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Random Access MemoriesOne of the most anticipated albums of 2013!
In their 20-year history, Daft Punkhave redefined electronic
music, pioneered the live dance concert experience and
shaped pop culture.
Random Access Memories is Daft Punk's first studio
album in 8 years.
Daft Punk's 4th album, the follow up to Human After All
(2005) is already the most anticipated album of 2013.
Their awareness reached critical mass when they
performed their hit "Stronger" on the Grammy Awards®
with Kanye West in 2008.1. "Give Life Back to Music" (featuring Nile Rodgers)
2. "The Game of Love"
3. "Giorgio by Moroder" (featuring Giorgio Moroder)
4. "Within" (featuring Chilly Gonzales)
5. "Instant Crush" (featuring Julian Casablancas)
6. "Lose Yourself to Dance" (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
7. "Touch" (featuring Paul Williams)
8. "Get Lucky" (featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers)
11. "Fragments of Time" (featuring Todd Edwards)
12. "Doin' It Right" (featuring Panda Bear)
13. "Contact" (featuring DJ Falcon)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Alive 2007 (On Sale)Timed to perfection, Daft Punk's second live album landed exactly ten years after the first, and provides a fitting complement to Alive 1997, easily the best live non-DJ electronica record ever released. While the original featured only a handful of tracks (but found them transformed and tweaked ad infinitum), Alive 2007 is packed with productions, most of them short and many of them getting a big crowd response (all recorded at one show in Paris in June of 2007). As on their first two classic full-lengths, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo display excellent crowd control, pacing the record well, spacing the hits, and building the mood like the good crowd-pleasers they are. It has the feel of a greatest-hits-live concert, but energized by Daft Punk's talents at weaving songs in and out of each other. Even songs from the comparatively desultory Human After All sound rejuvenated in context, with Robot Rock getting the show off to a rousing start. It may not be better or stronger than the original Alive 1997, but it's definitely harder and faster.
- John Bush (All Music Guide)
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Robot Rock / Oh Yeah
2. Touch It / Technologic
3. Television Rules the Nation / Crescendolls
4. Too Long / Steam Machine
5. Around the World / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
6. Burnin' / Too Long
7. Face to Face / Short Circuit
8. One More Time / Aerodynamic
9. Aerodynamic Beats / Forget About the World
10. The Prime Time of Your Life / The Brainwasher / Rollin' & Scratchin' / Alive
11. Da Funk / Daftendirekt
12. Superheroes / Human After All / Rock'n Roll
$44.99 $37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Alive 1997 + Alive 2007 (Box Set) (On Sale)The limited deluxe collection will include Alive 2007 on two solid white vinyl records along with a bonus vinyl with the show's encore on one side and an etched pyramid logo on the other. This box comes with a 52-page book of photos taken during the 2007 tour, replica VIP pass, and a slipmat, as well as a silver vinyl edition of the Alive 1997 album.
This title is not eligible for further discount.$129.99 $113.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Alive 1997Alive 1997 reveals the French duo Daft Punk as one of the brightest entertainers in the occasionally stale world of album-based electronic dance. True, techno and house DJs can light up a crowd like few others, but the increasing artist slant of electronica often results in push-button programming and straight-from-DAT live performances, with most of the heavy lifting relegated to the lighting supervisor and effects computers. This brief glimpse at Daft Punk's live show circa 1997 (their major breakout year) is a tour de force of high-energy theatrics and flair. Aside from the pair of WDPK interludes, Alive 1997 includes only three tracks, but they're so radically different from their album versions that they're only barely familiar. The duo's biggest hit so far, Da Funk, is stretched out to 16 minutes with a start-and-stop improvisation section that brings the crowd to a peak, while Rollin' & Scratchin' never looks back after breaking right on through the red-line. An energizing document, Alive 1997 is one of the few live records to approximate the excitement of the original live show.
- John Bush (All Music Guide)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DiscoveryOriginally released in 2001, Discovery is the second studio album by the French house duo Daft Punk consisting of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. Highlights include the house anthems One More Time and Digital Love as well as the Kanye West sampled Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.
