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    GRAMMY® Award winners, Cage The Elephant will release UNPEELED worldwide via RCA Records. The new album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and additional percussion. UNPEELED features twenty-one tracks: eighteen curated songs from their past four albums plus three reimagined versions of existing songs. Said frontman Matt Shultz about the inspiration behind the album: "Many times you're adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don't realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song."


    Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion, bassist Daniel Tichenor, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath and Matthan Minster on keyboard and backing vocals. Long celebrated as one of the most explosive live bands in the world, Cage The Elephant have sold out several headlining runs including a summer 2016 arena tour and recent sold out UK and European tour. Additionally, Cage The Elephant's self-titled debut album was recently certified RIAA platinum.


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    1. Cry Baby
    2. Whole Wide World
    3. Sweetie Little Jean
    4. Spiderhead
    5. Take It Or Leave It
    6. Too Late To Say Goodbye
    7. Punchin' Bag
    8. Shake Me Down
    9. Telescope
    10. Instant Crush
    11. Trouble
    12. Ain't No Rest For The Wicked
    13. Rubber Ball
    14. Aberdeen
    15. Golden Brown
    16. Cold Cold Cold
    17. How Are You True
    18. Come A Little Closer
    19. Back Against The Wall
    20. Cigarette Daydreams
    21. Right Before My Eyes
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    Melophobia

    Cage The Elephant's highly anticipated forthcoming third studio album, entitled 'Melophobia', is released via RCA Records. The album was recorded in Nashville, TN and reunites the band with producer Jay Joyce who produced the group's prior two releases.


    This album has tested us as individuals and as a collective. We're five people fighting for our own ideologies of good music - we clash stylistically and sometimes even personally, said drummer Jared Champion. The studio is the place where we push all of those individual creative emotions together and smash them to the dispersion point until they explode like a Timebomb. With the explosion arrives something beautiful and in the end, when you listen back and goose bumps prick your skin like the first few drops of a summer rainfall on searing concrete, you know that you and your band of brothers have created something substantial. Conquering our melophobia is what drives us.


    The new album is the follow up to 2011's acclaimed sophomore album Thank You Happy Birthday, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has sold over 250,000 copies to date. Rolling Stone, New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly praised the release as one of the best rock albums of the year. The album also spawned the hit single Shake Me Down which spent six weeks at #1 at Alternative radio. Their acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in 2009 and has sold over 550,000 copies to date. The album remained on the Billboard 200 Chart for an astounding 73 consecutive weeks and produced three Top 5 singles at Alternative Radio, including the massive hit Ain't No Rest For The Wicked. In additional to numerous Sold Out headline runs, Cage The Elephant has toured with Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Stone Temple Pilots, Foals, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, and many more.


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    1. Spiderhead
    2. Come A Little Closer
    3. Telescope
    4. It's Just Forever (featuring Alison Mosshart)
    5. Take It Or Leave It
    6. Halo
    7. Black Widow
    8. Hypocrite
    9. Teeth
    10. Cigarette Daydreams
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    Cage The Elephant

    1. In One Ear
    2. James Brown
    3. Ain't No Rest For The Wicked
    4. Tiny Little Robots
    5. Lotus
    6. Back Against The Wall
    8. Drones In The Valley
    9. Judas
    10. Back Stabbin' Betty
    11. Soil To The Sun
    12. Free Love
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    Tell Me I'm Pretty

    Tell Me I'm Pretty was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys & The Arcs. With this record, we wanted to be more transparent, said lead singer Matt Shultz. We wanted to capture the sentiment of each song, and whatever emotional response it provoked, to be really honest to that. The results are the band's most forceful and focused songs yet. They recorded most of the songs on the 10-song album on the first take, capturing the band's raw and frenetic onstage energy. Their last album, Melophobia, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Album.
    1. Cry Baby
    2. Mess Around
    3. Sweetie Little Jean
    4. Too Late To Say Goodbye
    5. Cold Cold Cold
    6. Trouble
    7. How Are You True
    8. That's Right
    9. Punchin' Bag
    10. Portuguese Knife Fight
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    Thank You, Happy Birthday

