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REDD-IND-1471xCult Of Luna
MarinerSince their beginnings in 1998, Cult Of Luna has released seven albums, been awarded the top rock/metal award at the Swedish National Radio Awards and cemented their status as one of the true progressors of the metal genre, known to most metal aficionados. In 2013, the Swedes teamed up with Indie Recordings for the release of perhaps their most successful work to date in the shape of "Vertikal I" and Vertikal II. These cohesive pieces of work received worldwide appraisal and only pillared Cult Of Luna to even greater heights.
For their eight effort, the post-metal pioneers join forces with the talented Julie Christmas from Brooklyn, whom bring an even larger depth to Cult Of Lunas sound. Her haunting voice has fronted vital bands such as Made Out of Babies and Battle of Mice, and is one of significance in the underground sludge and post-metal scene. Furthermore, she has released two solo albums and features on tracks by bands like Mouth of the Architect and String of Consciousness. Her prowess as a vocalist is powerfully on display on "Mariner".
At the end of Vertikal, we stood in the cold harshness of the mechanical city and looked up onto the stars. We lost ourselves in the awe of their grace and thought that "maybe the answer is to be found above. The ship was leaking and by to look of it, our home was dying. No room for fear when a greater call demands your full attention. So, we left... Onward, forward. Like the old seafarers, we explored the vastness of space. Not bound by physical laws we pass the speed of light and chase the expansion of space until we reach its limit. And then, we continued on and disappeared. This is our story. - Cult Of Luna1. A Greater Call
3. The Wreck of S.S. Needle
4. Approaching Transition
6. Beyond the Redshift (vinyl only bonus track)$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Out Of My MindSugarfoot Baby
Out of My Mind
Eenie Meenie Chow-Chow
Lo Que Sea
No Puede Ser
Te Conoci Ayer
Chickie's Cookie$13.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Sounds From The Gulf Stream1.Parallel Horizontal
2.You and a Girl
3.Hopefulness to Hopelessness
5.Chucking Out Time
7.At the Lost and Found
9.End of the Affair
10.Y.Y.U.B.$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-AUD-3612xJesse Colin Young
Song For JuliThe former Youngbloods lead singer's 1972 solo masterpiece... over one year on the Billboard Album chart!
While lead singer of The Youngbloods, Jesse Colin Young's legendary rock band took the nation by storm when their single Get Together became a worldwide #1 hit and a prominent soundtrack for peace. After seven albums with the group, Jesse released more than 15 celebrated solo albums including Song for Juli a work many critics agree is his solo masterpiece.
Although it was his fourth solo album, Song for Juli was Young's first full-fledged effort under his own name. Jesse organized a versatile backup band in which piano, violin, and horns complemented his beautiful tenor voice in arrangements that recalled Van Morrison's Caledonia Soul Orchestra and featured familiar blues, country, and Cajun elements. In his lyrics, Young hewed closely to the current back-to-the-land philosophy, celebrating his family life (Juli is his daughter) and his Ridgetop retreat in Marin County, CA.
Young's fans responded strongly to Song for Juli, giving it a higher chart placing than any album The Youngbloods ever made and keeping it in the charts longer than any album he ever made.
This is 70's California pop at it's best and the album is enjoyable from the first note to the last and shows the breadth of Young's stylistic talents. Solid songs, solid rhythm section, brilliant solos, perfect piano parts and one of the most distinctive voices in pop music. There are no disconcerting interludes here. You've got rock, jazz, country, and Cajun all smoothly rolled into one.1. Morning Sun
2. Song For Juli
5. Miss Hesitation
6. T-Bone Shuffle
7. Lafayette Waltz
8. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
9. Country Home$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Bourne Identity SoundtrackMilitary Green Vinyl
The original soundtrack from the first Jason Bourne film, released in timing with the return of Matt Damon to his
signature character for a new blockbuster film.
