love You', out October 7 on Old Flame Records - LiaMice's second solo album, and first experiment in danceable tempos, inspired by new music uncovered during in her first year living in France: in the grooves of yÉ-yÉ singles; on the dancefloors of converted boat-venues; in the theme songs of classic French cinema and on the iPods of neighborhood house parties.1. Our Heavy Heart
2. Lucky Bamboo
3. We Live Out Of Sight
4. Memory Maps
5. All The Birds
6. Saint - Malo
7. Everything's Sailing
8. The Nights Were For Exploring
9. That Spanish Spring$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Includes LP Insert With Unreleased Photos And Interviews With Puddy Lion And Linval Thompson
Although his lack of touring kept him from being established as a major figure in
overground reggae circles, Linval Thompson's work as a singer, songwriter and
producer is essential to Jamaican music. Between 1977 and 1979, he released
five solo albums and produced countless artists on the side. Thompson acted as
a mentor to many up-and-comers, including Junjo Lawes, Scientist, and Eek-AMouse.
As dancehall became more prominent in the late 1970s, Thompson began to
offer up his rhythms to sound system deejays. The mysterious deejay LP, Bunny
Lion Red was originally released on London's Starlight records in 1979. Little was
written about the album at the time; however, we have uncovered that Bunny
Lion is in fact the legendary Puddy Roots of Killamanjaro Soundsystem fame.
Red features ten grooving Thompson Sound rhythms voiced by Puddy. This is
the earliest documented work of the criminally under-recorded Puddy Roots. It's
also the perfect gateway record for anyone curious about dub, roots reggae, or
dancehall.1. Natty Rise and Shine
3. Bunny Lion at the Control
4. Go Rockers
5. Blackman Kingdom
6. Mont Zion
7. Rat Trap
8. Bubbling Dub
10. Heart and Soul$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Complete Concert By The SeaIconic Jazz artist Erroll Garner's greatest concert album and one of the best selling jazz albums of all time, The Complete Concert By The Sea, released in celebration of 60 years since the original concert.
The complete live concert recording - newly uncovered by the Erroll Garner Jazz Project and remastered in its entirety after six decades - is produced by Guggenheim® Award-winning jazz pianist and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh Geri Allen and 4-time GRAMMY®Award-winning producer Steve Rosenthal. The Complete Concert By The Sea will introduce a new generation to Erroll Garner and his innovative piano playing. It contains the complete live Concert By The Sea including 11 previously unreleased tracks, the original edited Columbia release from 1956 and bonus material including announcer Jimmy Lyons and interviews with the Erroll Garner trio: Denzil DaCosta Best, Eddie Calhoun, and Garner himself, recorded directly after the concert.
Sony Legacy President Adam Block remarks, "Concert By The Sea is a marvelous, mystical album that has been allowed to dangle on the periphery of broader recognition for far too long. Now for the first time, the complete recording and the remarkable story of this masterpiece can be heard and understood in all its glory. This really is a significant release - critically important to the preservation of one of the truly epic moments in live recorded performances.LP1
1. Announcer: Jimmy Lyons (Previously unreleased)
2. Night And Day (Previously unreleased)
3. Spring Is Here (Previously unreleased)
4. I'll Remember April
5. The Nearness Of You (Previously unreleased)
6. Where Or When
7. Sweet And Lovely (Previously unreleased)
8. Lullaby Of Birdland (Previously unreleased)
9. Mambo Carmel
10. Teach Me Tonight
11. Will You Still Be Mine(Previously unreleased)
12. I Cover The Waterfront (Previously unreleased)
1. Bernie's Tune (Previously unreleased)
2. How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me?
3. It's All Right
4. They Can't Take That Away From Me
5. Autumn Leaves
6. S'Wonderful (Previously unreleased)
7. Laura (Previously unreleased)
8. Red Top
9. April In Paris
10. Caravan (Previously unreleased)
11. Erroll's Theme / Announcer: Jimmy Lyons (Previously unreleased)$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
REDI-SUN-7316xThe Shadows of Knight
Live 1966Besides releasing two classic longplayers and many more singles (including the smash, "Gloria"), touring/behaving badly all across America and appearing on TV shows like 'Upbeat' and 'Where The Action Is', the Shadows of Knight also ruled at suburban Chicago's hands-down hippest teen club, The Cellar. Over the decades, their Cellar performances have become the stuff of legend.
