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  • Graveyard Whistling (Green) Graveyard Whistling (Green) Quick View

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    Graveyard Whistling (Green)

    In 1996, the Old 97 s recorded Too Far to Care. It was their major-label debut after the band signed with Elektra Records. But rather than venture into some state-of-the-art studio in New York or LA, the band decamped to Village Productions in Tornillo, Texas, a remote facility in the middle of two thousand acres of pecan trees near the Mexican border. The sound that the group captured on Too Far to Care has remained a touchstone for them. We ve always held that one up as the closest to sounding exactly like what sets us apart from the rest of the world, says Rhett Miller. And so when it came time for the Old 97 s to record the follow-up to the highest-charting album of their career, 2014 s Most Messed Up, producer Vance Powell brought up the idea of returning to Tornillo. We knew instantly that it was the perfect move, says Miller. The result is the eleven songs of Graveyard Whistling, the eleventh studio album from the Old 97 s.


    Knowing that he wanted to consider as many options as possible, Miller handed over a huge pile of songs to the band; they whittled his thirty selections down to eleven. It grapples with spirituality and mortality, Rhett says. Our songs normally hide deeper meanings in the subtext, but they re more on the surface for this record. The trick the Old 97 s have held on to is to take a song that may have a darker theme and present it as something to be screamed along to in a club. The emotional range and musical scope of Graveyard Whistling also benefits from the contributions of some remarkable co-writers including Brandi Carlile, Caitlin Rose, Nicole Atkins, and Butch Walker.


    There aren't more than a handful of bands in history who can claim to have an intact, unchanged line-up as they approach twenty-five years together. There is, of course, no real blueprint or rulebook for sustaining the kind of chemistry that Miller, Bethea, Hammond, and Peeples enjoy. We re just very lucky to be able to do this for a living. It's insane and beautiful and we never, ever take it for granted concludes Rhett.

    1. I Don't Wanna Die In This Town
    2. Bad Luck Charm
    3. All Who Wander
    4. Jesus Loves You
    5. Good With God
    6. She Hates Everybody
    7. Irish Whiskey Pretty Girls
    8. Nobody
    9. Drinkin' Song
    10. Turns Out I'm Trouble
    11. Those Were The Days
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  • Too Far To Care Too Far To Care Quick View

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    Too Far To Care

    Pressed On 180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Includes Insert


    The Old 97's are an alternative country/rock band from Dallas, Texas formed in 1993.


    They are recognized as pioneers of the alt-country movement during the mid to late 90s along with bands such as Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks, and The Bottle Rockets.


    Too Far To Care is the third studio album by the band, originally released in 1997. The album's title comes from the song Streets of Where I'm From.


    Lyrically the band's constant touring is evident in songs like Barrier Reef (with references to Chicago), Broadway (in New York City), and Niteclub (inspired, according to the band, by clubs in Cleveland, Ohio and Ann Arbor, Michigan).


    Four Leaf Clover was originally recorded on Hitchhike To Rhome, the first Old 97's album. Rhett (vocals/guitar) was searching for a duet to record with friend Exene Cervenka and had started work on an old-fashioned duet that I thought we might sing, but Exene proclaimed it 'too pretty'. That song later became Fireflies. Instead, Exene sang on Four Leaf Clover, replacing the lyric nothing to impress you with nothing to attract you which Rhett found much sexier.

    1. Timebomb
    2. Barrier Reef
    3. Broadway

    4. Salome

    5. W. Tx Teardrops

    6. Melt Show

    7. Streets Of Where I'm From

    8. Big Brown Eyes

    9. Just Like California

    10. Curtain Calls

    11. Niteclub

    12. House That Used To Be
    13. Four Leaf Clover
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  • Graveyard Whistling (Red) Graveyard Whistling (Red) Quick View

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    Graveyard Whistling (Red)

    In 1996, the Old 97 s recorded Too Far to Care. It was their major-label debut after the band signed with Elektra Records. But rather than venture into some state-of-the-art studio in New York or LA, the band decamped to Village Productions in Tornillo, Texas, a remote facility in the middle of two thousand acres of pecan trees near the Mexican border. The sound that the group captured on Too Far to Care has remained a touchstone for them. We ve always held that one up as the closest to sounding exactly like what sets us apart from the rest of the world, says Rhett Miller. And so when it came time for the Old 97 s to record the follow-up to the highest-charting album of their career, 2014 s Most Messed Up, producer Vance Powell brought up the idea of returning to Tornillo. We knew instantly that it was the perfect move, says Miller. The result is the eleven songs of Graveyard Whistling, the eleventh studio album from the Old 97 s.


