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  • Armchair Apocrypha Armchair Apocrypha Quick View

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    Armchair Apocrypha

    1. Fiery Crash
    2. Imitosis
    3. Plasticities
    4. Heretics
    5. Armchairs
    6. Darkmatter
    7. Simple X
    8. The Supine
    9. Cataracts
    10. Scythian Empires
    11. Spare-Ohs
    Andrew Bird
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    Hands Of Glory

    The new record is the product of a pair of recording sessions prompted by the overwhelming response to Bird's "old-time" sets on recent tours. Reinterpreting songs from Break It Yourself and featuring covers of classic country tunes, these "old-time" performances find Bird and his full band playing to a single microphone with an entirely acoustic setup. Drawing inspiration from these sets, Hands of Glory features two brand new original tracks, a new interpretation of "Orpheo Looks Back" from Break It Yourself and covers of the Handsome Family, Alpha Consumer and others.
    1. Three White Horses
    2. When That Helicopter Comes
    3. Spirograph
    4. Railroad Bill
    5. Something Biblical
    6. If I Needed You
    7. Orpheo
    8. Beyond the Valley of the Three White Horses
    Andrew Bird
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    Weather Systems

    Described by Pitchfork in 2003 as "music for the ages that demands to be heard", the songs on Andrew Bird's second solo album reveal themselves at a confidant, unhurried pace reflecting the thoughtfulness with which they were conceived. Weather Systems originated in a barn converted to studio/living space in remote western Illinois, as creating music was becoming central to Bird's everyday life. The virtuoso instrumentalist employs violin, glockenspiel, organ, whistling, and tape loops to set the scene for the intimate, haunting stories he tells through his lyrics. It's a lush, gorgeous collection of seven original songs plus Bird's own adaptation of a Galway Kinnell poem and a Handsome Family cover "Don't Be Scared" (which Andrew recorded again on his 2014 covers album, 'Things Are Really Great Here Sort Of"), showcasing his gift for conveying subtle emotional states purely through music. Originally released in 2003, Weather Systems is now available on vinyl for the first time (150 gram/re-mastered for vinyl) through Wegawam Music with reimagined art by Jay Ryan.
    1. First Song
    2. I
    3. Lull
    4. Action/Adventure
    5.
    6. Skin
    7. Weather Systems
    8. Don't Be Scared (The Handsome Family)
    9.
    Andrew Bird
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    Mysterious Production Of Eggs (Awaiting Repress)

    The third album of Andrew Bird's solo career released in 2005, following his Weather Systems in 2003. Fake Palindromes was listed as the 331st best song of the 2000s by Pitchfork, who also placed the album at number 181 on their list of top 200 albums of the 2000s. This album has sold nearly 100K copies in the US alone. Originally released on Righteous Babe, and now available on the artists own label, Wegawam.
    1. Intro
    2. Sovay
    3. A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left
    4. Fake Palindromes
    5. Measuring Cups
    6. Banking on a Myth
    7. Masterfade
    8. Opposite Day
    9. Skin Is, My
    10. The Naming of Things
    11. MX Missiles
    12. Opposite Day Reprise
    13. Tables and Chairs
    14. The Happy Birthday Song
    Andrew Bird
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  • Break It Yourself Break It Yourself Quick View

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    Break It Yourself

    Chicago singer-songwriter-violinist Andrew Bird's sixth studio album. Bird updates the traditions of small-group swing, German lieder, and New Orleans jazz, mixing Gypsy, folk, and rock elements into his distinctive style. Two 180-gram LPs featuring 14 tracks.
    1. Desperation Breeds
    2. Polynation
    3. Danse Caribe
    4. Give It Away
    5. Eyeoneye
    6. Lazy Projector
    7. Near Death Experience Experience
    8. Behind the Barn
    9. Lusitania
    10. Orpheo Looks Back
    11. Sifters
    12. Fatal Shore
    13. Hole In The Ocean
    14. Belles
    Andrew Bird
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  • Noble Beast Noble Beast Quick View

