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    180 Gram Colored Vinyl

    Over the past 20 years Tiger Army have made themselves a household name in the sub-culture and
    punk rock communities. They've toured the world over countless times, sharing the stage with Morrissey,
    AFI, Social Distortion and more. They've appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and have headlined many
    punk rock / rockabilly festivals such as The Hootnanny. With four full-length albums, and three EPS
    Tiger Army have sold over 430,000 albums to date.

    It's been almost ten years since their last release, but Tiger Army are back and stronger than ever with
    their heavily anticipated new album, V. The album was produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem,
    Flogging Molly, The Bouncing Souls) and includes 13 tracks that showcase the band doing what they do
    best, fusing elements of punk, rock, and rockabilly. V is the album critics and fans have been hoping for.
    Tiger Army is alive and well, and V proves that the band is still just getting started, even after 20 years.

    1. Prelude: Ad Victoriam
    2. Firefall
    3. Prisoner Of The Night
    4. I Am The Moth
    5. World Without The Moon
    6. Dark And Lonely Night
    7. Knife's Edge
    8. Devil Lurks On The Road
    9. Happier Times
    10. Candy Ghosts
    11. Train To Eternity
    12. When The Tide Comes In
    13. In The Morning Light
    Tiger Army
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    Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)

    Originally released by Island Records in November 1974, 'Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)' picks up stylistically where its trailblazing predecessor 'Here Come The Warm Jets' left off earlier in that same year. Here, a more assured Eno is at the helm, enlisting the help of his friends The Winkies, former Roxy Music band members Phil Manzanera and Andy MacKay, Robert Wyatt from Soft Machine and Phil Collins of Genesis / Brand X.
    1. Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
    2. Back In Judy's Jungle
    3. The Fat Lady of Limbourg
    4. Mother Whale Eyeless
    5. The Great Pretender
    6. Third Uncle
    7. Put A Straw Under Baby
    8. The True Wheel
    9. China My China
    10. Taking Tiger Mountain
    Brian Eno
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    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon - Soundtrack

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the Original Soundtrack album of the 2000 Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon starring Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang and Chen Chang. The soundtrack was awarded at the Academy Awards, Grammy's and BAFTA Awards. The score was also nominated for a Golden Globe.

    The score was composed by Tan Dun, originally performed by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai National Orchestra, and Shanghai Percussion Ensemble. It also features many solo passages for cello played by Yo-Yo Ma. The ''last track'' (''A Love Before Time'') features Coco Lee. The orchestra's string section was accompanied by traditional Chinese instruments such as the bamboo flute and hand drum, and an ethnic Miao group.

    Dun is now a winner of today's most prestigious musical honors including the Grawemeyer Award for classical composition, a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and Musical America's ''Composer of The Year''.

    1. A Love Before Time* (Mandarin)
    2. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    3. The Eternal Vow
    4. A Wedding Interrupted
    5. Night Fight
    6. Silk Road
    7. To The South
    8. Through The Bamboo Forest
    9. The Encounter
    10. Desert Capriccio
    11. In The Old Temple
    12. Yearning Of The Sword
    13. Sorrow
    14. Farewell
    15. A Love Before Time* (English)
    Yo-Yo Ma
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    Peru Boom

    This bass heavy and potent collection features the key Peruvian producers and DJs that have helped build Lima's reputation as 'jewel in the crown' of South America's rave & party scenes. Tropical bass artists like Dengue Dengue Dengue, DJ Chakruna, Animal Chuki and Deltatron have long been guided by the roots of chicha and Peruvian cumbia. This sees them reshape and digitally render the original sounds fashioning new cuts inspired by dubstep, techno, trap, grime, house and electronica all aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Detroit has techno, Chicago has house, and Peru's DJs and producers consider Lima as the home of Tropical Bass. Following hot on the heels of the 1960's jazz and '70s funk of Peru Bravo and Peru Maravilloso, this marks a new departure for the label, bringing things bang up to date with the latest electronic sounds. Martin Morales, co-founder of Tiger's Milk Records first took inspiration for the project at a life changing rave in Lima 3 years ago thrown by Dengue Dengue Dengue.
    LP 1
    1. Animal Chuki - Luto

    2. Deltatron - Ego Trip
    3. Dengue Dengue Dengue - Como Bailar Cumbia
    4. Pirana Sound System - Naranja Limones
    5. Chakruna - Cumbia Achorada
    6. Rolovo - Outropical (Version B)
    7. Tribilin Sound - El Carmen

    8. Qechuaboi - Iseecumbiapeopleagain
    LP 2
    1. Pe Garcia - Subete A La Noche
    2. Tribilin Sound - Underground Cumbia
    3. Deltatron - El Que Abandona No Tiene Premio
    4. Chakruna - Sonido Chichero (ft. Chapilitta)
    5. Elegante & La Imperial - Tardes
    6. Tribilin Sound - Negroide
    7. Los Chapillacs - Marcha Del Chullachaqui (Deltatron Remix)
    8. Tribilin Sound - Eduardo Y Hank
    Various Artists
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    The Things That We Are Made Of

    The Things That We Are Made Of, the new full-length album by renowned and beloved singer, songwriter and performer Mary Chapin Carpenter, will be released on Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tigers.

