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  • Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Soundtrack Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Soundtrack Quick View

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    Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Soundtrack


    2LP, 180 Gram


    60''x12'' & 36''x12'' poster


    12-Page Booklet


    Tri-Fold Reversible Jacket With Soft-Touch Finish


    The Hateful 8 is the eighth film by two-time Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino, and the first time he has made a film with a dedicated score. Who better to help create and coordinate his first dedicated score than the legendary film composer and Academy Award winner, Ennio Morricone? Tarantino has used Morricone pieces in each of his most recent six films, including Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds. The Hateful 8 marks the first time the two have collaborated throughout the production of the film to create a complete picture: bringing together the sounds, sights, and passionate grit to fabricate a truly well rounded piece of smart art.


    Morricone started writing music at the age of six and has been composing critically acclaimed film scores since the 1960's when his career was launched after composing the score to The Man with No Name trilogy starring Clint Eastwood. Morricone established himself as the master of spaghetti western scores and later on began working in all genres of film with directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Federico Felini, Roman Polanski, and Roland Joffe putting him on par with the major composers and establishing him as one of the all-time greats, composing soundtracks for over 400 film and TV projects. He has made his mark on film by blending jazz, folk, blues, funk, and classical music to make for brilliantly simple scores that set him apart from the rest. In Tarantino's tradition of not confining his soundtrack selections to space or time periods, the soundtrack also features songs from Roy Orbison, David Hess, and The White Stripes to round everything out. Hateful 8 is the most sweeping and narrative soundtrack Tarantino has released yet, and is sure to become a classic.


    LP Packaging:

    Two 180-gram vinyl LPs, Tri-fold reversible jacket, double LP, soft-touch finish with spot UV, includes a 60'' x 12'' poster, a 36'' x 12'' poster and a 12-page booklet insert with stills from the movie


    Manufacturer:
    United Record Pressing

    LP 1
    1. L' Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock (versione integrale) by Ennio Morricone
    2. Overture by Ennio Morricone
    3. ''Major Warren Meet Daisy Domergue'' by Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh
    4. Narratore Letterario by Ennio Morricone
    5. Apple Blossom by The White Stripes
    6. ''Frontier Justice'' by Tim Roth and Kurt Russell
    7. L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock #2 by Ennio Morricone
    8. Neve (versione integrale) by Ennio Morricone
    9. ''This Here Is Daisy Domergue'' by Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen
    10. Sei Cavalli by Ennio Morricone
    11. Raggi di Sole Sulla Montagna by Ennio Morricone
    12. ''Son of the Bloody Nigger Killer of Baton Rouge'' by Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, and Samuel L. Jackson


    LP 2
    1. Jim Jones at Botany Bay by Jennifer Jason Leigh featuring Kurt Russell
    2. Neve #2 by Ennio Morricone
    3. ''Uncle Charlie's Stew'' by Samuel L. Jackson, Demian Bichir, and Walton Goggins
    4. I Quattro Passeggeri by Ennio Morricone
    5. La Musica Prima del Massacro by Ennio Morricone
    6. L'Inferno Bianco (synth) by Ennio Morricone
    7. The Suggestive Oswaldo Mobray by Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, and Kurt Russell
    8. Now You're All Alone by David Hess
    9. Sangue e Neve by Ennio Morricone
    10. L'Inferno Bianco (ottoni) by Ennio Morricone
    11. Neve #3 by Ennio Morricone
    12. Daisy's Speech by Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Madsen
    13. La Lettera di Lincoln (strumentale) by Ennio Morricone
    14. La Lettera di Lincoln (con dialogo) by Ennio Morricone and Walton Goggins
    15. There Won't Be Many Coming Home by Roy Orbison
    16. La Puntura Della Morte by Ennio Morricone

    Various Artists
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Quick View

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    Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight


    2LP, 180 Gram


    36''x12'' poster


    Double Gatefold Jacket


    The Hateful 8 is the eighth film by two-time Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino, and the first time he has made a film with a dedicated score. Who better to help create and coordinate his first dedicated score than the legendary film composer and Academy Award winner, Ennio Morricone? Tarantino has used Morricone pieces in each of his most recent six films, including Django Unchained and Inglorious Basterds. The Hateful 8 marks the first time the two have collaborated throughout the production of the film to create a complete picture: bringing together the sounds, sights, and passionate grit to fabricate a truly well rounded piece of smart art.


    Morricone started writing music at the age of six and has been composing critically acclaimed film scores since the 1960's when his career was launched after composing the score to The Man with No Name trilogy starring Clint Eastwood. Morricone established himself as the master of spaghetti western scores and later on began working in all genres of film with directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, Federico Felini, Roman Polanski, and Roland Joffe putting him on par with the major composers and establishing him as one of the all-time greats, composing soundtracks for over 400 film and TV projects. He has made his mark on film by blending jazz, folk, blues, funk, and classical music to make for brilliantly simple scores that set him apart from the rest. In Tarantino's tradition of not confining his soundtrack selections to space or time periods, the soundtrack also features songs from Roy Orbison, David Hess, and The White Stripes to round everything out. Hateful 8 is the most sweeping and narrative soundtrack Tarantino has released yet, and is sure to become a classic.

