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UNIM-INT-24823xMachine Gun Kelly
bloom (Pre-Order)Bloom is rapper Machine Gun Kelly's third album.
Bloom is the follow-up to 2015's General Admission and MGK's 2012 debut Lace Up, both of which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. at this point, i don't feel the pressure to prove anything to anyone, tweeted the rapper. they always hate, then switch up when u do something good again.1. the gunner
2. wake + bake
3. go for broke f. James Arthur
4. at my best f. Hailee Steinfeld
5. kiss the sky
6. golden god
7. trap paris f. Quavo and Ty Dolla $ign
8. moonwalkers f. DUBXX
9. can't walk
10. bad things f. Camila Cabello
12. let you go
13. 27$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Burst And BloomColored Vinyl
Classic 2001 EP now available on vinyl for the first time in years courtesy of Saddle Creek Records! This 12" reissue is pressed on yellow, white, and black marbled vinyl, and is limited to 1500 copies.
Cursive's combination of melody and technical madness continues on Burst and Bloom, a five-song EP that not only reflects that familiar intensity, but also introduces us to a new aspect of the band and coincidentally a new member as well. Gretta Cohn is a welcome addition; adding her cello expertise to the songs of Burst and Bloom. The strings are an amazing complement to the frenetic intensity at the core of the band's sound. Ted Stevens, from Lullaby for the Working Class, continues to add his songwriting and vocal presence to the mix as well.
The EP starts out with Sink to the Beat, a self analytical song from the perspective of Cursive as a whole. Tim breaks down the marketing scheme of the EP and the DC sound of the band not long before they break into a mantra of Hit song, let it burst and bloom. This theme sets the mood for the EP, giving insight into where the band is coming from, and where they are headed.1. Sink to the Beat
2. The Great Decay
3. Tall Tales, Telltales
4. Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me?
5. Fairytales Tell Tales$14.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BloomBloom is the fourth full-length album by Beach House. Like their previous releases, Beach House (2006), Devotion (2008) and Teen Dream (2010), it further develops their distinctive sound yet stands apart as a new piece of work. The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences during two years of touring. Throughout this period, melodies, chords, rhythms, words and textures surfaced in moments of their own choosing. These spontaneous ideas were later gathered and developed in Baltimore, MD where the band members Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand live and work.
Bloom was then recorded in late 2011 over a period of seven weeks at Sonic Ranch Studios in Tornillo, TX and mixed for another two at Electric Lady in NC. The band co-produced the record with Chris Coady. Bloom is meant to be experienced as an album. A singular, unified vision of the world. Many songs were omitted or dropped because they lacked a place within our vision for this album, notes Scally. Though not stripped down, the many layers of Bloom are uncomplicated and meticulously constructed to ensure that there is no waste. Each chord and melody performs its role to form a whole.
The songs have depth and reveal themselves in new ways through repeated listenings. As a complete work, Bloom transcends the banality of simple emotions and arrives at a realm of honesty and complexity. It soberly reveals how frightening and temporary, yet beautiful, our existence is. It creates an honest reflection of death, as it must to relate to life. To this Legrand adds, Bloom is a journey. For me, it is about the irreplaceable power of imagination as it relates to the intense experience of living. A bloom is only temporary, a fleeting vision of life in all of its intensity and color, beautiful even if only for a moment. 2LP pressing with expanded outer sleeve in glow in the dark in, four inner sleeves and MP3 coupon.1. Myth
4. Other People
5. The Hours
7. New Year
9. On The Sea
10. Irene$20.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Includes CD With Bonus Tracks
The March entry in our 25th anniversary reissue series is Bloomed, the 1994 debut album
from Richard Buckner. The album will be remastered and released on 180-gram
vinyl and will include a CD containing 11 bonus tracks of radio sessions, live
performances, and original recordings of songs that appeared on future releases.
Spin magazine described Buckner as "equal parts Bay Area bohemian and dust bowl
traditionalist" and named Bloomed one of its best albums of 1994, while Pitchfork
wrote, "It's a traditional outsider-country record in the lineage of Townes Van Zandt.
