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Ancient Melodies Of The FutureAncient Melodies of the Future is the fifth full-length album released by indie rock band Built to Spill. The album was recorded at Bear Creek in Woodinville, Washington. With Ancient Melodies of the Future, Built to Spill expanded on the big sound that they crafted with KEEP IT LIKE A SECRET.
In Your Mind is a beautiful track with its Far Eastern guitar lines and thumping beat. Alarmed spirals into a satisfying guitar and keyboard noise jam, while Happiness is like a speeding car - it has the intensity, rush, and twanging swagger of an automobile race. The album closes with The Weather, a shimmering love song that begins with a resonant acoustic guitar. The narrator describes being outside in the cool night, and the stars gravitate towards you.
These few lyrics are a fitting description of Built to Spill, a band that goes on and on, always changing, always moving forward, but somehow always staying the same - familiar and comforting - as they carry the ancient melodies of personal histories, theirs and yours, into the future.1. Strange
2. The Host
3. In Your Mind
5. Trimmed And Burning
7. Don't Try
8. You Are
9. Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
10. The Weather$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Electronic Anthology Project Of Death Cab For Cutie
Limited Edition Colored Vinyl 7 Single
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) & Brett Nelson (Built To Spill) re-imagine 2 Death Cab songs as New Wave circa 1982, in the latest installment of The Electronic Anthology Project. Brett re-works the instrumental track with synthesizers & drum machine & Ben contributes new vocals. Features Soul Meets Body (Plans) & Champagne from A Paper Cup (Something About Airplanes).
Gibbard's newly recorded vocals sound right at home with Nelson's smeared synths.
A revved-up synth version of Death Cab for Cutie's 2005 hit single 'Soul Meets Body' has debuted online thanks to the Electronic Anthology Project. The new rendition comes from Built to Spill bassist Brett Nelson, who is spearheading the effort to update indie favorites with electronic bents.
Gibbard and Built to Spill bassist Brett Nelson have remade the first single from Death Cab's 2005 major-label debut, Plans, as moody synth-pop that isn't unlike a higher-gloss cousin of the Postal Service.
Fuzzed out versions of two cuts--'Soul Meets Body' and 'Champagne From A Paper Cup'--hand-picked by DCFC frontman Ben Gibbard, who also contributed new vocals.
-A.V. Club1. Soul Meets Body
2. Champagne In A Paper Cup$11.99Colored Vinyl LP 7 Single LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WAR-3964xBuilt To Spill
Keep It Like A SecretDoug Martsch is enough of a guitar god to fill Keep It Like a Secret, one of indie rock's strongest 1999 major-label releases, with blazing solos. He's also ambivalent about the whole thing, which allows him to highlight the album with You Were Right, a despairing litany of classic-rock lyrical hooks.
Most guitar heroes make their mark by doing something extravagant, like playing with their teeth or with their instrument in flames. Doug Martsch of Boise, Idaho's Built to Spill has acquired his guru status by simpler means--he combines his trippy, meandering guitar style with classic pop structures. Doug Martsch also wins points for singing about small-scale moments as well as huge moral abstractions, from watching TV to contemplating the center of the universe. By subtly balancing the forest of dense guitars with Doug Martsch's oddly prosaic yet uncannily beautiful singing, Built to Spill hold the rare achievement of making music that's rooted yet allows you to fly. Time Trap begins with a harplike guitar line floating above a heavy wave of distortion, drifts into a reggae pattern, and eventually rises to the high step of musical theater. The charming and funny You Were Right decides once and for all which of the classic-rock clichÉs ring true. You were wrong when you said, 'Everything's going to be all right' / You were right when you said, 'We're all just bricks in the wall.' It is a richly deserved analysis from alt rock's heroic Everyman.1. The Plan
2. Center Of The Universe
3. Carry The Zero
5. Bad Light
6. Time Trap
8. You Were Right
9. Temporarily Blind
10. Broken Chairs$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Talon Of The HawkProduced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (And You Will Know Us by the Trail
of Dead, Meat Puppets, Built to Spill, Jet)
Featured in "100 Bands to Watch 2013" Alternative Press.