    LP 1
    1. L' Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock (versione integrale) by Ennio Morricone
    2. Overture by Ennio Morricone
    3. ''Major Warren Meet Daisy Domergue'' by Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh
    4. Narratore Letterario by Ennio Morricone
    5. Apple Blossom by The White Stripes
    6. ''Frontier Justice'' by Tim Roth and Kurt Russell
    7. L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock #2 by Ennio Morricone
    8. Neve (versione integrale) by Ennio Morricone
    9. ''This Here Is Daisy Domergue'' by Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen
    10. Sei Cavalli by Ennio Morricone
    11. Raggi di Sole Sulla Montagna by Ennio Morricone
    12. ''Son of the Bloody Nigger Killer of Baton Rouge'' by Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, and Samuel L. Jackson


    LP 2
    1. Jim Jones at Botany Bay by Jennifer Jason Leigh featuring Kurt Russell
    2. Neve #2 by Ennio Morricone
    3. ''Uncle Charlie's Stew'' by Samuel L. Jackson, Demian Bichir, and Walton Goggins
    4. I Quattro Passeggeri by Ennio Morricone
    5. La Musica Prima del Massacro by Ennio Morricone
    6. L'Inferno Bianco (synth) by Ennio Morricone
    7. The Suggestive Oswaldo Mobray by Tim Roth, Walton Goggins, and Kurt Russell
    8. Now You're All Alone by David Hess
    9. Sangue e Neve by Ennio Morricone
    10. L'Inferno Bianco (ottoni) by Ennio Morricone
    11. Neve #3 by Ennio Morricone
    12. Daisy's Speech by Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Madsen
    13. La Lettera di Lincoln (strumentale) by Ennio Morricone
    14. La Lettera di Lincoln (con dialogo) by Ennio Morricone and Walton Goggins
    15. There Won't Be Many Coming Home by Roy Orbison
    16. La Puntura Della Morte by Ennio Morricone

    Various Artists
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Morricone 60 Morricone 60 Quick View

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    Morricone 60

    Morricone 60 is the first album of Ennio Morricone's greatest hits conducted, recorded and curated by Morricone himself - and aims to create a legacy for his fans to enjoy. It sees the celebrated Maestro performing some of his greatest film music from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to his recent Academy Award-winning score for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight (released earlier this year on Decca). The album marks Ennio Morricone's 60th anniversary as a composer and conductor and features brand new recordings with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with whom he's collaborated on major international movie scores.
    LP 1
    1. Once Upon A Time In The West - The Man With The Harmonica
    2. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - The Fortress
    3. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - Main Theme
    4. Once Upon A Time In The West - Jill's Theme
    5. A Fistful Of Dynamite - Main Theme
    6. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly - The Ecstasy Of Gold
    7. Chi Mai
    8. H2S - Main Theme
    9. Metti, Una Sera A Cena - Second Theme
    10. Croce D'Amore
    11. Once Upon a Time in America - Deborah's Theme


    LP 2
    1. The Mission - Gabriel's Oboe
    2. The Mission - Falls
    3. The Mission - On Earth As It Is In Heaven
    4. Cinema Paradiso - Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
    5. Cinema Paradiso - Love Theme
    6. Queimada - Abolisson
    7. The Hateful Eight - Stage Coach To Red Rock
    8. The Hateful Eight - Bestiality
    9. For A Few Dollars More - Main Theme
    10. Fistful Of Dollars - Titoli
    11. The Lady Caliph - La Califfa
    12. The Untouchables - Death Theme

    Ennio Morricone
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  • I Hate Music I Hate Music Quick View

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    I Hate Music

    I Hate Music is Majesty's dark twin. It's similarly aggressive, often moreso, and every bit as energetic. It reflects the joys of a life spent immersed in music (Me & You & Jackie Mittoo, Trees of Barcelona), but there's a dark
    undercurrent as well. That title isn't tongue-in-cheek, but it's really more a question than a statement: When you're 20, lazy co-workers and romantic missteps number among your biggest worries; two decades later, life's bigger questions knock
    louder and louder, demanding answers.
    1. Overflows
    2. Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
    3. Void
    4. Staying Home
    5. Low F
    6. Trees of Barcelona
    7. Breaking Down
    8. Out of the Sun
    9. Your Theme
    10. FOH
    11. What Can We Do
    Superchunk
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  • Endless Struggle/We Must Rebel/I Hate Myself/Bad Times Endless Struggle/We Must Rebel/I Hate Myself/Bad Times Quick View

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    Endless Struggle/We Must Rebel/I Hate Myself/Bad Times


    Gatefold Jacket With The Original Covers Faithfully Replicated


    The Offenders were formed in 1978 in Killeen, Texas relocated to Austin in 1980 and became known worldwide as one of the premiere hardcore bands from Texas. Alongside their peers: D.R.I., M.D.C. the Offenders completely ruled the 80s HC scene during the infamous Reagan-era.


    Southern Lord is honored to present a collection of all their recordings on vinyl.

    LP 1 (Endless Struggle)
    1. You Got a Right
    2. Face Down In The Dirt
    3. Victory
    4. On The Crooked Edge
    5. Impact
    6. Endless Struggle
    7. Coming Down
    8. Get Mad
    9. Inside The Middle
    10. Trials and Tribulations
    11. Do Or Die
    12. When Push Comes To Shove
    13. You Keep Me Hanging On


    LP 2 (We Must Rebel)
    1. Fight Back
    2. No Chance
    3. Like Father/Like Son
    4. Just For Fun
    5. We Must Rebel
    6. Never Cared
    7.. Direct Defiance
    8. Wanted By Authority
    9. New Militia
    10. Youth Riot
    11. I Hate Myself (7" version)
    12. Bad Times (7" version)
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    Offenders
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  • You, Whom I Have Always Hated You, Whom I Have Always Hated Quick View

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    You, Whom I Have Always Hated

    The Body and Thou are bands with Southern roots that have been pushing the boundaries of heavy metal for over a decade. Both have maintained relentless touring schedules, a dedication to DIY ethics and aesthetics, and a commitment to push their respective brands of extreme music into previously unexplored territories. You, Whom I Have Always Hated is a new collaborative release that showcases both bands' unique abilities to create music that is emotionally effecting and unrelenting.


    On You, Whom I Have Always Hated, each band's distinctive elements shine through and combine to create something more visceral than the sum of their parts. While the groups have different approaches to live performance and stylistic nuances, they share general creative ideas and have a history subsumed in themes of alienation, melancholy, and despair. They describe the new collaboration as "a twilight dungeon crawl exploring the winding, ruined halls of Mad King Duro's Castle, best friends at your side, enemies crushed beneath your heels, mysteries solved, and treasures found."


