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ViewsWith immaculate vocal turns and sleek production, Views is Drake's tour through the city that made him. A meticulous contrast to the off-the-cuff brilliance of recent mixtapes, he taunts adversaries with speaker-rattling anthems ("Hype," "Still Here"), revisits his humble beginnings ("Weston Road Flows"), and rekindles the seductive chemistry with Rihanna ("Too Good"). Those extremes-the Caribbean warmth of "One Dance" and the icy lament of "Fire & Desire," the unflinching vulnerability and unapologetic self-assurance-make Views a riveting victory lap from Toronto's game-changing MC.LP 1
1. Keep The Family Close
3. U With Me?
4. Feel No Ways
6. Weston Road Flows
8. With You
10. Still Here
2. One Dance
4. Childs Play
5. Pop Style
6. Too Good
7. Summers Over Interlude
8. Fire & Desire
10. Hotline Bling$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Take CareTake Care is the highly anticipated sophomore full-length release from platinum-selling, Grammy nominated recording artist Drake and follow-up to his 2010 breakthrough debut Thank Me Later. The album features guest appearances from The Weekend, Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Stevie Wonder, J. Cole and Nas along with production from the likes of Noah '40' Shebib, The Dream and Timbaland among others.1. Over My Dead Body
2. Shot For Me
4. Crew Love
5. Take Care
6. Marvins Room
7. Under Ground Kings
8. We'll Be Fine
9. Make Me Proud
10. Lord Knows
11. Cameras / Good Ones Go Interlude
12. Doing It Wrong
13. The Real Her
14. Look What You've Done
15. HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right)
16. The Ride
$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
If You're Reading This It's Too LateIf You're Reading This It's Too Late is the fourth mixtape by Canadian recording artist Drake. It was originally released digitally on February 13, 2015.LP 1
3. 10 Bands
4. Know Yourself
5. No Tellin'
7. 6 God
10. Wednesday Night Interlude
1. Used To
2. 6 Man
3. Now & Forever
5. You & The 6
7. 6PM In New York - Bonus Track
8. How Bout Now
9. My Side$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Pink MoonRanked 320/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
40th Anniversary Edition Remastered from the Original Master Tapes
180 Gram Vinyl in a Gatefold Jacket with a Printed Inner Sleeve
After two albums of tastefully orchestrated folk-pop, albeit some of the least demonstrative and most affecting around, Drake chose a radical change for what turned out to be his final album. Not even half-an-hour long, with 11 short songs and no more -- he famously remarked at the time that he simply had no more to record -- Pink Moon more than anything else is the record that made Drake the cult figure he remains. Specifically, Pink Moon is the bleakest of them all; that the likes of Belle and Sebastian are fans of Drake may be clear enough, but it's doubtful they could ever achieve the calm, focused anguish of this album, as harrowing as it is attractive. No side musicians or outside performers help this time around -- it's simply Drake and Drake alone on vocals, acoustic guitar, and a bit of piano, recorded by regular producer Joe Boyd but otherwise untouched by anyone else.
-All Music1. Pink Moon
2. Place To Be
4. Which Will
6. Things Behind The Sun
9. Free Ride
10. Harvest Breed
11. From The Morning$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Five Leaves LeftNick Drake's bucolic autumnal shades in his debut album of a similar name, heralded a new signing for Island Records: not traditional enough to be folk,
not weird enough to be psychedelic, Drake avoided the pitfalls of what was expected and collaborated with producer Joe Boyd, orchestrator Robert Kirby
and recording engineer John Wood to make a singular and almost unique record released to a largely indifferent media.
A few leaves fell in the right place and Nick's reputation grew, despite his early death at 24 in 1976, escalating into the world-wide fame he enjoys today.