At the core of Talon of the Hawk, is the crazy hybrid of slamming rock drumming and acoustic guitar The Front Bottoms are known for, but this time the band augments their sound with electric guitars, synths, even a little accordion. Brian Sella's confident heartfelt vocals that will have you laughing one minute, crying the next and then maybe pumping your fist and singing along when you least suspect it. Talon of the Hawk rocks harder than their debut and it is more complex in both subject matter and arrangements. Once this sucker gets it's claws in, you're going to soar.1. Au Revoir (Adios)
3. Swear To God The Devil
Made Me Do It
4. Twin Size Mattress
6. Santa Monica
7. The Feud
8. Funny You Should Ask
9. Tattooed Tears
10. Lone Star
12. Everything I Own$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
There Is No EnemyWhen making the new Built To Spill album There Is No Enemy, Doug Martsch literally lived in the studio working all day and night. He spent hours and hours laying down guitar tracks he realized he couldn't use since the first live takes had the best tone and feel. He had to undigitally remix the record. There Is No Enemy has the sound and feel of the album that every Built To Spill fan has been anxiously awaiting.
In addition to Martsch and his usual support, There Is No Enemy includes guest spots from Sam Coomes, ex-Treepeople co-guitarist/vocalist Scott Schmaljohn, Butthole Surfer Paul Leary, Roger Manning, etc.1. Aisle 13
3. Nowhere Lullaby
4. Good Ol' Boredom
5. Life's A Dream
6 .Oh Yeah
9. Planting Seeds
10. Things Fall Apart
11. Tomorrow$24.99Vinyl LP w/ CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Mole CityAfter 2 decades of launching drums, guitars and pianos through the shifting interzones between harmony and chaos (moonlighting along the way with the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, Elliott Smith, Built to Spill and a long list of others), Quasi are a genre of their own - they write songs in the style of Quasi, and Mole City is the Quasi Song Book: Parlor Sing-alongs for the Last Century.1. *
2. You Can Stay But You Got to Go
3. See You on Mars
5. Chrome Duck
6. Chumps of Chance
7. Fat Fanny Land
8. Nostalgia Kills
11. Bedbug Town
12. The Goat
15. Double Deuce
17. Dust of the Sun
18. Mole City
19. An Ice Cube in the Sun
20. One and Done
21. The Dying Man
22. Clap Trap
23. New Western Way
24. Beyond the Return of the Sun of Nowhere$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WAR-9363xBuilt To Spill
You In ReverseOne of the most critically acclaimed of Modern Rock bands, Built To Spill returns with its long-awaited album, the first in five years. Putting aside extensive overdubs and an atmosphere sweep, You in Reverse captures the organic, loose, impromptu feel of the band's jams. Led by influential alt-rock hero Doug Martsch and sprouting new influences and a fresh feel, Built To Spill drives ahead with You in Reverse.1. Goin' Against Your Mind
5. Wherever You Go
6. Conventional Wisdom
8. Mess with Time
9. Just a Habit
10.Wait$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDI-BAR-0516xDeath Cab For Cutie
Something About Airplanes
Newly Reissued 180 Gram Version
The fact that Elsinor and Barsuk, two relatively small labels, conspired to co-release Something About Airplanes should give some indication as to its quality. It's a solid, emotive, and frequently amazing indie rock record that foreshadows Death Cab for Cutie's eventual ascent into the mainstream. Sonically, the band falls somewhere on the dreamier and more pop-oriented end of Built to Spill's sound (particularly on Keep It Like a Secret), alongside the Posies' most pensive tracks, or with Delta Haymax -- that is, dynamic, melodic, and somewhat atmospheric Northwestern rock. What's important, however, is that the composition, arrangement, and perfect vocal harmonies of Something About Airplanes are all hugely effective; the band uses light touches of flute, synth, or cello to add the necessary textures to its well-crafted pop songs, and the result has a consistently impressive and thoroughly engaging quality that rivals Built to Spill's Keep It Like a Secret. Which is quite a complement -- but tracks like Bend to Squares and Pictures in an Exhibition deserve as much adulation as one can offer.
