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  • Double Nickels On The Dime Double Nickels On The Dime Quick View

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    Double Nickels On The Dime

    Ranked 411/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Minutemen's revolutionary working-man's jazz/punk/rock 1984 album Double Nickels On The Dime sprawls across 43 angry, literate, incredibly short tracks. Underscored by George Hurley's crisp, off-kilter drumming, the tight clarity of these compositions is still stunning. The finest album of the Minutemen's career, Double Nickels On The Dime is remarkably as impressive as it is ambitious.

    1. D.'s Car Jam/Anxious Mo-Fo
    2. Theatre Is the Life of You

    3. Viet Nam
    4. Cohesion
    5. It's Expected I'm Gone
    6. #1 Hit Song
    7. Two Beads at the End
    8. Do You Want New Wave or Dou Want the Truth?

    9. Don't Look Now
    10. Shit from an Old Notebook
    11. Nature Without Man
    12. One Reporters Opinion
    13. Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing

    14. Maybe Partying Will Help

    15. Toadies
    16. Retreat
    17. Big Foist
    18. God Bows to Math
    19. Corona
    20. Glory of Man
    21. Take 5, D.
    22. My Heart and the Real World
    23. History Lesson, Pt. 2
    24. You Need the Glory
    25. Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts
    26. West Germany
    27. Politics of Time
    28. Themselves
    29. Please Don't Be Gentle With Me
    30. Nothing Indeed
    31. No Exchange
    32. There Ain't Shit on T.V. Tonight
    33. This Ain't No Picnic
    34. Spillage
    35. Untitled Song for Latin America
    36. Jesus and Tequila
    37. June 16th
    38. Storm in My House
    39. Martin's Story
    40. Doctor Wu
    41. World According to Nouns

    42. Love Dance
    43. Three Car Jam
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  • Buzz Or Howl Under The Influence Of Heat Buzz Or Howl Under The Influence Of Heat Quick View

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    Buzz Or Howl Under The Influence Of Heat

    What Makes a Man Start Fires? marked a real step forward for the Minutemen, and while Double Nickels on the Dime was where the group would reach their peak, there were plenty of signs pointing to that album's diverse brilliance on this eight-song EP. While 'Dreams Are Free, Motherfucker!' and 'The Toe Jam' are goofy, noisy throwaways (hey, this was a EP sandwiched between albums), the rest of the songs found the band consolidating their strengths and growing even tighter and more confident. 'I Felt Like a Gringo' and 'Cut' merge funky rhythms with a punk rocker's sense of concision, 'Self Referenced' and 'The Product' reveal how far this band's writing had progressed since The Punch Line, and 'Little Man With a Gun in His Hand' showed the Minutemen could reduce the tempo and the volume and still create stunning music. It's hard to think of a stronger rhythm section in an independent band in the 1980s than Mike Watt and George Hurley, and D. Boon was by any standards a superb guitarist, with smarts, style, and a keen sense of how to edit himself. Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat remains a superb record from a band just edging into greatness. - All Music Guide
    1. Self Referenced
    2. Cut*
    3. Dream Told By Moto
    4. Dreams Are Free Motherfucker!
    5. The Toe Jam
    6. I Felt Like a Gringo
    7. The Product
    8. Little Man With a Gun in His Hand
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  • Project: Mersh Project: Mersh Quick View

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    Project: Mersh

    Produced by Joe Carducci and the Minutemen

    Engineered by Mike Lardie

    Recorded February, 1985 at Total Access in Redondo Beach, Ca
    1. The Cheerleaders
    2. King of the Hill
    3. Hey Lawdy Mama
    4. Take Our Test
    5. Tour Spiel
    6. More Spiel
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  • What Makes A Man Start Fires? What Makes A Man Start Fires? Quick View

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    What Makes A Man Start Fires?

    Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
    One Chapter In The Book
    Beacon Sighted
    Through Fog Fake Contest

    Mutiny In Jonestown
    Pure Joy
    Faith / East Wind

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    Anchor, The
    Sell Or Be Sold
    Only Minority, The
    Split Red
    Colors
    Flight
    This Road
    Tin Roof, The
    Life As A Rehearsal
    Polarity
    Minutemen
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  • Ballot Result Ballot Result Quick View

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    Ballot Result

    1. Little Man With A Gun In His Hand

    2. Political Song For Michael Jackson To Sing

    3. I Felt Like A Gringo

    4. Jesus And Tequila

    5. Courage

    6. King Of The Hill

    7. Bermuda

    8. No One

    9. Mr Robot's Holy Orders

    10. Ack Ack Ack

    11. History Lesson (Part two)

    12. This Ain't No Picnic

    13. Cheerleaders

    14. Time

    15. Cut

    16. Split Red

    17. S*** You Hear At Parties

    18. Hell (Second take)

    19. Tour Spiel

    20. Take Our Test

    21. Punch Line

    22. Search

    23. Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs

    24. Badges

    25. Tension

    26. If Reagan Played Disco

    27. No No No To Draft And War Joe Mccarthy's Ghost

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  • All In! A Tribute To JFA (On Sale) All In! A Tribute To JFA (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    All In! A Tribute To JFA (On Sale)

    DC-Jam could not have put together a more impressive line up to represent old school skate punk act JFA on their upcoming tribute album. It's a superb trip down memory lane for those old enough to remember the band and a fantastic introduction for the uninitiated. Featuring a stellar punk rock lineup including Jonny 2 Bags (Social Distortion), Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose, Stooges), East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys), The Bots, Agression, Dirty Filthy Mugs, Downtown Brown, and more...
    1. East Bay Ray -Pipetruck
    2. Faction -Out Of School
    3. Frontside Five -Johnny D
    4. Mike Watt & The Secondmissingmen -Beach Blanket
    5. Rudy Schwartz Project -We Know You Suck
    6. Father Figures -Skateboard/you Suck
    7. Lonesome Ones -Bow To No One
    8. Jonny 2 Bags -Preppy
    9. Reno Divorce -Guess What
    10. Plain Dealers -Kick You
    11. Just Because -I Don't Like You
    12. Scarcity Of Tanks -I Want
    13. Dirty Filthy Mugs -Do The Hannigan
    14. Minus-one -Fortune Favors The Brave
    15. Ringwald -Space Brothers
    16. Downtown Brown -Party Like The Amish
    17. Mcrad -Skateboard
    18. Agression -Great Equalizer
    19. Bots -Cokes And Snickers
    20. Dave Bedore -Skateboard Anarchy
    21. Johnny D -I Hate Jfa
    Various Artists
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  • The Punch Line The Punch Line Quick View

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    The Punch Line

    The Minutemen may have come out of the same California hardcore scene that produced Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and Fear, but they not only bore little resemblance to their West Coast contemporaries, they didn't sound much like anyone else in American rock at that time. The Punch Line was the band's first album, packing 18 tunes into less than 25 minutes, and if the music shares hardcore's lust for speed and assaultive rhythmic punch, their sharp, fragmented melodies, complex tempos, and overtly poetic and political lyrics made clear they were rugged individuals; imagine James Blood Ulmer teaching Wire how to get funky and you start to get an idea of what The Punch Line sounds like. It wasn't until the band began to slow down a bit on What Makes a Man Start Fires? that the strength of the group's individual songs became clear, and The Punch Line works better as a unified sonic assault than as a collection of tunes, but moments do stand out, especially Tension, Fanatics, and the title cut, which certainly lends a new perspective to Native American history. The Punch Line was as wildly inventive as anything spawned by American punk, and the band would only get better on subsequent releases.

    - Mark Deming (All Music)
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    Tension
    Games
    Boiling
    Disguise
    Struggle, The
    Monuments
    Ruins
    Issued
    Punch Line, The
    Song For El Salvador

    History Lesson
    Fanatics
    No Parade
    Straight Jacket
    Gravity
    Warfare
    Static
    Minutemen
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  • Still Feel Gone Still Feel Gone Quick View

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    Still Feel Gone

    1991's Still Feel Gone is the sophomore release from the seminal alt-country group Uncle Tupelo which famously spawned both Jeff Tweedy's Wilco and Jay Farrar's Son Volt upon its demise. The least country sounding album of the band's four record output, Still Feel Gone's 13-tracks unceremoniously pay homage to their garage and punk-rock roots, offering what is arguably the best document of the full range of the band in the process.