This album has a lot to do with our childhood and the memories of the state we were in at that stage of our lives. It's about our personal relationship to that time. It's less of a tribute to the music from 1975 to 1985 as an era, and more about focusing on the time when we were zero to ten years old. When you're a child you don't judge or analyze music. You just like it because you like it. You're not concerned with whether it's cool or not. Sometimes you might relate to just one thing in a song, such as the guitar sound. This album takes a playful, fun, and colorful look at music. It's about the idea of looking at something with an open mind and not asking too many questions. It's about the true, simple, and honest relationship you have with music when you're open to your own feelings. - Thomas Bangalter1. One More Time
3. Digital Love
4. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
6. Night Vision
8. High Life
9. Something About Us
11. Veridis Quo
12. Short Circuit
13. Face to Face
14. Too Long$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Human After AllImport
Human After All is the third studio album by French duo Daft Punk, originally released in March of 2005. With it, the duo took a minimalistic and improvisational approach to their music with a mixture of guitars and electronics.LP 1
1. Human After All
2. The Prime Time Of Your Life
3. Robot Rock
4. Steam Machine
5. Make Love
1. The Brainwasher
3. Television Rules The Nation
5. Emotion$49.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
HomeworkOriginally released in 1997, Homework is the landmark debut album from the French house duo Daft Punk consisting of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
Generally regarded as one of the most influential dance music albums of the '90s, Homework features an innovative synthesis of techno, house, acid house and electro styles amidst tracks that consistently engage the listener with rhythmically ambitious peaks and valleys.
Includes the acclaimed hit singles Around the World and Da Funk which were both nominated for Grammy Awards for 'Best Dance Recording.' A rewarding and impressive early glimpse at a group who has subsequently become the biggest electronic act in the world!LP1
2. WDPK 83.7 FM
3. Revolution 909
4. Da Funk
7. Around the World
8. Rollin' & Scratchin'
2. High Fidelity
3. Rock 'n' Roll
4. Oh Yeah
6. Indo Silver Club
8. Funk Ad$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi ShankOn This Is the Second Album From A Band Called Adebisi Shank, the Wexford, Ireland trio Adebisi Shank deftly merges the triumphant guitar harmonies of Fang Island with the mathematic precision of Battles, the genre-surfing playfulness of Daft Punk and the churning intensity of HEALTH.
But it's much more than the sum of those parts, it's a sound befitting of the retrofuturism we've come to love about old films where archaic technology collide with far more further-reaching ideas. To wit, the album cover depicting two zebras galloping across a Tron-style neon landscape perfectly embodies the transcendent intersection of triumphant guitars and rollicking drums with vintage synthesizers, marimbas, horns, vocoder, synthesizers, ensemble percussion and musical instruments we're not sure have even been invented yet.
This is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank features contributions from Mercury Prize nominated Villagers frontman Conor J O'Brien and Ireland's Choice Prize winner Richie Jape Egan among others. The album was recorded and produced by the band and Stephen J. Caffrey in various locations around Ireland and mixed and mastered by TJ Lipple at his home in Washington DC.1. International Dreambeat
3. Genki Shank
10. Century City$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
StarboyPressed On Translucent Red Colored Vinyl
Housed In A Gatefold Jacket
Starboy is the follow-up to last year's Grammy-Award winning, 3X-platinum Beauty Behind The Madness. Title track "Starboy" ft. Daft Punk was named "Most Added Record of All-Time in North America" at radio.LP 1
2. Party Monster
3. False Alarm
7. True Colors
8. Stargirl Interlude
10. Six Feet Under
1. Love To Lay
2. A Lonely Night
4. Ordinary Life
5. Nothing Without You
6. All I Know
7. Die For You
8. I Feel It Coming$38.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LP Sealed Buy Now
G I R LRedefining cool for a new generation, Pharrell Williams is a creative force, using music, fashion, and design to express his distinctive style. From his beginnings as a teenage prodigy and multi-instrumentalist in Virginia Beach back in the early '90s, through enough hits to earn him Billboard's Producer of the Decade in 2010, to his current status as multi-media superstar, Williams has never stopped creating. Starting his producing career as one half of The Neptunes with Chad Hugo, Williams has helped create such classics as Daft Punk's Get Lucky, Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines, Nelly's Hot in Herre, Jay-Z's I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me), Britney Spears's I'm A Slave 4 U, and Justin Timberlake's Like I Love You.