- Nitsuh Abebe (All Music)1. Bend to Squares
2. President of What?
3. Champagne from a Paper Cup
4. Your Bruise
5. Pictures in an Exhibition
6. Sleep Spent
7. The Face That Launched 1000 Shits
9. Fake Frowns
10. Line of Best Fit$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Destroyers Of The Soft Life (Pre-Order)J. Roddy Walston & The Business will release their fourth studio album Destroyers Of The Soft Life via ATO Records. The album came to life in the band's own Richmond, VA recording studio, a space they built by hand in 2016, and was finished in Seattle with co-producer Phil Ek (Band of Horses, The Walkmen, Built To Spill).1. You Know Me Better
2. Blade Of Truth
4. Ways And Means
5. Heart Is Free
6. I Called You
7. The Wanting
8. Bad Habits
9. Bleed Out
10. Burn Black$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
UNIM-TBD-0516xThe Henry Clay People
Somewhere On The Golden CoastThis LA bands 2nd album is a remarkable set of classic-sounding indie-rock with clear echoes of Pavement, the Hold Steady, the Replacements and early Built to Spill, but they find their own voice with detailed songs that split the difference between sardonic and heartfelt when describing the music scene, living in debt and working part-time, transforming everyday subject matter into raging, celebratory anthems for slacker rock n rollers and other folks just trying to make ends meet. - KEXP1. Nobody Taught Us To Quit
2. Working Part Time
3. Keep Your Eyes Closed
4. The Digital Kid
5. Slow Burn
6. End Of An Empire
7. This Aint A Scene
8. A Temporary Fix
9. Saturday Night
10. Your Famous Friends
11. Two Lives At The End Of The Night$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Runners In The Nerved World
Produced by Phil Ek (Built to Spill, Band of Horses, Shins)
LP Contains CD Of Full Album
Growing up is weird. Very few of us ever end up doing that thing for a living that we imagined we might when we
were kids. Even fewer end up doing the same thing for the rest of our lives that we were doing as teenagers, even if
that thing happens to be making music with our friends. In the case of The Sidekicks, a teenage affinity for playing
propulsive punk rock somehow, against all odds, managed to turn into a full-time life pursuit. After nearly a decade
of making noisy rock music, releasing albums on tiny local labels, and incubating in the Cleveland scene, The Sidekicks
are ready to meet the waiting world with their Epitaph debut Runners in the Nerved World.
For the recording of Runners in the Nerved World the band- Steve Ciolek (Vocals & Guitar), Matt Climer (Drums),
and Ryan Starinsky (Bass)-decamped to Seattle to work with famed indie-rock producer Phil Ek, a pairing that
proved to be something of a dream come true for Ciolek. The results, on tracks like "The Kid Who Broke His Wrist"
and "Deer," bring to mind the kind of jangly pop euphoria of early Band of Horses or old Built to Spill records, while
"Everything in Twos" is the kind of pop punk jam seemingly tailor made for singing along in a car at peak volume.1. Hell Is Warm
2. Everything In Twos
3. Jesus Christ Supermalls
4. The Kid Who Broke His Wrist
6. Blissfield, Mi
8. Summer Brings You Closer To Satan
9. Century Schoolbook Grown-ups
10. Satellite Words And Me
11. Spinning Seat
12. All Things Run$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Unique One Sided 6 Song Ep W/ Vinyl Etching By The Cover Artist
The Front Bottoms pay tribute to Grandma Rose with 6
new recordings of previously unreleased fan favorites.
Mixed by Chris "Frenchie" Smith (And You Will Know Us By the
Trail of Dead, Meat Puppets, Built to Spill, Jet).
New recordings of never before released fan favorites, including
"12 Feet Deep".
The Front Bottoms have a rabid fan base that can sing along to
every song including those previously unreleased!