    From the country stomp of Looking for a Way Out, to the lap-steel driven Still Be Around and Watch Me Fall, through the Minutemen tribute D. Boon and the solitary shuffle of True to Life, Still Feel Gone finds Uncle Tupelo courageously using the momentum of their impressive debut to not only champion their influences but prove what they're truly capable of in terms of both sound and vision.

    1. Gun
    2. Looking for a Way Out
    3. Fall Down Easy
    4. Nothing
    5. Still Be Around
    6. Watch Me Fall
    7. Punch Drunk
    8. Postcard
    9. D. Boon
    10. True to Life
    11. Cold Shoulder
    12. Discarded
    13. If That's Alright
    Uncle Tupelo
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    No Depression

    The album that inspired a website, a magazine and a musical movement, Uncle Tupelo's landmark 1990 debut No Depression is intrinsically a punk-rock record with country themes. On the one hand the album is named after a song by A.P. Carter and features banjos, mandolins and fiddles and on the other the songs are played at a breakneck pace and feature thrashing guitars and a punk spirit.


    Paying their respects to obvious influences like Graham Parsons, the Replacements and the Minutemen, the 12-song set accurately depicts the trials and tribulations of the rural, blue collar existence from the workingman anthems like Factory Belt and Graveyard Shift to the trappings of the nightlife on Whiskey Bottle and Before I Break.


    Equally as acclaimed as it is revered, No Depression brilliantly blends the heartbreak and longing of country music with the power and fury of punk-rock, done so with a precision that remains unmatched.

    1. Graveyard Shift
    2. That Year
    3. Before I Break
    4. No Depression
    5. Factory Belt
    6. Whiskey Bottle
    7. Outdone
    8. Train
    9. Life Worth Livin'
    10. Flatness
    11. So Called Friend
    12. Screen Door
    Uncle Tupelo
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    Joy

    Three tracks from San Pedro, CA's finest on ten inches. From the way back time of 1981. Joy with Black Sheep and More Joy.
    1. Joy
    2. Black Sheep
    3. More Joy
    Minutemen
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  • The Politics Of Time The Politics Of Time Quick View

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    The Politics Of Time

    Base King
    Working Men Are Pissed

    I Shook Hands
    Below The Belt
    Shit You Hear At Parties
    Big Lounge Scene, The

    Maternal Rite
    Tune For Wind God
    Party With Me Punker

    Process, The

    Joy Jam
    Tony Gets Wasted In Pedro

    Swing To The Right

    Iraza Si!
    Times
    Badges
    Fodder
    Futurism Restated

    Hollering
    Suburban Dialect

    Contained
    On Trial
    Spraycan Wars

    My Part
    Fanatics
    Ack Ack Ack Ack
    Big Blast For Youth, The
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  • 3-Way Tie (For Last) 3-Way Tie (For Last) Quick View

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    3-Way Tie (For Last)

    1. Price Of Paradise
    2. Lost
    3. Big Stick
    4. Political Nightmare
    5. Courage
    6. Hve You Ever Seen The Rain
    7. Red And The Black
    8. Spoken Word Piece
    9. No One
    10. Stories
    11. What Is It
    12. Ack Ack Ack
    13. Just Another Soldier
    14. Situations At Hand
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  • Takes Place In Your Work Space Takes Place In Your Work Space Quick View

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    Takes Place In Your Work Space

    White Colored Vinyl


    When a band's first album is unpredictable enough to invoke comparisons with artists as wildly diverse as hardcore innovators the Minutemen and professorial idiosyncrasy of Randy Newman, then you can reasonably assume its been made by people who care about music. Lots of it. Jazz, punk, funk, country, acid rock, even piano ballads all these labels have been used, accurately, to describe White Denim.

    1. Cat City
    2. No Real Reason
    3. Handwriting
    4. Company
    White Denim
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  • Canto Secondo Canto Secondo Quick View

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    Canto Secondo


    Recorded In Bologna, Italy's Vacuum Studio


    Mastered By John Golden At Golden Mastering


    Avant-garde punk legend and former Minutemen
    bassist Mike Watt is back with a second album from
    his latest project, Il Sogno Del Marinaio (translated
    as "The Sailor's Dream"), a collaboration with Italian
    musicians Stefano Pilia and Andrea Belfi. The album,
    Canto Secondo, was recorded over eight days last
    December in Bologna, Italy's Vacuum Studio

