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  • Under Pressure Under Pressure Quick View

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    Under Pressure

    Logic has amassed a large internet following and is a member of the RattPack, his group of friends that he works with. Logic has released four official mixtapes, with the most recent being the critically acclaimed Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever.


    Under Pressure is Logic's debut studio album and is the first project released by the rapper under Def Jam Recordings.

    1. Intro
    2. Soul Food
    3. I'm Gone
    4. Gang Related
    5. Buried Alive
    6. Bounce
    7. Growing Pains III
    8. Never Enough
    9. Metropolis
    10. Nikki
    11. Under Pressure
    12. Till the End
    Logic
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  • The Gates The Gates Quick View

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    The Gates

    Canadian indie rockers Young Empires continue unleashing impressive new material with The Gates, a powerful and uplifting dance anthem that is currently tearing up the Canadian charts. The track is anchored by Matthew Vlahovich's emotive vocals, which rise and fall (and occasionally crack under pressure giving them more character) with the band's bumping multi-faceted dance-rock production as he sings, I can feel it in my bones, every time I think of home, it still haunts me like a ghost, but I know we're not alone. His backing vocals provide an extra umph too from the minute the track starts.
    Young Empires
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  • Greatest Hits II Greatest Hits II Quick View

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    Greatest Hits II

    Includes the Queen and David Bowie collaboration of Under Pressure, Innuendo, I Want It All and more. Released on 180-gram vinyl and featuring original artwork.
    LP 1
    1. A Kind Of Magic
    2. Under Pressure (with David Bowie)
    3. Radio Ga Ga
    4. I Want It All
    5. I Want To Break Free
    6. Innuendo
    7. It's A Hard Life
    8. Breakthru
    9. Who Wants To Live Forever


    LP 2
    1. Headlong
    2. The Miracle
    3. I'm Going Slightly Mad
    4. The Invisible Man
    5. Hammer To Fall
    6. Friends Will Be Friends
    7. The Show Must Go On
    8. One Vision

    Queen
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  • Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) Quick View

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    Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!)

    Stereo Edition Of Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!), Released On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!) Stereo Mix Created Between 2005 And 2012 Using The Original Multi-track Masters And Overdubs Synced To Create The First True Stereo Mixes!


    Stereo Mixes Produced By Mark Linett And Alan Boyd / Mixed By Mark Linett


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) was released in stereo for the first time in 2012. These stereo mixes were created between 2005 and 2012 using the first generation basic tracking session multitracks, synced with the overdubs that were later added on second and third generation masters, to create the first true stereo mixes.


    The exception is Help Me Rhonda, which is a computer-generated stereo mix by Derry Fitzgerald. A remix in stereo for that track isn't possible because many overdubs were added as the song was mixed for the original mono single. The stereo mixes for Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), Beach Boys' Party! and Smiley Smile were produced and mixed by Mark Linett, and co-produced by Alan Boyd.


    Apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    Summer Days features another Wilson world-beater production, California Girls, and the band's second No. 1 single, Help Me, Rhonda. Ever pressured by commercial concerns, Wilson and the band created what was in essence the true follow-up to the All Summer Long album. Still, there's a level of musical sophistication to tracks such as Salt Lake City, the Phil Spector tribute Then I Kissed Her, Summer Means New Love and Let Him Run Wild.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Girl From New York City
    2. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
    3. Then I Kissed Her
    4. Salt Lake City
    5. Girl Don't Tell Me
    6. Help Me, Rhonda
    7. California Girls
    8. Let Him Run Wild
    9. You're So Good To Me
    10. Summer Means New Love
    11. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man
    12. And Your Dream Comes True
    Beach Boys
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  • The Incredible True Story The Incredible True Story Quick View

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    The Incredible True Story

    Nearly a year after the release of his debut album Under Pressure, Def Jam Recordings / Visionary Music Group artist LOGIC has is back with his new album THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY. Young Jesus is the first single from the highly anticipated sophomore and follows a massive year for the Maryland raised rapper with the release of his debut album Under Pressure. The debut effort received rave reviews from critics, debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and catapulted him onto a world tour in addition to performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Wireless Festival UK and Governor s Ball.
    1. Contact
    2. Fade Away
    3. Upgrade
    4. White People (Scene)
    5. Like Woah
    6. Young Jesus
    7. Innermission
    8. I Am the Greatest
    9. The Cube (Scene)
    10. Lord Willin'
    11. City of Stars
    12. Stainless
    13. Babel (Scene)
    14. Paradise
    15. Never Been
    16. Run It
    17. Lucidity (Scene)
    18. The Incredible True Story
    Logic
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  • Eliminator Eliminator Quick View

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    Eliminator

    Ranked 396/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    From their inception in Houston, Texas in 1970, ZZ Top "That Little Old Band From Texas" have gone on to become world famous, rock royalty with a well-deserved induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.


    Released in March 1983 Eliminator is the band's eighth studio album and most commercially successful of their career so far, earning them a rare RIAA Diamond certification for domestic sales of 10 million or more. Produced by the band's then manager
    Bill Ham the album features the hit singles "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Got Me Under Pressure", "Sharp Dressed Man", "TV Dinners", and "Legs".

    1. Gimme All Your Lovin'
    2. Got Me Under Pressure
    3. Sharp Dressed Man
    4. I Need You Tonight
    5. I Got the Six
    6. Legs
    7. Thug
    8. TV Dinners
    9. Dirty Dog
    10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
    11. Bad Girl
    ZZ Top
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Johnny Cash at San Quentin Johnny Cash at San Quentin Quick View

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    Johnny Cash at San Quentin

    Import

    Remastered


    Even though Johnny Cash's "At Folsom Prison" is the better known prison recorded live album, "At San Quentin" is seen as the artistically better album. Cash seems wilder - some attribute it to the loss of guitarist and friend Luther Perkins - yet at the same time more comfortable and more in tune with his audience. He jokes about his drug addiction, he rebels against orders from the British television company that is recording the show, and he really seems to want to kill the bastard who named him Sue. Wife June Carter shyly but surely joins in on 'Darlin' Companion', and he debuts the songs 'San Quentin' and 'Wanted Man', which he co-wrote with Bob Dylan.


    After the huge success of "At Folsom Prison" this is Johnny Cash under pressure, and as he says himself, it's when he's at his best.

    1. Wanted Man

    2. Wreck of the Old 97

    3. I Walk the Line

    4. Darling Companion
    5. Starkville City Jail

    6. San Quentin
    7. San Quentin

    8. A Boy Named Sue

    9. Peace in the Valley

    10. Folsom Prison Blues
    Johnny Cash
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  • Eliminator (Colored Vinyl) Eliminator (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    Eliminator (Colored Vinyl)

    Ranked 396/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Pressed On Opaque Red Colored Vinyl


    From their inception in Houston, Texas in 1970, ZZ Top "That Little Old Band From Texas" have gone on to become world famous, rock royalty with a well-deserved induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.


    Released in March 1983 Eliminator is the band's eighth studio album and most commercially successful of their career so far, earning them a rare RIAA Diamond certification for domestic sales of 10 million or more. Produced by the band's then manager
    Bill Ham the album features the hit singles "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Got Me Under Pressure", "Sharp Dressed Man", "TV Dinners", and "Legs".