Combined their first two Bar/None albums have sold more than
40,000 copies. Still scanning more than 200 copies a week.1. Flying Model Rockets
2. Lipstick Covered Magnet
3. 12 Feet Deep
4. Jim Bogart
5. Be Nice To Me
6. Awkward Conversations$11.99Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
NaomiWritten over the span of ten months and recorded in one, The Cave Singers' Naomi bears a new and more expansive production style that captures the live performance energy the band has developed over the past five years. The album was engineered and produced at Avast Studios in Seattle by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill, Shins, Modest Mouse). Each song functions like a chapter in a bigger story, addressing themes of the past, exhuming the memories under moonlight. There are songs of addiction, car ownership, fireworks, tree houses, moving to New Mexico, and God, each shifting in all the ways that make life difficult and miraculous, astounding and beautiful.1. Canopy
2. Have to Pretend
3. No Tomorrows
4. It's a Crime
5. Week to Week
8. Karen's Car
9. Easy Way
10. Northern Lights
11. Early Moon
12. When the World$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Reunion TourFrom Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Weakerthans' lyrical music speaks of the vast open spaces and broken industrial dreams in which it was created. Founded in 1997, they hold deep roots in the indie scene, and have three albums and over 90,000 sales behind them. On their new release, literary lyrics could stand alongside a Raymond Carver or Russell Banks short story, while the music channels the spirit of punk, alt-country, and barroom rock and folk. RIYL: Wilco, Bright Eyes, Death Cab For Cutie, Elliott Smith, Built To Spill.1. Civil Twilight
2. Hymn of the Medical Oddity
3. Relative Surplus Value
4. Tournament of Hearts
5. Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure
6. Elegy From Gump Worsley
7. Sun in an Empty Room
8. Night Windows
10. Reunion Tour
11. Utilities$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Universal Coolers (Awaiting Repress)Radical Dads is Lindsay Baker, Chris Diken, and Robbie Guertin. Back during their collegiate years, they were all friends on account of liking similar cultural things and rebelling against similar institutional things. They were listening to bands that were au courant in certain circles at the time, such as the Pixies, Built To Spill, Modest Mouse, Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, The Clean, and Yo La Tengo. During the course of this liking/rebelling/listening, the three of them began to play music together in different combinations. They all moved apart and did separate stuff for a while. Which is what people do after college - taking time to "find themselves" and/or take artistic risks to "make it in the biz" and/or take an unsatisfying job for the health insurance in case "something bad happens." Robbie played in the band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah during this time. In 2007 they made it an official band with a name that they liked because it has internal rhyme. Universal Coolers is their 3rd full length and first on Old Flame. The cover art is a Steve Keene original!1. Absurd Tests
2. Tomorrow's Trash
4. In The Water
5. Don't Go
6. Universal Coolers
7. Desperado Dude Lens
8. Flight To NZ
9. Dj Pancake
10. Cassette Brain$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
HeadswellSainthood Reps got their start in Long Island in 2009 and currently feature Francesco Montesanto on guitar/vocals, Derrick Sherman on guitar and
Bradley Cordaro on drums. Influenced by bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, My Bloody Valentine, Mogwai and Built to Spill, the band blends an eclectic
mix of indie rock, post-rock, post-hardcore and alternative rock, creating a unique brooding sound that grabs hold of listeners attention with each riff and
The band released their debut album, Monoculture, in 2011, which found them further tapping into their influences of 90's alternative and emo and
transitioning from a instrumental post-rock band to the loud passionate rock band they were destined to become.
In 2013 the band signed with No Sleep Records to release their sophomore album, Headswell. Continuing on their musical path of lush, distorted guitars
and penetrating lyrics, Sainthood Reps' latest effort incorporates an array of intricate styles like the abrasive aural assault of Shelter, the subdued
atmospheric track Fall and the grungy riffage of Run Like Hell that bleed together creating a cohesive experience that fans will be happily surprised by.1. Shelter
2. Desert Song
3. The Last Place I Left You
6. Run Like Hell
9. Rapture Addict
10. Breath Worth Breathing$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FortitudeDenver's Ian Cooke released his second album, Fortitude, in January of 2012, with the help of The Greater Than Collective.
Produced by Ian O'Dougherty and mixed by Bob Ferbache, (Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Wovenhand), Fortitude showcases the wide array of musical proficiency that Cooke possesses as he switches from playful to dark and sincere at the flick of a cello bow. Splicing in elements of indie, classical, progressive rock, and more, the album builds on the foundation laid down by his previous album, The Fall I Fell, and expands it with stronger writing and loftier concepts.
Cooke's talent coupled with his diligent work ethic has earned him several accolades, including features in SPIN, a Daytrotter session, a #1 ranking in the 2009 Denver Post Music Poll and "Best Singer Songwriter," "Best album," and "Best Avant-Garde" nods by Westword. Cooke was also featured alongside Billy Bragg, M. Ward, Owen Pallet, and more on a Joanna Newsom tribute.
