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  • Since I Left You Since I Left You Quick View

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    Since I Left You

    Astralwerks will reissue The Avalanches' landmark debut album, Since I Left You. After being out of print for years, the album will once again be available on standard black vinyl.


    Released in Australia in 2000 and in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2001, Since I Left You was awarded a 9.5/10 rating by Pitchfork, which noted, "Since I Left You sounds like nothing else this is an album brimming with spontaneity, joy, sadness, humor, reflection, and general human-ness." Entertainment Weekly pronounced it "exhilarating" and NME hailed the album as a "joyous, kaleidoscopic masterpiece of sun-kissed disco-pop." Since I Left You was named one of 2001's best albums by numerous critics - and its enduring influence was underscored when it placed in the top 10 of Pitchfork's Top 200 Albums of the 2000s.

    1. Since I Left You

    2. Stay Another Season

    3. Radio

    4. Two Hearts In 3/4 Time

    5. Avalanche Rock

    6. Flight Tonight

    7. Close To You

    8. Diners Only

    9. A Different Feeling

    10. Electricity

    11. Tonight

    12. Pablo's Cruise

    13. Frontier Psychiatrist

    14. Etoh

    15. Summer Crane

    16. Little Journey

    17. Live At Dominoes

    18. Extra Kings
    The Avalanches
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    Wildflower

    Sixteen years after the release of their critically acclaimed debut Since I Left You, The Avalanches return with their second album, Wildflower. Wildflower is like The Beach Boys' Smile re-imagined in the Daisy Age: a mind-bending cartoon road movie that's best viewed with closed eyes and an open mind. Since I Left You - released in Australia in 2000 and in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2001 - perfectly captured the hazy millennial zeitgeist.
    LP 1
    1. The Leaves Were Falling
    2. Because I'm Me
    3. Frankie Sinatra
    4. Subways
    5. Going Home
    6. If I Was A Folkstar
    7. Colours
    8. Zap!
    9. The Noisy Eater
    10. Wildflower
    11. Harmony
    12. Live A Lifetime Love


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    1. Park Music
    2. Livin' Underwater (Is Something Wild)
    3. The Wozard Of Iz
    4. Over The Turnstiles
    5. Sunshine
    6. Light Up
    7. Kaleidoscope Lovers
    8. Stepkids
    9. Saturday Night Inside Out

    The Avalanches
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  • Woodstock Woodstock Quick View

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    Woodstock

    Well, we're two full months into 2017 and the world continues to burn like an avalanche of flaming biohazard material sliding down a mountain of used needles into a canyon full of rat feces. But hey, it's not all bad: Portugal. The Man has a new album coming out called Woodstock.

    PTM's last album came out over three years ago-a long gap for a band who've dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. And in true, prolific band fashion, they've spent almost every minute since 2013 working on an album called Gloomin + Doomin. They created a shit-ton of individual songs, but as a whole, none of them hung together in a way that felt right. Then John Gourley, PTM's lead singer, made a trip home to Wasilla, Alaska, (Home of Portugal. The Man's biggest fan, Sarah Palin) and two things happened that completely changed the album's trajectory.

    First, John got some parental tough love from his old man, who called John on the proverbial carpet or dogsled or whatever you put people on when you want to yell at them in Alaska. What's taking so long to finish the album? John's dad said. Isn't that what bands do? Write songs and then put them out? Like fathers and unlicensed therapists tend to do, John's dad cut him deep. The whole thing started John thinking about why the band seemed to be stuck on a musical elliptical machine from hell and, more importantly, about how to get off of it.

    Second, fate stuck its wiener in John's ear again when he found his dad's ticket stub from the original 1969 Woodstock music festival. It seems like a small thing, but talking to his dad about Woodstock '69 knocked something loose in John's head. He realized that, in the same tradition of bands from that era, Portugal. The Man needed to speak out about the world crumbling around them. With these two ideas converging, the band made a seemingly bat-shit-crazy decision: they took all of the work they had done for the three years prior and they threw it out.

    It wasn't easy and there was the constant threat that the band's record label might have them killed, but the totally insane decision paid off. With new, full-on, musical boners, the band went back to the studio-working with John Hill (In The Mountain In The Cloud), Danger Mouse (Evil Friends), Mike D (Everything Cool), and longtime collaborator Casey Bates (The one consistent producer since the first record). In this new-found creative territory, the album that became Woodstock rolled out naturally from there

    Remember that mountain of burning needles we were talking about? Good. Because Woodstock is an album (Including the new single Feel It Still) that-with optimism and heart-points at the giant pile and says, Hey, this pile is fucked up! And if you think that pile is fucked up too, you owe it to yourself-hell, to all of us-to get out there and do something about it.