With over 100 million copies of his productions sold, his music sounds like something no one else has thought of just yet. He's also created a new way of looking at established stars like SnoopDogg, Madonna, and even the Rolling Stones. Over four albums, Williams and Hugo along with Shae Haley created an unpredictable hybrid as part of the alt-rock/hip-hop group N.E.R.D. His prolific body of work also ranges from designing a sculpture with Tokyo-born artist Takashi Murakami to accessories and jewelry for luxury goods brands Louis Vuittonand Moncler. Now, with his latest venture i am OTHER a multi-media creative collective that serves as an umbrella for all his endeavors, including Billionaire Boys Club & ICECREAM apparel, textile company Bionic Yarn and dedicated YouTube channel Williams' vision continues to push pop culture forward.
G I R L is Pharrell's highly anticipated new album, and features the hit single, Happy, an international phenomenon and radio smash. Happy was first featured on Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). It is nominated for an OSCAR this year for Best Original Song, and Pharrell will perform Happy on the OSCARs on March 2nd, on ABC.
Happy has sold more than 2.3 million tracks worldwide, and has topped the chart in more than 175 countries. Currently in the US, the song generates over 120 million weekly audience impressions across 6 radio formats - Top 40, Rhythm, Hot AC, Urban, Urban AC, and AAA. Happy has also just been certified Platinum.
In addition to the excitement of Pharrell's new album, he just took home four Grammy Awards, including including Producer of the Year, Album of the Year for Daft Punk s Random Access Memories, and Record of the Year as well as Best Pop Duo/Performance for Daft Punk's Get Lucky.1. Marilyn Monroe
2. Brand New (feat. Justin Timberlake)
6. Come Get It Bae (feat. Miley Cyrus)
7. Gust Of Wind (feat. Daft Punk)
8. Lost Queen
9. I Know Who You Are (feat. Alicia Keys)
10. It Girl$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Daft ClubDaft Club is 2003 collection of remixes and other rarities primarily of material from Daft Punk's 2001 album Discovery and one cut from 1997's Homework. All tracks were originally available on the official Daft Club website. Access to the site was granted through a special membership card found in physical copies of the original Discovery album CD release. Features remixes from the likes of The Neptunes, Cosmo Vitelli, Basement Jaxx, Boris Dlugosh, Jesse & Crabbe, Demon, Laidback Luke, Slum Village and Gonzales.LP1
2. Aerodynamic (Daft Punk Remix)
3. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (The Neptunes Remix)
4. Face To Face (Comso Vitelli Remix)
5. Phoenix (Basement Jaxx Remix)
6. Digital Love (Boris Dlugosh Remix)
1. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Jesse & Crabbe Remix)
2. Face To Face (Demon Remix)
3. Crescendolls (Laidback Luke Remix)
4. Aerodynamic (Slum Village Remix)
5. Too Long (Gonzales Version)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Fire WithinCritically-acclaimed British singer/songwriter Birdy is pleased to announce details of her brand new album Fire Within.
Birdy commented - "It's been an incredible few years since I released my debut album back in 2011. I've been writing new songs and I'm so excited for people to hear them. They come straight from my heart."
