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OK ComputerRanked 162/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Granted classic album status almost immediately upon its release in 1997, OK Computer transformed Radiohead from a highly promising rock act into The Most Important Band in the World, a label the band has been burdened by ever since. Combining elements of bombastic prog rock with alternating time signatures and traditional pop songwriting, OK Computer was an artistic departure from the sound of the band's previous efforts and it was the first true sign of the band's restless ambition.1. Airbag
2. Paranoid Android
3. Subterranean Homesick Alien
4. Exit Music (For A Film)
5. Let Down
6. Karma Police
7. Fitter Happier
9. Climbing Up The Walls
10. No Surprises
12. Tourist$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Kid ARanked 428/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
With the near impossible task of following up their critically acclaimed masterpiece OK Computer, Radiohead took another bold leap with Kid A, an experimental album built largely around the union of electronica and mood. Musically, Kid A is as accomplished as anything Radiohead has ever produced and its overflowing with eye-opening musical mosaics which are absolutely stunning in their insight and beauty.LP 1
1. Everything In Its Right Place
2. Kid A
3. The National Anthem
4. How To Disappear Completely
2. In Limbo
4. Morning Bell
5. Motion Picture Soundtrack
6. Untitled$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ranked 110/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Pablo Honey in no way was adequate preparation for its epic, sprawling follow-up, The Bends. Building from the sweeping, three-guitar attack that punctuated the best moments of Pablo Honey, Radiohead create a grand and forceful sound that nevertheless resonates with anguish and despair -- it's cerebral anthemic rock. Occasionally, the album displays its influences, whether it's U2, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., or the Pixies, but Radiohead turn clichÉs inside out, making each song sound bracingly fresh. Thom Yorke's tortured lyrics give the album a melancholy undercurrent, as does the surging, textured music. But what makes The Bends so remarkable is that it marries such ambitious, and often challenging, instrumental soundscapes to songs that are at their cores hauntingly melodic and accessible. It makes the record compelling upon first listen, but it reveals new details with each listen, and soon it becomes apparent that with The Bends, Radiohead have reinvented anthemic rock.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)1. Planet Telex
2. The Bends
3. High And Dry
4. Fake Plastic Trees
6. (Nice Dream)
7. Just (You Do It To Yourself)
8. My Iron Lung
9. Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was
10. Black Star
12. Street Spirit (Fade Out)$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Moon Shaped Pool'A Moon Shaped Pool,' Radiohead's long-awaited 9th studio album, produced by Nigel Godrich. Album cover art by Stanley Donwood.1. Burn The Witch
3. Decks Dark
4. Desert Island Disk
5. Ful Stop
6. Glass Eyes
8. The Numbers
9. Present Tense
10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
11. True Love Waits$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
AmnesiacAlthough it's more song-driven and acoustic than Kid A, Radiohead's Amnesiac was hulled from the same sessions and it marked the first time in the band's career that a new record didn't bring about a complete shift in artistic priorities. It's nevertheless another brilliant offering from the most musically innovative band in modern music and another fine example of the fact that they're comfortably in a league all their own.LP 1
1. Packt Like Sardines In a Crushd Tin Box
2. Pyramid Song
3. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors
4. You And Whose Army?
5. I Might Be Wrong
1. Knives Out
2. Morning Bell/Amnesiac
3. Dollars and Cents
4. Hunting Bears
5. Like Spinning Plates
6. Life In a Glasshoue$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
In RainbowsOn the deliriously satisfying In Rainbows, Radiohead returns to a more straight-ahead (though subdued) rock sound. Much hubbub has been made about this record's innovative release. Radiohead allowed fans to pay what they wished to download fairly low-resolution tracks from the band's own website. Like so many innovations, it already seems funny both that it was such big news and that someone else of similar stature hadn't done it sooner. Some pundits were appalled that it took awhile to download the tracks if you tried to do it at the same time as thousands of other people, while others decried that the group was trying to kill the music industry (or save it).