Buckner's voice is all honey and oak, his guitar style elaborately twanging, his constant
subject matter heartache."
Richard Buckner provides some background on the album:
Bloomed was originally (erroneously?) released on an unnamable German label in 1994.
I was living in San Francisco at the time, having just moved out of a residential hotel
and into the 1906 hilltop prefab that adorns the cover. At the time, I was heading a
band called The Doubters. We were playing high profile events such as The Covered
Wagon Saloon's Musical Barstools, but weren't making much headway. We had been
turned down consistently every year by SXSW, but I was somehow finagled in as
an unannounced guest onto an already unofficial SXSW showcase created by Butch
Hancock at his gallery in downtown Austin. There, I met up again with Lloyd Maines,
who agreed to produce my first record.
Maines and I met in Lubbock, TX, a few months later, where we worked with
Lubbock musicians in a small recording studio walled in wooden shingles Sharpied
with bible passages from various church groups that also enjoyed working there.
It was 112°F the morning I arrived under the suspicious (Californians are merely
B-grade yankees) gaze of downtown's Buddy Holly statue. That first night there, it
hailed so hard that heaven's angry pellets were storming in under my motel door. It
only let up for a few moments that first night, allowing me to run across the street to
get a butter burger and fries to go. We finished four days later and I flew back to San
Francisco, dismembered the band, and embarked on a tour that would last about 20
years (or a few days, if you count what I actually remember).
Nothing's changed. I'm still dodging the sky and busking to strangers.LP
1. Blue and Wonder
5. Six Years
6. This is Where
7. Gauzy Dress in the Sun
10. Up North
11. Surprise, AZ
12. Cradle to the Angel
1. The Last Ride
2. Settled Down
3. The Worst Way
5. Hutchinson (Recorded in 1995 at Black Eyed Pig in San Francisco by Kyle Statham)
6. Surprise, AZ (Recorded in 1996 at World CafÉ)
7. Blue and Wonder (Recorded in 1997 at KCRW)
8. Still Lookin For You-Townes Van Zandt (Recorded in 1997 at World CafÉ)
9. Up North
10. Six Years
11. Gauzy Dress in the Sun (Recorded live at The Starry Plough, Berkeley CA 2/25/1995)$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
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Martian's Bloom (On Sale)1. Southern Belles
2. Holy Rain
3. Martians Bloom
4. Choo Choo Train to Venice
5. Seesaw Love
6. Molly Mar of Rome
7. Tullamore Dew
8. Morning Heights
11. Norms Song$16.99 $13.42 Save $3.57 (21%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Bloom And The BlightTwo Gallants, the San Francisco folk-punk duo prone to accidents and police raids, spent roughly four years on hiatus before making this album. You might suspect their primary motivation was staying in one piece and out of the slammer. But the time apart also had an unintended, quite positive consequence: It gave childhood friends Adam Stephens and Tyson Vogel time to recharge their batteries and come back with their most cohesive set of music yet. Now signed to Dave Matthews' ATO Records, the group that got its start playing impromptu shows outside the 16th Street BART Station still retains its scrappy charm, whether pounding through fuzzy, primal ditties such as Song of Songs or making like Dylan on the gorgeous ballad Broken Eyes. Here's hoping they survive the promotion cycle.1. Halcyon Days
2. Song Of Songs
3. My Love Won't Wait
4. Broken Eyes
5. Ride Away
7. Winter's Youth
9. Cradle Pyre
10. Sunday Souvenir$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blood, Looms, And BloomsVinyl version of Leila's terrific new release Blood, Looms and Blooms.Side One1 Mollie
2 Time To Blow
3 Little AcornsSide Two1 Daisies, Cats And Spacemen
3 Teases MeSide Three1 Carplos
2 The Exotics
4 Norwegian WoodSide Four1 Lush Dolphins
2 Ur Train
3 Young Ones
4 Why Should I?$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Carve Out The Face Of My GodInfinite Body is Kyle Parker, once know throughout the world as Gator Surprise in his youthful days. Now a grown man he has cast aside his harsh outpouring and transformed it into a lush and bright planetary awakening. Drawing the harmony of the spheres into his brain and channeling it through his fingertips onto recorded medium INFINITE BODY causes sound to bloom where there once was only darkness! Yes! This rules! You might have witnessed such events live during Infinite Body tours with No Age, Dan Deacon and Deerhunter.1. Dive
2. A Fool Persists
3. What They Wanted To Be Was Useless
4. Out To Where I Am
5. On Our Own To Fall Off
6. Beside Me In The Dawn
8. Lived On Its Knees (For Matt)
9. He Runs Without Feet And Holds Without Hands
10. Drive Dreams Away
11. Carve Out The Face Of My God$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Glow & BeholdNo wonder Yuck exuded confidence during a recent SPIN interview. Rebirth, the London band's first track since the departure of former frontman Daniel Blumberg, showed the band continuing to refine and update their '90s-minded shimmer 'n' swoon. Middle Sea, only further goes to show they have, if anything, improved with the new lineup.