He has toured in the US and Australia playing with The Dresden Dolls, Crooked Fingers, Built to Spill, The Decemberists, The Flaming Lips, Blonde Redhead, Devotchka, Rasputina, Wovenhand, Pedro the Lion and many more. With packaging as engaging as the music it contains, Fortitude is a direct copy of nothing, a truly original and unique endeavor.1. A Reasonable Life
2. The Towering Prince
4. Cassowary & Fruit Bat
6. The Kingdom
8. American Girl
10. Scaffolding$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-TBD-0119xThe Henry Clay People
Twenty-Five For The Rest Of Our LivesLos Angeles quartet The Henry Clay People are thrilled to announce the release of their new album Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives. Set for release on TBD Records, the album is a thrilling and sweaty thirty minutes of teenage restlessness, quarter-life malaise, and adult resignation. Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives sees not only the return of the band's original line up, but songwriters and brothers Joey and Andy Siara rediscovering and redefining their punky roots, allowing them to craft their most urgent, bratty, and melancholic record to date.
"We wanted to finally make the record that our sixteen year old selves would have been excited about," says Joey. "Unfortunately the only way to do so was to live for the last 13 years and get some adult suffering under our belt. Now we can direct our misguided teenage angst at our failed 20's."
With songs such as the rambunctious The Backseat Of A Cab, the 90's guitar slack of Hide, the skater brat inspired The Fakers and the punk revival of EveryBandWeEverLoved, Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives is a record dealing with compromised dreams and empty bank accounts, for and by the high school Descendents devotee turned college Malkmus-minion. LP includes full album on CD and poster.
"The Henry Clay People specialize in raggedy power chords, barreling piano, and desperately boyish vocals, what Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers would sound like if they'd taken temp work and listened obsessively to Crazy Horse." - SPIN
"Remarkable set of classic-sounding indie-rock with clear echoes of Pavement, the Hold Steady, the Replacements and early Built to Spill, but they find their own voice with detailed songs that split the difference between sardonic and heartfelt when describing the music scene, living in debt and working part-time, transforming everyday subject matter into raging, celebratory anthems for slacker rock 'n' rollers and other folks just trying to make ends meet." - KEXPIntro- Bob's Memoirs
25 for the Rest of Our Lives
Backseat of a Cab
Those Who Know Better
Keep Our Weekends Free
Friends Are Forgiving
Anymore/Any Less$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Run River North
2-LP Gatefold Package With Bonus Track
"Run River North stays the course - and finds success." - NPR
"Snappy rock and chamber folk frames their tales of their parents' dreams and struggles to find purchase in America."
- Wall Street Journal
"the band's ambitious folk pop instrumentals, and embellished with frontman Alex Hwang's dulcet, Ben Gibbard-like tones,
is a sense of possibility" - MTV World
In the course of several months, Run River North went from playing a handful of hometown shows in Los Angeles to
performing to an audience of millions on late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! It was an explosive trajectory for the sextet,
whose uplifting anthems march to the beat of drums, jangling guitars and a rapturous string section. The rapid ascent from
obscurity launched a new chapter for the band (then called Monsters Calling Home), whose upcoming full-length self-titled
debut ventures further into effervescent rock anchored with a down-home aesthetic.
The band recorded their self-titled debut with producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built to Spill, Band of Horses). The songs ebb
and flow with optimism, traversing emotional and musical landscapes woven into the strings duo of Daniel Chae and
Jennifer Rim, alongside the galloping rhythm section of bassist Joe Chun, keyboardist Sally Kang and drummer John
Chong. Together, their voices coalesce as one, a chorus calling out with a gentle urgency. The music of Run River North
explores the ever-shifting search for self, from the energetic indie-rock interludes to the lonesome guitar strums, always
asking the question: Is home a place or is it the people in your life? "We're not a posh, polished pop sound," says Alex
Hwang, Run River North's singer/songwriter. "We have stories we want to tell and they take a little more time. After all, the
journey to find your place is a long one, it's an ongoing, evolving adventure."1. Monsters Calling Home
3. Lying Beast
4. Run River North
5. Growing Up
6. Fight To Keep
7. In The Water
11. Banner$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
CavemanOn Their self-titled sophomore album, Caveman strech thier legs in a number of different, albeit cohesive, directions.