    Knowing that he wanted to consider as many options as possible, Miller handed over a huge pile of songs to the band; they whittled his thirty selections down to eleven. It grapples with spirituality and mortality, Rhett says. Our songs normally hide deeper meanings in the subtext, but they re more on the surface for this record. The trick the Old 97 s have held on to is to take a song that may have a darker theme and present it as something to be screamed along to in a club. The emotional range and musical scope of Graveyard Whistling also benefits from the contributions of some remarkable co-writers including Brandi Carlile, Caitlin Rose, Nicole Atkins, and Butch Walker.


    There aren't more than a handful of bands in history who can claim to have an intact, unchanged line-up as they approach twenty-five years together. There is, of course, no real blueprint or rulebook for sustaining the kind of chemistry that Miller, Bethea, Hammond, and Peeples enjoy. We re just very lucky to be able to do this for a living. It's insane and beautiful and we never, ever take it for granted concludes Rhett.

    1. I Don't Wanna Die In This Town
    2. Bad Luck Charm
    3. All Who Wander
    4. Jesus Loves You
    5. Good With God
    6. She Hates Everybody
    7. Irish Whiskey Pretty Girls
    8. Nobody
    9. Drinkin' Song
    10. Turns Out I'm Trouble
    11. Those Were The Days
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  • Most Messed Up Most Messed Up Quick View

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    Most Messed Up

    Most Messed Up is a revealing, 12-track meditation on 20 years in music that finds the Old 97's at their raucous, boozy best. It's "a rock opera, a way-off Broadway musical about a musician's life, loves and lubrication," says music critic Bill Flanagan. Recorded in Austin and produced by Salim Nourallah, Most Messed Up also features guest appearances by Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N' Roses) and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case) on lap-steel.


    Titles like "Wasted," "Intervention," "Wheels Off," "Let's Get Drunk & Get It On," and "Most Messed Up" hint at the kind of narrators frontman Rhett Miller likes to inhabit - men who possess an appetite for indulgence and won't let a few bad decisions get in the way of a good story. The magic in Miller's songwriting lies in the depth that he lends his characters. Upon closer inspection, the hard partying and endless pursuit of a good time often reveals itself to be a Band-Aid covering up deeper wounds and emotional scars. "There's a lot of darkness hidden in this record," Miller explains.

    1. Longer Than You've Been Alive
    2. Give It Time
    3. Let's Get Drunk & Get It On
    4. This Is The Ballad
    5. Wheels Off
    6. Nashville
    7. Wasted
    8. Guadalajara
    9. The Disconnect
    10. The Ex Of All You See
    11. Intervention
    12. Most Messed Up
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  • Hitchhike To Rhome Hitchhike To Rhome Quick View

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    Hitchhike To Rhome


    Old 97's Classic Debut Gets An Expanded 20th Anniversary Reissue!


    Translucent Orange 2-LP


    The Old 97's burst onto the alt-country scene in 1994 with their
    debut, Hitchhike To Rhome. To celebrate this anniversary, Omnivore
    Recordings is proud to reissue Hitchhike with an expanded release -for the first time-on double LP!


    When band member, and set co-producer, Ken Bethea was revisiting
    the original tapes for this reissue, he discovered a whopping eight
    extra tracks cut at the album sessions-many of which the band hadn't
    even remembered recording. It seemed the perfect time and place
    to bring those previously unissued songs to light and add the tracks
    from their fi rst four song demo cassette to round out the early
    picture of the 97's.