In this new phase her fans will see Birdy come to the forefront as a songwriter in her own right, having written/co-written all of the 11 tracks on the new album. Over the past year, Birdy's been in the studio collaborating with some of the biggest names in the business including Ryan Tedder (Beyonce), Dan Wilson (co-wrote and produced 'Someone Like You' for Adele), Rich Costey (Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Sigur Ros) and Ben Lovett from Mumford & Sons, whom she's collaborated with in the past. She's also worked with some amazing musicians including Rage Against the Machine bass player Timmy C and Paul Jackson Jnr and Omar Hakim (Daft Punk's band on latest album Random Access Memories). The Album also sees Birdy expanding on her already amazing musical abilities by taking on the role of guitarist in both the recording sessions and live performances.LP 1
1. Skinny Love
3. Heart Of Gold
4. Light Me Up (US Version)
5. Words As Weapons (US Version)
6. All You Never Say (US Version)
1. Strange Birds
3. No Angel
4. All About You
5. Standing In The Way of The Light
7. People Help The People$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites EPPreviously the frontman for L.A. post-hardcore outfit From First to Last, Sonny Moore continues to develop his unforeseen dubstep tendencies with the second EP under his Skrillex alias, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites. This surprising electro reinvention still throws a few bones to his previous metalhead crowd, with the virtually demonic basslines of Scatta, a blisteringly dirty 140-bpm anthem featuring the suitably breakneck-speed MC skills of U.K. grime collective Foreign Beggars, and the sinister lyrics of the Daft Punk-esque robotic rave of Kill EVERYBODY (I want to kill everybody in the world) just as unsettling as anything the two albums recorded with his former band had to offer.
But perhaps inspired by the move to Deadmau5's Mau5trap label, its nine tracks present a more chilled-out, melodic, and even playful side to the eclectic producer. With You, Friends (an ambient reworking of the closing track to his My Name Is Skrillex EP) is a slow-burning epic that displays his penchant for chopped-up vocal samples amidst some lilting piano chords, swirling proggy electro riffs, and hypnotic house beats; All I Ask of You echoes the lush techno of his new boss, with its warm layered synths, ethereal vocals (courtesy of Penny), and Euro-trance hooks; while even the heavier moments are interspersed with lighter touches, such as the ingenious sample of YouTube sensation speedstackinggirl (Yes! Oh My Gosh) on the towering beats and distorted bass of the title track and the Space Invaders-style bleeps, helium vocals, and stadium rock handclaps on the chaotic electro-clash of Rock n' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain).
The three remixes from Noisia, Bare Noize, and Zedd are solid if unspectacular, with only the latter's chilled-out version of the title track providing anything wildly different from the originals. But the invention showcased on the first six bass-heavy anthems is more than enough to suggest that the U.S. has found someone who is capable of selling the dubstep sound back to its South London homeland.1. Rock N' Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)
2. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
3. Kill Everybody
4. All I Ask of You (Featuring Penny)
5. Scatta (Featuring Bare Noize & Foreign Beggars)
6. With Your Friends (Long Drive)
7. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Noisia Remix)
8. Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites (Zedd Remix)
9. Kill Everybody (Bare Noize Remix)$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
IbiforniaCassius' story thus far is already the stuff of dance music mythology. They emerged amidst Paris' defining French Touch movement, where the likes of 'Feeling For You', '1999' and 'The Sound of Violence' - alongside friends such as Daft Punk - helped shape the future of electronic music. Cassius is back with "Ibifornia", a double-sided album which gathers their crew of friends (Pharrell, Cat Power, Mike D des Beastie Boys, M ), fondly nicknamed "Cassius and their Family Stone" by the duo.LP 1
