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    Attack & Release

    Until now, guitarist-singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney of the Black Keys took an extreme do-it-yourself approach to record making, hunkering down in a basement studio or setting up equipment in one of the abandoned factories of their native Akron, Ohio. Their modus operandi was more seance than session. With a minimal set of tools, they conjured up a big, swaggering blues-rock sound, seemingly drawn from some distant time and place yet too weirdly original to ever be called retro. As Rolling Stone put it in a review of their 2006 Nonesuch debut, Magic Potion, Pure blues rock of this caliber is really timeless.


    For this album, however, the Black Keys decided not to go it alone: Attack and Release is the result of one of the most audacious and eagerly awaited collaborations in alternative rock history. As producer, Auerbach and Carney chose Danger Mouse, the mega-eclectic sonic mastermind behind the Grammy Award-winning Gnarls Barkley's St. Elsewhere and its multi-format hit, Crazy, as well as the music-industry provocateur who created the mother of all mash-ups, The Grey Album. The Black Keys also deigned to work at an established studio, albeit one within driving distance of Akron. Suma Recording, a legendary spot in northeast Ohio renowned for its supply of great vintage gear, provided just the right ambience for the guys. As Carney put it, with genuine affection, Suma smells like a moldy cabin and looks like a haunted house.


    On Attack and Release, Danger Mouse is more creative co-conspirator than traditional figure behind the boards. He doesn't radically alter the duo's sound so much as coax out more of its inherent soulfulness, groove and bittersweet emotion. Two versions of Remember When illustrate how the duo can swing easily from smoldering ballad to thrashing rocker. I'm more pleased with the sound of this record than any one we've ever made, says Carney, and Auerbach concurs: We never let it all go like we did for this one, anything was game. It was just fun to make, and that's why I think it's so successful. The band adds more instrumentation to their mix, including piano, organ and moog synthesizer. Danger Mouse fashions subtle special effects, like the ghostly background choir that surfaces on the moody I Got Mine, which sounds as if it were samples from some old Warner Bros. cartoon. The Black Keys also invited in a few special guests: guitarist Marc Ribot and clarinetist-flautist (and Pat's uncle) Ralph Carney, both veterans of Tom Waits' band and players on countless avant-rock/jazz/noise session. Jessica Lea Mayfield a/k/a Chittlin, an impressive 18 year-old bluegrass/country singer from Kent, Ohio, sings alongside a heart-breakingly plaintive Auerbauch on the slow-dance final cut, Things Ain't Like They Used to Be

    1. All You Ever Wanted
    2. I Got Mine
    3. Strange Times
    4. Psychotic Girl
    5. Lies
    6. Remember When (Side A)
    7. Remember When (Side B)
    8. Same Old Thing
    9. So He Won't Break
    10. Oceans & Streams
    11. Things Ain't Like They Used to Be
    The Black Keys
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    Hard Attack

    The 70's were the golden era of rock music. Especially in 1972 albums such as Deep Purple's Machine Head, Jethro Tull's Thick as a Brick, David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, Uriah Heep's Demons and Wizards, Black Sabbath's Vol. 4, and of course the colossal live Made in Japan were released. In addition to their undeniable historical value, these albums were released by British artists that dominated the rock scene back then. On the other side of the Atlantic, 3 teens from the US were forming a short-lived band that released only two albums but had a strong impact on a small nucleus of fans that recognized something different in the sound of Dust. The sound of Hard Attack, the band's second and final release, that we now call proto-metal is influenced by the likes of Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, the Who and even Cream. So, what we have here is an American band that sounds as if it consists of British musicians. The band members however were not strangers to the world of rock. Drummer Marc Bell became known as Marky Ramone, while singer and guitarist Richie Wise went on to produce the first two KISS albums along with Kenny Kerner who wrote the lyrics of Hard Attack. Nevertheless, bass player Kenny Aaronson is the one who shines mostly throughout the album with his amazing musicianship.