    1. Number One
    2. Easy Tiger
    3. Live In The Moment
    4. Feel It Still
    5. Rich Friends
    6. Keep On
    7. So Young (feat. Fat Lip)
    8. Mr. Lonely
    9. Tidal Wave
    10. Noise Pollution (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Zoe Mannville)
    Portugal The Man
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  • West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice Quick View

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    West Of Memphis: Voices For Justice

    The avalanche of emotions experienced after seeing the highly regarded documentary West Of Memphis quickly leads to perhaps the most primal impulse of all: "Act. Do something. Do anything." It's in this spirit that West of Memphis: Voices For Justice has been created. In every instance, the artists involved have made the decision about which song they felt reected their personal feelings about the case of the West Memphis 3. There's a connection between the music and the man remaining at its center, Damien Echols. This compilation features music from Eddie Vedder, Natalie Maines, Lucinda Williams, Patti Smith and more.
    LP 1
    1. Damien Echols Death Row Letter, Year 9 - Henry Rollins (feat. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Original Score)
    2. Mother - Natalie Maines
    3. Joy - Lucinda Williams
    4. The Jean Genie - Camp Freddy
    5. Little Lion Man - Tonto's Giant Nuts (feat. Johnny Depp and Bruce Witkin)
    6. You're So Vain - Marilyn Manson
    7. Dumpster World (Live) - Band Of Horses


    LP 2
    1. DFW - Citizen Cope
    2. Satellite - Eddie Vedder
    3. Anything Made Of Paper - Bill Carter
    4. House Of Pain - The White Buffalo
    5. Ring Them Bells - Bob Dylan
    6. Score Suite - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
    7. Damien Echols Death Row Letter - Tonto's Giant Nuts (feat. Johnny Depp, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis Score)
    8. Wing (Live) - Patti Smith

    Various Artists
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  • Cut Yourself Free Cut Yourself Free Quick View

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    Cut Yourself Free

    On the heels of last years critically acclaimed debut LP, Under the Pale Moon, and Earth Has Doors EP comes the sophomore full length from Wymond Miles, guitarist of San Francisco garage-pop titans The Fresh & Onlys.


    Cut Yourself Free assembles another convergence of moon-lit romantic swagger and post-punk massacred
    urgency. Again self recorded and produced to tape, Miles' song-craft has emerged more refined and poignant, benefitting from the avalanche of his frenzied live shows, but also adhering to a more minimalistic fashion with crooning mid-era Nick Cave or Bowie/Roxy Music strains of pop-modernism. But what stands at the forefront is Miles' command of his textural guitar and vintage-synth sprawl
    that on his choosing can open dream-like vistas, or pierce with an engine's snarl.


    Turning to the narrative, Miles weaves each song with its own vignette of story line, often with a vaguely obscured protagonist/antagonist dialog. Relationships in Miles' sketches are always tangled, if not licentious affairs, but are presented more
    as lustrous gateways to mend and revitalize rather than squalor in.

    1. The Ascension
    2. Passion Plays
    3. Night Drives
    4. White Nights
    5. Bronze Patina
    6. Vacant Eyes
    7. Anniversary Song
    8. Why Are You Afraid?
    9. Love Will Rise
    Wymond Miles
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  • Avalanche United Avalanche United Quick View

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    Avalanche United

    "This band has a nervous energy, an urgency that each of us feel every second of our lives, and this album captures that. We're brothers, we're family. The music we make together binds us together and gets us through all the hard times, together. I feel like all five of us will be able walk with less weight on our shoulders now that we've finished this album after years of writing and recording. And now it's time to perform these songs everywhere, alongside some of my best friends." - Vinnie Caruana


    AVALANCHE UNITED is the album I Am the Avalanche and their fans have been waiting on for over six years. The title "AVALANCHE UNITED" also embodies the resilient spirit of this band, and their deep bonds with their families, friends and fans who have supported and sustained I Am The Avalanche through thick and thin.


    Vinnie Caruana (vocals), Brandon Swanson (guitar), Michael Ireland (guitar), Brett "The Ratt" Romnes (drums) and Kellen Robson (bass) formed I Am the Avalanche in the fall of 2004 and quickly released their debut self-titled album in 2005. Over the course of the next two years IATA toured the world relentlessly in support of this album, which quickly became a cult favorite among fans and the band's peers. Prior to forming IATA, Caruana had fronted the beloved and influential band The Movielife. His popularity as one of the most respected singers in the punk rock community helped the word spread quickly about his new band's incredible live shows. Before long IATA had established their own intensely dedicated following around the globe.


    In 2006, IATA began writing and demoing new music for their follow-up album, and while the band continued to play rare performances and tour briefly over the next several years, they also came to the realization that they wanted and needed to return to their DIY roots and start anew. Self-managed, self-booked and almost completely on their own at that stage, the members of IATA became laser-focused on writing the best album of their careers.


    Thus, six years after the release of their debut album, IATA returned to the studio to record their second: AVALANCHE UNITED. Set for release on I Surrender Records, and produced by the band, and executive produced and engineered by their prolific drummer Brett "The Ratt" Romnes and mixed by Machine (Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die, Four Year Strong), AVALANCHE UNITED is addictively melodic and blisteringly raw to its very core. Featuring 12 anthemic songs and absolutely zero filler, the album includes "Brooklyn Dodgers," the defiant "Holy Fuck", the epic and somber "Dead Friends" and "The Gravedigger's Argument," featuring Anthony Raneri from Bayside. Throughout, Caruana's distinctive voice drips with defiance, humor and proud vulnerability as he sings about hope, heartbreak, death, defying adversity and the bonds between family, lovers and friends.