    Produced by 2016 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the album features eleven new songs, including the lead track "Something Tamed Something Wild. Of the song, Rolling Stone praises, " beautifully sums up where she's been and sets the stage for what's yet to come 'Something Tamed Something Wild' and indeed the entire new album finds the songwriter at her most thoughtful and also at times sweetly whimsical, perfectly capturing the buoyant spirit of her early successes and also serving as a reminder that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation."

    The Things That We Are Made Of was recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium and Low Country Sound studios during the spring and summer of 2015. In addition to Carpenter (vocals, electric/acoustic guitar), the album features Cobb (electric/acoustic/gut string guitar, percussion, Moog, Mellotron), Annie Clements (bass), Brian Allen (bass), Chris Powell (drums, percussion), Mike Webb (piano, B3 organ, reed organ, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes) and Jimmy Wallace (piano, B3 organ).

    Of the album, Carpenter comments, "Working with Dave felt great from the first day of our sessions. He is always willing to try something new, believes that 'yes' is the only answer, and surrounds himself with wonderfully talented and generous musicians; by the end of the project, I felt as if I was a part of a new family." Cobb adds, "I wanted to work with Mary Chapin because very few people can cut with words like she can. She's an absolute poet and legend. I was so happy to collaborate on this album together."

    Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like "Passionate Kisses" and "He Thinks He'll Keep Her," she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Most recently, in 2014, Carpenter released her acclaimed debut orchestral album, Songs From The Movie. Arranged and co-produced by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, the record is comprised of ten previously recorded compositions including "Between Here and Gone" and "Come On Come On." Since it's release, Carpenter has performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra among many others.

    1. Something Tamed Something Wild
    2. The Middle Ages
    3. What Does It Mean To Travel
    4. Livingston
    5. Map Of My Heart
    6. Oh Rosetta
    7. Deep Down Deep Heart
    8. Hand On My Back
    9. The Blue Distance
    10. Note On A Windshield
    11. The Things That We Are Made Of
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
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    Mia Pharaoh

    Miniature Tigers' third and newest album Mia Pharaoh stands on the platform of years of development. The Brooklyn, NY-based group has recently toured with the likes of Neon Indian, Ben Folds, the Morning Benders, Tennis, and the Walkmen to name a few and garnered much exposure over the last year with music featured in movies like Easy A and multiple placements in MTV's Teenwolf and Skins. Featuring lead single Boomerang.
    1. Sex On The Regular
    2. Female Doctor
    3. Cleopatra
    4. Afternoons With David Hockney
    5. Easy As All That
    6. Flower Door
    7. Boomerang
    8. Ugly Needs
    9. Angel Bath
    10. Husbands And Wives
    Miniature Tigers
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  • While We're Young - Soundtrack While We're Young - Soundtrack Quick View

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    While We're Young - Soundtrack

    While We're Young is Noah Baumbach's sparkling follow-up to his 2012 hit Frances Ha. No film has better captured the weird, upended logic of urban sophisticates: the older ones embrace their iPads and
    Netflix, the young ones crave vinyl records and vintage VHS tapes.

    The film follows Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He's an aspiring documentary filmmaker, avocation Josh already has. Soon the older couple begins enjoying the energy they feel hanging out with the younger generation, but eventually Josh begins to suspect his new best friend might not be as straightforward
    and trustworthy as he thought.

    The soundtrack is filled with classics such as Paul McCartney's "1985," Lionel Richie's "All Night Long (All Night)," Survivor's "Eye of The Tiger," or David Bowie's "Golden Years" just to name a few. The score to the film comes courtesy of LCD Soundsystem's own James Murphy.

    1. Golden Years - James Murphy
    2. All Night Long (All Night) - Lionel Richie
    3. Buggin' Out - A Tribe Called Quest
    4. The Ghost In You - The Psychedelic Furs
    5. The Inch Worm - Danny Kaye
    6. Only The Stars Above Welcome Me Home - James Murphy
    7. Waiting For A Girl Like You - Foreigner
    8. Falling (Duke Dumontre Mix) - Haim
    9. Eye Of The Tiger - Survivor
    10. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five - Paul McCartney & Wings
    11. We Used To Dance - James Murphy
    12. Golden Years - David Bowie
    Various Artists
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    Quema Quema Quema

    The only people for me are the mad ones, mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved and desirous of everything" Jack Kerouac, 'On The Road' (1957) If 'On The Road' lead characters Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty were modern day beatniks, they would find spirited company in Kanaku y El Tigre, a Peruvian collective who release their sophomore album (and first internationally), 'Quema, Quema, Quema', on Strut / Tiger's Milk in May 2015.'Quema Quema Quema' ('Burn Burn Burn' in Spanish) is the product of two years honing the Kanaku sound at the band's Lima studio. The result is a record feverish in its intensity which screams with joy and cries for help in the same breath.
    1. Quema Quema Quema
    2. Nunca Me Perdi
    3. Pulpos (feat. Leonor Watling)
    4. Quien Se Queda Quien Se Va
    5. Si Te Mueres Mañana
    6. Bubucelas
    7. 10 Años
    8. Hacerte Venir (feat. Pamela Rodriguez)
    9. Burn Burn Burn
    10. Fin
    Kanaku Y El Tigre
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    Stranger Me

    Amy LaVeres new studio album on Archer Records, Stranger Me, was produced by Craig Silvey whose work with Arcade Fire resulted in the Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

    Stranger Me features Amy on upright bass and vocals, Rick Steff on keyboards, David Cousar on guitars, and Paul Taylor on drums. Other contributors included Jonathan Kirkscey and Bobby Furgo (strings), Jim Spake (saxophone), John Stubblefield (bass), and Nahshon Benford (trumpet).