    In keeping with Thou's tradition of 90s worship and The Body's knack for ingenuity, the release includes versions of "Terrible Lie" by Nine inch Nails and "Coward" by Vic Chesnutt. The remainder was written collaboratively in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and then further refined on their 2014 tour together. The tour culminated in a performance at the Gilead Metal Fest in July. The Body and Thou plan to reunite in the latter half of 2015 for some more D&D and possibly even some touring.

    1. Her Strongholds Unvanquishable
    2. The Devils of Trust Steal the Souls of the Free
    3. Terrible Lie
    4. Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity
    5. He Returns to the Place of His Iniquity
    6. Lurking Fear
    The Body
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Under A Funeral Moon (Picture Disc) Under A Funeral Moon (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Under A Funeral Moon (Picture Disc)

    Marking 30 Years Of Peaceville Records & Darkthrone, 'Under A Funeral Moon' Is Presented On Special Limited Picture Disc Vinyl With Cut-Out Sleeve, Featuring Artwork From The Original Album

    Under A Funeral Moon, Darkthrone's third album was originally released by Peaceville in 1993.

    Marking 30 years of Peaceville Records & Darkthrone, Under A Funeral Moon is presented on special limited picture disc vinyl with cut-out sleeve, featuring artwork from the original album.

    Under A Funeral Moon is a bleak reflection of contemporary times; featuring harsh guitar riffage and hateful vocals all underpinned by Fenriz's rightly celebrated tight and complex drum patterns. Continuing with its highly impressive series of black and white covers, the band further nurtures its lo-fi approach with a sound that is powerfully focused and entirely unconcerned with modern-day aesthetics. Under A Funeral Moon is the album that many Darkthrone fans hail as the ultimate manifesto for Black Metal.

    1. Lifeless
    2. The Beast
    3. The Claws Of Time
    4. Across The Vacuum
    5. Ravishing Grimness
    6. To The Death (Under The King)
    Darkthrone
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  • The Church Within The Church Within Quick View

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    The Church Within

    The Church Within is the final album by The Obsessed. It was released in 1994. Produced in California by M.C. Snoob. The back reads No Love Stronger/No Pain Greater/No Hate Deeper/The Church Within. And they certainly went out with a bang by releasing this classic metal album, inspiring and paving the way for many of todays popular metal bands.
    LP1
    1. To Protect And To Serve
    2. Field Of Hours
    3. Streamlined
    4. Blind Lightning
    5. Neatz Brigade
    6. A World Apart


    LP2
    1. Skybone
    2. Streetside
    3. Climate Of Despair
    4. Mourning
    5. A Touch Of Everything
    6. Decimation
    7. Living Rain

    The Obsessed
    $35.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Greatest Hits Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Greatest Hits

    Remastered


    2010 double vinyl LP collection from one of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll artists of our generation, female or otherwise. Includes all her hits, re-recordings of three tracks ('You Drive Me Wild', 'School Days' and 'Love Is Pain') plus the previously unreleased 'I Want You'. Joan Jett has transcended genres and generations, becoming a respected Rock icon while doing it all her own way. From her days with The Runaways to her successful (and long-lasting) solo career, Joan personifies the Rock 'n' Roll dream. This two disc collection features 21 tracks including eight songs featured in the 2010 film The Runaways. Contains the hits 'I Love Rock 'n' Roll', 'Bad Reputation', 'I Hate Myself For Loving You', 'Cherry Bomb', 'Light Of Day', 'Fake Friends' and many more.

    1. Cherry Bomb
    2. You Drive Me Wild
    3. School Days
    4. Love Is Pain
    5. Bad Reputation
    6. You Don't Know What You've Got
    7. I Want You
    8. I Love Rock N' Roll
    9. (I'm Gonna) Run Away
    10. Crimson And Clover
    11. Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)
    12. The French Song
    13. Everyday People
    14. Fake Friends
    15. Light Of Day
    16. I Hate Myself For Loving You
    17. Backlash
    18. Activity Grrrl
    19. Love Is All Around
    20. Androgynous
    21. A.C.D.C.
    Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Groovehammer Groovehammer Quick View

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    Groovehammer

    Lauded as the most exciting band of 2014 via Front Magazine, UK's THE HELL have been raising eyebrows and
    wrecking havoc in the hardcore scene with the release of their critically acclaimed and despised debut album You're
    Listening to The Hell. Love them or hate them, THE HELL are here to stay as they've signed a worldwide deal with
    PROSTHETIC RECORDS to release their sophomore offering Groovehammer.


    Featuring "big riffs, memorable hooks and enough shout-along moments to guarantee pandemonium at any gig,"(Metal
    Hammer) Groovehammer was self-recorded, mixed and mastered at Titan Studios in Watford, UK and features thirteen
    venomous, in-your-face hardcore anthems. The band will proceed to decimate audiences at several of the year's top
    European festivals including Sonisphere, Copenhell & Hevy Fest!

    1. Take Me Out
    2. New Jacks, Old Jacks
    3. Groovehammer
    4. Everybody Dies
    5. Bangers & Mosh
    6. We Love Dicks
    7. Deal With It
    8. Check This Out
    9. Speed Shit Up 2
    10. We Handle Shit
    11. Battleship
    12. Snakes
    13. I'll Snap Your Fucking Head Clean Off
    The Hell
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Awaiting Repress) ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Awaiting Repress)

    Labeled as anti-musicians, named after a prayer to Mayan corn gods, and cause for press releases describing it as set upon by rednecks, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead vies for that piece of scarred, post-punk real estate somewhere between the Who and chucking a whirring blender full of bolts straight into a jet engine. With this self-titled debut, the band will probably horrify the realtors.


    From moments of diversionary electronic tweaks to ones of shambolic, guitar-thrashed screeches (and sometimes both), the album realizes the importance of not trying to be important. The sound of bashing out unconventional we hate something that we'll make sure to mumble punk rock without parroting any one musical thing is what -- if anything -- ties these eight songs together. And for good reason. Few bands can sound like such a rightful mess.