    1. Animal Farm Tango
    2. Alain
    3. Nanos' Waltz
    4. Skinny Cat
    5. Mountain Top
    6. Il Sogno Del Fienile
    7. Auslander
    8. Stucazz?!!
    9. Sailor Blues
    10. Us In Their Land
    Il Sogno Del Marinaio
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  • Tension Tension Quick View

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    Tension

    One-sided LP With Lazer Etching On B-Side


    "The songs on Tension are short. Minor Threat short. Minutemen short. Naked City
    short. Short and well, not sweet, but so good." - Gimme Tinnitus


    "(Tension)... exudes a mastery of loud and fast songs that last under a minute and
    explore interesting and emotional subject matter- from feelings of love and angst
    to tragic Warhol superstar Candy Darling." - OC Weekly


    Girl Tears is a punk trio hailing from Los Angeles, California. Kam Andresen, Tristan Ellis and Sal Gabriel formed the band in the fall of 2013 and have been reshaping the contemporary LA punk scene ever
    since. Their debut album "Tension" was written in a week and recorded with Wyatt Blair and Jeremy Katz at Lollipop Studios in 3 hours. The songs on "Tension", which clock in at a minute or less apiece,
    cover themes ranging from disillusionment, love, the frailty of life and loss.

    1. Kill for Joy
    2. Jinx
    3. Lobotomy
    4. Hate
    5. Dream Baby
    6. Candy Darling
    7. Never Again
    8. Alone
    9. Because
    10. Suffocate
    11. Tension
    12. Nothing
    Girl Tears
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  • Hyphenated-Man Hyphenated-Man Quick View

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    Hyphenated-Man

    Hyphenated-man is the name of my third opera, Contemplating The Engine Room (1997) being the first one and The Secondman's Middle Stand (2004) being the second. Whereas Engine Room dealt with my pop's life in the navy as a metaphor for the story of the minutemen and Middle Stand was a parallel to Dante's comedia dealing with an illness that almost killed me in 2000, this third opera is quite different in that it has no standard narrative (libretto!) meaning no regular beginning-middle-end and is as it were simultaneous in the way a mirror from just inside my head, right in this middle-age moment of mine, was then shattered into thirty pieces and then each piece stuffed in the head to show a piece of my state of mind (or out-of-mind) as of now. Thirty tunes? Yes, they're little ones, actually they're thirty parts of one big tune.



    It was kind of trippy how this piece was actually made. I wrote all thirty parts on one of D. Boon's telecasters, the black one he got in Kent, Ohio in 1984. Now I'm not a very good guitarist but Tom Watson was quite the righteous man in his patience and determination to take the palsy demos I gave him and bring them to the piece. - Mike Watt

    1. Arrow-Pierced-Egg-Man
    2. Beak-Holding-Letter-Man
    3. Hammering-Castle-Bird-Man
    4. Bird-in-the-Helmet-Man
    5. Belly-Stabbed-Man
    6. Stuffed-in-the-Drum-Man
    7. Baby-Cradling-Tree-Man
    8. Hollowed-Out-Man
    9. Finger-Pointing-Man
    10. Own-Horn-Blowing-Man
    11. Fryingpan-Man
    12. Head-and-Feet-Only-Man
    13. Shield-Shouldered-Man
    14. Cherry-Head-Lover-Man
    15. Mouse-Headed-Man
    16. Antlered-Man
    17. Pinned-to-the-Table-Man
    18. Confused-Parts-Man
    19. Bell-Rung-Man
    20. Boot-Wearing-Fish-Man
    21. Thistle-Headed-Man
    22. Funnel-Capped-Man
    23. Blowing-It-Out-Both-Ends-Man
    24. Jug-Footed-Man
    25. Lute-and-Dagger-Man
    26. Mockery-Robed-Man
    27. Hill-Man
    28. Hell-Building-Man
    29. Man-Shitting-Man
    30. Wheel-Bound-Man
    Mike Watt
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    Un-United Kingdom

    The latest 4-song ep from PITCHSHIFTER! The title track Un-united Kingdom pokes fun at the good old United Kingdom, set to a backdrop of spastic break-beats and aggressive guitars and scathing vocals. In fact, its such a catchy tune that it appears twice on the ep ? once in its original form and again as a remix by Fuzz Townshend (Pop Will Eat Itself, Bentley Rythmn Ace).