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    Noble Beast

    1. Oh No
    2. Masterswarm
    3. Fitz and the Dizzyspells
    4. Effigy
    5. Tenuousness
    6. Nomenclature
    7. ouo
    8. Not a Robot, But a Ghost
    9. Unfolding Fans
    10. Anonanimal
    11. Natural Disaster
    12. The Privateers
    13. Souverian
    14. On Ho
    Andrew Bird
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    Useless Creatures

    Andrew Bird's Useless Creatures is an instrumental album previously only available with the deluxe edition of Noble Beast. Featuring Glenn Kotche of Wilco on percussion and Todd Sickafoose on double bass.
    1. Master Sigh
    2. You Woke Me Up!
    3. Nyatiti
    4. The Barn Tapes
    5. Carrion Suite
    6. Spinney
    7. Dissent
    8. Hot Math
    9. Sigh Master
    Andrew Bird
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    Are You Serious

    Andrew Bird has always been highly respected and has held a captive audience with his story telling prowess, but it's with his new album, Are You Serious, that he has made a breakthrough record. Coming out via his new label home, Loma Vista Recordings (Spoon, St. Vincent, HEALTH), and produced by Tony Berg, the album propels him into a new category of American songwriters. It's his most direct lyrically to date with key contributions from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.


    Three years ago while traveling west to California to start a new life with his wife and young child they stopped at the family farm in rural Illinois for two weeks to catch their breath. The previous two years had been intense to say the least: raising a child in New York City as his wife battled a serious illness. With these dark days behind them he spent the next seven days on the front porch writing the lyrics for what became Are You Serious. It's a breakthrough for him in that it gets to the quick of the matter. This is the record he needed to make right now and is certain to put him in the leading class of American songwriter.


    The album was put together with a rigor akin to a novelist or playwright and musically crafted like a wrecking crew session where you have to be good right in that moment. There's little folksy quaintness or whimsical flights of fancy. There's less wordplay and more intent to process some difficult times that he went through. From the album art, created by the godfather of conceptual art John Baldessari to foregoing his traditional writing process, Bird has emerged from challenging times and a new process with an album that may be his best.


    The first single Capsized" begins to take you down the path that Bird so carefully crafted on the record, speaking from an unguarded point of view while keeping with the melodic, syntactic standards that he has held true to since the beginning of his career.

    1. Capsized
    2. Roma Fade
    3. Truth Lies Low
    4. Puma
    5. Chemical Switches
    6. Left Handed Kisses
    7. Are You Serious
    8. Saints Preservus
    9. The New Saint Jude
    10. Valleys Of The Young
    11. Bellevue
    Andrew Bird
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    Bon Iver

    Bon Iver is Justin Vernon returning to former haunts with a new spirit. The reprises are there, solitude, quietude, hope and desperation compressed, but always a rhythm arises, a pulse vivified by gratitude and grace notes. The winter, the legend, has faded to just that, and this is the new momentary present.


    Bon Iver is often equated with just me, says Vernon, but you are who surrounds you, and for Bon Iver I wanted to invite those voices as musical catalysts. Thus on the track Beth/Rest and throughout the album, we hear the pedal steel of Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Bill Frisell), the uniquely layered low end of Colin Stetsons (Tom Waits, Arcade Fire) saxophones, the riffing of Mike Lewis (Happy Apple, Andrew Bird) altos and tenors, and the lush horns of C.J. Camerieri (Rufus Wainwright, Sufjan Stevens). Bon Iver regulars Sean Carey, Mike Noyce and Matt McCaughan contributed vocals, drums and production, Rob Moose (Antony and the Johnsons, The National) helped with arranging and added strings, and fellow members of Volcano Choir, Jim Schoenecker and Tom Wincek provided processing.


    Bon Iver was recorded and mixed over the course of three years at April Base Studios, a remodeled veterinarians clinic located in rural Fall Creek, Wisconsin.