    The band has been lumped in with fellow rock unapologists Queens of the Stone Age and At the Drive-In, but this self-titled debut album is a caustic, fidgety yelp that almost belies its out-and-out intelligence. One of the band's news stories might have said it best: The band defended themselves with their instruments, which are now destroyed.


    - Dean Carlson (All Music Guide)

    1. Richter Scale Madness
    2. Novena Without Faith
    3. Fake Fake Eyes
    4. Half of What
    5. Gargoyle Waiting
    6. Prince With a Thousand Enemies
    7. Ounce of Prevention
    8. When We Begin to Steal...
    And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
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  • Pleasure To Kill Pleasure To Kill Quick View

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    Pleasure To Kill

    Remastered Versions By Andy Pearce And Overseen By Mille Petrozza


    Featuring New Art


    Packed With Rare Photos And Memorabilia And Notes By Mille And Malcolm Dome (Metal Hammer) Talking About The Creation Of The Albums


    Contains Kreator's Flag Of Hate EP


    Pleasure To Kill, the second studio album by Kreator, was released in November 1986 originally by Noise Records. The lyrical themes follow those found on their first album. Unleashed in 1986 and still considered the band's first classic album, Pleasure to Kill raised the bar with more diversity of tempos and greater attention to technical execution while losing nothing in terms of ferocity or speed. The band closed out the year with the Flag of Hate EP (named after a re-recorded version of their earliest hit) which is included on this version. Many death metal bands cite this album as an influence. Pleasure To Kill is widely considered a thrash classic. It is also considered a landmark album in the history of thrash metal along with Master of Puppets by Metallica, Reign In Blood by Slayer and Darkness Descends by Dark Angel, all released in 1986.


    Formed in Essen, Germany in 1982, Kreator is arguably the most influential and successful European thrash metal band ever, like many of their European speed metal brethren, Kreator fused Metallica's thrash innovations with Venom's proto-black metal imagery. Kreator has been referred to as one of the Big 4 of Teutonic thrash metal, and they are often credited with helping pioneer death metal and black metal by containing several elements of what was to become those genres. The band has achieved worldwide sales of over two million units for combined sales of all their albums, making them one of the best-selling German thrash metal bands of all time. Kreator's style has changed several times over the years, from a Venom-inspired speed metal sound, later moving into thrash metal, and including a period of transitioning from thrash to industrial metal and gothic metal throughout the 1990s. In the early 2000s, Kreator returned to their classic thrash sound, which has continued to the present.

    LP 1
    1. Intro (Choir Of The Damned)
    2. Ripping Corpse
    3. Death Is Your Saviour
    4. Pleasure To Kill
    5. Riot Of Violence
    6. The Pestilence
    7. Carrion
    8. Command Of The Blade
    9. Under The Guillotine


    LP 2
    1. Flag Of Hate
    2. Take Their Lives
    3. Awakening Of The Gods

    Kreator
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  • South America South America Quick View

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    South America

    Colored Vinyl!


    When it came to writing their sophomore album South America, Thieves And Villains decided to sculpt the album as if they were the only four people on earth to hear it. Looking for a new sense of direction, the band mentally escaped to a beautiful hiding place that they named South America. They found that this venture in their collective minds would allow them to be free, which in-turn, helped create music that excited them, and that they would ultimately fall in love with.


    However, the record was still being created under the same confines as many bands today; a spastic sinking ship of a country that has never been as stressed out, paranoid, or misled as it is right now, an America that is truly going "south." The result of this is the album title that came to represent the dichotomy of one location being the place you hate and love the most; the place you escape to, yet the place you despise.


    Thieves And Villains took the same indie-rock vibe as Vampire Weekend, combined it with the childlike sense of wonder found in an early Daneil Johnston song, and added the quirkiness implemented in the Pinkerton-era of Weezer. With the help of producer Tim Gilles, the band took an old approach and made it new again. In a world of over-produced and over-auto-tuned songs recorded take after take, they set out to bring music as a whole, back to its roots.


    "We recorded the entire album to analog tape on Mr. Gilles' vintage tape machines and used all our own gear and live tones. We didn't do takes of anything to death and approached every section with a real 'what you see is what you get' logic. What you're listening to is not the product of hours of tweaking, its the product of a few friends having fun and making music the old fashioned way." Colored vinyl pressing from Victory Records!


     

    1. 16 Hits

    2. Song for Dean Moriarty

    3. Virgina Woolf

    4. I Want A Friend Like You

    5. Drunk in Amsterdam

    6. Island Waterfall Blues

    7. Youth

    8. Central Park

    9. Some May Call it Rain

    10. The Ascetic Life is the Life for Me

    11. American Boy

    12. South America

    13. South Street Hymnal
    Thieves And Villains
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  • Death Certificate Death Certificate Quick View

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    Death Certificate

    If Ice Cube's debut was a shocking attack that proved the N.W.A legacy would be stronger divided, his sophomore effort was a new kind of superstar pulling off the miraculous, a follow-up that equals its classic predecessor and tops it in some people's books. With a million copies of Death Certificate preordered, Cube was no longer the rock critics' darling. A million people listening was dangerous, especially since he was now slithering his influence into the suburbs. If the black rage didn't get you, the misogyny of I'm gonna do my thing, with your daughter probably would. Here, one of rap's greatest storytellers is able to draw hatred in under a minute with the short and direct Black Korea, an angry protest song concerning Korean grocers that got him dubbed racist and Ice KKKube by some. The track is an extreme representation of how a much sharper and cutting this album is when compared with his debut, and even though the intro announces the full-length is divided into a Death Side and Life Side, both are equally bleak. With the CD format, the two sides are indistinguishable and run over the listener with fast tales of drug dealing, drive-by shootings, and women who go from Ms. Thing to Ms. Gonorrhea. This would be numbing if it weren't for the rapper's amazing lyrics, ground-shaking delivery, and insight like when A Bird in the Hand deals with the irony of selling crap to buy diapers (Gotta serve you food that might give you cancer/Cuz my son doesn't take no for answer). A bit of sweet relief comes with the brightness of the great single Steady Mobbin' and with the nostalgia and slow tempo of Doing Dumb Shit. True to the Game (Ain't that a bitch/They hate to see a young nigga rich) is arguably the quintessential Cube track and if all this weren't enough already, the N.W.A diss No Vaseline hangs off the album like a crowd-pleasing, Brick-sampling encore. Although next year's Predator would be a bigger hit, Death Certificate brings to a close the man's trilogy of perfect albums that began with N.W.A's Compton and explodes into a supernova right here.