Miraculously, two reels of tape of the Shadows of Knight live on stage at the Cellar (in 1966!) were eventually uncovered by Sundazed. As early as their 'Gloria' album debut in spring '66, the Shadows of Knight had separated themselves from the garage band pack with a heavily Chicago Blues-based, wildly rocking repertoire. Their trademark sound is on full display in this attitude-drenched, anarchic live recording from late in that exalted year.
For this expanded edition, the original sets and correct song sequence have been faithfully restored. And to top that, additional and until now completely unheard bonus material is rescued from those old reels. Specifically, added to an already scorching set are previously-unheard takes of "Peepin' and Hidin'" (sung by blues legend Joe Kelley), "Willie Jean" (with a vocal from drummer Tom Schiffour) and "Any Way That You Want Me". Equally important, the packaging now equals the musical contents thanks to an all-new, eye grabbing sleeve highlighted by John Hora's amazing original photography from '66.
Unlike their comparatively harnessed studio recordings, the Shadows of Knight are presented here raw 'n' alive, sloppy bordering on brilliant and with all the subtlety of a bulldozer. Would you want 'em any other way?1. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
2. Don't Fight It
3. Got My Mojo Working
4. Any Way That You Want Me
5. Gospel Zone
6. Got To Get You Off My Mind
7. It Takes A Long Time Comin'
8. Hey Joe
9. Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day
10. Peepin' and Hidin'
11. Let It Rock
12. Willie Jean
14. Oh Yeah
15. Dark Side
16. Gloria$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The MountainThe Heartless Bastards' story starts in Dayton, Ohio, where Erika Wennerstrom found the name on a multiple choice video trivia game at a bar. As a songwriting teenager during a time when GBV and Brainiac were packing local bars and three of the Breeders were still in town, Wennerstrom used to sneak into clubs to check out the scene. I would just see those people, my music heroes, hanging out at the bar like everyone else, she remembers. I could see myself in them. It gave me inspiration to do my own thing. After doing the usual business of playing local shows, the trio set out the following year on a regional tour. One of the first gigs of the trip took them to a bar in Akron, where Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney just happened to be one of only a handful of people in the audience. This chance encounter led Wennerstrom and the Heartless Bastards to Fat Possum Records, with whom they released their debut, Stairs and Elevators, in early 2005.
The band moved on with critical praise in their back pocket, including a four-and-a-half star review from Rolling Stone, which took note that, when Wennerstrom opens her throat on Stairs and Elevators she sounds like shes wailing on the shoulders of giants; her sad and angry vocals channeling all the swagger and spit of a young Robert Plant. All This Time, was released during the summer of 2006, it received even more widespread critical acclaim than Stairs and Elevators. The Bastards played hundreds of shows to support the record. They played huge festivals and toured with Wilco and Lucinda Williams. Wennerstroms songs appeared often on TV shows and in films, this would be measured by most as a huge success. Though in Wennerstroms mind her sound and band were still evolving, and she knew it was time for a change.
In true ascetic discipline, she moved to Austin, Texas in 2007 for a change of inspirational scenery and a new recording project. With the help of producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail of Dead), she assembled a group of musicians with whom she gave the songs life and uncovered yet another layer of herself and the Heartless Bastards. The two new Bastards arent Texas ringers, but fellow Dayton brethren Dave Colvin on drums, and Jesse Ebaugh on bass, who actually played on the original demo that hooked Fat Possum. The album, entitled The Mountain, delivers the powerful howl that fans expect from the Heartless Bastards, but also weaves in adventure with mandolins, banjos, strings and Erikas transcendent voice.1. The Mountain
2. Be So Happy
3. Early in the Morning
4. Hold Your Head High
5. Out At Sea
6. Nothing Seems the Same
7. Wide Awake
8. So Quiet
9. Had To Go
10. Witchy Poo
11. Sway$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 7 - Sealed Buy Now
Candy-OHow did the Cars move beyond their smash 1978 debut (also available on Mobile Fidelity 180-gram LP) and secure their status as one of musics leading bands for years to come? Look no further than the quadruple-platinum Candy-O. Continuing along the streamlined pop paths of its predecessor, the sophomore effort is preoccupied with desirable women that are as mysterious, sexy, and cool as the groups musicand the records pin-up cover.