    1. Gimme All Your Lovin'
    2. Got Me Under Pressure
    3. Sharp Dressed Man
    4. I Need You Tonight
    5. I Got the Six
    6. Legs
    7. Thug
    8. TV Dinners
    9. Dirty Dog
    10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
    11. Bad Girl
    ZZ Top
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  • Roger Taylor: Best Roger Taylor: Best Quick View

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    Roger Taylor: Best


    First Ever Best-Of Collection From Queen Drummer


    Yellow Colored Vinyl


    In 2001 Roger Taylor was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of
    Fame with Queen, and is acknowledged as one of the most influential
    drummers in popular music. In addition to founding and wielding
    the sticks with one of the world's best-selling groups, as well as
    collaborating with Robert Plant, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Foo
    Fighters, and Gary Numan among others, Roger Taylor has also had a
    brilliant and long career as a songwriter and solo artist.


    Hot on the heels of the Queen + Adam Lambert tour, Omnivore
    Recordings is proud to release the first-ever best of Roger Taylor's solo
    material-simply titled, Roger Taylor : Best.


    With Queen, he wrote or co-wrote hits like "Radio Ga Ga" and
    "Under Pressure," but on his own he's delivered, to date, five critically
    acclaimed solo albums. Roger Taylor : Best draws from those releases
    with 18 tracks-from his first single, "I Wanna Testify" (recorded
    during Queen's News Of The World album sessions) through his latest
    album, Fun On Earth from 2013. In between are key cuts from Fun
    In Space (1981), Strange Frontier (1984), Happiness? (1994), and
    Electric Fire (1998) providing a select survey of Roger's solo work for
    new and old fans alike!


    The double LP has tracks appearing on vinyl for the
    first time. Roger Taylor: Best presents an overview of a rock legend's
    work in front of the stage, the listeners-and the world.

    1. Future Management (You Don't Need Nobody Else)
    2. I Wanna Testify
    3. Let's Get Crazy
    4. Magic Is Loose
    5. Strange Frontier
    6. Man On Fire
    7. Beautiful Dreams
    8. Nazis 1994
    9. Foreign Sand (With Yoshiki)
    10. Everybody Hurts Sometime
    11. Happiness
    12. Surrender
    13. Where Are You Now?
    14. A Nation Of Haircuts
    15. Tonight
    16. No More Fun
    17. The Unblinking Eye (Everything Is Broken) (Single Version)
    18. Sunny Day
    Roger Taylor
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  • Melted Toys Melted Toys Quick View

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    Melted Toys

    Melted Toys self-titled debut is released via Underwater Peoples. Culminating
    three years after their acclaimed Washed & Dried EP rst unveiled the group's distinct blend of
    hazy, plaintive pop and psychedelic electronica, the full-length reigns in squarely as the
    group's most denitive vision yet. It comes on as a sort of sanctuary-in-transit, inspired both
    by the shifting visions of dreams and global travel, so that each of the twelve passages icker
    and ame with equal impression.


    Melted Toys is Stephen Harkins, Daniel Rosado, Brian Wakeeld, and Ole Haarstad. Their
    casual bond laces the languid pop with an unpretentious melodic language. It's both downcast
    and serene, resembling the catalog of mid-career FELT, where Maurice Deebank's somber leads
    colored each and every detail, rather than just issuing showy statements at predictable intervals. Highlights along the album spark from timely synthesizer voicings as well, mixed in
    fantastic contrast against the shadowy mid tones of Wakeeld's bass and Haarstad's metronomic, motorik drumming style.


    The three-year wait for this debut irked followers and friend's close to the band, but it was
    caused by one of the members leaving a laptop containing all the initial work on a San
    Francisco BART train. So it goes, and Melted Toys seems to have used the guaw to their
    advantage, as the band re-located to Los Angeles, and singer-guitarist Harkins ended up traveling to Beijing, Tokyo, and Taipei, where he wrote an additional half of the material.


    Bummed Out signals the albums opening tone with a wiry lead from Rosado, a kind of
    circuit-bent guitar hook that practically nishes Harkins' nodding out sentences. Further along
    the rst side A Postcard unfurls the most somber portrait of the LP, but forgoes lulling in
    self-importance by trodding against a snare heavy loop, and sneering delivery.


    Tellingly, the lyrics to Horizon seem to underscore the album's themes of psychoactive and
    physical escape: Here I'm standing right on the cusp / of what could be my life / when we're
    strapped under pressure / we could go inside our minds, wherein Harkins ends the verse with
    the line, There's a chance for us / LAX back to Beijing. There, Harkins consolidates Melted
    Toys' psychedelia with wanderlust, and what's more, the album seems most apt for both these
    extremes: music for headphones en route to self-discovery, or music for mental escape indoors,
    where's there's nothing more to discover but music.

    1. Intro
    2. Bummed Out
    3. Horizons
    4. Press A (Habitat)
    5. A Postcard
    6. Blush
    7. Always
    8. Water Arches
    9. Joy Fit
    10. Observations
    11. Come On
    12. Citrus Honeymoon
    Melted Toys
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  • Queen: The Studio Collection Queen: The Studio Collection Quick View

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    Queen: The Studio Collection

    Colored Vinyl Exclusive To The Box Set


    All 15 Hit Studio Albums Sourced From The Original Master Tapes


    Mastered By Bob Ludwig


    Half-Speed Lacquers Cut At Abbey Road Studios


    Pressed On Heavyweight 180 Gram Colored Vinyl


    Includes A Lavishly Illustrated 108 Page Hardback Book


    15 albums. 18 discs? What's the story?


    Queen always had a special fondness for vinyl, the medium in which they first began to create, around 1970. As a matter of principle, every Queen studio album was offered at the time of original release on vinyl, even well into the era when CD's had taken over as the medium of choice for most of the public. However, the final two albums, 'Innuendo' and 'Made In Heaven' were actually formatted primarily with the CD in mind, with a longer running time, so the contents had to be edited down to fit them on to the two sides of a vinyl album. Now, specially for this edition, for the first time, these two albums have been cut at full length as double vinyl LP's - four sides each - making up a vinyl set that is complete in every way.


    The box-set offers many other special features. Most noticeable is the coloured vinyl: designed for collectors, each album has been given a different colour, in keeping with its original artwork, giving a unique record-deck experience. The colour discs have been custom-produced especially for this set, using new material technology which ensures the sound quality is uncompromised.


    There are more surprises in the box set; 'Queen II' originally never had a designated 'A side' or 'B side' - but 'Side White' and 'Side Black'. For this new edition, the album has been cut on two separate discs, black and white, each with a custom etching on the reverse side, a nice bonus for collectors.


    The collection has been five years in the making. Throughout this time Queen's production team has worked extensively on all stages of this painstaking mastering process. The first step was the tape research; locating and confirming the correct versions and best sources for all tracks. Most notably, Under Pressure, plus five tracks on the 'Innuendo' album, were improved hugely after the discovery of better sources during this period. Particular attention was paid to the original releases to ensure that nothing was lost or changed for the worse by reverting to earlier sources.