    And just seconds into first listening to AVALANCHE UNITED, it'll be immediately clear that I Am the Avalanche are back with one of punk's most powerful albums in years, unbroken and unbowed.

    1. Holy Fuck
    2. Brooklyn Dodgers
    3. Amsterdam
    4. I'll Be Back Around
    5. Is This Really Happening?
    6. This One's On Me
    7. Dead Friends
    8. You've Got Spiders
    9. The Gravedigger's Argument
    10. Casey's Song
    11. The Place You Love Is Gone
    12. Gratitude
    I Am The Avalanche
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  • Prince Avalanche Prince Avalanche Quick View

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    Prince Avalanche

    The post-rock grandeur of Explosions in the Sky lends itself well to movies and television, so much so that the Texas foursome are pretty much synonymous with Friday Night Lights. The instrumental unit will further capitalize on their cinematic flair by releasing their original score to Prince Avalanche, the latest film from director David Gordon Green.


    Explosions in the Sky teamed with composer/longtime Green collaborator David Wingo (also of Ola Podrida) to write the 15-track score, which will be issued through Temporary Residence Ltd.


    - Kyle McGovern

    1. Fires
    2. Theme From Prince Avalanche
    3. Dear Madison
    4. Passing Time
    5. Rain
    6. Alone Time
    7. Hello, Is This Your House?
    8. Can't We Just Listen to the Silence
    9. Wading
    10. Dear Alvin
    11. The Lines on the Road That Lead You Back Home
    12. An Old Peasant Like Me
    13. Join Me on My Avalanche
    14. The Adventures of Alvin and Lance
    15. Send Off
    Explosions In The Sky and David Wingo
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  • Wolverines Wolverines Quick View

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    Wolverines

    Wolverines, the new full-length from I Am the Avalanche was produced and engineered by the band's drummer Brett, The Ratt Romnes at The Barber Shop Studios in lake Hopatcong, NJ and mixed by Will Yip. Encompassing ten songs full of heart, ferocity, relentless passion and, of course, struggle, Wolverines follows the band's sophomore album, the acclaimed Avalanche United (2011).


    To the members of I Am The Avalanche - Vinnie Caruana (vocals), Brandon Swanson (guitar), Brett "The Ratt" Romnes (drums) and John Oliva (bass) - Wolverines is their most anthemic and cohesive full-length album to date and stands as a fitting body of work to the band's natural progression. It's a powerful record through and through, a complete set of songs that each play a specific and vital part on the album. "I think it's our most well thought-out and least rushed record," says Caruana. "Times spent at rock bottom and also feelings of personal triumph have shaped what I feel is the perfect record for us as a band and for our supporters as well."

    1. Two Runaways
    2. 177
    3. The Shape I'm In
    4. Young Kerouacs
    5. Wolverines
    6. Anna Lee
    7. Save Your Name
    8. Where Were You?
    9. My Lion Heart
    10. One Last Time
    I Am The Avalanche
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  • Memory Man Memory Man Quick View

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    Memory Man

    With his breathtaking debut album Memory Man, Big Spiders Back (aka Yair Rubinstein) expands on the dreamy, psychedelic sample-based pop from his Warped EP, and pushes his unique sound into a mind-blowing array of new territory. Incorporating everything from British library music to Indian film soundtracks and field recordings, the album flows gracefully between ambient avalanches of sound and hauntingly ethereal vocals, sitting on top of a lush bed of hip-hop and dubstep-inspired beats. The album borrows themes based around memory from a wide array of classic sci-fi books and comics, ranging from J. G. Ballard to William Gibson.


    Recorded in the past year both in his garage studio in Seattle and new adopted hometown of Brooklyn, the record is Rubinsteins first effort completely recorded and mixed on his own, save guest contributions and production work from Seattle friends USF. His cross-country relocation coincides with big refinements in his sound, focusing on drum programming more than previous efforts. The more drum-centric approach presents a new style for Big Spiders Back, providing a solid foundation for his lush array of ecstatic, joyfully sung melodies that are staple for the young producer.


    At once melancholic, and other times joyful and ecstatic, Memory Man is a diverse and richly-detailed album that rewards repeated listens, and manages to stay consistent and emotionally resonant and compelling.