    The double LP (limited edition first pressing on translucent orange vinyl) features the LP on 3 sides with
    6 of the recently unearthed tracks on the 4th. It also includes rare photos, memorabilia and notes from Bethea.

    1. St. Ignatius
    2. 504
    3. Drowning In The Days
    4. Miss Molly
    5. Dancing With Tears
    6. 4 Leaf Clover
    7. Wish The Worst
    8. Old 97's Theme
    9. Doreen
    10. Hands Of
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  • The Traveler The Traveler Quick View

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    The Traveler

    Rhett Miller, lead singer of boozy raucous rockers The Old 97's, will release his new solo album The Traveler. Recorded with Black Prairie (members of The Decemberists) and produced by Chris Funk, "The
    Traveler" showcases a relentless and seemingly ageless songwriter honed by years on the road.
    1. Wanderlust
    2. Jules
    3. Most in the Summertime
    4. My Little Disaster
    5. Fair Enough
    6. Kiss Me On The Fire Escape
    7. Lucky Star
    8. Escape Velocity
    9. Dreams vs. Waking Life
    10. Wicked things
    11. Good Night
    12. Reasons to Live
    Rhett Miller & Black Prairie
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  • Built to Break Built to Break Quick View

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    Built to Break

    Fauss, who was described in Vanity Fair as a cross between Steve Earle and Gram Parsons, recorded the eleven new songs over five months in almost as many cities: Colleyville, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago. the record finds Fauss trading verses with Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller on Eighteen Wheels, a rolling barroom ode to long-distance trucking that simultaneously pays tribute to Fauss' myriad influences: Hank, Waylon, Willie, Cash, Dylan and Emmylou. The centerpiece may be Fauss' honest and austere rendition of the beautiful 2013 Phosphorescent track Song for Zula.
    1. Another Town
    2. A Natural End
    3. The Big Catch
    4. Eighteen Wheels (feat. Rhett Miller)
    5. A Place Out In the Country
    6. Never Gonna Last
    7. I'm Sorry Baby (That's Just the Way It Goes)
    8. Song For Zula
    9. I Can't Make You Happy
    10. Old Life
    11. Come On Down
    Ronnie Fauss
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  • The Damnwells The Damnwells Quick View

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    The Damnwells


    Indie rock band the Damnwells, will be releasing a new, self-titled album featuring the original four band members which is the first album since 2006 to include the original band lineup. (The original members of the Damnwells are Alex Dezen [lead vocals, guitar, piano], David Chernis [lead guitar], Ted Hudson [bass], and Steven Terry [drums/percussion].) Since 2006, Dezen continued to make Damnwells records with a cast of talented musicians to fill in the blanks. But for the forthcoming self-titled album, he and his former comrades decided to "get the band back together" for real and joined producer Salim Nourallah (Old 97s) in the studio to capture the magic. They recorded at the intimate Tree Fort Studios in Austin, TX, where they sought, as Dezen says, to "capture as much live as possible." "What this record represents is four guys, 15 years, a few defeats, and a ton of tiny victories," says Dezen. "What this record means to me is more than what you hear carved into the wax. This is about coming together. It's about brotherhood. It's about making music together. We have never been more excited to share anything with the fans." Dezen and Hudson met at Bard College in 1996 and played in a string of college bands together before they both moved to Brooklyn in 2000. There they met Terry (who was fresh off a stint playing with Ryan Adams' former band, Whiskeytown) and started jamming together. The trio began playing shows at now-defunct clubs throughout Brooklyn and the Lower East Side of Manhattan, sometimes with various guitar players and sometimes as a three-piece. At the end of 2000, Chernis joined them and they christened themselves the Damnwells. The band released its first EP ("PMR") in 2001, then signed to Epic Records and released "Bastards of the Beat" in 2003. The follow-up, "Air Stereo" (which was the last album featuring the original line-up), was recorded for release on Epic but was instead picked up and released by Rounder Records in 2006. "Golden Days," the single from "Air Stereo," was a top 20 Triple A charting song and was also the name of a documentary film about the band released in 2007. Over the years, the Damnwells toured relentlessly, sharing stages with The Fray, the Dixie Chicks, Old 97s, Cheap Trick, and Bob Dylan, to name a few. The Damnwells release "One Last Century" (2009), featured Hudson and Dezen and was given away for free via Paste magazine's website. It was followed by the fan-funded record, "No One Listens to the Band Anymore," which came out in 2011.

