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  • 69 Love Songs 69 Love Songs Quick View

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    69 Love Songs

    The limited-edition box set includes: all 69 love songs remastered for vinyl on six 10 vinyl records, all housed in a super-sized 69 Love Songs box, with a 10 version of the original booklet featuring liner notes written by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler.

    Remastered vinyl reissue of The Magnetic Fieds' classic 1999 3-CD box set rumination on, of course, love. Funny, smart, dark, memorable, and a lifetime's worth of listening. Stephin Merritt solidifies his songwriting genius on his most ambitious and fully realized work - AMG. This release is beautifully packaged in a 10-inch slip case box with three double gatefold sleeves and the original booklet in 10-inch size.

    LP 1
    1. Absolutely Cuckoo
    2. I Don't Believe in the Sun
    3. All My Little Words
    4. A Chicken with Its Head Cut Off
    5. Reno Dakota
    6. I Don?t Want to Get Over You
    7. Come Back from San Francisco
    8. The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
    9. Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
    10. The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
    11. I Think I Need a New Heart
    12. The Book of Love

    LP 2
    1. Fido, Your Leash is Too Long
    2. How Fucking Romantic
    3. The One You Really Love
    4. Punk Love
    5. Parades Go By
    6. Boa Constrictor
    7. A Pretty Girl is Like
    8. My Sentimental Melody
    9. Nothing Matters When We're Dancing
    10. Sweet-Lovin' Man
    11. The Things We Did and Didn't Do

    LP 3
    1. Roses
    2. Love is Like Jazz
    3. When My Boy Walks Down the Street
    4. Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old
    5. Very Funny
    6. Grand Canyon
    7. No One Will Ever Love You
    8. If You Don't Cry
    9. You're My Only Home
    10. (Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy
    11. My Only Friend
    12. Promises of Eternity

    LP 4
    1. World Love
    2. Washington, D.C.
    3. Long-Forgotten Fairytale
    4. Kiss Me Like You Mean It
    5. Papa Was a Rodeo
    6. Epitaph for My Heart
    7. Asleep and Dreaming
    8. The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
    9. The Way You Say Good-Night
    10. Abigal, Belle Of Kilronan
    11. I Shatter

    LP 5
    1. Underwear
    2. It's a Crime
    3. Busby Berkeley Dreams
    4. I'm Sorry I Love You
    5. Acoustic Guitar
    6. The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
    7. Love in the Shadows
    8. Bitter Tears
    9. Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget
    10. Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
    11. Experimental Music Love

    LP 6
    1. Meaningless
    2. Love is Like a Bottle of Gin
    3. Queen of the Savages
    4. Blue You
    5. I Can't Touch You Anymore
    6. Two Kinds of People
    7. How to Say Goodbye
    8. The Night You Can't Remember
    9. For We Are the King of the Boudoir
    10. Strange Eyes
    11. Xylophone Track
    12. Zebra

    Magnetic Fields
    Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set Vinyl LP - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog Quick View

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    When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog

    Call it a curse: Jens Lekman's world is populated by an endless stream of women. There he is, his hair mussed and glasses off-kilter, sitting in the corner of the cafe with his journal once again - and he's being torn in two. Moments ago he fell in love with the redheaded barista who nailed his order - when she scooted that cappuccino across the counter, it was clear that there was a connection. And now, his eye catches the picture of divinity in the shape of the most finely featured brunette he's ever seen...and she's looking his way. But which way to go? It's tragic having to make such choices. Like Fellini's The Man Who Loved Women, Jens Lekman is a man forever at a crossroads between competing inspirations.

    At only 23, Lekman has deservedly been the center of much hype in Scandinavia. Having made a name for himself performing under the name Rocky Dennis, he recently hit #2 on the Swedish National Pop Charts. Most everyone who's heard him believes him to be the next great pop star emerging from the streets of the DIY underground. With an angelic voice and golden ears he seems to be drinking from the same hard waters as The Carpenters, Harry Nilsson, The Magnetic Fields, Runt-era Todd Rundgren, Bill Callahan's Smog, The Modern Lovers, Rufus Wainwright and Belle & Sebastian.

    Side A

    1. Tram #7 To Heaven

    2. Happy Birthday, Dear Friend Lisa    

    3. Do You Remember The Riots?   

    4. You Are The Light (By Which I Travel Into This And That)   

    5. If You Ever Need A Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding)

    6. Silvia

    Side B

    1. The Cold Swedish Winter

    2. Julie    

    3. Psychogirl        

    4. When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog

    5. A Higher Power


    Jens Lekman
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  • 50 Song Memoir 50 Song Memoir Quick View

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    50 Song Memoir

    Nonesuch Records releases the Magnetic Fields' 50 Song Memoir. The five-LP set chronicles the 50 years of songwriter Stephin Merritt's life with one song per year; it was produced by Stephin Merritt with additional production by Thomas Bartlett and Charles Newman. 50 Song Memoir five-LP edition includes an extensive interview by Daniel Handler and facsimile handwritten lyrics by Merritt, and as a standalone bound book.