    Queen
    1. Keep Yourself Alive
    2. Doin' All Right
    3. Great King Rat
    4. My Fairy King
    5. Liar
    6. The Night Comes Down
    7. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll
    8. Son and Daughter
    9. Jesus
    10. Seven Seas of Rhye (instrumental)


    Queen II (2 LP)
    1. Procession
    2. Father To Son
    3. White Queen (As It Began)
    4. Some Day One Day
    5. The Loser in The End
    6. Ogre Battle
    7. The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
    8. Nevermore
    9. The March of the Black Queen
    10. Funny How Love Is
    11. Seven Seas of Rhye


    Sheer Heart Attack
    1. Brighton Rock
    2. Killer Queen
    3. Tenement Funster
    4. Flick Of the Wrist
    5. Lily of the Valley
    6. Now I'm Here
    7. In the Lap of the Gods
    8. Stone Cold Crazy
    9. Dear Friends
    10. Misfire
    11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
    12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos)
    13. In the Lap of the Gods...Revisited


    A Night At the Opera
    1. Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...)
    2. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
    3. I'm In Love With My Car
    4. You're My Best Friend
    5. 39
    6. Sweet Lady
    7. Seaside Rendezvous
    8. The Prophet's Song
    9. Love Of My Life
    10. Good Company
    11. Bohemian Rhapsody
    12. God Save the Queen (instrumental)


    A Day At the Races
    1. Tie Your Mother Down
    2. You Take My Breath Away
    3. Long Away
    4. The Millionaire Waltz
    5. You and I
    6. Somebody To Love
    7. White Man
    8. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
    9. Drowse
    10. Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)


    News Of the World
    1. We Will Rock You
    2. We Are The Champions
    3. Sheer Heart Attack
    4. All Dead, All Dead
    5. Spread Your Wings
    6. Fight From the Inside
    7. Get Down, Make Love
    8. Sleeping On the Sidewalk
    9. Who Needs You
    10. It's Late
    11. My Melancholy Blues


    Jazz
    1. Mustapha
    2. Fat Bottomed Girls
    3. Jealousy
    4. Bicycle Race
    5. If You Can't Beat Them
    6. Let Me Entertain You
    7. Dead On Time
    8. In Only Seven Days
    9. Dreamer's Ball
    10. Fun It
    11. Leaving Home Ain't Easy
    12. Don't Stop Me Now
    13. More of That Jazz


    The Game
    1. Play the Game
    2. Dragon Attack
    3. Another One Bites the Dust
    4. Need Your Loving Tonight
    5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    6. Rock It (Prime Jive)
    7. Don't Try Suicide
    8. Sail Away Sweet Sister
    9. Coming Soon
    10. Save Me


    Flash Gordon Soundtrack
    1. Flash's Theme
    2. In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)
    3. Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless)
    4. The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)
    5. Football Fight
    6. In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)
    7. Execution of Flash
    8. The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)
    9. Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men)
    10. Escape From the Swamp
    11. Flash to the Rescue
    12. Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men)
    13. Battle Theme
    14. The Wedding March
    15. Marriage of Dale and Ming (and Flash Approaching)
    16. Crash Dive on Mingo City
    17. Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)
    18. The Hero


    Hot Space
    1. Staying Power
    2. Dancer
    3. Back Chat
    4. Body Language
    5. Action This Day
    6. Put Out the Fire
    7. Life Is Real (Song for Lennon)
    8. Calling All Girls
    9. Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)
    10. Cool Cat
    11. Under Pressure (with David Bowie)


    The Works
    1. Radio Ga Ga
    2. Tear It up
    3. It's A Hard Life
    4. Man On the Prowl
    5. Machines (Or Back to Humans)
    6. I Want To Break Free
    7. Keep Passing the Open Windows
    8. Hammer to Fall
    9. Is This the World We Created...?


    A Kind of Magic
    1. One Vision
    2. A Kind of Magic
    3. One Year of Love
    4. Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
    5. Friends Will Be Friends
    6. Who Wants To Live Forever
    7. Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
    8. Don't Lose Your Head
    9. Princes of The Universe


    The Miracle
    1. Party
    2. Khashoggi's Ship
    3. The Miracle
    4. I Want It All
    5. The Invisible Man
    6. Breakthru
    7. Rain Must Fall
    8. Scandal
    9. My Baby Does Me
    10. Was It All Worth It


    Innuendo (2LP)
    1. Innuendo
    2. I'm Going Slightly Mad
    3. Headlong
    4. I Can't Live With You
    5. Ride the Wild Wind
    6. All God's People
    7. These Are the Days of Our Lives
    8. Delilah
    9. Don't Try So Hard
    10. The Hitman
    11. Bijou
    12. The Show Must Go On


    Made In Heaven (2LP)
    1. It's A Beautiful Day
    2. Made In Heaven
    3. Let Me Live
    4. Mother Love
    5. My Life Has Been Saved
    6. I Was Born To Love You
    7. Heaven For Everyone
    8. Too Much Love Will Kill You
    9. You Don't Fool Me
    10. A Winter's Tale
    11. It's A Beautiful Day (reprise)
    12. Yeah

    Queen
    $445.00
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 18 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Strange Hearts Strange Hearts Quick View

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    Strange Hearts

    In a year full of bail-outs and bank failures, Secret Cities found themselves fortunate to occupy the basement of a recently abandoned bank in Kansas City, Missouri. Complete with bulletproof glass, functioning pneumatic tubes, and a giant vault, this space served as the band's studio as they recorded their sophomore effort, Strange Hearts.


    After recording their debut at a glacial pace over five years, Secret Cities decided to try something radically different. Working against a self imposed deadline, Strange Hearts was written and recorded within three intense, creatively fertile (if sleepless) months. The effort paid off with a taught pop record, crystallized like coal under enormous pressure.


    Filtering the classic romanticism of Dusty Springfield and the Shangri-Las through their own kaleidoscopic aesthetic, these songs pulse with an alluring mixture of melancholy and hopeful innocence, as warm and inviting as they are elusive and peculiar. While carefully crafted, the album possesses a newfound brevity and directness rooted in the excitement of creation. Ultimately, Strange Hearts is the sound of a young band testing its limits and finding that it hasn't hit them yet.

    1. Always Friends
    2. Ice Cream Scene
    3. The Park
    4. Love Crime
    5. No Pressure
    6. Pebbles
    7. Strange Hearts
    8. Interlude
    9. Brief Encounter
    10. Forest of Love
    11. Portland
    Secret Cities
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  • Dope Machines Dope Machines Quick View

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    Dope Machines

    Every so often, one song can change everything. For The Airborne Toxic Event, that particular number happened to be an A Capella version of Queen and David Bowie's classic duet "Under Pressure".


    "Somebody played it for me, and it blew my mind," declares vocalist and guitarist Mikel Jollett. "I made a decision to change my whole approach to music. I just wanted to be joyful about it. I wasn't going to worry anymore. For the first three records, I thought mostly like writer. My mindset changed. It was about inventing a musical logic that was unabashedly catchy and rhythmic, but way weirder than anything we've done in the past."


    That "logic" came to life while Mikel composed "Hell and Back" for the Dallas Buyers Club soundtrack in August 2013. Under a tight deadline, he had no choice but to produce the track himself-a first for the Los Angeles outfit. However, he didn't stop there.


    The frontman would go on to personally produce The Airborne Toxic Event's fourth full-length album and first for Epic Records Dope Machines with the blessing and support of Steven Chen [guitar, keyboards], Anna Bulbrook [violin, keyboard, backing vocals], Daren Taylor [drums], and Adrian Rodríguez [bass].


    "Producing was massively challenging and super fun," admits Mikel. "When we finished the last record, our producer Jacquire King said to me, 'I think you're ready to produce an album now.' I felt like we had reached the apotheosis of being a proper rock band. This was the exact opposite. It was me alone in a room for 12 hours a day working harder than I'd ever worked."