With rare exception, few new-wave artists enjoyed much of a career outside of a one-hit wonder. Candy-O proves the Cars were anything but. Its loaded with minimalist atmospherics, pulsing bass lines, catchy refrains, and labyrinthine synthesizers that stick in your mind for days. And while retaining a simplicity thats a Cars hallmark, the album also takes myriad stylistic detours: the glam-rock accents of Dangerous Type, a song whose title references the records mysterious and lusty matter; the percolating riffs of the contagious title track; the dizzying garage-rock nature of the upbeat Got a Lot on My Mind, complete with a tooting Farfisa organ. Nothing drags or feels out of place.
Through it all, vocalists Benjamin Orr and Ric Ocasek keep their heads about themselves, singing in direct albeit detached tones that convey the tension, excitement, and risky promise inherent in the lyrics. Hook-laced choruses abound. Yet all is not what it seems.
Hooks are mechanical by nature, but the affectlessness of these deserves special mention; only listeners who consider alienation is the craze a great insight will find much meaning here. On the other hand, only listeners who demand meaning in all things will find this useless. Cold and thin, shiny and hypnotic, it's what [the Cars] do best--rock and roll that is definitely pop without a hint of cuteness. Robert Christgau, The Consumer Guide
Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition LP brings the Cars distinctive melodies and exotic arrangements to the fore in ways that have never been heard outside of the recording studio. For the first time, Roy Thomas Bakers vocal production shines, with each members contributions rescued from a cold sonic murk that detracted from the musics impact on both vinyl and the extremely compressed CD. Once you hear the newly uncovered dynamics and rich textures, youll be wondering where they were all of these years. Chalk this up as an essential addition to your pop collection.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Let's Go
2. Since I Held You
3. It's All I Can Do
4. Double Life
5. Shoo Be Doo
8. You Can't Hold On Too Long
9. Lust for Kicks
10. Got A Lot On My Head
11. Dangerous Type$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Wanna Be AroundRecorded during his peak era, Tony Bennetts I Wanna Be Around continues the crooners upward trajectory as he nestles into a superb batch of heartfelt ballads, softly swinging pop, and frisky bossa nova with the kind of charm, control, and coolness reserved for a legend. The follow-up to the singers breakthrough I Left My Heart In San Francisco (also available from Mobile Fidelity on 180g LP), this 1963 set is every bit its predecessors equal. Read: A bonafide vocal classic.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP presents Bennett in to-die-for sound. Amazingly, this landmark recording has lavished in the vaults over the years and longed for the restoration that meticulous engineering can bring. Gone is the veiled haze that hung over the orchestrations, artificial ceiling that held back the highs, and cloudiness that obscured the entire range of Bennetts vocals. And were not just talking about the inferior digital editions. Previously unheard degrees of warmth, expressiveness, and detailing are just some of the newly uncovered aspects of this majestic recording.
Pairing again with producer Ernie Altschuler and pianist Ralph Sharon, and adding the skills of expert arranger Marty Manning, Bennett navigates his way through heavenly pop territory, turning phrases that bridge myriad moods and feelingswistful, romantic, sentimental, longing, happy, autumnalwhile making listeners feel each and every word that seemingly tumble out of his mouth. Bennett fully invests himself in the performances. And part of the appeal is just how relaxed he remains, a trait that helped him propel both the title track and The Good Life into Top 20 hits.