    As a result, the fact that the album sounds like a fusion of the aforementioned bands is not accidental. In addition, the listener can recognize elements of KISS from the very beginning with excellent riffs, heavy rock attitude but most notably huge chugging bass lines. But it's not just speed and heaviness that this band has to offer. The combination of acoustic and electric guitar showcases the band's ability to create more melodic passages along with their proto-metal sound. The song Suicide is the pinnacle of the whole album as one can listen to the band's Sabbathian sound accompanied by drum fills reminiscent of Ginger Baker. Bear in mind that in this release Marc Bell (aka Marky Ramone) is just 16 years old. Additionally, one can listen to melodic brakes in the middle of some songs that remind Uriah Heep and psychedelic influences from the likes of the Beatles. Moreover, the band sounds even more interesting when they add strings and organ to a mellow song with lyrics such as "Angry angels cried, Satan yearning cast a spell on us, Cherubim with wings that cannot fly, Dancing demons fill the sky". An additional sample of proto-metal can be heard in the speedy instrumental Ivory with its catchy riffs, cool bass licks, and Paice-like drumming. As you may have guessed, Dust is not your typical 70's hard rock band. Yes, they do incorporate elements from several bands but they add their own style in order to produce a rather exciting outcome, that we now call proto-metal.


    - manosg (Sputnik Music)

    1. Pull Away/So Many Times
    2. Walk In The Soft Rain
    3. Thusly Spoken
    4. Learning To Die
    5. All In All
    6. I Been Thinkin
    7. Ivory
    8. How Many Horses
    9. Suicide
    Dust
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    Sonic Attack


    180 Gram Blue Vinyl


    Import


    1000 Only Limited Edition


    Sonic Attack is the eleventh studio album by the English space rock group Hawkwind, released in 1981. It spent five weeks on the UK albums chart peaking at #19.

    LP 1
    1. Sonic Attack
    2. Rocky Paths
    3. Psychosonia
    4. Virgin Of The World

    5. Angels Of Death
    6. Living On A Knife Edge
    7. Coded Languages
    8. Disintegration
    9. Streets Of Fear
    10. Lost Chances


    LP 2
    1. Angels of Death
    2. Transdimensional Man
    3. Sonic Attack (First Version)
    4. Out of the Void
    5. Lost Chances (Extended Version)
    6. Streets of Fear (Alternative Version)
    7. Devilish Dirge
    8. The End of Earth City (Demo)
    9. The Speed of Light
    10. Living on a Knife Edge

    Hawkwind
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    Heart Attack

    Heart Attack was Selected as One of Alternative Press's - Most Anticipated albums of 2013


    Heart Attack Features Guest Spots by Geoff Rickly of Thursday and Ian Grushka of New Found 
    Glory


    The LP Comes with a Bonus CD


    Every now and then a band comes along and speaks to the hearts of kids everywhere, as the true 
    voice of their generation. Man Overboard is that band in the pop-punk community . In an age 
    when overnight internet sensations are an everyday occurrence, it's hard to find a band that's 
    grown organically, the old fashioned way, via word of mouth and non-stop touring, winning kids 
    over one show at a time. Man Overboard has been busy touring the world for the past 5 years, 
    having shared the stage with the likes of Taking Backing Sunday, Bayside, New Found Glory, The 
    Wonder Years, and more. The bands buzz reached New Found Glory's guitar player Steve Klein who 
    fell in love with their infectious pop-punk sound and catchy choruses. 


    He was so impressed with the band that he offered to produce "Heart Attack" the bands second Rise Records release. Man Overboard is humbled by their success, but also know that they still have a long road ahead of 
    them. In the grand scheme of things, it's only the beginning. After drawing huge crowds on the 
    Vans Warped Tour last year the band was personally asked by tour founder Kevin Lyman to return 
    on a bigger stage this summer. Man Overboard is currently on a headline run that's doing sell out 
    business. Things are just about to tip for Man Overboard, regardless they continue to play every 
    show like it is their last, and treat every fan like their first. 

    1.Secret Pain
    2.Boy Without Batteries
    3.Where I Left You
    4.Heart Attack
    5.White lies
    6.S.A.D.
    7.Suppy
    8.How To Hide Your Feelings
    9.Swandive
    10.Hoodie Song
    11.Re Run
    12.Open Season
    13.Damage Control
    14.Wide Awake
    Man Overboard
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    Under Attack

    Under Attack, the brash, brutal album from New York punk rock veterans The Casualties is a must own punk rock album. The Casualties previous effort On The Front Line , released in February of 2004 went on to sell over 62K copies in the US on the back of a very solid touring schedule. The Casualties took a short break from their relentless touring schedule and returned to the studio with Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Rise Against, The Suicide Machines.) The result is Under Attack, thirteen tracks of blistering punk rock.
    1. Under Attack
    2. Without Warning
    3. System Failed Us... Again