Released initially only on vinyl and cassette, these formats became redundant with the dawning of CD and downloads - leaving a gaping hole that was
filled by high collectors prices for original pressings and the inevitable poor quality bootlegs.1. Time Has Told Me
2. River Man
3. Three Hours
4. Way to Blue
5. Day Is Done
6. Cello Song
7. The Thoughts of Mary Jane
8. Man in a Shed
9. Fruit Tree
10, Saturday Sun$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Family TreeFamily Tree features previously unreleased tracks from the vaults of the Estate of Nick Drake. The album, produced by Drake Estate manager Cally, tells the story
of Nick Drake's musical development in the years prior to recording his official debut, Five Leaves Left. Family Tree
explores the upbringing of an artist who - in his tragically short career - produced three albums which continue to
be treasured by fans. Recorded in the late 1960's, the 28 tracks feature lo-fi recordings made on a reel-to-reel tape
1. Come In To the Garden (Introduction)
2. They're Leaving Me Behind
3. Time Piece
4. Poor Mum (performed by Molly Drake)
5. Winter Is Gone
6. All My Trials (featuring Gabrielle Drake)
7. Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola and piano
8. Betty & Dupree
9. Strolling Down the Highway
10. Paddling In Rushmere
11. Cocaine Blues
13. Been Smoking Too Long
14. Black Mountain Blues
15. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
16. If You Leave Me
1. Here Come the Blues
2. Sketch I
3. Blues Run the Game
4. My Baby So Sweet
5. Milk and Honey
7. Bird Flew By
9. Strange Meeting II
10. Day Is Done
11. Come Into the Garden
12. Way To Blue
13. Do You Ever Remember? (performed by Molly Drake)$45.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sorceress (Black Vinyl)Pressed On Black Vinyl
There are few bands that can or will match Sweden's Opeth. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, become one of the best bands on the planet; on album or on stage. Ask any Opeth fan. Enquire with any band that's shared the proverbial pine with the Swedes. Or, get a label representative to talk Opeth. They'll all tell you the same thing: Opeth are peerless. And they're only getting better.
Opeth's new album, Sorceress, their first for Nuclear Blast via the band's imprint label Moderbolaget Records, is proof chief architect Mikael Åkerfeldt has a near-endless well of greatness inside. From the album's opener "Persephone" to "The Wilde Flowers" and "Strange Brew" to the album's counterpart title tracks "Sorceress" and "Sorceress II", Opeth's twelfth full-length is an unparalleled adventure, where visions cleverly and secretly change, colours mute as if weathered by time, and sounds challenge profoundly. Sorceress is, by definition, moored in Åkerfeldt's impressive record collection-his one true vice-but, as always, there's more invention than appropriation at play.
"This time around I didn't think about what I wanted to do," Åkerfeldt reveals. "I was forced to write. But once I started, it was easy. This record, like the last record, didn't take long to write. Like five or six months. The thoughts behind this record developed as I was writing. The only thing I was thinking about with this record was to write that songs didn't musically connect. I made sure if I had a song that was new sounding for this record, I'd make the next song completely different. I think the songs are very different from one another. It's very diverse."
Certainly, every Opeth record has had diversity. In 1995, Orchid reset the rules of death metal. Six years later, Blackwater Park hit the high note for musicality in a genre generally devoid of it. Damnation, in 2003, was the work of a band determined to upend the norm. Five years after that, Watershed closed Opeth's chapter on death metal by visiting its darkest corners and holding its native brutality aloft. And in 2014, Pale Communion officially bridged the progressive music gap by twisting the intrepid sounds of '60s, '70s, and '80s into contemporary brilliance. So, really, what's so different about Sorceress?
"My music taste got a little wider," grins Åkerfeldt. "I started listening to jazz. I bought a lot of Coltrane records. I never really thought Coltrane would be for me because I like 'dinner jazz.' I like comfortable, soft, nice, and lovely jazz. Like Miles Davis' '50s stuff. Porgy and Bess, for example. I guess Dave Brubeck fits in there, too. So, that's the only new influx of musical inspiration for me. Other than that, I've been buying the same type of records I always have. Prog, symphonic rock, singer/songwriter, metal, hard rock But there wasn't anything that set me off like The Zombies or Scott Walker. Nothing got me going this time."
Actually, that's not entirely true. Åkerfeldt's always mining for progressive gold. Good, rare music is particularly good at getting his motor running. He found double-gold in one-off Italian outfit Il Paese dei Balocchi and Bobak, Jons, Malone's ultra-obscure Motherlight album. To wit, get Åkerfeldt talking about either and he's all too pleased to discuss the finer points of Il Paese dei Balocchi's string-based darkness or how he fan-boyed Malone via email to get the famed British orchestrator and one-time Iron Maiden producer to contribute to Sorceress.