    - David Jeffries (All Music)
    1. The Funeral

    2. The Wrong Nigga to Fuck Wit
    3. My Summer Vacation
    4. Steady Mobbin'
    5. Robin Lench
    6. Givin' Up the Nappy Dug Out
    7. Look Who's Burnin'
    8. A Bird in the Hand
    9. Man's Best Friend
    10. Alive on Arrival
    11. Death
    12. The Birth
    13. I Wanna Kill Sam
    14. Horny Lil' Devil
    15. Black Korea
    16. True to the Game
    17. Color Blind
    18. Doing Dumb Shit

    19. Us
    20. No Vaseline
    Ice Cube
    $35.99
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  • Come Clean Come Clean Quick View

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    Come Clean


    Limited First Pressing Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Clear Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    Includes 4 Page Insert With Song Lyrics And Credits


    Featuring The Hits Blurry, She Hates Me And Control


    First Time On Vinyl!


    Come Clean is the the highly succesfull major-label debut and second studio album by the American rock band Puddle of Mudd. Originally released in 2001, the album's music was responsible for breaking Puddle of Mudd into the mainstream music scene. The album reached the Billboard 200 Albums chart peaking at #9. It has sold over 5,000,000 copies and was certified 3 times platinum by the RIAA.


    The lead single Control was also the theme song for WWE's Survivor Series 2001, which was critically acclaimed. The second single off the album, Blurry turned out to be Puddle of Mudd's most successful single, reaching No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 8 in the UK Singles Chart, and also winning an ASCAP song of the year award. Drift & Die was also released as a single spending six weeks at the No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. The fourth single, She Hates Me reached the No. 1 spot on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and won the ASCAP award for most played rock song of the year.


    In support of the album the band embarked on a European and American tour as the opening act for Godsmack and Deftones, and were also a part of the Family Values 2001 tour, alongside Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots, and Staind.


    Available on vinyl for the very first time, Come Clean is pressed on clear vinyl, limited to 1.000 numbered copies!

    1. Control
    2. Drift & Die
    3. Out Of My Head
    4. Nobody Told Me
    5. Blurry
    6. She Hates Me
    7. Bring Me Down
    8. Never Change
    9. Basement
    10. Said
    11. Piss It All Away
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    Like a fluorescent-lit snack-aisle oasis in some desolate interstate road stop, brimming with Skittles and limited-edition Sno Balls, Tacocat's Easter-egg-hued pop-punk-pop is bubblegum-sticky with hooks, bound to brighten up the most drab stretch of bummer backroad.


    The band's four-person, seven-layer-burrito came together organically: Lelah Maupin (drums) and Eric Randall (guitar) met in their native Longview, WA-two hours south of Seattle, the very town that Green Day named their breakout debut single after. Lelah's family room was wallpapered with framed Magic Eye posters, hence Stereogram, the cross-eyed love letter to that bizarre '90s optical fad. She met lanky Eric while both worked at Safeway, wearing the chain's distinctive navy aprons before breaking north to Seattle. Eric's band The Trashies practiced and played in the basement of the 24/7 House in the Central District, where Long Beach, CA native Bree McKenna (bass) was living, amongst the dust, boxes, and spiders. Lelah met Butte, MT native Emily Nokes (voice, tambourine) in one excruciatingly early/boring graphic design class, slipping her a doodled-upon note; she soon noticed Emily's big voice while she sang along with R. Kelly on the radio. Emily and Bree hit it off one sloshy night at the Comet. Eric impressed Emily with his reenactments of scenes from Anaconda. Sometime around 2007, via countless raucous house party shows, the legend of Tacocat was born.


    The foursome would quickly make a name for themselves with their simply energizing power pop, drawing on classic Northwest energy with an uncommonly upbeat, surfy swag that could only come from gray skies and hydroponic sunshine. Their sly and unabashed '90s revivalism has, in the past, found the band pondering Evan Dando and Waterworld-and Bree herself explains finding about riot grrrl via Napster and Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You. They've described themselves variously as Feminist sci-fi and Equal parts Kurt and Courtney; oh well, whatever NVM.


    NVM-Tacocat's second full-length album and first for Hardly Art, opens up like some mystery shoebox, wistful, instantly nostalgic: snapshots of mortifying exes (You Never Came Back) and sketchy party situations (Party Trap), maybe a postcard with an alien smoking a joint. Cigarette cellophane-wrapped weed nugs, pain pill crumbs and wrapped tampons (all the girls are surfing the wave, surfing the crimson wave today"), all serve as a roadmap through Tacocat's bong-ripped reminiscences, scenarios all-too familiar and hilariously improbable. There's the notoriously inconsistent #8 Metro line (F.U. #8) and the accountability-allergic, black-clad brick-heavers of This Is Anarchy. The protagonist of Psychedelic Quinceañera-based on Bree-just wants to dance with rainbows, mind-expansion style, instead of having to wear a frilly dress in front of her whole family. Emily daydreams of a Bridge to Hawaii, where even the destitute could walk their asses to paradise-before being snapped out of it by cat-calls from construction workers, business dads, and drunk hobos (Hey Girl); sweaty jerks telling her that she should smile!


    NVM all that, though: you should, and will, smile-either a wry little corner-lifter or a big ear-to-ear equator-and shake what's yours, when you hear the whippet-smart latest album from the world's favorite palindromic band. Text a friend.