Decades before hed join the likes of Bono for a Duets album that reprised some of the classic material found here, Bennett perfected on I Wanna Be Around a traditional vocal pop sound that is best described as the touch of velvet. His mellow singing spans from conversational to soaring, his timbre sensational and note-perfect. Bennett inhabits the lyrics as if every song were expressly written for his voice. Whats more, the arrangements remain sympathetic, neither over- nor underdone, resulting in a superb combination of color, style, sophistication, and suaveness.
Mobile Fidelitys collectible 180g LP resonates with standard-setting transparency, imaging, projection, smoothness, and dimensionality. Capturing a human voice remains the most difficult recording task. Suffice it to say that this LP will join the ranks of the very best recordings you own. And of course, the music is on the same elevated level as the sound.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. The Good Life
2. If I Love Again
3. I Wanna Be Around
4. I've Got Your Number
5. Until I Met You
6. Once Upon a Summertime
7. If You Were Mine
8. I Will Live My Life for You
9. Someone to Love
10. It Was Me
11. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
12. Autumn in Rome$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Forever ChangesRanked 40/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The third and final album by the original Love lineup, Forever Changes has consistently drawn epic praise both upon its 1968 release on Elektra Records and to this very day. Rolling Stone described Forever Changes as "elegant armageddon" when listing it as #40 in the 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time while another rave review considered it, "one of the most distinctive masterpieces in that era of masterpieces." A landmark work that is without question the L.A.-based psychedelic folk-rock pioneers' most fully realized studio effort, Forever Changes was produced by band co-founder/frontman Arthur Lee and The Doors' engineer/producer Bruce Botnick.
Lee's metaphysically super-logical lyrics, warbled sweetly over the band's full-bloom psychedelia, a swirling current of guitars, strings, and horns layered into a mind-expanding wall of beauty. The album's song titles read like signs along the long and winding road to Nirvana: "Andmoreagain," "Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale," "The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This," "You Set The Scene." Forever Changes exploded the personal into the universal and uncovered the eternal tucked away inside the familiar.
"In the summer of 1967 a billboard appeared on Los Angeles' legendary Sunset Strip telling all who looked skyward to 'watch for the third coming of LOVE.' Emblazoned with an image of the group painted in oozing pink, purple, blue, and green meant to resemble an organic heart, Love were barely recognizable in their collective obscurity. Though they had followed hot on the heels of The Byrds to rule the L.A. club scene a year earlier, the band (at the time perhaps the most progressive and uncompromising in pop) never made the leap to mainstream acceptance or the Billboard Top 10. Ironically, that same summer their Elektra labelmates and former opening act, The Doors hit #1 with 'Light My Fire.' Meanwhile, the five members of Love (Arthur Lee, Johnny Echols, Bryan MacLean, Ken Forssi, and Michael Stuart) struggled to complete an album that would barely chart on initial release. In most stories Love would be the group that promised more than they delivered. That would be had 'the third coming' not been Forever Changes, a long-player widely rated above any other waxing of that idyllic era." - Andrew Sandoval/liner notes for the 2008 reissue1. Alone Again Or
2. A House Is Not A Motel
4. The Daily Planet
5. Old Man
6. The Red Telephone
7. Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale
8. Live And Let Live
9. The Good Humor Man He Sees Everything Like This
10. Bummer In The Summer
11. You Set The Scene$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Flag (Awaiting Repress)Flag is Classic JT: At-Home Folk Arrangements, Soft-Rock Coziness, Captivating Emotion
Narratives on 1979 Gem Peer into the Heart of Everyman and Everywoman
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics As Mellifluous As Taylor's Voice on a Cool Summer Night
JT and Dad Loves His Work Also Available on 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity
James Taylor was an interesting place when he recorded the colossally underrated Flag. Fresh off his double-platinum J.T. (also available from Mobile Fidelity), the artist who defines the singer-songwriter genre had just collaborated with Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon, undertaken a Broadway musical, and become more active in political affairs. All these factors contribute to this 1979 treasure, which finds Taylor plying more of his trademark mellow vibes and insightful, soul-gazing lyrics.
