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Into The Wild (Soundtrack)Release Date 10-14-10.
Includes 24-page full color booklet.
Taking a break from his day job fronting rock heavyweight Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder immerses himself into the big-screen story of a young man who gives all his money to charity and hitchhikes to a new life, and his eventual death, in the wilds of Alaska. Prompted by the film's creator, Sean Penn, to contribute to the musical score, the Seattle musician tackled the entire project, playing every instrument on the soundtrack's nine originals and two cover songs.1. Setting Forth
2. No Ceiling
3. Far Behind
5. Long Nights
7. Hard Sun
9. The Wolf
10. End of the Road
11. Guaranteed$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wild WorldAt first glance the striking artwork for Bastille's hugely anticipated second album, 'Wild World', may prompt a number of questions. Who are the two individuals balanced precariously above a cityscape? Why are they there? What will happen next? But Dan Smith's own interpretation of the image is one that runs through many of the songs on Wild World, "To me, the image isn't about what's just happened or what happens next," he begins. "It's not about how they got there or how they get down. It's about sharing a moment - two friends existing in that split second in that exact space, two people framed in the vast context of this huge mad metropolis that we've all built. They're there out of choice."
The London four-piece release their hugely anticipated second album, 'Wild World' in 2016. The album follows the band's global four million selling, multi-platinum debut, Bad Blood.
The announcement follows a fever pitch build spearheaded by infectious new single 'Good Grief', which received an incredible reaction across media and charted as last week's highest new entry as well as achieving the most week-one streams ever for an alternative single. The surreal video for the track clocked up over half a million views in just 48 hours and the band's recent triumphant Glastonbury set drew one of the largest crowds of the weekend and was hailed by the NME as "A masterclass in how to win Glastonbury."
Wild World retains the vivid, rich, filmic song-writing of its predecessor but pushes the band's distinctive sound in exciting new directions. Lyrically, too, it's a leap forward, "If our first album was about growing up and the anxieties surrounding it" Dan explains, "Our second is about trying to make sense of the world around you, both as you see it and as it's presented to you through the media. It's also about asking questions of the world and of the people in it. We wanted the album to be a bit disorientating - at times extroverted and introverted, light and dark."
Written by Dan Smith and co-produced with Bastille fifth member Mark Crew, Wild World was recorded in the same tiny, South London windowless basement studio where the band recorded its predecessor. It's a collection of fourteen songs (nineteen on the deluxe edition) that sees Bastille at their boldest and most daring. Anthemic yet thought-provoking tracks include the fiery, string-laden, 'The Currents', a poignant and timely song that was written about, "Specific public figures on both sides of the Atlantic, and how it can be hard to believe they can think certain thoughts, let alone say them out loud or get on a podium and broadcast them." As well as the bombastic 'Send Them Off!' which boasts the attitude of a classic hip hop song set against the lyrical narrative and insecurities that are part of Bastille's own DNA, whilst referencing both The Exorcist and Othello. The track exemplifies Dan's belief in shuffle culture and the end of rigid genre boundaries. There's also the pensive, stripped back Depeche Mode-esque sound bed for the band's beautiful album trailer, 'Two Evils' which was recorded in one take; As well as the irresistible and rousing 'Snakes' and the guitar heavy 'Blame', which Dan describes as, "Our first foray into big guitar riffs, in a fictional standoff between two gangsters."
But at the heart of it all, there's a sense of escapism that runs through Wild World and a fascination with the human condition and the relationships we all forge, fight over and sometimes forget. "The world can seem a fucked up place," Dan concludes. "But people - well, people can be amazing. The relationships you choose to have in your life are the main solace. They're the things that make life awesome."1. Good Grief
2. The Currents
3. An Act of Kindness
7. Two Evils
8. Send Them Off!
10. Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)
12. Fake It
14. Winter of Our Youth$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Into The Wild LifeA special message from LZZY HALE (OFFICIAL) about INTO THE WILD LIFE:
This album is not a departure, it is an invitation to all things Halestorm. We didn't stray from who we are, there's just a lot more of who we are. If you dare, start with the outer most layer of the onion, our first single Apocalyptic which is the medium between where we left off on The Strange Case Of.. and where Into The Wild Life begins.
Lyrically and musically, we explored everything that makes us tick. We set a standard for this record, and gave ourselves no choice other than to be unapologetically Halestorm in every way. In a time where everyone is freaked out about the state of music, rock n' roll, hit singles, sales....we decided to ignore all of that and make a true album.
My insider's advice: Close your eyes and listen to the album from start to finish. There are some surprises that await you inside that are well worth the journey. Enjoy!
Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary new force in modern hard rock. HALESTORM made a top 5 debut on SoundScan's Hard Music chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. The album subsequently sold more than 300,000 copies, and half a million cumulative tracks. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album earned extensive acclaim for its infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough-and-tumble grooves.1. Scream
2. I Am The Fire
3. Sick Individual
5. Dear Daughter
6. New Modern Love
8. Bad Girl's World
9. Gonna Get Mine
10. The Reckoning
12. What Sober Couldn't Say
13. I Like It Heavy$24.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-BAN-7113xTrampled By Turtles
Wild AnimalsWild Animals, the highly anticipated album from critically acclaimed Trampled by Turtles,
produced by the lead singer-songwriter of Low, Alan Sparhawk, and recorded in the legendary Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN (Nirvana, Andrew Bird, The Jayhawks).