    1. Perth

    2. Minnesota, WI
    3. Holocene
    4. Towers
    5. Michicant
    6. Hinnom, TX
    7. Wash.
    8. Calgary
    9. Lisbon, OH
    10. Beth/Rest
    Bon Iver
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  • Where The City Meets The Stars: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes (On Sale) Where The City Meets The Stars: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Where The City Meets The Stars: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes (On Sale)

    This EP includes remixes by Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve, Andrew Weatherall, Toydrum, Massive Attack's 3d and the previously unreleased reworks by David Holmes and Psychemagik.
    LP 1
    1. Ballad Of The Mighty I (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)
    2. Ballad Of The Mighty I (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation Instrumental)
    3. In The Heat Of The Moment (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
    4. Riverman (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)
    5. Riverman (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation Instrumental)
    6. The Right Stuff (Psychemagik Remix)


    LP 2
    1. The Right Stuff (High Flying Birds In 3D - version 1)
    2. The Right Stuff (High Flying Birds In 3D - version 2)
    3. The Girl With The Xray Eyes (David Holmes Rework)
    4. The Girl With The Xray Eyes (David Holmes Rework Instrumental)
    5. In The Heat Of The Moment (Toydrum Remix)

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
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  • New Moon Hand New Moon Hand Quick View

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    New Moon Hand

    In the hills of East Alabama, Willem Maker has been honing his skills in virtual secrecy for the past decade. Deciding to step beyond the bedroom demos and occasional acoustic performance, Maker released last year's Stars Fell On and now he has decided to move even further along with it's follow up New Hand Moon. Recorded at several different locations including Memphis' Electraphonic Recordings with Scott Bomar and at Mark Nevers' (Will Oldham, Andrew Bird) Nashville studio The Beech House, New Hand Moon has a full guest cast of legendary Southern musicians such as Jim Dickinson, Cedric Burnside, Alvin Youngblood Hart and many more.
    1. Black Beach Boogie
    2. Rain on a shinin
    3. White Ladye
    4. Hex Blues
    5. Saints Weep Wine
    6. The Greatest Hit
    7. Stars Fell On
    8. New Moon Hand
    9. Old Pirate's Song
    10. Lead & Mercury
    11. Hard to Hold
    12. Rosalie
    Willem Maker
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  • Wild Animals Wild Animals Quick View

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    Wild Animals

    Wild Animals, the highly anticipated album from critically acclaimed Trampled by Turtles,
    produced by the lead singer-songwriter of Low, Alan Sparhawk, and recorded in the legendary Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN (Nirvana, Andrew Bird, The Jayhawks).
    Of the new music Dave Simonett (guitar, vocals) notes, "We all tried to come into this
    thing extremely open-minded. How can we sound new to ourselves? I feel like the sound
    has changed and is changing, especially from Palomino to now. A lot of our reputation
    from even just a couple years ago was that we were this fast band, which we can do,
    and we do that. But this record focused a little bit more on other aspects of our playing
    together."
    1. Wild Animals
    2. Hollow
    3. Repetition
    4. Are You Behind the Shining Star?
    5. Silver Light
    6. Come Back Home
    7. Ghosts
    8. Lucy
    9. Western World
    10. Nobody Knows
    11. Winners
    Trampled By Turtles
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  • Dark Was The Night Dark Was The Night Quick View

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    Dark Was The Night

    This triple LP contains thirty-one exclusive tracks that will benefit the Red Hot Organization, an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. This is their 20th anniversary and 20th release. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer.


    The complete list of artists that recorded tracks for this release: Andrew Bird, Antony + Bryce Dessner, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Beirut, Blonde Redhead + Devastations, Bon Iver, Bon Iver & Aaron Dessner, The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez, Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti), Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues, The Decemberists, Dirty Projectors + David Byrne, Kevin Drew, Feist + Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bear + Feist, Iron & Wine, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Kronos Quartet, Stuart Murdoch, My Brightest Diamond, My Morning Jacket, The National, The New Pornographers, Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch, Riceboy Sleeps, Dave Sitek, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Yeasayer and Yo La Tengo.

    1. Knotty Pine
    2. Cello Song
    3. Train Song
    4. Brackett, WI
    5. Deep Blue Sea
    6. So Far Around The Bend
    7. Tightrope
    8. Feeling Good
    9. Dark Was The Night
    10. I Was Young When I Left Home
    11. Big Red Machine
    12. Sleepless
    13. Sleepless
    14. Service Bell
    15. Blood
    16. Well-Alright
    17. Lenin
    18. Mimizan
    19. El Caporal
    20. Ispiration Information
    21. With A Girl Like You
    22. Blood Pt. 2
    23. Hey, Snow White
    24. Gentle Hour
    25. Another Saturday
    26. Happiness
    27. Amazing Grace
    28. The Giant Of Illinois
    29. Lua
    30. When The Road Runs Out
    31. Love Vs. Porn
    Various Artists
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  • St. Vincent St. Vincent Quick View

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    St. Vincent

    Annie Clark, better known by her stage name, St. Vincent, is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She began her music career as a
    member of The Polyphonic Spress and was also part of Sufjan Stevens' touring band before forming her own band in 2006. Annie currently resides in
    Manhattan.