    Merritt began recording on his 50th birthday: February 9, 2015. Unlike his previous work, the lyrics on 50 Song Memoir are nonfiction-in Merritt's words, "a mix of autobiography (bedbugs, Buddhism, buggery) and documentary (hippies, Hollywood, hyperacusis)." As he says in the album's liner note interview with his friend, the author Daniel Handler, "I am the least autobiographical person you are likely to meet. I will probably not write any more true songs after this than I did before, but it's been interesting working on it."

    In addition to his vocals on all 50 songs, Merritt plays more than 100 instruments on 50 Song Memoir, ranging from ukulele to piano to drum machine to abacus.

    LP 1
    1. '66 Wonder Where I'm From
    2. '67 Come Back as a Cockroach
    3. '68 A Cat Called Dionysus
    4. '69 Judy Garland
    5. '70 They're Killing Children Over There
    6. '71 I Think I'll Make Another World
    7. '72 Eye Contact
    8. '73 It Could Have Been Paradise
    9. '74 No
    10. '75 My Mama Ain't

    LP 2
    1. '76 Hustle 76
    2. '77 Life Ain't All Bad
    3. '78 The Blizzard of '78
    4. '79 Rock'n'Roll Will Ruin Your Life
    5. '80 London by Jetpack
    6. '81 How to Play the Synthesizer
    7. '82 Happy Beeping
    8. '83 Foxx and I
    9. '84 Danceteria!
    10. '85 Why I Am Not a Teenager

    LP 3
    1. '86 How I Failed Ethics
    2. '87 At the Pyramid
    3. '88 Ethan Frome
    4. '89 The 1989 Musical Marching Zoo
    5. '90 Dreaming in Tetris
    6. '91 The Day I Finally
    7. '92 Weird Diseases
    8. '93 Me and Fred and Dave and Ted
    9. '94 Haven't Got a Penny
    10. '95 A Serious Mistake

    LP 4
    1. '96 I'm Sad!
    2. '97 Eurodisco Trio
    3. '98 Lovers' Lies
    4. '99 Fathers in the Clouds
    5. '00 Ghosts of the Marathon Dancers
    6. '01 Have You Seen It in the Snow?
    7. '02 Be True to Your Bar
    8. '03 The Ex and I
    9. '04 Cold-Blooded Man
    10. '05 Never Again

    LP 5
    1. '06 "Quotes"
    2. '07 In the Snow White Cottages
    3. '08 Surfin'
    4. '09 Till You Come Back to Me
    5. '10 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    6. '11 Stupid Tears
    7. '12 You Can Never Go Back to New York
    8. '13 Big Enough for Both of Us
    9. '14 I Wish I Had Pictures
    10. '15 Somebody's Fetish

    The Magnetic Fields
    Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Charm Of The Highway Strip The Charm Of The Highway Strip Quick View

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    The Charm Of The Highway Strip

    Originally released in 1994, The Charm of the Highway Strip was The Magnetic FieldsÆ Merge debut and fourth full-length album. Presented here on high quality 180g vinyl with beautiful artwork and full art euro-sleeve insert, this marks this classic recordÆs first appearance on the LP format.

    The record features ten gothic country-pop road songs by Stephin Merritt. The Charm of the Highway Strip continues to be one of The Magnetic FieldÆs most popular records and is one of the best selling releases in the Merge catalog. Look for other Magnetic Fields titles in the Merge vinyl reissue series later this year!

    1. Lonely Highway
    2. Long Vermont Roads
    3. Born On A Train
    4. I Have The Moon
    5. Two Characters In Search Of A Country Song
    6. Crowd Of Drifters
    7. Fear Of Trains
    8. When The Open Road Is Closing In
    9. Sunset City
    10. Dust Bowl
    The Magnetic Fields
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Bob's Burgers Music Album (Deluxe Box Set) The Bob's Burgers Music Album (Deluxe Box Set) Quick View

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    The Bob's Burgers Music Album (Deluxe Box Set)

    Deluxe Limited-Edition Box Set Includes "Condiment-Colored" Vinyl (Ketchup Red, Mustard Yellow & Relish Green), Plus A Hardbound Lyrics Book With Exclusive Bob's Burgers Artwork, A Soft Cover Sheet-Music Songbook, Three Original Posters, A Six-Piece Sticker Pack, And A Patch.

    Includes Five "Bob's Buskers" Tracks On A White 7" Single

    Bob's Burgers premiered on the Fox network January 2011, and quickly became one of the most watched series on television. After enjoying the highest-rated new season premiere of the 2010-11 season, Bob's Burgers quickly settled into an average viewership of over 4 million per episode. The show has won an Emmy award and been nominated five times, including a current nomination for Outstanding Animated Program. It has inspired many popular spinoff items, including a recent, best-selling cookbook. With the seventh season set to premiere this fall, Bob's Burgers' cultural influence only grows.

    Now comes The Bob's Burgers Music Album, featuring 107 songs from the first 107 episodes (all six existing seasons), plus five special cover versions of songs from the show. Originally broadcast within the episodes - and often in abbreviated form - these songs appear here in their freestanding glory for the first time.

    • The album features the main cast members - Bob (Jon Benjamin) and Linda (John Roberts) and their children Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) - singing original songs that build on the show's unique sense of humor.