Of the new music Dave Simonett (guitar, vocals) notes, "We all tried to come into this
thing extremely open-minded. How can we sound new to ourselves? I feel like the sound
has changed and is changing, especially from Palomino to now. A lot of our reputation
from even just a couple years ago was that we were this fast band, which we can do,
and we do that. But this record focused a little bit more on other aspects of our playing
together."1. Wild Animals
4. Are You Behind the Shining Star?
5. Silver Light
6. Come Back Home
9. Western World
10. Nobody Knows
11. Winners$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Wild FeathersThe Wild Feathers are a truly American band: their music takes elements of the best of rock, country, folk and blues music and reshapes it in a way that is both unique and modern.
Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns, Preston Wimberly and Ben Dumas grew up steeped in music; playing solo gigs, touring with local bands and working at venues. The guys came together in Austin in 2010 through coincidence, mutual friends, and a shared love of the classics: Petty, Dylan, Cash, The
Band, Allman Bros, Graham Parsons and Neil Young. The young band spent the next year writing and defining their sound before heading into the studio to record with producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Emmylou Harris).
Four equally talented songwriters have created a body with no weak points and four hearts, each as irreplaceable as the next. Their debut album The Wild Feathers...is full of powerful harmonies, country twang, breezy melodies and lots of guitar. - FILTER1. Backwoods Country
3. I Can Have You
4. Tall Boots
5. The Ceiling
6. Left My Woman
7. I'm Alive
8. Hard Wind
9. If You Don't Love Me
10. Hard Times
11. Got It Wrong
12. How$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Wild Man DanceMore than 50 years into an already legendary career, 2015 is shaping up to be a momentous year for Charles Lloyd. As reported today in The New York Times, the esteemed saxophonist and composer has signed with Blue Note Records and will release his first album for the iconic label in 30 years with the arrival of Wild Man Dance, a magnificent live recording of a remarkable long-form suite commissioned by the Jazztopad Festival in Wroclaw, Poland.$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-LIT-4572xNicki Bluhm And The Gramblers
Loved Wild LostNicki Bluhm and The Gramblers' much-anticipated sophomore album is titled Loved Wild Lost. The band teamed with producer Brian Deck (Iron & Wine, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter) on Loved Wild Lost and it's their first time working with an outside collaborator. The result is their most compelling collection of songs to date. The richly layered sound forms the ideal foundation for Bluhm's soaring vocals and increasingly powerful songcraft. Further color comes from San Francisco's Magik*Magik Orchestra (Death Cab for Cutie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Walkmen), whose complex arrangements serve to amplify the indelibly universal themes of Loved Wild Lost.
"Loved Wild Lost is a sincere and sophisticated collection of songs steeped in tradition, but of its own time," says Nicki Bluhm. "After three solid years of playing as a band across the country, we have had time to learn, reflect and grow. This album displays a departure into the deeper and more contemplative themes of people in transition and the struggle to retain the energy and optimism of youth as life becomes more complex."
"The longer something moves away from its inception point, the more it takes on a life and a narrative of its own," adds Nicki's husband and the band's musical director, Tim Bluhm. "In these songs, I think you can clearly hear that happening; idealism and optimism losing control to the forces of inertia and a life of constant traveling. Happiness becomes an intention and love becomes a long-term study of oneself and of one another."1. Only Always
2. Waiting on Love
4. Queen of the Rodeo
5. Mr. Saturday Night
6. Love Your Loved Ones
7. Heart Gets Tough
8. Simpler Times
9. Me and Slim
10. High Neck Lace
11. Heavy Hey Ya$18.99Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
Wild Horses Rock SteadyJohnny Hammond's 1972 soul-jazz beauty is another stunning example of great creativity at Creed Taylor's Kudu label through the mid-'70s. Arranged by Bob James, Hammond's trademark B-3 work is showcased here on six extended cover versions of tunes from the pop vernacular. The lineup includes guitarists George Benson, Eric Gale, and Melvin Sparks, saxophonists Grover Washington, Jr. and Pepper Adams, bassist Ron Carter (playing electric as well as double bass), and drummers Bernard Purdie and Billy Cobham! There are grooves galore in this wondrously mixed set, from the smoking guitar breaks in the read of Aretha Franklin's Rock Steady to the syncopated organ pyrotechnics in It's Impossible, with Washington playing his ass off around Hammond's organ breaks, and the beautiful horn arrangements by James in Peace Train. The funky-butt glimmer in I Don't Know How to Love Him could have been played by the Stax/Volt horns with a Funk Brothers rhythm section. James weaves a string section in harmonic counterpoint to Hammond's organ in the melody, creating a moving tapestry of textures against the backbeat. But nothing can prepare the listener for the closing cover of Jagger and Richard's Wild Horses, with a military snare beat providing an unlikely intro to an All Along the Watchtower-like progression that transforms itself seamlessly into a darkly minor reading of the original melody, with beautiful fills by Benson and Sparks. When the horns kick in during the refrain with plenty of fuzz guitar and bass over the top, the listener falls headlong into the magic of dirty groove and roll.