    Additional recordings were made in New Orleans at Preservation Hall with horn arrangements by noted Preservation Hall Band member and Bingo Show leader, Clint Maedgen.

    Recording engineer Daniel Lynn assisted Craig Silvey with the recording and mixing at Music + Arts Studio in Memphis and additional mixing at The Garden Studio in London. Stranger Me was mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York.

    1. Damn Love Song

    2. You Can't Keep Me
    3. Red Banks
    4. A Great Divide
    5. Often Happens
    6. Lucky Boy
    7. Tricky Heart
    8. Stranger Me
    9. Candle Mambo
    10. Cry My Eyes Out
    11. Let Yourself Go (Come On)

    Amy Lavere
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    Too Blessed To Be Stressed

    Too Blessed To Be Stressed stakes out new territory for the popular roots-rock songwriter and performer. In the past, I've told stories that were mostly inspired by my own life, the former prizefighter and literal son of a preacher man offers. This time, I've written 10 songs that express more universal truths, and I've done it with a purpose: to make people feel good. I don't think I could have written anthemic songs like this if I hadn't made my last album, Thorn says of 2012's What the Hell is Goin On? Like 2010's autobiographical Pimps & Preachers, it was among its year's most played albums on Americana radio and contributed to Thorn's rapidly growing fan base. And Thorn followed that airplay success with his current AAA-radio hit version of Doctor My Eyes from April 2014's Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne. It helps that those big vocal hooks on Too Blessed To Be Stressed are being reinforced by the sound of Thorn's flexible and dynamic band, as they have been doing for years in concert. During their two decades in the club, theater and festival trenches, the four-piece and their frontman have garnered a reputation for shows that ricochet from humor to poignancy to knock-out rock n roll. These guys really bring my songs to life, says Thorn. A lot of albums sound like they're made by a singer with bored studio musicians. My albums sound they're played by a real blood-and-guts band because that s what we are. And when we get up on stage, people hear and see that.
    1. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
    2. Too Blessed To Be Stressed
    3. Everybody Needs Somebody
    4. I Backslide On Friday
    5. This Is A Real Goodbye
    6. Mediocrity Is King
    7. Don't Let Nobody Rob You Of Your Joy
    8. Get You A Healin'
    9. Old Stray Dogs & Jesus
    10. What Kind Of Roof Do You Live Under?
    11. No Place I'd Rather Be
    Paul Thorn
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    Runaway's Diary

    Gold Translucent Vinyl

    In the nine years since she released her debut album, Amy LaVere's music has been called many things: dark and sexy, witty, feisty, breezy, mysterious. And she is all of that on 'Runaway's Diary'.

    If 2011's 'Stranger Me' was Spin Magazine's Break Up Album Of The Year', then it's 2014 follow-up solidifies LaVere's position as masterful storyteller.

    Produced by Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) and recorded at Music+Arts Studio in Memphis, the new concept album sets to music the details of Amy's journey as she ran away from home at the age of 15.

    1. Rabbit
    2. Last Rock N Roll Boy To Dance
    3. Big Sister
    4. Self Made Orphan
    5. Where I Lead Me
    6. Snowflake
    7. How?
    8. Don't Go Yet John
    9. Lousy Pretender
    10. Dark Moon
    11. I'll Be Home Soon
    12. Reprise
    Amy Lavere
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    Take Pride In Your Long Odds

    Based in Denton, Texas, Centro-matic began in 1995 as a home recording
    project for singer/songwriter and guitarist Will Johnson. Seventeen years and
    10 albums later the band is getting ready to release their 11th studio album in 2014. Johnson and his compatriots-Scott Danbom (keyboards, violin, harmonies) Matt Pence (drummer, producer), Mark Hedman (bass, guitar)
    have made yet another incredible album. Always approaching recording with
    new ideas the band has done it again with Take Pride In Your Long Odds. Two
    years since their last album Candidate Waltz, Take Pride In Your Long Odds
    finds the band refreshed and excited to play again with their infectious exuberance and vigor.
    1. Take Pride In Your Long Odds
    2. Every Mission
    3. Salty Disciple
    4. Cross Path
    5. Anything Torn Out
    6. Academy Of Lunkers
    7. Calling You Glad
    8. Cynthia Glass
    9. Hey There, Straps
    10. Relative Unto The Aces
    11. On The Ride Back
    12. Through The Fog, Then Down
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    Unida Cantina

    For over a decade, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have not only redefined what mainstream radio would have the public believe is popular, but they have rewritten the rules on how songs are written and albums are made. Working on an independent label and sticking to their credo of art leading commerce, RCPM have consistently produced nothing but uncompromised, unadultered, pure rock 'n' roll.