    Pitchshifter (from Nottingham, U.K.) began in the early '90s industrial underground as aggressive social commentators, hearkening back to the early days of British punk and American hardcore (a la the Minutemen and Dead Kennedys). The band signed to Earache in 1992, and their first two releases (the mini-album Submit (1992) and the full-length Desensitized (1993) ) established them as mainstays in the scene. In 1996 they released their Infotainment ep, also on Earache. These albums simultaneously found their way across the Atlantic, capturing the attention of American listeners.


    In 1996, Pitchshifter morphed away from their industrial roots, showing a growing interest in technology and computers. Yet the stronger integration of electronics comes without sacrificing either their signature aggressive sound or an upfront political message.


    The UnUnited Kingdom ep sees the band still broadening their musical horizons. These tracks (including a Big Black cover) will appeal to fans of crossover break-beat/metal/techno/hardcore.

    1. Un-United Kingdom
    2. Everything Sucks
    3. Kerosene (Big Black cover)
    4. Un-United Kingdom (Fuzz Townshend mix)
    Pitchshifter
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    Psychic Temple II

    It may seem hard to imagine a place where indie rock visionaries like Sufjan Stevens and Castanets' Ray Raposa could meld minds with the genius of Brian Wilson, where death metal pioneer Paul Masvidal might wield his legendary six-string chops on a blissed-out soul ballad, where adventurous young jazz players like Kris Tiner and Devin Hoff share credit with Mars Volta keyboardist Ikey Owens and singer/songwriter Aaron Roche.


    Long Beach composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist (not to mention truck driver) Chris Schlarb has not only imagined such a place but has now made it manifest for a second time. Released by Asthmatic Kitty, Psychic Temple II is a labor of love, envisioned by Schlarb to bring his most far-ranging inspirations to life - as he puts it, "a dream ensemble that could never actually exist." The ensemble's sophomore release was painstakingly constructed over more than a year with the cooperation of some of the most progressive musical minds from a staggering variety of genres.


    "I love interesting juxtapositions, where you bring together people from different communities," Schlarb says. He cites iconoclastic predecessors like Bill Laswell's ever-changing group Material, which once brought together a young Whitney Houston with jazz legend Archie Shepp and future Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers producer Michael Beinhorn to cover a song by Hugh Hopper of English prog-rock pioneers Soft Machine. On 2010's Psychic Temple, Schlarb assembled a 29-member ensemble that included Minutemen bassist Mike Watt, vocalist Julianna Barwick, and pianist Mick Rossi of the Philip Glass Ensemble.


    "It seems like a crazy combination of people," Schlarb says, "but they're all just musicians. Why not bring them all together? It may not always work, but it's always worth reaching further."


    Psychic Temple II reaches beyond the long-form experiments of its predecessor for a more tightly focused yet conceptually dense collection whose songs are no less exploratory for their briefer durations. "I never see the point in continuing to regurgitate," Schlarb says of the new album's unique direction. "What was natural at that time would now feel contrived. I have to keep moving forward."


    Schlarb also includes three cover songs by composers who share his boundary-demolishing mindset: Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out," Frank Zappa's "Sofa No. 2," and Brian Wilson's "'Til I Die," a gorgeous, lesser-known Beach Boys song that features vocals by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa, and Cryptacize's Nedelle Torrisi.


    Psychic Temple had its origins in Create (!), a large improvising ensemble with which Schlarb used to perform. The free-form group would often incorporate multiple drummers, a concept that Schlarb decided to pursue in a more composition-oriented setting. No matter how much Psychic Temple mutates from track to track, the rhythmic possibilities of its two drummers (in this case, Tabor Allen and Andrew Pompey) remain intact.


    Schlarb's imaginative leaps are evidenced from the outset of Psychic Temple II, on the intoxicating opening track, "Seventh House." Featuring the sinuous vocals of Sarah Negahdari, who recently served as touring bassist for Silversun Pickups, the song weaves together lyrical and musical references to Neil Young's "Will To Love," to the Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers album Pisces, and to Sheena Easton's notorious Prince-penned pop hit "Sugar Walls."


    Then there's "The Starry King Hears Laughter" and "She Is the Golden World," two songs that pay simultaneous homage to poet William Blake and jazz legend Bill Evans; or "Solo in Place," Schlarb's attempt to filter classic soul through his own "weird prism," a missing link between the Isley Brothers and the Alan Parsons Project that features guitar wizard Paul Masvidal of the death metal bands Death and Cynic.


    Despite such a mind-blowing array of talent from the farthest reaches of the musical spectrum, Psychic Temple II is a surprisingly cohesive album, a testament to Schlarb's clear controlling vision. "One of the fundamental flaws of modern music is the idea of the record as a pastiche," he says. "With hip-hop and R&R records starting in the '90s, you had ten tracks with ten different producers so every track sounded completely different. There was no aesthetic where you could just put on a record and listen to it beginning to end. I admire people who are control freaks."


    Schlarb has wielded control over a number of vastly different projects himself. The New York Observer called his debut solo album, Twilight & Ghost Stories, "40 minutes of avant-garde bliss," while Interoceans, recorded with experimental jazz duo I Heart Lung, was chosen by NPR as one of the top five jazz albums of 2008. He composed the score for Nicklas "Nifflas" Nygren's video game Nightsky and has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Meet the Composer. In 2001, Schlarb founded the eclectic Sounds Are Active record label, which has released music by the likes of Nels Cline, Mike Watt, and Castanets.

    1. Seventh House
    2. The Starry King Hears Laughter
    3. Solo In Place
    4. Bird In The Garden
    5. 'Til I Die
    6. She Is The Golden World
    7. Steppin' Out
    8. All I Want Is Time
    9. Sofa No. 2
    10. NO TSURAI
    11. Hyacinth Thrash Quarter
    Chris Schlarb
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    Band Of Outsiders


    Limited Edition Black And Red Splattered Vinyl


    When jazz hits you in the face with a stack of bricks, Mike Dillon is there...twisting chaos into order before turning it back on itself again. -Splinters & Candy


    The Mike Dillon Band is a predictably gruesome and sublime elixir of stealthy jazz vibes, street poetry raps and post-punk sonic carnage. -Boulder Weekly


    A body in motion tends to stay in motion, at least when The Mike Dillon Band is supplying the dance music. The psychedelic rock group shakes and gyrates with heavy, vibraphone driven grooves, delivering a steady stream of infectious rhythms and hypnotic percussion. -Pittsburgh City Paper


    How many artists can claim being praised a punk rock provocateur, jazz vibraphone visionary and percussion virtuoso in the same sentence? There's only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he's fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.


    With his latest effort, Band of Outsiders-released via Brooklyn label The Royal Potato Family-Mike Dillon has conjured the perfect storm of all these past endeavors. His manic creative vision found its match in three young musicians he met in New Orleans. Carly Meyers-whom Dillon describes as "a High Priestess of Trombone who channels the energy of Iggy Pop through the chops of JJ Johnson in second-line parade"-provides harmonic counterpoint to his vibes and percussion ("All Walks of Life") as she simultaneously ups the band's art-rock ante ("Carly Hates The Dubstep"). The rhythm section of bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Adam Gertner turns on a dime between snarling punk rock assaults ("Homeland Insecurity"), deep funky go-go ("Head"), ska grooves ("Here The Burro") and experimental hip-hop beats ("7AM At The Jazzfest") with all points covered in between.


    Dillon recorded Band of Outsiders at Studio Center in Miami with the help of co-producers Gary Vandy and Richard Maloney Jr. Vandy is an old school engineer whose work includes over 200 platinum records predominantly in the disco and dance genres. His love of Zappa is what attracted him to Dillon's work. In the age of pro-tools chicanery, the production is straightforward, capturing Dillon and his band playing live in a room.


    "Two tours of Mexico and a steady dose of Brazilian music was the jumping off point for these new songs," explains Dillon. "Add our love for The Melvins, Deerhoof, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Trouble Funk and all things New Orleans and this album surpasses our intention to make the freakiest, most vibrant dance music on the planet."


    Lyrically speaking, Mike Dillon draws from his love of Miguel de Cervantes, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Anton Wilson to tell stories of New Orleans debauchery mixed with age-old themes of travel, love, self-destruction and greed. Delivered with Dillon's trademark vocal rasp, the record has the intensity of a Tom Waits-meets-Frank Zappa black comedy. Rumor has it that Dillon lived for the past seven years in the same apartment that Waits shared with Rickie Lee Jones. Dillon discounts those rumors: This apartment has housed dudes from Morning 40 Federation, Ani DiFranco, an old Conga player and a bunch of heroin addicts."