- Thom Jurek (All Music)1. Rock Steady
2. Who Is Sylvia?
3. Peace Train
4. I Don't Know How to Love Him
5. It's Impossible
6. Wild Horses$14.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
The Wild Style Breakbeats
13 Songs Total, Spread Out Over Seven Big Hole 45s(each With A Different Label Color)
Re-Edited And Re-EQed Extended Audio Versions Of Each Song, From Original Reels
Extensive Liner Notes In A 28-Page Book, Including Dozens Of Images - From "Wild Style" Director Charlie Ahearn, Among Other Sources - As Well As Interviews With Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Stein And Grandwizzard Theodore
The 14th Side (The B-side Of The Seventh 45) Features Unique Etchings With Different "Wild Style" Graphics
Unique "Kay-Dee Casebook" Packaging - All Seven 7-inches Fit Into A Book As Self-contained Pages
KAY-DEE RECORDS, the online store and label owned and operated by Kenny Dope, takes things to the next level with the debut of its "Book Series." Kenny's vision for Kay-Dee's first book was to create a premium set with a mix of well-known and never-before-seen "Wild Style" photos, in addition to liner notes detailing the stories behind the music of one of his favorite films.
The year was 1981 and young, New York City-based filmmaker Charlie Ahearn was working on what would become one of the most important artifacts in the history of hip-hop music and culture: "Wild Style." He was scraping by to fund his efforts, which were far from a surefire money-making enterprise. Hip-hop wasn't even called "hip-hop" at the time, and it was still viewed as a fad, by both nationwide music listeners and a majority of the press.
As Ahearn and his crew continued to film scenes from "Wild Style" (which starred graffiti writers Lee Quinones and Lady Pink, among many other hip-hop and "Downtown" luminaries of the day), they reached an interesting juncture: what music would DJs in the film use in the soon-to-be-legendary live performance scenes?
The director - making a visionary move more than a half-decade before any sampling or music clearance lawsuits would appear - decided that he wanted to control the music to be used in these scenes. They would create their own breakbeats, instead of using known cuts of the day; for instance, The Incredible Bongo Band's "Apache" or James Brown's "Funky Drummer."
While Ahearn headed off to film more scenes, he left these important musical production duties to an up-and-comer who, thanks in part to his crucial role as Phade in the film, would grow to be one of hip-hop's and graffiti's most important ambassadors of the 1980s: Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite.
Over the course of a week's time in the late summer of 1981, the Wild Style Breakbeats sessions were completed and mastered. None of the three principal musicians who played on the Breakbeats were ever in the studio at the same time. And the final number of white-label-only Breakbeats 12-inches was, according to Freddy, only 100, making them some of the rarest "Holy Grail" pieces of vinyl in music history.
The original Breakbeats vinyl was given to the DJs in the film - including GrandWizzard Theodore, Charlie Chase and Kevie Kev Rockwell - who used them in live performance scenes, most of which were completed in the spring of 1982. Interestingly, out of 13 Breakbeats given to DJs, only five were ever used in these performance scenes or on the film's much-revered soundtrack.
For this premium Wild Style Breakbeats set, renowned DJ, producer, and lifelong "Wild Style" fanatic Kenny Dope obtained the original reel-to-reel tapes from director Charlie Ahearn and went about re-EQing and extending the length of each Breakbeat [most were originally about one minute long]. Thanks to these efforts, all 13 Breakbeats are presented here with top-level audio quality that has never been heard before. Additionally, since only bootlegs of the Wild Style Breakbeats have ever existed, this is the first time they have ever been presented on their own, as an official full album release.
This stunning set with unique "Kay-Dee Casebook" packaging - officially licensed from Charlie Ahearn by Kenny Dope and Kay-Dee Records, and packaged by Get On Down - is a hip-hop junkie's dream. It presents a crucial rap artifact with the respect it has always deserved but, until now, has not been given. It is sure to sit on your shelf alongside other trophies from the music and culture that has touched the lives of so many over the past four decades.1. Down By Law
2. Subway Beat
3. Cuckoo Clocking
4. Crime Cut
5. Gang Busters
7. Military Cut
8. Busy Bees
9. B Boy Beat
10. Jungle Beat
11. Yawning Beat
12. Baby Beat
13. Razor Cut$69.997 Vinyl Single - 7 Singles Sealed Buy Now
AudioQuest Wild Wood Speaker Cable
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Full Range Termination with Banana (Silver) Plug*
Custom Lengths Available Upon Request
Twice the silver conductor content is what separates Wild Wood from Redwood. The increase of silver opens Wild Wood widely, increasing resolution, while at the same time continuing to remain relaxed and natural. The sense of ease and extension allows you to forget about your tasks at hand and drift off into musically-induced bliss.
SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+/PERFECT-SURFACE SILVER (PSC+/PSS) CONDUCTORS: Wild Wood uses a carefully finessed combination of Perfect-Surface Copper+ and extremely high-purity Perfect-Surface Silver conductors in a Self-Shielding Counter-Spiral HyperLitz. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, which is the greatest single source of distortion in an audio cable or an AC power cable. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor. The astonishingly smooth and pure Perfect-Surface eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers. Extremely high-purity PSS further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.
CARBON-BASED MULTI-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION and CROSS-TALK-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (INSULATION): The negative conductors in Wild Wood are insulated with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material damps radio-frequency garbage from being fed back into the amplifier. The sonic benefit is exactly the same reduction in "hash" and better dimensionality that comes whenever RF garbage is reduced in an audio circuit. Wild Wood uses Nitrogen-Injected Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on its positive conductors because air absorbs next to no energy, and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US Pat #s 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): All insulation slows down the signal on the conductor inside. When insulation is unbiased, it slows down parts of the signal differently, a big problem for very time-sensitive multi-octave audio. AudioQuest's DBS creates a strong, stable electrostatic field which saturates and polarizes (organizes) the molecules of the insulation. This minimizes both energy storage in the insulation and the multiple nonlinear time-delays that occur. Sound appears from a surprisingly black background with unexpected detail and dynamic contrast. The DBS battery packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.