Little of the press seemed to focus on the record itself, which actually made sense because it was so entertaining and inviting, the most low-key album Radiohead has made to date. There's even a very straight-forward, simple, silly little love song, House of Cards. It might be a bit lethargic, but the simple instrumentation of electric guitars, bass, and drums is lovely as heck. A handful of these tunes enchanted fans for years before finally being committed to computer tape. This is particularly fitting as In Rainbows is the group's most band-sounding album since OK Computer. This is not a record that hits you over the head with how far this group is pushing the envelope; it's simply a phenomenal, well-crafted, and exciting album. As soon as it's done, you're playing it again. --Mike McGonigal1.15 Step
5.All I Need
8.House of Cards
9.Jigsaw Falling into Place
10.Videotape$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Moon Shaped Pool (Deluxe)Case Bound Album, Inspired By The Albums For 78rpm Shellac Records In The Library Of La Fabrique, France
32 Pages Of Artwork
The 11 Track Album On Two Heavyweight 12" Vinyl Records
Two Compact Discs: One With The Album And One With Two Extra Tracks
Recording Tape Belly Band Applied
A Moon Shaped Pool is the ninth studio album from Radiohead, featuring "Burn The Witch," "Daydreaming" and "True Love Waits."LP 1
1. Burn The Witch
3. Decks Dark
4. Desert Island Disk
5. Ful Stop
1. Glass Eyes
3. The Numbers
4. Present Tense
5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
6. True Love Waits
1. Burn The Witch
3. Decks Dark
4. Desert Island Disk
5. Ful Stop
6. Glass Eyes
8. The Numbers
9. Present Tense
10. Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor Rich Man Poor Man Beggar Man Thief
11. True Love Waits
1. Ill Wind
2. Spectre$99.99Vinyl LP + 2 CDs - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Beautiful PeopleFollowing the release of his critically acclaimed LP Under the Sun, Mark Pritchard shares a new 12 featuring Beautiful People and an impressive instrumental take on the track. Beautiful People was a highlight of the LP, featuring the vocals of Radiohead's Thom Yorke. The 12 comes along with artwork from Jonathan Zawada who provided Pritchard with the artwork for Under the Sun, and collaborated with him on a stunning installation for Red Bull Music Academy1. Beautiful People (featuring: Thom Yorke of Radiohead)
2. Beautiful People (Alternative Instrumental 1)$11.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now
Hail To The Thief45 RPM
Radiohead's 2003 release Hail To The Thief borrows equally from OK Computer's epic progressive rock and Kid A's skittering electronic theatrics while using eloquent metaphors and complicated arrangements to express the uncertainty, fear and anger arising from the 2000 U.S. presidential election and a post-9/11 world. The occasional hard-grooving funk rhythm and crazed rock guitar riff keeps even the airiest sentiments well anchored though, making Hail To The Thief as well balanced as it is progressive.1. 2+2=5
2. Sit Down. Stand Up
3. Sail To The Moon
5. Go To Sleep
6. Where I End And You Begin
7. We Suck Young Blood
8. The Gloaming
9. There There
10. I Will
11. A Punchup At A Wedding
14. A Wolf At The Door$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Inherent Vice SoundtrackNonesuch will release Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's new feature film, Inherent Vice). An adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, Inherent Vice, which will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters starting on December 12, is set in the tail end of the psychedelic '60s and stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson. In addition to nine compositions by Jonny Greenwood, the soundtrack features Spooks, an unreleased Radiohead tune performed by members of Supergrass, as well as other recordings from the movie's era (complete track list follows). Additional performers include The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Young, Can, and The Marketts, among others.
This is the third Anderson film that Greenwood has scored. Their previous collaborations include the critically praised soundtrack for 2007's Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood and 2012's The Master, both released by Nonesuch. Rolling Stone said of The Master that its visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood's haunting, hypnotic score. The New Yorker described the music as rich and inventive. The Times of London exclaimed: Jonny Greenwood's score is superb. Of the There Will Be Blood score, the Boston Globe noted that the squealing, cicada-like strings of...Popcorn Superhet Receiver masterfully evoke the film's apocalyptic vision of the West.