Caveman-a five-man vibe collective from NYC-released their first album in 2011. As first albums go, CoCo Beware was something akin to a moody statement of intent, a blueprint for a band quickly learning how to create horizon-wide rock songs that were equal parts intimate and expansive. Initially self-released and later snatched up by Fat Possum for re-release in early 2012, the record brims over with four-part harmonies, crystalline guitar lines, and tracks that see-sawed between echoey lullaby ("A Country's King of Dreams") to shoegaze-by-way-of classic-FM-radio sprawl ("Old Friend"). The album quickly elevated Caveman from local band to watch to a sizable touring draw and formidable live act, as evidenced by stints on the road with the likes of The War on Drugs, White Rabbits and Built to Spill. Despite being the work of a brand new band, CoCo Beware displayed a kind of Zen-like ease. It was the sound a five friends settling into a nice groove; the music that happens when, for whatever reason, a lot of seemingly disparate elements finally fall into place.
"We all went up to Jimmy's grandmother's place in New Hampshire," says singer Matthew Iwanusa. "That's where the new record kind of started. It was literally the attic of her barn, lit up by Christmas lights. We'd all sit in this one room together and one by one we'd all go into the bathroom and record ourselves making the most psycho noises possible. It actually felt kind of like a weird breakthrough. We were all confident and comfortable enough with each other to try out these experiments, which extended itself into the making of the new record which is really just an evolution of this vibe that we'd been cultivating for long time."
With that, the guys holed up in Brooklyn's Rumpus Room to start recording in earnest with Nick Stumpf (who produced the band's debut album) and Albert Di Fiore behind the controls. The album is a kind of sonic microcosm-a series of emotional yet tough mini-narratives operating within the same quixotic musical universe.
As a result, the guitars on Caveman are bigger and more expansive, the rhythm section is tighter and more adventurous, the keyboards more opaque and pronounced. Like a marriage between Tangerine Dream, late period Slowdive, and Lindsey Buckingham, tracks like their new single "In the City" and "Ankles" boast synth lines that sound simultaneously retro and futuristic, while "Pricey" and "Never Want to Know" overflow with guitar sounds that could have miraculously floated off an old Cure album. It should be noted that James Carbonetti, the band's primary guitar player, also happens to be one of the most highly regarded guitar makers in New York City.
And while Caveman's music could certainly operate on the level of dreamy soundscape and still be excellent, the depth of feeling in front man Matthew Iwanusa's lyrics helps weave the songs deeply into your memory. When Iwanusa sings Where's the time to waste on someone else's life? on "Where's the Time," it's hard not to read between the lines. Wonder and regret seem to fuel the record in almost equal measure.1. Strange to Suffer
2. In the City
3. Shut You Down
4. Where's the Time
6. Over My Head
9. I See You
10. I Never Want to Know
11. The Big Push$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Primitive And Deadly
Contains Vinyl Only Exclusive Track: Badgers Bane
This deluxe vinyl version of the new Earth studio opus comes in a thick Stoughton old style tip-on jacket with a soft-touch UV varnish.
Primitive And Deadly, is EARTH's tenth studio collection. Dylan Carlson and long term cohort, drummer Adrienne Davies, manage to pull off the trick of completing an Ouroborean creative cycle, twenty-five years in the making, whilst exploring new directions in their music. For the first time in their diverse second act, they allow themselves to be a rock band, freed of adornment and embellishment. As much as Carlson's guitar has always been the focal point of EARTH's music, it's been surrounded by consistently diverse instrumentation. Here the dialog between Carlson and Davies drumming remains pivotal, underpinned by the sympathetic bass of Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Joel RL Phelps, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) and thickened by additional layers of guitar from Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin) and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Perhaps the largest left turn on Primitive And Deadly, though, is prominence of guest vocalists Mark Lanegan and Rabia Shaheen Qazi (Rose Windows) who transform the traditionally free ranging meditations of EARTH into something approaching traditional pop structures.
