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Story Of Us'
The Story Of UsThe Story Of Us is the debut album from Detroit-bred vocalist/songwriter Quinn XCII. The album if filled with refreshing authenticity and grassroots appeal, and is highlighted by standout single Straightjacket, an infectious track that combines stylish retro-electronic chops with a sultry reggae snap into its own pop sound about a psycho from a Midwest suburb. The album effortlessly fuses pop, soul, electronic, hip-hop, and reggae-tinged vocal stylings with Spartan proficiency, and presents a lively arc of songs that connects the growing fan base who follow Quinn XCII.
Whether it's the cautionary gold digger-in-reverse wisdom of Fake Denim, or the witty-but-wary life lessons flung in the catchy Flare Guns, and darker Tourist, or irresistible pop sunburst of One Day At A Time, Quinn XCII unveils each track in a flurry of pulse-raising shades.
For The Story Of Us, Quinn XCII connected with some new producers and collaborators, including Michael Keenan (G-Eazy's Me, Myself and I), buzzing songwriter Scott Harris (The Chainsmokers' Don't Let Me Down, Shawn Mendes' Treat You Better and There's No Holding Me Back), veteran David Gamson (Kelly Clarkson, Kesha) Robby Hauldren (from the duo Louis The Child, who Quinn XCII toured with last year), and The Wiild, who helmed both Fake Denim and the previously released Straightjacket. However, fans can still expect the signature sounds he's known for, as he continues to team up with ayokay (who fully produced his two previously released EPs) on the album as well.
Regarding The Story Of Us, Quinn XCII comments: I wanted the album title to really represent that I'm just like everyone else and go through similar experiences. The songs are relatable and touch on all different topics and emotions new, old, good and bad relationships, growth, memories, temptation, and challenges. I'm just a kid from the Midwest. My life isn t this unattainable fantasy, I didn't have an angle or connections to the music industry. I just worked hard to turn my passion into a career, anyone can do the same in whatever they're pursuing.1. Intro (Slow)
4. Flare Guns (feat. Chelsea Cutler)
5. Fake Denim
6. Don't You
7. 60 Seconds
10. One Day At A Time
11. Always Been You$20.99150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Bardo StoryThe Bardo Story is the new album by Baltimore-based musician, film maker
and artist Michael Collins, AKA Salvia Plath; formerly known as Run DMT.
The latest in a series of off-centre pop perversions by Collins, The Bardo Story
follows on from low-key but much-loved releases under the Run DMT guise,
beginning in late 2009 with Bong Voyage, a collection of dank, ultra-vivid
textural vignettes that offered a glimpse into Collins's green-fingered deft
psychedelic touch and disorientating pop potential.
2011's Dreams followed, taking the palette of colours and textures mixed up
by its predecessor and daubing them on to more fully realised, cohesive song
structures. Coming across like hyperactive doodlings in the great American
song book, Dreams was easily one of the most imaginative and unashamedly
fun records of the year and served to cement Collins's status as one of the US
underground's most singular characters.
Since then, Collins has drifted along in a classic itinerant artist's daydream,
spending time in, and taking inspiration from, Boston, New York, Baltimore,
Chicago and Los Angeles over the course of two years and writing and
recording a huge amount of new material - both alone and with numerous
collaborators - thirteen euphoric, extraordinary moments of which make up
The Bardo Story.
Finding Collins' at the delirious peak of his peculiar craft, The Bardo Story is
a truly twisted joy-ride through the warped psych-pop canon, as indebted to
Monty Python and the Dukes of Stratosphere as it is Magical Mystery Tour.
The vision is focused, yet fried, with Collins and his band of cross-continental
loons skipping between sun-struck, fevered freeway sing-a-longs ripe with
coy mystery and arch humour. The result is a thrillingly engrossing, positively
filmic experience of a record replete with all the mystery, magic and delight
that life can harbour - as comfortable being effortlessly charming as it is
spectacularly confounding.1. In The Flowers
2. My Girls
3. Also Frightened
4. Summertime Clothes
5. Daily Routine
7. Guys Eyes
9. Lion In A Coma
10. No More Runnin
11. Brother Sport$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
One Of UsOne Of Us was written by the musician as the soundtrack to a story that follows the relationship of two underground, lowlife residents in a dystopian world as they fight to escape shadowy forces exerting control over society. It's a commentary on the fact that we as a world have allowed there to be a camera on the front and a camera on the back, and a mic here and a mic there and everywhere, Mystery Skulls explains. Even when you see a picture of a CEO of an important company, they've got the camera on their laptop covered up with a little sticker. You realize this is an actual thing. It's dystopian, but the album is more a comment on our current reality.1. Live Forever
2. Losing My Mind
3. Follow You
4. Erase Me
5. On Fire
6. One of Us
7. Told Ya
9. Find a Way
10. Music$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Change Becomes UsOnly Wire would attempt to make their fourth album after their tenth. At the beginning of their career, between 1977 and 1979, the great British art punk quartet released three perfect albums, Pink Flag, Chairs Missing and 154, each wildly different from the other. Then they splintered, though a bunch of post-154 songs-in-process came to light later, in the dodgy live recordings that made up the bizarre, messy Document and Eyewitness (1981) and 1996's Turns and Strokes.
