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  • Near To The Wild Heart Of Life Near To The Wild Heart Of Life Quick View

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    Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

    JAPANDROIDS is a two-piece band from Vancouver, BC., which began in 2006 and consists of Brian King and David Prowse. JAPANDROIDS are one guitar, one set of drums, and two vocalizers. JAPANDROIDS are maximal in their delivery; a two- piece band sounding like a five-piece band.


    With the release of their second album, Celebration Rock in 2012 the band embarked on what seemed like an endless world tour, performing over 200 shows in over 40 countries, and played their final show in support of Celebration Rock in Buenos Aires, Argentina in November 2013. They would not perform live again for three years.


    Their third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (Fall of 2015), with one song, "True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will," recorded at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The title, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, comes from a passage in the novel A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce: "He was alone. He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life."


    Like their prior albums Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album is 8 songs. This is because 8 songs is the standard template for a great rock n roll album. Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album was sequenced specifically for the LP. On Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, side A (songs 1-4) and side B (songs 5-7) each follow their own loose narrative. Taken together as one, they form an even looser narrative, with the final song on side B (song 8) acting as an epilogue.


    If Celebration Rock was the culmination of something, then Near To The Wild Heart Of Life can be considered the beginning of something else.

    1. Near To The Wild Heart Of Life
    2. North East South West
    3. True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will
    4. I'm Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner)
    5. Arc Of Bar
    6. Midnight To Morning
    7. No Known Drink Or Drug
    8. In A Body Like A Grave
    Japandroids
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  • Celebration Rock Celebration Rock Quick View

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    Celebration Rock

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    This is the long-awaited, follow up to 2009's Post-Nothing. The raw energy captured on Celebration Rock is well balanced with a much bigger sound and showcases the band's growth as songwriters. Songs like Evil's Sway and The House That Heaven Built prove that the Vancouver duo has more than staying power with this sophomore release.

    1. The Nights of Wine and Roses
    2. Fire's Highway
    3. Evil's Sway
    4. For the Love of Ivy
    5. Adrenaline Nightshift
    6. Younger Us
    7. The House That Heaven Built
    8. Continuous Thunder
    Japandroids
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Post-Nothing Post-Nothing Quick View

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    Post-Nothing

    Japandroids (JPNDRDS) is a two piece band from Vancouver, BC. This 'band' started in 2006 as a creative outlet for the post-teenage angst of Brian King and David Prowse. Originally intending to be a trio, the boys decided to forgo the logistical nightmare of having a 'lead singer' and do it themselves. As a consequence, Japandroids are one guitar, one set of drums, and two vocalizers. They call it garage rock. They don't care what you call it, as long as it's not minimal. Japandroids are maximal - a two piece band trying to sound like a five piece band.
    1. Boys Are Leaving Town, The
    2. Young Hearts Spark Fire
    3. Wet Hair
    4. Rockers East Vancouver
    5. Heart Sweats
    6. Crazy/Forever
    7. Sovereignty
    8. I Quit Girls
    Japandroids
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    No Singles

    Post-Nothing, Japandroids' critically acclaimed debut full-length, set a course for the band that landed them on over 30 year-end lists including Pitchfork, Spin, Stereogum, NME and many more. Prior to Post-Nothing's release, Japandroids released two five-song EPs on CD-R. The EPs were limited to 500 copies and quickly fell out of print. The companion piece to Post-Nothing, No Singles compiles these two EPs into one album. Meticulous packaging designed by the band includes a 32-page booklet with liner notes detailing Japandroids' early history, complete with rare photos and show fliers. The LP version of the booklet is 11x11. 180g 2xLP double gatefold vinyl mastered by John Golden (Melvins, Nirvana).
    1. Darkness on the Edge of Gastown
    2. No Allegiance to the Queen
    3. Sexual Aerosol
    4. Lovers/Strangers
    5. LuciferÆs Symphony
    6. Couture Suicide
    7. Avant Sleepwalk
    8. Coma Complacency
    9. To Hell with Good Intentions
    10. Press Corps
    Japandroids
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    Temporary Room

    Stagnant Pools are Bryan and Douglass Enas, two brothers (21 and 22) from Bloomington, Indiana. With just one guitar and a drum kit, they make music which the Chicago Reader describes as "drone-heavy, slate-gray art-rock that should appeal to fans of Disappears, Joy Division, and Sonic Youth records from back when they were still actually scary."