DOUBLE COUNTER-SPIRAL GEOMETRY: Wild Wood and the other AQ "Tree Feature" cables have an inner circular array of positive conductors spiraling in one direction. Around this inner group are the negative conductors spiraling in the opposite direction. Even while the positive and negative conductors are crossing each other instead of being parallel, the relationship between the positive and negative groups is fixed and non-changing, adhering to one of AudioQuest's most basic design tenets: consistency. The result is an astonishing clarity, like focusing a camera lens you had no idea was so far out of focus.
SPREAD-SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGY (SST): Any single size or shape of conductor has a specific distortion profile. Even though radially symmetrical conductors (solid round or tubular) have the fewest discontinuities, any conductor of a particular size does have a sonic signature. SST uses a precise combination of different size conductors in order to significantly reduce the audibility of these character flaws. The different SST-determined conductor sizes used in Wild Wood allow an exceptionally clear, clean and dynamic sound.
*Different Terminations & Multi-Spade Plug Option Available Upon Request$7,400.00Prepared Speaker Cable (Pair) - Multiple Lengths Available Buy Now
Plowing Into The Field Of Love
Special Edition 3 Sided-Vinyl + Jacket
16-Page B&W Booklet
"Iceage has always been a stylish band, so the
accompanying video takes every opportunity to
drive their point home: while taking lurid pulls off
cigarettes and martinis, Ronnenfelt's searing stare
betrays the fact he knows damn well how much
he's playing against type."
-Pitchfork on "The Lord's Favorite" BEST NEW TRACK
Plowing into the Field of Love is the third album from
Copenhagen's ICEAGE. It is new, bold and forceful.
Channeling the rage and emotion of their
tempestuous early releases into finely honed
musicianship, Plowing Into The Field of Love
features piano, mandolin, viola and organ atop
Johan Suurballe-Wieth's razor-sharp guitars and the
lolloping, synchronized rhythm section of Jacob
Tvilling Pless and Dan Kjær Nielsen. The record has
a clear, uncompressed sound, and Elias Bender
Rønnenfelt's desperate vocals are out front, nakedly
accountable for the words.
At the other extreme, the album tends to a sort of
euphoria, especially in the unexpectedly upbeat
country number "The Lord's Favorite," and even
humor. Yet desperation and loss lurks behind. This
is an album about seeing, learning, and rejecting
things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The
reference points are wildly varied - on a recent
German radio show, the band played records by
Abner Jay, Rowland S. Howard, Brian Eno, and Coil -
but the sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage.1. On My Fingers
2. The Lord's Favorite
3. How Many
4. Glassy Eyed, Dormant And Veiled
6. Let It Vanish
7. Abundant Living
9. Cimmerian Shade
10. Against The Moon
12. Plowing Into The Field Of Love$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
To Where The Wild Things AreTheir sound is woozy, evocative and blatantly in thrall to the kaleidoscopic sounds of Broadcast, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Mazzy Star and 60's Sci-Fi soundtracks. It's beautifully listenable; A veritable tapestry of warm sounds to soothe and refresh. Their previous records have been popular but this could send them into the stratosphere1. Necessary Distortions
2. The Optic Nerve
4. California Owls
5. Time Travel
6. Follow The Light
7. Shadow And Shape
8. Hidden Reverse
10. Something Unkown You Need To Know$26.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Brooklyn Soundtrack & ScoreBrooklyn's composer wanted the score to nod to Ireland and conjure up emotions - but not too much.
Director John Crowley's film, stars Saoirse Ronan as Eilis, an Irish immigrant in 1950s New York who adjusts to life away from her family while falling for an outspoken plumber.
Brooklyn composer Michael Brook has had a busy and varied career, having written the scores for such films as Into the Wild (2007), The Fighter (2010), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) and the upcoming Elle Fanning-starrer About Ray.
- Ryan Gajewski (The Hollywood Reporter)LP 1 - Score
1. Opening Titles
2. Packing For the Voyage
4. Deck Discussion
5. Arriving In America
6. Eilis Starts Work
8. Letter From Home
9. Bookkeeping Class
10. Casadh and Tsugain - Frankie's Song
11. Tony Asks Eilis Out
12. Letter To Home
13. Things Are Looking Up
14. Rose Dies
17. Getting Married
18. Rose's Grave
19. The Pull of Home
20. Tony's Letter
21. Eilis Wavers
23. Goodbye Eilis
24. End Credits
LP 2 - Soundtrack
1. Be Cool aka Keep Cool
3. The Yellow Rose of Texas
4. What's It To You, Jack
5. The Stack of Barley
6. Castle Finn
8. Zing a Little Zong
9. Five, Ten, Fifteen Hours
10. A Garden In the Rain
11. My Wild Irish Rose
12. Casadh an Tsugain$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
DreamlandNatalie Bergman has had her picture taken on countless occasions -- hundreds of studio portraits and live shots and backstage festival snaps. But the simple, gorgeous black & white photo of Bergman on the cover of Wild Belle's Dreamland that she describes as just me and this sort of abyss That one was lensed by the person who best knows how to capture her essence on celluloid: Her older brother and bandmate, Elliot Bergman. Besides being Wild Belle's multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Elliot has an equally impressive flair for visual arts, from painting and sculpture to bronzemaking and photography. An avid collector of vintage cameras, Elliot brought along a recently acquired Polaroid Land Camera to a show Wild Belle played in Denver this summer: The duo grabbed a quick moment at their hotel to take the portraits of each other that grace the front and back of their new record. The pictures Elliot takes of me are always really beautiful and it's because he knows me better than anyone else on this Earth, says Natalie. Adds Elliot: I like that it's a photo of Natalie just being Natalie. And the stark contrast of her in the foreground with the dark background really fit with these collages she has been doing. Natalie is in the light but the shadows are pretty heavy and you can't really tell where she is or what's back there.