    Now 15 years after the cult-class Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy, listen as Clyne, one of America's great singer/songwriters continues his journey down the highway across the dusty Mexican borderlands to Unida Cantina. The release marks Clyne's most upbeat record since the aforementioned Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy and the most collaborative Peacemaker album to date. RCPM reaches new heights on Unida Cantina with the songwriting duo of Clyne and guitarist Jim Dalton and the dynamic rhythm section of bassist Nick Scropos and drummer PH Naffah.

    1. Wait So Long
    2. Victory
    3. It's A War
    4. Separate
    5. Bloodshot Eyes
    6. New Son/Burnt Iron
    7. Help You
    8. Feet Bones
    9. Gasoline
    10. Sounds Like A Movie
    11. New Orleasn
    12. Again
    Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers
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    Santana IV

    Santana IV is the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early '70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album signifies the first time in 45 years - since 1971's multi-platinum classic Santana III - that the quintet has recorded together.

    Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with the legendary vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.

    The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went one better, proposing that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called Santana IV. After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, amassing 16 spellbinding tracks that combined all their signature elements - Afro-Latin rhythms, soaring vocals, electrifying blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and irrepressibly jubilant percussion work - with widescreen hooks and melodies that will lodge themselves in the thicket of listeners' senses and stay there.

    It was magical, Santana says. We didn't have to try to force the vibe - it was immense. >From there, we then needed to come up with a balance of songs and jams that people would immediately identify as Santana.

    The band's signature sound arrives forcefully on the album opener Yambu, a righteously gritty and soulful stomper teeming with swirling B3 organ hooks and walloping guitar crunch.

    The first single, Anywhere You Want to Go, is destined to storm the pantheon of Santana classics. Written by Gregg Rolie, it's a sexy, body-shaking winner and an unmistakable tip of the hat to the inescapable cha-cha/Latin jazz charms of Oye Como Va.

    Ronald Isley (The Isley Brothers) is a special guest on two tracks. His vocals highlight the feverishly impassioned Latin-rock workout Love Makes the World Go Round and the hard-edged and funky Freedom in Your Mind. Guitar fans expecting fireworks from Santana and Schon will cherish Santana IV from front to back. All Aboard is a no-holds-barred guitar jam of the highest order, as is the slinky, soulful metal cruncher Caminando, which explodes with tectonic axe force. And on the unabashedly British blues-tinged Shake It, the two go toe to toe on not one but two extended solo runs that will have lovers of unhinged fretboard work rejoicing.

    Carlos and I feel more connected than ever, says Schon. We get super-aggressive when we play, but also melodic and poetic. We have an incredible dialog with each other on our guitars.

    Santana's recurring themes of love and tolerance are common threads throughout Santana IV, most dramatically on the epic tone poem album closer Forgiveness, a languid and breathtakingly gorgeous atmospheric groover.

    Music fans familiar with the roaring lion artwork on Santana's 1969 debut album will instantly greet Heather Griffin-Vine's graphic for Santana IV as a gloriously realized update of that iconic image. I really think the music goes along with the cover, and vice versa, says Santana. It all fits together beautifully.

    Few bands can pick up a musical dialog after 45 years apart, but on Santana IV each band member reaches a new level of virtuosity and communal intuition on a collection of songs that easily stands side-by-side with the group's treasured early work.

    When you can go back and break new ground with joy and determination - and some whoop-ass energy - it gets you going, says Santana. I think we achieved something very rare. This music was screaming to come out of us. It wasn't about nostalgia. It was about passion.

    1. Yambu
    2. Shake It
    3. Anywhere You Want To Go
    4. Fillmore East
    5. Love Makes The World Go Round (Feat: Ronald Isley)
    6. Freedom In Your Mind (Feat: Ronald Isley)
    7. Choo Choo
    8. All Aboard
    9. Suenos
    10. Caminando
    11. Blues Magic
    12. Echizo
    13. Leave Me Alone
    14. You And I
    15. Come as You Are
    16. Forgiveness
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    I'm Not The Devil

    Cody Jinks was raised on country music but he cut his teeth on metal. "Metallica was king. They set the tone for me and I spent a good part of my youth wanting to be James Hetfield." After a dedicated stint as a frontman in a thrash metal band, Jinks willingly found himself back to where it all began. "My dad loved the outlaw country icons, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard. That never ending consistency of incredible music growing up laid some very deep seeds. I'm mean, come on nothing better than mentally diving into 'The Hag' and metal when it comes time for me to write songs."

    Always avoiding trends and ferociously choosing his direction was the only option from day one, even though that very path could have prevented success. "What is success if you can't wake up everyday being who you really are. In the end, that will catch up with you." Jinks has been tested countless times by his career choices. The better part of the last 15 years have included numerous empty bar rooms and a never ending financial loss. "Yeah, I've been pretty good at losing money. Not the greatest feeling in the world to be gone from home for long stretches of time, only to walk in the door broke. Luckily I've got a damn good woman in my life. She has stood by me with unmeasurable strength to say the least and it is an absolute fact that I seriously overplayed my hand when landing her."