    4. Social Outcast
    5. V.I.P.
    6. No Solution - No Control

    7. Down & Out
    8. In It For Life
    9. On City's Streets

    10. Fallens Heros
    11. Great American Progress
    12. Stand And Fight
    The Casualties
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    Attack On Memory

    In 2009, Cleveland, OH's Dylan Baldi began writing and recording lo-fi power-pop songs in his parents basement, dubbing the project Cloud Nothings. His music quickly started making the Internet rounds, and fans and critics alike took note of his pithy songcraft, infectiously catchy melodies, and youthful enthusiasm. Baldi soon released a string of 7s, a split cassette, and an EP before putting out Turning On, a compilation spanning about a years worth of work, on Carpark in 2010. January 2011 saw the release of Cloud Nothings self-titled debut LP, which, put next to Turning On, found Baldi cleaning up his lo-fi aesthetic, pairing his tales of affinitive confusion with a more pristine aural clarity. In the interval since the release of Cloud Nothings, Baldi has toured widely and put a great deal of focus on his live show, a detail that heavily shapes the music of this, his follow-up album, Attack on Memory.


    After playing the same sets nightly for months on end, Baldi saw the rigidity of his early work, and he wanted to create arrangements that would allow for more improvisation and variability when played on the road. To accomplish this desired malleability, the entire band decamped to Chicago, where the album was recorded with Steve Albini, and all lent a hand in the songwriting process. The product of these sessions is a record boasting features that, even at a glance, mark a sea change in the bands sound: higher fidelity, a track clocking in at almost nine minutes, an instrumental, and an overall more plaintive air. The songs move along fluidly, and Baldi sounds assured as he brings his vocals up in the mix, allowing himself to hold out long notes and put some grain into his voice. Minor key melodies abound, drums emphatically contribute much more than mere timekeeping, and the guitar work is much more adventurous than that of previous releases.


    For all of early Cloud Nothings fun and fervor, Baldi admits that it never sounded like most of the music he listens to. With Attack on Memory, he wanted to remedy this anomaly, and in setting out to do so, Baldi and Co. have created an album that shows vast growth in a still very young band.

    1. No Future/No Past
    2. Wasted Days
    3. Fall In
    4. Stay Useless
    5. Separation
    6. No Sentiment
    7. Our Plans
    8. Cut You
    Cloud Nothings
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    Sheer Heart Attack

    Queen II was a breakthrough in terms of power and ambition, but Queen's third album Sheer Heart Attack was where the band started to gel. It followed quickly on the heels of the second record -- just by a matter of months; it was the second album they released in 1974 -- but it feels like it had a longer incubation period, so great is the progress here. Which isn't quite to say that Sheer Heart Attack is flawless -- it still has a tendency to meander, sometimes within a song itself, as when the killer opening Brighton Rock suddenly veers into long stretches of Brian May solo guitar -- but all these detours do not distract from the overall album, they're in many ways the key to the record itself: it's the sound of Queen stretching their wings as they learn how to soar to the clouds. There's a genuine excitement in hearing all the elements to Queen's sound fall into place here, as the music grows grander and catchier without sacrificing their brutal, hard attack. One of the great strengths of the album is how all four members find their voices as songwriters, penning hooks that are big, bold, and insistent and crafting them in songs that work as cohesive entities instead of flourishes of ideas. This is evident not just in Killer Queen -- the first, best flourishing of Freddie Mercury's vaudevillian camp -- but also on the pummeling Stone Cold Crazy, a frenzied piece of jagged metal that's all the more exciting because it has a real melodic hook. Those hooks are threaded throughout the record, on both the ballads and the other rockers, but it isn't just that this is poppier, it's that they're able to execute their drama with flair and style. There are still references to mystical worlds (Lily of the Valley, In the Lap of Gods) but the fantasy does not overwhelm as it did on the first two records; the theatricality is now wielded on everyday affairs, which ironically makes them sound larger than life. And this sense of scale, combined with the heavy guitars, pop hooks, and theatrical style, marks the true unveiling of Queen, making Sheer Heart Attack as the moment where they truly came into their own.

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

    On Sheer Heart Attack, Queen turned out an album that had something for nearly everyone and it provided the first glimpse at the incredible range of the great Freddy Mercury. Containing the group's first global hit single, Killer Queen and serving as the band's breakthrough record, it certainly ranks among their best.