Album will be pressed
on Military Green vinyl in recognition of the characters' roots in the Marines and Army. John Powell is a best-selling
composer, (How to Train Your Dragon), and the soundtrack has sold over 50K copies in the U.S. alone.1. Main Titles
2. Bourne Gets Well
3. Treadstone Assassins
4. At The Bank
5. Bourne On Land
6. Escape From Embassy
7. The Drive To Paris
8. The Apartment
9. Hotel Regina
10. At The Farmhouse
11. On Bridge Number
12. Jason's Theme
13. The Bourne Identity
14. Drum And Bass Remix$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Maiden Voyage is the fifth album led by jazz musician Herbie Hancock, and was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder on May 17, 1965 for Blue Note Records. It was issued as BLP 4195 and BST 84195. It is a concept album aimed at creating an oceanic atmosphere. Many of the song titles refer to marine biology or the sea, and the musicians develop the concept through their use of space and almost tidal dynamics. The album was presented with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 19991. Maiden Voyage
2. The Eye Of The Hurricane
3. Little One
4. Survival Of The Fittest
5. Dolphin Dance$11.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Long Years In SpaceMarinated in influences as mind-splintering as the mushroom folk/rock blast of the Jefferson Airplane as well as the feel-good pristine pop of the Turtles, the Neighb'rhood Childr'n's one album trades hands these days for sums usually mentioned in ransom notes. We've added a dozen unreleased brownies, spun gold from the original session tapes, and Prof. Jud has squeezed the band's legend from vocalist Dyan Hoffman and guitarist Ric Bolz in this latest addition to the Dazed's acclaimed and essential Quakes From The Eureka State series.1. Feeling Zero
2. Long Years In Space
3. Up Down Turn Around World
4. Changes Brought To Me
5. Please Leave Me Alone
6. Hobbit's Dream
7. Chocolate Angel
9. Happy Child
10. Happy World Of Captain K
11. She's Got No Identification
12. Can't Buy Me Love (unissued)
13. That's What's Happening (unissued)
14. Sunday Afternoon (unissued)
15. Feeling Zero (alt. vers.)
16. The Little Black Egg (unissued)
17. Tomorrow's Gone (unissued)
18. Over The Rainbow
19. Louie Louie (unissued)
20. I Need Love (unissued)
21. Yesterday's Thoughts (unissued)
22. Woman Think
23. Long Years In Space (alt. vers.)
24. Behold The Lillies$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Exactly Like This200 Gram Double LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Understanding the importance of restraint to the blues, he skirts the predictable with fresh imagery in lyrics and his music is barb-wire sharp. - Down Beat Magazine
Doug MacLeod is a unique, powerful guitarist with a rich and soulful voice, singing original songs based on his own life and experiences. This is Genuine Original Acoustic Music at its very best.
His new album Exactly Like This is his third release with Reference Recordings. It's MacLeod at his very best, in a richly detailed recording by Grammy-winning engineer Keith Johnson, made at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California.
In live performance, Doug MacLeod assures his audience This song is going to go exactly like this. It's presented just for them, not a repeat of any performance he's ever given or will ever give. He records the same way, each of his original songs are offered with a fresh voice. Exactly Like This contains 11 new MacLeod originals reflecting and paying tribute to some of his diverse musical influences: Louis Jordan, Wes Montgomery, Jerry Reed, Tony Joe White, John Lee Hooker, and even a little Duke Ellington. In his previous 19 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves.
His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. He has co-written songs with Dave Alvin and Coco Montoya. MacLeod's songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show In the Heat of the Night. Two of his songs are on Grammy-nominated albums by Albert King and Albert Collins.
Doug MacLeod isn't just a blues guy, he's a singer/songwriter/storyteller and serious guitarist. He is one of the few modern artists doing all original material and traveling the country like a troubadour. Just Doug, headed down the road in his Honda, baseball on the radio, Siri by his side and a trunk full of music!LP1
1. Rock It Till the Crows Come Home
2. Too Many Misses For Me
3. Find Your Right Mind
4. Ain't It Rough?
5. Serious Doin' Woman
1. Ridge Runner
2. New Morning Road
5. Heavens The Only Place
6. You Got It Good (And That Ain't Bad)$49.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Bitter TearsBitter Tears is a concept album released by Johnny Cash in 1964. It is one of several Americana records by Cash. As the title implies, the tracks on the album focus exclusively on the history of and problems facing Native Americans in the United States.
And not without success: "The Ballad of Ira Hayes", about the story of Ira Hayes, a young Marine of Pima, reached No. 3 on the Country charts.