    --Larry Mizell

    1. You Never Came Back
    2. Bridge to Hawaii
    3. Crimson Wave
    4. Stereogram
    5. Pocket Full of Primrose
    6. Psychedelic Quinceañera
    7. Time Pirate
    8. This is Anarchy
    9. Hey Girl
    10. Party Trap
    11. F.U. #8
    12. Alien Girl
    13. Snow Day
    Tacocat
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    Meetle Mice

    The music contained on these albums I wrote while in college (and a few while in high school) when I was just discovering computer music. I wrote them for fun, never planning on doing anything with them at the time or expecting them to be heard outside of my circle of friends. When I was asked to play a show on campus I thought it might be a good idea to burn some CD-Rs and try to sell them at the show.


    Going through my files, I found the pieces that I liked the most, grouped them into two different collections and gave them the most appropriate/absurd titles I could think of. Many of the song titles are absurd or toy with the idea of what is offensive and what is not, many of them created as a commentary on the super politically correct atmosphere that was Purchase College in the early 2000s.


    The organization of the songs was somewhat thought out but mostly chaotic: make sure the granular synth pieces are far from each other; keep the songs with beats spread out; sound collages placed amongst sine wave drone pieces. They were more like compilations of my experiments than albums of compositions.


    I made only 8 CD-R copies of each in photocopied sleeves with contact paper on the discs. I sold all but 1 of each for $7 or two for $10. Explosions were going off in my head, dollar signs appearing in my eyes. Making $70 from selling CD-Rs was blowing my mind. I started selling them at every show, even though the music contained on them didnt represent what I ever performed live, since the music on Meetle Mice and Silly Hat was never meant to be performed live (except for the acoustic ensemble pieces).


    The CD-Rs and artwork are riddled with mistakes. Theres digital clipping on many of the tracks; Silly Hat vs. Egale Hat was meant to be Silly Hat vs. Eagle Hat; copy write should have been copyright, etc., but I thought the typos were funny and kept it with each batch of the CD-Rs. Since I was only selling them on campus or a few shows in NYC it didnt really matter. I hated stuff that took itself too seriously so keeping my spelling mistakes glaring was important to me. And considering the music was made in a vacuum with no intention of it ever seeing the light of day, it made sense to keep all the errors in their original state (true of this reissue as well (the artwork was scanned from the original run of 8)).


    I was a very different musician back then trying to figure out how to interact with sound, what could be done with it, where it could go, learning music software for the first time, and discovering many more genres of experimental music than what I was exposed to in my youth on Long Island. It was an exciting time! Since then my aesthetic has shifted, my absurdist mindset subdued and Ive been exposed to a global audience. At times I feel like these albums are skeletons in my musical closet, knowing how easily parts of them could be taken out of context by a media that loves to take things out of context. But these records were made without knowledge of that media world. Theres an innocent ignorance to them that none of my other records will ever be able to have, an ignorance lost to experience.


    These albums are like seeds. They sound, look and feel very different from the fruit that theyve grown but they are still of the same tree. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed making them. - Dan Deacon

    1. BJI Aii Hmhp #14
    2. Never Do That (Mars)
    3. Biggle Hat Was Ice Cream Time (Card Shark Nose Nose)
    4. 30 (from 21 through 35)
    5. Electronics With Clarinet and Bari Sax
    6. Song For Dina
    7. My own face is F word
    8. Drinking Out of Cups
    9. sdahgsfdgh3frgha3wffhjdvbjs4uh
    10. The Adventures of Mr Bumbershine
    11. Thats A Nice Shirt (Dad)
    12. Aerosmith Permanent Vacation 24162-2
    13. Plums
    14. Im So Gay with The Boner
    15. Aw Ah Ah Ah (Party Cakes)
    16. My Weasle Is Married Worm Married
    17. I Have AIDS
    18. 005 September 22 BE
    Dan Deacon
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    Silly Hat Vs. Egale Hat

    The music contained on these albums I wrote while in college (and a few while in high school) when I was just discovering computer music. I wrote them for fun, never planning on doing anything with them at the time or expecting them to be heard outside of my circle of friends. When I was asked to play a show on campus I thought it might be a good idea to burn some CD-Rs and try to sell them at the show.


    Going through my files, I found the pieces that I liked the most, grouped them into two different collections and gave them the most appropriate/absurd titles I could think of. Many of the song titles are absurd or toy with the idea of what is offensive and what is not, many of them created as a commentary on the super politically correct atmosphere that was Purchase College in the early 2000s.


    The organization of the songs was somewhat thought out but mostly chaotic: make sure the granular synth pieces are far from each other; keep the songs with beats spread out; sound collages placed amongst sine wave drone pieces. They were more like compilations of my experiments than albums of compositions.


    I made only 8 CD-R copies of each in photocopied sleeves with contact paper on the discs. I sold all but 1 of each for $7 or two for $10. Explosions were going off in my head, dollar signs appearing in my eyes. Making $70 from selling CD-Rs was blowing my mind. I started selling them at every show, even though the music contained on them didnt represent what I ever performed live, since the music on Meetle Mice and Silly Hat was never meant to be performed live (except for the acoustic ensemble pieces).


    The CD-Rs and artwork are riddled with mistakes. Theres digital clipping on many of the tracks; Silly Hat vs. Egale Hat was meant to be Silly Hat vs. Eagle Hat; copy write should have been copyright, etc., but I thought the typos were funny and kept it with each batch of the CD-Rs. Since I was only selling them on campus or a few shows in NYC it didnt really matter. I hated stuff that took itself too seriously so keeping my spelling mistakes glaring was important to me. And considering the music was made in a vacuum with no intention of it ever seeing the light of day, it made sense to keep all the errors in their original state (true of this reissue as well (the artwork was scanned from the original run of 8)).


    I was a very different musician back then trying to figure out how to interact with sound, what could be done with it, where it could go, learning music software for the first time, and discovering many more genres of experimental music than what I was exposed to in my youth on Long Island. It was an exciting time! Since then my aesthetic has shifted, my absurdist mindset subdued and Ive been exposed to a global audience. At times I feel like these albums are skeletons in my musical closet, knowing how easily parts of them could be taken out of context by a media that loves to take things out of context. But these records were made without knowledge of that media world. Theres an innocent ignorance to them that none of my other records will ever be able to have, an ignorance lost to experience.