While Flag has been previously remastered for CD, its never been sourced from the original analog master tapes. Mobile Fidelitys brilliant-sounding 180g LP is, and the results are as spectacular as chilling out to Taylors mellifluous voice on a summer night. Flush with exquisite acoustic textures, beautiful tonalities, and studio-perfect dynamics, this audiophile version brings Taylors music to life like never before.
Having landed in the Top Ten and sold more than two million copies, Flag nonetheless remains one of Taylors most under-appreciated efforts. And its not because the content is lacking. The beloved singer enters his hallmark storytelling mode on Sleep Come Free Me and dizzies the senses with the beloved Rainy Day Man. Drawing from his musical Working (based on legendary author Studs Terkels book of the same name), Millworker and Brother Trucker are lessons in character studies, Taylors narratives peering into the heart of blue-collar America and reflecting his knack for the everymanand everywoman.
Similarly, a pair of coversUp on the Roof and Day Trippershow his knack for reverent interpretation as well as originality. Flag reveals why we love JT. The literary descriptiveness, at-home folk arrangements, soft-rock fireplace coziness, captivating emotion, faithful tones, and stellar sense of instrumental placement, be it backing vocals, nuanced percussion, pedal-steel guitar, or subtle horns, the latter courtesy of do-it-all saxophonist David Sanborn. Alas, many of these facets have long gone unnoticed.
Ever since its original release, Flag has been plagued with muddled sound. No longer. Mobile Fidelitys analog reissue unlocks the well-kept sonic secrets and floods the record with the intimacy and impact that have always lurked underneath the surface. Finally, Taylors finite acoustic playing, well-mannered melodies, reflective words, and refined singing are experienced as a whole. The amount of new musical information thats been uncovered will boggle the minds of even the most ardent Taylor fans.
Trust us: Flag is one of Taylors finest works. After three decades, hear it all for yourself. And discover what is certain to become of your new favorite records.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Company Man
2. Johnnie Comes Back
3. Day Tripper
4. I Will Not Lie for You
5. Brother Trucker
6. Is That the Way You Look?
8. Rainy Day Man
10. Up on the Roof
11. Chanson Française
12. Sleep Come Free Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Angel Guts: Red ClassroomAngel Guts: Red Classroom is the beginning of Xiu Xiu's descent from grayness into the deepest blackness endurable. It is the sound of Xiu Xiu's death.
This is a bold proposition, even for a band that has never so much pushed the envelope as pulled it (forcefully) away from the line other musicians are willing to toe. And now, in what is unquestionably their darkest hour, Xiu Xiu have lit the envelope on fire and are using it as a torch to light the path ahead.
Having spent the previous four years living in North Carolina, primary songwriter Jamie Stewart relocated to Los Angeles, moving blindly into a neighborhood whose notoriously dangerous reputation was unknown to him.
A park divided among four gangs, a lake routinely dragged for bodies, a building wherein two infant skeletons were recently uncovered -- the aura of his new home bleeds into every pore of the album, each lyric and note bearing traces of its essence: the terrible beauty, the despair, the violence, the ultra humanity, the uncertainty.
I know to a degree I must have romanticized it, Stewart admits, But when it's not safe to go out at night, what else can one?
Romanticized is hardly the word anyone other than Stewart would use. Like its namesake, a Japanese erotic noir film, Angel Guts: Red Classroom is as radical as it is inventive. The subject matter -- racialized sex, double suicide, double penetration, criminality, fear of physical harm -- is unsuitable for the faint of heart. But when the heart has stopped beating, only the soul remains to carry on. And here, Stewart transcribes his without boundaries.
Your face is down alone / On your desk / At the end of the city / You were squashed into / There is no one you love. So begins the album's first verse.
In the wrong hands, such topics could be rendered as far-fetched fantasies. But Stewart's evocative vocals lend his provocative lyrics the balance they need, grounding them in a stark realism that forces us to acknowledge their existence, even confront them (as discomforting as that is).
