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  • Swanlights Swanlights Quick View

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    Swanlights

    Swanlights is the new album from Antony and the Johnsons, set to release in North America via Secretly Canadian. While I Am a Bird Now was arresting in its simplicity and vision and The Crying Light is a masterpiece of austerity, Swanlights may be Antonys most wide-ranging emotional work to date.



    It is a record that is at moments excruciating and tender, and at other times has a wicked gleam to its teeth. Musically its the most maximal of his work to date. Whereas on The Crying Light, Antony paired everything back to its most distilled and essential, on Swanlights the vines have become overgrown and the sound palette has become more exotic, strange percussive elements, John Cale-esque string drones, heavily distorted guitars and symphonic voicings thread the song cycle together.



    Swanlights is the fourth Antony and the Johnsons album and the follow up to the critically acclaimed smash The Crying Light which topped year-end best of lists across the globe in 2009. Antony burst into the international spotlight with his second album, I Am a Bird Now, which won the UKs prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

    1. Everything Is New
    2. The Great White Ocean
    3. Ghost
    4. Im In Love
    5. Violetta
    6. Swanlights
    7. The Spirit Was Gone
    8. Thank You For Your Love
    9. FlÉtta
    10. Salt Silver Oxygen
    11. Christinas Farm
    Antony And The Johnsons
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    Cut The World

    Antony and the Johnsons' Cut The World is a collection of live symphonic performances of songs from the band's four full length albums (Antony And The Johnsons, I Am A Bird Now, Swanlights, The Crying Light).



    Recorded in Copenhagen, DK with The Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Cut The World features arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston and Antony.



    Additionally, the title track Cut The World is featured here for the first time. It is one of Antony's new songs for The Life and Death of Marina Abramovi, directed by Robert Wilson and staring Antony, Marina Abramovi and Willem Dafoe.



    Cut The World was recorded live on September 2nd and 3rd, 2011 at the DK Concert Hall in Copenhagen, DK and represents Antony's continued meditation on light, nature and femininity. Antony discusses his ideas on the track Future Feminism, a speech he made during one of the concerts. Addressing the affects of patriarchy on the global ecology, Antony explores the possibility of shifting towards feminine systems of governance in a gesture to restore our world.

    1. Cut The World
    2. Future Feminism
    3. Cripple And The Starfish
    4. You Are My Sister
    5. Swanlights
    6. Epilepsy Is Dancing
    7. Another World
    8. Kiss My Name
    9. I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy
    10. Rapture
    11. The Crying Light
    12. Twilight
    Antony And The Johnsons
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    Another World

    Antony & The Johnsons emerged on the international stage in 2005 with their breakthrough "I Am A Bird Now" (over 700,000 RTD worldwide). His first new material since 2006 is a prelude to the new full-length, "The Crying Light", coming in January 2009. Of the project, Antony said, "I wanted to mark this moment very clearly in my life. I love and feel so anchored by the natural world, which gave birth to me, which supplies and supports my life, this experience of color and light and aching beauty. But the world is changing so fast now. 'Another World' is a song for the present but also a song for the future. What have I lost? And what is to come?"
    1.Another World

    2.Crackagen

    3.Shake That Devil

    4.Sing For Me

    5.Hope Mountain
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  • I Am A Bird Now I Am A Bird Now Quick View

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    I Am A Bird Now

    This second full-length features contributions from both Antony's peers (Rufus Wainwright, Devendra Banhart) and heroes (Lou Reed, Boy George). Their involvement reflects both their admiration for Antony and his unique place in the contemporary arts community. Reed asked Antony to perform as part of the small ensemble on Reed's American and European tours, and he gave Antony a solo turn on the Velvet Underground classic Candy Says, an homage to another one of Antony's inspirations, Andy Warhol. In fact, the image adorning the cover of this album is Peter Hujar's striking 1974 photo, Candy Darling On Her Deathbed. Like some unsettling ghost relative of Jeff Buckley and Billie Holiday singing for all the fallen, this is tough, honest, uncompromising beauty and the next great voice in music - Mojo. If a great voice is often said to be an instrument, Antony's is a near orchestra, carrying extremes of emotion, great waves of suffering, tragedy, redemption, and joy - Metro. Look for a full US tour this fall.
    1. Hope There's Someone
    2. My Lady Story
    3. For Today I Am A Boy
    4. Man is the Baby
    5. You Are My Sister
    6. What Can I Do?
    7. Fistfull of Love
    8. Spiralling
    9. Free at Last
    10. Bird Girl
    Antony And The Johnsons
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    The Crying Light