The album is a sensitive, clear-eyed take on the unfair treatment of the American Indian. It's stark and moving, his best Americana album of the '60s.1. As Long As The Grass Shall Grow
2. Apache Tears
4. The Talking Leaves
5. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
7. White Girl
8. The Vanishing Race$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mixtape Of The Open RoadRemember that mix tape your friend made you way back when - the one that's etched in your soul? Martin Sexton's new album Mixtape of the Open Road is that musical cross-country trip, blazing through all territories of style, as you cruise through time and place. This record is a charm bracelet of twelve gems all strung together with the golden thread of what Rolling Stone calls his soul marinated voice. Sexton began to chase his musical dreams singing in the streets of Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, gradually and independently working his way to the premiere venues of North America and inspiring fans and musicians along the way. The activity and touring behind his records laid the foundation for the career he enjoys today headlining all the world-class US and Canadian venues and festivals, such as: New York's Carnegie Hall, L.A.''s House of Blues, Bonnaroo, Newport, Montreal and New Orleans Jazz Fests, Edmonton and Vancouver Folk Fests, and Austin City Limits.1. Do It Daily
2. You (My Mind Is Woo)
3. Pine Away
4. Set In Stone
5. Remember That Ride
6. Give It Up
7. Shut Up and Sing
8. I Believe In You
9. Doin' Something Right
10. Dandelion Days
12. Supper Time$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HysteriaNNA is very proud to present our second release from Canadian hero Alexander Moskos' Drainolith project. Following up 2012's "Fighting!" full length LP (Spectrum Spools), "Hysteria" reaches new levels in the Draino sound world, resulting in his most fully realized record to date. Moskos has spent years marinating solo in the cold Northern underground, cutting his chops as lead axegrinder with Montreal-based noise punks AIDS Wolf, and most recently rolling with North American all-star clan Dan'l Boone. "Hysteria" is the result of nearly two years spent in various studios with producers and fellow 'Boone brothers Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) and Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux), working diligently together to take a few steps beyond Trip Metal and extract the skeleton out of "rock", inserting it into a newer, much weirder, humanoid skin.1. No Name (Dany Kane's Blues)
2. Inside and Outside (Bog's Blues)
4. Same Whip Same Damage (Borderline Blues)
6. Joy Road$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Aliens Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Awaiting Repress)The Academy Award-nominated score for Aliens is an appropriate musical companion to this wildly successful sequel. Much like the film, the soundtrack is a departure from the original, but equally beloved. Composer James Horner took the reigns from Jerry Goldsmith and made something his own: blending the suspense and horror that the franchise is known for, with an element of fun that is unique to this entry.This deluxe edition soundtrack features over a dozen cues that have never before been released on vinyl, including 5 bonus tracks. Commenting on the design, artist Killian Eng said, "I wanted the alien to play a big role but at the same time incorporate its shape into the materials of the space station, almost like it becomes the station itself, keeping the marines in a steady merciless grip."1. Main Title
2. Bad Dreams
3. Dark Discovery / Newt's Horror
5. Combat Drop
6. The Complex
7. Atmosphere Station
10. Sub-Level 3
11. Ripley's Rescue
12. Face Huggers
13. Futile Escape
14. Newt Is Taken
15. Going After Newt
16. The Queen
17. Bishop's Countdown
18. Queen To Bishop
19. Resolution And Hyperspace
20. Bad Dreams (Alternate)
21. Ripley's Rescue (Percussion Only)
22. LV-426 (Alternate Edit - Film Version)
23. Combat Drop (Percussion Only)
24. Hyperspace (Alternate Ending)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
AudioQuest Golden Gate Interconnect 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.
RCA to RCA
Different Connection Types & Longer Lengths Available Upon Request
Note: All cables in our Bridges & Falls Series place their left and right channels in a single jacket, and feature our Asymmetrical Double-Balanced geometry with separate high-quality positive and negative conductors. This design allows for a thin, flexible, and uniquely versatile high-performance cable that can be terminated with a variety of today's connections, including 3.5mm (male or female), DIN, and RCA. In Bridges & Falls, you'll find better metals and more sophisticated technologies - including Air-Tube insulation, Dielectric-Bias System, and Noise-Dissipation System - at lower prices than ever before. Do keep in mind, however, that, by necessity, the plugs on Bridges & Falls cables are fairly close together. If the L and R inputs of your components are more than 3 (7.6cm) apart, please consider models from our Rivers or Elements Series.