"I absolutely love Il Paese dei Balocchi," Åkerfeldt professes. "They did one album. It's insanely good. It has everything I love about progressive rock in it. This album is so orchestrated and epic. It's got lots of string sections. It's very moody, dark, and sad. It's a mystery they didn't do any more. As for Will Malone, he did the strings and stuff for the Sabbath records-Sabotage and Never Say Die! But now he does strings for pop artists like Joss Stone, The Verve, Depeche Mode. I looked him up, mostly because he was the house engineer for Morgan Studios in the '60s. He was also in a few bands. Like Orange Bicycle and played on the Motherlight album. He also had a solo record, which is also amazing and superbly rare. It's orchestral. The bulk of it is strings. It's kind of like Nick Drake."
Åkerfeldt's quick to point out, however, his newfound progressive music loves didn't directly inspire him to write Sorceress. The majority of the album was penned in Opeth's rehearsal space, where, nestled comfortably in a corner, a computer, a keyboard, and a microphone sit ready for the next Opeth epic. It isn't plush, but it's exactly the type of environment the frontman needs to focus his creative self into song.
"When I'm in a writing mode, I have tunnel vision," says Åkerfeldt. "I have a really good work ethic. I go down to the studio everyday early in the morning and I work. I absolutely love it. It's so much fun. It's much easier now, too. I write complete demos. I sequence the songs in the order I want them to be on the record. I do mixing. I do overdubs. Once I'm done, I give copies to the guys so they can listen to the album. They practice to it on their own. When it's time to go into the studio, everybody does their own thing. It obviously works."
For Sorceress, Opeth returned to Rockfield Studios in Wales, where the Swedes had tracked Pale Communion in 2014 with Tom Dalgety. The experience was so positive and historical-the countryside studio was also home to pivotal Budgie, Queen, Rush, Judas Priest, and Mike Oldfield recordings-there really was no other option for Opeth and crew. Rockfield Studios or bust! The studio, with Dalgety yet again in tow, provided the necessary isolation, the right bucolic atmosphere, the best gear, and three square meals a day for Sorceress to come out the other end spitting fire. All in 12 bittersweet days, too.
"There was a time when I came out of our recordings a wreck," Åkerfeldt bemoans. "But now I come out with a wish. I wish it wouldn't have gone so quickly. There's emptiness after I leave the studio. I love writing and recording in the studio. It's lovely at Rockfield. It's in the sticks. It's got horses and cows. There's lots of sheep in Wales. But the studio is just a studio. It's so beautiful there. So quiet. It's a residential studio as well, so we live there while we're recording. We have chefs for us, too. So, we can just be there, playing, recording, and hanging out."
If life is like a Peter Max poster, the lyrics to Sorceress aren't. There's color, but they've been treated, corrupted, and befouled. That is to say, they're much darker. Some of bleak lyrical tones stem from Åkerfeldt's personal life-and are thusly contorted beyond recognition-while others touch grimly on topics like love and what happens to people on the other side of it. In fact, some of the lyrical ideas are similar to what was happening on Blackwater Park.
"I made sure to write good lyrics," Åkerfeldt laughs. "This sounds very old-fashioned black metal to say, but the lyrics are misanthropic. It's not a concept record, so there's no theme running through the record. Most of the record deals with love. The negative aspects of love. The jealously, the bitterness, the paranoia, and the mind games of love. So, it's a love record. Love songs. Love can be like a disease or a spell."
Luckily, for Åkerfeldt and crew-bassist Martín MÉndez, drummer Martin Axenrot, guitarist Fredrik Åkesson, and keyboardist Joakim Svalberg-the lineup doesn't have to deal with Sorceress' main theme. They've been together since Heritage was completed, and according to Åkerfeldt he's not been in a better band situation before. Not since Orchid. Not since Still Life. Not since Ghost Reveries.
"It's the best band situation I've ever had. Fans will look at our eras and have their favorite lineup, but this is the best. Even the happiest days of the first and second lineups aren't comparable to what I have now. We never fight. It's like a good work team. We know each other professionally and personally. As much as we're a band, we're also friends. We hang out when we're not doing Opeth."