    Early in the process, Mikel tapped into a boundless aesthetic, embracing electronic elements as well as pop structures and unbridled rock 'n' roll bombast. At the same time, it defied categorization at every turn. "That's one of the hallmarks of the record," he affirms. "It doesn't sound like anything else."


    The first single "Wrong" merges striking synths and an electronic swing with an evocative refrain punctuated by a robust groove. It's borderline danceable, but always chant-able.


    "It's just about a guy feeling insecure," explains Mikel. "I wrote it at a time of massive upheaval in my life. We all have that moment. You look over everything and think, 'I am an idiot!' It's not every day, but you wish you could start over. That's the idea."


    "California" turns a spotlight on a different side of the Golden State from the perspective of a true native. All the while, it still boasts an unshakable refrain and intricate instrumentation.


    "I grew up in California," he goes on. "My parents were hippies, and I was born in the back of a VW bus on the beach. I was around everybody from Beatniks to gang members to kids who just emigrated from Guatemala or Ethiopia. None of this had anything to do with the popular image of what California is-that idea of palm trees and movie stars. As soon as you've got an idea of utopia, it begs a dystopia. It's an idea of apocalypse right around the corner in a place that's considered ideal."


    Simultaneously, the title track tempers a distinct guitar bounce with entrancing harmonies, making for a provocative and potent dichotomy.


    "You can interact with all of these dope hand devices, but they make you sort of dopey an hour later," he sighs. "You make music with them. They can save you from a heart attack. They're little extensions of the things that make us fundamentally human, which is the desire to interact with one another. The machines are all of these things at the same time."


    In the middle of 2014 after moving on from Island Records, Epic Records C.E.O. L.A. Reid reached out and signed them-for the second time.


    "L.A. signed us way-back-when at Island," recalls Mikel. "He literally saw us at Bowery Ballroom in New York, came backstage, and offered us a record deal. The moment we were free, he sent us a deal memo. It's a pleasure to be working with him again. He's a big believer, and he brings a lot of energy to this."


    They've carried a similar energy through three full-length albums: The Airborne Toxic Event [2008], which spawned the gold-selling single "Sometime Around Midnight", All At Once [2010], and Such Hot Blood [2013]. In addition to reaching gold status, iTunes named "Sometime Around Midnight" the "#1 Alternative Song of the Year", and it spent a staggering eight weeks at #1 on Billboard's Heatseakers Chart. HBO utilized it on their high-profile Network Season Promo. The group has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman four times, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno four times, and on Jimmy Kimmel Live! three times. Moreover, they've taken the stage at festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza and sold over 50,000 tickets in 2013 alone.


    In many ways though, Dope Machines signals something of a rebirth.


    "It's like debuting a new phase," concludes Mikel. "It was a new approach. We've got a new label. We threw out everything we were tired of and moved on to a brand new palette. That was the goal. This isn't what The Airborne Toxic Event is supposed to be. This is who we are.

    1. Wrong
    2. One Time Thing
    3. Dope Machines
    4. California
    5. Time To Be A Man
    6. Hell And Back
    7. My Childish Bride
    8. The Thing About Dreams
    9. Something You Lost
    10. Chains
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    Three years on from their critically acclaimed "barbeque" record Corsicana Lemonade, White Denim are back with more than just a new album to commemorate. Their sixth record, Stiff - out 25 March 2016 via Downtown/Sony Red - is a return to the Austin quartet's frenetic rock band roots, and is both a jubilant thrill ride and joyous celebration of their past ten years. Heading into the studio with an external producer to oversee a whole album for the first time - and even writing a tune with Cass McCombs ('Thank You') - the band teamed up with the legendary Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling, The Staves) to produce their first truly live record, one teeming with a cool '70s undertow, tumultuous riffs and a feverish energy that's resulted in arguably some of their biggest and brawniest songs to date.


    With drummer Joshua Block and guitarist Austin Jenkins now pursuing other production ventures, vocalist/guitarist James Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki spent a long time reassessing exactly what White Denim meant to them. "The big thing for Steve and I was trying to define what made us want to keep going," Petralli explains of the album's early days. "What's our partnership about? What's cool about this? We learnt a lot making D and Corsicana Lemonade. We wanted to take some of those lessons and apply it back to our original mission statement. We were trying to get back to some of the things that made us excited about the band in the first place."


    Opener 'Had 2 Know (Personal)' is the embodiment of that mission statement. Described by Petralli as "a reassertion of our initial intent to make songs that satisfy our urge to play fast", it sets the tone brilliantly for the bulk of Stiff, right from its idiosyncratic, Red Krayola-sampling beginning to its huge, golden era chorus. While it remains distinctively White Denim, there's a reinvigoration permeating through its riffs via new guitarist Jonathan Horne and a beefed-up rhythm section thanks to the work of new drummer Jeffrey Olson. Every single high octane turn - from the tremendously fun 'Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)' to the outrageously shredding 'Holda You (I'm Psycho)' - sounds like a band re-energised and revitalised, resulting in what Petralli describes as a "high heat, high energy, good times record". Having previously sold out Shepherd's Bush Empire and having toured with Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys, Stiff is full to the brim with songs that sound ready to now lift White Denim to similar heights.


    For the most part, Stiff is an album crammed with adrenaline-fuelled sing-alongs that show off the band's staple technical abilities. But it's also one that sees some new shades that they've developed along the way, too. Citing new wave and the razor-sharp pop punk of Buzzcocks as influences this time round, there's an addictive Elvis Costello circa This Year's Model quality to 'Real Deal Momma', a tune that highlights the band's love for hummable synthesisers and curious, affecting oddities. Then there's the cow bell calm and backing vocals laden brilliance of 'I'm The One (Big Big Fun)', that along with 'Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)' (a song Petralli says "wants to be on a collection of doo wop songs written in 2016") shows a softer and more intricate side to the band while fully emphasising Petralli's vocal excellence.


    Of the artwork - which was created by collagist Eugenia Loli - was inspired and worked from the band's previous album covers and videos as a visual template. Ultimately, it's a fleeting visit to a place the band have been before, with the covers of Workout Holiday and D being collages too. Stiff was even originally stylised 'Stif', which when spelt backwards spells out the title of their second full-length Fits. Then there's 'Mirrored In Reverse', a nod to the Fits track 'Mirrored And Reverse'. "I mean, we're ten!" Petralli says in disbelief while explaining all of the record's throwbacks. "We did think about naming this record Ten and referencing the Pearl Jam cover!"


    Recorded with nothing but equipment that Petralli describes as being "past a certain point in the '70s", he explains that Stiff is an album made "entirely the old way". "It was tracked live to 16-track tape with very little overdubs," he says. "It was very hardcore record making - traditional in every aspect." Recorded with Ethan Johns in Asheville, North Carolina over a twenty-day period, Petralli and the band had an intense but deeply educational time with Johns. "It was really cool. The guy had these stories that were just unbelievable. He started talking about playing with Jimmy Page when he was a kid, and he lived in the studio where The Rolling Stones and The Faces would just hang out. Having Ethan in the room pushing us really made it more of an 'in the moment' and a visual thing. Capturing live performances is what he does really well."


    To make things even more celebratory, there was an extra ten day stint spent with go-to White Denim man Jim Vollentine, who Petralli describes as "my guy, man". He continues: "we've made a lot of records together now. When we left the studio in Asheville with Ethan, we thought we gotta work on this record some more, you know? Though it was really just mixing, which we did with respect to Ethan's arrangements and his recording. I feel like I really haven't made anything like this before."