    Thank You, Happy Birthday is the eagerly awaited sophomore album from Cage The Elephant. Produced by Jay Joyce and recorded at Tragedy/Tragedy Studios in Nashville, TN, the album follows-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2009 self-titled debut. This new 13-song collection of raucous and inspired rock displays an expanded sound for the band and a bold reminder of exactly why they are one of the most loved groups in rock music today.
    1. Always Something
    2. Aberdeen
    3. Indi Kidz
    4. Shake Me Down
    5. 2024
    6. Sell Yourself
    7. Rubber Ball
    8. Right Before My Eyes
    9. Tangle
    10. Sabertooth
    11. Japanese Buffalo
    12. Flow
    13. Shiver
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    Bear Creek

    Bear Creek is the newest release from singer/songwriter/guitarist Brandi Carlile who has been hailed as "the best voice in indie rock" by Paste Magazine. The lead track "That Wasn't Me," is a soulful piano-based song that showcases the warmth and subtle power of Carlile's vocals. It is the cornerstone of an earthy collection that embraces all of her musical influences: folk, pop, country, rock, gospel and blues. The album was named after the studio where most of the album was recorded, Bear Creek Studios, a converted early 20th century barn near Carlile's hometown of Seattle, WA.


    The 13-song set features contributions from her longtime band mates: Tim and Phil Hanseroth ("The Twins," who co-wrote many of the songs with Carlile and play guitar and bass respectively), drummer/percussionist Allison Miller and cellist Josh Neumann plus Dave Palmer on keyboards and Jeb Bows on violin and mandolin. Drummer Matt Chamberlain guests on several tracks. Grammy winning engineer/producer/mixer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris, Queens of the Stone Age) and Brandi and The Twins produced the Bear Creek Studios sessions. Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack) and Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Emmylou Harris) produced three tracks at Tragedy/Tragedy Studios in Nashville, TN.


    Bear Creek follows Carlile's 2011 live album, Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony, which the Seattle Times called "breathtaking." It was recorded during the band's sold-out two-night stand at the prestigious venue in November of 2010. To date, Carlile has sold over 800,000 albums and has played over 700 live shows.

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    1. Hard Way Home
    2. Raise Hell
    3. Save Part Of Yourself
    4. That Wasn't Me
    5. Keep Your Heart Young
    6. 100
    7. A Promise To Keep


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    1. I'll Still Be There
    2. What Did I Ever Come Here For
    3. Heart's Content
    4. Rise Again
    5. In The Morrow
    6. Just Kids

    Brandi Carlile
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    GRAMMY® Award winners, Cage The Elephant will release UNPEELED worldwide via RCA Records. The new album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and additional percussion. UNPEELED features twenty-one tracks: eighteen curated songs from their past four albums plus three reimagined versions of existing songs. Said frontman Matt Shultz about the inspiration behind the album: "Many times you're adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don't realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song."


    Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion, bassist Daniel Tichenor, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath and Matthan Minster on keyboard and backing vocals. Long celebrated as one of the most explosive live bands in the world, Cage The Elephant have sold out several headlining runs including a summer 2016 arena tour and recent sold out UK and European tour. Additionally, Cage The Elephant's self-titled debut album was recently certified RIAA platinum.


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    1. Cry Baby
    2. Whole Wide World
    3. Sweetie Little Jean
    4. Spiderhead
    5. Take It Or Leave It
    6. Too Late To Say Goodbye
    7. Punchin' Bag
    8. Shake Me Down
    9. Telescope
    10. Instant Crush
    11. Trouble
    12. Ain't No Rest For The Wicked
    13. Rubber Ball
    14. Aberdeen
    15. Golden Brown
    16. Cold Cold Cold
    17. How Are You True
    18. Come A Little Closer
    19. Back Against The Wall
    20. Cigarette Daydreams
    21. Right Before My Eyes
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    The Wild Feathers

    The Wild Feathers are a truly American band: their music takes elements of the best of rock, country, folk and blues music and reshapes it in a way that is both unique and modern.


    Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns, Preston Wimberly and Ben Dumas grew up steeped in music; playing solo gigs, touring with local bands and working at venues. The guys came together in Austin in 2010 through coincidence, mutual friends, and a shared love of the classics: Petty, Dylan, Cash, The
    Band, Allman Bros, Graham Parsons and Neil Young. The young band spent the next year writing and defining their sound before heading into the studio to record with producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Emmylou Harris).


    Four equally talented songwriters have created a body with no weak points and four hearts, each as irreplaceable as the next. Their debut album The Wild Feathers...is full of powerful harmonies, country twang, breezy melodies and lots of guitar. - FILTER

    1. Backwoods Country
    2. American
    3. I Can Have You
    4. Tall Boots
    5. The Ceiling
    6. Left My Woman
    7. I'm Alive
    8. Hard Wind
    9. If You Don't Love Me
    10. Hard Times
    11. Got It Wrong
    12. How
    The Wild Feathers
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    How Will You Know If You Never Try

    Nashville based quartet COIN presents their sophomore album How Will You Know If You Never Try. This exciting new album is produced by Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon, St. Lucia) and Andrew Maury (The Kooks, Lewis Del Mar). The album features COIN's catchy single I Don't Wanna Dance, the Alternative Radio hit Talk Too Much, a stripped-down ballad Malibu 1992 and their newly released single Feeling. The album has 11 sequenced tracks, and one hidden bonus track(between tracks 2 and 3 side-B).


    COIN is comprised of Chase Lawrence (vocals/keys), Joe Memmel (guitar/vocals), Ryan Winnen (drums) and Zach Dyke (bass). The band recorded their self-titled debut album in Nashville with Grammy nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Sleeper Agent). COIN has toured with acts such as The 1975, Bad Suns, Walk The Moon, and Neon Trees. The band was also included in a feature in TIME's 21 Musicians We Want to Hear From in 2017.

    1. Don't Cry, 2020
    2. Boyfriend
    3. Talk Too Much
    4. I Don't Wanna Dance
    5. Hannah
    6. Are We Alone?
    7. Heart Eyes
    8. Lately II
    9. Feeling
    10. Miranda Beach
    11. Malibu 1992
    Coin
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    Glad All Over

    The Wallowers have announced that their long-waited new studio album Glad All Over will be released on October 2, 2012 by Columbia Records. The band's new single, "Reboot The Mission," is a Clash-inspired
    track with an unmistakable shufe backbeat, featuring Mick Jones on vocals and guitar. Recorded in Nashville, TN, at Dan Auerbach's (The Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound studio, the new album nds frontman Jakob Dylan joining original band members Greg Richling (bass) and Rami Jaffee (keyboards), with
    Wallowers' longtime guitarist Stuart Mathis and drummer Jack Irons (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam) rounding out the lineup. The album was
    produced by Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Cage the Elephant) and mixed by Rich Costey (Bruce Springsteen).


    The Wallowers rose to fame with their 4x platinum album Bringing Down The Horse, which featured four top charting singles including "6th Avenue
    Heartache," "One Headlight," "The Difference," and "Three Marlenas." The two-time Grammy Award winners went on to sell over 7 million records worldwide with a series of critically acclaimed albums.

    1. Hospital For Sinners
    2. Misfits and Lovers
    3. First One In The Car
    4. Reboot The Mission
    5. It's A Dream
    6. Love is a Country
    7. Have Mercy On Him Now
    8. The Devil's Waltz
    9. It Won't Be Long (Till We're Not Wrong Anymore)
    10. Constellation Blues
    11. One Set Of Wings
    The Wallflowers
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    Disillusion (Awaiting Repress)

    O'Brother return with their sophomore studio album Disillusion, The band ventured out of their hometown of Atlanta, GA to the bitter cold of Long Island this past winter to hole up in the studio with engineer/producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Public Enemy, Daytrader). The result is a heavier, refined follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2012 debut Garden Window which the Wall Street Journal's Jim Fusilli described as, " a brutalizing blend of
    industrial rock, alt-metal and metal featuring a three-guitar attack ." In addition the album
    had both Guitar World and Decibel comparing them to Radiohead and the Melvins and Consequence of Sound threw in Queens of the Stone Age and Tool comparisons, summing things up with " Garden Window feels really fucking loud, and does this really fucking well ."