    1. Terminal Seat

    2. Dead Channel
    3. Secret Chiefs
    4. Far Light
    5. Familiarface
    6. Brigitte Bombay (feat USF)
    7. Black Chow
    8. Memory Man
    9. Megazone
    10. Playback Singer

    Big Spider's Back
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    Atrocity Exhibition (Awaiting Repress)

    He is unmatchable in flow, delivery, and voice. Danny Brown has all the tools to be the greatest working rapper. -PITCHFORK


    Atrocity Exhibition is one of the freshest and boldest-sounding rap albums in recent memory, a sonic swirl inspired by the work of Talking Heads and Joy Division that nonetheless sounds like nothing else from the past or present. Featuring contributions from producers like Evian Christ, Petite Noir (who also lends vocals to the world-weary clang of "Rolling Stone"), Black Milk, the Alchemist and frequent collaborator Paul White, the album is full of laser-beam guitars, gym-teacher whistles, creaking vocal samples, and air-raid drones. It is the most intriguing take on hallucinatory rap since the heady heights of Cold Vein or Madvillainy.


    Known for his wide range of collaborations, including everyone from Purity Ring, the Avalanches and Rustie to Schoolboy Q, E-40, and Ghostface Killah, Atrocity Exhibition sees a continuation of this carefully curated mix. Kelela lends her snaking vocals to the intriguingly murky "From the Ground," Cypress Hill's B-Real delivers "Get Hi"'s languid hook, and Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, and Ab-Soul all convene for the twinkling ominousness of album standout "Really Doe." "When XXX came out, all of us were peers, and those were the three rappers who were the best," Brown explains on having the star-packed trio appear on the track. "I felt like we were competitors, they made me want to step my game up. I wanted to put the hottest rappers in the game on there."


    This album is a highly personal take on Brown's ruminations on life and the changes that have occurred -and those that didn't - following the ups and downs of career success. Atrocity Exhibition makes for a thrilling third installment in the Danny Brown biopic, one not to be missed.

    1. Downward Spiral
    2. Tell Me What I Don't Know
    3. Rolling Stone (featuring Petite Noir)
    4. Really Doe (featuring Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt)
    5. Lost
    6. Ain't It Funny
    7. Goldust
    8. White Lines
    9. Pneumonia
    10. Dance In The Water
    11. From The Ground (featuring Kelela)
    12. When It Rain
    13. Today
    14. Get Hi (featuring B-Real)
    15. Hell For It
    Danny Brown
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  • Dim Light Dim Light Quick View

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    Dim Light

    Already championed by the LA scene and the Rough Trade shops in the UK, Olympia, WA's Gun Outfit are an avalanche of intensity and excitement. "Dim Light" is reminiscent of Meat Puppets, X, Dinosaur Jr, and Husker Du.
    1. Work Experience

    2. Troubles Like Mine

    3. Guilt And Regret

    4. Valley, The

    5. In The Dark

    6. Control

    7. Cocaine Woman

    8. Had Enough

    Gun Outfit
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  • Ghosts Go Blind Ghosts Go Blind Quick View

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    Ghosts Go Blind

    David Wingo is a busy man. In the years since the release of his last record as Ola Podrida, he's written and recorded soundtracks for several movies including Take Shelter (winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2011), MUD (starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon), and Prince Avalanche (starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch and co-composed with Explosions In The Sky), both of which are seeing wide release this coming spring/summer.
    1. Not Ready To Stop
    2. Fumbling For The Light
    3. Washing Away
    4. Blind To The Blues
    5. Staying In
    6. Ghosts Go Blind
    7. Speed Of Light
    8. Some Sweet Relief
    9. The Notes Remain
    Ola Podrida
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    Keep On Moving (Awaiting Repress)

    One of the last truly fine outings by the band that started the avalanche of electric blues outfits is now available as a high-definition, exact-replica LP!

    The Butterfield Blues Band had reloaded by the time 1969's Keep on Moving was released on Elektra Records. Paul Butterfield startled the world with the addition of guitarist Buzzy Feiten, a man whose take-no-prisoners style turned out to be a muscular combination of the sound of his two predecessors, Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop. Led by Butterfield wailing on lead vocals and his patented Southside of Chicago harmonica licks, the band sounded as powerful as ever with a new horn section that included David Sanborn on alto sax, Gene Dinwiddie on tenor and Keith Johnson on trumpet. It wouldn't last forever, but Paul Butterfield proved with Keep on Moving he had plenty of Hi-Octane gas left in the tank, and Keep on Moving fired on all cylinders.
    1. Love March
    2. No Amount of Loving
    3. Morning Sunrise
    4. Losing Hand
    5. Walking by Myself

    6. Except You
    7. Love Disease
    8. Where Did My Baby Go

    9. All in a Day
    10. So Far, So Good
    11. Buddy's Advice
    12. Keep on Moving
    The Butterfield Blues Band
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    The Blue Notebooks

    Opening with a text from Franz Kafka, read by Tilda Swinton, over a sparse piano melody, the album moves through the heart-wrenching 'On The Nature Of Daylight' through to sparse but lyrical piano pieces, hazy swirling atmospherics, avalanche pulse-beats and partially occluded melodies. Other sounds were generated via old guitar pedals and vocoders. The organ music was made for a chapel near Tourtres in South-West France, whilst the environmental sounds are mainly recorded around London.


    Peppered across Richter's music like diary entries (and backed with attendant typewriter clatter) are a number of literary texts or 'shadow journals' (from Kafka and Czseslaw Milosz's 'Hymn Of The Pearl'). Chosen by Max on instinct, these brief passages muse over time, memory, and the impermanent nature of things.

    1. The Blue Notebooks
    2. On the Nature of Daylight
    3. Horizon Variations
    4. Shadow Journal
    5. Iconography
    6. Vladmir's Blues
    7. Arboretum
    8. Old Song
    9. Organum
    10. The Trees
    11. Written on the Sky
    Max Richter
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    Crooked Voices

    Down and dirty, blue collar, DIY mathcore. In a similar fashion to Breather Resist or Deadguy, Syracuse, NY's Engineer have garnered a reputation of being a no-frills, bring the house down around you, wall of noise that will play the floor of whatever venue is brave enough to host their beast-like live performances.


    Engineer boast a maturity and intelligence in their sound that appeal to the Neanderthal hardcore music lover and clever vinyl collector alike. Their newest record, Crooked Voices, maintains a dreary, dismal vibe while being their most dynamic, versatile and listenable effort to date.


    Flowing from start to finish with its share of battering ram choppy parts and dramatic flares of ambience, the album rocks you with swelling atmospheric bits that set you up for a musical avalanche that comes with their next thundering rock explosion.


    Produced by Jocko (Ed Gein, Unholy), Engineer incorporates some subtle vocal harmonies and piano, violin, pedal steel and a bowed 1/4 bass in select songs here to lend to the mood and ultimately created their best and most diverse record to date.

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    Engineer
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  • With Felix Pappalardi With Felix Pappalardi Quick View

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    With Felix Pappalardi

    After the reunion of Mountain that produced the 1974 album Avalanche proved short-lived, bassist Felix Pappalardi returned to his job as a record producer, while guitarist Leslie West returned to his solo career, producing 1975's The Great Fatsby and 1976's The Leslie West Band. Here, Pappalardi for the first time fronted his own LP, albeit in the company of the Japanese quartet Creation. Not surprisingly, the music, most of it co-written by Pappalardi and his wife, Gail Collins (who also contributed to Mountain), sounds a lot like the melodic hard rock style of Mountain. Pappalardi had a light tenor voice that was sometimes heard in Mountain when the singing wasn't done by the gruff-voiced West, and it is better on the ballads; on the rockers, West is missed. Lead guitarist Kazuo Flash Takeda, who got four co-songwriting credits, made some attempt to ape the penetrating sound of West's guitar, with some success, although he was a smoother, less aggressive player overall. Just as West's then-recent solo albums lacked the quality original songwriting and strong production sound of Mountain's records, this Pappalardi effort lacks West's vocal and instrumental contributions, reminding listeners of what had been lost by the breakup of the group.

    - All Music Guide
    1. She's Got Me
    2. Dreams I Dream Of You
    3. Green Rocky Road
    4. Preachers' Daughter
    5. Listen To The Music
    6. Secret Power

    7. Summer Days
    8. Dark Eyed Lady Of The Night
    9. Ballad Of A Sad Cafe
    Creation
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    Indie Cindy


    "From the rst few seconds of 'Bagboy' it's clear that the band's
    vitality is fully intact" -NPR


    2014 will be the year that PIXIES indelibly stamp their musical footprint
    on rock history. The Alternative Rock legends are releasing their
    first studio album since 1991's 'Trompe Le Monde'. Needless to say, with
    two million catalogue album sales to their credit, and the recent press
    announcement for the new record creating huge waves of anticipation, a
    lot of people are very, very excited.


    Since the band reformed to play live shows in 2004, their legacy has
    grown stronger and deeper with each passing year. They've sold out
    shows and festivals around the globe, attracted a whole new generation
    of young converts, energized their supporters at press and radio, and
    delighted a ravenous fan-base drunk on their classic catalogue but
    hungry for new music.


    'Indie Cindy' arrives in the wake of three highly acclaimed EPs, a massively successful US tour, multiple
    radio sessions and an avalanche of press acclaim. It's the sound of a
    band firing on all cylinders, eager to pick up where they left off and they
    do not disappoint. Featuring the classic Pixies recipe of softer/louder
    dynamics, surf twang and rock crunch, Black Francis' darkly comical
    lyrics, and an array of instant classics like the singles 'Bagboy', 'Blue
    Eyed Hexe' and 'Greens and Blues', these 12 tracks are destined to win
    over die-hard fans and newcomers alike.


    The band will continue to tour throughout the year, playing festival dates
    and major market arenas, gaining even more new fans along the way,
    and setting the scene for one of their best-selling and most revered
    albums to date.


    1. What Goes Boom
    2. Greens And Blues
    3. Indie Cindy
    4. Bagboy
    5. Magdalena 318
    6. Silver Snail
    7. Blue Eyed Hexe
    8. Ring The Bell
    9. Another Toe In The Ocean
    10. Andro Queen
    11. Snakes
    12. Jaime Bravo
    Pixies
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  • Moussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures At An Exhibition Moussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures At An Exhibition Quick View

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    Moussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures At An Exhibition

    RCA Living Stereo Classical LPs - The Gold Standard For Top Quality Orchestral Performance And Sound!