    This fall marks Queens return to studio recording for the first time in 13 years, to commemorate that occasion, Universal has created the Queen on Vinyl Collectors Edition re-issue program in which every Queen studio album is to be released on vinyl LPs over the next two years. The original albums are being re-issued correct in every detail to the original releases, including inner sleeves, packaging and bonuses.

    1. Brighton Rock
    2. Killer Queen
    3. Tenement Funster
    4. Flick Of The Wrist
    5. Lily Of The Valley
    6. Now Im Here
    7. In The Lap Of The Gods
    8. Stone Cold Crazy
    9. Dear Friends
    10. Misfire
    11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
    12. She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos)
    13. In The Lap Of The Gods revisited
    Queen
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    Painting Of A Panic Attack

    Painting Of A Panic Attack was recorded at Dessner's Brooklyn studio - where The National also recorded The National's High Violet and Trouble Will Find Me - and at Dreamland Studio in Woodstock, NY in the summer of 2015. Much of the album is indebted lyrically to Los Angeles, where frontman Scott Hutchison moved to from Scotland in 2014 Tracks such as Get Out, the lead single which chronicles an addictive and obsessive love, and Still Want To Be Here, telling of his struggle with adjusting to life in LA, perfectly encapsulate the mindset of the Frightened Rabbit frontman since the band's last release. And, of the album closer Die Like A Rich Boy, Dessner says, [It] feels like a completely classic song, but it's also a distillation of everything Scott has ever written about. It's so gracefully constructed and realized, and it's not trying to be anything other than what it is. I wish I could write a song like that.
    1. Death Dream
    2. Get Out
    3. I Wish I Was Sober
    4. Woke Up Hurting
    5. Little Drum
    6. Still Want To Be Here
    7. An Otherwise Disappointing Life
    8. Break
    9. Blood Under The Bridge
    10. 400 Bones
    11. Lump Street
    12. Die Like A Rich Boy
    Frightened Rabbit
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    Heligoland (Pre-Order)

    Heligoland, named after a German archipelago, is the fifth regular studio album from the collaborative British music production duo Massive Attack. It was originally released in February of 2010 - seven years after the release of their previous non-soundtrack, standalone studio album, 100th Window.

    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    LP 1
    1. Pray For Rain
    2. Babel
    3. Splitting The Atom
    4. Girl I Love You
    5. Psyche


    LP 2
    1. Flat Of The Blade
    2. Paradise Circus
    3. Rush Minute
    4. Saturday Come Slow
    5. Atlas Air

    Massive Attack
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    100th Window (Pre-Order)

    100th Window is the fourth studio album from the Bristol-based trip-hop group Massive Attack. Of the band's original core trio, the album only features Robert Del Naja. Andrew Vowles departed shortly after the release of Mezzanine, and Grant Marshall refused to participate in the making of the record.

    Originally released in February 2003, 100th Window was written and produced by Del Naja and Neil Davidge, and features vocals from Horace Andy, SinÉad O'Connor and Damon Albarn (performing as 2D). It is the first album by the band that made no use of samples, and contains none of the jazz or jazz fusion stylings of the Blue Lines or Protection recordings.

    LP 1
    1. Future Proof
    2. What Your Soul Sings
    3. Everywhen
    4. Special Cases


    LP 2
    1. Butterfly Caught
    2. A Prayer For England
    3. Small Time Shot Away
    4. Name Taken


    LP 3
    1. Antistar
    2. Untitled

    Massive Attack
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    Blue Lines

    Blue Lines is the debut album by English trip hop group Massive Attack, originally released on their Wild Bunch label through Virgin Records on April 8th, 1991.
    1. Safe from Harm (feat. Shara Nelson)
    2. One Love (feat. Horace Andy)
    3. Blue Lines
    4. Be Thankful for What You've Got (feat. Tony Bryan)
    5. Five Man Army (feat.. Horace Andy)
    6. Unfinished Sympathy (feat. Shara Nelson)
    7. Daydreaming (feat. Shara Nelson)
    8. Lately (feat. Shara Nelson)
    9. Hymn of the Big Wheel (feat. Horace Andy & Neneh Cherry)
    Massive Attack
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    Mezzanine

    Mezzanine is the third studio album by English trip hop group Massive Attack, originally released on April 20, 1998, by Virgin Records. It was the first album to be produced by Neil Davidge, along with the group.
    LP 1
    1. Angel
    2. Risingson
    3. Teardrop