A hard-charging indie-rock anthem with male-female harmonies and a raggedly hypnotic guitar riff, this one updates a lyrical theme from the previous single. I don't want your love / I want you, guitarist and newfound frontman Max Bloom sings on that one; I don't want to live forever / I don't want to live / I want you now, he insists this time. Before too long, a horn part arrives like a tiny conquering army. If only Sebadoh had realized crossing the ocean could be this effortless. Turns out, the water's just fine.
Glow & Behold, the follow-up to Yuck's 2011 self-titled debut was produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House) and boasts 11 songs. Bloom, who plays on the album with bassist Mariko Doi and drummer Jonny Rogoff, told SPIN that for this album wanted to make a proper journey from beginning to end. So far, Yuck are headed in the right direction.
- Spin1. Sunrise in Maple Shade
2. Out of Time
3. Lose My Breath
4. Memorial Fields
5. Middle Sea
8. Nothing New
9. How Does It Feel
10. Twilight in Maple Shade (Chinese Cymbals)
11. Glow & Behold$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Spells (Awaiting Repress)The Pharmacy's sound is hard to nail down: having been together for over a decade, the band has released countless singles, EPs, and full-lengths that range from basement power punk to lo-fi, psych-tinged garage rock. Due out August 12th on Old Flame Records, much of Spells was written in a cabin in Big Sur, informed by the rocky beaches and the fog rolling in from the Pacific. It was recorded in the basement of a used car museum in downtown Tacoma, with every track laid down live by Kyle Brunette, producer of Night Beats' S/T and Sonic Bloom LPs. Picking up where Stoned & Alone left off, Spells feels even more stripped-down and vulnerable, as if the members of The Pharmacy have allowed listeners an exclusive sneak peek into their collective brain.1. Dead Friend
2. Coat Tails
3. Anna Bella
5. Masten Lake Lagoon
7. Lizard Queen
8. Peeling Back
9. All My Reminders Of When
10. Strange$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
We Are UndoneThe San Francisco based guitar-drum duo Two Gallants are set to release their 5th studio album, We Are Undone, on ATO Records. While singer and guitarist Adam Stephens and drummer Tyson Vogel have stayed true to the two-person format since their acclaimed 2004 debut, The Throes, their sound has evolved considerably over the intervening years. Following 2012's The Bloom and the Blight, We Are Undone is the band's second release on ATO. Thematically, the album ranges from songs that attempt to make sense of the dramatically shifting social landscape of their home town, to the illusion of authenticity, impending environmental collapse, and romantic estrangement. Sonically, the thrash blues of songs such as "We Are Undone" and "Some Trouble" is balanced by the austerity of ballads such as "My Man Go" and "There's So Much I Don't Know."1. We Are Undone
3. Fools Like Us
4. Invitation To The Funeral
5. My Man Go
6. Katy Kruelly
8. Murder The Season / The Age Nocturne
9. There's So Much I Don't Know$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The SoothsayerPart of an explosion of solo albums Wayne Shorter recorded just after he joined Miles Davis' band, The Soothsayer wasn't released until the late '70s. Listening to the album, it is hard to believe because it ranks with the best of his works from this incredibly fertile period. Shorter has been called Davis' idea man, and the creativity and thoughtfulness that earned him that moniker are quite evident here. The album's five originals and one arrangement (of Sibelius' Valse Triste) show a multi-layered complexity that seems effortless even as it weaves together contributions from a very strong, stylistic sextet. Of particular interest is the interplay of the three horn players, including altoist James Spaulding and trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. As a performer, Shorter also shows a lot of strength, with fluid, at times subtly evocative, solos that bloom with energy without ever seeming frantic or harsh. The title track shows Shorter at his most forceful and is one of the most passionate moments on the album, but even here, beauty seems to come first, while his low-key standard Lady Day embodies grace and calmness in every moment. [The CD version of this album also contains an alternate take of Angola that features some crisp playing by McCoy Tyner, as well as an energetic solo by Shorter.