    Ultimately, Stiff is the sound of a band finding their feet again and having the time of their lives. It's a record that refuses to buckle under the pressures of life, instead offering up a soundtrack to sing, dance, shout and scream along to. As a White Denim album, it's a joyride through the past ten years of the band's idiosyncratic catalogue while simultaneously pushing things further forward into new territories. "It's similar to our first record [Workout Holiday] in that we found the initial energy and just went with that," Petralli says of the initial studio spark that started it all. "We thought, what's the fundamental thing that made us want to get into a van and quit our terrible jobs and start this whole thing in the first place? And it was loud, fast-playing, rock and roll."

    1. Had 2 Know (Personal)
    2. Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)
    3. Holda You (I'm Psycho)
    4. There's a Brain in My Head
    5. Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)
    6. (I'm the One) Big Big Fun
    7. Real Deal Momma
    8. Mirrored in Reverse
    9. Thank You
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    The Crystal Cowboy

    Drew Lustman leaves his 'Falty DL' persona at the door and dons his Cowboy hat for a new alter ego - 'The Crystal Cowboy' - his cleanest, most concise record to date. The eleven tracks here are a body of work that Drew put together quickly, free of the connotations and associations of his Falty DL moniker. Creating music in the small hours of the morning rejuvenated his sense of experimentation and freedom. Under this new name Drew found himself making the kind of music he would DJ with or play to friends without the pressure of the conceptual weighing him down. Like all great projects between Planet Mu and Mr. Lustman, these songs found themselves in Mike Paradinas' inbox with little fanfare, letting the music speak for itself. The album often uses the speed or tropes of hardcore and drum & bass, assembling tracks a bit like lego, but adding in Drew's own almost opaque elements of sophisticated soul and funk to give the roughness some melodic light and emotional pull.
    1. Watch A Man Die
    2. Time Machine
    3. Angel Flesh
    4. Green Technique
    5. Wolves
    6. Hyena
    7. The Crystal Cowboy
    8. Onyx (ft. Le1f)
    9. The Hatchet
    10. Blueberry Fields
    11. Sykle
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  • AudioQuest Wind Interconnect Cable MULTIPLE LENGTHS AVAILABLE AudioQuest Wind Interconnect Cable Quick View

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    AudioQuest Wind Interconnect Cable


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    In the simplest sense, wind is air in motion produced by the uneven heating of the Earth's surface by the sun. Because our planet is made of various land and water formations, from the severe heights of K2 to the placid Chicago River, it absorbs the sun's radiation unevenly, creating differences in air pressure and the ensuing movement of air from high-pressure areas to lower ones. Wind is also one of our most valuable natural resources: As an alternative to fossil fuels, wind is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions, and uses little land.


    While wind power may be more important today than ever before, it is by no means a new concept. Representations of ships under sail date as far back as 5500 B.C., while windmills may have been first used in Persia in 200 B.C. Among the classical elements, wind's close relative, air, is pure, powerful, and fundamentally important to life. In Japanese philosophy, wind is a symbol of all things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement, in some ways best represented by the human mind. People born under the astrological signs of Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are thought to have dominant air personalities, marked by kindness and social grace. Of course, wind itself may be the most graceful of all elements. It fans the flames of our deepest passions, dances atop the surfaces of our longest rivers, sings in the rustling of the largest leaves, and carves its initials into our mightiest rocks. The physical effect is often astounding: From the forever-swirling formations of Coyote Buttes in Utah, to the sculpted cypress trees seemingly frozen in time along California's coast, wind holds a place as one of nature's most masterful artists.


    SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE SILVER (PSS) CONDUCTORS: Solid conductors prevent both strand-to-strand contacts and magnetic interaction, major sources of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor. While less perfectly processed silver can have the same irritating tweeter-in-your-face sound as silver-plated strands, PSS Silver's smooth surface, extraordinarily careful processing, and high purity, deliver sound as smooth and beautiful as our PSC+ Copper, but with significantly higher resolution.


    DIELETRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #S 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): Creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This dramatically reduces dielectric induced smearing of the signal, letting sound emerge from a "black" background.


    CARBON-BASED 6-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION (NDS): Shields-the-shield, reducing RFI contamination of the equipment ground plane.


    FEP AIR-TUBES (FEP IS A NOTABLY INERT FLUORO-POLYMER): Almost no contact between conductors and insulation reduces smearing and preserves dynamics.


    TRIPLE-BALANCED GEOMETRY: Proper ground-reference conductor prevents using the shield as an inferior ground-reference conductor.


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  • AudioQuest Water Interconnect Cable MULTIPLE LENGTHS AVAILABLE AudioQuest Water Interconnect Cable Quick View

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    AudioQuest Water Interconnect Cable


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    Water-refreshing, soothing, cleansing water-covers more than 70% of our planet's surface and is the only substance in nature to appear naturally in all three common states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. We know water as the nuclei of comets in space; as vapor in the soft clouds of our blue sky; as the crystals that form the many intricate patterns of snowflakes; as vast glaciers atop our planet's most tempting and challenging mountains; as brilliant, white icebergs drifting freely in artic oceans; as freshwater rivers that course through our land; as aquifers in the soil beneath our feet. On the molecular level, water can form large numbers of hydrogen bonds, giving rise to an unusually high surface tension and extreme capillary force, which, in turn, allows water to move upward through narrow tubes against the force of gravity-a life-giving property relied upon by all vascular plants, including our greatest trees: aspens, oaks, and redwoods.


    Fascinatingly, the boiling point of water is highly dependent upon the barometric pressure of its environment: Water at the top of K2, for instance, will boil at a temperature different than that of water taken from the Mackenzie River, while the ocean's deepest waters, near geothermal vents, can reach temperatures of hundreds of degrees and yet remain liquid. According to Aristotle, among the classical elements, water held a special place between wind and earth, being both cold like earth and wet like wind, but stood distinctly at odds with fire. And people born under the astrological signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are thought to have dominant water personalities: nurturing, sympathetic, and imaginative. Today, of course, we cherish water for all that it is, and know it best as the one thing that quenches our thirst when all else fails.


    SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+ (PSC+) CONDUCTORS: Solid conductors prevent both strand-to-strand contacts and magnetic interaction, major sources of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure surface of all AudioQuest's Perfect-Surface metals nearly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to all other premium coppers. The extreme purity of PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.


    DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #S 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): Creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This dramatically reduces dielectric induced smearing of the signal, letting sound emerge from a "black" background.


    CARBON-BASED 6-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): Shields-the-shield, reducing RFI contamination of the equipment ground plane.


    POLYETHYLENE AIR-TUBE INSULATION: Almost no contact between conductors and insulation further reduces smearing and preserves dynamics.


    TRIPLE-BALANCED GEOMETRY: Proper ground-reference conductor prevents using the shield as an inferior ground-reference conductor.


    COLD-WELDED, HANGING-SILVER PLATING DIRECTLY OVER HIGH-PURITY RED COPPER PLUGS.



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  • Encore 50 Speakers Encore 50 Speakers Quick View

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    Encore 50 Speakers


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    There is no substitute for the pure musical involvement and enjoyment to be experienced when listening to the new Epos Encore 50. This unique Epos Flagship loudspeaker has been 3 years in the making but, there is no doubt the time taken to develop this exceptional loudspeaker has been well worth the wait.