All Tracks Composed by Jonny Greenwood, except Vitamin C by Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt, Holger Schuering, and Kenji Suzuki; Here Comes the Ho-Dads, by Joseph Saraceno; Spooks, by Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway, and Thom Yorke; Les Fleur, by Richard Rudolph and Charles Stepney; Sukiyaki, by Rokusuke Ei and Hachidai Nakamura; Journey Through the Past, by Neil Young; Simba, by Les Baxter; and Any Day Now, by Burt Bacharach and Bob Hilliard.LP 1
1. Shasta Fay - By Jonny Greenwood
2. Les Fleurs - By Minnie Riperton
3. The Chryskylodon Institute - By Jonny Greenwood
4. Sukiyaki - By Kyu Sakamoto
5. Shasta - By Jonny Greenwood
6. Vitamin C - By Can
7. Meeting Crocker Fenway - By Jonny Greenwood
8. Here Comes the Ho-Dads - By The Marketts
9. Spooks - By Jonny Greenwood
1. Journey Through the Past - By Neil Young
2. Adrian Prussia - By Jonny Greenwood
3. Simba - By Les Baxter
4. Under the Paving-Stones, the Beach! - By Jonny Greenwood
5. Amethyst - By Jonny Greenwood
6. The Golden Fang - By Jonny Greenwood
7. Shasta Fay Hepworth - By Jonny Greenwood
8. Any Day Now - By Chuck Jackson$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I Might Be WrongI Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings is a 2001 live album. It consists of live performances of eight songs recorded on a tour of Europe and North America, including songs from their albums Kid A and Amnesiac.
National Anthem's fuzzed-out riff rages aggressively behind Thom Yorke's crazed, breath-scat vocal, giving the song a rollicking edge that was nowhere on Kid A. The same effect is heard on Idioteque, as Yorke, getting backup vocal help from the crowd, sings over an acoustic beat, removing the distant, electronic touch of the studio version. True Love Waits aptly ends the record with Yorke and a solo acoustic guitar, which finds just the right touch on a song that Radiohead have played with for years (long-term fans should note the first ever appearance on record of the track). In the end, Radiohead don't really stray too far from the original templates of these songs, they merely play up the highs and milk the lows, just like any good rock band should. -- Matthew Cooke1. The National Anthem (Live in France)
2. I Might Be Wrong (Live)
3. Morning Bell (Live In Oxford)
4. Like Spinning Plates (Live)
5. Idioteque (Live In Oxford)
6. Everything In Its Right Place (Live In France)
7. Dollars & Cents (Live)
8. True Love Waits (Live In Oslo)
10. A Wolf At the Door$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pablo HoneyRadiohead's debut album, Pablo Honey, is a promising collection that blends anthemic rock with long, atmospheric instrumental passages and an enthralling triple-guitar attack. Although it is undoubtedly less slick and accomplished than their subsequent work, Thom Yorke's vulnerable but impressive vocal styling was already in place on songs such as Stop Whispering Anyone Can Play Guitar and the surprise hit Creep. In terms of musical maturity, Radiohead were clearly years ahead of their time even at these early stages.1. You
3. How Do You?
4. Stop Whispering
5. Thinking About You
6. Anyone Can Play Guitar
9. Prove Yourself
10. I Can't
12. Blow Out$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FamilialWhen you're the same age as the Prime Minister, you think, I'd better get on with this, Philip Selway grins as he acknowledges the new sea change in British politics but popularity is generally a passing phase while your first album, that's forever. Knowing time waits for no one, he has delivered Familial, a collection of sublimely fragile, haunting, and heartfelt songs that will surprise many, and not only because drummers traditionally don't do this kind of thing. Familial is so persuasively good, it sounds like Selway has always been a singer-songwriter.
It's a sideline solo project, mind. The morning he talks about his record for the very first time, he still has to leave for a rehearsal down the road by an acclaimed Oxford-based band, named Radiohead, for whom Selway has drummed immaculately and imaginatively for the last 20 years. And with the admission, It's a cardinal sin for drummers to come in to rehearsals with the comment I've got this song'! he knows the time has come for his songs, put on ice when drumming took over in his late teens, to emerge into the light.