The nearly magical confluence of land and sea where the San Francisco Peninsula reaching up from the south, and Marin County stretching down from the north, almost touch, was named "Chrysopylea," meaning "golden gate," by Captain John C. Fremont in 1846. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world from 1937 to 1964, when New York City's Verrazano Narrows surpassed it by a mere 18 meters (60 ft). The main span is 1,280 meters (4,200 ft) long and 27 meters (90 ft) wide, the towers rise to 227 meters (746 ft) above the water.
SOLID PERFECT-SURFACE COPPER (PSC) CONDUCTORS: Perfect-Surface Copper has an astonishingly smooth and pure surface. Proprietary metal-processing technology protects the wire's surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low-distortion conductor. For over 30 years AudioQuest has pioneered the use of superior metals; yet even we were surprised by this huge leap in performance. PSC clearly outperforms previous AQ metals that cost over ten times as much. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat dirty, harsh sound. Solid conductors are fundamental toward achieving Golden Gate's very clean sound.
FOAMED-POLYETHYLENE INSULATION: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Golden Gate uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on both 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.
METAL-LAYER NOISE-DISSIPATION SYSTEM (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.
ASYMMETRICAL DOUBLE-BALANCED GEOMETRY: Purpose designed for single-ended applications, Asymmetrical Double-Balanced Geometry offers a relatively lower impedance on the ground for a richer, and more dynamic experience. While many single-ended cable designs use a single path for both the ground and the shield, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner, quieter performance.
COLD-WELDED, GOLD-PLATED TERMINATIONS: This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.$65.00Analog-Audio Interconnect Cable (Pair) - Multiple Lengths Available Buy Now
Grand Ole Opry's New StarIn 1956 The Grand Ole Opry invited a young country singer named George Jones to perform on their show. The 25 year-old Marine Corp veteran was already picking up momentum in his homeland of Texas, where he was signed to Starday Records. A year earlier his song "Why Baby, Why" became his first hit. However, in his own words, "My success as a country singer, no matter how big it became, would always be limited unless I appeared on the Grand Ole Opry." When he finally got the call to perform at the Opry, he drove almost 800 miles from Houston, borrowed a guitar from Jimmy Dickens, and performed one song. His appearance was a success and he was quickly asked to come back and become a member.
Back in Beaumont, Texas, Jack Starnes and Pappy Daily knew they had to move quickly if their label, Starday Records, was going to keep up with Jones' new found popularity. In early 1957 they released George Jones' first album, Grand Ole Opry's New Star, which also happened to be Starday's first LP. To this day this record has never been reissued in its entirety, making it one of the most collectible country records in the world. Lovingly remastered and carefully restored, this remarkable piece of music history has never looked and sounded so good.
Reserve Records is a new imprint. What better way to start than with a reissue of the debut album by one of the greatest artists of all time released as the first LP by one of the most historic labels in the history of American music?1. Why Baby Why
2. Seasons Of My Heart
3. It's OK
4. Let Him Know
5. Play It Cool
6. Hold Everything
7. Boat Of Life
8. You Gotta Be My Baby
9. What Am I Worth
10. Your Heart
11. Ragged But Right
13. Still Hurtin'
14. Taggin' Along$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Agent Orange (Awaiting Repress)Their origins date back to the year 1980. Be it the early demo tapes, their "In The Sign Of Evil-EP" (Steamhammer), or their 1996 debut album "Obsessed By Cruelty" - Sodom intimidated the world at large from the very beginning. Two years and one album later, the band toured Europe with the likes of Whiplash, recording the live cut "Mortal Way Of Life" at the legendary Tor 3 in DÜsseldorf in the process. With "Agent Orange", the band from Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr area of Germany unleashed a milestone of the genre. Sodom toured all over the world, travelled Europe repeatedly and played a number of successful gigs in Japan and South America. Albums like Better Off Dead (1990) or "Tapping The Vein" (1992) solidified the success of the band, who - despite a number of personnel changes - managed to maintain their characteristic sound, mainly thanks to bassist and vocalist Tom Angelripper. Throughout the Nineties, Sodom lost none of their authenticity on albums like "Masquerade In Blood" or "'Til Death Do Us Unite", remaining firmly grounded and never losing touch with their roots. With their 1999 release "Code Red", a