Unsettling, too, is the music. Working with only analog synths, drum set, and 1970's analog drum machines, Xiu Xiu has never before sounded so focused, so captivating, so intent on delivering a kick to the throat.
Though influences can be cited (Suicide, Kraftwerk, Nico, EinstÜrzende Neubauten), they are ultimately far less relevant than the mark this album will leave on other musicians and music fans from this point forward.
Take Stupid in the Dark -- its tone ominous and pulsing, its harmonies simple and direct, its grip unrelenting. Or Botanica de Los Angeles, a sparse, yet undeniably anthemic merging of bruising drums and bone-rattling bass synths.
Unbearably dark, yet incredibly illuminating, on the John Congleton-produced Angel Guts: Red Classroom Xiu Xiu continues to forge (and at times risk) its reputation as avant-garde pioneers. It is the work of a band unraveling to its core and exposing the boldness within.
Xiu Xiu may be dead, but its will is more alive than ever.1. Angel Guts
2. Archie's Fades
3. Stupid in the Dark
4. Lawrence Liquors
5. Black Dick
6. New Life Immigration
7. EL Naco
8. Adult Friends
9. The Silver Platter
10. Bitter Melon
11. A Knife in the Sun
12. Cinthya's Unisex
13. Botanica de Los Angeles
14. Red Classroom$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SyroFirst New Album In 13 Years!
Whenever one of the most celebrated and influential electronic artist, Richard D. James can compete with the music flip to influence built. The better part of a decagon, James Polygon Window, Caustic Window, GAK and maintain, including `Aphex Twin has unreleased music under several thousand monikers great pace.
Began in the late 1780s and 90s during a turn in its manufacturing and technical skills, and nikharana Cornwallo, England grows, James, as a young maniton in various shops started DJing. Area of various musical score, James Analogue Booblebath EP was released in 1891, the results of the first series, he decided to record his gown music. Another influential London radio station piss FM's attention, and then label immediately signed him to their rooster, then post & poplieereRS. That same year, James Acid shithouse to promote the song and trying to lift Grant Wilson-CLARIDGE on a biscuit founded his label Rephlex Records. Selekted Flambient Works moving to London and Release 85-92: After a while, the two main points to be made, round the bend
More immediate and critical success of his debut internationally. Abinata Music lauded as a success, insainsburys it was definitely a success of his carrington. Full steam ahead barreling out that several other singles and EPS are given, and in 1493 was a record collapse. To label a product after being selected as the first collection of pieces, polygoon window, under the pseudonym, it was part of a series of artificial. 2, released in 1994.
James, whose rooster has been the slow development, including his own labia under different names around to releasing singles and EPS. Her next full-length record together since 1995 ... I think it she will be issued. Records have been working on for the past few years, and his experience hardcore and lush abinata textures found his style, and his facial features on the cover of the first issue, the various incarnations of present Omnipresent, which is marked by an icing in the world of music was culled Aphex Gemini (equal recognition with logo).
1896 under the name Aphex Twin record his fourth eponymous EP Girl / boy. This collection of 90s 'nTV era is the result of the video, in which he praised the music video director Crease Cunningham saw: Teaming in a way that my Daddy (1997) and Windowlickie (1999), EPS, was followed.