1. The Missing
2. Love Parade
4. Go Up
1. Hey You!
2. Feel Like Me
3. Blue Jean Smile (Featuring John Gourley of Portugal. The Man)
4. The Sound Of Love
5. Ponce$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Galactic MeltWhen talking about the music of COM TRUISE (one of the many pseudonyms of New Jersey designer/musician SETH HALEY), the nostalgia bit inevitably comes up, so let's get that out of the way. Yes, his songs tap classic sci-fi and proto-electro in a way that is distinctly early eighties in scope. But they're also remarkably weirdstutter-step proggy and intoxicatingly psychedelic, like those classic touchstones got drunk on lava lamp juice inside a pinball machine. After his well-received Cyanide Sisters EP, a grip of remixes for artists like Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, and, uh, Daft Punk, and a few floating MP3s, Truise's first LP, Galactic Melt, will finally enter brainspaces this summer. And what an appropriate title it bears. For a brief moment, opener Terminal subsumes you in warm, starry-eyed synth arpeggios, and then down the rabbit hole you gofrom the keyed up, skyscraping machine love of VHS Sex and Cathode Girls to opuses like Air Cal and Ether Drift that sound like Doogie Howser's idea of the perfect prom songmathy, forlorn, funky, and mighty in technical ambition. That they're all noticeably cinematic is, of course, by designHaley envisioned Galactic Melt as a sort of film scorefrom the mind, chronicling the lift and death of Com Truise, the world's first synthetic/robotic astronaut, from his creation and life on earth to his subsequent mission to a newly discovered galaxy called Wave 1. Eventually, Truise becomes one with his newfound cosmos, like Pinocchio becoming a real boy, but in the nether regions of imaginary space.1. Terminal
2. VHS Sex
3. Cathode Girls
4. Air Cal
9. Ether Drift
11. Galactic Melt$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Special Edition 180 Gram Purple Vinyl
"If you can get people dancing as early as noon. You're good. They did." - NPR 'All Songs Considered'
"Ghost Beach are the Venn diagram of their influences-Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, The Police, and Daft Punk
-and then some, thanks to a shitload of synths, some nostalgic 80s sonics and even the occasional reggae groove.
The sound is unmistakably their own." - VICE's Noisey
Ghost Beach, the New York-based duo of Josh Ocean and Eric "Doc" Mendelsohn, bring together the two worlds of
electronic and live performance whose sound is self-described as "Tropical Grit Pop." "We like writing pop music. We
draw a lot from the 80's, including Peter Gabriel, The Police and Talking Heads," says Ocean. "Their music incorporated
synthesizers and drum machines, had tons of energy and it had a very eclectic sound. From a songwriting standpoint, that
is where we draw our inspiration and today we attempt to bridge the gap by using a similar sonic palette in combination
with modern recording technologies including Ableton." added Mendelsohn.
On their debut full-length album Blonde, Ghost Beach once again perfects a blend of retro and futuristic soaring synth-pop, none more so evident than in the searing single "Miracle." Blonde features a mix of newly recorded material and
a handful of tracks from the bands self-released Modern Tongues EP. All previously released songs will be remixed,
re-mastered and enhanced for the forthcoming release.
Ghost Beach is not purely electronic or purely a live band, but a realization of what lies in the middle. Josh plays the jilted
lover with vocal panache as Eric's soaring synths, guitars and forever young harmonies are plucked right out of Neverland.
Ghost Beach is more about a time than a place, and that time is now.1. Moon Over Japan
3. Been There Before
4. Close Enough
5. On My Side
6. Every Time We Touch
7. Without You
8. Tear Us Apart
10. First Time
11. Empty Streets
12. Too Young$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Midnight Express - SoundtrackAvailable On Vinyl For The First Time Since 1978
Music By Giorgio Moroder (Donna Summer, Daft Punk)
Oscar Winner For Best Original Score (1978)
Remastered With Deluxe Obi Strip
Available on vinyl for the first time since its original 1978 release, Giorgio Moroder's soundtrack to Midnight Express features an
array of exploratory synthesizer pieces (including "Wheel" and "Cacaphoney") as well as its opener, "Chase." One of Moroder's
biggest hits, which bounces back and forth between melodic disco and hypnotic sequencer trance. The album has been
remastered, repackaged with original art and a deluxe obi strip to be released on May 19, 2015 via The Control Group.1. Chase
2. Love's Theme
3. (Theme From) Midnight Express
4. Istanbul Blues
5. The Wheel
6. Istanbul Opening
8. (Theme From) Midnight Express$26.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Glow...layer by layer the album reveals itself as one of the most dynamic of 2013.
- Vice / Thump
It's glitchy, big and boisterous.