    • Also featured are many of the show's recurring and special guests, from comedians like Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Kline, Paul Rudd, Bill Hader, Zack Galifianakis, and Fred Armisen, to musical guests Cyndi Lauper and Carly Simon.

    • Includes five never-aired "Bob's Buskers" cover versions of songs from the show performed by St. Vincent, the National, Lapsley, and Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields.

    LP 1
    1. The Bob's Burgers Theme Song
    2. Lifting Up the Skirt of the Night
    3. Butts, Butts, Butts
    4. Theme from Banjo
    5. Da Ding Ding
    6. Pirates of Panache
    7. Weekend at Mort's
    8. Sex Music
    9. Wing Man
    10. Taffy Butt
    11. Getting Out of P.E.
    12. Groping for Glory
    13. Oil Spill
    14. One Way or Another
    15. The Prince of Persuasia
    16. Bad Girls
    17. You Got Beefsquatched
    18. Milkin' the Cow
    19. Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! -
    20. Parakeet in Your Hat
    21. Kill the Turkey
    22. The Diarrhea Song
    23. Silent Love
    24. Silent Muffler
    25. The Harry Truman Song
    26. Daddy / The Itsy Bitsy Stripper
    27. Sex Sex Sex Sex Sex
    28. You're the Best
    29. Mad Pooper
    30. Buckle It Up
    31. Love Mission
    32. Two People
    33. Can't Get Enough (of Your Woman Stuff)
    34. Funky Finger
    35. This Is Working
    36. Baby Hold On
    37. Electric Love
    38. T-I-N-A
    39. The Snake Song
    40. Fracas Foam
    41. The Kids Run the Restaurant

    LP 2
    1. Coal Mine
    2. Whisper in Your Eyes
    3. I Wanna Hear Your Secrets
    4. I've Got a Yum Yum
    5. Rain, Rain, Flash, Flash
    6. We're Coming for Ya
    7. Quicky Kiss It
    8. Prankin'
    9. Sneaky Pete
    10. Gravy Boat
    11. We Won the Talent Show
    12. Derek Dematopolis
    13. Not Bad for Havin' Three Kids
    14. Jingle in the Jungle
    15. Slumber Party Fashion Show
    16. It's Not Magic It's Tragic
    17. The Fart Song
    18. Hava Nagila
    19. Equestranauts Theme
    20. Nice Things Are Nice
    21. Wharf of Wonder
    22. Bad Things Are Bad
    23. Die Hard / Working Girl Musical Medley
    24. Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl
    25. Jeff (Il Est Mort)
    26. Your Best Friend
    27. Love Is in Control (Finger on the Trigger)
    28. Christmas Magic
    29. Happy Crappy Place
    30. Darryl's Slow Jam

    LP 3
    1. I'm Jimmy Jr. Pesto
    2. The Sheriff Had a Piggy
    3. Lipstick on His Pickup
    4. I'll Trade You These Tears / I Won't Go Solo on You
    5. Shimmy Tap
    6. Date Night
    7. Don't You Love Cotton Candy
    8. Jam with Darryl
    9. His Name Is Lenny
    10. I Don't Need Music
    11. I Want Some Burgers and Fries
    12. BM in the PM
    13. I'm Falling for Helen
    14. 99 Red Balloons
    15. It's Called Fate (And It's Great)
    16. I Love You So Much (It's Scary)
    17. It's Thanksgiving for Everybody
    18. The Spirits of Christmas
    19. The Nice-Capades
    20. Amor por Favor (Me Llamo Tina)
    21. It's Valentine's Day
    22. Hot Ham and Cheese Day
    23. Cease and Desist
    24. Muse Dance
    25. If You Love Something
    26. Fart Stools (for the Gifted)
    27. Do the Dirty Pigeon
    28. Two Butted Goat
    29. Butt Phone
    30. Breaking Out
    31. Mononucleosis
    32. Just What I Needed
    33. I Love Charades
    34. I'm Tall Enough
    35. Yat Dat Dat Da
    36. Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom

    7 Single
    1. Bad Girls (Bob's Buskers) - By St. Vincent
    2. Electric Love (Bob's Buskers) - By Stephin Merritt, Kenny Mellman
    3. Sailors in Your Mouth (Bob's Buskers) - By The National
    4. Christmas Magic (Bob's Buskers) - By The National
    5. Bad Stuff Happens in the Bathroom (Bob's Buskers) - By The National, Låpsley, & Bob's Burgers

    Various Artists
    Colored Vinyl LP + 7 Single Box Set - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Get Lost Get Lost Quick View

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    Get Lost

    The Magnetic Fields' classic 1994 full-length contains thirteen songs from the worst year of Stephin Merrit's life and it happens to be one of the best selling records in the Merge catalog. Remastered and re-sequenced by Merritt himself on 180g vinyl. Includes coupon for MP3 download of entire album in its new sequence.

    First time available on vinyl in the U.S.! Look for other Magnetic Fields titles in the Merge Vinyl reissue series coming next year!