    1. Money And Shiny Things
    2. Kentexas
    3. The Girl That's Not In Love With You
    4. Lost
    5. Wreck You
    6. She Goes Down
    7. Heavy Heart
    8. Kill Me
    9. This Ship Of Ours
    10. Too Old To Die Young
    11. None Of These Things
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  • Chris Shiflett And The Dead Peasants Chris Shiflett And The Dead Peasants Quick View

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    Chris Shiflett And The Dead Peasants

    Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants is a new project from Shiflett, already known as the lead guitarist for Foo Fighters and the frontman for Jackson United. Steeped in his love for classic country artists (Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings), rockabilly (Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran), and deep-rooted rock bands (The Rolling Stones, The Replacements), this new album is packed with soulful pedal steeland twang guitar-accented songs. The album highlights his talent and versatility not only as a skillful guitarist, but also as a songwriter. These infectious Americana-laced rock songs are some of the best hes penned, from the chiming keys and buoyant, ringing guitars of Get Along to the pedal steel- and mandolin-lined heartache of Bandaged, and from the spry, Old 97s-ian Baby, Let It Out to the rueful country swing of Death March.


    Shiflett wrote the songs on Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants over the course of 2008-09, inspiration first striking when a friend asked him to perform at Orange Countys punk-rockabilly Hootenanny festival in 2008. After re-immersing himself in his Americana and old country music collection to prepare a short set and then playing a brief acoustic tour with friend Joey Cape of Lagwagon, he began writing what eventually became the new album. Recorded at the Foo Fighters Studio 606 in Los Angeles, CA, this past December and January, the core band on Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants is Shiflett (vocals, guitar), 606 house engineer John Lousteau (drums, in addition to engineering), and Derek Silverman (keyboards). The albums additional instrumentation was performed by an array of fine musicians, including Davey Faragher (Elvis Costello and The Imposters, Jenny Lewis, John Hiatt) on bass, Greg Leisz (Wilco, Lucinda Williams, Whiskeytown) on pedal steel, Stevie Blacke (Beck, Weezer, Colbie Caillat) on violin and mandolin, and Audra Mae on backing vocals.

    1. Helsinki
    2. Get Along
    3. Bandaged
    4. God Damn
    5. Burning Lights (Joe Strummer cover)
    6. An Atheists Player
    7. Not Going Down Alone
    8. Baby, Let It Out
    9. Death March
    Chris Shiflett And The Dead Peasants
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  • Wreck Your Life (Out of Stock) Wreck Your Life (Out of Stock) Quick View

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    Wreck Your Life (Out of Stock)

    The Bloodshot debut album (and our first sort-of hit record) from Dallas' favorite sons is chock full of blinding stutter guitar, soaring vocal harmonies, and keen songwriting. This is the sound of a band hitting its stride, the confidence growing as quickly as the crowds, and it holds up beautifully.


    We're very pleased to announce the long overdue vinyl version of the original program of this certified classic! Pressed in a limited edition on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl, hear all of your favorites on the format they were always meant for (even if we just got around to it!)


    Roots-rock scares come and go, but the kind of energy, lyrical talent, and inventive alchemical acumen that Wreck Your Life has in spades never falls from favor. With this record, the 97s (and Bloodshot) were on their way.

    1. Victoria

    2. Other Shoe

    3. Doreen

    4. You Belong To My Heart

    5. Big Brown Eyes

    6. Dressing Room Walls

    7. W-I-F-E

    8. Bel Air

    9. My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin'

    10. Old Familiar Steam

    11. Over the Cliff

    12. Goin' Goin' Gone
    Old 97's
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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