    His long, dark beard and endless array of tattoos are no fad. They unquestionably define Cody Jinks. His prototypical metal/hard rock band frontman look is not a well orchestrated image, but again, define Cody Jinks. Diving into to his album, I'm Not the Devil is the perpetual truth of who he is and where he has found himself at this point in his career. "I'm just glad that I ended up where I am now," Jinks said. "It makes complete sense that I'm at this place in my life. Country music found me when I was young and chased me down as I grew older"

    Jinks' latest project is his deepest, darkest and most provocative album to date, with a metal common denominator, the apocalypse, running throughout the record. "It's a pretty scary time," Jinks said. "There are some evil people running things in the world. It hits me since I have a six and three-year old."
    There's not a weightier song than the aptly titled "Heavy Load." It's the most apocalyptic song on the album but the dense cut, with a pretty violin break, is a gorgeous tune. The vocal hook grabs ears when Jinks croons "Train Jumps Tracks Some Time Ago/You Can't Root That Heavy Load." "That was the last song I wrote on the record," Jinks said. "I couldn't be happier how that one turned out."

    "All You Can" features a pretty piano line and sobering wordplay. When Jinks belts out 'What Are You Living For," you can't help but think about the serious question posed in what is becoming an increasingly shallow existence. "I was really tired when I wrote that song," Jinks said. "We had been on the road for awhile. The bottom line is that if you're not helping people, you're not doing your job as a human being. It's time to quit feeling sorry for yourself and do something."
    One of Jinks' favorite songs on the album is "The Way I Am," a cover of a Merle Haggard classic. "I love that song," Jinks says. "I wrapped it up just before Merle died. The song always resonated with me. I relate to that one since there are times I would rather be out fishing."

    "No Words" is a stunner of a gritty, autobiographical love song, which is a throwback to how songs used to be written. It is a tuneful gem, inspired by reality. Jinks starts out dark as night. "My Whole View of the World has Changed/ I Guess that Comes with Age/I Don't Believe there is Good in Every Man Like I Did Back Then/I May Drink More Than I Should/You've Seen Me on the Floor/I Spent my Lifetime in this Cage I Built Around Me." But the song is actually a tip of the hat to his beloved wife of 19 years. "There Aint' No Words/ To Say How Much I Need You/With You Here/ You Make This Life I Lead Worth Living." "It's about my wife," Jinks says. "But the funny thing is that she doesn't like it. She thinks it sounds too sad."

    With the title track "I'm Not the Devil," Jinks wakes us all up to the realities of mistakes and the heartfelt desire to be forgiven. "We are all guilty of mistakes and very guilty of pointing out the mistakes of others. Forgiveness feels so much better or so I think."

    It's impressive how Jinks is getting his message across. Jinks utilizes space well in his songs. Notes aren't crammed in. Jinks lets his songs breathe. "After all I've experienced, I think I've matured," Jinks says. "I think you can hear it in the music. I've grown up."

    Even though he still looks the part of the headbanger he was back in the day, he has moved on. "It's all for the best, Jinks says. "I'm where I was meant to be."

    It's all about the music and the fans, who are the fuel that drives Jinks. "They come out night after night giving up hard earned money and precious time to see me play," Jinks says. " It's truly is amazing when you really think about it. The best way I can say thanks is by giving back with effort and gratitude."

    1. The Same
    2. I'm Not the Devil
    3. No Guarantees
    4. No Words
    5. Give All You Can
    6. She's All Mine
    7. The Way I Am
    8. Chase That Song
    9. Heavy Load
    10. Grey
    11. Church at Gaylor Creek
    12. Vampires
    13. Hand Me Down
    Cody Jinks
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    Lovers And Leavers

    I'm a singer-songwriter. I think "Lovers and Leavers" comes closer to reflecting that than any other record I've made. I didn't worry about checking boxes, making sure there was something here for everybody, or getting on the radio. I just took some much needed deep breaths and let them out on tape.

    It's been a while since my last album by some measurements of time. Not "history of the universe time", or "getting a bill through congress time", but in the lives of dogs and recording artists, five years and fifty-three days is only a little less than an eternity. I went through a divorce. I fell in love. Changes were made, realizations were realized, and life was lived.

    But, I kept on writing songs, on my own and with a cast of accomplished characters who combined their own stories and perspectives with mine. Songs about my friends. Songs about my son. Songs about beginnings and endings. Songs about songs. Songs about acceptance and regret. Songs about lovers and leavers.

    With these songs in hand, I needed a co-conspirator to help me get them to you. I called on Joe Henry, a gentleman poet and an elegant artist who seemed a trustworthy steward for my collection. We recorded this record live in five days, using just an acoustic guitar, a mix of bass, percussion, pianos and organs, and a touch of pedal steel.

    I didn't have one song that I knew would be a sing along or would make people dance. I felt vulnerable in a way that I hadn't in a long time. But I got what I wanted - a record with space, nuance, and room to breathe. It felt right for my art. It felt right for my life.

    "Lovers and Leavers" isn't funny or raucous. There are very few hoots and almost no hollers. But it is joyous, and it makes me smile. No, it's not my "Blood on the Tracks," nor is it any kind of opus. It's my fifth record - a reflection of a specific time and place. It is quiet, like I wanted it to be.