Recorded at studios in their native Chicago, Natalie's new home of Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto, Dreamland -- Wild Belle's bold, evolutionary new album -- derives from an era in the singer's life when she was struggling to get control of what she describes as the anger and deep sorrow that plagued her at the end of her most recent romantic relationship. For a woman whose music has always been inspired by her desire to translate her complicated feelings into immediately relatable songs, there was certainly plenty of grist for the mill. Dreamland tracks such as Losing You and It Was You (Baby Come Back) offer glimpses of the darkness that Natalie battled during the early months writing for the duo's sophomore full-length. But there are also genuine moments of lightness and ecstatic triumph, like Giving Up On You -- an irresistibly kinetic, punk number Wild Belle recorded with TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek producing.
I was very heated when we were making this record. My body, my heart and my soul were filled with a flame, which sounds very dramatic but it's the truth, says Natalie. I had a healing moment when I moved to LA earlier this year, because I was far away from my ex and I felt like I was getting rid of a lot of baggage. That was the redemptive, triumphant time for my lyrics. On 'Giving Up On You,' I sing: 'Now I smile so bright, you can see me from outer space, look at me shine. Baby it's about time, I was so miserable and now I feel so alive.' All the songs I wrote near the end of making the album have that sentiment: 'Now look at where I am, after all the turmoil that was inside of me, I'm here and I'm happy and I'm ready for whatever comes my way.'
The follow-up to 2013's Isles, Dreamland expands the band's ambitions in every way. It's deeper, it's more fun, it's more haunting, it's got more grooves, Elliot says. There's sorrow and pain but there's also hope and joy -- all those things can coexist in the songs because they coexist in life. He continues: Dreamland, that's not some kind of idealized notion of where we live and I hope people hear that as a question: What is the Dreamland What is our dream here The album doesn't get overtly political, but we're dealing with a lot of the things that are dark about what's happening now. 'Throw Down Your Guns' is about a relationship but is also kind of about the messed up situation that we're in right now. The chorus, 'Throw down your guns / In the name of love, I put my hands up,' to me can be heard in a number of ways, including as a prayer for peace or a cry out against violence.
Importantly, the album also shares its name with one of the first songs Natalie remembers Elliot introducing her to: Bunny Wailer's 1970 reggae classic, Dreamland. One year for Christmas, he gave her a compilation of female artists who recorded at Jamaica's legendary Studio One, and it included Della Humphrey's version of the song. Natalie listened to it over and over and over again. I was so in love with it, she says. From there, I started my exploration of rocksteady and ska and lovers rock and anything that had to do with Jamaican music from the Fifties onward.
The duo started writing music together several years ago, after Elliot took a sixteen year-old Natalie on tour to play percussion with his acclaimed Afrobeat ensemble, NOMO. I can present a song to Elliot and he has this foresight -- he can see things further than I see them, and he helps me realize things, she says. I'd been writing very simple melodic love songs since I was fifteen years old. I definitely have a pop sensibility in my style, and that's a great platform for Elliot to work from, because it's fun for him to have a cool little pop song and combine it with more eccentric sounds and make it into a weird, unique percussive jam. Sometimes he'll bring the jam to me and because we've got this routine together, we can write a song together wherever we are.
Work on the album began in early 2014, in Chicago. The song that opens Dreamland -- Mississippi River -- was also the first one to come together in the studio. It was sparked by a moment of musical serendipity: The record starts with this pulsing ARP drone, says Elliot, which is a very expensive esoteric nerdy synthesizer that's complicated to program. Natalie and I had this weird, symbiotic thing where I was playing three chords off the ARP and she started playing different three chords on this out-of-tune autoharp she brought over. They were both completely in the wrong key, and yet perfectly in tune with each other. That was like the new bar for the record. It was like, 'Yeah, we're going to put synthesizers and saxophone and kalimbas on these songs, and we're going to have lavish string arrangements if we want to. We were getting comfortable with all of the materials that we love, and being like, 'I love this, so let's do it.
They tracked several songs at home in Chicago last year, and then at the start of 2015, Natalie packed all of her belongings into the Wild Belle van and drove from Chicago to Venice, California. She rented a house where Elliot joined her a couple weeks later. When I had my place in Venice, Elliot would wake up earlier than I would and start making dope beats, says Natalie. One day he made this ridiculous song, 'The One That Got Away,' and the beat and underlying track were so exciting that it didn't take very long to write. Our friends came over and were jumping on the tabletops, dancing, getting naked because they loved the song so much.