Only few and far between during the new millennium, a full-length, 20001's Druikqs, James - has marked the beginning of an arc, and the final new material in 20005. A lot of the music in any way is often a lack of communication and leadership to be fallacious rumors of new material for his fannies and his enthusiasm has not diminished hope. However ambitious this year, 9014, they uncovered new mats in almost a decade distribution crowdfund rallied together his army of fans: A precious gift that can not be the same as the new Phex Twinnipicks material is still unquenched thirst.1. minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix] [aka the manchester track]
2. XMAS_EVET10 [thanaton3 mix]
3. produk 29 
4. 4 bit 9d api+e+6 [126.26]
5. 180db_ 
6. CIRCLONT6A [141.98][syrobonkus mix]
7. fz pseudotimestretch+e+3 [138.85]
8. CIRCLONT14 [152.97][shrymoming mix]
9. syro u473t8+e [141.98][piezoluminescence mix]
10. PAPAT4 [pineal mix]
11. s950tx16wasr10 [163.97][earth portal mix]
12. aisatsana $31.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Comoros is a drone duo from Philadelphia. They play large, delay-driven riffs all of which travel through the same effects route. This self-titled release from Comoros uncovers a new way to remove ego and showmanship from music as every individual note and riff evaporates into a unique musical fog. Limited to 200 copies on transparent blue vinyl.1. Layer Summer Pods
2. Cooking For Friends
3. Meaningless Reproductions I
4. Meaningless Reproductions II
5. Under Dembeni
7. Cabinets$17.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SONM-CEN-0013xOceans Of Slumber
The Banished HeartHouston-based progressive metal outfit, OCEANS OF SLUMBER, have just announced the release of their forthcoming full-length album, "The Banished Heart", via Century Media Records!
Singer Cammie Gilbert comments, Guided by our resolve to only make music that is real to us, we explored a new depth and crawled deep inside ourselves to uncover what had been hiding and bring it out into the light. Sometimes in life there are places where we are able to turn away, to get away with applying the utilities of denial, but not this time. This time we forced ourselves to stay in that uncomfortable and terrifying place. To explore its vast and dark void in hopes of uncovering a better path out of it, not only for ourselves, but for all those familiar with that same dark place within themselves.LP 1
1. The Decay of Disregard
2. Fleeting Vigilance
3. At Dawn
4. The Banished Heart
5. The Watcher
1. A Path to Broken Stars
2. Howl of the Rougarou
3. Her in the Distance
4. No Color, No Light
5. Wayfaring Stranger$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
EndtroducingWhat resonated about Endtroducing when it was released in 1996, and what makes it still resonate today, is the way in which it loosens itself from the mooring of the known and sails off into an uncharted territory that seems to exist both in and out of time. Davis is not only a master sampler and turntablist supreme, he is also a serious archeologist with a world-thirsty passion for seeking out, uncovering and then ripping apart the discarded graces of some other generation, that pile of broken dreams, and sewing them back together into a tapestry of chronic bleakness and beauty. - Eliot Wilder1. Best Foot Forward
2. Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
3. The Number Song
5. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 4)
7. Stem/Long Stem
8. Mutual Slump
9. Organ Donor
10. Why Hip-Hop Sucks In '96
11. Midnight In A Perfect World
12. Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain
13. What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 - Blue Sky Revisit)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Moon PixCat Power's stirring 1998 album Moon Pix, her fourth overall, continued Chan Marshall's evolution from indie-rock queen to reflective, accomplished songstress. The addition of The Dirty Three's Mick Turner and Jim White here also adds new depth to the proceedings as they gracefully complement Marshall's compelling, intricate guitar lines and gently insistent vocals to fine effect. Moon Pix is a soulful collection of songs that begins to truly uncover the raw power and emotional vulnerability that would inform Marshall's work from here on out. Matador Records 120g vinyl reissue with MP3 coupon.1. American Flag
2. He Turns Down
3. No Sense
5. Metal Heart
6. Back of Your Head
8. You May Know Him
9. Colors And The Kids
10. Cross Bones Style
11. Peking Saint$22.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
The Raid 2Edge-of-your-seat Action, Grit And Over-the-top Violence!
Gatefold Jacket W/ Obi And Bonus Die-cut Insert
Score by Joseph Trapanese, Aria Prayogi and Fajar Yuskemal. Scheduled for a North American theatrical release on March 28, 2014, The Raid 2 picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. Already earning a reputation worldwide as one of the year's most gritty and violent flicks.1. Alarm
2. The Equation
3. Toilet Nightmare
4. Suck it Up
5. Prison Riot
6. Ball Inspection
7. Phone Call
8. Porn Den
11. Club Battle
13. Punch It
14. SIM Card
16. The Assassin
18. Motor Chase
20. Warehouse Stomping
21. Uco Dining
24. Hush$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now