    Like I wanted to be.

    -Hayes Carll January 1, 2016 Austin, TX.

    1. Drive
    2. Sake of the Song
    3. Good While It Lasted
    4. You Leave Alone
    5. My Friends
    6. The Love That We Need
    7. Love Don't Let Me Down
    8. The Magic Kid
    9. Love Is So Easy
    10. Jealous Moon
    Hayes Carll
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    The Other Side Of Desire

    In the hands of the eccentric jazz-pop poet Rickie Lee Jones, the phrase the other side of Desire could mean a lot of things. As it happens, it's where the gets her mail; the singer-songwriter has been living quietly in New Orleans for a little over a year. This past fall, she celebrated her 60th birthday with the Lost Bayou Ramblers, at d.b.a.

    The Other Side of Desire is also the title of Jones' first album of original material in more than ten years. Written, recorded and rooted in the city of New Orleans, according to press materials, it was crafted with producers Mark Howard and John Porter, whose resumes are heavy with names like Roxy Music, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the Smiths. (Porter, who also lived in New Orleans for a time, can count locals like the Honey Island Swamp Band, Jon Cleary and Tommy Malone on his personal roster as well.)

    The album is pure Jones: warm and whimsical, with a keen storyteller's touch. This time around, it's infused with the sounds of New Orleans. Strains of swamp-pop, honky tonk and Cajun waltzes wind through The Other Side of Desire which, the release said, could not have been written without the backdrop of New Orleans; its river, trains, barroom ghosts and sudden bands all playing the same song.

    Alison Fensterstock (The Times-Picayune)

    1. Jimmy Choos
    2. Valtz De Mon Pere (Lovers' Waltz)
    3. J'ai Connais Pas
    4. Blinded By The Hunt
    5. Infinity
    6. I Wasn't Here
    7. Christmas In New Orleans
    8. Haunted
    9. Feet On The Ground
    10. Juliette
    11. Finale (A Spider In The Circus Of The Falling Star)

    Rickie Lee Jones
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    From The Ground Up

    From The Ground Up is the debut studio recording from singer/songwriter John Fullbright. Working off the success of his debut live album, Live at the Blue Door, Fullbright has been gathering a strong fan base, one fan at a time through consistent touring throughout Texas and Oklahoma and a live show that continues to develop and strengthen each time he steps on stage.

    Although still in his early '20s, Okemah, OK native Fullbright writes and sings like he's been around for years. Firmly rooted in a variety of American musical styles, John has crystallized his influences into a sturdy foundation of solid songwriting and astute musicianship. His early inspirations were the folk/country songs of Mickey Newbury and Townes Van Zandt, along with the philosophical bent of Woody Guthrie, who always admonished songwriters to write what you see.

    His virtuosic abilities on both the piano and guitar, combined with timeless lyrics throughout From The Ground Up certainly sets Fullbright apart from his many contemporaries, both young and old. From the spiritually influenced Gawd Above (Lord God Almighty and Satan and St. Paul to the poignantly satirical Fat Man, John Fullbright is making his initial mark as a truly gifted writer, singer, player and performer, all before the age of 25. Includes download card.

    1. Gawd Above
    2. Jericho
    3. I Only Pray at Night
    4. Satan and St. Paul
    5. Nowhere to Be Found
    6. All the Time in the World
    7. Fat Man
    8. Me Wanting You
    9. Moving
    10. Forgotten Flowers
    11. Daydreamer
    12. Song for a Child
    John Fullbright
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    The Light (Awaiting Repress)

    Whether they move minds or bodies, Uncle Lucius is out to make music that can lift
    our spirits. And rock our souls.

    Though Austin roots band Uncle Lucius has worn a Southern rock tag for most of
    its 10-year existence, the band's fourth studio album, The Light, charts a course
    designed to convey just how vast that musical territory really is. The Light dips into
    regions where blues, R&B, jazz, soul, country and gospel took form, mapping a sound
    that captures the true meaning of Americana.

    Containing songwriting contributions from all four band members, The Light also
    seeks to illuminate a different landscape: the sometimes-rocky terrain of our hearts
    and minds. Tracked at Austin's Treefort Studios with producer George Reiff, these 12
    songs deliver what guitarist Mike Carpenter, a Houston native, likes to call "Southern
    rock for the thinking man. Rock 'n' roll for the soul."

    Lead singer, Kevin Galloway, admits his ultimate goal is to turn musical energy into
    a catalyst for humanity's evolution. This is music with depth, made by men given to
    truth seeking on levels both existential and literal.

    1. The Light
    2. Age of Reason
    3. Taking in the View
    4. Ourboros
    5. End of 118
    6. No Time Flat
    7. Wheel's in Motion
    8. Gulf Coast Gypsies
    9. Flood Then Fade Away
    10. Don't Own the Right
    11. Nothing to Save
    12. Someday is a Far Cry
    Uncle Lucius
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    Down Fell The Doves

    Amanda Shires landed everywhere from NPR's Tiny Desk to the Grand Ole Opry to the cover of Texas Music as their Artist Of The Year in 2011. Now she's back with 'Down Fell The Doves' set for release via Lightning Rod Records. The album's 11 original songs feature Amanda's sharpest writing to date, brought to life by a voice that melts, a fiddle that sears, and guitars - played for the most part by her husband, Jason Isbell - that scrape and howl.