Listeners to Familial will immediately recognize the ring of absolute truth, melodies and words fired by emotions, and not a whiff of dilettante posturing. In truth, what truly ignited Selway's efforts to record wasn't Britain's political transformation but the loss of his mother in 2006. It was one of those watershed moments that shake everything up, and you get a greater sense of urgency on what you want to do in life, he says.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. By Some Miracle
2. Beyond Reason
3. A Simple Life
4. All Eyes on You
5. Don't Look Down
6. Broken Promises
7. The Ties That Bind Us
8. Patron Saint
10. The Witching Hour$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The King Of LimbsRadiohead's highly anticipated eighth album, The King Of Limbs follows-up the artistic provocateurs' 7-time Grammy nominated 2007 release In Rainbows. The eight song collection was produced by longtime collaborator, Nigel Godrich and is arguably the most groove-oriented set of Radiohead's restless career.
King Of Limbs was named in honor of one of Great Britain's oldest trees. Nicknamed 'Big Belly Oak' and located in the 4,000-acre Savernake Forest in Wiltshire, England, the tree is estimated to be around 1,000 years old and has a girth of over 36 feet. The album was recorded in a country home less than three miles from Big Belly.1. Bloom
2. Morning Mr. Magpie
3. Little By Little
5. Lotus Flower
7. Give Up The Ghost
8. Separator$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Who's Feeling Young Now?Punch Brothers release their new album, Whos Feeling Young Now?, on vinyl March 20. Completed over three weeks at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, the record was produced by Grammy Award winner Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). Whos Feeling Young Now? is the follow-up to 2010s Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic, about which the New York Times said: Punch Brothers have the unplugged lineup of an old-fashioned string band But their music is as radical as new acoustic music can be.
Ten songs from Whos Feeling Young Now? were written by Punch Brothers, with the bands friend Josh Ritter co-writing lyrics on two tunes (Hundred Dollars and New York City). Additionally, the album contains the bands interpretations of Radioheads Kid A and the Swedish group VÄsens Flippen. The vinyl album was pressed on two discs of 140-gram, audiophile-quality vinyl and includes four additional Punch Brotherspenned tunes. Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track Movement and Location and an exclusive set of five custom Punch Brothers paper coasters illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist Matthew Diffee, signed by the band.
Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris Critter Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the bands many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. In 2009 they all moved to New York City and began a regular, standing-room-only, residency at the Living Room, trying out new songs as well as inspired covers; these shows ultimately spawned Antifogmatic.
Whos Feeling Young Now? is less evasive than Antifogmatic and Punch, said Thile. And I feel like part of that is us becoming more comfortable with who we are as a band, and me becoming more comfortable with who I am as a singer.LP1
1. Movement and Location
2. This Girl
3. No Concern of Yours
4. Who's Feeling Young Now?
6. Flippen (The Flip)
7. Patchwork Girlfriend
8. Hundred Dollars
1. Soon or Never
2. New York City
3. Kid A
4. Don't Get Married Without Me
5. Roses Blooming in the Dark
7. Knock Me Down
8. Shh, Just Let Me Do This$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
JiaolongWhile Caribou has been touring the globe throughout 2012 in support of Radiohead, Dan Snaith has fallen deeper into his love affair with the dance floor to bring us a full-length release as Daphni. The first Daphni album of shape-shifting works is titled JIAOLONG (pronounced JOW-long) and will be released on Dan's own imprint in the UK on October 8 and on Merge Records in North America on October 16.
Throughout Caribou's ongoing world tour, Dan has been hitting club nights in each city, DJing into the wee hours in search of that sweet spot. "DJs have the potential to blindside you," Snaith says. Inspired to work in a completely different way-setting aside the meticulous compositional rigors and musical layers that underpin Caribou songs-Dan Snaith-as-Daphni reaches out for a more feminine, fluid energy and seeks instant gratification. "Daphni tracks are rough and spontaneous," he explains. There is a small world where dance music lives up to its potential to liberate, surprise, and innovate. It's there that I hope Daphni has a place."1. Yes, I Know
2. Cos-Ber-Zam - Ne Noya (Daphni Mix)
3. Ye Ye
9. Long$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Disillusion (Awaiting Repress)O'Brother return with their sophomore studio album Disillusion, The band ventured out of their hometown of Atlanta, GA to the bitter cold of Long Island this past winter to hole up in the studio with engineer/producer Mike Sapone (Brand New, Public Enemy, Daytrader). The result is a heavier, refined follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2012 debut Garden Window which the Wall Street Journal's Jim Fusilli described as, " a brutalizing blend of
industrial rock, alt-metal and metal featuring a three-guitar attack ." In addition the album
had both Guitar World and Decibel comparing them to Radiohead and the Melvins and Consequence of Sound threw in Queens of the Stone Age and Tool comparisons, summing things up with " Garden Window feels really fucking loud, and does this really fucking well ."