    Remastered And Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Lacquers Plated By Gary Salstrom And Pressed On 200-Gram Vinyl At Quality Record Pressings!


    Grade: A+. Once again, as good as I've heard this record sound. Gorgeous strings, superb bass, avalanche dynamics with that same tape-like ease, sensational inner detail. The authority of the CSO is really something on fortissimo tuttis, of which there are many in Pictures. - Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound.com, June 11, 2013


    Another sonic and musical blockbuster from the unbeatable combo of Reiner and RCA (and Mohr & Layton). Recorded in 1957 at Chicago's Orchestra Hall; the original analog session tapes were used in mastering for LPs and SACDS. Mussorgsky's inspiration for Pictures was the death of his dear friend, the architect and visual artist Victor Hartman. Having died at age 39, Hartman had not yet had the opportunity to realize any of his architectural visions, and Mussorgsky was angered that his friend would have no legacy. The Architects' Society arranged an exhibition of some of Hartman's sketches - some of architecture, others of characters or scenes from everyday life. The tribute was enough to give Mussorgsky ideas for his composition, but not enough to give Hartman any lasting place in history. Today, of all of the sketches that were captured in music, only six can be positively identified.


    The piece is known today primarily through the orchestral version created by Maurice Ravel in 1922. In fact, the work had already been orchestrated multiple times, by a variety of lesser names. Some conductors today find that Ravel's version, in spite of its color, sacrifices some of the coarse nature inherent in Mussorgsky's piano original. Furthermore, Ravel worked from Rimsky-Korsakov's edited version of the piano part - the only one available at the time - which changed some notes and rhythms.


    None of the orchestrations, however, change the fundamental spirit of the piece. Mussorgsky imagines himself making his way down the hallway that showcased his late friend's work, with his stately procession represented by the Promenade that opens the piece and returns several times. Upon stopping at each image, he reflects on what he sees. Between the early movements, the promenade returns regularly, as Mussorgsky is conscious of moving from one scene to the next. As the work progresses, however, he becomes less aware of the interval between pictures, and more immersed in the continuous psychological experience of moving from one state of mind to the next. By the end, the composer sees himself transformed by the connection with Hartman through his visual expressions of Russian pride and humanity.

    1. Promenade
    2. Gnomus
    3. Il Vecchio Castella
    4. Premenade
    5. Tuileries
    6. Bydlo
    7. Promenade
    8. Ballet Of The Chicks In Their Shells
    9. Samuel Goldenburg and Schmuyle
    10. The Market Place At Limoges
    11. Catacombae, Sepulchrum Romanum
    12. Con Mortuis In Lingue Mortua
    13. The Hut On Fowl's Legs
    14. The Great Gate Of Kiev
    Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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    Hey Daydreamer

    Australian songwriter Sally Seltmann has announced her new album, Hey Daydreamer, will arrive in North America in 2014. This will be Seltmann's fourth full-length album; second to bear her name, after 2010's Heart That's Pounding, and two under the name New Buffalo. The album was recorded and produced in Seltmann's home attic studio with her husband Darren Seltmann (The Avalanches), and features a number of guest musicians including Bree van Reyk on percussion, Michel Rose on pedal steel, and many more. Sally recorded piano parts on her lounge room piano and contributed synth, organ, guitar, bass & percussion to the recordings.
    1. Hey Daydreamer

    2. Billy

    3. The Small Hotel
    4. Needle In The Hay

    5. Dear Mr. Heartless

    6. I Will Not Wear Your Wedding Ring
    7. Right Back Where I Started From
    8. Catch Of The Day

    9. Seed Of Doubt
    10. Holly Drive
    11. States and Spaces
    Sally Seltmann
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    Tubby's New Groove (Pure Pleasure)

    Over the past decade there has been a small avalanche of previously unreleased live recordings by the late, great Tubby Hayes, arguably the UKs most accomplished post-war jazz instrumentalist and a figure already accorded - quite rightly - legendary status. Each has added much to our knowledge of Tubby's musical activities outside the recording studio, but this new release unearths a session which had lain forgotten since 1959 and which significantly is an addendum to what has long been seen as Tubby's first album masterpiece Tubby's Groove. Indeed the music contained on this LP is among the most significant pieces of British jazz history to have been discovered in a long, long time.



    This new LP is every bit the equal of the original album and, as previously stated, in parts the music even outstrips its predecessor. Regardless of provenance these rediscovered recordings are, in this writer's opinion, some of the most important of Tubby Hayes career and will doubtless only add to our appreciation and admiration of a player who was truly deserving of the status of world-class. Over fifty years on, Tubby's immense musicianship, talent and creative charisma can still stun new listeners and this new album is the perfect introduction to a performer in whom we can still be proud.