    Each and every part of the Epos Encore 50 has been developed by Epos engineers to a standard not previously achieved by the company. From the original design concept through to the cabinet construction, speaker drive units, crossover and final voicing, the Encore 50 stands superior in every way.


    Cabinet

    It is tall and imposing yet exhibits elegance synonymous with Epos. Standing 1.2 metres high, it is deeper rather than wide and is supplied with a strong stylish painted MDF plinth to support its 50 kg weight and spread its footprint for improved stability and mechanical decoupling. Fully adjustable turned aluminium and steel spiked feet can raise or lower the speaker to adjust or tilt the level. The cabinet itself is made from a composite of birch-plywood and MDF which has been extensively strengthened internally using plywood bracing within the mid-range and bass enclosures.


    To ensure the lowest colouration, the cabinet and bracing have been optimised, following accelerometer measurements and listening tests. Hand selected and book-matched real wood veneer has been chosen give the most luxurious finish on an Epos speaker so far.


    Separate Bass, Mid-range and Crossover sections of the cabinet are hermetically sealed and allow the Crossover to be located in a convenient section at the bottom of the cabinet, accessed via the large, ventilated terminal panel on the bottom rear with a letter box opening in the plinth. All drive units are separately wired to the crossover section, using custom Epos solid core wire.


    The bass enclosure has a volume of 43 litres. Two 220mm woofers are bass-reflex loaded by one large diameter 90mm port, positioned mid-way between the woofers and flared at both ends to minimise port turbulence and harmonic distortion. The height and spacing of the woofers has been chosen to minimise the 'floor-bounce' cancellation, optimise bass output and ensure a smooth bass-mid range transition in room. The mid-range unit is in its own, braced, 8 litre sealed-box enclosure.


    Drive Units

    The 2 x 220 mm woofers and 158 mm mid-range cones are made from a Kevlar/carbon fibre/pulp mixture to combine high rigidity, with good inherent damping and feature concave dust caps coupled tightly to the cone. Frequency responses of both woofer and mid-range are inherently very smooth. They each incorporate a copper shorting ring in the magnetic circuit to reduce and linearise inductance and therefore, reduce harmonic and inter-modulation distortions at high sound pressure levels. The two woofer cones couple acoustically at low frequencies and are port loaded for extremely high power handling.


    The tweeter is a specially developed version of the Epos Mi tweeter, with anodised aluminium dome, Kapton voice coil former, braided lead-out wires and Ferro-Fluid damping. The centre pole is damped under the dome and vented into a contoured, felt-filled, rear chamber to damp the fundamental resonance frequency.


    Crossover

    The crossover design of the Epos Encore 50 is revolutionary. It allows the user unparalleled flexibility to compensate for individual room acoustics, without compromising sound quality in any way. The tonal balance of the speaker may be easily changed by the user to increase or decrease the tweeter and midrange output in 1.5dB steps, via an aperture in the bottom of the speaker and plinth. The crossovers use high-grade customised 'Epos' polypropylene capacitors and non-polarised electrolytic capacitors, which are bypassed with polypropylene capacitors on the mid-range and tweeter. It also uses air-core inductors, a tapped autotransformer for adjusting the mid-range output and laminated steel-core inductors. Metal-oxide resistors are paralleled where necessary to achieve high power rating and a custom heatsink is used to reduce the temperature.


    The high sensitivity mid-range is attenuated by a tapped auto transformer, which doubles as the high-pass crossover inductor. The tweeter network also has variable attenuation via metal-oxide resistors. The maximum sensitivity treble position by-passes all attenuation. Passive components are mounted on a high quality, glass fibre PCB, mechanically isolated from the cabinet.


    The crossover PCB's are designed to be completely, or partially, by-passed, to enable the user to configure the speaker in passive or active mode. Epos, will offer a custom DAC with programmable digital crossover to suit any make of amplification system. In short, it has unparalleled flexibility.


    The ongoing development for a future user upgrade to the Epos Encore 50 will represent yet another great leap forward in Epos speaker design and will have music lovers giving it a 'standing ovation' whilst applauding this exceptional speaker.


    Plinth

    A custom made MDF plinth helps to extend the footprint of the speaker and decouple mechanical vibrations from the cabinet. This makes the speaker more stable in a domestic environment and improves low frequency performance.


    It also allows access to the crossover adjustment patch-board. Adjustable metal feet allow the height and angle of the speaker to be adjusted. This enables a custom skateboard to fit underneath so the speaker can be transported on wheels to a different position and then carefully lowered into place. This is supplied with the speakers.


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    Ventura

    In 2010, Antoine Hilaire and Florent Lyonnet released the first Jamaica album. Produced by Peter Franco, an American engineer known for his work with Daft Punk and Xavier de Rosnay, one half of Justice, 'No Problem' is boosted by a terrific single: 'I Think I Like U 2. Jamaica is taking off. Followed an almost two year tour, more than 150 shows around the world, and success from Paris to Tokyo.


    Jamaica felt ambitious when it was time to start working on their second album, without any weight or pressure : "On the contrary! We felt extremely light. We only realised that in a way we had to write our second first album."


    They started writing 'Ventura' in Paris, knowing they would start recording in Los Angeles, fed by both fantasies of American culture, gathered from records or movies, and the reality they discovered while touring several months in the U.S. "We often played in the U.S. during our first tour, and America as we know it now is not only spectacular and Hollywood-centered. It's also filled with clubs and cranked up amps."


    When they tell about the month they spent with Peter Franco in a rented house in Los Angeles to give life to their new songs, Antoine and Florent mention a discovery in a literal sense: "We thought about for a while naming this album 'Pinta, Nina, Santa Maria', like Christopher Columbus's ships." In the end, they named it 'Ventura'. For the musicians, the name reminds of its literal translation of "luck" and "fate", but also of the 72 Pontiac and of course, of Ventura Boulevard, one of the biggest roads in the San Fernando valley. It's also on Ventura Boulevard that Peter Franco set a house into a studio, where Jamaica locked itself for a month, surrounded by instruments borrowed from local musician friends, sometimes recording vocal takes while friends would walk across the living room to get fresh beverages from the fridge, heading to the pool.


    The duo is greeted with prestigious guests. One day, Tunde Adebimpe, TV On The Radio singer, sings soulful and worried vocals on 'Golden Times', another day, Chris Caswell, longtime collaborator of Paul Williams's gives them a hand with a few keyboard arrangements. Their friend DVNO writes and sings the song 'Goodbye Friday' with them in a few simple and entertaining work sessions.


    Jamaica comes back to Paris, where Antoine and Florent take back the numerous tracks recorded in the U.S., helped by their producer friend Samy Osta and his 2001 studio. They listen, select, arrange the many layers of music Peter Franco led them to gather, under the influence of his recent work on Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'.


    Jamaica then settles in the Paris studio Tranquille Le Chat, where the owner Laurent d'HerbÉcourt just finished the recording of Phoenix's 'Bankrupt!'. Antoine and Florent find the perfect place to finish their record: it is bathed in daylight thanks to three large windows, which is seldom found in a studio. "To us, 'No Problem' shows a clubby and nightly aspect of the band, while 'Ventura' is meant to be the daylight album for Jamaica."


    The band came in to record a few tracks, but never left the place or Laurent d'HerbÉcourt. They kept pushing in the direction they fancied in Los Angeles, helped by the huge Neve mixing desk that stands in the middle of the studio. The intent was to create a new depth to the band's sound, mixing electronic habits and an almost magical approach to analogue gear: "Depending on the moment of the day, the sound of analogue gear changes, machines heat up, like living things. It was very exciting for us, Jamaica being usually digitally driven."