    Her debut album was Marry Me, and was followed by Actor (2009). Her third album Strange Mercy was released on September 13, 2011.
    Clark has opened shows for such acts as Television, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Jolie Holland, John Vanderslice, Death Cab for Cutie and Grizzly Bear.


    Teased late last year in a series of cryptic status updates, the forthcoming self-titled album from St. Vincent is one of the most anticipated of 2014.


    The album was produced by John Congleton and features Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss and Midlake's McKenzie Smith on percussion. I knew the groove needed to be paramount, Annie Clark said in a press release. I wanted to make a party record you could play at a funeral.

    1. Rattlesnake
    2. Birth in Reverse
    3. Prince Johnny
    4. Huey Newton
    5. Digital Witness
    6. I Prefer Your Love

    7. Regret
    8. Bring Me Your Loves
    9. Psychopath
    10. Every Tear Disappears
    11. Severed Crossed Fingers
    St. Vincent
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  • Cho Dependent (On Sale) Cho Dependent (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Cho Dependent (On Sale)

    Critically acclaimed comedian Margaret Cho is set to release an album of comedy songs on her own Clownery
    Records this August. I want to create a new genre of music that is hilarious but also seriously good, so I turned to
    some of my music heroes to help me out, says Margaret in reference to her forthcoming album Cho Dependent. I
    have wanted to make an album like this forever. I love comedy music!


    The lyrics on Cho Dependent, which tackle issues of sex, drugs, rock & roll (and lice), may be laugh-inducing, but
    Cho has made no compromises when it comes to the quality of the songwriting and production. Aer My Puss,
    a hilarious rap parody Cho recorded impromptu-style with friends, became a surprise YouTube hit, Cho began to
    integrate more comedy music into her live stand-up shows. With Cho Dependent, her first comedy music album, Cho
    got a chance to hone her cra with some of the top names in the business.


    Over the years of being an intense music geek I got to meet a lot of my heroes and I tricked them all into writing
    songs with me, explains Cho. Most comics want to be rock stars, and most rock stars want to be comics, so it was an
    easy exchange.


    There are so many amazing people I got to work with on this album, Cho continues, Jon Brion, Fiona Apple,
    Tegan and Sara, Andrew Bird, Ani DiFranco, Garrison Starr, Meghan Toohey, Brendan Benson,
    Rachael Yamagata, Carl Newman, Grant Lee Phillips, Patty Griffin, Ben Lee, Kevin Barnes $ I still have to
    pinch myself!

    1. Intervention feat. Tegan & Sara
    2. Calling in Stoned feat. Tommy Chong
    3. Your Dick feat. Ben Lee
    4. Baby Im With !e Band
    feat. Brendan Benson
    5. Hey Big Dog feat.Fiona Apple
    6. Im Sorry feat. Andrew Bird
    7. Lice
    8. Enemies feat. Jon Brion
    9. Asian Adjacent
    10. Gimme Your Seed feat. Garrison Starr
    11. Eat Shit and Die feat. Grant Lee Phillips
    12. Captain Cameltoe feat. Ani DiFranco
    13. My Puss
    Margaret Cho
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  • Designer Records Presents: Together Designer Records Presents: Together Quick View

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    Designer Records Presents: Together