    After a couple of DIY releases, the sibling duo spent one day in the studio recording their debut full-length Temporary Room. With a tour van as a recent graduation present, and shows under their belt with EMA and labelmates Japandroids, they're releasing Temporary Room and then hitting the road. 180 gram vinyl pressing.

    1. Illusions
    2. Dead Sailor
    3. Jumpsuit
    4. Solitude
    5. Temporary Room
    6. Stun
    7. Consistency
    8. Dreaming of You
    9. Frozen
    10. Maze of Graves
    11. Alternate Ending
    12. Waveland
    Stagnant Pools
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  • Heart of Oak (Awaiting Repress) Heart of Oak (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Heart of Oak (Awaiting Repress)

    'Heart of Oak', the stunning Season of Mist debut full-length from ANCIIENTS, is one of 2013's most anticipated albums for a reason. The acutely modern, progressive quartet craft songs as nuanced and expressive as the range of human emotion, without eschewing their hard rock/heavy metal roots. Unforgettable tracks such as Raise the Sun, Falling in Line, The Longest River, and Faith & Oath hit hard and resonate deeply. With 'Heart of Oak' as their calling card, ANCIIENTS exude class and the confidence of a band beyond their years.
    One of 2013's most anticipated albums - Decibel magazine (US)


    'Heart of Oak' was produced by the band, and engineered by Jesse Gander (JAPANDROIDS, BISON B.C.) at The Hive Creative Labs (BLACK MOUNTAIN, NOMEANSNO) in Vancouver, Canada in Winter 2011/2012, and mastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, BARONESS, CLUTCH) at WestWestside music. The album artwork was drawn by illustrator Alison Lilly.


    Recommended if You Like: MASTODON, KYLESA, BARONESS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, WITCHCRAFT, ELECTRIC WIZARD

    1 Raise the Sun
    2 Overthrone
    3 Falling in Line
    4 One Foot in the Light
    5 The Longest River
    6 Giants
    7 Faith and Oath
    8 Flood and Fire
    9 For Lisa
    Anciients
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    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Heart of Oak (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Double Gatefold And Opaque Purple Vinyl Reissue


    'Heart of Oak', the stunning Season of Mist debut full-length from ANCIIENTS, is one of 2013's most anticipated albums for a reason. The acutely modern, progressive quartet craft songs as nuanced and expressive as the range of human emotion, without eschewing their hard rock/heavy metal roots. Unforgettable tracks such as Raise the Sun, Falling in Line, The Longest River, and Faith & Oath hit hard and resonate deeply. With 'Heart of Oak' as their calling card, ANCIIENTS exude class and the confidence of a band beyond their years.
    One of 2013's most anticipated albums - Decibel magazine (US)


    'Heart of Oak' was produced by the band, and engineered by Jesse Gander (JAPANDROIDS, BISON B.C.) at The Hive Creative Labs (BLACK MOUNTAIN, NOMEANSNO) in Vancouver, Canada in Winter 2011/2012, and mastered by Alan Douches (MASTODON, BARONESS, CLUTCH) at WestWestside music. The album artwork was drawn by illustrator Alison Lilly.


    Recommended if You Like: MASTODON, KYLESA, BARONESS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, WITCHCRAFT, ELECTRIC WIZARD

    1. Raise the Sun
    2. Overthrone
    3. Falling in Line
    4. One Foot in the Light
    5. The Longest River
    6. Giants
    7. Faith and Oath
    8. Flood and Fire
    9. For Lisa
    Anciients
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    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Images 13 (Out of Stock)


    "Dex Romweber was and is a huge influence on my music. I owned all of his records as a teenager, and was thrilled at the fact that we were able to play together recently on tour. [He is] is one of the best kept secrets of the rock n roll underground." -Jack White, White Stripes