title that refers to the US Marines' infamous punishment code, the trio consisting of Angelripper/
Bernemann/Schottkowski proved as politically committed as ever. This tradition was continued in
2001 with a journey to the Far East, namely two shows in Bangkok and Saigon and the explosive
subject matter of their album, "M16". Subsequently, Angelripper threw himself into the preparations for Sodom`s first DVD, "Lords Of Depravity Part I" (the band are already busy working on a successor), presenting their latest studio recording in 2009 - "Sodom".LP1
1. Agent Orange
2. Tired And Red
4. Remember The Fallen
5. Magic Dragon
6. Exibition Bout
2. Baptism Of Fire
3. Don't Walk Away
4. Incest (live)
5. Agent Orange (live)
6. Ausgebombt (live)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
REDI-BAR-1117xDeath Cab For Cutie
We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes
Newly Reissued 180 Gram Version
Like the also-great Idaho or Wheat, to file Death Cab for Cutie under the mellow-pop umbrella that shelters tranquil chamber outfits such as Red House Painters, Low, or (post-dance-pop) Talk Talk would do them a gross, miscalculated service. While they're no strangers to the tickling knelling of guitars searching out the extra space found in laggard tempos, that predilection only encompasses a fourth of Death Cab for Cutie's output (like on Title Track and Little Fury Bugs). Heck, they're not even remotely quiet for half of We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes -- the best and brightest LP of their three fine albums to date. Ben Gibbard has turned into a sublime composer, using melodies sparingly but with splendid tunefulness, as all four players marinate his writing with delicately plucked, picked, and pulled arpeggios, ringing chords, and non-obvious atmosphere building. Verily, the slow, broody stuff is but a change of pace; it's when the volume doubles (if only occasionally crashes), when the band shows potency, that We Have the Facts starts flying, soaring with exigency beyond even the threatening storm clouds from the last flight plan, 1998's Something About Airplanes. Lowell, MA and Company Calls are perfect examples: drummer Nathan Good actually gets to punish his snare and toms, the other three dig in with him, and the words indie pop suddenly sounds fresh and alive, with real aggressive, post-dream pop guitar popscapes. Loud and soft, or most of all both, and plenty of points in between, DCFC write and record finished songs that emote, that do more than merely fill a slot in a form in a preconceived genre. In short, they're superb. And getting greater.
- Jack Rabid (All Music)1. Title Track
2. The Employment Pages
3. For What Reason
4. Lowell, MA
6. Little Fury Bugs
7. Company Calls
8. Company Calls Epilogue
9. No Joy in Mudville
10. Scientist Studies$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Revelry And ResilienceGypsyhawk is four metal dudes playing rock and roll and bringing the party every time they get on stage, states guitarist Andrew Packer, and there is perhaps no better way of surmising the spirit and sound of the Pasadena quartet. Revisiting the electrifying sounds of bullshit-free 70s rock, the band is a breath of fresh air compared to the endless onslaught of breakdown obsessed bands cluttering up heavy music. Marinating their wares in whiskey and weed, they hurl out blistering riffs and irresistible hooks and grooves, doing their damnedest to ensure that everyone at their shows is having as much fun as they are.
With Revelry & Resilience, their second full-length and Metal Blade debut, this vibe bleeds from the speakers from start to finish, determinedly putting a smile on your face and compelling you to throw your hair around, no matter how much or how little you might have. It's music for girls to shake their asses to and dudes to bang their heads, states vocalist/bassist Eric Harris. It's good-time rock and roll, and we don't take ourselves too seriously.
The band's distinct personality is splashed all over Revelry & Resilience. Whether it's the edgy and upbeat barroom swagger of The Fields, the balls out stomp wielded by the serpentine grooves and blistering leads of The Hedgeking, the head-bobbing bounce and triumphant air of Frostwyrm or their crunchy yet soulful take on Johnny Winter's Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo, the record crackles with energy while being wholly devoid of pretension, and on every level it is leagues ahead of its predecessor.