The Allmusic review by Stacia Proefrock awarded the album 4½ stars stating it ranks with the best of his works from this incredibly fertile period.1. Lost
3. The Big Push
4. The Soothsayer
5. Lady Day
6. Valse Triste$10.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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U&I (On Sale)U&I is the fourth album from the avant garde electronic producer Leila also known for touring and engineering with Bjork. The 13-song, 2LP collection follows-up 2008's Blood Looms & Blooms and finds her collaborating on a number of tracks with Mt. Sims of The Knifes Darwin opera Tomorrow, In A Year fame.LP1
1. Of One
2. Activate I
3. All Of This
4. Welcome To Your Life
5. On Consideration
7. (Disappointed Cloud) Anyway
2. Colony Collapse Disorder
4. In Motion Slow
6. Forasmuch$22.99 $18.16 Save $4.83 (21%)Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SAC-8945xZola Jesus, JG Thirwell And Mivos Quartet
VersionsOn the heels of her Conatus world tour, Nika Roza Danilova was offered an opportunity to perform at one of the most prestigious modern art museums in
the world, NY's Guggenheim. Rather than doing her standard electronic set she decided she wanted to work with a classical composer who could arrange her
songs for a quartet. She recruited legendary industrial pioneer JG Thirlwell (Foetus) to do the arrangements who since his work as Foetus, has been scoring and composing symphonic arrangements for a variety of projects including currently scoring Adult swim's Venture Brothers series.
Thirlwell's oeuvre runs the gamut from orchestrations, big band, and cathartic noise-rock to abstract electronics, sound sculpture, and chamber music, thus making him the perfect collaborator to help realize Danilova's vision. Danilova explains her intentions with this album, "Versions is about the bone of the music; taking approximations from past records and turning them inside out. With all framework exposed, the songs are given a new medium in which to evolve and bloom into their own tiny worlds."
Removing the bulk of electronics from these songs gives them the space to breath, thusly opening them up to be received by a much wider audience who perhaps don't haven't previously ventured into the techno-pop/ industrial arena.1. Avalanche (Slow)
2. Fall Back
4. Run Me Out
6. Sea Talk
8. In Your Nature
9. Collapse$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Alive In AmericaImport
Recorded During The "Fire Of Unknown Origin" Tour In New York - 1981
Blue Öyster Cult began in 1967 as Soft White Underbelly with Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser on guitars, Allen Lanier on keyboards and Albert Bouchard on drums. Adding lead singer and guitarist Eric Bloom led to the name change of Oaxaca, then later the Stalk-Forrest Group, which issued one single. Joe Bouchard was added on bass and the group was signed to Columbia Records in 1971. Their first two albums, "Blue Oyster Cult" and 'Tyranny and Mutation", garnered some interest from rock critics, but it was third LP, "Secret Treaties," which first broke them in to the top 100 LP charts. "Spectres" was released in 1975 and featured "Godzilla," a concert favorite. In 1981 BOC was back on top with their "Fire Of Unknown Origin" album and a new top 40 hit in "Burnin' For You." "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" was featured in the movie "Heavy Metal."