    4. Inertia Creeps
    5. Exchange
    6. Dissolved Girl


    LP 2
    1. Man Next Door
    2. Black Milk
    3. Mezzanine
    4. Group Four
    5. (Exchange)

    Massive Attack
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    Protection

    Originally released on Virgin Records in 1994, Protection is the second album from the British DJ and trip-hop group Massive Attack, made up of Andrew Mushroom Vowles, Grant Daddy G Marshall and Robert 3D Del Naja. Fusing elements of American hip-hop, British club culture, dub, reggae and soul, and featuring guest spots from vocalist Tracey Thorn and rapper Tricky, Protection both reinforces and upgrades on the groundbreaking sounds of its predecessor. The adventurous 10-song set is bookended by the classic 7-minute plus title track opener and an uncharacteristic live cover of The Doors Light My Fire to close out the album.
    1. Protection
    2. Karmacoma
    3. Three
    4. Weather Storm
    5. Spying Glass
    6. Better Things
    7. Eurochild
    8. Sly
    9. Heat Miser
    10. Light My Fire (Live)
    Massive Attack
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    Fear Not For Man

    Fear Not For Man was one of the first albums to be released by Fela following the sacking of his Kalakuta Republic compound by 1,000 soldiers on 18 February 1977. Fela, along with many other Kalakuta residents, was brutally beaten; his mother, then aged 77, was thrown out of a window, fracturing a leg.


    The army set fire to the compound, destroying six Afrika 70 vehicles, all Fela's master tapes and band equipment, a four-track recording studio, and all the community members' personal belongings. It is doubtful, contrary to some sources, Fear Not For Man was recorded after the attack - doubt which is dispelled by neither the gruesome front sleeve design, showing blood flowing down Fela's face.


    His response came later, on albums such as Unknown Soldier (1979) and Coffin For Head Of State (1980); Fela's practice of no longer performing a song live once he had released it on record is the reason for the two/three year gap between the attack and the release of these albums.

    1. Fear Not For Man
    2. Palm Wine Sound (Instrumental)
    Fela Kuti
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    The Fun EP (Happy Clown Bad Dub Eight)

    The Sad Clown Bad Dub series is back, except this time happy? Originally released as a limited promo CD only, Atmosphere's The Fun EP (Happy Clown Bad Dub 8) is re-packaged and reformatted on vinyl for the first time ever in this 12" smiley face picture disc. Featuring 8 tracks from Slug and Ant, including bonus track "Pretty Broad" as well as alternate versions of Say Hey There and Panic Attack off of the critically acclaimed 2005 release You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having. Packaging includes plastic LP jacket and a custom obi-insert. Quantities are limited, and this will not be available again!
    Atmosphere
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    Astral Rejection (Picture Disc)

    I Set My Friends On Fire have come a long way since their electro]hardcore cover of Soulja Boyfs gCrank Dath became an internet sensation in 2008. Their Epitaph debut You Canft Spell Laughter Without Slaughter both established them as a unique blend of boy]band pop, Timbaland elctrobeat and Grindcore, and placed them at the cutting edge of a movement that includes breakout bands like Attack Attack and I See Stars.


    Now comes their long anticipated second release, Astral Rejection, continuing the trajectory started with their debut, but finding the band experimenting with dubstep and IDM, and finding a heavier hardcore sound. Building on the successes of the first album, from their triumphant run on the 2010 Scream It Like You Mean It tour with Silverstein and Emery, to the 15 million Youtube views for their Smosh.com collaboration gSex Ed Rocks,h Astral Rejection will launch I Set My Friends On Fire to the stars and beyond.

    1. It Comes Naturally

    2. Infinite Suck
    3. Excite Dyke
    4. My Paralyzed Brother Taps His Foot To This Beat
    5. Astral Rejection
    6. Developer, the Horn
    7. Narcissismfof
    8. Kief Catcher
    9. Erectangles
    10. Life Hertz
    11. Cacafuego, Nuestra Señora de la Concepción!
    I Set My Friends On Fire
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    Seriously