The definition of a DIY band, the quartet have determinedly done things off their own backs since their inception, including self-producing Revelry & Resilience, which has allowed them to retain complete control over everything they do. Having worked with producers in other bands I've been involved with, I know I would much rather have Gypsyhawk do it without anyone else's interference, Harris states. I don't want to get caught up in that situation where you say these are the songs and this is what our band is, and the producer says no, no, no, all wrong! That's not our band and it's not going to come across sounding like our band if someone meddles with it like that, and we're proud of what we do and want to represent that as best we can.1. Overloaded
2. The Fields
5. Galaxy Rise
7. Night Songs from the Desert
8. The Red Wedding
9. Silver Queen
10. State Lines
11. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Venus On Earth (Awaiting Repress)Three albums in the novelty has worn off, but Dengue Fever has smartly chosen to keep evolving. While that means their unquestionably unique offering no longer startles, it's no less riveting -- Venus on Earth is at once the band's most accessible and most varied release.
A recap: when first heard from in 2003 on their self-titled debut, Dengue Fever was like no other band, a bunch of L.A. hipsters fronted by a Cambodian-born woman, Chhom Nimol, who paid homage to that Asian nation's pre-Pol Pot cheesy psychedelic-cum-lounge-surf-garage pop sound of the '60s/early '70s, music obscure enough that only a tiny handful of Americans could honestly claim to have known the first thing about it -- certainly, the source material spun outside of the orbit of the so-called core world music audience.
By the second album, 2005's Escape from Dragon House, Dengue Fever had tossed in a few more disparate elements, and with Nimol's high-range vocals riding atop this internationalist admixture and a basic alt-rock sensibility as a guiding force (minus the faux alt-rock attitude), Dengue Fever attracted an audience and garnered critical praise. For Venus on Earth, the mainstream beckons, or comes as close to beckoning as it's ever going to for a band as non-mainstream as Dengue Fever.
Nimol's vocals are as beguiling as ever, Ethan Holtzman's Farfisa organ still swirls, Zac Holtzman's guitars still chime and chunk, and Paul Dreux Smith's drums clang happily along. With horns provided by David Ralicke and bass from Senon Gaius Williams, Dengue Fever has softened some of the rougher edges, injected some serious soul, and added more swing to their thing. Oceans of Venus could be an outtake from the first B-52's album, Clipped Wings a lost Blondie tune, and Woman in the Shoes is just one of the most cuddly pop songs in ages. The groovelicious Nimol-Zac Holtzman duet Tiger Phone Card, a tale of a long distance Phnom Penh-NYC romance, is the pop smash Yoko Ono might have had in an alternate universe.
Drenched in reverb, soaked in sweat, marinated in some phantom historical moment yet tethered to the now, Dengue Fever is more innovative and resourceful than 99-percent of the bands that receive 99 times the publicity.
- Jeff Tamarkin (All Music Guide)1. Seeing Hands
2. Clipped Wings
3. Tiger Phone Card
4. Woman in the Shoes
5. Sober Driver
6. Monsoon of Perfume
8. Oceans of Venus
9. Laugh Track
10. Tooth and Nail
11. Mr. Orange$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Live at the Music HallThose who were fortunate to catch Phosphorescent at any of the their shows in 2013 can attest to the fact
that this is no ordinary touring band. Built around the core of founding member/songwriter Matthew
Houck, Phosphorescent has expanded from a loop-station based solo act into a fully fledged classic rock
band to be held in the same regard as the likes of Crazy Horse. They spent most of 2013 touring behind
their hugely acclaimed album Muchacho, and by the end of the year the band were at the peak of their
powers. This 3xLP live album was recorded over the course of four jam-packed, sweltering holiday
nights in mid-December.
The shows featured the full line up of Matthew Houck (Voice, Guitar, Piano), Rustine Bragaw (Bass,
Voice), Christopher Marine (Drums), David Torch (Percussion), Jo Schornikow (Organ, Voice), Scott
Stapleton (Piano, Voice), Ricky Ray Jackson (Pedal Steel, Guitar, Voice). The songs are culled from across
the catalogue of Phosphorescent albums stretching back to early live favorite 'Wolves', which is featured
here in both solo form and in full band guise, through to current classics such as 'Song for Zula' & Ride
After the shows, Houck spent hours going through the recordings, piecing together this definitive live
collection. This is far from a quick cash-in live album - in fact, it should should perhaps be seen as the
ultimate Phosphorescent record, taking the recordings that make the studio album to a whole new level.