    After wrapping things in the studio, the band hit the road this spring with the legendary Alice In Chains for a stint of support dates and along the way, appeared at a number of festivals including
    Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma. In the past three years, they have been on countless national tours, sharing the stage with Manchester Orchestra, The Dear Hunter, Cage the Elephant, Alice In Chains, Thrice, Caspian, and Circa Survive along with a handful of headlining tours. O'Brother is extremely excited to continue on the festival tip by making their first ever appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago this August just weeks before Disillusion is set to drop.

    1. Come Into The Divide
    2. Parasitical
    3. Context
    4. Perilous Love
    5. Path of Folly
    6. Oblivion
    7. Transience
    8. Disillusion
    9. Absence
    10. Radiance
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    Signs Of Light

    Recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage The Elephant), Signs Of Light, crackles with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the Head And The Heart's finest work. Lead single All We Ever Knew, which was written during the Let's Be Still era but never captured to the band's satisfaction until now, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, while Turn It Around seems primed to be a future concert staple, matching its inspirational message with a lush and multi-layered soundscape.


    On Signs Of Light, that gamut of emotions is felt most deeply on the Josiah Johnson-penned title track, which none of the other members had ever heard until they happened to walk in on him playing it over and over at the piano during pre-production in El Paso, Texas. It was one of those moments where no one talks, Russell remembers. No one needs the chords; no one is looking up. You simply pick up your instrument and play. The next thing you know, nearly 10 minutes have gone by and you have no idea how or why or what just happened.


    1. All We Ever Knew
    2. City of Angels
    3. Rhythm & Blues
    4. False Alarm
    5. Dreamer
    6. Library Magic
    7. Turn It Around
    8. Colors
    9. Take a Walk
    10. Oh My Dear
    11. I Don't Mind
    12. Your Mother's Eyes
    13. Signs of Light
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    I'm Glad I'm Not Me

    Critically acclaimed indie rockers Born Cages will release their debut studio album, I'm Glad I'm Not Me, via Washington Square/Razor & Tie.


    I'm Glad I'm Not Me was recorded at Mission Sound (Metric, Arctic Monkeys, Matt & Kim) in Brooklyn, NY and was produced by Jon Kaplan (Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon) and co-produced by Born Cages' lead singer Vlad Holiday. On the album, Holiday, bassist/keyboardist Matt Maroulakos and drummer Dave Tantao conjure festival-ready, truly modernist modern rock that is every bit as grand as its song titles would predict: "Bigger Than Me." "I Just Want The Truth, Baby." "Don't Look Back." "Finding Beauty in a Broken World."


    I'm Glad I'm Not Me touches on rock, electronic, dance, alternative and everything in between, reaching listeners thought to be quarantined from each other. It's a record celebrating togetherness in fractious times, music that finds commonalities rather than chasms. Throughout, Born Cages play with an urgency that posits their music as something essential. I'm Glad I'm Not Me embraces its punchy hooks, economic arranging and distinct kind of New York City disillusionment; it's the despondency of being told your mere existence in the city is a sign of having "made it" and still feeling alone amongst the millions.


    The album is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 EP release, The Sidelines EP. Vice Noisey describes the band's music as a "blend of 80s-influenced synth/guitar work and modern pop-rock sounds," and Blackbook raved, "More than a decade after the riff-heavy heyday of The Strokes, The Vines, The White Stripes, The Hives, and many other bands that put the word "the" before a plural noun, we may be ready for another bout of ripping revivalism Born Cages, certainly makes that argument." The Born Cages Daytrotter Session made the Top 50 of 2014 list.