    The follow-up to I Am A Bird Now shifts thematic focus and explores Antony's relationship with the natural world. The intimacy of the Johnsons' sound is enveloped by avant-classical composer Nico Muhly's symphonic arrangements. The Crying Light is a soul stirring new work with daring compositions and captivating vocals.
    1. Her Eyes Are Underneath The Ground
    2. Epilepsy Is Dancing
    3. One Dove
    4. Kiss My Name
    5. The Crying Light
    6. Another World
    7. Daylight And The Sun
    8. Aeon
    9. Dust And Water
    10. Everglade
    Antony And The Johnsons
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    A Fool For Everyone

    Bones is a guitar hero inside and out, master apprentice of a steel-eyed, determined blues first informed by punk, not the sallow, honeyed agony seeping out of our most emotionally isolated singer-songwriters - Dusted. Features contributions from Matt Sweeney and Douglas Armour as well as members of Antony & The Johnsons, Sian Alice Group, Favourite Sons, and Jah Division.
    1.Today The World Is Worthy Of My Loathing
    2.One Moment's Peace
    3.Fool For Everyone, A
    4.Like A Politician
    5.I'm A Decent Man, I Kept Repeating
    6.What I Have Left
    7.Much More Than Love
    8.Give Up On Guitars
    9.Everybody's Always Coming Down On Me
    Mike Bones
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  • Leonard Cohen Greatest Hits Leonard Cohen Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Leonard Cohen Greatest Hits

    'No-one ever listens to me anyway, I might as well be a Leonard Cohen record', Neil once said during an episode of the notorious 'Young Ones'. This has changed dramatically. Cohen's 'Hallelujah' has reached the charts several times performed by various vocalists. Massive sold out concerts and well-known artists like Lou Reed, Bono, Nick Cave, Antony and Rufus Wainwright paying homage resulted in a huge re-appreciation which led to a whole new generation getting in touch with Cohen's impressive repertoire. This album is the perfect anthology of this legend's career.


    * 180 grams audiophile vinyl

    * incl. 4-page insert

    Side One:


    1. Suzanne

    2. Sisters Of Mercy

    3. So Long, Marianne

    4. Bird On The Wire

    5. Lady Midnight

    6. The Partisan


    Side Two: 



    1. Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye

    2. Famous Blue Raincoat

    3. Last Year's Man

    4. Chelsea Hotel

    5. Who By Fire

    6. Taking This Long
    Leonard Cohen
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    Noah's Ark

    Since the mysterious and beautiful La Maison de Mon Reve surfaced in early 2004, CocoRosie have spent months traveling the world with the likes of Bright Eyes, TV On The Radio, Antony And The Johnsons, Devendra Banhart, and Blonde Redhead. Along the way, Noah's Ark took shape, where heart-offerings of friends, family, loved ones and lost ones surface gracefully, contributing depth to the narrative journey. Noah's Ark is the result of a rootless reality, a drifting consciousness across state lines, date lines, time lines...connected to the past, vague about the future. But the heart of these songs is always issued from a tender present.
    1 K-Hole
    2 Beautiful Boyz
    3 South 2nd
    4 Bear Hides And Buffalo
    5 Tekno Love Song
    6 The Sea Is Calm

    1 Noah's Ark
    2 Milk
    3 Armageddon
    4 Brazilian Sun
    5 Bisounours
    6 Honey Or Tar
    CocoRosie
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  • Electric Toys (Discontinued) (On Sale) Electric Toys (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Electric Toys (Discontinued) (On Sale)

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    The Dig's Electric Toys features production from Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Antony & the Johnsons, The Ramones, Bishop Allen) who was also at the controls for their 2007 debut EP Good Luck and Games. With the album, The Dig have crafted 12 rock songs of various shapes, sizes, and moods, linked by the band's indelible hooks. Written and arranged by all four members, the songs often tell a story: darkish tales with twisted circumstances and desperate people driven to do bad things. Mosseri and Baldwin alternate lead vocals throughout the album; Mosseri's soaring, roguish tenor takes lead on the poppier tracks, while Baldwin's raspy, weathered croon holds court on the guitar-heavy, wall-rattling anthems.