    1. With Whom To Dance?
    2. Smoke and Mirrors
    3. All The Umbrellas In London
    4. Why I Cry
    5. Save A Secret For The Moon
    6. Don't Look Away
    7. Love Is Lighter Than Air
    8. Famous
    9. The Desperate Things You Made me Do
    10. You And me And The Moon
    11. When You're Old and Lonely
    12. The Village In the Morning
    13. The Dreaming Moon
    Magnetic Fields
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Holiday Holiday Quick View

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    Stephin Merritt has claimed that each of the first four Magnetic Fields albums has a specific and unique musical style. It is telling that Holiday shares its name with Madonna's first major hit single, because the musical style on display here is early-'80s-style synth-dance-pop. Of course, in 1994, at the pinnacle of the post-grunge alternative era, few musics could have been more resolutely unfashionable. There's no doubt that the ever-contrary Merritt had this in mind all along. In keeping with the escapist title and lighthearted music, Merritt's lyrics only occasionally-and then only lightly-touch upon his usual world-weary cynicism, as on the mournful Deep Sea Diving Suit. Merritt pursues a more romantic path for most Holiday, crooning the swooning Take Ecstasy With Me and Strange Powers with an uncharacteristic lightness of spirit. Chances are that it is all deeply ironic and bitter, but at least on the surface, Holiday is sheer delight.
    1. BBC Radiophonic Workshop
    2. Desert Island
    3. Deep Sea Diving Suit
    4. Strange Powers
    5. Torn Green Velvet Eyes
    6. The Flowers She Sent and the Flowers She Said She Sent
    7. Swinging London
    8. In My Secret Place
    9. Sad Little Moon
    10. The Trouble We've Been Looking For
    11. Sugar World
    12. All You Ever Do Is Walk Away
    13. In My Car
    14. Take Ecstasy With Me
    The Magnetic Fields
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  • Love At The Bottom Of The Sea Love At The Bottom Of The Sea Quick View

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    Love At The Bottom Of The Sea

    The Magnetic Fields return to the signature mix of synth and acoustic sounds they established in the 90s with Merge releases such as The Charm of the Highway Strip and Get Lost. Stephin Merritt has come back to synths with a fresh approach: Most of the synthesizers on the record didn't exist when we were last using synthesizers, he notes. The songs - none over three minutes long - were recorded in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York with Merritt's usual cast of collaborators: Claudia Gonson, Sam Davol, John Woo, Shirley Simms, Johny Blood and Daniel Handler.
    1. God Wants Us to Wait
    2. Andrew in Drag
    3. Your Girlfriend's Face
    4. Born for Love
    5. I'd Go Anywhere with
    6. Infatuation (With Your Gyration)
    7. The Only Boy in Town
    8. The Machine in Your Hand
    9. Goin' Back to the Country
    10. I've Run Away to Join the Fairies
    11. The Horrible Party
    12. My Husband's Pied-a-Terre
    13. I Don't Like Your Tone
    14. Quick!
    15. All She Cares About Is Mariachi
    The Magnetic Fields
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  • Field Of Reeds Field Of Reeds Quick View

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    Field Of Reeds

    With their risky third album, These New Puritans abandoned the angular dance-punk of Beat Pyramid and the gloomy electronic beats of Hidden to reinvent themselves once again for Field of Reeds, a record as indebted to classical scores and avant-garde jazz as rock. Taking a hands-off, live approach to the recording process, and allowing open space and emptiness to take precedence over beats, the music has a disturbing, dystopian feel to it, swinging from detached to nightmarish before resolving into something lovingly tranquil. Some of the best songs, like Fragment 2, V (Island Song), and Spiral (which sounds like a fever-dream version of Björk and Thom Yorke's I've Seen It All duet from the Dancer in the Dark soundtrack), thrive in this push and pull between atonal dissonance and sheer beauty. Even These New Puritans' most stark numbers, while often lacking a concrete backbeat or definitive structure, are bursting with details and ideas. Ambient textures, constructed from melancholic horns and eerie analog synthesizer tones, add a wavering undercurrent that is often hair-raising and haunting. The production is equally unconventional. After writing the material in Essex and Amsterdam, Jack Barnett fleshed out the parts with his brother George and Tom Hein before recording in London, Gloucester, and Berlin with new honey-voiced Portuguese singer Elisa Rodrigues, utilizing an unusual magnetic resonator piano and meticulously detailing the songs with field recordings, including breaking glass and the screaming of an actual hawk. This perfectionism, present in the sonics and in the complex arrangements, makes Field of Reeds the most challenging title in their catalog and also the most groundbreaking.

    - Jason Lymangrover (All Music Guide)

    1. This Guy's In Love With You
    2. Fragment Two
    3. The Light In Your Name
    4. V (Island Song)
    5. Spiral
    6. Organ Eternal
    7. Nothing Else
    8. Dream
    9. Field of Reeds
    These New Puritans
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  • The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees Quick View

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    The Wayward Bus / Distant Plastic Trees

    The Magnetic Fields' first two albums, The Wayward Bus and Distant Plastic Trees, make their debut appearance here on vinyl, packaged together as a two-LP set.

    Distant Plastic Trees was originally released in England and Japan in 1991. The album includes the early-'90s college radio single "100,000 Fireflies" which had earlier appeared as a single on Harriet Records and was later covered by Superchunk.