A core team is a good thing, when Opeth's credibility is in full view of fans and critics. Åkerfeldt's very aware of what the masses have had to say about Opeth since Watershed. While some disliked the musical shift on Heritage, most have applauded it. They've come to expect something new from Opeth. True to form, Sorceress will give long-time fans and weary critics reason to re-think Opeth and what it takes to be musically fearless.
"I hope they'll like the record," posits Åkerfeldt. "I can only talk from my perspective and taste here, but we offer diversity that's not really present in the scene today. Whatever genre. We've always been a special band. We've gotten a lot of shit for being different. We still do. Our time will come, I think. It comes down to perseverance. It comes down to not giving up or giving in to public opinion. Music is about doing your own thing or going your own way."1. Persephone
3. The Wilde Flowers
4. Will O The Wisp
6. Sorceress 2
7. The Seventh Sojourn
8. Strange Brew
9. A Fleeting Glance
11. Persephone (Slight Return)
12. The Ward
13. Spring MCMLXXIV$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Made To Love Magic
The rarities collection, Made to Love Magic, contains demos captured in 1968 (when Drake was studying at Cambridge University) as well as solo-acoustic sketches of later songs - and a newly discovered piece, Tow the Line, which Drake scholars believe is one of the last things he committed to tape. The song, recorded in 1974, was found, unlabeled, at the end of a master tape when original engineer John Wood was mixing this album.
Tow the Line, which lasts 2:16, is classic Drake, as simple as Pink Moon or any of his later works but almost more compelling because of its assertive, driving rhythm. Drake was an unerringly precise guitarist, and Tow the Line is an excellent showcase for his devices: He outlines the verses using a tapestry of delicate, yet tense, descending chords, and then chops out blunt, almost growly blues references on the refrain.
There are other delights on Magic, among them a solo treatment of River Man (from Five Leaves Left) without the string orchestra; the somber, anguishing love ode Clothes of Sand; and a relaxed journey through Rider on the Wheel. Far more interesting than typical demos, laced with the shadowy moods some artists spend years chasing in studios, these casual performances suggest that there was never anything casual about Drake's art: Even when he was just jotting down some idea, he couldn't help infecting it with that strange, mournful magic.
- Tom Moon (Rolling Stone)1. Rider On The Wheel
3. River Man
5. Thoughts Of Mary Jane
7. Hanging On A Star
8. Three Hours
9. Clothes Of Sand
11. Time Of No Reply
12. Black Eyed Dog
13. Tow The Line$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Ready Steady Go! (On Sale)
Executive Produced By Icon Brian Setzer
Produced By The Legendary Peter Collins
True to his roots, Bell delivers on something that defines originality- Examiner
Unapologetic know-how in his delivery- Ultimate Guitar
McCartneyesque... with enchanting harmony vocals.- All Music
Drake Bell is the most popular TV star in Nickelodeon's history, but his talent goes way beyond acting. With music being his first love, Drake has just made the most rockin' and exciting album of his career. Wait 'til you hear this collection of melodic pop, and at the same time hard-hitting rock n roll, on his new record. Drake's millions of fans around the world (and many more new ones about to come) will be very happy with what they hear. And so will you! Executive Produced by icon Brian Setzer. Produced by the legendary Peter Collins.1. Sunny Afternoon
3. I Won't Stand In Your Way
5. Runaway Boys
6. Makes Me Happy
7. It's Still Rock and Roll To Me
9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
10. California Man
11. Back Of My Hand
12. Give Me A Little More Time$18.99 $15.00 Save $3.99 (21%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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A Treasury (On Sale)A singular talent who passed almost unnoticed during his brief lifetime, Nick Drake
produced three studio albums of sombre beauty: FIVE LEAVES LEFT (1969),
BRYTER LAYTER (1970), and PINK MOON (1972). It's impossible to
keep count of the contemporary artists who cite Drake as an inspiration,
but a cursory round-up includes R.E.M., Paul Weller, Travis, Portishead,
The Coral, Coldplay, David Gray, Super Furry Animals and Beth Orton.
Along with household names of his creative lifetime - the Stones,
The Beatles, Marley, Hendrix - his albums have become an unofficial set text
for anyone passionate about music.
A Treasury is the definitive collection of 15 classic songs by Nick Drake.