    1. Carry Me Home

    2. Two Sisters In Love

    3. You're Already Gone

    4. She's Going To Kill That Boy

    5. Penitentiary

    6. Sick Sad Morning

    7. He's A Woman

    8. Look Inside

    9. For All Your Sins

    10. Shadow

    11. I Just Wanna Talk To You

    12. Feel Like Somebody Else

    The Dig
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    Rock Art & The X-Ray Style

    Rock Art and the X-Ray Style is the debut album by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, released in 1999. This album featured the band in its first incarnation: Joe Strummer and Antony Genn on guitar and vocals, Martin Slattery playing keyboards and guitar, Steve Smiley Barnard on drums, Pablo Cook on other percussion instruments, and Scott Shields on bass. Richard Flack also did engineering on the album. The record marked Strummer's re-emergence from a long absence in the music scene, his last record being 1989's Earthquake Weather. The album begins with Tony Adams, a track which sounds not unlike Strummer's previous work with The Clash. Saxophone riffs are juxtaposed with reggae inspired guitar, as Strummer recites lyrics detailing a catastrophe hitting New York City. The rest of the record takes a winding journey, with songs that capture Strummer's genre mixing.
    1. Tony Adams
    2. Sandpaper Blues
    3. X-Ray Style
    4. Techno D-Day
    5. Road to Rock N' Roll
    6. Nitcomb
    7. Diggin the New
    8. Forbidden City
    9. Yalla, Yalla
    10. Willesden to Cricklewood
    Joe Strummer
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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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  • You And Me (Discontinued) (On Sale) You And Me (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    You And Me (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    You & Me is Kevin Barker's debut album, released by Gnomonsong. Though it's his first solo release under his own name, Barker's no newcomer to the scene--he's spent the last few years recording, touring, and collaborating with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Vashti Bunyan, Vetiver, Antony and the Johnsons, and Espers, to name just a few. Essentially acting as everyone's favorite sideman, Barker has influenced and helped create a sound with which this generation is happily familiar. During his college days, Barker became interested in the finger-style guitar playing of John Fahey and Bert Jansch and began to record under the name Currituck County. This solo project (sometime a duo with Vetiver / Espers drummer Otto Hauser) recorded albums for Teenbeat Records, Troubleman Unlimited, and the UK's Track and Field Organisation. Now Barker has assembled an unbelievable group of musicians for You & Me. Produced by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Lilys, Gary Louris, Devendra Banhart), the album features Pat Sansone (Wilco), Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Wilson (Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis), Eric Johnson (Shins, Fruit Bats), and Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Espers). Full of sunny, rural country rock, You & Me recalls the rustic grooves of The Band and The Grateful Dead, the heady melancholy of Roy Harper, and the golden harmonies of CSNY.
    1. Little Picture of You
    2. You & Me
    3. Mountain & Bear
    4. Amber
    5. Walking Along
    6. My Lady
    7. I Will Fly
    8. Bless You on Your Way
    9. Tiny Tattered Tale (Bonus track)
    10. Ten Toes To Sister Sky (Bonus track)
    11. Jerry Jeff On The Radio (Bonus track)
    Kevin Barker
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  • Go Go Quick View

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    Go

    Jonsi has spent more than a decade writing epic compositions with Sigur Ros, creating some of the finest, most acclaimed albums of the last ten years. The choice to make an album of solo recordings came together as a solution to a backlog of songs Jonsi had written that didn't seem to fit within the Sigur Ros context. Go is a different beast entirely. Ecstatic, dramatic and alive, it features Jonsi's signature vocals throughout, with the majority of the songs sung in English.


    Not a straight ahead pop record, nor rock, folk, ambient or electronic, it encompasses all of these to create an expansive musical palette that's been brought to life by Jonsi alongside a number of free-spirited collaborators. Chief among these is Nico Muhly, the Philip Glass protege who is renowned for his work with Bjork, Antony & The Johnsons, Bonnie Prince Billy and Grizzly Bear. Also in the mix is the percussive genius of Samuli Kosminen, whose original drumming powers many of the songs along so you have a sonic landscape that bears little relation to anything else around today, yet explodes from the speakers with sheer happiness and wonder, wide-eyed and eager to be heard. The album was recorded in Iceland and Connecticut, was co-produced by Jonsi, Alex Somers and Peter Katis (The National, Interpol) and was mixed by Tom Elmhirst in London.

    1. Go do
    2. Animal Arithmetic
    3. Tornado
    4. Boy Lilikoi
    5. Sinking Friendships
    6. Kolnidur
    7. Around Us
    8. Grow Till Tall
    9. Hengilas
    Jonsi
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    See The Light

    New York Citys Jessica 6 (Hercules and Love Affair) creates soul music in its purest form, no matter the tempo. Their debut album, See The Light, moves from pulsating electronic sheen to uncompromisingly rugged R&B, and back again.