    Shires has blossomed into a truly original voice with 'Doves,' which was produced by Andy LeMaster (Bright Eyes, REM) and recorded at his Chase Park Transduction studio in Athens, GA. Bulletproof ponders invincibility with the help of a Siberian tiger claw. Wasted and Rollin' casts a deep, impressionistic fog. For Deep Dark Below Shires' attention shifts to the underworld, where the devil plays fiddle with a bow made of bones. Song for Leonard Cohen has a softer touch, imagining a drunken evening stroll with the master songwriter.

    Now based in Nashville, Shires began playing fiddle at age ten in Texas. By 15, she had joined the Texas Playboys, former backing band of western swing pioneer Bob Wills. More recently she has toured and recorded with Snider and Justin Townes Earle who says, With a voice that whispers Dolly and lyrics that scream Faulkner, this girl shines like a diamond.

    1. Look Like A Bird
    2. Devastate
    3. Bulletproof
    4. Box Cutters
    5. Deep Dark Below
    6. Wasted And Rollin'
    7. If I
    8. Stay
    9. Drop And Lift
    10. A Song For Leonard Cohen
    11. The Garden Song
    Amanda Shires
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    Sueno De La Maquina (Awaiting Repress)

    Latin GRAMMY nominees Kinky's new album 'Sueño de la Maquina' was produced and mixed by legendary Dust Brother, John King, who has produced Beck, Rolling Stones and Beastie Boys. The album was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include iconic albums like Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Nirvana's Nevermind and U2's Pop.

    More than 10 years ago, Kinky submitted a demo to the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), where they ended up winning the conference's prestigious LAMC Discovery Contest. At LAMC, Kinky first connected with British producer Chris Allison (The Beta Band, Coldplay) and recorded their self-titled debut album, which was received with rave reviews from both international and domestic press. The album featured massive hit songs such as "Mas" and "Soun Tha Mi Primer Amor".

    Kinky's music has been featured in numerous soundtracks, TV commercials (Motorola, Smirnoff Ice, Nissan, Honda), and video games like EA Sports
    'FIFA and Tiger Woods' PGA Tour. The band's popularity is palpable in each of its concerts. Their popular live shows have allowed the band to tour around the world, performing at Coachella, New Orleans' Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, Bumbershoot, Outside Lands and many more.

    1. Inmovil
    2. Perfecta
    3. Negro Dia
    4. Tripolar
    5. Despues Del After
    6. Alma De Neon
    7. Intoxicame
    8. Back in 1999
    9. Se Borro La Noche
    10. Control
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    Live From Austin, TX (Buck Owens)

    Maybe it was an epiphany of sorts. As Buck tells it, One day I was watching Austin City Limits and Dwight Yoakam was on, then he dedicates the program to 'Buck Owens.' So I said, I'm going to see what this kid is like. It wasn't long after that he was on stage with Dwight singing his old hits. Buck was bitten by the bug to return to music, after calling it quits almost ten years earlier. This man from Sherman, Texas - probably best-known as the wide-grinning rube on Hee Haw for so many years - started a country music revolution. Or more accurately, a counter-revolution. It was called The Bakersfield Sound. He and fellow revolutionary Merle Haggard were cranking out raw, hard-driving honky-tonk music that stood the country-pop coming out of Nashville on its head. When Buck Owens and the Buckaroos would launch into I've got a tiger by the tail, it's plain to see....! the packed crowds would be on their feet and headed for the dance floor. Along the way Buck inspired none other than The Beatles to record their first country song, his classic Act Naturally, and the master of soul, Ray Charles, to immortalize one of the best-known country songs ever, Crying Time. Buck always loved his home state, and once flew to Austin on his private jet to make a surprise visit to a club that celebrated a Buck Owens Birthday night every year. He was also one of the few artists to ever write a handwritten note thanking us for inviting him on the show. Many thanks, he wrote, it is very representative of what I am all about. In my mind, Buck Owens will always be a rock star.

    - Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)

    1. Act Naturally
    2. Together Again
    3. Love's Gonna Live Here
    4. Crying Time
    5. Tiger By The Tail
    6. A-11
    7. Hot Dog
    8. Put Another Quarter In The Jukebox
    9. Memphis
    10. Under Your Spell Again (With Dwight Yoakam)
    11. Johnny B. Goode
    Buck Owens
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    Up, On & Over (Awaiting Repress)

    The album is a collection of songs defined by the band's ability to step out of their comfort zone and push forward. Leading the way is first single "Further
    On," an optimistic anthem steeped in summertime brightness. "Further On" started making waves months before the album's anticipated release, when it
    was tapped as the soundtrack to the PGA Tour's national ad campaign featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The rest of the record follows suit with
    strong hooks, twangy guitars, and driving percussion. While we can't be sure where Bronze Radio Return's story will take them next, Up, On & Over is an
    exciting new chapter in their journey. Keep an eye out as their story unfolds, taking us all for a ride moving... well Further On.