This LP was recorded during the "Fire Of Unknown Origin" tour in New York, in 1981. This would be the last tour with Albert Bouchard who was replaced in late 1981. Here's a chance to listen to BOC at their very best during their peak of popularity.LP 1
1. Dr. Music
2. Burnin' For You
3. Fire Of Unknown Origin
4. Joan Crawford
5. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars
6. Hot Rails To Hell
7. ME 262
1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper
3. Born To Be Wild
4. 5 Guitars
5. Roadhouse Blues$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ChangesAs their ninth and last album from their hit making 1966-1970 era, The Monkees Changes is one of their most collectable efforts fetching over $300 for a mint copy of the album. This highly regarded fan favorite was a treasure trove of songs providing the soundtrack to the final year of their Saturday afternoon television show, as it featured the double-sided hit single Oh My My and I Love You Better.
Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones first class musicianship excel throughout this 1970 session. They revisit the great Boyce and Hart with I Never Thought It Peculiar as well as Davy Jones rockin' delivery on 99 Pounds and the underrated Micky Dolenz performance Ticket On Ferry Ride.
Produced by the much acclaimed sixties producer/writer Jeff Barry (The Monkees, Neil Diamond, The Archies), Changes was the first full-fledged production by this Monkees collaborator as it showed the true pop genius of both the band and producer in the studio. Augmented with some very cool seventies writers Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently) and the late Bobby Bloom (Montego Bay), this later Monkees album truly was a grand farewell from this band until their unbelievable history making 1986 return.
Unavailable for many years on compact disc, The Monkees Changes is available once again from the original Colgems Records recordings and features three huge bonus tracks not on the original album, including the very rare and hard to find Bell Records 45 Do It In The Name Of Love , plus new liners from Monkees historian Joe Reagoso, as well as original artwork elements and rare picture sleeves and other memorbilla. Peace, Love & The Monkees!1. Oh My My
2. Ticket On A Ferry Ride
3. You're So Good To Me
4. It's Got To Be Love
5. Acapulco Sun
6. 99 Pounds
7. Tell Me Love
8. Do You Feel It Too?
9. I Love You Better
10. All Alone In The Dark
11. Midnight Train
12. I Never Thought It Peculiar$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Jesus I'm A SinnerJesus I'm a Sinner is the 4th LP by Daniel Bachman. The album was recorded in Rappahannock County Virginia at Forrest Marquisee's studio inside his
father's woodshop in May of 2013 after spending just around 8 months on the road.
The first song Sarah Anne is a song for one of his best friends and sister Sarah Anne Bachman, and is also his first full song for the lap guitar.
Honeysuckle Reel is a springtime tune. For that first day when the heat and humidity sets in and the smell of the honeysuckle bloom creeps in your open
windows driving. Happy One Step is a guitar/fiddle duet with Sally Morgan of the Black Twig Pickers/The Freight Hoppers. It is a Cajun tune by Dennis
McGee. Jesus I'm a Sinner is for cutting loose. Variation on Goose Chase is a version of Virgil Anderson's Goose Chase. Although attempted to adapt to
the guitar, playing it on the banjo was the only way to keep the feel of the original version.
Under the Shade of the Trees has the undertone and drone of the 17 year cicada hatch that hit Virginia summer of 2013. The title is taken from Stonewall
Jackson's last words on his deathbed Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees. Chattanooga is played by Sally Anne Morgan
(fiddle) and Charlie Devine (banjo). This version was taken from Blaine Smith. Blenheim is the name of the LatanÉ family's property in Westmorland Co.