    Equal parts high-fashion and street smarts, lead singer Nomi Ruiz seductive, gut wrenching vocals are matched by her spellbinding style. Her lyrics create a world full of enraptured lovers, endless nights, fame-seekers, and broken hearts. Bassist Andrew Raposo and keyboardist Morgan Wiley deftly meld disco, hip-hop, electro and classic house, commanding you to dance while simultaneously making your heart sink.


    See The Light opens with a classic-in-waiting, the behemoth of a single, White Horse, that forces you to move like a witch doctor would. Prisoner Of Love, bridges electro and freestyle, featuring a soaring vocal melody that finds Nomi and guest vocalist Antony weaving their voices around each other to a stunning effect. Champagne Bubbles is the kind of gritty R&B that isnt afraid to be as angry as it is melancholic, its piano flourishes punctuated with a heavy kick and snare. Their debut single Fun Girl, a tale of desperation, fame and money, has a sinister keyboard melody that underscores the lyrics.


    With See The Light, Jessica 6 have created a raw portrait of life in the city and of all the highs and lows that come with it.

    1. White Horse

    2. See The Light
    3. Prisoner Of Love feat. Antony
    4. Hegarty
    5. In The Heat
    6. Jessica Jessica
    7. Freak The Night
    8. Good To Go
    9. Fun Girl
    10. Not Anymore
    11. Champagne Bubbles/Remember
    12. When
    13. Blessed Mother
    14. U-Motion
    15. Stars In Your Eyes
    Jessica 6
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  • Strange Weather Strange Weather Quick View

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    Strange Weather

    Anna Calvi is to release a 5 track covers EP entitled 'Strange Weather.' Produced by Thomas Bartlett
    (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, the EP features
    covers of tracks by FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin, Suicide, David Bowie as well as a stunning
    collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann's 'Strange Weather'.


    The cover of Suicide's Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico
    Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA
    twigs' 'Papi Pacify.'


    David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:


    'I'm a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom
    here in NY. 'Epic' I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to
    be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited
    to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting
    quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan
    Mockasin track she'd done too.'

    1. Papi Pacify
    2. I'm The Man, That Will Find You
    3. Ghost Rider
    4. Strange Weather
    5. Lady Grinning Soul
    Anna Calvi
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    Lantern

    This summer Hudson Mohawke will release Lantern, his first solo full length in nearly six years. The producer has been on a meteoric rise, working with some of the biggest names in hip hop, pop and dance music. From age 15 he was an award winning scratch DJ producing happy hardcore on cracked software - he came to define a generation of electronic fusion producers but unlike many of his peers, Hudson has matured into a fully fledged contemporary hitmaker continually working to break the mold. Born of the underground club scene in the UK, 'Hud Mo' has been cultivating a formidable presence in the community, right from the earliest days producing on Fruityloops from his bedroom. His US break-out came in 2012 with TNGHT, the collaborative project with fellow producer Lunice, which saw their production influence the A-list in rap (being jumped on by the likes of Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne) and help reintroduce the US dance / EDM scene to Hip Hop as club music. In the two years following, Hudson has worked on releases from Drake, Kanye West, John Legend, Young Thug, Pusha-T, and Antony Hegarty. Despite becoming one of pops go-to producers, to his avid fans he's never been tied to one genre - and with Lantern we hear the realization of everything he has been working on since that Glasgow bedroom.
    1. Lantern
    2. Very First Breath [ft. Irfane]
    3. Ryderz
    4. Warriors [ft. Ruckazoid & Devauex]
    5. Kettles
    6. Scud Books
    7. Indian Steps [ft. Antony]
    8. Lil Djembe
    9. Deepspace [ft. Miguel]
    10. Shadows
    11. Resistance [ft. JhenÉ Aiko]
    12. Portrait of Luci
    13. System
    14. Brand New World
    Hudson Mohawke
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  • Ruby Vroom Ruby Vroom Quick View