    For its domestic debut, Distant Plastic Trees was paired with the Magnetic Fields' 1992 album The Wayward Bus on a single CD that came out on the band's own PoPuP Records imprint before its re-release on Merge in 1994. While both albums feature singer Susan Anway (formerly of early-'80s Boston punk band V;), the latter introduced several new players who would subsequently make regular appearances on Merritt's various musical projects. "With the 1991 debut album Distant Plastic Trees, the Magnetic Fields' composer and frontman Stephin Merritt introduced the first incarnation of the Magnetic Fields. On this album, deadpan vocalist Susan Anway sings lyrics of heartbreak and surrealism over a bed of inscrutable instruments played and programmed by Merritt," Handler explains. "The second album, The Wayward Bus, adds cellist Sam Davol, tuba player Johny Blood and percussionist Claudia Gonson to create a plinky, orchestral sound in tribute to pop producer Phil Spector and his 'Wall of Sound.'"

    The album artwork on both Distant Plastic Trees and The Wayward Bus was created by watercolorist Wendy Smith, who had also painted album covers for the Rough Trade band Weekend (a musical project from members of Young Marble Giants). Her beautiful wrap-around paintings, now printed in a larger format, along with remastered audio make this two-LP set an exciting addition to the Magnetic Fields discography

    LP 1
    1. When You Were My Baby
    2. The Saddest Story Ever Told
    3. Lovers From the Moon
    4. Candy
    5. Tokyo Á Go-Go
    6. Summer Lies
    7. Old Orchard Beach
    8. Jeremy
    9. Dancing in Your Eyes
    10. Suddenly There Is a Tidal Wave

    LP 2
    1. Railroad Boy
    2. Smoke Signals
    3. You Love to Fail
    4. Kings
    5. Babies Falling
    6. Living in an Abandoned Firehouse With You
    7. Tar-Heel Boy
    8. Falling in Love With the Wolfboy
    9. Josephine
    10. 100,000 Fireflies

    The Magnetic Fields
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  • Policy Policy Quick View

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    Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years.
    This is his first release under his own name.

    Policy is American music-in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, The
    Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic
    Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (I know, but it counts).
    Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.

    Policy was recorded in one week in Jimi Hendrix's old living room
    (upstairs at Electric Lady Studios). Jeremy Gara played drums; other
    musicians contributed woodwinds and backing vocals. Most everything else
    was played by Will.

    The song structures are traditional; the arrangements are clean. The music is
    experimental only in that it attacks consistency as a requirement for sincerity.
    The songs are angry, loving, joking, tired, honest, idiotic. They clash against
    each other but also fit and work together-as if a blind watchmaker made a
    Frankenstein watch that came alive and told extremely accurate time while
    having conflicting feelings about its creator. No, about creation itself. But
    then the watch makes friends with a talking rat, and they go on hilarious
    adventures until it turns out that the rat was dead the whole time. With a
    really good credits song-I mean, the whole soundtrack is excellent. You
    should check it out.

    Yours truly,

    Memphis Slim

    Blues Musician

    1. Take My Side
    2. Anna
    3. Finish What I Started
    4. Son of God
    5. Something's Coming
    6. What I Want
    7. Sing to Me
    8. Witness
    Will Butler
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  • Obscurities Obscurities Quick View

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    Includes Five Previously Unreleased Tracks by Stephin Merritt

    Limited to 2000 Copies

    Obscurities is a collection of Stephin Merritts (The Magnetic Fields) hard-to-find recordings dating back to his time on Merge (19941999) and prior. The 14 tracks on Obscurities, including five previously unreleased songs, were recorded prior to the release of The Magnetic Fields seminal album 69 Love Songs, which established Merritt as one of this generations most talented songwriters. Three of the unreleased tracks hail from The Song from Venus, the unfinished science fiction musical written by Merritt and Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket. Also included are four songs culled from various Merge-era 7 vinyl singles by The Magnetic Fields; two from The 6ths, Merritts guest vocalist-laden side project; one from an audio book; one from the Oh, Merge compilation CD; and a track from a rare K Records cassette-only release.

    Among the tracks on Obscurities is The Song from Venus Forever and a Day, a solo-acoustic ukulele-based love song reminiscent of 69 Love Songs The Book of Love. Also included on Obscurities is The Sun and the Sea and the Sky, a previously unreleased 69 Love Songs outtake. Merritt points out: This song didnt go on 69 Love Songs because it wasnt actually about romantic love. The album concludes with You Are Not My Mother and I Want to Go Home, which originally appeared in the audio book version of Neil Gaimans Coraline, for which Merritt composed the soundtrack.