    For a quarter century, Dex Romweber has trolled the dark corners and back shelves of the haunted thrift store of Americana ephemera and honed an extraordinarily idiomatic sound, a particular and readily identifiable DEXness for those in the know. It's a creepy doll collection of surf, proto-rockabilly, garage, dark and vengeful blues, and nobody, but nobody, plays it like Dex. First with the legendary Flat Duo Jets and now with his Duo, Dex distilled the punk ethos of less-is-more to the essential guitar/drums template. Left in the wake of his lecherous and slithery Silvertone were early acolytes like Jack White, Neko Case, and the Reigning Sound as well as a current crop of the indie pack like Ty Segall, No Age, Japandroids, and The Black Keys. All owe an unclaimed pawn ticket of debt to his sublime and spine-tingling sound. He is a live wire back to the murky, sometimes dangerous and always unpredictable headwaters of real rock and roll.


    Dex, with his whip-wristed sister Sara Romweber on drums, take Images 13 through neon-lit alleys, full of pulp fiction juvey rock, sci-fi theme songs and greasy denim hipster jive. Effortlessly versatile and raucously dismissive of genre constraints, exciting and darkly romantic, Images 13 would make everyone from Duane Eddy to Stan Kenton to Lenny Bruce crack a smile, a joke or the seal on a fifth of rye and head for the Naugahyde ice bucket.


    Recorded at Rick Miller's (Southern Culture on the Skids) Kudzu Ranch studio in North Carolina, the album bristles with a sense of drama, of tension, of release, of mystery. "Roll On" and "Long Battle Coming" display the cinematic sleaze nestled between The Cramps and West Side Story. Eerie ballads "Baby I Know What It's Like to be Alone" and "I Don't Want to Listen" reveal the crooning, bruised romantic, the harsh morning light of a strange hotel room, a Raymond Chandler novel on the bedside table. "Beyond the Moonlight" is part sea shanty longing and part campfire revival. Then, just as easily, the instrumentals take center stage. "Blackout!" updates Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn theme with a dynamic tension and sly cool, and Dex and Sara attack the big waves off Maui with a chaotic rush on "Blue Surf" - his guitar guiding you into the sweet spot of the pipeline and her drums pounding you into the sand. Hey Tarantino, wake up!


    Digging into the skeleton-filled rock 'n' roll closet, Dex Romweber Duo comes up with some obscure and wonderful gems. The early Who track "So Sad About Us," featuring Mary Huff (SCOTS) on vocals, hits an uncharacteristically sunny power pop vibe. The hopeful "We'll Be Together Again" written by Eddie Cochran's girlfriend Sharon Sheeley about his death in a car accident (that she and Gene Vincent survived). The song was never released formally but recorded by Jackie DeShannon in the early '60s. Finishing up the album is the music of Harry Lubin, who did theme music for shows like The Outer Limits and One Step Beyond. "Weird (Aurora Borealis)" is the music from the latter when ghosts, UFO's, or odd paranormal experiences begin to rear their strange heads, complete with tribal drums and Melissa Swingle (Trailer Bride, The Moaners) on the saw.


    Flat Duo Jets - so often emulated, so rarely duplicated - released the first of nine albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. They starred, alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s, in the 1987 cult classic film Athens, GA: Inside/Out. Their first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps and they made a stunning impression on Late Night with David Letterman. Dex Romweber Duo's first record Ruins of Berlin featured guest appearances by Neko Case, Cat Power, and Exene Cervenka. Dex was name-checked by Jack White in the guitar superstar documentary It Might Get Loud, and the Duo recorded a single and live album with White for his label Third Man Records in 2009. Subsequently, the Duo has shared the stage with dozens of rock icons including Wanda Jackson, Cat Power, Neko Case, and The White Stripes. In 2012, the documentary about Dex's sometimes harrowing career Two Headed Cow was released.

    1. Roll On
    2. Long Battle Coming
    3. Baby I Know What It's Like To Be Alone
    4. So Sad About Us
    5. Prelude in G Minor
    6. Blackout!
    7. I Don't Want To Listen
    8. Beyond The Moonlight
    9. We'll Be Together Again
    10. Blue Surf
    11. One Sided Love Affair
    12. Weird (Aurora Borealis)
    Dex Romweber Duo
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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