Virginia. Its a song for good food, drinks and solid company nestled on the banks of the Potomac River. Leaving Istanbul (4 AM) is a frustration song and
the feeling of being very tired thousands and thousands of miles away from home.1. Sarah Anne
2. Honeysuckle Reel
3. Happy One Step
4. Jesus Im A Sinner
5. Variation on Goose Chase
6. Under The Shade Of The Trees
9. Leaving Istanbul (4AM)$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Green RiverThe third LP by one of the world's all-time greatest rock bands, CCR, Green River remains a top-selling album in the CCR catalog. Green River (containing chart-topping hit "Bad Moon Rising") reached #2 on the Billboard Top 200 in the US upon its release in 1969. Green River represents both a true high point in songwriting creativity and the point at which the band's classic sound fully bloomed into the CCR that fans recognize and love today.1. Green River
3. Tombstone Shadow
4. Wrote a Song for Everyone
5. Bad Moon Rising
7. Cross-Tie Walker
8. Sinister Purpose
9. The Night Time Is the Right Time$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
AmpsandSound Agartha Headphone Amplifier
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The name Agartha used to describe a city in the center of the world. The ampsandsound Agartha brings the legendary 300b to personal audio. They chose the 300b for its long history as the king of triodes. Combining a single gain stage, zero feedback and careful attention to grounding techniques they are able to use a 300b with headphones without hum or noise. For those with headphone, horns or single driver speakers who are seeking audio nirvana, the Agartha is built with exacting attention to parts selection and implementation.
The Agartha tube amp pairs a 6SL7 tube for front end with SS rectification enabling great transient peeks, faster/livelier presentation and ultra-quite operation. The Agartha uses direct-heated triodes with zero feedback providing the classic single-ended sound so widely loved.
Typical of all ampsandsound amplifiers, the power supply is massive. This combined with a generous choke yields our trademark low noise; less than 3mv at idle, and stable output of 5 watts RMS into an 8ohm load and 1watt into a 32ohm headphone. Frequency response is 12hz to 30hz at 1 watts, 1-db. Output iron has been carefully selected to reduce distortion and increase frequency response. And of course we also use our 5% capacitors and 2% resistors.
The motivation of the Agartha is to provide access to the wide availability of NOS tubes and give the warm mid-range bloom that is at the heart of single-ended direct-heated triode designs. Tube set included.$3,600.00Headphone Amplifier Buy Now
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Turnstiles (On Sale)By 1976, Billy Joel had proven his merit as an auteur of California-based singer-songwriter pop-rock. On Turnstiles, the legend focuses his attention on more ambitious matters: Making an album whose scope and range dwarf that of his previous work, and shot his star into the stratosphere. Encompassing everything from urgent rock to soft pop and saloon fare, Turnstiles is a classic of major proportions.
Mobile Fidelity has gone back to the original master tapes to present Joels encompassing music the way it was always intended to be experienced: Intimate, detailed, expressive, warm. The records widescreen sonics are at last properly cinematic, flush with colors, textures, and atmosphere.
Progressing away from sensitivity, Joel casts his eye towards broader horizons. For him, that meant moving from the West Coast back to his native New York and embracing the citys doo-wop, Broadway, and R&B heritage. Joels diversity comes through in a spectacle of memorable tunes, including the infectious All You Wanna Do Is Dance, acerbic Angry Young Man, and gorgeous Ive Loved These Days.
Still, no song better illustrates the allureand breadthof Turnstiles more than Say Goodbye to Hollywood, bathed in the sort of fabulous Phil Spector sound, huge drum echoes, and Brill Building orchestral sweep that Joel grew up on. Similarly, the sprawling ballad New York State of Mind clearly states the singers vision and mood. On the definitive track, Joel luxuriates in full string accompaniment and soulful saxophone playing that gives the pop standard its foundation. Not for nothing did Joel insist on keeping his touring band for the album, a decision that resulted in the firing of the records original producer.
Supported by talents such as arranger Kenny Ascher, guitarist James Herb Smith, and percussionist Mingo Lewis, Joel succeeds in wrapping his head around a rich swath of American pop music, stopping by way of New Orleans, Kansas City, Memphis, Chicago, and other cities on his way from California back to the Garden State. While lacking the fame of the subsequent The Stranger and 52nd Street, Turnstiles is in every way their equal.
Finally, the delicate nuances of Joels phrasing, pregnant pauses, and introspective emotion can be experienced in three-dimensional fidelity. In addition, the spectrum of the orchestras power and finesse, ravishing poignancy of the lyrics, and bittersweet qualities of the melodies bloom with unforced immediacy. The previous veiled sonic character and stultifying dryness have been corrected, presenting Joel and his crack band with illuminating precision and feeling.