    1. Forever and a Day (previously unreleased)

    2. Rats in the Garbage of the Western World (The Magnetic Fields)
    3. I Dont Believe You (The Magnetic Fields)
    4. Plant White Roses (Buffalo Rome)
    5. Rot in the Sun (The 6ths)
    6. The Sun and the Sea and the Sky (previously unreleased)
    7. Yet Another Girl (The 6ths)
    8. Scream (TillYou Make the Scene) (previously unreleased)
    9. The Song from Venus (previously unreleased)
    10. Beach-a-Boop-Boop (The Magnetic Fields)
    11. When Im Not Looking, Youre Not There (The Magnetic Fields)
    12. Take Ecstasy with Me (The Magnetic Fields)
    13. When Youre Young and In Love (previously unreleased)
    14. You Are Not My Mother and I Want to Go Home (The Gothic Archies)
    Stephin Merritt
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  • How To Get To Heaven From Jacksonville, FL How To Get To Heaven From Jacksonville, FL Quick View

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    How To Get To Heaven From Jacksonville, FL

    Gospel Music's debut full-length album, How To Get To Heaven From Jacksonville, FL finds Owen Holmes picking up where he left off with his acclaimed 2010 EP Duettes, a five-song collection of charming duets with members of Camera Obscura, Vivian Girls, The Magnetic Fields, Hefner and French singer/songwriter SoKo. Using a musical arsenal of toy piano, banjo, acoustic guitar, organ, ukulele, bass and drums, Holmes casually delivers 11 stories with a conversational baritone reminiscent of David Berman and Adam Green. Jacksonville pal Madeline Long acts as the perfect foil to Holmes here, adding a sweet, girlish counterpoint to his deep register. Recorded in Jacksonville and mixed in New York with engineer Charles Newman (The Magnetic Fields).
    1. Bird/Fish
    2. This Town Doesn't Have Enough Bars For Both Of Us
    3. I Shared To Much With Her
    4. I Can't Be A Man If I Don't Have A Woman
    5. Bedroom Farce
    6. We Think The World Of You
    7. Let's Run
    8. Apartment
    9. Death Of The Newspaper
    10. No Sharks
    11. You Don't Have To Be Alone (But You Can't Be With Me)
    Gospel Music
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    The music hall phono amp is the perfect solution for attaching a turntable to a receiver or integrated amplifier. It is a low noise high quality phono pre amp that accepts both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. The beautifully finished extruded aluminum box wards off the effects of stray magnetic fields and provides a safe quiet environment for the sensitive electronics it houses thus providing you with the best sound possible from your turntable.

    This product is not eligible for discount.

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    Future Bible Heroes are comprised of celebrated songwriter Stephin
    Merritt, longtime friend and collaborator Christopher Ewen and
    Magnetic Fields pianist-singer-manager Claudia Gonson. Memories of
    Love, Eternal Youth and Partygoing. marks the first time the entire original
    Future Bible Heroes remastered catalog has been available in one place.
    The LP collection includes each of the three albums (Memories of Love, Eternal
    Youth, and Partygoing) on vinyl plus a download card containing all of the
    EP and compilation tracks as well as digital versions of the full-lengths
    Memories of Love
    1. Lonely Days
    2. She-Devils of the Deep
    3. Hopeless
    4. Death Opened a Boutique
    5. You Pretend to Be the Moon
    6. Blond Adonis
    7. But You're So Beautiful
    8. A You You Never Knew
    9. Real Summer
    10. Memories of Love
    11. You Steal the Scene

    Eternal Youth
    1. Losing Your Affection
    2. The Slow Fade
    3. Doris Daytheearthstoodstill
    4. A Thousand Lovers in a Day
    5. Bathysphere
    6. I'm a Vampire
    7. From Some Dying Star
    8. Viennese Lift
    9. Smash the Beauty Machine
    10. The Control Room
    11. Find an Open Window
    12. Kiss Me Only with Your Eyes
    13. Jakarta
    14. No River
    15. Cartoon
    16. The World Is a Disco Ball

    1. A Drink Is Just the Thing
    2. Sadder than the Moon
    3. Let's Go to Sleep (And Never Come
    4. Satan, Your Way Is a Hard One
    5. A New Kind of Town
    6. All I Care About Is You
    7. Living, Loving, Partygoing
    8. Keep Your Children in a Coma
    9. How Very Strange
    10. Love Is a Luxury I Can No Longer
    11. Digging My Own Grave
    12. Drink Nothing But Champagne
    13.When Evening Falls on Tinseltown

    Future Bible Heroes
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    Third album from New York trio The Ballet. Unashamedly sissy and explicitly queer, The Ballet marry the DIY queer ethos of the Hidden Cameras with the wry poeticism of The Magnetic Fields to create literate, infectious pop gems. Goldberg draws from an array of pop artists and periods, from 60's bubblegum to 80's synthpop and 90's indiepop, fusing these in sophisticated and novel ways . Avoiding autobiographical or confessional modes, Goldberg nonetheless mines his own psychological constitution and intellectual interests to craft songs whose overt musical prettiness is often contrasted by a dark and complex subtext.
    1. Alright
    2. Cruel Path
    3. Difficult Situations
    4. Feelings
    5. Meaningless
    6. Too Much Time
    7. Is Anybody Out There?
    8. Turn You
    9. Sorry
    10. All The Way
    The Ballet
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    DeMag LP, DISC and Cable Demagnetizer

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.

    ... demagnetizing an LP definitively removed a high-frequency glaze or glare and seemed to enrich the midband... Demagnetizing LPs works. And do not try one of these devices unless you're prepared to buy it.