With all the profile that he received earlier in the year for his 'rarities' release,
this is the perfect album for curious music lovers to pick up.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Introduction
2. Hazey Jane II
3. River Man
4. Cello Song
5. Hazey Jane I
6. Pink Moon
7. Poor Boy
9. Place To Be
10. Northern Sky
12. Fruit Tree
13. Black Eyed Dog
14. Way To Blue
15. From The Morning$34.99 $15.99 Save $19.00 (54%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Spark"One of the country's most energizing performers," (Rolling Stone Country) Drake White is officially burning up trails and charts with the release of his forthcoming debut album, Spark, on Dot Records.
The foot-stomping singer/songwriter - and nature enthusiast - teased the news to his Firestarters during his Fan Club Party and shared the announcement on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Music Awards.
Since we began this journey- working on the album-I knew I wanted the title to be SPARK," said White who Billboard calls, "confident, energetic presence with a mix of gravel, soul and gospel in his voice ." "The idea of starting a fire from a tiny spark has always been so intriguing to me. That's the way I have always lived my life; starting with a small plan and then it becomes this dream I didn't even know to dream."
White's SPARK album cover tells the visual story of who Drake White is as an artist, husband and native-Alabamian. The images imprinted into his silhouette paint a narrative of White's life, including his wife Alex, his hometown church where his grandfather served as preacher, his dog Writer and other mementos that inspired his first full length album for Dot.
Recorded in Nashville, the Ross Copperman and Jeremy Stover produced project contains 12 tracks, 10 of which White co-wrote.1. Heartbeat
3. Makin' Me Look Good Again
4. It Feels Good
5. Livin' the Dream
6. I Need Real
7. Back to Free
9. Live Some
10. Waitin' on the Whiskey to Work
12. Take Me As I Am$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
This Sweet Old World (Pink Vinyl) (Pre-Order)Pressed On Pink Colored Vinyl
Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams is set to release This Sweet Old World - a re-recording of her beloved 1992 album Sweet Old World - to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release.
This Sweet Old World features updated interpretations of songs such as "Prove My Love", "Sidewalks of the City", "Memphis Pearl" and "Lines Around Your Eyes". Williams breathes new life into classics "Pineola", "Sweet Old World", "Something About What Happens When We Talk", "Little Angel, Little Brother" and Nick Drake's "Which Will". "He Never Got Enough Love" is transformed with additional verses, new sound and new title, "Drivin' Down A Dead End Street", which was the song's original title.
The arrangements on This Sweet Old World are tighter and rawer than the original and feature Williams' fantastic touring/studio band: guitarist Stuart Mathis, bassist David Sutton, and drummer Butch Norton. Guitarist Greg Leisz, who actually participated in the early sessions for the 1992 album, adds his masterful playing to the new recordings.
As if re-recording an entire studio album was not already an unprecedented move, Williams and company also chose to re-record the four tracks that were not included on the original release. This Sweet Old World features new versions of "Factory Blues", "Dark Side of Life", John Anderson's "Wild and Blue" and the John Leventhal/Jim Lauderdale-penned "What You Don't Know".1. Six Blocks Away
2. Something About What Happens When We Talk
3. Drivin' Down A Dead End Street
4. Sweet Old World
5. Little Angel, Little Brother
7. Lines Around Your Eyes
8. Prove My Love
9. Sidewalks Of The City
10. Memphis Pearl
11. Hot Blood
12. Which Will$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
UNIM-UNI-3474xDrake & Future
What A Time To Be AliveWhat a Time to Be Alive is a collaborative mixtape by hip hop recording artists Drake, and Future. It was originally released on September 20, 2015.1. Digital Dash
2. Big Rings
3. Live From The Gutter
4. Diamonds Dancing
6. Plastic Bag
7. I'm The Plug
8. Change Locations
11. 30 for 30 Freestyle$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Five Leaves Left: Deluxe Edition (On Sale)
Ranked 283/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Original shop poster
Live Mini-Poster (full color both sides)
Reprint of Nick's handwritten set list
This first studio album from Nick Drake, which has garnered posthumous praise and remarkable all-time greatest album ratings, is an exact replica of the original 1969 release: It is pressed on heavyweight audiophile vinyl and remastered from near-original master tapes by the album's original engineer, John Wood. Although the original tapes were unusable, John Wood had made a safety copy of the album in 1969 and those reels were used for this latest session.