Turnstiles has never sounded betterand it never will.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Say Goodbye to Hollywood
2. Summer, Highland Falls
3. All You Wanna Do Is Dance
4. New York State of Mind
6. Prelude/Angry Young Man
7. I've Loved These Days
8. Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)$34.99 $31.49 Save $3.50 (10%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MUSD-WAX-002xRichard & Linda Thompson
I Want To See The Bright Lights TonightRanked #479 on Rolling Stone List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Duo's First Collaboration Together Also Its Darkest, Loveliest
Faithfully Recreated Artwork Complete with LP Insert
Richard Thompson found a sympathetic companion in his then-new wife Linda Thompson, with whom he
collaborates on 1974's mystic I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight. While only his second solo record, the guitar virtuoso sounds well beyond his years on an effort simultaneously bathed in thematic darkness and illuminated with melodies that glisten with elegance, beauty, and joy. With her rich and transparent voice, and superb feel for nuance, Linda effortlessly pairs with her mate's consequential fare-not an easy task.
Indeed, Richard, just a few years removed from his tenure in iconic folk ensemble Fairport Convention, lays down several of the most memorable riffs and fills of his prolific career, accenting moody songs that address trappings of fame, circumstantial failings, and wry cynicism with unusual panache and grace. His allegorical skills are in full bloom on "The Calgary Cross" and metaphorical "The Great Valerio," the latter brought to peak via a hammered dulcimer and acoustic coda borrowed from Erik Satie.
In listening to I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight, one can't help be reminded of how cultural critic Greil Marcus described Thompson's self-sacrificial and surreal brilliance: "Sometimes Thompson seems to be singing from the plague years, following behind a cart full of corpses, laughing at the stupidity of human faith in one verse, cursing God with the next-but time stops. At any given moment, [he] steps forward playing both fool and executioner; he cuts off his own head and holds it up for the pleasure of the crowd, shaming it quiet."
And so it goes here.
Music sounds better on vinyl. Especially when it's experienced on new pressings from RTI, America's finest record plant. Introducing Wax Cathedral, an imprint focused on reissuing great albums on LP, complete with dead-quiet surfaces and authentically replicated artwork. Wax Cathedral goes where few other labels dare, restoring titles from diverse genres, myriad eras, and recognizable artists beloved by generations of listeners. Wax Cathedral is all about bringing back quality vinyl titles that have been out-of-print on LP for decades, and having fun in the process. Get your turntables ready.1. When I Get to the Border
2. The Calvary Cross
3. Withered and Died
4. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
5. Down Where the Drunkards Roll
6. We Sing Hallelujah
7. Has He Got a Friend For Me
8. The Little Beggar Girl
9. The End of the Rainbow
10. The Great Valerio$22.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Song Of A GypsyDefinitive reissue of the legendary late '60s Los Angeles psychedelic masterpiece:
restored/remastered transfer, pitch/speed corrected for the first time ever. Extensive
booklet contains dozens of unpublished photos and images, a thorough investigation
into this landmark album, and an extensive interview with Damon.
Damon's Song Of A Gypsy is generally regarded as one of the finest privately-pressed psychedelic rock records and has, for
over twenty years, been one of the most sought after late 60s American rock artifacts in the world, with the scant original copies
that exist exchanging hands for thousands of dollars.
Song of a Gypsy has remained high on its own plateau: out of reach and indescribable. It seemed that this homespun, funky
psychedelic monument borrowed from nothing and sprung from nowhere. Damon's unique, introspective songwriting and
nuanced voice, the interplay between he and lead guitarist Charlie Carey and an atmosphere that so perfectly captured the last
bloom of the flower power era as it decayed into the dark haze of the '70s underground could only have arisen from a spark of
auspicious genius. But did it?
Over the past seven years, we at Now-Again have been obsessed with Song of a Gypsy and have researched the album, and
Damon's life-arch. This anthology is our attempt to put forth a convincing argument for the overwhelming importance of this
album, a unique high point from within but also outside of America's psychedelic movement.