    These albums are like seeds. They sound, look and feel very different from the fruit that theyve grown but they are still of the same tree. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I enjoyed making them. - Dan Deacon

    1. My Name Is Robert
    2. ksjfhgljkhertykjlehgskjhkjvhda
    3. Sound Events (Live)
    4. Shit Slowly Applied On Cock Parts
    5. The House I Was Isn't My Girlfriends Porshe
    6. Missy Modle x 1000
    7. Spring
    8. I Will Always Have Juice Today
    9. Glass and Metal
    10. It's Not As It's Going Downtown
    11. Junior High Band With Trucks and Dogs
    12. 4400440044040 with Dufus and The Beatles
    Dan Deacon
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    Infinite Worlds

    Within the songs of Laetitia Tamko there are infinite worlds: emotional spaces that grow wider with time, songs within songs that reveal themselves on each listen. Tamko is a multi-instrumentalist and a producer, recording since 2014 as Vagabon. On her forthcoming debut, Infinite Worlds, she hones her singular voice and vision with an unprecedented clarity.


    "I feel so small / my feet can barely touch the floor / on the bus where everybody is tall," she sings softly and with caution, as she begin the album with "The Embers." Driving punk drums pry her song open, exploding it into an anthem that pushes back at entitled people who make others feel tiny. "I'm just a small fish / and you're a shark that hates everything," she sings, repeating that line and over and over with strength and power. "I've been hiding in the smallest space / I am dying to go / this is not my home," Tamko starts carefully on "Fear & Force," before her finger-picked guitar playing gives way to slow-building synth claps and ethereal harmonies. "Mal a L'aise" is one of the album's focal points, a five-minute meditation of ambient dream pop, featuring Tamko's usage of samples; some are samples from a Steve Sobs song on which Tamko was featured, enticing the one writing collaboration of the album. "Mal a L'aise" means "discomfort" in French, Tamko's first language, and throughout the song she works through different meanings of that word: social, cultural, physical.


    Infinite Worlds builds upon Tamko's stripped-down demos that have been circulating online and throughout the independent music community for the past two years. Her Persian Garden cassette, released in 2014 via Miscreant Records, was a lo-fi collection where she embraced a first-thought best-thought approach, making songs that began with just her voice and guitar. But here, Tamko is a main performer of synths, keyboard, guitars, and drums, at times enlisting the work of session studio musicians. This had Tamko channeling the thoughtfulness of her lyricism into her arrangement and production as well. The result is a wide-ranging eight-song collection that's pleasantly unclassifiable: hypnotic electronic collages, acoustic ballads, and bursts of bright punk sit side-by-side cohesively, all tied together by Tamko's soaring voice.


    "I write a lot about places, archiving my memories in spaces that I used to be in, spaces I am currently in, or spaces I will eventually be in" she says. "Archiving different moments that I've been thinking about, have gone through. It's not always autobiographical though. It could be about different situations I've seen people I love in. Or people I don't know in. I think that comes a lot from being in different environments. Like growing up in Cameroon. There, we are happy with very little. Then moving here and seeing how the culture differs from where I'm from."


    Tamko's songs are embedded with her own story and personal history: growing up in Cameroon, her family's move to New York and adjusting to culture shock. Her family left Cameroon just in time for her to begin high school in the states. She grew up around music and loved it, but finishing engineering school was a priority before music could start to feel like a real possibility. "When I was in Cameroon, my mom would have these 'reunions' which was just her friends coming over on Sundays," she says. "There was a lot of music around me. Traditional West-African songs sung as group chants, hand drums and percussive instruments being played, etc." To date, Tamko mostly listens to East and West African music nostalgic of her childhood, styles of music that influence her own in subtle ways.


    Infinite Worlds was recorded at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, NY with engineer and co-producer Chris Daly. Tamko and Daly worked closely and tirelessly in his upstate NY studio through the winter into the spring of 2016. The album's title references a book of poetry by Dana Ward called The Crisis of Infinite Worlds, a book Tamko found particularly inspiring during her recording process, but also very challenging to read: "I had to think critically while reading Dana Ward, it was exciting to be challenged in that way. While I was writing the album, it was a lot of me thinking critically about how to actualize my ideas, and the challenge of reaching proficiency in new instruments. It sort of mirrored my experience reading Dana Ward's book. I found myself combing his writing over and over and over until I grabbed something from it."


    And as she sat with her songs, she found more and more. "A lot of it is about finding a space for myself, whether it is physical, emotional, social" Tamko says. "It's about finding that place where I feel most comfortable. And also finding that the confidence within myself can continue to grow. And finding what it takes for me to feel whole through making music."

    1. The Embers
    2. Fear & Force
    3. Minneapolis
    4. Mal à L'aise
    5. 100 Years
    6. Cleaning House
    7. Cold Apartment
    8. Alive and A Well
    Vagabon
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    This Is Where It Ends

    Formed with the intent of not being labeled with the restricting monikers of death metal, hardcore or metalcore, All Shall Perish blasted onto the Bay Area scene in 02, playing every kind of show imaginable. Nuclear Blast soon released Hate.Malice.Revenge., which brought them on tour with the likes of As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through, Brujeria, Dying Fetus and more. Since then, ASP have been redefining the death and grind genres with vibrant ideas and unrelenting delivery and reaching new heights with 2008s Awaken The Dreamers, the bands first release to make the Billboard Top 200 charts.


    This Is Where It Ends conveys more of the raw energy, groove and technicality that put them on the map. Add even stronger hooks and melodies than before and you have All Shall Perishs best work to date. This Is Where It Ends is a truly an experience for the senses. Without a doubt, the future of metal has arrived and if you arent paying attention, you might get left by the wayside with your car on bricks.