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    Ruby Vroom

    Ruby Vroom was Soul Coughing's 1994 debut album. The album's sound is a mixture of sample-based tunes (loops of Raymond Scott's Powerhouse on Bus to Beelzebub, Toots and the Maytals, Howlin' Wolf, The Andrews Sisters, and The Roches on Down to This, and a loop of sampler player Mark De Gli Antoni's orchestral horns on Screenwriter's Blues, among others). It also features guitar-based tunes like Janine, Moon Sammy, and Supra Genius and jazzy, upright-bass-fueled songs that often slyly quoted other material-the theme from Courageous Cat on Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago, Thelonious Monk's Misterioso on Casiotone Nation, and Bobby McFerrin's cover of Joan Armatrading's Opportunity on Uh, Zoom Zip.
    1. Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago
    2. Sugar Free Jazz
    3. Casiotone Nation
    4. Blueeyed Devil
    5. Bus to Beelzebub
    6. True Dreams of Wichita
    7. Screenwriter's Blues
    8. Moonsammy
    9. Supra Genius
    10. City of Motors
    11. Uh, Zoom Zip
    12. Down to This
    13. Mr. Bitterness
    14. Janine
    Soul Coughing
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  • Bluebird Bluebird Quick View

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    Bluebird

    "Musically she exists somewhere between
    Feist and Townes Van Zandt, and her New
    York-by-way-of-Kentucky pluck is a refreshing
    antidote to schmaltzy neo-folk"
    - SPIN


    "Dawn Landes' music sits neatly on the
    fulcrum between Cat Power and Neko Case"
    - PASTE


    " compelling mix of alternative folk with
    instrumental experimentation just the right
    hint of country"
    - NPR


    " Landes is a haunting presence in the world
    of alt-folk experimentalism.
    - BLACKBOOK


    Based in Brooklyn, but raised in Louisville, singer-songwriter Dawn Landes has been writing
    songs for most of her life, and at 33 already has more than a decade of experience as a
    professional producer and engineer. After leaving NYU where she studied psychology and
    literature, Landes began honing her production and engineering skills, working at Stratosphere Sound
    (owned by James Iha, Adam Schlesinger, and Andy Chase), and at Philip Glass'
    personal recording studio, before launching Saltlands Studio in Brooklyn with partners Steve
    Salett and Gary Maurer.


    Her new album Bluebird was produced in collaboration with good friend Thomas Bartlett
    (known for his work with The National, Sharon Van Etten, Rufus Wainwright, Antony and the
    Johnsons, and many others), and features contributions from Tony Scherr, Rob Moose, and
    Norah Jones.


    Press coverage of Bluebird will understandably present this album as Dawn's answer to her
    ex's divorce record. However, like any great songwriter, she's abstracting her personal
    narratives enough to leave them open to interpretation and a larger meaning. Bartlett's
    spartan production keeps the vibe intimate, making it easy to connect with these naked and
    honest songs which manage to rise above the context in which they were written. In the end,
    the fact that Bluebird is Landes' way of processing the overwhelming emotions she dealt
    with after her divorce doesn't matter - there are two sides to every story, and this is hers.

    1. Bluebird
    2. Try to Make a Fire Burn Again
    3. Bloodhound
    4. Heel Toe
    5. Cry No More
    6. Oh Brother
    7. Diamond Rivers
    8. Love Song
    9. Lullabye for Tony
    10. Home
    Dawn Landes
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    Pleasure Boy

    Music often comes from a deep place, and in the case of Hannah Cohen's stunning and heartrending second album, it's very deep indeed. Mainly inspired by a painful break-up and the anxieties that loss can trigger, Pleasure Boy cushions its sadness in an exquisitely nuanced soundscape of aching melancholy and lush melody where Hannah's vocal conveys all the different shades of heartbreak. Following the album's completion, she's survived the calamity and found a new level of happiness, but to paraphrase the classic Sixties hit, there will always be something there to remind her with Pleasure Boy.


    'Pleasure Boy', like her debut 'Child Bride', was produced by Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, whose work with artists such as The National, Antony Hegarty and David Byrne singles him out as one of America's current finest producers and collaborators, though he's also a talented pianist. The dynamics of 'Pleasure Boy' was the result of Hannah and Bartlett, "bunkering down with my songs, experimenting with different tones and sounds, and layering them. My first record was so airy and roomy, I didn't have patience for that again, I wanted more movement, something more mysterious and witchier, so we created this sound wall together."


    "I wanted the music to hurt, to have a visceral effect," Hannah says. Her voice sometimes sounds delirious or icy; other times she recalls the vulnerable, piercing beauty of Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays) and Karen Peris (The Innocence Mission). But Pleasure Boy's sound wouldn't exist without the vision that launched it. The album title arrived as the record took shape. "Pleasure Boy is a character of who it's about, someone who represents gluttony and decadence and richness," Hannah explains. She admits it was a tough record to make, given she was aiming to heal emotionally while feeling "devastated and hurt. But it wouldn't be the record it is if I hadn't done that."