    Musicians:



    • Tubby Hayes (tenor saxophone)

    • Terry Shannon (piano)

    • Jeff Clyne (bass)

    • Phil Seaman (drums)



    Recording: December 1959 at DECCA Studios, London



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Tin Tin Deo
    2. Visa
    3. Supper At Phil's
    4. Symphony
    5. Hook's Way
    6. The Trolley Song
    Tubby Hayes
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    Woodstock (Pink Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Pressed On Pink Colored Vinyl


    Well, we're two full months into 2017 and the world continues to burn like an avalanche of flaming biohazard material sliding down a mountain of used needles into a canyon full of rat feces. But hey, it's not all bad: Portugal. The Man has a new album coming out called Woodstock.

    PTM's last album came out over three years ago-a long gap for a band who've dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. And in true, prolific band fashion, they've spent almost every minute since 2013 working on an album called Gloomin + Doomin. They created a shit-ton of individual songs, but as a whole, none of them hung together in a way that felt right. Then John Gourley, PTM's lead singer, made a trip home to Wasilla, Alaska, (Home of Portugal. The Man's biggest fan, Sarah Palin) and two things happened that completely changed the album's trajectory.

    First, John got some parental tough love from his old man, who called John on the proverbial carpet or dogsled or whatever you put people on when you want to yell at them in Alaska. What's taking so long to finish the album? John's dad said. Isn't that what bands do? Write songs and then put them out? Like fathers and unlicensed therapists tend to do, John's dad cut him deep. The whole thing started John thinking about why the band seemed to be stuck on a musical elliptical machine from hell and, more importantly, about how to get off of it.

    Second, fate stuck its wiener in John's ear again when he found his dad's ticket stub from the original 1969 Woodstock music festival. It seems like a small thing, but talking to his dad about Woodstock '69 knocked something loose in John's head. He realized that, in the same tradition of bands from that era, Portugal. The Man needed to speak out about the world crumbling around them. With these two ideas converging, the band made a seemingly bat-shit-crazy decision: they took all of the work they had done for the three years prior and they threw it out.

    It wasn't easy and there was the constant threat that the band's record label might have them killed, but the totally insane decision paid off. With new, full-on, musical boners, the band went back to the studio-working with John Hill (In The Mountain In The Cloud), Danger Mouse (Evil Friends), Mike D (Everything Cool), and longtime collaborator Casey Bates (The one consistent producer since the first record). In this new-found creative territory, the album that became Woodstock rolled out naturally from there

    Remember that mountain of burning needles we were talking about? Good. Because Woodstock is an album (Including the new single Feel It Still) that-with optimism and heart-points at the giant pile and says, Hey, this pile is fucked up! And if you think that pile is fucked up too, you owe it to yourself-hell, to all of us-to get out there and do something about it.

    1. Number One
    2. Easy Tiger
    3. Live In The Moment
    4. Feel It Still
    5. Rich Friends
    6. Keep On
    7. So Young (feat. Fat Lip)
    8. Mr. Lonely
    9. Tidal Wave
    10. Noise Pollution (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Zoe Mannville)
    Portugal The Man
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    DJ Kicks

    Some mixes are just mixes, but some change the agenda. Rupert Parkes, aka Photek, was determined that his DJ-Kicks set would be the latter. I wanted to create one of those classic listening experiences, he says. With a mix like this, you can either bang it with the most current dancefloor tunes, or you can put a theme into it, or you can make it a journey. I was thinking about the classic LTJ Bukem mix tapes that I first came across in 92 and 93 and how epic they were. There was such a range of styles on there, they were so timeless and had real character. They had some personality. Thats what I wanted to capture with my DJ-Kicks mix.


    Hes certainly done just that. Starting with his own Azymuth, the tracks range from the moody, downtempo throb of In 2 Minds by Kromestar to the broken, tribal beats of Boddikas remix of Photeks 101 to straight-up tech house such as Baby Fords 1994 classic Dead Eye. The thread linking them together is a brooding atmosphere that recalls Parkess classic drum n bass releases in the 90s (although there isnt a drum n bass track to be seen). Fountainhead, a collaboration between Photek and Kuru and exclusive to this DJ-Kicks mix, sums up the vibe perfectly with its swirling textures, echoing vocal cut-ups and stonking low-end. Its music with some atmosphere, explains Parkes. Its introspective. I imagined that this would be the mixtape that you listen to later on, after the club. Its more intimate. Im not trying to show what I would do in a club, its something completely different.


    In 2 Minds by Kromestar is a key track, he continues. I stumbled across it on Beatport. It reminds me of Art Of Noise, that weird early electro music. I mean it is very weird. Then theres one of my all time favourite tracks, Dead Eye by Baby Ford. That song is always in my mind. Its moody as fuck. It came out in 94, but it sounds like it was made this year. I listened to it everyday for a year, then I listened to it on a new pair of headphones and started hearing new things in it. Its magical when that happens with a track you think you know so well. I hope people will listen to this mix with that kind of repetition because there are some quite detailed moments.