Playing the new songs at Lollapalooza for the first time with an eight-piece band, says Elliot, I had a feeling onstage that I'd never had before with Wild Belle, where you're part of a sound that's much bigger than you could make on your own. It's this charged-up badass feeling. It's about a groove and rhythmic energy and force and momentum and making a big, dark, deep sound -- something that moves people and makes you want to dance and makes you want to shout. It's tapping into a deeper musicality that I've always been looking for.1. Mississippi River
2. Losing You
6. Giving Up On You
7. It Was You
8. Throw Down Your Guns
9. The One That Got Away
10. Our Love Will Survive
11. Rock & Roll Angel$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Before The Plane Of AnglesHailing from Oakland, CA is Wild Hunt, a metal band poised for the release of their debut full-length album, Before the Plane of Angles. This conceptual piece offers up a wide musical spectrum, intuitively blending a number of metal sub-genres with elusive, sonic textural overlays. Unconventional song structure and the 'continuous mix' format are an invitation to the album's epic journey of altered-states. The progressive sound the group creates with this work began to take shape during the latter part of the last decade.
Though established in 2004, Wild Hunt formed a decisive line-up in 2009, enlisting Greg Brace and Drew Cook on guitars, West Lenz on bass, and Harland Burkhart on drums and vocals. Brace, Cook, and Burkhart constitute three-fourths of Dimesland, another metal group, also from Oakland. Drawing on the influences of various art mediums and musical forms to the point where all become facets, Wild Hunt have developed a sound that is inherently their own. With a further goal to provide an emphasis on atmosphere, the palpable harmonic structure of their sound conjures a sense of place inside its defiant clarion call.
Within the album Before the Plane of Angles, melodic dual-guitar lines, blast beat drumming, and twisted, cathartic vocalizations lead the charge, galvanizing into vocal choral movements of harmonic breadth and intensity. Bringing innovation and integrity with this release, Wild Hunt have plenty more fuel in the tank to explore new realms far into the future. Deluxe 3-sided LP with etched vinyl side in gatefold sleeve.1. Eidetic Parallax
3. Window to the Nether
4. Unravel the Veil of Separation
5. Plane of Angles$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paul's Not HomeThe Pope of The Butthole Surfers and Silver Screen Legend, Gibby Haynes teams up with Jack White and Third Man Records and releases into the wilds three blasts of psychic energy in the punk rock idiom exploiting a range of subjects from, teenagers on fire, Equine love affairs, and Recession shotgun stories. Yes folks, it's the Gibby Haynes Blue Series 7'' Single on Third Man Records and it's being released on Valentines Day, 2013. For lovers.
The three-song single features two originals ''You Don't Have To Be Smart'' and ''Horse Named George,'' and a cover of Adrenalin OD's ''Paul's Not Home,'' a lost classic (cough cough... ahem) that originally appeared on the 1982 New York Thrash compilation alongside the first ever recorded material by Beastie Boys and some of the earliest known recordings by Bad Brains, Kraut and others.1. Paul's Not Home
2. You Don't Have To Be Smart
3. Horse Named George$6.99Vinyl LP 7 Single - Sealed Buy Now
YouthOn their first full-length, Wild Cub sound much more experienced than one would expect a band that has been together just under a year to, as the duo officially came together last November. But a quick peek at their collective resume quickly explains that away: Nashville music veteran Jeremy Bullock has worked with the likes of Madi Diaz and Pico vs. Island Trees, while Keegan DeWitt previously scored films in addition to his solo career. The album also sounds startlingly more hi-fi than a record put together in the makeshift studio in Bullock's home would suggest, but on Youth, that is what the pair does best-defy expectation.
In 13 songs, Wild Cub creates infectious, intricate electro-pop that blends '80s beats with electronics and synths worthy of the aughts. Some songs have a slight New Wave tinge around the edges, while others have infinitely catchy guitars lurking in the background that, for some reason, conjure slight U2 comparisons. Paired with the deep melancholy and soulfulness of DeWitts' voice, the album is full of small complexities that fill songs as they unwittingly slide into each other, creating a perfect soundtrack for driving late on summer nights.
The songs on Youth often feature bright guitars over more repetitive electronics, incorporating the slightest of world influences with simple riffs, adding a flavor rarely heard on such ostensible pop albums, with "Thunder Clatter" and "Jonti" falling into this vein. Youth is also diversified by a handful of songs that are carried by his deep soothing voice, with the simpler, rhythmic music almost fading from consciousness, as in "The Water" and "Straight No Turns."
- Katie King (Paste Magazine)1. Shapeless
3. Thunder Clatter
4. Straight No Turns
5. Wishing Well
6. The Water
8. Hidden in the Night
10. Wild Light
11. Summer Fires/Hidden Spells
13. Windows$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Keep It SafeIn late 2012, Wild Ones was on the verge of collapse. Guitarist Clayton Knapp had blown out an eardrum, the band's original drummer left the group and his replacement, Seve Sheldon, was in the hospital with a punctured lung, practicing songs on a drum pad with a tube sticking out of his chest. The band's members had funneled all of their money into a debut record, Keep It Safe, that had taken a year to write and nine months to record and mix. Fans and followers began to wonder if that record would ever see the light of day. It was make-or-break time.
Wild Ones made.