    1. Keepsake
    2. Lilacs
    3. Watching You Fall
    4. Fake It
    5. Claremont
    6. Queen Of Ice
    7. Just Take The Rest
    8. Baby
    Hannah Cohen
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    The Deluge

    White Colored Vinyl


    Cascade and The Deluge are variations on the latest tape-loop
    and delay composition from the inimitable William Basinski.
    Cascade is the CD/Digital variant, and The Deluge is the vinyl LP
    companion - pressed on exquisite 180 gram white colored vinyl.


    In Cascade, a single ancient lilting piano tape loop repeats
    endlessly carrying one along in its tessellating current. In The
    Deluge, the same loop is processed through a series of feedback
    loops of different lengths, creating a spiraling crescendo of
    overtones that eventually fades away to silence. In the
    denouement, a series of limpid piano loops leads to an urgent
    orchestral theme that builds and gradually dies.


    William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer
    who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in
    NYC and most recently, California. Employing obsolete
    technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and
    melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and
    resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of
    time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops
    received international critical acclaim and was one of Pitchfork's
    Top Albums of the Decade. Installations and films made in
    collaboration with artist-filmmaker, James Elaine have been
    presented in festivals and museums internationally, and his
    concerts are presented to sold-out crowds around the world.
    Basinski was chosen by Music Director, Antony Hegarty to
    create music for the Robert Wilson opera, The Life and Death of
    Marina Abramovic which had its world premiere at the
    Manchester International Festival in July 2011 and toured Europe
    in 2012 and North America in 2013. Orchestral transcriptions of
    The Disintegration Loops by Maxim Moston have been
    performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queen Elizabeth
    Hall and La Batie Festival in Geneva, Switzerland. Basinski is
    currently touring the world in support of his latest works, Cascade
    and The Deluge.

    1. The Deluge
    2. The Deluge (The Denouement)
    3. Cascade
    William Basinski
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    A Shadow In Time


    Includes Vinyl-Only Mix Not Available On Any Other Format


    Pressed Onto Audiophile-Quality 100% Virgin Vinyl


    "Deeply melancholic and subdued,
    music to embrace in the deep of a
    sleepless night." - The Quietus


    "Euphoric and transparent."
    - The Wire


    "There is something oddly
    otherworldly and plaintive about the
    whole thing." - Drowned In Sound


    World-renowned as one of experimental music's most vital and
    impressionistic composers of the past few decades, William
    Basinski's tape loop works have been especially influential,
    particularly on the historic series, The Disintegration Loops,
    where distorted, orchestral tape samples burrow deep into the
    listener's psyche through meditative repetition. On his new album,
    A Shadow In Time, Basinski plunges deeper than ever for the
    plaintive, solitary eulogy to David Bowie, aptly titled "For David
    Robert Jones." Conversely, the title track, "A Shadow In Time," is
    a subtle, celestial escalation of melody and drone. The result is
    one of the most truly transcendent pieces of music he has ever
    committed to - or wrung from - tape.


    William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer
    who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in
    NYC and most recently, California. Employing obsolete
    technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and
    melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and
    resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of
    time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops
    received international critical acclaim and was one of Pitchfork's
    Top Albums of the Decade. Basinski was chosen by Music
    Director, Antony Hegarty to create music for the Robert Wilson
    opera, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic which had its
    world premiere at the Manchester International Festival in July
    2011 and toured Europe in 2012 and North America in 2013.

    1. A Shadow In Time
    2. For David Robert Jones
    William Basinski
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    Why Do The Heathen Rage?

    Not final cover art


    The Soft Pink Truth is the solo alter ego of Drew Daniel, one half of celebrated Baltimore-based electronic duo Matmos. After a decade of silence in which Daniel concentrated on Matmos and becoming a Shakespeare professor, The Soft Pink Truth is set to release Why Do the Heathen Rage? whose subtitle "Electronic Profanations of Black Metal Classics" reveals its bizarre agenda as an unrequited love letter to a justly divisive genre. A gleeful queer travesty of black metal's undying obsession with kvlt authenticity, Why Do the Heathen Rage? is also a formally precise homage executed with a scholar's obsession. With the guitar chord transcription assistance of Owen Gardner (Teeth Mountain, Horse Lords) and a coven of guest vocalists, including Antony Hegarty and members of Locrian and Wye Oak, Daniel meticulously transposes the riffs, structures and patterns of black metal chestnuts and deep cuts by Darkthrone, Venom, Mayhem, Sarcofago and more into oddly hybrid new forms. Cruising camp absurdity by forcing a sticky tryst between the two mutually incongruous early 90s subcultures of rave and black metal, the results are bracingly strange on first listen, but curiously addictive as the album sinks in.