    Lead singer and guitarist Vlad Holiday formed Born Cages in 2011 and the group dove head-first into New York City's eclectic indie rock movement. He is joined by Matt Maroulakos on bass/keyboards and Dave Tantao on drums. The band has shared bills with a bevy of acts such as Hockey, Magic Man, X Ambassadors, Gold Fields, Royal Teeth, Said The Whale, Donald Cumming (of The Virgins), Public Access TV, JD Samson (of Le Tigre) and Har Mar Superstar. They were even handpicked by Guns N' Roses to be the sole support band on two sold out GN'R club shows.

    1. Rolling Down The Hill
    2. Bigger Than Me
    3. Don't Look Back
    4. Moving On
    5. I Just Want The Truth, Baby
    6. Give Me A Smile
    7. Caiti
    8. Metaphor
    9. Dirty Money
    10. Volcano
    11. Green
    12. Finding Beauty In A Broken World
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    Automatic (Awaiting Repress)

    Automatic is diverse, refreshing and full of welcomed surprises. The boundary pushing album is a wide mix of genres, including rock, country, reggae, R&B, dub, island and 1980s sounding pop.The album features sixteen tracks, which feels really long-especially in these days of four-track EPs and iTunes singles. Similar to 2010s Timebomb, the album features continued collaboration with alt-rocker Lincoln Parish of Cage The Elephant. Along with members of Iration and JP Hesser of Castaway 7 Studios, Parish acted as a the album's co-producer.


    Automatic starts off with the album's title track, which is a tribute to the band's dedicated fan base. The reggae-rock-dub tune is signature Iration and features a catchy chorus, along with an arrangement full of smooth baselines, keys and vocal affects. For longtime fans and reggae lovers, Automatic offers "One Way Track," "Go That Road," "Uptown" and "Mr. Operator." The latter is a roots reggae and R&B tune with an infectious chorus and hypnotizing layers of keys. "Go That Road" is a fun, country-reggae tune with a upbeat, catchy chorus, aptly-timed harmonies and relatable story.


    Some of the album's strongest songs feature collaborator and co-producer Lincoln Parish. "Show Me" is a synthesized, 1980s-sounding dance tune with tempo changes and layered, echo-filled vocals. "Home" starts off with a country picking pattern and dust-bowl feel. The track then transitions into a bass heavy reggae-rock tune, before finishing with a alt-rock interlude/outro. The track is overflowing with sounds, which regrettably swallow-up the vocals during the song's chorus.


    Finally, "Milk and Honey" is a reggae-funk-dance tune with shades of funk-soul phenom Robert Randolph. These songs might surprise some listeners and catch others completely off guard; however, these radio friendly tunes are a refreshing change from the often recycled sounds of the genre. The songs are welcomed editions to the album, and should help Iration expand to audiences outside the reggae-rock genre.


    Automatic is hard to categorize. It's not really a reggae album or a rock album. And, it's not a pop album or R&B either. It's all the above. Automatic is an album for all listening moods. If you want some reggae, you got it; if you want to dance, you got it. If you want upbeat pop, you got that as well. The beauty of Iration's "all of the above" approach is that it is unique and refreshing, as well as unpredictable-which makes Automatic accessible to new fans while keeping the old ones satisfied.


    - Kit Chalberg (The Pier)

    1. Automatic
    2. Show Me
    3. One Way Track
    4. Back Around
    5. Go That Road
    6. Burn
    7. This Old Song
    8. Home
    9. Mr. Operator
    10. Runaway
    11. Uptown
    12. Splintered Heart
    13. High Flying
    14. Milk and Honey
    15. Undertow
    16. No Time
    Iration
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    Profile: Best Of Emmylou Harris

    Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists' songs, 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. On Hard Bargain, her third Nonesuch disc, she offers 11 original songs-three of them co-written with Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Will Jennings-that touch on the autobiographical while reaching for the universal. She recalls the storied time she spent with her mentor Gram Parsons ("The Road") and composes a sweet remembrance of the late singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle ("Darlin' Kate") and the time they spent together, right up to the end. Harris locates poignancy and fresh meaning in events both historical and personal. On "My Name Is Emmett Till" she recounts a violent, headline-making story from the civil rights era in a heartbreakingly plain-spoken narrative, told from the murdered victim's perspective; on "Goodnight Old World," she fashions a bittersweet lullaby to her newly born grandchild, contrasting a grown-up's world-weariness with a baby's wide-eyed wonder. "Big Black Dog," with its loping canine-like rhythms, is also a true tale, about a black lab mix named Bella. Harris, who runs a dog shelter called Bonaparte's Retreat on her property, rescued Bella from the Nashville Metro pound and provided an especially happy ending to her story: "She goes on the tour bus with me now, along with another one of my rescues. I think of all the years on the road I wasted without a dog. They make it so much more pleasant. I'm making up for lost time now, that's for sure."Few in pop or country music have achieved such honesty or revealed such maturity in their writing.

    Forty years into her career, Harris shares the hard-earned wisdom that-hopefully if not inevitably-comes with getting older, though she's never stopped looking ahead. The candor of Harris's words is matched by a simple, elegantly rendered production from Jay Joyce (Patty Griffin, Jack Ingram, Cage the Elephant), with whom she'd previously recorded a theme for the romantic drama, Nights in Rodanthe. While Harris's acclaimed 2008 All I Intended to Be was recorded intermittently over a span of three years and featured an all-star cast of musician friends, including Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, and the McGarrigles, Hard Bargain was cut in a mere four weeks last summer at a Nashville studio, with only Harris, Joyce, and multi-instrumentalist Giles Reaves. Joyce gets big results from this strikingly small combo: Harris played acoustic guitars and overdubbed all the harmonies; Joyce layered shimmering electric guitar parts; Reaves-employing piano, pump organ, and synths as well as playing percussion-conjured gorgeous atmospherics, often giving these tracks, as Harris puts it, "a floaty, dreamy quality.""It's such a beautifully realized sound," says Harris. "We didn't have the need for anyone else given how versatile Giles and Jay are. We became our own little family in the studio. We cut very simply, with just maybe a click and whatever they wanted to play and me on an acoustic guitar, going for that vocal and that feel, right to the heart of the matter. After we got a track, there were all those lovely brush strokes they were able to add to it later on. I particularly love the guitar part Jay put on 'My Name Is Emmett Till.' It's a simple part but it just breaks my heart whenever I hear it. It's like a cry from heaven or something. Jay works really fast but he puts so much thought into what he does. I've been very lucky to work with so many great producers over the years and now I guess it was time to increase the stable."On "The Road,"

    1. One Of These Days
    2. Sweet Dreams
    3. To Daddy
    4. (You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie
    5. Making Believe
    6. East From Now On
    7. Together Again
    8. If I Could Only Win Your Love
    9. Too Far Gone
    10. Two More Bottles Of Wine
    11. Boulder To Birminham
    12. Hello Stranger
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    Eat Their Own

    Known for his work with Soft Black, New Jersey's Vincent Cacchione aka Caged Animals, has created a highly personal, wistfully nostalgic world that basks in the golden glow of love both new (Lips That Turn the Light To Fire) and old (Teflon Heart) in the haze of regret (This Summer I'll Make It Up To You) and the blur of days gone by. Taken collectively, these are songs which gather resonance with every listen and poignancy with every play, lending increasing depth and profundity towards the fleeting moments in life which we only wish could linger a little more.


    Caged Animals is a wired world, but simultaneously an innocent version of darker concepts, mixing lyric and melody to create the sweetest sensation. It's a world inhabited by Raymond Carver vignettes and exhibitions of raw Neil Rough portraiture or Robert Frank's The Americans and it could be sound tracked by The Elephant 6 collective playing Dion covers, Sun Ra's future-jazz moogs and grooves, no wave's awkward DNA or Captain Beefheart at his most playful.

    1. Teenagers in Heat
    2. This Summer I'll Make It Up To You
    3. Teflon Heart
    4. Hazy Girls
    5. Piles of $$$
    6. The NJ Turnpike
    7. Feelingz
    8. All The Beautiful Things In The World
    9. Somebody To Use
    10. Lips That Turn the Light To Fire
    11. Instant <3breaker
    Caged Animals
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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