    Such as the way he mixes in No Agenda, another of four Photek exclusives, including the aforementioned Azymuth and Fountainhead, plus Levitation. But, in fact, he doesnt ever quite mix it in. You never get to hear the full track, just snippets dusted around. Indeed, it would be easy to miss it entirely. I dont like to make things too obvious, says Parkes. There are clean powerful moments and murky moments that you have to hear a few times to know whats going on. The way I mix in No Agenda is very deliberate. You look at the track listing and theres a track called No Agenda, but its hard to work out what it is, unless you go to the individual tracks and then work out which bits have been used in the mix. You dont get to hear the song in its entirety. Its little bits sprinkled here and there, as though I start to mix it in then change my mind.


    The DJ-Kicks mix marks a new era for Parkes, who seemed to withdraw from the music scene in 2007. He had long been disillusioned with the constraints of the drum n bass scene he helped pioneer. When I played in clubs, there was never any music I liked either side of my set. I wondered why I was part of this niche when it seemed I was a square peg in a round hole. When he started releasing music again last year with the Avalanche EP it had more in common with post dubstep than anything else, bass heavy music thats hard to categorize, but really it wasnt like anything else at all. If dubstep has taught us one thing its to let it all go, says Parkes. Just let stuff happen and sort it out later.


    The track listing for the vinyl release of Photek's DJ Kicks compilation will feature four exclusive Photek tracks plus others from the mix.

    Photek - Azymuth
    Photek No Agenda
    Photek - Levitation
    Photek & Kuru Fountainhead
    Photek
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    Opium

    It was in 1996 that Jay-Jay Johanson, a young man from a cold climate, fascinated by the Bristol sound they called trip-hop and Portishead in particular, first tapped delicately on our eardrums. In only a few songs he revealed a family tree that spread its roots far and wide: on one branch Chet Baker and Lee Hazelwood, on the other John Coltrane with Johnny Hartman, and in between a whole army of jazz or symphonic recordings sampled from everywhere imaginable. Almost 20 years later he has returned with an incredible new album called Opium. It contains the very essence of Johanson's music: an ease with inventing melodies, a voice that gently caresses, and the jacked up, heady rhythms that lift and carry the songs. From the peaceful harmonica opening of Drowsy / Too Young To Say Good Night to the smoke-wreathed love song I Don't Know Much About Loving, via titles with a sporadic and light groove (NDE, Alone Too Long), Opium is a courageous offering. Johanson opens his heart with fearlessness and modesty, gracefully lowering his guard and evoking the questions that torment men of his age: love, solitude, fatherhood, immaturity. The songwriting is unerving, the words have a suppressed poetry. This new Jay-Jay Johanson is the work of a guy who has survived the avalanches, who is no longer looking for answers and is content to sketch out the perspectives in as many songs. Some titles are serious (Harakiri), but others immediately take up the reins casting a more gentle, peaceful light, like Scarecrow, a collaboration with Robin Guthrie that would not have sounded out of place on a Cocteau Twins album, or of the strange positivity of Be Yourself or I Love Him So. The strength of Opium is that it asks questions that don't necessarily have an answer; it offers a collection of songs freed from any certitude but which convince through their modesty, through their precision. In short, Jay-Jay Johanson at his best.
    1. Drowsy / Too Young To Say Good Night
    2. Moonshine
    3. Be Yourself
    4. I Love Him So
    5. NDE
    6. I Don't Know Much About Loving
    7. Scarecrow
    8. I Can Count On You
    9. Alone Too Long
    10. Celebrate The Wonders
    Jay-Jay Johanson
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    Visions Of Us On The Land

    "Damien Jurado is every character in every Damien Jurado song. He is the gun, the purple anteater, the
    paper wings, the avalanche, the air show disaster, Ohio, the ghost of his best friend's wife."

    - Father John Misty


    Providing the ideal entry point for neophytes and an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien
    Jurado's new opus extends the hot streak ignited by 2012's Maraqopa and its 2014 follow-up Brothers and
    Sisters of the Eternal Son. Cut once again with label-mate and super producer Richard Swift at the latter's
    National Freedom recording facility in rural Oregon, Visions of Us On The Land completes the tale of an
    individual who has had to disappear from society in order to discover some universal truths.

    1. Amateur Night
    2. Omaha
    3. Abilene
    4. Texas To Ohio
    5. Window
    6. I Can't Get Over You
    7. Intoxicated Hands
    8. Tether
    9. Matinee
    10. Bad Dreams
    11. Abilene (demo)
    12. I Can't Get Over You (demo)
    13. The Killer (demo)
    14. Amateur Night (demo)
    15. Omaha (demo)
    16. Smith 1972 (Just In Time For Something EP)
    17. Motion Sickness (Just In Time For
    Something EP)
    18. Night Out For The Downer (Just In
    Time For Something EP)
    19. Prices (Just In Time For Something
    EP)
    20. Engine Fire (Just In Time For
    Something EP)
    Damien Jurado
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