    Imitating the countless black metal albums that begin with ominous intros, the album commences with "Invocation for Strength", a spoken word track in which a Radical Faery poem used by gay activist Arthur Evans in his classic Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture is read by Drew Daniel and Antony (Antony and the Johnsons). After this queer hymn, the rhythmic assault begins with an industrial gabber take on Venom's genre-founding song "Black Metal", featuring vocals by Baltimore artist Bryan Collins and screams from Daniel. Stark trap beats and rave synths meet two-step house bounce on "Sadomatic Rites," originally by Beherit, whose electronic opus H418ov21.c was an inspiration to Drew as he was making this album. Adding a witchy twist to an underground metal classic, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak, Dungeonesse) lends her smoky, soulful voice to an orgasmic house deconstruction of Sarcofago's redlight anthem "Ready to Fuck." After a surprisingly sensitive guitar led intro, "Satanic Black Devotion" erupts with full on screaming vocals from Terence Hannum (Locrian), paired with IDM beats, synthetic banjo, and a rather glaring plunderphonic re-working of a recognizable dancefloor classic. Side Two kicks off with a stark, vogue-ball inspired rethinking of Darkthrone's "Beholding the Throne of Might", with whispered vocals from London based free improviser/composer Jennifer Walshe and a spoken interlude from David Serrotte of the vogue ball crew House of Revlon. The goth factor spikes on "Buried by Time and Dust", in which Daniel's Matmos partner M.C. Schmidt croaks the lyrics to the vampiric Mayhem original on top of MIDI harpsichord while a moldy 808 drops the "Planet Rock" beat. In an Ouroboric final gesture, the album concludes with a paroxysmic take on "Grim and Frostbitten Gay Bar" by Impaled Northern Moonforest, the parodic fake black metal project of Anal Cunt's Seth Putnam. A blizzard of snippets of pop, house, crust and metal are shredded and smothered in lo-fi screaming and arctic field recordings, ending the album on suitably contradictory notes of mockery and celebration. The album's controversial artwork, which will remain redacted for the time being due to the extreme content it portrays, fits those themes as well, depicting a volatile, extremist scene undergoing a long overdue queerification, coming out rich and strange, shiny and pink.


    The Soft Pink Truth was started in 2001 when legendary UK house producer Matthew Herbert challenged Drew to "make a house record," resulting in the project's slyly funky debut album Do You Party?, which Herbert released on his own Soundslike Records. Daniel has also produced floor-burning remixes for Bjork, Herbert, Grizzly Bear, Dat Politics and many more under The Soft Pink Truth moniker. "Why Do The Heathen Rage?" follows his 2004 release "Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want The Soft Pink Truth?," a collection of electronic interpretations of UK punk and American hardcore songs. As a member of Matmos, Daniel continues to break down established norms of experimental and pop music practice by filtering genres through unique and brilliant conceptual lenses, and has established himself as one of the most individualistic electronic musicians of the past several decades.


    Disclaimer: Aesthetics and Politics are neither equivalent nor separable. Black metal fandom all too often entails a tacit endorsement or strategic looking-the-other-way with regards to the racist, anti-Semitic, sexist and homophobic bullshit politics that (still) pervade the scene, on behalf of either escapist fantasy talk, shaky invocations of art as a crypto-religious path to transcendence, or--the oldest cop out in the book--the quietist declaration that "I just like how it sounds." Just as blasphemy both affirms and assaults the sacred powers it invokes and inverts, so too this record celebrates black metal and offers queer critique / mockery / profanation of its ideological morass in equal measure. Mixed emotions about a murky, diverse and self-differential scene are all very well, but, as Barack Obama is so fond of saying at press conferences just before legitimizing drone warfare, let's be clear: No apologies, no excuses, and no escape clauses are hereby offered. Murderers are murderers. No safe space for fascist garbage. The Soft Pink Truth hereby abjures black metal homophobes, racists, and Nazis categorically and absolutely: MAY THIS CURSE BIND! Remember Magne Andreassen!"