    Ralph Carney was a founding member of the pre-Waitresses band, Tin Huey, but is best known for his long association with singer Tom Waits, and collaboration with his nephew, Patrick Carney, on the Black Keys album, Attack & Release, and occasionally joins them on stage. He was a member of the Oranj Symphonette with fellow Waits alumni Joe Gore and Matt Brubeck. Ralph has guested with Yo La Tengo and Medeski, Martin and Wood for live shows and recorded on a T-Bone Burnett-produced project the, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, with Marc Ribot and Elvis Costello (release date TBA). In 2009 he toured with They Might be Giants and in 2008 he recorded and performed with Black Francis in a score for the Silent film Der Golem. He performed on many Hal Willner-produced shows at UCLA's Royce Hall including a Tribute to Harry Smith in 2001, with a huge number of performers including Todd Rundgren, David Thomas, Phillip Glass, and David Johanson. The album, Seriously, was recorded at Getreel Studios by Robert Preston and Rugbeaters Studio by Ralph Carney in January and February, 2011. Carney has four full lengths out, including 2009's Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project (Akroncracker Records). Carney explains I decided to do another record of tunes I loved, sticking close to the same styles as my first album. Basically a mix of honkers and screamers type saxophonists, mostly from the late 1940's through the early to mid 1950's, along side kinda obscure Ellington small band songs...I also did a couple of Coleman Hawkins tunes from his time in Europe in the 30's.
    1. Blue Creek Hop
    2. Meet Dr. Foo
    3. Echoes of Harlem
    4. Carnival in Caroline
    5. Moondog Boogie
    6. Gypsy Without a Song
    7. Linger Awhile
    8. Pompton Turnpike
    9. I Wish I Were Twins
    10. You Took Advantage Of Me
    11. Happy Feet
    Ralph Carney's Serious Jass Project
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    Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes

    Pressed On 140-Gram Clear Vinyl


    Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks is the first studio album by Finnish rock legends Hanoi Rocks, released in 1981. Producing themselves, the band took the energy and D.I.Y. attitude of the punk movement, and fused it with a love for glam rock to create an in-your-face sonic attack. Their first release is heavy on melody and full of bravado. Lead singer Michael Monroe doesn't have the best voice in the world, but delivers the lyrics with a perpetual sneer that gives him character. The band never fails to lock into a solid groove and serve up highly melodic, high-octane rock.

    1. Tragedy
    2. Village Girl
    3. Stop Cryin'
    4. Don't Never Leave Me
    5. Lost in the City
    6. First Timer
    7. Cheyenne
    8. 11th Street Kids
    9. Walking with My Angel
    10. Pretender
    Hanoi Rocks
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    El Camino

    Reviewing The Black Keys' 2010 Top Ten breakthrough album Brothers, Rolling Stone called the duo a two-man combo with a big-band mind. That description seems downright prophetic now. With the hard-rocking El Camino, The Black Keys' fourth Nonesuch release, guitarist-singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney conjure up an exhilarating, stadium-sized sound in collaboration with producer and friend Danger Mouse. El Camino boasts a no-nonsense brilliance: The pace is fast, the mood is upbeat, the choruses unfailingly addictive made for shouting along, preferably in a large, sweaty crowd.


    A band already at the top of its game has gotten even better. And The Black Keys have done pretty damn well so far this year, with three 2011 Grammy awards for Brothers under their belt, an MTV Video Music Award for Tighten Up, more than 850,000 copies of Brothers sold in the U.S., and upwards of a million units worldwide, plus innumerable licensing placements in film, TV, and commercials. El Camino features one stand-out track after another, such as first single Lonely Boy, Gold on the Ceiling, and the surprising, acoustic-guitar-driven, tempo-shifting Little Black Submarines.


    This record is more straight ahead rock and roll raw, driving, and back to basics, says Auerbach. As Carney has put it, The Black Keys respect the past while being in the present, and that formula has made them sound like nothing less than the future of rock and roll. While the largely self-produced Brothers, recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals Studio in Alabama, had a more soul and blues-oriented sound, El Camino often recalls the blitzkrieg-paced British-style rock of the 1960s and 70s, post-Beatles and pre-punk: artists like T-Rex, The Sweet, and Gary Glitter, along with the heavier swing of such bands as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.


    The references are there, but the sound is very much contemporary and utterly their own, equally informed by The Black Keys' passion for hip hop and R&B and bolstered by the atmospheric production approach of Danger Mouse (a.k.a. Brian Burton), who was behind the boards for 2008's Attack & Release and collaborated with them on the funky Tighten Up for Brothers. As Auerbach notes, Brian understands all the different kinds of music we're into. He's got really great ideas about melody and song structure. For him it's all about the song. Also rejoining them is consistently innovative mixing engineer Tchad Blake, who Auerbach calls a genius with audio, a complete wizard.