The deluxe release comes in a box containing the original shop poster, a smaller live poster and a reprint of Nick's handwritten set list used for his live appearances, together with reproductions of the master tape and box lids. The disc is housed is a single-pocket, textured sleeve just as the original release would have been.
This title is not eligible for further discount.Side 1
Time Has Told Me
Way to Blue
Day Is Done
The Thoughts of Mary Jane
Man in a Shed
Saturday Sun$59.99 $34.99 Save $25.00 (42%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Documentary 2.0 (Limited Edition)180 Gram Limited Edition Red Colored Vinyl
Features Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar!
The Documentary 2 sounds effortless and winds up awesome because of it, with singles like 100 featuring Drake and Summertime with its Mike WiLL Made It beat both coming off as cool-headed classics. Dre and Ice Cube show up for the key cut Don't Trip, while appearances from Ab-Soul, Future, and DeJ Loaf prove the Game is up on current events. Somewhere in between are appearances from Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and Q-Tip, all assisting the MC on this worthy and downright exciting sequel.
Ten years after what's widely considered to be GAME'S best album, the Compton rapper is now on his 6th album, and he thinks the DOCUMENTATRY 2 will be his best yet, saying, "The Old Me Was Wack! I'm better than that now." - HOTNEWHIPHOP1. Intro
2. On Me Featuring Kendrick Lamar
3. Step Up Featuring Dej Loaf & Sha Sha
4. Don't Trip Featuring Ice Cube, Dr. Dre & will.i.am
5. Standing on Ferraris Featuring Diddy
6. Dollar and a Dream Featuring Ab-Soul
7. Made in America Featuring Mvrcus Blvck
8. Hashtag Featuring Jelly Roll
9. Circles Featuring Q-Tip, Eric Bellinger & Sha Sha
10. Uncle Skit
11. Dedicated Featuring Future & Sonyae
12. Bitch You Ain't S-
13. Summertime Featuring Jelly Roll
14. Mula Featuring Kanye West
15. The Documentary 2
16. New York, New York
17. 100 Featuring Drake
18. Just Another Day
19. LA Featuring Snoop Dogg, will.i.am & Fergie$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sept 5thThe first full-length from dvsn is a simmering collaboration stacked with late-night R&B and neon-lit production. Featuring a series of acrobatic falsetto hooks, the album is a testament to the minimalist genius of Nineteen85-the Toronto producer behind Drake hits like "Hold On, We're Going Home" and "Hotline Bling." The result makes Sept. 5 a one-volume thesis on the seductive qualities of Drake's OVO Sound label: heart-wrenching confessions that emerge through a haze of subaquatic basslines, subtlety flashy production, and brittle high-hats. The most intoxicating of these might be "Hallucinations" and "In + Out"-both blush-inducing, futuristic slow jams that leave us weak in the knees.LP 1
1. With Me
2. Too Deep
3. Try / Effortless
4. Do It Well
5. In + Out
1. SEPT 5TH
3. Another One
5. The Line$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Extraordinary LightBen Fields is bringing a style of introspective songwriting pioneered by artists like Nick Drake and Van Morrison back into the mainstream. A stylistic homogeny of Harry Nilsson, The Beatles, Curtis Mayfield, and Lowell George gives his debut album, Extraordinary Light (out on June 17), a sound that defined an era.1. Extraordinary Light
4. Fragile Little Heart
6. Mostly, He Says
8. See You In the Morning Caroline
9. Sleep Through December
10. So Stolen By Your Ghost$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Forget Where We WereAlthough Ben Howard often gets compared to Nick Drake or John Martyn, the English singer/songwriter was raised on his parents' Bob Dylan and Joni
Mitchell records. Howard's debut album, Every Kingdom (2011), received much critical acclaim. Over pedaling rhythms and subtly catchy melodies,
Howard unleashes his scratchy voice, which segues into subtly layered gang vocals during the chorus.