    Formed in 2008, Bronze Radio Return's line-up took a few years to solidify, though most of the band's members were orbiting each other for years at the
    Hartt School, one of the country's best schools of music, located in Hartford, Connecticut. For debut Old Time Speaker, the band relocated to Nashville for
    a two-week period, to, as lead vocalist Chris Henderson puts it, "A place we'd never been with a producer we'd never met, and played a bunch of songs
    we'd never played before." For such an inauspicious set of circumstances, the band managed a solid and well-received debut, and forged a lasting bond
    with producer Chad Copelin (Ivan & Alyosha, Train.) Old Time Speaker established the band's relentless touring schedule, including an invitation to
    represent the Connecticut music scene by performing for President Obama at an event in Bridgeport, CT in 2010. Fan favorites "Digital Love" and "Lo-Fi"
    have been picked up for advertising and television licensing and the album landed on CMJ's Top 200 Album Chart.

    1. Up, On & Over
    2. Mister, Mister
    3. Further On
    4. Rather Never Know
    5. Melting In My Icebox
    6. All In
    7. Soon As I Fall
    8. World Spin, Home Spun
    9. Thick and Thin
    10. M.O.T.R. (Middle of the Road)
    11. Above, Below
    12. Gilded Lily
    13. Sylvan
    Bronze Radio Return
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    Tookah is Emiliana Torrini's fourth album and it follows 2008's critically acclaimed Me And Armini. It sees Emiliana back in the studio with her long-time producer/collaborator Dan Carey.

    'Tookah' was written at different stages over a 3 year period, the oldest song being "When Fever Breaks" which was written having come off a tough two year tour which took it's toll in many ways.

    "The only way to deal with things is to go into the studio and do music, it is like brain scrambling. You come out of the session clearer as you get to step out of yourself take a look and deal with it."

    Other songs like 'Autumn Sun' were written in Iceland.

    "We had done that before, gone on a week's writing trip to Iceland, wrote five songs in that week which all made it onto ´Me and Armini´. We were kind of expecting the same to happen. It didn´t. We only wrote 'Autumn Sun'. It was extremely frustrating. Lyrics were hard to write for this album and I spent day and night trying to finish it - with Dan standing over me in military mode. The only time in my life I did not like him much."

    On the airplane we realized Dan had left his computer at the airport - it had the only copy of the song. He ran out to find it and just made it back just before the doors closed. We had a terrifying landing that almost ended badly. We grabbed each other and the only thing we said was "Nooo the song! It will be lost forever!"

    This record was my sound journey. I had not long had my baby and was getting my head around this huge love I had for him and then being absolutely devastated that I might have dragged him out of a world where he was wild and free, riding horses, swimming in rivers and eating over open fires, to this world where the bad is too much to handle. I had a new identity to figure out and the record was the tiger in the rowing boat. It was going nowhere. I did not like the music we were doing because we had done it before. We knew how to craft that. I needed a challenge, proof that something in me had shifted and it had to be musically as well. I was driving myself too hard.

    Dan told me I was not ready to make a record, that I should forget about it for a while, just hang out.

    So, we started hanging out, in the studio. In my head the difference was we were not making a record. I discovered the Oberheim on Youtube and that changed everything. That and the Swarmatron Dan had bought. We knew we would plaster it all over the record before we knew what the record was.

    I pulled some friends together I was writing with Simon Byrt, ("Blood Red", "Elísabet"), Ian kellett (´Elísabet) and Matt Robertson who are real synth nerds and we started playing around and having fun. We went to Dan´s and jammed and started doing some synth symphonies.

    After you have a baby there comes a time where you need to go out with your girlfriends and dance. I went to the studio with Dan and did a dance track "Speed of Dark." We danced. It had to be on the record it was a part of the journey. From that the sound of the record was born, it was a challenge bringing it all together.

    The sound was worked very visually. There are almost two stories to each song there is the lyrical visual and then there is a whole different visual that comes with the instrumental and that is how the sound was often directed. "Home" is a very good example of how the sound was built from a visual. When we were writing it, it was clear it had to have a very certain feeling. ´I wanted it to have the visual of you standing in snow blinding white, watching your breath in the cold, not feeling the cold. You look to your left and a lake stretches out frozen and huge. You walk over it to the other side into a forest, you lose direction. Completely lost and helpless. Fireworks start lighting up the sky and you feel a wave of relief. You walk towards them. In the king blue sky they start changing into jelly fish in neon flashing colours, leading the way to home.´ We did not stop until we saw that when playing it.

    'Tookah' is a made up word. It came when I was improvising and I connected with that word or name in a very deep blissful way. It is the core of you. The 'you' you were when you were born, before life decorated you like a Christmas tree with all the baggage. It is what connects us with everyone and everything.

    It is what the sufis spin for, what we are looking for all our lives. It is the sudden thankfulness you feel when doing nothing in particular, where everything is gently perfect for a moment. God has many names. I call mine 'Tookah'.

    - Emiliana Torrini

    1. Tookah
    2. Caterpillar
    3. Autumn Sun
    4. Home
    5. Elisabet
    6. Animal Games
    7. Speed of Dark
    8. Blood Red
    9. When Fever Breaks
    Emiliana Torrini
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