Once Houck had pieced together the tracks, he and album mixer John Agnello worked through the
tracks, mixing them to truly represent that amazing Phosphorescent sound - one part cowboy bravado,
one part wounded master.
You can hear how Houck's voice cracks over over the tender 'Tell Me Baby ' and how it soars in the
perhaps definitive Phosphorecent live song 'Los Angeles'. The musicianship on display here is supreme,
particularly Ricky Ray's sublime pedal steel and the dual keyboard work of Schornikow and Stapleton,
playing opposite each other and playing off each other. This album should be considered an addition to
the pantheon of classic live records - The Who's Live at Leeds, Frampton Comes Alive, Neil Young's Rust
Never Sleeps, The Band's The Last Waltz, Bob Marley's Live, Cheap Trick's Live at the Budokan - like those,
it is a defining moment in the catalogue of Phosphorescent.1. Sun Arise! (An Invocation/An Introduction) (Live)
2. A New Anhedonia (Live)
3. Terror In The Canyons (The Wounded Master) (Live)
4. The Quotidian Beasts (Live)
5. Tell Me Baby (Have You Had Enough) (Live)
6. Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)(Live)
7. Dead Heart (Live)
8. Down To Go (Live)
9. Song For Zula (Live)
10. Ride On/Right On (Live)
11. A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise (Solo, Live)
12. Muchacho's Tune (Solo, Live)
13. Wolves (Solo, Live)
14. Joe Tex, These Taming Blues (Live)
15. Los Angeles (Live)
16. A Picture Of Our Torn Up Praise (Live)
17. South (Of America) (Live)
18. Wolves (Live)
19. At Death, A Proclamation (Live)$34.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Beyond The BloodhoundsAdia Victoria spent the last few years writing, recording, touring and performing, while entrenched in the infamous artist R&R world - restaurants and retail work. Day jobs at a laundry list of Nashville it and not so it spots gave the musician lots of people watching time as well as the mental and emotional space to marinate in her art.
Adia blows the social hush-hush lid off the mental and emotional state of a young black woman growing up under the poverty line in the Deep South and all the implications of such. No pretense. No jive. But also, like the writing of Eudora Welty and Tennessee Williams, there is plenty of Southern Gothic styled, marrow deep joy.
In a recent feature story, Fader encouraged us to, Meet Adia Victoria, A Poet Making Country Music a Little Creepier. She is found in album cuts like Sea of Sand and Stuck in the South, revealing some of her place-based aha moments. In the latter, she notes, I don't know nothin' about Southern belles/ But I can tell you something about Southern hell. As songs like Head Rot, and first single Dead Eyes show us, Adia says, it's an album of falling in love, dealing with loss, confusion, anger, love, and loving myself.
Produced by Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney) and the artist herself, recorded at Nashville, Tennessee's Haptown Studios, Beyond the Bloodhounds features the indelible lyrics, voice, and guitar solos of Adia Victoria along with a band of talented musicians including Tiffany Minton (Drums), Alex Caress (keys), Mason Hickman (guitar), and Jason Harris (bass). She recalls, the studio is a Music City treasure. It used to be a car repair shop. You walk in and there are no windows. It's dark and moody. It feels like walking into the mind.
The result of a lifetime of introspection and a younger self marked by silent observation, Adia Victoria's Beyond the Bloodhounds was three active, recording years in the making. The title pays homage to a line in Harriet Jacobs' Narrative in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Ultimately, Victoria's debut album is more both/and, than either/or. The complexity of her Southern, barrel-aged roots and world traveling, bookworm woman ways will lure you out of the status quo.
Publications like American Songwriter, Rookie, and NPR are taking notice.