    El Camino arrives just in time to serve as the ideal holiday gift for The Black Keys' rapidly growing fan base. It came together quickly in an unfettered burst of creativity by the hard-charging pair. They recorded these 11 tracks between tour dates for Brothers at Auerbach's new Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, where he and Carney have now relocated after years of working in their native Akron, Ohio. The duo plans to embark on a six week European Tour at the start of the New Year, with U.S. dates to follow shortly thereafter-including several arenas.


    In a time of global austerity, The Black Keys work simply and efficiently, with a minimum of tools and a wealth of ideas, to produce the richest, fattest, coolest music around. Upon the release of Brothers last year, Britain's Uncut magazine called them one of the best rock'n'roll bands on the planet, and El Camino, confirms that.

    1. Lonely Boy
    2. Dead And Gone
    3. Gold On The Ceiling
    4. Little Black Submarines
    5. Money Maker
    6. Run Right Back
    7. Sister
    8. Hell Of A Season
    9. Stop Stop
    10. Nova Baby
    11. Mind Eraser
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    Mediocre Generica

    Mediocre Generica is the debut album by the American  punk band Leftöver Crack. It was released on September 11, 2001 and includes much sociopolitical commentary, including anti-police sentiment, anti-racism and anti-homophobia. The album was originally intended to be titled Shoot the Kids at School, which Hellcat Records objected to. As Stza said in an interview, "They wanted mediocre generic artwork and they wanted a mediocre generic title, so I called it Mediocre Generica and I guarantee you the irony was lost on Epitaph." This has been cited as one of the main reasons that Leftöver Crack made the move to the much smaller label Alternative Tentacles. The album was coincidentally released on the same day as the September 11 terrorist attacks, and during the introduction on the bands next release, Fuck World Trade, this album is referred to as "the tower-toppling Mediocre Generica."
    1. Homeo-Apathy

    2. Nazi White Trash

    3. Atheist Anthem

    4. The Good, The Bad & The Leftöver Crack

    5. Gay Rude Boys Unite

    6. NC

    7. Interlude

    8. Stop The Insanity

    9. Crack City Rockers

    10. Burning In Water

    11. With The Sickness

    12. Born To Die

    13. Untitled
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    Brothers

    W/ CD version of the album included.


    The maturation of the Black Keys as record makers and performers has been both subtle and startling. With their 2008 Nonesuch release Attack & Release, the fifth album of their eight-year career which doubled the sales of their previous album and Nonesuch debut Magic Potion, guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney illustrated the durability of their few-frills sound, a mysterious and heavy brew of '70s-vintage rock, classic R&B and timeless, downhearted blues. Producer and pal Danger Mouse, their first outside collaborator, didn't try to reinvent their sound but further isolated its essence with the help of a few carefully chosen guest players and some retro-modern electronic gear. It didn't need to get slicker to get better, or, as the Boston Globe put it, Attack & Release proves that cleaning up the boys still won't stop them from tracking mud all over the house.


    Danger Mouse returned to co-produce Tighten Up on Brothers, but for the most part, the duo was on its own, spending ten days at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama and coming up with the an even more intensely focused, deeply soulful set that includes a cover of Jerry Butler's Never Gonna Give You Up. The performances are inventive and impassioned: Auerbach extends his vocal range to falsetto on lead-off track Everlasting Light and The Only One; Howlin' For You opens with a Gary Glitter-style drum riff and the chorus practically invites singing along. The tunes offer a surprising amount of lyrical candor and more than a little dark humor; the grooves alternate between ballsy swagger and bluesy rumination. The album reflects where Auerbach and Carney have been lately, most recently collaborating with a who's who of New York City MC's, including RZA, Q Tip, Mos Def and Raekwon on the 2009 BlakRocBlack Keys fan Damon Dash. They've also pursued projects on their own, Auerbach with his solo Keep It Hid album and tour, Carney with his band Drummer and its debut disc, Feels Good Together. Their maturation didn't happen just in the studio, though. Carney admits, Dan and I grew up a lot as individuals and musicians prior to making this album. Our relationship was tested in many ways but at the end of the day, we're brothers, and I think these songs reflect that. super-session organized by hip-hop impresario and


    Brothers was primarily cut in Muscle Shoals, a setting that turned out to have more in common with the Akron, Ohio factories where the Black Keys used to record. The place was desolate, the town depressed, so once again the duo slipped into a world all its own. They did additional recording at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound System in Akron and The Bunker in Brooklyn. The album was mixed by engineer Tchad Blake, a veteran of sessions with Los Lobos, Pearl Jam and Peter Gabriel. Says Carney, The way he approaches mixing is the same way we approach making music. Respecting the past while being in the present..