    Antoine and Florent's belief in a more organic sound was strengthened by Laurent d'HerbÉcourt: "While mixing, he definitely pushed us further towards a "radio" oriented direction, in the most noble and Fleetwood Mac sense of the word. A sunny pop that hides more sensibility when one really pays attention."


    Songs like 'Two on Two', 'Golden Times', 'All Inclusive' or 'Ferris Wheeler' are fueled by this feel good music to listen to while driving along the Pacific Ocean. Other tracks reveal new leads for Jamaica, from 'Turbo' and 'Same Smile's' post surf music to 'Rushmore's' power balladry.


    On the album cover stand the two Jamaica members, in a desert, in front of a plane and a wall made of guitar amps. Ready to take off?

    1. Two on Two
    2. Hello Again
    3. Houdini
    4. Golden Times
    5. All Inclusive
    6. Ferris Wheeler
    7. High Then Low
    8. Ricky
    9. Rushmore
    10. Turbo
    11. Same Smile
    12. Goodbye Friday
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    Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (Mono)

    33 1/3 RPM Mono Mixes Created Under Brian Wilson's Supervision


    One Of 10 Titles Featuring 33 1/3 Mono And Stereo Remastered Editions: Surfin' Usa, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Today!, Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!), Beach Boys Party!, Pet Sounds And Smiley Smile


    Audio Production - Mark Linett


    For Brother Records - Elliott Lott


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings!


    To meet the standards of Analogue Productions, our Beach Boys album reissues had a mission to achieve: Present the band's music the way that Brian Wilson - famed co-founder, songwriter and arranger - intended. Mono mixes created under Wilson's supervision were how the surf rockin' California crew rose to fame! And we've got 'em!


    For the early part of the Beach Boys career, all of their singles were mixed and mastered and released only in the mono format - they didn't release a single in stereo until 1968. In those days, hits were made on AM radio in mono. And the mono of those times worked well for Wilson, who suffers from partial deafness. Still, apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.


    The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.


    Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.


    All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.


    Still, bottom line, the mono mixes were where Brian Wilson paid intense attention, and the dedication paid off!


    We've taken 10 of the most classic, best-sounding Beach Boy titles ever and restored them to their mono glory!


    But there's no disputing that the close harmonies and one-of-a-kind rhythms of hits like "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "Little Deuce Coupe" and more lend themselves naturally to stereo. So we've got your 2-channel needs covered with prime stereo mix versions as well.


    Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!


    Summer Days features another Wilson world-beater production, California Girls, and the band's second No. 1 single, Help Me, Rhonda. Ever pressured by commercial concerns, Wilson and the band created what was in essence the true follow-up to the All Summer Long album. Still, there's a level of musical sophistication to tracks such as Salt Lake City, the Phil Spector tribute Then I Kissed Her, Summer Means New Love and Let Him Run Wild.


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    1. The Girl From New York City
    2. Amusement Parks U.S.A.
    3. Then I Kissed Her
    4. Salt Lake City
    5. Girl Don't Tell Me
    6. Help Me, Rhonda
    7. California Girls
    8. Let Him Run Wild
    9. You're So Good To Me
    10. Summer Means New Love
    11. I'm Bugged At My Ol' Man
    12. And Your Dream Comes True
    Beach Boys
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
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    Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun

    Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun begins with Crater, a ragged anthem that erupts with frayed guitar and thundering rhythm. Dallas and Travis Good's trudging riffs light the low-slung growl of Gord Downie:


    Hello there / Gentle Son / A crater / We're creating!


    Crater is an arrival: the mission statement of a young band unhinged, igniting ten songs of visceral punk rock exultation. Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is a spirited exploration of the darkness surrounding daylight, a rallying cry from the Secret Museum of Mankind:


    Crater! / Getting crushed in our dreams / Or in our dreams / Doing all the crushing


    Downie's words burn in unison with the charging Sadies, the mantra of a band forged out of primal necessity. This album is a vital, reckless, and ecstatic moment, gleaming with the proud imperfections of a group discovering its voice.


    It came together urgently but slowly, after the long-time Toronto friends first recorded together for Lake Ontario Waterkeepers in 2006. Fleeting sessions over the next seven years yielded finished songs in immediate, alchemical takes. Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun is the action of first-thought-best-thought.


    The project's namesake, The Conquering Sun fuses The Sadies' rusted psychedelia with Downie's humble, volatile wail. Mike Belitsky's roiling drums, and Sean Dean's sure, standing bass spur the band through uncharted desert-scapes.


    Working the fugitive dust / Under the conquering sun / Nature, please be good to us / Under the conquering sun


    Each song brims with energy, electricity embellishing a simple, rustic core. Acoustic inflections are cached in the album's array of fiery environments, staggering in its balance of ferocity and craft.


    Downie cries out possessed on It Didn't Start To Break My Heart Until This Afternoon: a pulsating blast of brash guitars and fuzzed-out gnarl.


    Drive it like we stole it / Through the snowflakes, into the cold of the sun


    On Budget Shoes, guitars shine over the tumbling bedrock of desolate but hopeful imagism. Downie writes in a universal voice, with a chorus taunting shadow from light. On Los Angeles Times, nations gather under that conquering blaze, singing unanimous poetry of promise and provocation:


    Raise a glass of hope / Raise a glass of liberty / And a glass of something else / May we be at ease with ourselves!


    The Sadies' effortlessly invoke this primitive emotion, intuiting Downie's themes with rollicking instrumental passages. On Devil Enough, Downie's solemn musings are liberated by The Sadies' roving plainsong; sobering internal sentiment brought to life with the flame of improvisation:


    You're making me drop things / I can't hold my cup / My state of being / Isn't what it was / The light the light / And my eyes adjust / What?s for sure is Devil Enough


    One Good Fast Job sneers like a siren, blunt guitars circling Downie's snarl. Demand Destruction pops with environmental pressure, coaxing an answer to a nuclear dilemma:


    And as the sun went down behind the shadow / Of this invisible war / You say, Is this accident ever over anymore?


    Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun spans depths and ages in its relentless half-hour, before concluding on an only note of reprieve. Saved dwells in the light of darkness, capturing our silent vibration of debt to the source. The album's last moments glint in the rapturous calm of collective awe:


    You say nothing can be saved / It all goes away / Darkness falls and colours fade / And the music gets so loud it flaps your pant legs


    Gord Downie, The Sadies, And The Conquering Sun boils with hope and irreverence; toils with fire as a tool and a curse. This is the combustion of brotherhood and dissent: music of wisdom and innocence:


    It is the work, day is your word, night is the glue.


    by Jonathan Shedletzky

    1. Crater
    2. The Conquering Sun
    3. Los Angeles Times
    4. One Good Fast Job
    5. It Didn't Start To Break My Heart Until This Afternoon
    6. Budget Shoes
    7. Demand Destruction
    8. Devil Enough
    9. I'm Free, Disarray Me
    10. Saved
    Gord Downie, The Sadies, and The Conquering Sun
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Performing the Music of Captain Beefheart

    Famously forged in a cauldron of intense artistic pressure, the Magic Band emerged as a group unlike any other in popular music. Under the tenacious tutelage of Don Van Vliet, better known as Captain Beefheart, this strikingly innovative unit took their music to unexplored places, creating a musical language all their own. Throughout the band's chaotic history with Beefheart, drummer John Drumbo French served as the chief translator, deciphering the Captain's often cryptic instructions into a discernable direction for the band. His tireless efforts provided the essential conduit through which Beefheart's multi-hued compositional visions transformed into concrete audio sculptures. In simpler terms, he was the glue.