Instead of folding in the face of financial drama, injuries and personnel changes, Wild Ones took a deep breath and adjusted to its new surroundings. This band is used to adjusting. Since its formation in 2010, Wild Ones has insisted on operating as a DIY collective. The band recorded and mixed its debut as a group (with help from engineer David Pollock). Sometimes considering each members' opinion meant endless revisits and tweaks to the album's tracks. The process was time-consuming, but it was also worth it. "That was a reaction to the bands we had been in before," says lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan. "This band was born out of our desire to have a democratic, all-inclusive music-making process."
Going it alone-even the artwork on Keep It Safe was created by Wild Ones keyboardist Thomas Himes-comes with its fair share of challenges. Most of Wild Ones' debut was recorded in a two-story East Portland warehouse rehearsal space, where the band was surrounded on all sides by rock acts like Quasi and the Thermals. Wild Ones would get to their practice space around 8 am to record, often grabbing quick takes between thunderous drum solos from down the hall. "Somewhere on the record, if you listen close enough, you can probably hear the metal band next door," Himes says.
"When we went in that room in March, it was raining," says Knapp. "When we finished recording in October, it was raining."
Keep It Safe, the album that finally emerged after well over a year of gestation, is bigger than the sum of its meticulously gathered parts. Even now, the band's sound continues to evolve. Wild Ones' members come from vastly disparate musical backgrounds-guitarist Nick Vicario was a Portland punk icon long before he turned 18; bassist Max Stein is a classical composer-and all of their experiences inform pop music that is influenced by everything from german techno to American R&B. These are sounds that don't usually come packaged together, but in the able hands of Wild Ones, they seem like a perfectly natural fit.1. Golden Twin
2. Curse Over Me
4. 18 Mile Island
5. It's Real
8. From Nothing
9. Lion Heart
11. Keep It Safe$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Boy KingWild Beasts have announced their new album Boy King, their most direct and vital collection to date.
Where 2014's Present Tense album found Wild Beasts in reflective mood, absorbing a fascination with
online culture and electronic music, Boy King has them, as Tom Fleming puts it, "back to being pissed
off". The quartet's ever-present knack for sensual melody via Hayden Thorpe and Fleming's dueting
vocals, Ben Little's sinuous guitar groove and Chris Talbot's potent rhythm section carries in Boy King an
aggressive, snarling and priapic beast that delves into the darker side of masculinity and Thorpe's own
psyche. As Hayden himself says, "After five records there had to be an element of 'what the fuck?'".
A newfound creative friction between Thorpe and Fleming proved key to unleashing the unique pop
sensibility of Boy King - Fleming's more visceral experimentation unlocking new dimensions in Thorpe's
own writing. After spending a whole year finessing this new found impetus in East London, the band
emerged with a collection of songs ready to take to Dallas, TX and producer John Congleton (St.
Vincent, Swans, The War on Drugs). Both Thorpe and Fleming credit that trip to Dallas with teasing out
the raw power of Boy King.
The raw pop of Boy King's songs are the perfect foil to Thorpe's libidinous lyricism: "it became apparent
that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering
male," he says. "I'm letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought I'd tucked him away, but he came
screaming back like the Incredible Hulk." Here lies Boy King's greatest success. Between the slide of
prowling aggression and interior darkness, there are glorious, gorgeous moments. It's yet another
incomparable Wild Beasts record; a visceral, sensual and jolting body of work that acts as a remarkable
soundtrack to the early 21st century male malaise.1. Big Cat
2. Tough Guy
3. Alpha Female
4. Get My Bang
5. Celestial Creatures
7. He The Colossus
9. Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
10. Dreamliner$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WEA-2384xThe Wild Feathers
Lonely Is A LifetimeLonely Is A Lifetime is the follow-up to the band's 2013 self-titled debut, which hit No.1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.
Guitarist/vocalist Ricky Young says that the story of Lonely Is A Lifetime begins with the band's two years on the road. We progressed as a live band, he says. When we wrote our first record, we knew what we liked, but we didn't really know who we were yet. The more we toured and grew into ourselves, the more we started to naturally move towards what we are today - as individuals and musicians. After playing the same songs every night, you eventually start leaning towards other things. We wrote music that we wanted to play and that's what you'll hear on Lonely Is A Lifetime.1. Overnight
3. Goodbye Song
4. Don't Ask Me To Change
5. Lonely Is A Lifetime
6. Happy Again
7. Leave Your Light On
8. Help Me Out
9. On My Way
10. Into The Sun
11. Hallelujah$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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TERMINATIONS: Wildcat's gold-plated RCA plugs use a proprietary design that eliminates the distortion caused by the extra contact inside most plugs. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability. A combination of these major ingredients, and many more subtle details add up to explain how Wildcat can sound so clean, clear and dynamic.$89.00Tonearm Cable Buy Now
TenRanked 207/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Ten, the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam in 1991, is now being reissued in four new and expanded editions. The reissue of Ten serves as the launch of a planned two-year catalog re-release campaign leading up to the bands 20th anniversary in 2011.
This edition of Ten is packaged on two vinyl LPs and includes two versions of the album: the remastered version of the original album plus an accompanying remixed version done by the bands long-time producer, Brendan OBrien (Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Audioslave).