    1. Everlasting Light
    2. Next Girl
    3. Tighten Up
    4. Howlin' For You
    5. She's Long Gone
    6. Black Mud
    7. The Only One
    8. Too Afraid To Love
    9. Ten Cent Pistol
    10. Sinister Kid
    11. The Go Getter
    12. I'm Not The One
    13. Unknown Brother
    14. Never Gonna Give You Up
    15. These Days
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    Violence


    Produced By Caleb Shomo (ATTACK ATTACK, MY TICKET HOME)


    Artwork Created By Dan Mumford (A DAY TO REMEMBER, PARKWAY DRIVE, GALLOWS)


    St. Louis, MO melodic metalcore up-and-comers TEAR OUT THE HEART have been building a loyal following in America's Heartland over the past several years and are now setting out to conquer the globe with the release of their debut full length album, Violence. After teaming up with Victory Records in August of 2012, TEAR OUT THE HEART recorded Violence with ATTACK ATTACK vocalist/producer Caleb Shomo in the fall of last year.


    Combining sinister vocals with elements of hardcore and metal, TEAR OUT THE HEART pair malicious guitar riffs and monstrous, bouncing breakdowns alongside gigantic, sing-a-long choruses guaranteed to hook listeners instantly. Violence is loaded with white-knuckled aggression and will captivate fans of A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON, and AS I LAY DYING. TEAR OUT THE HEART plan to spread the anthems from their highly-promising debut to fans everywhere with extensive touring throughout 2013.

    1. Dead By Dawn
    2. Infamous Last Words
    3. Crucified
    4. Undead Anthem (Featuring Caleb Shomo)
    5. Violence

    6. Coffin Eyes (Featuring Dan Marsala)

    7. Feed Me A Stray Cat

    8. Eternal Shadows

    9. Closure

    10. Only Posers Die

    11. Darker Tides
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    The Summer of the Shark


    First Time Pressed To Vinyl


    LP Pressed To White Vinyl


    Portastatic's The Summer of the Shark will be available for the first time on vinyl
    as part of a monthly series of reissues to mark the 25th anniversary of Merge
    Records.


    Mac McCaughan, co-founder of Merge Records and frontman of the band
    Superchunk, began recording solo albums under the name Portastatic in the
    early '90s. Beginning with this album, Portastatic evolved from a lo-fi side
    project to become McCaughan's main focus throughout Superchunk's long
    hiatus in the early '00s.


    McCaughan wrote the songs on The Summer of the Shark in 2001 while
    Superchunk was on tour in support of Here's to Shutting Up, which was
    released mere days after the September 11 attacks and would be the band's
    last studio album for nine years. The resulting batch of songs was the last
    Portastatic album recorded almost entirely at home; it was also the most
    emotionally resonant, and musically compact collection to date.


    Upon the album's release, then Chicago Tribune reporter John Cook wrote
    of the album: "It is the most effective and moving musical answer yet to what
    has happened to us over the last two years. Faced with an enormous
    catastrophe, McCaughan elected to make a small record. There are no heroes
    rushing up stairwells and no dissections of good and evil-only scared,
    confused people and local heartbreaks."


    Recorded at McCaughan's home studio in Chapel Hill, The Summer of the
    Shark included contributions from Janet Weiss (Wild Flag, Quasi, Sleater-Kinney), Tony Crow (Lambchop), Margaret White (Versus, Matt Pond PA),
    Matthew McCaughan (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger), Aaron Oliva, and
    John Plymale.

    1. Oh Come Down
    2. In the Lines
    3. Windy Village
    4. Through a Rainy Lens
    5. Don't Disappear
    6. Swimming Through Tires
    7. Chesapeake
    8. Noisy Night
    9. Clay Cakes
    10. Drill Me
    11. Paratrooper
    12. Hey Salty
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