I Forget Where We Were is his second studio album.1. Small Things
2. Rivers In Your Mouth
3. I Forget Where We Were
4. In Dreams
5. She Treats Me Well
6. Time Is Dancing
8. End Of The Affair
10. All Is Now Harmed$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Phoenix And The TurtleApril 2014 will see the release of her new album entitled The Phoenix and the Turtle. Described by Beverley as a very personal album, it features songs written throughout her entire career, from her very first song, ''Sweet Joy'', to the previously unrecorded Nick Drake & Beverley Martyn song ''Reckless Jane'' which was started in 1974 when Drake lived nearby Beverley in Hampstead. ''We started writing the song as a bit of a joke,'' she says, ''When John and I lived in Hampstead Nick lived one stop down the tube line, and he would come around and babysit sometimes. I couldn't look at it for a long time after he died, but then finally I decided to finish it.''
''When The Levee Breaks' and 'Going To Germany' are songs Beverley used to sing with The Levee Breakers. Another song, 'Women And Malt Whiskey' is, in part, about John Martyn and other friends from the scene back then.
The Phoenix and the Turtle is Beverley's first album in fourteen years and was recorded in Wales with guitarist and producer Mark Pavey; it also features contributions from bass player Matt Malley, ex-Counting Crows and drummer Victor Bisetti, ex-Los Lobos which were recorded ''by the magic of computer'' in California. The album ''still has that in-a-room feel,'' said Beverley recently, ''it sounds like an old style analogue record. It's very me, very transatlantic.''1. Reckless Jane
2. Potter's Blues
3. Going To Germany
4. Sweet Joy
6. Levee Breaks
7. Women & Malt Whisky
8. Mountain Hop
9. Jesse James$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BeyonceBeyoncÉ is the fifth studio album by American recording artist BeyoncÉ.
The 14-song collection features Drunk In Love, a new collaboration with husband Jay Z; Mine, featuring Drake; Superpower, with her I Miss You collaborator Frank Ocean; and Blue, a song with her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
Every song on the album has also been given a video, all of which are included as a DVD. Grown Woman, a promotional cut that Beyonce performed during her Mrs. Carter world tour this year, appears as a bonus video, but did not make the album's track list.
The collaborators on the album vary from the indie and unexpected (Chairlift's Caroline Polacheck co-wrote and produced the slinky No Angel, Sia wrote touching opener Pretty Hurts while a mysterious writer-producer credited as Boots is listed on half the album's tracks as a co-writer) to first-time collabs with Miguel (Rocket), Drake and Noah 40 Shebib (Mine), Hit-Boy (Bey Reel) and Frank Ocean (Superpower) to reunions with Ryan Tedder and The-Dream (XO), Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Timbaland (Blow).
Directors featured on the music videos include Detail, Jake Nava, Hype Williams, Terry Richardson, Melina Matsoukas, Jonas Åkerlund, Ricky Saiz, Pierre Debusschere, @lilinternet, Francesco Carrozzini, Ed Burke, Bill Kirstein and Todd Tourso. Grown Woman, initially previewed via Pepsi's global spot with Beyonce in April, is featured as a bonus video-only cut, directed by Jake Nava.
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1. Pretty Hurts
3. Drunk In Love (feat. Jay Z)
5. No Angel
2. Mine (feat. Drake)
4. Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche)
5. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean)
7. Blue (feat. Blue Ivy)
1. Pretty Hurts
4. Drunk In Love
6. No Angel
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ProcessSampha hails from Morden, south London and has spent the
last six years generously dividing his musical talents across
solo and collaborative work. In addition to his own revered solo
releases (his debut Sundanza EP, 2013's Dual EP and "Too Much
/ Without You" single), Sampha contributed majorly to SBTRKT's
acclaimed debut and follow up Wonder Where We Land as cowriter
and featured vocalist, and went on to tour worldwide as
half of the SBTRKT live show (spanning Glastonbury, Primavera,
Coachella, Brixton Academy, Terminal 5...)
Equally in demand as a songwriter, singer, producer and player,
Sampha has been sampled by and produced for Drake ("The Motion"
and "Too Much ft Sampha"), Kanye West ("Saint Pablo ft
Sampha"), Beyonce ("Mine ft Drake"), Katy B ("Play ft Sampha")
and FKA twigs (LP1 standout "Numbers") and Solange's "Don't
Cut My Hair."