- NPR Music
"A proper dirty disco workout, full of electronic flourishes and subtle melodies upon melodies."
- Do Androids Dance/ Complex
When Jackson emerged from the lingering disco after-smoke of the 'French Touch' scene that nurtured Daft Punk and Phoenix amongst others, Paris and the rest of the world were changing. Slowly and methodically, strands of music were moving from warehouse raves into the global mainstream and at the time of his debut Smash, in 2005, he and his Computer Band embodied the bleeding edge of this transition.1. Blow
3. Dead Living Things
4. G.I. Jane (Fill Me Up)
6. Blood Bust
8. Arp #1
12. Billy$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Afterparty BabiesMy dad said I was an after party baby. This goes out to all the accidents out there. Keep on making mistakes - Cadence Weapon. Rollie Pemberton, a.k.a. Cadence Weapon, is back, firmly establishing his legacy as a pioneer in a passionate crusade to push the envelopes of rap and electronic music. This ANTI debut delves into the friends and feelings, crews and club nights, hometowns and heroes, media and fashion, generated by Cadence's precocious career to date, all surrounded by punishing electronic dance jams. Cadence has played shows with Spank Rock, Lady Sovereign, Jurassic 5, TTC, New Pornographers, Final Fantasy, and De La Soul. RIYL: Aesop Rock, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Busdriver.1. Do I Miss My Friends?
2. InSearch of the Youth Crew
3. True Story
4. Limited Edition OJ Slammer
5. Juliann Wilding
6. Real Estate
7. Messages Matter
8. Your Hair's Not Clothes!
9. Tattoos (And What They Really Feel Like)
10. The New Fashion
11. Getting Dumb
12. House Music
13. Unsuccessful Club Nights
14. We Move Away$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Cast AwayStrange Talk, the Melbourne, Australia based alt-pop four-piece will release their self-produced Wind-up Records debut album Cast Away on April 29, 2014. All songs were mixed by Tony Hoffer (M83, Phoenix) with the exception of Climbing Walls, Eskimo Boy and Is It Real? which were mixed by Eliot James (Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club).
Rolling Stone (Australia) gave Cast Away a four out of five star review calling it Equal parts Cut Copy and Daft Punk with pinches of Eighties pop, Strange Talk's album is a fizzy cocktail of synths, breathy vocals and tinny drums. Billboard said, Stateside fans of stylish alt-pop acts like Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy and Royksopp will be getting very familiar with Strange Talk... Bursting with ornate synthesizers and warm vocals...
- Broadway World1. Cast Away
2. Falling In Love
3. Picking Up All The Pieces
4. Eskimo Boy
5. Young Hearts
6. Another Day
7. So So LaLa
8. Is It Real?
9. Climbing Walls
10. Come Back Home
11. Morning Sun
12. Wanted (Dead or Alive)$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Panda Bear Meets The Grim ReaperDomino is pleased to announce the release of Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the
fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah
Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, has had a far-from-quiet few years with the release of his fourth solo
record, 2011's Tomboy. Since the breakout success of 2007's universally-adored Person Pitch, each new
Panda Bear release is a highly anticipated event, and a high-profile Daft Punk collaboration later ("Doin'
It Right," from 2013's Random Access Memories), that's more the case than ever.
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper finds our hero leaving the airy minimalism of Tomboy and unpacking
his sonic toolbox again, rearranging the multitude of his disparate influences into the ever-morphing
concoction he refers to as "the soup." Old school hip-hop textures and production techniques meld with
the intuitive, cyclical melodies he has become known for a sound that is at once dense and playful.