    Taken in its entirety, Mike Dillon's Band of Outsiders is a snapshot of four musicians hitting full stride. Having relentlessly toured the country in 2013-both headlining and opening for artists like Fishbone, Clutch, Primus and Galactic-its 13 songs bristle with a group mind, spill over the sides with the visions invoked during countless dead-of-night drives crisscrossing the country in a van and hit their target with a sonic assault only possible from a band that's played 400-plus shows over the last two years.


    "People are always trying to figure out how to describe our music. Maybe we should call it New Orleans punk jazz Brazilian math rock? It's a gumbo of tribal percussion, The Meters, old school hardcore, Brazil, hard bop and anything else that might move us," concludes Dillon. "But you know, I really don't care what you call it. We kick out the jams harder than anyone, and we also know when to heed the lessons of The Minutemen's Double Nickels On The Dime and keep things straight to the point. There's a reason we called the record what we did. We're the living, breathing definition of a band of outsiders, but together we deliver simple majestic beauty, let's leave it at that."

    1. Head
    2. Hand of God

    3. Homeland Insecurity
    4. Hero The Burro
    5. Carly Hates The Dubstep
    6. Great Lakes Tuna
    7. Missing
    8. All Walks of Life 9. Celebrate the Hate
    10. 7AM at the Jazzfest
    11. So Long Pal
    12. Baby Flint Talk
    13. Dauphine & Desire
    Mike Dillon
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    The second record from these Brooklyn noise-punks expands on the soaring melodies and cracked electronics of 2006's "Stay Afraid", exploring a wider array of berserk, malfunctioning instruments and intricate, pummeling rhythms. These twelve political/personal anthems about ambition and distraction boast bigger choruses, denser drones, and shinier hooks. They cite Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Boredoms, Minutemen, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Amps For Christ as influences.

    1. Fractured Skies

    2. Brighter Days

    3. Vision of Repair

    4. Gold We're Digging, The

    5. New Crimes

    6. Long Way Down

    7. Ghosts Will Burn

    8. Unexplosions

    9. Camera Shy

    10. King of the Hill

    11. Fake Rain

    12. Knives and Pencils
    Parts & Labor
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    You Are Always On Our Minds (On Sale)

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    Features legendary Mike Watt (Minutemen, firehose, Stooges) on bass, Thollem McDonas (Nels Cline, Tsigoti, etc ad infinitum) on keyboards/piano, John Dieterich (Deerhoof, Natural Dreamers) on guitar, and Tim Barnes (Silver Jews, Jim O'Rourke) on Drums. Veering between the tightly woven and the completely unhinged, trading deep gulfs of ponderous melancholy with gentle, fractured pop fairytales, this release keeps the listener guessing without ever abandoning their own special brand of earthy hall-of-mirrors music. Cover artwork by Rachel Carns (The Need, King Cobra, Kicking Giant).

    1. Forces Conspiring
    2. Before Our Eyes Arrived
    3. We Learned The Unreasoning
    4. Thinks This
    5. Buoy Buoy
    6. They Pretty Right
    7. First Shallows
    8. Occasional Cracker
    9. All Us Conked
    10. Forces Perspiring
    11. Semina System
    12. The Down Moveables
    13. Voice Thrower
    14. Be The Same
    15. Thin Incision Split Decision
    16. Slow Choirds
    17. We've Got A Long Ways To Go, We're Almost There
    The Hand To Man Band
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    Suck My Shirt (Awaiting Repress)

    Suck My Shirt is the fourth full-length for The Coathangers.


    "It's a balance between overthinking and just going for it," guitarist
    Crook Kid (Julia Kugel) says of their songwriting strategy. It's a
    duality immediately apparent with the album opener "Follow Me."
    It's a classic Coathangers tune with Stephanie Luke's raspy vocals
    belted out over their signature ragged garage-rock. But the chorus
    opens into one of the most accessible hooks in the band's canon,
    just before segueing into the next verse with a squall of violent
    dissonant guitar. From there the band launches into "Shut Up," a
    title that harkens back to the brash sass of their rst record. The
    song still has its spikey guitar riffs and shouted chorus, but here The
    Coathangers sound less like a jubilant version of Huggy Bear and
    more like the art-pop of late-era Minutemen.