    Big Legal Mess is proud to announce that they've secured the rights to release the entire Designer Records back catalog. Designer Records Presents Together is the first release from this classic soul gospel catalog. Together features tracks by the Jubilee Humming Birds, Union Gospel Singers, Madam Andrews and the Heavenly Echos and the Mosby Family Singers. Produced by Designer Records label head Style Wooten.
    1. Will The Lord Be With Me - Jubilee Humming Birds
    2. I Love the Lord - Jubilee Humming Birds
    3. Beautiful Thought - Jubilee Humming Birds
    4. If You Miss Me From Singing - Union Gospel Singers
    5. Jesus on the Line - Union Gospel Singers
    6. New Burying Ground - Union Gospel Singers
    7. Somebody Help Me - Madam Andrews and the Heavenly Echos
    8. Service For the Lord - Madam Andrews and the Heavenly Echos
    9. Nobody Could Do It (Madam Andrews and the Heavenly Echos)
    10. Come We That Love the Lord - The Mosby Family Singers
    11. Eternal Life - The Mosby Family Singers
    12. The Life I Enjoy - The Mosby Family Singers
    Various Artists
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    Odyssey (Pre-Order) (On Sale)

    Sony Music Masterworks has announced the release of ODYSSEY, the extraordinary label debut album from The Accidentals.


    Named among Yahoo Music's "Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017," ODYSSEY affirms The Accidentals place among contemporary music's most original and adventurous new bands. Multi-instrumentalists Sav Buist and Katie Larson - joined onstage and in the studio by drummer Michael Dause - have crafted a genre all their own, fueled by their uniquely limitless approach to musicality and songcraft. Lyrically powerful songs like "Earthbound" and the potent title track see the band embracing their choice to lead an unconventional life with all its many surprising twists and turns.


    Co-produced by Buist, Larson, and Dause with engineer Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Guster, George Jones, Alison Krauss) at Asheville, NC's Echo Mountain Recording, ODYSSEY sees The Accidentals joined by such friends and fans as acoustic guitar maestra Kaki King, bassist - and fellow Michigander - Dominic John Davis (Jack White, Beck), Carbon Leaf guitarist Carter Gravatt, Keller Williams and The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee, who spent three days in the studio alongside the band, lending her distinctive organ to a number of the album's key tracks. The Accidentals' inviting spirit of shared creativity is perhaps best represented by the album's audacious first single, "KW," showcasing the inimitable guitar work of Keller Williams, whose own virtuosic genre-agnostic approach towards music making inspired the song in the first place.


    The Accidentals' adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI, when Larson, a sophomore cellist, and Buist, a junior violinist, were paired for a high school orchestra event. The gifted young musicians became fast friends and before long, bandmates. Having both grown up in musical families with professional pianists for fathers and vocalists for mothers, their shared influences bounced between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure.


    The past five years have seen The Accidentals perform over a thousand live shows, including headline dates, festival sets, and shared stages along such like-minded acts as Martin Sexton, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird, The Wailers, Joan Baez and others. 2015's SXSW debut saw them hailed by Billboard for "displaying a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops."


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. KW (feat. Keller Williams)
    2. Arizona Stars
    3. The Sound a Watch Makes When Enveloped in Cotton
    4. Earthbound
    5. Crow's Feet
    6. In the Morning
    7. Ballad Tendered Gun (feat. Kaki King)
    8. Memorial Day
    9. Odyssey
    10. Cut Me Down
    11. Nightlife
    12. Stitches and Seams
    13. Chekhov's Gun
    The Accidentals
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    Lighght (Awaiting Repress)


    "I really felt like I was witnessing history... in a couple of years we'll be talking about,
    'Man, I saw him at this intimate little show." - NPR


    "Grand and transcendent... the layers of beautiful sound, homage to Japanese culture,
    and use of violin make 151a a dreamy, pocket-sized symphony, perfect for anyone
    needing a lift." - BUST


    "Sumptuous orchestral brilliance... It's a stunningly good record, not merely chirpy,
    zany, and whimsical-but also packed full of harmonious, heart-stopping beauty. If you
    can imagine ELO's very best moments combined with Andrew Bird and a bit of weird
    Bjork introspection-well, even that doesn't really do it justice. Apart from Pet Sounds,
    perhaps, I can't think of a record that's as singly captivating in its sonic beauty." - THE PORTLAND MERCURY


    "Kishi Bashi's music sounds surprisingly basic and natural. He's got such a great way
    of thinking about production and melody that I've yet to hear a bad song from him." -
    YOU AIN'T NO PICASO