After wrapping things in the studio, the band hit the road this spring with the legendary Alice In Chains for a stint of support dates and along the way, appeared at a number of festivals including
Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma. In the past three years, they have been on countless national tours, sharing the stage with Manchester Orchestra, The Dear Hunter, Cage the Elephant, Alice In Chains, Thrice, Caspian, and Circa Survive along with a handful of headlining tours. O'Brother is extremely excited to continue on the festival tip by making their first ever appearance at Lollapalooza in Chicago this August just weeks before Disillusion is set to drop.1. Come Into The Divide
4. Perilous Love
5. Path of Folly
10. Radiance$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Pointless Nostalgic (Pure Pleasure)This is the sensational debut album by Jamie Cullum - the brightest young male singer/pianist on the block. Jamie Cullum has quickly become a household name after Candid Records launched Jamie with the original, award winning hit album Pointless Nostalgic. A caustic blend of hip, catchy originals, contemporary covers and standards, Pointless Nostalgic went straight to the top of the charts and demanded attention.
Barely in his twenties, Cullum has a wise old rasp that usually takes decades of chain-smoking to acquire. Cullum's move to mix jazz standards, American songbook classics, and contemporary popular music was a risky one that could easily isolate fans of each genre. However, Cullum managed to find a unifying thread in all of the styles, tying them together in a manner that seemed like the natural culmination of a diverse record collection. Jazz plays heaviest in the mix, but Cullum's version of it is lively and roguish. A rock & roll spirit among erstwhile snobs, he brings blue jeans to the beret set.
Highlights come courtesy of Cullum's diverse and well-chosen array of cover songs. While so many Harry Connick, Jr. wannabes stick to the standards and limply mimic moves lifted from Frank Sinatra's catalog, Cullum hops from Radiohead to Thelonious Monk with equal verve and accomplishment. Closing number I Want To Be A Popstar is a playful rumination on the advantages of being a pop star rather than a jazz key pounder. The mischievous romp exemplifies the lighthearted approach that has become Cullum's calling card, endearing him to jazzophiles and screaming young girls alike.
- Ben Castle, Dave 0' Higgins (tenor saxophone)
- Matt Wates (alto saxophone)
- Martin Shaw (trumpet)
- Martin Gladdish (trombone)
- Jamie Cullum (piano, vocal)
- Geoff Gascoyne (bass)
- Sebastiaan de Krom (drums)
Recording: 2002 at Clowns Pocket Studios by Derek Nash and Livingstone Studios by Mark Chamberlain
Production: Jamie Cullum and Geoff Gascoyne
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. You And The Night And The Music
2. I Can't Get Started
3. Devil May Care
4. You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You
5. Pointless Nostalgic
6. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
7. Well You Needn't
8. It Ain't Necessarily So
9. High And Dry
10. Too Close For Comfort
11. A Time For Love
12. Lookin' Good
13. I Want To Be A Popstar
$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
XTRMNTRWhen Primal Scream's EXTERMINATOR - or XTRMNTR - came out in 2000 as the last album on Alan McGee's legendary Creation Records it made quite a stir. McGee must have told The Scream to let the label 'go out with a bang', and boy did they deliver.
EXTERMINATOR is punk flavoured anarchism mixed with a big beat rumpus, a sonic protest against the self-righteous and unchallenging indie-music of the day. Or, as NME put it: 'rarely has anger been so beautifully managed', as they put it on the #2 spot of the best albums of 2000 (only losing out to Radiohead's Kid A).
With EXTERMINATOR The Scream produced war you can dance to, proving themselves ahead of their time.