    Dedicated Coathangers fans will recognize the re-worked versions of "Merry
    Go Round," "Smother," "Adderall," and "Derek's Song" from their
    run of limited edition split 7s, and hearing them in the context of
    the album shows that these tracks weren't merely isolated examples
    of the band's more sophisticated side, but were actually
    demonstrative of the group's increasing capacity for nestling solid
    melodic hooks and rock heft into their repertoire. By the time the
    band wraps up the album with the humble pop perfection of
    "Drive," it's hard to believe this was the band that garnered their
    reputation off of raucous bombasts like "Don't Touch My Shit."

    1. Follow Me
    2. Shut Up
    3. Springeld Cannonball
    4. Merry Go Round
    5. Love Em and Leave Em
    6. Zombie
    7. Smother
    8. Dead Battery
    9. Adderall
    10. Derek's Song
    11. I Wait
    12. Drive
    The Coathangers
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    So Stressed initially began in Sacramento, CA as a largely
    improvisational noise project that included the band's three
    members (Morgan Fox, Andrew Garcia and Kenneth Draper).
    Over time, the lineup was refined and their sound coalesced
    into what's heard on The Unlawful Trade of Greco-Roman Art, a
    technically meticulous but anxiety ridden and sometimes terrifying
    cry which calls to mind everything from Q and Not U
    to No Trend and the Minutemen. At times, Fox's lyrics bring to
    mind the emotional distress and social reservation seen in Wire
    and Wall of Voodoo.


    The fact that their sound is so violent and tense as to be physically
    disarming is almost deceptive; the members of So Stressed
    are kind, conscientious and smart young men. Writing this
    album took more than two years (and recording took more than
    six months) due to a common habit of throwing away fully-formed
    songs deemed to be even slightly less than perfect. All
    this was done with no goal in mind- if no one wanted to release
    it, Fox says, "we were just going to delete it."

    1. Cupcake Sister
    2. Apple Hill
    3. Merv King & The Phantoms
    4. White Juice
    5. Nervous Around Punks
    6. Lisps
    7. Cinnamon Death
    8. Flirting With A Cop
    9. Sleep Wave
    10. Covered In Hair
    11. Burger Brother
    12. Needs No Chill
    So Stressed
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    Reflection

    Chalk Circle existed in the Washington, DC metro area punk/hardcore scene between 1981 and 1983. They were the first all-female rock/punk band to ever record and perform in DC, and in January of 2011 their recorded output will finally be available in one place: on the Re flection LP, released by both Mississippi Records and Post Present Medium. The 12 songs on this release are from compilations on Outside Records and WGNS, live shows and unreleased recordings. It also comes with a 16-page booklet compiled by guitarist/vocalist Sharon Cheslow that tells the Chalk Circle story in its entirety for the first time. The booklet features photographs, press clippings and extensive liner notes by renowned musician and producer Don Fleming, whose band Velvet Monkeys headlined Chalk Circle's first shows.



    Chalk Circle, although personally part of the birth of hardcore as friends and fans of the Discord scene, musically never fit into the stringent rules of that scene. They sound like they were from a time where experimentation was rewarded, where new ideas were examined and transformed by people who were curious and excited to live in the moment. The ideas were then transformed again, when the moment changed.



    In an interview by Alex Guiness in 1982, in response to a question about how to label Chalk Circle, vocalist/guitarist Mary Green answered, We'll create our own tag. For those who want a tag, well, think about the raw experimental U.S. punk of Flipper, Bush Tetras, and The Minutemen, or the innovative post-punk of Delta 5, The Swell Maps, Liliput, and The Slits. Think about the youthful energy of DC Hardcore and the enthusiasm of teenagers making music that comes from the heart and not from copying ri ffs from rock records. Think about the straight-laced nature of the nation's capital and the joy of creating your own culture. Think about the promise of punk to teenage women. Chalk Circle expresses all this through music that is spirited, unique, creative, powerful and fun.

    1. Re fection
    2. Uneasy Friend
    3. Scrambled
    4. Private Lie
    5. Turning Up The Collar
    6. The Look
    7. The Slap
    8. Run So Far
    9. Side By Side
    10. Easy Escapes
    11. High Stress
    12. Subversive Pleasure
    Chalk Circle
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