    "The music is off-kilter, particularly the opening chants and swirl of guitar and drums.
    The middle section, though, takes a more even-keeled approach to pop, balancing the
    looped whistles with peaceful, yet evocative vocals."
    - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND


    "A weightless, cartwheeling, electro-pop romp that's all zz and no fuss" - SPIN


    Violinist, singer, and composer Kishi Bashi is slated to release his new album on
    April 29, 2014. The album entitled "Lighght" (pronounced "Light") continues and
    expands the sound of his critically acclaimed debut, "151a" - which earned Kishi Bashi
    the *title* of "Best New Artist" by NPR. Since the profoundly successful release of
    "151a" two years ago, Kishi Bashi has toured relentlessly, captivating audiences across
    the globe with his loop-based live show, and fostering a groundswell of devotees.


    "151a" was crafted over a four-year period while Kishi Bashi was touring and recording with Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal (where he was a full-time
    member and co-producer). In late 2012, after the success of "151a", Kishi Bashi
    decided to focus solely on his own music and began composing the new material
    which has become "Lighght".


    "Lighght" takes its title from the one-word poem by minimalist poet Aram Saroyan.
    As Kishi Bashi explains, "The poem's blatant assault on literary convention and
    classical form was attractive to me." It is apparent that such an approach informed
    the new album, which has both broadened and redened his classical foundations.
    "Though I have studied classical composition, I prefer to take an unconventional path when it comes to creating and thinking about music," says Kishi Bashi.


    Though violin remains his primary instrument and songwriting muse, Kishi Bashi has
    expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation. Bright
    and soaring avant-pop songs are prevalent, as are Eastern-tinged arrangements,
    gentle ballads, Philip Glass inspired improvisations, and more than a few moments
    that irt with 70s prog (in the tradition of ELO or Yes).


    If this sounds jarringly kaleidoscopic, that's because it is. But it works. Listen and see.

    1. D√Čbut - Impromptu
    2. Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!
    3. The Ballad of Mr. Steak
    4. Carry on Phenomenon
    5. Bittersweet Genesis for Him AND Her
    6. Impromptu no 1
    7. Q&A
    8. Once Upon a Lucid Dream (In Afrikaans)
    9. Hahaha Pt. 1
    10. Hahaha Pt. 2
    11. In Fantasia
    Kishi Bashi
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    Magnolia

    The Wooden Birds is the new project of American Analog Set frontman Andrew Kenny. He returned home to Austin from Brooklyn to make Magnolia the album of his career, featuring members of acclaimed bands Sparklehorse, Ola Podrida and Lymbyc System.


    Despite the involvement of new musical partners, creating a much more vocal-and percussion-driven sound than the keyboard-and-vibes-hypnotics of American Analog Set, his voice and ear for melody and rhythm are unmistakable on Magnolia.

    1. false alarm
    2. the other one
    3. sugar
    4. hailey
    5. hometown fantasy
    6. choke
    7. quit you once
    8. never know
    9. anna paula
    10. believe in love
    11. seven seventeen
    12. bad
    The Wooden Birds
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    Two Matchsticks

    The Wooden Birds' Two Matchsticks follows-up their critically acclaimed 2009 debut Magnolia. The Wooden Birds are fronted by American Analog Set founder and Broken Social Scene collaborator/touring member Andrew Kenny.


    The album was recorded in a converted bedroom studio in Kenny's Austin home and mixed at Resonate Studio with producer Louie Lino (Nada Surf). It features a special guest appearance by Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard along with members of Ola Podrida.


    While Two Matchsticks keeps the percussive affects of The Wooden Birds' debut, the band drew on the strengths of their live show in writing the album, making it a stronger record sonically, more driven, upbeat and fuller than their previous efforts.


    The most noticeable difference is the increased presence of members Leslie Sisson and Matt Pond who, in addition to singing backing vocals on the album, sing lead and duet with Kenny on some of the album's most memorable songs.