    1. Divine Illusion
    2. There is Nothing Left
    3. Procession of Ashes
    4. A Pure Evil
    5. Embrace the Curse
    6. Spineless
    7. The Past Will Haunt Us Both
    8. Royalty into Exile
    9. My Retaliation
    10. Rebirth
    11. The Death Plague
    12. In This Life of Pain
    All Shall Perish
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    Crooked Teeth

    Papa Roach has never taken the easy way out and they aren't going to start now. Over the past two decades the group have established themselves as true trendsetters in heavy music: They've been nominated for two Grammys, toured the globe with everyone from Eminem to Marilyn Manson and crafted the nÜ metal anthem "Last Resort," which is still in heavy rotation on rock radio seventeen years after its release. However, the group's tenth full-length Crooked Teeth sees the band returning to their humble-and hungry-roots. The album was recorded in a cramped West Hollywood studio with up-and-coming producers Nicholas "RAS" Furlong and Colin Brittain, who grew up listening to Papa Roach and inspired them to revisit some of the traits that personally endeared the band to them, most notably frontman Jacoby Shaddix's remarkable rapping technique.


    "We've always kind of considered ourselves to be the bastard cousins of everything we've every been involved with so we wanted to be true to that and switch things up this time around," Shaddix says. "The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that [2000's] Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire." The connection between the artists and producers was immediate and the first song Papa Roach-which also features guitarist Jerry Horton, bassist Tobin Esperance, and drummer Tony Palermo-came up with for Crooked Teeth was "My Medication," an instantly catchy banger that sees Shaddix spitting verses in between massive choruses and ambient accents. "I really felt like we had a personal connection and the music was just there waiting to be written and once we nailed that song things really clicked and we knew exactly what we had to do" Furlong explains. "We really followed our instincts and tried something unproven with this record and because of that we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach." It was in this studio that "old school" Papa Roach ways, morphed to create this "new school" Papa Roach sound.


    From the instantly infectious nature of the title track to the atmospheric sheen of the ballad "Periscope" (which features Skylar Grey) and the hip-hop rock mashup "Sunrise Trailer Park" (which features an impassioned verse from Machine Gun Kelly). Crooked Teeth displays the various sides of Papa Roach and illustrates why they've managed to remain relevant while musical trends ebb and flow. "We didn't go into this album with the intention of trying to write radio singles," Horton explains. "The collection of songs was really about bookending everything that we've done prior to this album and reintroducing Papa Roach to people who didn't realize the depth that we have," says Palermo. "The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process," adds Furlong. "We just wanted to flip everything on its head and see what would happen and it turned out more amazing than any of us could have expected."


    "The people who have wanted to hear me rap for years are gonna love some of the viscousness on this record," Shaddix explains adding that while he had his own initial reservations about some of the album's more unorthodox moments - such as the 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown on the album title track, "Crooked Teeth" - ultimately those adventurous decisions are what make the album such a refreshing change of pace in a rock climate that's grown increasingly sterile. "I'd like to personally thank all of the guys in the band for making this happen because all it takes is one person to give you a shot and this was definitely mine," Furlong adds. "I want to be one of the best producers in modern day music so I wanted to work as hard for these guys as they would for themselves because as a producer it was my job to push them to get the kind of quality work everyone has been expecting."


    Just as Papa Roach felt like they still had something to prove with this record, so did the production team who attempted to bring in elements of music from different genres and parts of the world while still staying true to Papa Roach's sound. "One of the big elements in my production is finding those pockets of rhythm that people associate more with rap or reggae," Furlong explains, a fact that came in especially handy when Shaddix was fine-tuning his freestyle skills. "I know rap rhythms because I grew up listening to hip-hop, so I was able to make sure that the delivery was on point and the beat was in the pocket so it didn't suffer from a lot of the stylistic pitfalls that can happen when you merge rock and rap."


    Crooked Teeth also sees Shaddix pulling no punches lyrically, as evidenced on intensely personal tracks like "Born For Greatness," produced by Jason Evigan (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Kehlani, Madonna), which sees Shaddix getting sentimental about his three children, or "American Dream" where the lifelong pacifist begs the listener to ask, "have you ever thought war was a sickness?" "My father is a Vietnam veteran and a lot of those soldiers came back to a country where people weren't accepting them back into society or aware of the effects that war has on your psyche," Shaddix says of the song." "Post-traumatic stress disorder and the disintegration of the American family are things I've dealt with personally and I knew other people could relate to. I think that's what makes this record bold. Nothing was off limits when it came to what was on my mind."


    Never one to shy away from difficult topics, Papa Roach dug deep with Crooked Teeth and refused to censor themselves when it came to their opinion of the current political landscape and organized religion. For example, on "None Of The Above," every ounce of musical intensity on the album is mirrored by Shaddix's words whether he's screaming, singing or rhyming. "It took me a long time, but eventually I realized that in life we're all human and we all make mistakes whether you're the president or the preacher, you know?" Shaddix explains when asked about the latter song. "It's an example of how I can get lost in a storyline and explore so many different issues in one track and that's what I love about this record. Just the spark of an idea would instantly ignite and the next thing we knew we had another song that we all loved."


    In many ways making Crooked Teeth reminded Shaddix of the band's early days, well before they sold millions of albums and became a household name. "When we were in the rehearsal space I wasn't thinking about who I needed to impress, I was thinking about how much I love making music with the guys in this band," Shaddix admits. "It feels honest and it feels pure," adds Esperance. Fittingly, throughout the process, Shaddix gained inspiration from bands like Led Zeppelin and Faith No More, acts who constantly redefined themselves and were never content to rest on the merits of a hit single." This band encompasses some of my greatest victories, but it's also brought out some of my darkest character flaws," Shaddix summarizes, "so I have kind of a love-hate relationship with this music, but I can't stop because I've got too much of my life invested in it at this point. We are a purpose-driven band and I've got a responsibility to myself and our fans to continue to create."

    1. Break The Fall
    2. Crooked Teeth
    3. My Medication
    4. Born For Greatness
    5. American Dreams
    6. Periscope
    7. Help
    8. Sunrise Trailer Park
    9. Traumatic
    10. None Of The Above
    Papa Roach
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