The band loved the original mix of Ten, but were also interested in what it would sound like if I were to deconstruct and remix it, says producer Brendan OBrien. The original Ten sound is what millions of people bought, dug and loved, so I was initially hesitant to mess around with that. After years of persistent nudging from the band, I was able to wrap my head around the idea of offering it as a companion piece to the original, giving a fresh take on it, a more direct sound.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, who served as the art director for the original Ten packaging, reprised his role for the reissues collaborating with designer, Andy Fischer, of Cameron Crowes Vinyl Films (Into the Wild soundtrack LP, Vanilla Sky soundtrack LP, Harold and Maude anniversary edition soundtrack LP). The goal was to assemble the ultimate fan-piece, explains Fischer. Something Pearl Jam lovers could pore over as they experience an indelible record all over again, in an entirely new way.
Pearl Jam originally released Ten on August 27, 1991. The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, sold over 12 million copies and became one of the cultural touchstones of the '90s. Songs such as Alive, Black, Even Flow and Jeremy became staples of rock radio, and still make frequent appearances on the bands ever-changing concert setlists. The album was produced by Rick Parasher. Pearl Jams 1991 lineup was Jeff Ament (bass), Stone Gossard (guitar), Dave Krusen (drums), Mike McCready (guitar) and Eddie Vedder (vocals).LP 1: Original Ten Tracklisting Remastered for Vinyl
2. Even Flow
4. Why Go
LP 2: Original Ten Tracklisting Remastered for Vinyl and Remixed by Brendan OBrien
2. Even Flow
4. Why Go
11. Release$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDD-ISU-5510xFour Year Strong
Rise Or Die Trying (Awaiting Repress)Worcester, Massachusetts. 8 pm. Those who have their hearts set on a Sunday night bingo game or knitting circle at the Quinsigamond Village Community Center will walk away sorely disappointed. Instead, nearly 600 kids spanning all ages and tastes have excitedly packed themselves into the tiny venue. The room is plunged into darkness and the wild shouting echoes in the air; this is the moment they've been waiting for. The first strains of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" filter through the speakers as Four Year Strong take their hometown stage, fully prepared to shred faces, blow minds, and take no prisoners.
Alan Day (Vocals/Guitar), Dan O'Conner (Vocals/Guitar), Joe Weiss (Bass), Josh Lyford (Synth), and Jake Massucco (Drums) are Four Year Strong. At first, this may not raise eyebrows or drop jaws, but it is only a matter of time. Bringing a unique blend of brutal breakdowns and soaring choruses, Four Year Strong have cut their teeth into the Worcester hardcore scene and thirst for more. Their music incites a riot like nothing seen before, leaving live crowds and CD listeners alike simultaneously blown away, and fired up.
Their influences range from Lifetime to Saves the Day, Gorilla Biscuits to New Found Glory. "We just play exactly what we want to hear," describes Dan, explaining their combination of hardcore and pop-punk. Sharing an average age of 20 years old and with a do-it-yourself determination, Four Year Strong do not pretend to be anyone but themselves. The band does not sugarcoat their image, avoiding the pretty-boy front that smothers the scene. Behind the numerous tattoos and grizzly beards, Four Year Strong are the kind of guys you would want to bring home to Mom and Dad. The band does not bother with egos or attitude, determined to connect with every fan on a personal level.
Their debut full-length, Rise or Die Trying, premieres on I Surrender Records. Already, the album has generated an excited buzz across the web, featured on websites like Absolutepunk.net and FriendsorEnemies.com to print magazines Rolling Stone and Alternative Press. The band has nearly 1 Million plays on Myspace with nothing more than a taste of what Rise or Die Trying will bring. Unrelenting spirit, gut-wrenchingly good music, and no flashy gimmicks, Four Year Strong are building themselves to the top with an indestructible foundation.
Four Year Strong combine equal parts melody and mayhem; however, their true talent lies in the ability to use these parts to create one exciting, infectious whole. "We wanted to put out a great record and not just a bunch of great songs." They fully embrace their album title, Rise or Die Trying, and Four Year Strong refuse to stop until they've taken the world by storm.
Brace yourself, let's start the takeover.1. The Takeover
2. Prepare To Be Digitally Manipulated
3. Abandon Ship Or Abandon All Hope
4. Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
5. Wrecked 'Em? Damn Near Killed 'EM
7. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Hell
8. Bada Bing! Wit' A Pipe!
9. Beatdown In The Key Of Happy
10. If He's Here, Who's Running Hell?
11. MANIAC (R.O.D.)$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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Mansion Songs (Discontinued) (On Sale)Redemption comes in a multitude of forms. For Ethan Miller, it has arrived amid catharsis and transformation. The Howlin Rain we thought we knew has evolved, on Miller's newest, Mansion Songs, into something strange and true and beautiful, a sound made of cigarette ash and swollen moons, salt air and the eggshell light that comes just before the dawn.
The result is an album that pines and yearns, lusts and wails. "Meet Me in the Wheat," "Big Red Moon" and "Wild Bush" push the album into high gear, up-tempo jammers that form the yang to the mellow yin of the album's deep feel ballads. Tracks like "Restless" and "Lucy Fairchild" ache like raw wounds or sway like lost, half-sunken ships. "New Age" is bright and clear-eyed and full of wary joy. "Coliseum" prowls, red-veined and hungry - claws out and teeth sharp.1. Big Red Moon
2. Meet Me In The Wheat
4. The New Age
5. Wild Bush
7. Lucy Fairchild
8. Ceiling Fan$16.99 $13.42 Save $3.57 (21%)Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now