    1. Folly Cub

    2. Two Matchsticks

    3. Cross My Heart
    4. Criminals Win
    5. Company Time
    6. Warm To the Blade
    7. Baby Jeans
    8. Too Pretty To Say Please
    9. Struck By Lightning
    10. Secrets
    11. Be No Lie
    12. Long Time To Lose

    The Wooden Birds
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    Greylag


    Limited Edition Gold Vinyl


    Like the wild goose that the Portland-based trio are named after, the members of Greylag have all undertaken amazing journeys, migrating as if by homing instinct from different parts of the US, to create a self-titled debut album that s the latest must-have slice of verdant, far-reaching Americana. Greylag is rich in melody, mood and detail with a range that mirrors the distance between their individual birthplaces, creating a personal twist on some timeless musical traditions, embracing electric and acoustic with a sound that s both subtle and forceful.


    Meet Andrew Stonestreet (lead vocal, acoustic guitar, originally from West Virginia), Daniel Dixon (lead guitar and other stringed things, keyboards, from Northern California) and Brady Swan (drums, from Texas). The venerated Phil Ek (Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Modest Mouse, The Shins) produced the album at Seattle s Avast! Studio, who clearly knows a sublime enterprising combination of roots and rock music when he hears it.


    The name Greylag looks and sounds strong but has developed more meaning for the band - It s a wild goose, from which all domestic geese originate, so it s the first survivor, and it s still wild, and doing things its own way - the lag part refers to it being the last bird to migrate. It sits back and watches. We love the connotation.

    1. Another
    2. Yours To Shake
    3. Arms Unknown
    4. Mama
    5. Kicking
    6. Burn On
    7. Black Sky
    8. One Foot
    9. Walk the Night
    Greylag
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    The Way We Are (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    Following their abstract masterpiece, The World I See, The Present returns with an album that delves ever deeper into the human psyche. Like an audio equivalent of Apocalypse Now, The Way We Are is by turns terrifying, enchanting, hallucinatory, and sharply focused. A psychedelic power-trio from a mythical dimension, The Present creates a strangely familiar music, as if they had already seen your dreams and your nightmares.


    In order to define the music, it might help to list some of the things it is not: it is not a pop album, neither is it a classical or jazz album. It's not an ambient album or a rock album either, but there are elements of all of these within its dense musical structure. Touchstones include the music of La Monte Young, Dmitri Shostakovich, Wolfgang Voigt, Cluster, Black Dice, Claude Debussy, Aphex Twin, Can, Arthur Russell, Boredoms, and Brian Eno-- and yet it sounds like none of these.


    What it is: a kaleidoscopic trip influenced by New York City, the ocean, mountains, the sun and the trees, Andy Warhol, Yukio Mishima, David Lynch, Friedrich Nietzsche, Buddhist mantra, mass transit, cats, birds and life. Life in all its myriad complexity and confusions, in all its transcendent beauty and its horrendous brutality.


    Their live show has been described as more of a sensory experience than a mere matter of listening and it's the title track-- a 35-minute epic the likes of which has not been heard since the glory days of Popul Vuh-- that best captures the band's extraordinary intensity.


    Once again this work is a collaboration with the artist Andrew Kuo, whose unique vision formed the cover of The World I See and whose work provides the visual counterpoint to The Present's sonic creation. Together, they make a totality that reflects so intensely and so clearly The Way We Are.

    Medman
    Saltwater Trails
    Space Meadow
    Shapeshifter
    Press Play
    The Way We Are
    The Present
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    Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of... (Out Of Stock)

    Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of .... is the latest self release by Andrew Bird, consisting of his versions of songs by a band he has loved for many years, The Handsome Family. The Handsome Family is husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks, who have collaborated as a couple for more than 20 years. Bird,
    who has long been a fan and first covered their track "Don't Be Scared" in 2003, toured with the band last fall and was inspired to begin working on this collection. Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of... includes an updated rendition of fan favorite "Don't Be Scared," along with "Far From Any Road," the main title theme
    song for the HBO series True Detective. Along with his band, The Hands of Glory (featuring Tift Merritt, Alan Hampton, and Eric Heywood), Andrew recorded these songs in May 2014 and released them a mere month later.
    1. Cathedral in the Dell
    2. Tin Foiled
    3. Giant of Illinois
    4. So Much Wine, Merry Christmas
    5. My Sister's Tiny Hands
    6. The Sad Milkman
    7. Don't Be Scared
    8. Frogs Singing
    9. Drunk by Noon
    10. Far From Any Road (Be My Hand)
    Andrew Bird
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