    - Michael Fremer, Stereophile

    LP Record, DISC and Cable Demagnetizer 110VAC

    The Furutech DeMag completely demagnetizes LPs and optical disc media such as CD, CD-R, DVD, MD, Game CD, Photo CD, SACD, and DVD Audio. Plus it's an indispensable accessory for keeping interconnect cables, connectors and power cords demagnetized to prevent magnetic signal distortion. Demagnetization isn't Just For Optical Media Anymore! One year factory Warranty. The deMag works for disc media as well as cables, connectors, and power cords! No part of the playback chain should be disturbed by resolution-sapping magnetic interference. Demagnetizing LPs How can an LP be magnetized? It's plastic! The fact is that pigment added to the plastic during the manufacturing process is the culprit. The minute amount of ferrous material in the pigment causes LPs to become magnetized. Testing at the Tokyo Nanotechnology center with a IHI Gauss meter showed that after an LP was treated with the deMag the magnetic field of the LP was lowered from 620~630 nT to 572~582 nT (nanotesla: a unit of magnetic field strength,1 Tesla = 10,000 gauss) Demagnetizing Cables Electric current generates a magnetic field as it flows through a power cord or conductor. However, magnetic impurities within the materials themselves become magnetized and introduce further magnetic distortion. Just loop your cables and power cords with their connectors on the deMag and begin treatment. No matter how valuable or expensive your system is, the only way to achieve top performance is by demagnetizing your problems away! There are no other demagnetizers on the market that can be used in such a versatile and effective way. The deMag Demagnetizer can even be used on metal-based accessories like CD stabilizers or speaker terminals.

    DeMag (110V) - LP, DISC and Cable Demagnetizer Buy Now
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    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.

    The music hall dac15.2 is a three input solid-state digital to analog converter. It's the ideal solution for converting digital signals to analog output. The beautifully finished extruded aluminum box wards off the effects of stray magnetic fields and provides a safe quiet environment for the sensitive electronics it houses thus providing you with the best sound possible from your digital sources. Connect it to a computer, Sonos, Apple TV, Airport Express, or any digital streaming device and you'll be amazed by the improvement in sound.

    This product is not eligible for discount.

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    Nova Scotia's Nap Eyes is the greatest band you've never heard, and Whine of the Mystic is their first full-length album, a brilliant small-batch brew of crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, it's equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the starry firmament, inhabiting a skewed world where odes to NASA and the Earth's magnetic field coexist easily with songs about insomnia and drinking too much. Nap Eyes' keen sonic signature cruises briskly and beautifully along the dog-eared axes of jangle-jaded Oceanic pop music (The Clean, The Verlaines, The Go-Betweens), and through the backpages of Peter Perrett (The Only Ones, England's Glory), via all things Lou Reed and Modern Lovers, without ever sounding very much like anything else happening today.
    1. Dark Creedence
    2. Make Something
    3. Tribal Thoughts
    4. Delirium and Persecution Paranoia
    5. No Man Needs to Care
    6. Dreaming Solo
    7. Night of the First Show
    8. Oh My Friends
    9. No Fear of Hellfire
    Nap Eyes
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    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.

    The Music Hall HA11.1 is a high quality low noise stand-alone headphone amplifier intended for use with the majority of headphones available. It is for those who desire the best in sound and performance at an affordable price.

    Designed in collaboration with Mike Creek of Creek Audio Ltd. fame, it represents the culmination of a strong and cooperative bond dedicated to outstanding audio products formed some 30+ years ago by music hall and Creek. The beautifully finished extruded aluminum chassis wards off the ill effects of stray magnetic fields, provides a safe quiet environment for the sensitive electronics it houses, and thus provides you with the best possible sound for your headphones.

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    Somerville, Massachusetts' soft-focus pop group Gem Club features Christopher Barnes and his collaborators, cellist Kristen Drymala and vocalist Ieva Berberian. Together, they create cavernous-sounding piano-based ballads that, despite their earthly trappings, feel truly ethereal, as if they're being piped in from another planet bereft of gravity. Gem Club buries vague but revealing lyrics in delicate, sometimes somber, sometimes lighthearted melodies. There is a balance between pain and hope, a sense of growth and catharsis spawned from harder days, all complemented by the breathy vocals and symphonic instrumentation. Following their self-released six-song EP, Acid and Everything, Gem Club have made Breakers, their debut full-length album to be released via Hardly Art. Mastered by Jeff Lipton (Magnetic Fields, Destroyer)
    1. Twins
    2. Breakers
    3. Lands
    4. Red Arrow (John)
    5. I Heard the Party
    6. Black Ships
    7. Tanager
    8. 252
    9. In Wavelengths
    Gem Club
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    As Clearaudio continue to advance standards in our range of moving coil (MC) cartridges, we felt it was equally time to turn our attention to the moving magnet (MM) range and to make a new statement.

    From the concept V2 to the Maestro V2, our MM cartridges have long been at the forefront of the moving magnet field and have proved popular among music lovers for their distinctive high quality.

    The Charisma V2 is the new flagship of the Clearaudio MM cartridge range.

    Only the finest materials qualified for inclusion, including the same diamond-coated Boron cantilever found in our world-leading Goldfinger Statement MC cartridge.