We follow Damon on his "predestined life as a gypsy" from his birth into a tight knit Italian American family in Rochester, New
York, through the various Los Angeles communities that he would call home. We analyze the entirety of his oeuvre, from his first
surf-rock single in 1960, through schmaltzy pop, convincing doo-wop, blued eyed soul and garage rock in the mid 60s. And we
focus on the year 1967, the founding of his label Ankh, and his transformation from a pop hopeful to the tortured soul who
would create Song of a Gypsy. We attempt to make sense of the seminal moments that made this transformation possible in a
crucial moment in America's psychedelic high water mark in this, the definitive reissue of this album.1. Song of a Gypsy
2. Poor Poor Genie
3. Don't You Feel Me
4. Did You Ever
5. Funky Funky Blues
6. Oh What A Good Boy Am I
7. Do You
8. The Night
9. Feel Your Love
10. Birds Fly So High
11. The Road of Life$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
RefulgoIn 2000 a deep love for Bardo Pond provided the inspiration to establish Three Lobed Recordings. Fourteen years later, Bardo Pond and Three Lobed Recordings are proud to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the band's initial releases with Refulgo, an epic double LP collection of the band's earliest 7" singles, split 7" tracks, and compilation appearances. This collection, the first of a series, compiles these essential Bardo Pond tracks in a manner to augment their enjoyment by long time fans while also introducing this material to those who do not yet possess an encyclopedic knowledge of these modern psych rock pioneers. The material presented on Refulgo all comes from long out-of-print releases (which have also been largely unavailable digitally) and the entire content has been remastered. It has never sounded better. Bardo Pond has stood alongside psych rock peers yet unmistakably alone over the course of the twenty-plus years as a band. While their catalog is vast and spans a virtual wheelbarrow-load of albums, singles, splits and compilations, what is perhaps most remarkable is just how quickly as a band they developed their unique sound and voice. Refulgo presents as compelling an argument for that thesis as its two LPs worth of music present a band whose collective vision emerged effectively fully formed. Their first 7", "Die Easy" / "Apple Eye" (first released on Compulsiv in January of 1994) is a primordial ooze of swampy, sludgey psych blues that clearly demonstrated the essential DNA that has become Bardo Pond's multi-decade calling card. Track those building blocks through the subsequent releases and the sound is there in full bloom quickly, really by "New Drunks," but really stretches out in full within the twenty-minute triumphant, genre-defining victory lap which is "Sangh Seriatim" (first released on Drunken Fish's "Harmony of the Spheres" compilation in November of 1996). The temporal gap between the tracks from that first single, the first two presented on Refulgo, and "Sangh Seriatim," the compilation's concluding track, is shockingly small at less than three years. Most bands never fully realize their potential; this compilation demonstrates that Bardo Pond did it with remarkable speed as well as a high degree of maturity.1. Die Easy
2. Apple Eye
4. Blues Tune
5. Trip Fuck
6. Hummingbird Mountain
7. New Drunks
9. Tests For New Swords
10. Good Friday
11. Jungle Tune
12. Sangh Seriatim$31.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
CelebrateTiny Moving Parts are back with their 3rd full length Celebrate. The band returned to the studio with their friend Greg Lindholm, who previously produced the band's first album, This Couch Is Long & Full Of Friendship, Tiny Moving Parts started with thirteen songs before whittling away the excess and finding the core in its ten song form. Formed by brothers Matthew and Billy Chevalier and cousin Dylan Mattheisen, the album blooms into optimism across its ten tracks, mixing modern guitar, sensitive songwriting, and high production with their unique flash of musical technicality. Celebrate starts with darker, sadder moments, like Happy Birthday and its story of being left, and fights to stay positive as it carries through. Prodigy which adds violin on the album to provide a new tone for the band to Breathe Deep that tells the story of a snow man trying to make it beyond winter and through summer over chipper, videogame-like guitar. Eventually, Celebrate blooms into full blown optimism on closer Minnow.1. Good Enough
2. Happy Birthday
5. Common Cold
6. Stay Warm
7. Breathe Deep
10. Minnow$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now