He also remains a frequent collaborator in the Young Turks family
and beyond; from remixing The xx and Chairlift to experimenting
in sonics and structure as half of production duo Short
Stories (alongside Koreless). Other significant partnerships
include Jessie Ware on "Valentine" and Lil Silva ("Salient Sarah"
+ "On Your Own").1. Plastic 100°C
2. Blood On Me
3. Kora Sings
4. (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano
5. Take Me Inside
6. Reverse Faults
8. Timmy's Prayer
9. Incomplete Kisses
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PasserbyIn a world where instant gratification is the norm, patience has become
a rare commodity. But for Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett, who make up
indie-folk duo Luluc (pronounced Loo-LUKE), letting things unfold in
due time not only defines their career trajectory, it also works as a pretty
good description of their approach to making music. Music that Sub
Pop co-founder Jonathan Poneman describes as bracing, subtle, tender
So while it may seem like Randell and Hassett's history is littered with
all kinds of good luck-from their initial meeting to their relationship
with The National's Aaron Dessner to opening slots with artists like
Lucinda Williams, Fleet Foxes, and JosÉ Gonzàlez; to their deal with Sub
Pop; to grabbing the attention of Nick Drake's producer-being in the
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when they're ready.
There's no question that everything these Australians (who split their
time between Melbourne and their adopted hometown of Brooklyn) have
done in their lives has been leading up to this summer's Passerby, their
second album overall and first available worldwide. Passerby is a gorgeously
crafted 10-track album full of beautiful, slow-burning melodies and
delicate harmonies, which drip out of their mouths like honey. The
attention to detail is unmistakable, and highlights like "Reverie On
Norfolk Street" and "Early Night" are as haunting as they are hummable.
Unadorned guitars and voices make up the bulk of the dreamy sound,
though the power of the added instrumentation can't be overstated, with
well-placed piano, percussion, double bass, sax, trumpet, trombone,
and more adding color to the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Band favorites
like Simon and Garfunkel and Gillian Welch (and, of course, Nick Drake)
can be felt throughout Passerby, while the poignant restraint aligns them
well with labelmates Low.
Co-produced by the band and Dessner, Passerby shows off all of Luluc's
best qualities, retaining the gentle beauty of the duo's debut while adding
textures built with a cadre of impressive players. It's the trophy celebrating
Luluc's airtight case that good things-no, make that great things-really
do come to those who wait. The wait is over. The world is ready to hear
Luluc quiet and clear.1. Small Window
2. Without a Face
4. Winter is Passing
5. Tangled Heart
7. Reverie on Norfolk Street
8. Early Night
9. Gold on the Leaves
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Music For A French Elevator and Other Oddities
Limited Edition Of 2,000 Copies
Features All 45 Rare B-Sides & Outtakes
While supplies last, we are offering this very special limited-edition vinyl-only double album, Music For A French Elevator And Other Oddities. Originally available
as a part of the hugely acclaimed, super-deluxe A Dot In Time. box set, Music For A French Elevator compiles all of the Books' non-album tracks into one fittingly surreal package befitting the group who essentially created their own genre (often reluctantly described as "collage-pop").
A total of 45 tracks are here, including standouts and longtime favorites "Classy Penguin," "8 Frame," and their sublime Nick Drake cover "Cello Song Feat. Jose Gonzales." Along with their commissioned pieces for the 1% art and sound installation in the Ministry of Culture in Paris, France, the collection includes the Books' unreleased film score for the feature-length Biosphere 2 documentary, a stellar collection of counterpoint electroacoustic explorations that emanate the kind of wry charm and wit that became a staple of the Books' music.
Packaged in an impeccably designed die-cut jacket with metallic inks, this collection proves that even the Books' non-album material is worthy of emphatic celebration and
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5. The Joy Of Nature
6. Meditation Outtakes
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Trip Trap Attack"Singer Kimmy Drake has the true voice of a girl-group leading lady, something like a
young, white Ronnie Spector raised on punk" ORLANDO WEEKLY
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FOR FANS OF: 60's, garage, pop, Cults, Dum Dum Girls, Black Lips, the Shangri-La's
Trip Trap Attack is the debut album from Hollywood, Florida based trio Beach Day. An
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Jacuzzi Boys, Dum Dum Girls and the Black Lips and you have a soundtrack for your
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The album was recorded in South Florida and mixed by Jim Diamond (the White Stripes, Dirtbombs).1. Walking on the Streets
3. Beach Day
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7. Little Weird
8. Come Back To Me
9. Wasting All My Time
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