    The use of highly efficient magnets gives the dynamic Charisma V2 an almost record-breaking output, easily enough to amply drive less sensitive phono stages. The double-polished diamond stylus is mounted on the cantilever with matchless precision, ensuring excellent frequency response and the highest channel separation.

    The cartridge body is made from the finest ebony wood and is set with a precious metal-bearing inlay.

    The result? A quality of sound that, until now, seemed unachievable from MM cartridges. Utterly charismatic.

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    AudioQuest Aspen Speaker Cable

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.

    Full Range Termination with Banana (Silver) Plug*

    Custom Lengths Available Upon Request

    SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER+/PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER (PSC+/PSC) CONDUCTORS: Aspen uses a carefully finessed combination of high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC), and extreme high-purity Perfect-Surface Copper+ (PSC+) conductors in a Self-Shielding Double Counter-Spiral HyperLitz design. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of distortion. 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 nearly eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N and other coppers. The superior purity of PSC+ further minimizes distortion caused by grain boundaries, which exist within any metal conductor.

    DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (DBS, US PAT #S 7,126,055 & 7,872,195 B1): Insulation is an electrical barrier, and also a "dielectric" because it is inside the conductor's magnetic field. All insulation slows down and smears the signal inside. When insulation is unbiased, it causes different amounts of delay for different frequencies and energy levels, a real 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. Saturated (full) insulation absorbs less and therefore releases less out-of-phase energy. Minimizing nonlinear time delays results in clearer sound emerging from a "blacker" background. The DBS battery packs will last for years. A test button and LED allow for the occasional battery check.

    DOUBLE COUNTER-SPIRAL GEOMETRY: Aspen and the other AQ "Tree" Series cables have an inner circular array of positive conductors spiraling in one direction. Around this inner group, the negative conductors spiral in the opposite direction, which makes possible the significant performance advantage of the positive and negative conductors crossing each other instead of being parallel. However, the critical need for positive and negative to have a fixed non-changing relationship is ensured as the negative and positive groups are in fact two tubes with a perfectly consistent relationship. The result is an astonishing clarity, like focusing a camera lens you had no idea was so far out of focus.

    CARBON-BASED NOISE-DISSIPATION AND CROSSTALK-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (INSULATION): The negative conductors in Aspen are covered 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 improved dimensionality that comes whenever RF interference is reduced in an audio circuit. Another carbon layer also damps interaction between positive and negative conductors, and an external 3-layer carbon-based NDS System additionally absorbs external interference.

    SPREAD-SPECTRUM TECHNOLOGY (SST): Any single size or shape of conductor has a specific distortion profile. Even though radially symmetrical conductors (solid or tubular) have the fewest discontinuities, any particular size still has a sonic signature. SST is a method for significantly reducing the awareness of these character flaws by using a precise combination of different size conductors. The different SST-determined conductor sizes used in Aspen allow an exceptionally clear, clean and dynamic sound.

    *Different Terminations & Multi-Spade Plug Option Available Upon Request

    Prepared Speaker Cable (Pair) - Multiple Lengths Available
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    AudioQuest Castle Rock Speaker Cable

    Have a question about this product? Please email our audio advisor or call 1-877-929-8729 with any questions or concerns regarding your equipment purchase.

    Full Range Termination with Banana (Silver) Plug*

    Custom Lengths Available Upon Request

    RIP Gibraltar, long live Castle Rock! Like Gibraltar before it, Castle Rock is designed as an
    extremely high-performance cable which provides true Double-BiWire performance in a single
    attractive cable. Original Gibraltar's all important basics - superior geometry, magnetic
    autonomy of each quad-conductor section, Perfect-Surface metal technology, conductor-size
    optimization (AQ's Spread-Spectrum Technology), etc. - are the fundamentals of Castle Rock.
    Castle Rock employs AQ's best copper conductor metal (Perfect-Surface Copper+),
    AudioQuest's DBS (Dielectric-Bias System) and NDS (Noise-Dissipation System).

    A very recent advancement featured in Castle Rock (and all other Tree and Rock Series speaker
    cables) is the addition of the sleek new Hanging Silver 1000 Series Multi-Spades and Bananas.
    Originally developed for the WEL Signature Series speaker cables, these plugs are made using a
    Hanging Silver over pure Red Copper process in which the spades and bananas are submerged
    ("hung") into a vat of extreme-purity silver, resulting in a very thick direct-silver plate. No
    intermediary performance-degrading materials (such as nickel or alloy) are used.

    Also new to Castle Rock is a more-neatly-sculpted "breakout" (the covering where the cable
    separates into red and black legs), which is now made of a synthetic non-magnetic polymer,
    rather than metal. We're making this all-models upgrade because speaker cables and AC power
    cables carry large magnetic fields which interact with any metal "collar" around the cable.
    Eliminating metal in the breakouts is another significant (and clearly audible) step forward in our
    goal of eliminating distortion and making the cable sonically invisible.

    Castle Rock represents the culmination of Gibraltar's long-term evolution along with
    performance-enhancing new systems and materials. These ingredients add up to important
    audible improvements and more pleasurable listening!

    *Different Terminations & Multi-Spade Plug Option Available Upon Request

    Prepared Speaker Cable (Pair) - Multiple Lengths Available
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