On Rooks Across the Gates, a song stylistically the closest to the folk inspired modality of Angels Of Darkness, Carlson stretches out into some of his most lyrical playing to date, creating an almost symbiotic relationship between his performance and the vocals of old friend Mark Lanegan. From the Zodiacal Light, meanwhile, takes the late 60s San Franciscan/freaked-out jazz-rock transcendence of The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull and quickly re-appropriates that sound into a musky torch song for the witching hour.
This contradictive tension between a band pushing itself ever-forward whilst surveying their history is reflected in the albums twin recording locales. The foundation of the record was laid in the mystic desert high lands of Joshua Tree, California where EARTH recorded hour after hour of meditations on each tracks central theme at Rancho de la Luna. Upon returning to Seattle these were edited, arranged and expanded upon at Avast with the help of long-term collaborator Randall Dunn (who was previously at the helm for the Hex, The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull and Hibernaculum sessions).
Thick, dense and overdriven, melodically rich and enveloping, Primitive And Deadly is EARTH reaffirming their position as a singular point in the history of rock.
produced by earth
recorded at rancho de la luna, joshua tree, ca by mathias schneeberger, assisted by dave catching
additional recording and production at crackle & pop and avast, seattle, wa by randall dunn
mixed at avast, seattle, wa by randall dunn
mastered at chicago mastering services by jason ward
dylan carlson - guitars
adrienne davies - drums and percussion
bill herzog - bass
brett netson - additional guitars
jodie cox - additional guitars
mark lanegan - vocals
rabia shabeen qazi - vocals
randall dunn - moog synthesizerLP 1
1. Torn By The Fox Of The Crescent Moon
2. There Is A Serpent Coming
3. From The Zodiacal Light
1. Even Hell Has Its Heroes
2. Rooks Across The Gate
3. Badgers Bane (exclusive vinyl only bonus track!)$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Love Rides A Dark Horse (Pre-Order)
Red & Black Swirl Colored Vinyl
Love Rides A Dark Horse breaks new ground for Gill Landry with contributions from fiddler Ross Holmes (Mumford
& Sons), keyboardist Skylar Wilson and drummer Logan Matheny. The songs spill over with gorgeous female
harmonies by Klara Soderberg (First Aid Kit), Karen Elson and Odessa. Landry's own vocals are front and center
with the arrangements built around his husky baritone, often calling to mind Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. Landry
has won two Grammys with Old Crow Medicine Show.1.Denver Girls
2.Bird In A Cage
4.Broken Hearts And Things We'll Never Know
5.The One Who Won The War
6.The Only Game In Town
8.The Women You Are
9.The Real Deal Died$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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Ruggedized Travel Case For All LCD And EL-8 Headphones
Audeze's custom-built travel case is the perfect way to protect your headphone investment, even if you drop it, spill liquids on it, bring it to a Head-Fi meet or the recording studio. As long as your headphones are in this case (and it's closed), it'll keep them safe.This patent-pending trigger release latch makes it easy to open and its' snap-down, cushion grip handle makes it easy to carry. Most importantly, regardless of what's going on outside the case, the LCD's fit comfortably in customized foam that further absorbs shock.$125.00Travel Case For Audeze LCD and EL-8 Headphones Buy Now
Keep It Like A Secret (Out Of Stock)Keep It Like A Secret is the fourth full-length album released by Indie Rock band Built To Spill, originally released in 1999. With their first major label release Perfect From Now On in 1997, Built to To Spill became one of the United States' most recognizable Indie Rock bands. With Keep It Like A Secret, Built To Spill not only continued critical success, but also for the first time, significant commercial success.
During the recordings of Keep It Like A Secret, the band embraced the sounds of a big studio and focused their sound without sacrificing their fractured Indie Rock aesthetic. In a certain way, this is Built To Spill's Pop album: every song is direct and clean, without the long, cerebral jamming that characterized their earlier albums. The songwriting may be streamlined, but Doug Martsch now packs all of his twists, turns, and detours into dense, three-minute blasts.
The album spawned two EPs: Carry The Zero and Center Of The Universe. Pitchfork ranked the album at #41 on their Top Albums of the 90s list.1. The Plan
2. Center Of The Universe
3. Carry The Zero
5. Bad Light
6. Time Trap
8. You Were Right
9. Temporarily Blind
10. Broken Chairs
11. Forget Remember When$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock