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  • Circles Around The Sun Circles Around The Sun Quick View

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    Circles Around The Sun

    Circles Around the Sun will be a 2012 album by United States indie/roots folk band Dispatch. It will be their fifth full length studio album, the first recorded in over a decade.


    New England trio Dispatch is back with their first full-length studio album in 12 years, and this time they're coming out swinging. Circles Around the Sun, the album's title track, is a foot-stomping, upbeat dive into a more rock-like sound for the band, whose songs in the past usually carried a more mellow vibe.

    1. Circles Around The Sun
    2. Not Messin'
    3. Get Ready Boy
    4. Sign Of The Times
    5. Josaphine
    6. Flag
    7. Come To Me
    8. Never Or Now
    9. We Hold A Gun
    10. Feels So Good
    Dispatch
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  • Over There ... And Over Here Over There ... And Over Here Quick View

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    Over There ... And Over Here

    Paradise of Bachelors presents the first-ever reissue of the previously obscure 1983 LP by the Red Rippers. Written and recorded by Navy pilot Ed Bankston, the album's nine battle-scarred country-boogie/psych dispatches chronicle the experiences of Bankston and his fellow vets during the Vietnam War and back home. Produced in collaboration with the artist, the package includes extensive liner notes, archival photos, and (with the vinyl) a digital download coupon.


    Scarce and seemingly inscrutable, the sole recording credited to the Red Rippers has long captivated and mystified record collectors. When we first encountered Over There and Over Here, we were fascinated by the prescient, genre-dredging synthesis of Waylonesque honky-stomp with early '80s new wave production values and eerie, out-of-time psychedelic guitar leads weirdly reminiscent of the Blue Öyster Cult, Dire Straits, and the Meat Puppets at their most desert-drunk. We were intrigued by the record's ambiguous provenance (Oracle Records?) and moved by its complex, apparently deeply personal articulation of an enlisted man's efforts to break on through his fear, anger, and disillusionment during and after the Vietnam War.


    Once we finally tracked down songwriter, singer, and guitarist Edwin Dale Bankston in Phoenix, Arizona, he told us that he wrote these nine potent blues during the decade following his return in 1972 from serving on the Navy aircraft carrier USS Kittyhawk in Vietnam. He recorded them while stationed in Pensacola, Florida and sold the resulting 1983 album through an advertisement in Soldier of Fortune magazine, largely to other veterans. The songs chronicle his own and other vets' harrowing experiences both in country and back home, and are utterly unlike most popular music commentaries on the Vietnam War. You've heard the strident protest songs blasted forth from that myth-shrouded era; many retain a visceral power and poetic outrage, but few, beyond a professed empathy for flimsy, victimized stock characters, accurately represent the actual lived experience and agency of soldiers.

    1. I Roll
    2. Soldier of Fortune
    3. Firefight
    4. Who Remembers
    5. Vietnam Blues
    6. The Dark and Bloody Road
    7. She's Been Down
    8. Body Bag
    9. Over The Edge
    The Red Rippers
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  • Simmerkane II Simmerkane II Quick View

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    Simmerkane II

    Chadwick Stokes of State Radio and Dispatchs solo project is inspired by Chadwicks train jumping adventures across the US, this made him think of Songs of the US/Traveling and it didnt fit musically and is less political than State Radio, therefore he wrote this album to keep challenging himself creatively. Simmerkane II is a more accessible look at Chadwick Stokes featuring: Carly Simon, Blake Hazard (The Submarines), Matt Embree (of the Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo and Sierra Leones Refugee All Stars.
    1. Adelaide

    2. Crowbar Hotel
    3. Back To The Races
    4. Rainsong
    5. Insulin
    6. Religion On The Rails (I Saw You There)
    7. Black Bottle
    8. Ichabod And Abraham
    9. I Love Your Army
    10. Spider And Gioma
    Chadwick Stokes
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  • Bacdafucup Bacdafucup Quick View

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    Bacdafucup

    At the time that Bacdafucup hit the record racks and airwaves, Onyx seemed to be inventing a genre all their own: heavy metal rap. Of course, on closer inspection, it is not at all surprising stylistically, given their link to Def Jam and Run DMC, the record company and crew that introduced heavy guitar riffs into hip-hop. Onyx, though, seemed far more threateningly hardcore than Run DMC ever were, and each song on their debut album seems like a quick-triggered, menacing chip set squarely on the shoulders of MCs Big DS, SuavÉ, Fredro, and Sticky Fingaz. That the entire album from beginning to end circumvents almost any backlash by being so brilliantly catchy as well, is a sterling tribute to how strong a quartet Onyx truly is on this first effort. The group gives the impression that they wanted to spotlight the sort of cartoonish, directionless anger that existed in a lot of hardcore rap, and then funnel that sort of energy into songs full of singalong choruses and joyous, chanted hooks that lend a certain feeling of camaraderie to the whole album. The release is mostly co-produced by Run DMC's Jam Master Jay and newcomer Chyskillz, and its music has a tense, wired edge that amplifies the vividness of the threatening lyrics. Sonically, it has a hardcore East Coast/New York City cast, full of throbbing bass and screeching siren-like effects. The grimy urban vibe is matched by Onyx's narrative thuggery, discharged straight from the streets like pumped-up news dispatches and predating the roughneck rap trend by several years. It's hard to imagine, given the gritty content of the album, that Onyx was aiming for airplay with Bacdafucup; nevertheless, almost in spite of itself, it was so good that it earned just that.


    - Stanton Swihart (All Music Guide)

    1. Bacdafucup

    2. Bichasniguz

    3. Throw Ya Gunz

    4. Here 'n' Now

    5. Bust Dat Ass

    6. Atak Of Da Bal-hedz

    7. Da Mad Face Invasion

    8. Blac Vagina Finda

    9. Da Bounca Nigga

    10. Nigga Bridges

    11. Onyx Is Here

    12. Slam

    13. Stik 'n' Muve

    14. Bichasbootleguz

    15. Shiftee

    16. Phat ('n' All Dat)

    17. Da Nex Niguz

    18. Getdafucout

    Onyx
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  • The Horse Comanche (Awaiting Repress) The Horse Comanche (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Horse Comanche (Awaiting Repress)

    Chad (Chadwick) Stokes Urmston (born February 26, 1976, Boston, Massachusetts, United States) is an American musician. He is the frontman for the Boston, Massachusetts-area bands Dispatch and State Radio, as well as a human rights activist.
    1. Pine Needle Tea
    2. Mother Maple
    3. Prison Blue Eyes
    4. I Want You Like a Seatbelt
    5. Our Lives Our Time
    6. Horse Comanche
    7. Hazy Maze
    8. Dead Badger
    9. New Haven feat. Lucius
    10. Walter (First Hello)
    Chadwick Stokes
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  • A Constant Moth A Constant Moth Quick View

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    A Constant Moth


    LP Is Packaged In 2-Panel Art Sleeve On High Quality Paper


    Welcome to the world of Lord RAJA, a strange, sometimes perilous
    alternate dimension withbeauty and decay in equal measure. It's a
    world built on the beat-centric music which flows through New York
    native Chester Raj Anand's stream of consciousness; here, half-remembered hip-hop classics are spliced into '90s IDM, ambient,
    footwork, and experimental sound design. Our latest dispatch from
    Lord RAJA's uncanny realm is the impulsive and unpredictable A
    Constant Moth LP, 12 hyper-detailed scenes ripped from the surreal
    mayhem at play in the mind of this talented young producer.


    After releasing his lush Rubies EP with Ghostly in the spring of 2013,
    Lord RAJA has travelled further down the wormhole opened by J Dilla,
    Dabrye, and Aphex Twin, seeking a place to call his own. His debut
    album, A Constant Moth, is that cosmic destination, and has been
    carved out and personalized with a strong sense of texture, rhythm,
    and spaciousness. Productions like Skyre and Pistol Refix put forth
    heavily smashing beats as the foundation of Lord RAJA's palace, while
    opulent dancefloor heaters Throw Them Out (System) and De Lia Lu
    Lu build glittering pillars from juke experiments and low-res
    electroisms, respectively. Warp affiliate Jeremiah Jae graces the
    atonal thump of Van Go like a knight paying his respects in RAJA's
    court, and beatless synth composition Gottfried Semper billows in
    the astral landscape's warm breeze. As far as we can discern, A
    Constant Moth is the most eclectic and fully realized depiction of Lord
    RAJA's far-o! galaxy to date.


    But these 12 tracks are indeed just a glimpse into the sheer scope of
    the East Coast artist's musical vision, as A Constant Moth boasts a
    brisk 35-minute runtime that'll leave you itching to jump into its
    dizzying barrage again. From the opening moments of Yelleo E-
    with its jittery rhythmic workout and whirlpool atmospheres-to the
    warbling radio transmissions which close out Golden Gravity Birds,
    Lord RAJA's debut LP delivers an intricate portrait of a burgeoning
    new producer. A Constant Moth is one of those rare records that
    sounds precociously self-assured while also hinting at a vast sonic
    universe that he's only begun to explore.

    1. Yelleo E
    2. Van Go feat. Jeremiah Jae
    3. Pistol Refix
    4. Darwin
    5. TV Talk
    6. Gottfried Semper
    7. Skyre
    8. Throw Them Out (System)
    9. De Lia Lu Lu
    10. Red Sun
    11. Black Top
    12. Golden Gravity Birds
    Lord RAJA
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  • Thunder Of The Gods Thunder Of The Gods Quick View

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    Thunder Of The Gods

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    A new Sun Ra LP touches ground in the earthly bins, 50 years after its creation!


    Sun Ra is still trying to get our attention 50 years after dispatching this transmission. Humanity's path since then makes his message even more urgent today. Years after Herman Poole "LeSony'r Ra" Blount "left the planet" he's still trying to reach us, to wake us up and to change our destiny. Sun Ra and the Arkestra weren't a traditional studio band, and every star in the vast galaxy of their discography reflects this. The origins of these records can be hard to pinpoint at times, but when it comes to Thunder Of The Gods, it's a bit easier. "Calling Planet Earth - We'll Wait For You" was discovered on tapes from Ra's, Universe In Blue, believed to be recorded in '71. The raucous title track and "Moonshots Across the Sky" are unearthed from the '66 Strange Strings sessions. Modern Harmonic has once again paired Ra's sonic art with the visual art of "The Father of Modern Space Art," Chesley Bonestell, whose 1952 work "Formation of the Earth's Continents" spralls across the front and back covers.


    Thanks to Modern Harmonic, in partnership with Sun Ra LLC, soon you will be holding an album of unreleased Sun Ra music 50 years after it was recorded! That this music survived to reach our ears after all of this time is quite a miraculous gift. It sounds as though it could have come from either the ancient past or the distant future, yet most perfectly, it's the music of right now."

    - Christopher Eddy (Sun Ra Arkive)

    1. Calling Planet Earth - We'll Wait For You (Stereo)
    2. Moonshots Across The Sky (Mono)
    3. Thunder Of The Gods (Mono)
    Sun Ra
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  • The Times They Are A-Changin' (On Sale) The Times They Are A-Changin' (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Times They Are A-Changin' (On Sale)

    The Times They Are A-Changin' on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Stark, Austere, Acoustic Record Dylan's First With All-Original Material


    Title Track, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, With God on Our Side Establish Dylan as Voice of Social Consciousness


    The Bard Addresses Issues Such as Equality, Racism, and Poverty and Helps Ignite 1960s Political Movements


    Faithful to the Source: Information-Rich 45RPM Pressing Brings the Simple Sounds of Dylan's Voice, Acoustic Guitar, and Harmonica into Lifelike Perspective


    Immediately distinguished by the you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' sounds an unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement. One of the Bard's trademark songs, it remains a timeless anthem with a clear sense of common purpose, a musical line in the sand that helped unite various social movements and multiple generations. The reverential 1964 record feeds off the opening tune and its unmistakable sentiments, marching forward to confront racism, poverty, injustice, and upheaval in a stark, immediate manner unlike few albums before or since.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version delivers the landscape-shifting music in reference-quality sound that practically transports you to Columbia's Studio A. Reflecting the austerity of the topics and Dylan's mood, the sonics are direct and unadorned-each word hitting with weight, each phrase lingering until it pulls you under, each storyline echoing as fact. The hollow body of Dylan's guitar, internal mechanisms of his harmonica, and graininess of his throat come across in full-on detail. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    Marking a shift from the looseness and comedy that pepper the preceding The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' skirts any attempt at humor, sarcasm, or goofiness in favor of utmost seriousness and severity. Seemingly anticipating the dark events surrounding President Kennedy's assassination and the turmoil that followed, Dylan eliminates with conjecture and disguise. Akin to dispatches from the typewriter of literary icons John Steinbeck and William Faulkner, his songs give voices to the voiceless, challenge cultural precepts, upend traditional beliefs with rapier wit and truths, and underline tragedies swept under the rug.


    In doing so, Dylan creates stinging protest music that rallies against unchecked authority, discrimination, brutality, and division. A testament to the power of great art, The Times They Are A Changin' is a righteous assault on ignorance and agent for sweeping action, a necessary impetus for transformation and enlightenment. Via bold originals such as the nonfiction "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," assertive "Restless Farewell," and semi-autobiographical "North Country Blues," Dylan casts hardships, greed, and victimization in such relatable terms it's impossible to turn away and ignore their implications.


    As correctly relayed by Dylan expert and cultural critic Greil Marcus, "[The record] forever fixed Bob Dylan in the popular imagination: the protest singer, the young man 'able to see through metal' (again, from Chronicles), to see through the lie and find the truth, then to hammer the truth into words and send them out with a voice that would never break."


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
    3. With God on Our Side
    4. One Too Many Mornings
    5. North Country Blues
    6. Only a Pawn in Their Game
    7. Boots of Spanish Leather
    8. When the Ship Comes In
    9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    10. Restless Farewell
    Bob Dylan
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Times They Are A-Changin' (Mono) (On Sale) The Times They Are A-Changin' (Mono) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Times They Are A-Changin' (Mono) (On Sale)

    The Times They Are A-Changin' on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM Mono Vinyl 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Stark, Austere, Acoustic Record Dylan's First With All-Original Material


    Title Track, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, With God on Our Side Establish Dylan as Voice of Social Consciousness


    The Bard Addresses Issues Such as Equality, Racism, and Poverty and Helps Ignite 1960s Political Movements


    Strictly Limited to 3,000 Copies and Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM Mono Vinyl Set Presents Dylan's Voice, Guitar, and Harmonica in Superlative Sound


    Immediately distinguished by the direct mono sound and you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' sounds an unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement. One of the Bard's trademark songs, it remains a timeless anthem with a clear sense of common purpose, a musical line in the sand that helped unite various social movements and multiple generations. The reverential 1964 record feeds off the opening tune and its unmistakable sentiments, marching forward to confront racism, poverty, injustice, and upheaval in a stark, immediate manner like few albums before or since.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's restored 45RPM analog version delivers the landscape-shifting music in reference-quality mono sound that transports you to Columbia's Studio A. Reflecting the austerity of the topics and Dylan's mood, the sonics are direct and unadorned-each word hitting with weight, each phrase lingering until it pulls you under, each storyline echoing as fact. The hollow body of Dylan's guitar, internal mechanisms of his harmonica, and graininess of his throat come across in full-on detail. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    As the preferred mix at the time of the recording, the mono version presents Dylan as he and his producers originally intended. Since the separation of the stereo versions isn't as sharp, the mono edition places Dylan's vocals in the heart of the musical action and as one with the accompaniment. It paints listeners an incredibly accurate portrait of the attention-getting, concrete mass of sound that features no artificial panning and straight-ahead immersion into the music. This is how almost everyone first heard this timeless album-making the mono mix all the more historically valuable and truthful.


    Marking a shift from the looseness and comedy that pepper the preceding The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' skirts any attempt at humor, sarcasm, or goofiness in favor of utmost seriousness and severity. Seemingly anticipating the dark events surrounding President Kennedy's assassination and the turmoil that followed, Dylan eliminates with conjecture and disguise. Akin to dispatches from the typewriter of literary icons John Steinbeck and William Faulkner, his songs give voices to the voiceless, challenge cultural precepts, upend traditional beliefs with rapier wit and truths, and underline tragedies swept under the rug.