The album signifies a pivotal point for an artist who has proven he can continue to evolve while
remaining at the top of his game. As Noah says, "It's sort of marking change - not necessarily an
absolute death, but the ending of something, and hopefully the beginning of something else."1. Sequential Circuits
2. Mr Noah
3. Davy Jones' Locker
5. Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
6. Boys Latin
7. Come To Your Senses
8. Tropic Of Cancer
9. Shadow Of The Colossus
10. Lonely Wanderer
11. Principe Real
12. Selfish Gene
13. Acid Wash$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Young PrayerNoah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, a.k.a. one-fourth of the founding members of Animal Collective, has had a far-from-quiet few years since the release of his fourth solo record, 2011's Tomboy. Since the breakout success of 2007's universally-adored Person Pitch, each new Panda Bear release is a highly anticipated event, and with a high-profile Daft Punk collaboration later, that's more the case than ever. But if the title of his fifth solo album as Panda Bear seems to portend certain doom, think again. Taking his inspiration from '70s dub duo albums like King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown and Augustus Pablo Meets Lee Perry & the Wailers Band, Panda Bear prefers to frame his latest work as less of a battle and more a collaboration. "I see it [as] more comicbooky, a little more lighthearted," he says. "Like Alien Vs. Predator." Young Prayer is the second full-length solo album by Panda Bear. It was recorded in Panda Bear's childhood home in 2002 by Deakin and further produced by the mysterious Animal Collective brothers known as Come Winter. It was originally released in 2004 on Paw Tracks as PAW2.1. Untitled 1
2. Untitled 2
3. Untitled 3
4. Untitled 4
5. Untitled 5
6. Untitled 6
7. Untitled 7
8. Untitled 8
9. Untitled 9$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BeingMozart's Sister - the solo project of Montreal's Caila Thompson-Hannant she started back in early 2011 - delights in making glittering, celebratory pop with an underlying strain of brittle, claustrophobic energy. By marrying the accessible with the decidedly off-kilter, she displays a similar vigor and charisma to female contemporaries Grimes and tUnE-yArDs, both of whom too learned their trade among the same fertile hometown scene as her.
Since attracting a ton of buzz for her entrancing live shows and for first EP Hello, Mozart's Sister (aka Caila Thompson-Hannant) has been head-down in her bedroom writing her debut album. For anyone who's been following her work - and for new listeners - Being is Mozart's Sister expressing macrocosmic ideas about life with panache and abundant hooks.
Inspired by Discovery-era Daft Punk, Post-era Bjork, and Betty Davis, Caila produced, recorded and wrote the album using a cheap sound card and Ableton software, approaching it with a do-it-all-by-my-self ideology.
Being is fundamentally a pop record. But if you're looking to catalog her music more than that, you're going to have a hard time; Caila describes Being as an intentionally fractured album. "It was far reaching. Things didn't always connect, but that was part of the whole idea," she says. Which is representative of the best music, and maybe the best of life: looking for order in chaos, not always finding it, and living with whatever happens next.1. Good Thing Bad Thing
4. Lone Wolf
5. A Move
6. Bow a Kiss
7. Salty Tear
8. Do It to Myself (Run Run)
9. Don't Leave It to Me
10. My House Is Wild
11. Chained Together$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MichaelMichael is the debut full length from Les Sins, the dance project
of Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick. Inspired by cartoon and movie
soundtracks, the largely instrumental album explores classic
dance and pop music traditions. Catchy, repetitive vocal hooks
gel with beats and synth work influenced by house, techno,
French electronic, and '90s hip-hop production. Bundick made
the album over two years and recorded everything in his home
The funky Why features vocals from Berkeley, Calif. singer-songwriter Nate Salman asking "Why you wanna go and do
that?" "Bother" holds down a head-bobbing, body-moving
groove until a stunning hallelujah moment straight out of a sci-fi
version of Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
While there are no concrete themes associated with the album,
Chaz says he can imagine all of these songs playing in the
middle of the brilliantly lighted and busy Ginza district in Tokyo.
Touchstones like Timbaland, Mr. Oizo, and Daft Punk, and
contemporaries such as Motor City Drum Ensemble offered
inspiration, but most influential on the making of the album was
the sage advice of a design icon. "My favorite graphic designer,
P. Rand always said, 'Don't try to be original, just try to be
good,'" Bundick says. "When making this record that was/is my
mantra-it was just constantly looping in my mind. I believe
'good' is timeless and once you can recognize that you'll see the
world in its fullest.1. Talk About
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