Now on the brink of her 30s, fluent in the language of her own self, Adia Victoria stands poised to take her place in a line of true artists. Her mother warned that she feels too much and would be torn up by the world. Adia will tell you that proved to be true. I've felt shredded, but I'm now blessed to embrace the intense feelings as part of my job. That's what I do. It's my bread and butter. My art depends on me feeling and experiencing. I show up, live, and come back and say, oooooh Honey, it was like this...1. I'm With You
2. Borderlines And Aliens
4. Ways To Go
5. Shark Attack
6. Sit Still
7. Hippy Hill
8. What I Know
9. Didn't Have To Go
10. Bitin' The Bullet
11. News To Me
13. Save The Party For Me$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CrossroadsThe first-ever reissue of the private-press country-rock rarity by Colorado auto body painter, Marine,
and garage band lifer Kenny Knight-he played in the original `60s Black Flag-Crossroads recalls
a homebrew American Beauty-era Grateful Dead in its world-weary, low-key mood and indelible
songwriting. Faded, anxious, melancholy, and beautifully woozy, this out-of-time document belies its
1980 release date. Produced in collaboration with Numero Group, it features liner notes by writer
and collector Michael Klausman and Kenny himself.1. Does He Hide
2. One Down
3. All My Memories
4. Carry Me Down
6. To Be Free
7. Baby's Back
8. You Can Tell Me I'm Wrong
10. America$23.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Green And YellowFirst Ever Reissue
Green and Yellow is the collected recordings of
legendary lost 1970s Deep South freaksters, THE
STROKE BAND. Seen and heard, until now, by only a
few South Georgia pot heads, rednecks, sheriffs,
strippers, and intoxicated U.S. Marines. Fronted by
Bruce Joyner - a swamp rat synthesis of Buddy Holly,
Bryan Ferry and Jerry Lee Lewis - The Stroke Band were
an art-punk aberration to anything else happening in
South Georgia in 1978 - 79. This Anthology Recordings
re-release of the Green and Yellow album is the first in
any form since the private press LP came out in 1978.1. Don't Get Angry
2. Fiction Non-Fiction
3. Green and Yellow
4. Gun Fighting Man
5. Janie's Living in a Cell
6. Latin Melody
7. Rat Race
8. Son of Sam
10. The Waves Rush In$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
EXILOVE INKS is a minimalist pop group making music that harkens back to early 80s UK (Marine Girls, Young Marble Giants) and David Lynch's Roadhouse. The group's sleek, needle-precise sound comes distinctly from Austin, Texas. It is a combination of guitar, played quietly but as if from a 12-foot deep well, and bass, creating both tension and melodic release when necessary, in conjunction with an electronic drum machine. The triangle is only completed by Sherry LeBlanc's voice, which leads the listener through every song -- whether it be mellow or dark. These three elements together make up LOVE INKS. Their use of silence and their approach to instrumentation, while sometimes coming across as confrontational, makes their music direct and sincere. Love Inks is looking forward to an EU tour this fall, following the release of EXI.1. Shoot 100 Panes of Glass
2. Dawn/ Poem
3. Don't Hear That
5. Way Out
6. New West
7. Sky Machine
8. Regular Lovers
9. Text Message
10. Spirit Communication$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Single-Sleeve LP Jacket With Custom Dust-sleeve And Bonus 7"
Pissed Jeans and Sub Pop have teamed up to reissue Shallow, the
Allentown, PA band's long out-of-print debut album. The 8-song album
features Pissed Jeans classics "Boring Girls" and "Closet Marine," and
this reissue includes the bonus tracks "Throbbing Organ" and "Night
Minutes" from the band's first single (bonus tracks are included as a 7"). All songs have
been remastered for this release.
Pissed Jeans were noisy as a motherfucker and proud of it on Shallow. The album sounds like a big pile of mud and broken glass ripping through
your stereo speakers in the most killer way imaginable.
Shallow was originally released by Pissed Jeans in June of 2005, not
long after their 2004 single, "Throbbing Organ" b/w "Night Moves." All
tracks were originally recorded by Dan McKinney at Dan's House in
Center Valley, PA, and Shallow was first released via New Jersey hardcore
label Parts Unknown. The recordings feature longtime members Matt
Korvette and Bradley Fry, along with then drummer Dave Rosenstraus
and bassist Tim Wynarczuk.1. I'm Sick
2. Boring Girls
3. Ugly Twin (I've Got)
4. Ashamed of My Cum
5. Closet Marine
6. I Broke My Own Heart
7. Little Sorrell
1. Throbbing Organ
2. Night Minutes$17.99Vinyl LP + 7 - Sealed Buy Now