    In response to repeated fan requests, French assembled an all-star cast of Magic Band veterans including Denny Freebo Reelers Walley/guitar, Garry Mantis Lucas/ guitar, Mark Rockette Morton Boston/bass and Michael Traylor/drums and brought them to the U.K. for several concert tours between 2003 and 2006. Freed from the confines of his drum kit, French stepped into the front man role, singing and playing harmonica. Exploring songs from the Magic Band's rich catalog, the group returned to these compositions with fervor, faithfully recreating them while simultaneously adding new sonic colors to the palette. Enraptured audiences across the empire reveled in the revived music, thrilled to hear the long-silent repertoire performed again.


    This recording captures an especially memorable performance at the intimate Zodiac club in Oxford, England from June 6, 2005. Riding the momentum of two successful concerts in Portsmouth and Penzance, the group was careful to keep their focus and not become overconfident. That night, surrounded by an enthusiastic audience that included many friends and acquaintances, the band played a transcendent set. As French relates in the album's liner notes, It was on this night when I was able to savor the words and music of Don Van Vliet and in a sense 're-discover' the greatness of the work. I could feel the power of the compositions as they rained down upon the crowd, and I found myself laughing all over again at many of the double-entendres, and euphemisms. How fortunate, then, that tape was rolling on this enchanted evening!


    John French personally mixed these eighteen tracks for release, ensuring that the zeitgeist of this special show would be preserved for all time. Sundazed celebrates this prized addition to the Magic Band's discography, bringing it to you on 180 gram vinyl 2LP set for your listening pleasure.

    1. Gimme Dat Harp Boy
    2. Dropout Boogie
    3. Diddy Wah Diddy
    4. Low Yo You Stuff
    5. When It Blows Its Stacks
    6. Kandy Korn
    7. Harp Pie
    8. On Tomorrow
    9. China Pig
    10. Steal Softly Thru Snow
    11. Abba Zaba
    12. My Human Gets Me Blues
    13. Alice In Blunderland
    14. Electricity
    15. Evening Bell
    16. The Floppy Boot Stomp
    17. Big Eyed Beans From Venus
    18. Mirror Man
    Magic Band, The
    $36.99
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    Angels & Devils

    It's after the end of the world, don't you know that yet...


    With recent reports from various think tanks predicting we have somewhere in the range of 15 years left before the collapse of society begins, it would seem like Kevin Martin's sonic predictions of dystopian London that were set out on 2008's London Zoo were pretty accurate. And if we are in fact declining rapidly to chaos, there's no better time then the present to take the focus of that sonic assault from earthly domains and blast it to the netherworlds above and below.


    The aforementioned London Zoo is where Kevin Martin, found his true voice. Pulling the fringes into a collective, unilaterally hateful assault. A psychological warfare driven by bass that on one hand captured a moment of London, yet also encapsulated a global message influenced by years of timeless and classic out-music.


    The latest offering from the The Bug, Angels & Devils, escapes the London cage, drawing on it for influence yet blowing it up into a world-view now seen from Kevin Martin's new Berlin home. A record that simultaneously draws on London Zoo, completes a triptych cycle which started with his Bug debut Pressure, and fills the spaces between and inserts what was missing previously. Both a year zero re-set and a continuation of what has been. Like the Bowie/Eno classic Low, or Can's Tago Mago, the album is split into two distinct themes and explorations of light & dark. Bringing the angel & devil voices together under a single common banner. Antagonist at times, but not solely for the sake of being antagonistic, there's a beauty and lush sparseness to be found within, even when at its most chaotic. Truly only The Bug could find the common ground between Liz Harris (of Grouper) & Death Grips and make it seamless. Angels & Devils stretches the polarity of its predecessor in both directions simultaneously and is even more extreme for its new found seductiveness and added intensity. Deep space is explored, and physical assault is administered. In these days of YouTube quick fixes, and single tune memory spans, its a joy to witness Martin actually charting a cohesive narrative that rejoices in celebrating life through sonic sex and violence, beauty and ugliness. This is an audio thriller that delights in pursuing its own singular path/vision.


    With the Angel side(s) up first, things kick off with Liz Harris (of Grouper) in the submerged lushness that is Void. Followed by contributions from ex Hype Wiliams half copeland (Fall), the blissed out patois of touring partner Miss Red (Mi Lost), two truly zoned Bug instrumentals, and rounded out by Gonjasufi on Save Me. It's a collection of heady, dubbed out cinematic blissfulness with a lurking darkness before giving way to devils...


    Devils leads off with the return of long time collaborator Flowdan on the mic and the guitar of Justin Broadrick (Godflesh / Jesu) bringing a complete about face to the proceedings and setting the tone with The One. Roll Deep's Manga steps up next with the instant Bug classic Function, which is being currently smashed on dubplate, by Mala, Kahn and Logan Sama. Death Grips raise the antagonistic bar with Fuck A Bitch. Flowdan & Justin Broadrick come back for the cinematic death crawl of Fat Mac. Warrior Queen steps in for hands down the nastiest vocal she's ever delivered (which is saying a lot) for Fuck You, and finally Flowdan steps up again to round it all off with a Devils battle cry of sorts dirty, fuck that murky....


    The concept is completed by the artistic expression it's packaged in, courtesy of Simon Fowler (Cataract). Known for his work for Sunn O))), Earth, and others, Simon has delivered a stunning hand drawn illustration, that sort that would make Bosch proud, showing the duality of the proceedings.


    Utopian/dystopian, black/white, complexity/singularity, negative/positive... Angels/Devils.

    1. Void (Featuring Liz Harris)
    2. Fall (Featuring copeland)
    3. Ascension
    4. Mi Lost (Featuring Miss Red)
    5. Pandi
    6. Save Me (Featuring Gonjasufi)
    7. The One (Featuring Flowdan)
    8. Function (Featuring Manga)
    9. Fuck a Bitch (Featuring Death Grips)
    10. Fat Mac (Featuring Flowdan)
    11. Fuck You (Featuring Warrior Queen)
    12. Dirty (Featuring Flowdan)
    The Bug
    $29.99
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    Grace Under Pressure (Out Of Stock)

    200 Gram Vinyl


    Remastered From Original Analogue Masters


    Remastered on 200-gram, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters. Grace Under Pressure is the band's tenth studio album and was originally released in April, 1984. Grace Under Pressure reached #10 on the Billboard chart and went platinum. Alex Lifeson called it 'the most satisfying of all our records.' It was the first album they recorded without long-time producer Terry Brown, eventually producing it themselves. The song's themes were influenced by the growing tensions in the Cold War. The music itself continued the presence of synthesizers introduced on Signals, as well as incorporating elements of ska and reggae into their sound. Singles included 'Distant Early Warning,' 'The Body Electric,' 'Red Sector A' and 'Afterimage.'

    1. Distant Early Warning
    2. Afterimage
    3. Red Sector A
    4. The Enemy Within
    5. The Body Electric
    6. Kid Gloves
    7. Red Lenses
    8. Between The Wheels
    Rush
    $29.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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