Available on 180 grams audiophile vinyl again for the first time since its original release!1. Kill All Hippies
1. Swastika Eyes (Jagz Kooner Mix)
3. Blood Money
1. Keep Your Dreams
2. Insect Royalty
3. MBV Arkestra (If They Move Kill 'Em)
1. Swastika Eyes (Chemical Brothers Mix)
2. Shoot Speed / Kill Light$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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While You Were Sleeping (On Sale)JosÉ James has announced a his new album, While You Were Sleeping, his fifth studio album and his second album for Blue Note Records. While You Were Sleeping is the follow-up to his widely acclaimed R&B and jazz steeped No Beginning No End, and signals a new creative direction for the versatile singer-songwriter. The album was recorded in Brooklyn, NY, and was produced by JosÉ and Brian Bender.
That creative shift is heard in the rock edge of tracks like "EveryLittleThing" and "Anywhere U Go" and is evidenced in a change in JosÉ's band which adds guitarist Brad Allen Williams to the stellar line-up of keyboardist Kris Bowers, bassist Solomon Dorsey and drummer Richard Spaven. The influence of Jimi Hendrix can be heard throughout the album as much as R&B forefathers like Al Green. Special guests on While You Were Sleeping include vocalist Becca Stevens who duets with James on her song "Dragon," as well as trumpeter Takuya Kuroda who is featured on the cover of Green's classic "Simply Beautiful" that closes the album.
This album is a synthesis of everything I love about music," says JosÉ, "from contemporary artists like Frank Ocean, James Blake, and Junip to groundbreaking artists I grew up with like Nirvana, Radiohead, and Madlib. It's also a love letter to many late nights spent in East London clubs like Plastic People and Cargo, watching new movements unfold in electronic music. I want people to feel the joy of discovery that I experience night after night onstage, reaching for something new.
NPR Music raved about No Beginning No End, proclaiming "James makes utterly contemporary music," adding that he "skirts categories with ease, fitting in with current R&B innovators like Frank Ocean or Miguel, yet maintaining a strong awareness of a lineage that stretches from Ray Charles to Marvin Gaye to Lou Rawls to Maxwell."
Pitchfork noted that "While he's always been one to try stuff out - he successfully collaborated with Flying Lotus on Blackmagic - on No Beginning No End he finds a way to make an eclectic approach feel unified and whole. With previous releases, he's earned his heroic acclaim in the tough, tried-and-trusted lanes of contemporary jazz. With No Beginning No End, he's built his own road out."1. Angel
2. U r the 1
3. While You Were Sleeping
4. Anywhere U Go
6. 4 Noble Truths
7. Dragon feat. Becca Stevens
9. Without U
12. Simply Beautiful feat. Takuya Kuroda (Al Green)$19.99 $15.79 Save $4.20 (21%)Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Soon Over BabalunaLP Has Been Out Of Print For Over 30 Years
Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger
Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed
a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of
ethnic, electronic, experimental, and modern classical music.
Soon Over Babaluma is the sixth studio album by Can,
the band's first album without a lead vocalist who does not
play an instrument, following the departure of Damo Suzuki.
The vocals are taken care of by guitarist Michael Karoli and
keyboardist Irmin Schmidt. It is also their last album that
was created using a two-track recorder taking the ambient
style of Future Days and pushing it even further.
The band's powerful influence has never diminished, and
their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely
acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James
Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai,
Kanye West (who sampled 'Sing Swan Song') and Radiohead
- as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and
literature.1. Dizzy Dizzy
2. Come sta, La Luna
4. Chain Reaction
5. Quantum Physics$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Under The Skin Soundtrack
An eerie, anxiety-provoking electronic work
that is extremely accomplished in its own right.
- Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
Jonathan Glazer, known for Sexy Beast and Birth and his music videos
for Radiohead, Massive Attack, Jamiroquai etc., is back with his latest
film, Under the Skin.
Based on the novel by Michael Faber, Under the Skin follows the
journey of a voluptuous woman (Scarlett Johansson) of unknown origin
combing the highway in search of isolated or forsaken men. They are
seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again.
Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival last fall, the film has been very
well-reviewed by audiences and critics alike. It receives 88% Fresh on
The music, which plays a critical role in the film and has been
mentioned numerous times in reviews, is by British-born Mica Levi,
known by her stage name Micachu. She is best known for her band
Micachu & The Shapes and for experimental music in a variety of
genres. Her electronic beat is the perfect companion to this hauntingly
beautiful and stylized picture.1. Creation
2. Lipstick To Void
3. Andrew Void
4. Meat To Maths
6. Lonely Void
7. Mirror To Vortex
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This World Oft Can Be (On Sale)On May 28, Boston-based quintet Della Mae will release their debut for Rounder, This World Oft Can Be. The album, which was produced by Bryan Sutton and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Hole, Dinosaur Jr.) shows that like the Avett Brothers, Lumineers, and Punch Brothers, these five multitalented young women are respectful of American musical tradition, but not restricted by it, combining centuries' worth of musical influences with an emotionally tough, undeniably modern songwriting sensibility.
This World Oft Can Be's 12 songs-including such engaging originals as "Empire," "Paper Prince" "Maybeline" and the feisty title track-showcase the fivesome's world-class instrumental abilities, lilting harmonies and subtly commanding lead vocals. Although the musicians' sublime skills have already won them numerous individual honors, the album's focus is squarely on the band's emotionally potent songs and spirited, effortlessly expressive performances.
"The identity that we've developed as a band is a melting pot of our different personalities and backgrounds," asserts founder Kimber Ludiker. After having the idea at a summer festival, Kimber hand picked musicians from all over the country: singer Celia Woodsmith comes from a blues/rock background, guitarist Courtney Hartman studied at Berklee College of Music, bassist Shelby Means played with various bands in Nashville, and mandolin player Jenni Lyn Gardner was schooled in traditional bluegrass. Della Mae's members hail from all over the United States, and the five women each bring impressive musical resumes amassed in their previous ventures.
Della Mae recorded This World Oft Can Be at Cash Cabin Studio, Johnny Cash's former recording base, in Hendersonville, Tennessee. In addition to absorbing the studio's inspirational vibes, Courtney Hartman played June Carter Cash's vintage 1933 Gibson L5 Round Hole guitar on "Some Roads Lead On," while Ludiker had the honor of borrowing John Hartford's custom carved fiddle on "Letter From Down The Road."1. Letter From Down The Road
3. Paper Prince
6. Ain t No Ash Will Burn
7. Heaven s Gate
8. Turtle Dove
9. Pine Tree
10. Like Bones
11. This World Oft Can Be
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Jessie JonesIn 2013, Jessie Jones gave up her possessions, vanished into the nothingness of farm country, and found herself on interstellar overdrive - far away from her Disneyfied home in Orange County. For three years, she had fronted Burger Records' Feeding People, OC's answer to Black Sabbath. The teenage byproduct of gloomy acid trips and gospel choirs, Feeding People released two albums, got signed to Innovative Leisure in 2011, and played Low End Theory with Radiohead's Thom Yorke . The 19-year-old Jones, with her bluesy growl and whimsical melodies, was being compared to Jefferson Airplane's Grace Slick, Janis Joplin, and Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster. In 2014, her voice returned to her with primal intent - like the caterwauling echoes of coyotes deep in the Hollywood hills. Earlier this year, Jones began singing with paranormal proto-punk outfit Death Valley Girls, which allowed her to release her demons and find salvation during what Jones describes as the most cosmically ordained project of her life. Reveling in the quantum wobble of her own alternative reality, Jones is now releasing her self-titled debut on Burger Records by channeling the voices in her head; not quite the sanitarium blues of Roky Erickson, but a mÉlange of Jim Morrison mysticism; a more stripped-down MGMT meets early-Grouplove; and Syd Barrett reverie. Under the guidance of producer Bobby Harlow (The Go) and Burger's Studio B, Jones' debut this summer will include guest appearances by drummer Duke Mushroom, violinist Hannah Glass, and Studio B regular King Tuff.1. Sugar Coated
2. Butterfly Knives
3. Make It Spin
4. Prisoner's Cinema
5. Lady La De Da
6. Quicksilver Screen
7. La Loba
9. Twelve Hour Man
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