    In doing so, Dylan creates stinging protest music that rallies against unchecked authority, discrimination, brutality, and division. A testament to the power of great art, The Times They Are A-Changin' is a righteous assault on ignorance and agent for sweeping action, a necessary impetus for transformation and enlightenment. Via bold originals such as the nonfiction The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, assertive Restless Farewell, and semi-autobiographical North Country Blues, Dylan casts hardships, greed, and victimization in such relatable terms it's impossible to turn away and ignore their implications.


    As correctly relayed by Dylan expert and cultural critic Greil Marcus, [The record] forever fixed Bob Dylan in the popular imagination: the protest singer, the young man 'able to see through metal' (again, from Chronicles), to see through the lie and find the truth, then to hammer the truth into words and send them out with a voice that would never break.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
    3. With God on Our Side
    4. One Too Many Mornings
    5. North Country Blues
    6. Only a Pawn in Their Game
    7. Boots of Spanish Leather
    8. When the Ship Comes In
    9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    10. Restless Farewell
    Bob Dylan
    $49.99 $44.99 Save $5.00 (10%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Ulysses Ulysses Quick View

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    Ulysses


    Includes Two Unreleased Tracks Not Available Anywhere Else


    Victoria, B.C.'s Current Swell is set to release their new album, Ulysses, on May 6, 2014. The 12-tracks
    on Ulysses perfectly deliver the band's textured, deep-groove sound while capturing the energy of their live
    show, which has earned them scores of fans across The Americas, Australia and Europe. The band will
    debut many of these new songs next month in Austin during SXSW.


    Ulysses was produced by Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Giant Sand) at Vancouver's iconic
    Greenhouse Studios. The album captures every bit of warmth the studio's massive Neve console could
    provide, as heard on "Rollin'" (a showcase for Stanton's exemplary slide work), the title track "Ulysses,"
    rocker "Keys to the Kingdom" and the readymade sing-along "One Day I'll Be Rich."
    While Current Swell spent the better part of six months recording their previous album (and Nettwerk
    debut), 2012's Long Time Ago, the four band members entered the studio with a clear goal and knocked
    Ulysses out in 20 days.


    From appearances at key festivals from Australia to Canada (Byron Bay Bluesfest, Peats Ridge, Rock
    The Shores, Ottawa Bluesfest and more), to sold-out headline tours of Brazil, to support slots with such
    established artists as Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Dispatch, Xavier Rudd, K'Naan, The
    Tragically Hip and even The Beach Boys, Current Swell's infectious sound and raucous live shows have
    earned the quartet scores of devoted fans around the word. In 2011, Current Swell earned first place at
    Vancouver's Peak Performance Project and headlined a Canada Day concert to a crowd of 45,000.

    1. Ulysses
    2. Keys To The Kingdom
    3. Rollin'
    4. One Day I'll Be Rich
    5. Bad News
    6. Who's With Us
    7. Gunshots
    8. Man Of Maps
    9. Sideways
    10. Desire
    11. We Will Run
    12. Flesh and Bone
    Current Swell
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bad As Me (Out Of Stock) Bad As Me (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Bad As Me (Out Of Stock)

    Bad As Me is Tom Waits first studio album of all new music in seven years. This pivotal work refines the music that has come before and signals a new direction. Waits, in possibly the finest voice of his career, worked with a veteran team of gifted musicians and longtime co-writer/producer Kathleen Brennan.


    From the opening horn-fueled chug of Chicago, to the closing barroom chorale of New Years Eve, Bad As Me displays the full career range of Waits songwriting, from beautiful ballads like Last Leaf, to the avant cinematic soundscape of Hell Broke Luce, a battlefront dispatch. On tracks like Talking at the Same Time, Waits shows off a supple falsetto, while on blues burners like Raised Right Men and the gospel tinged Satisfied he spits, stutters and howls.


    Like a good boxer, these songs are lean and mean, with strong hooks and tight running times. A pervasive sense of players delighting in each others musical company brings a feeling of loose joy even to the albums saddest songs.

    1. Chicago
    2. Raised Right Men

    3. Talking At The Same Time

    4. Get Lost

    5. Face To The Highway

    6. Pay Me

    7. Back In The Crowd

    8. Bad As Me

    9. Kiss Me

    10. Satisfied

    11. Last Leaf

    12. Hell Broke Luce

    13. New Year's Eve

    Tom Waits
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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