    1. Invocation for Strength
    2. Black Metal
    3. Sadomatic Rites
    4. Ready to Fuck
    5. Satanic Black Devotion
    6. Beholding the Throne of Might
    7. Let There Be Ebola Frost
    8. Buried by Time and Dust
    9. Maniac
    10. Grim and Frostbitten Gay Bar
    The Soft Pink Truth
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    Kinotto

    Import


    The third album by this combo from Bologna is the apotheosis of their histrionic verve. Directed in studio by Italian progressive rock luminary, Paolo Tofani, Kinotto was released in 1979, and as Freak Antoni himself declared, the album was closer to new wave than previous efforts and its best-known track, Mi piaccion le sbarbine. was soon on heavy rotation.


    With Kinotto, also came the artistic consecration of the Skiantos, who went from being a cult band to one of the most energetic and histrionic in Italian rock. Invited to replace Italian rock superstar Vasco Rossi's back-up band in 1990, and undoubtedly a source of inspiration for the evil doings of Italian mock rock band Elio e Le Storie Tese, with Kinotto the Skiantos wrote one of the most thrilling pages in Italian music.


    1. Mi Piaccion Le Sbarbine

    2. Non Ti Sopporto Più

    3. Ti Rullo Di Kartoni

    4. Kakkole

    5. Sono Un Teppista

    6. Non Farò Mai Quello Che Vuoi

    7. Gelati

    8. Kinotto

    9. Se Mi Ami Amami

    10. Freezer

    11. Sono Buono

    12. Il Rock Ti Da Lo Shock
    13. Tu Sei Bellissima

    Skiantos
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    Self Portrait

    One of the most controversial albums in Bob Dylan's remarkable catalog, the 1970 double-LP Self Portrait continues to exercise considerable fascination amongst Dylan devotees. Released on the heels of the artist's game changing Nashville Skyline, Self Portrait offered a quirky assortment of studio and live tracks, encompassing Dylan originals as well as covers of familiar pop and folk numbers, recorded with an all-star musical cast.


    At the time of its original release, the sprawling, unconventional Self Portrait generated an immense amount of discussion and disagreement amonst Dylan admirers. The ongoing controversy surrounding the album has been fueled over the years by Dylan himself. At various times, Dylan has defended Self Portrait as a heartfelt artistic statement, dismissed it as a joke and described it as a concerted effort to escape the pressures of his unwanted status as the voice of a generation. Whatever the artist's actual intentions, Self Portrait retains a unique niche in the hearts of Dylan fans, and is often cited as an early landmark in the birth of alternative country.


    Self Portrait's highlights include the Dylan originals Wigwam, later featured in the Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums; Living the Blues, subsequently covered by artists ranging from Leon Redbone to Antony Hegarty; and The Mighty Quinn, which Manfred Mann had turned into a British Invasion hit in 1968. The latter song is one of a quartet of live tracks drawn from Dylan's legendary performances with The Band at the historic Isle of Wight festival, along with memorable versions of the Dylan standards Like a Rolling Stone, Minstrel Boy and She Belongs to Me. Also featured are Dylan's readings of a variety of outside material, ranging from his iconic interpretation of the rural folk song Copper Kettle to his distinctive takes on such familiar tunes as Paul Simon's The Boxer, Gordon Lightfoot's Early Mornin' Rain and the vintage Every Brothers hits Let It Be Me and Take a Message to Mary.


    Sundazed has restored this one-of-a-kind release to its original double-LP format. Mastered from the original analog master tapes, the album is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl, with meticulously reproduced original gatefold cover art.

    1. All the Tired Horses
    2. Alberta #1
    3. I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
    4. Days of '49
    5. Early Mornin' Rain
    6. In Search of Little Sadie
    7. Let It Be Me
    8. Little Sadie
    9. Woogie Boogie
    10. Belle Isle
    11. Living the Blues
    12. Like a Rolling Stone (Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1969)
    13. Copper Kettle (The Pale Moonlight)
    14. Gotta Travel On
    15. Blue Moon
    16. The Boxer
    17. The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) (Live at the Isle of Wight Festival)
    18. Take Me as I Am (Or Let Me Go)
    19. Take a Message to Mary
    20. It Hurts Me Too
    21. Minstrel Boy (Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1969)
    22. She Belongs to Me (Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1969)
    23. Wigwam
    24. Alberta #2
    Bob Dylan
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