Since they first reunited in 1985, Wire has had an exceptionally weird relationship to its own past. During their commercial peak in the latter half of the 80s, they refused to play anything from the pre-breakup era, and for the first few years of their current incarnation, they mostly acted as if they'd jumped straight from Pink Flag to the year 2000. At the beginning of this decade, they started looking back in earnest-- not in a hey, kids, we wrote 12 x U, remember? way, but in a cleaning up loose ends way. 2011's Strays EP contained four pieces that had been kicking around their live repertoire for a long time but had never been recorded to their satisfaction before; the Black Session album that came out last year actually included a few relatively faithful versions of old songs.
And now they've gone back to the material they'd have recorded for the album that never happened after 154. The 13 titles on Change Becomes Us are new, but the songs themselves aren't; they're all more or less newly rewritten versions of the Document and Eyewitness/Turns and Strokes repertoire. It's not the first time they've reckoned with some of those sketches, either. B/W Silence and Time Lock Fog are respectively adapted from Lorries and 5/10, which singer/guitarist Colin Newman previously reworked on his 1982 solo album Not To. Doubles & Trebles is a new version of Ally in Exile, which Wire mutated first into Art of Persistence on 2000's The Third Day and then into I Don't Understand on 2002's Read & Burn 01; positioned as the new album's opener, its arrangement and lyric (about a solitary agent in enemy territory) explicitly allude to the way Reuters introduces Pink Flag.
The Wire of 1980, and the band's members on the solo records that immediately followed the split, were radicals who were trying to pry open the pop-recording form and avoid repeating themselves. The Wire of 2013 have settled on a sweet-and-prickly sound that suits them, and sonically Change Becomes Us is of a piece with Red Barked Tree and Object 47, the other studio albums they've recorded since the 2004 departure of guitarist/texturalist Bruce Gilbert. (These days, his spot is filled by Matt Simms, who's 30 years younger than the rest of the band.)
Considered as a set of songs, though, it's fantastic-- a clear look at the twisty, glittering material that had previously only been a few sparkles of possibility shining through the muck of those difficult live albums. The band who wrote these songs were a couple of years away from becoming hardcore punk icons-- there are hints of that when drummer Robert Grey breaks into a high-speed two-step on Adore Your Island and Stealth of a Stork. And they were so deeply invested in non-obviousness that their lyrics sometimes read like cryptic crossword clues: the hook of Eels Sang Lino-- recast here as Eels Sang-- is an anagram for in Los Angeles.
But the Wire of 1979 and 1980 were also developing their enduring fascination with unlikely kinds of beauty, and their 21st century incarnation has built some of their most fetching songs from some of the most ragged and jagged ideas to come from their younger selves. (Re-Invent Your Second Wheel, sung by bassist Graham Lewis, is a languorous waltz whose DNA has traces of the in-your-face Document and Eyewitness experiment Zegk Hoqp.) History and transformation are, understandably, recurring themes in the new lyrics on Change Becomes Us, and it's a treat to have this missing link in the Wire story repaired, even if it's as much an anomaly in the present moment as Document and Eyewitness was in its time.
- Douglas Wolk (Pitchfork)1. Doubles & Trebles
2. Keep Exhaling
3. Adore Your Island
4. Re-Invent Your Second Wheel
5. Stealth Of A Stork
6. B/W Silence
7. Time Lock Fog
8. Magic Bullet
9. Eels Sang
10. Love Bends
11. As We Go
12. & Much Besides
13, Attractive Space$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUP-4216xAnd You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead (Awaiting Repress)Labeled as anti-musicians, named after a prayer to Mayan corn gods, and cause for press releases describing it as set upon by rednecks, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead vies for that piece of scarred, post-punk real estate somewhere between the Who and chucking a whirring blender full of bolts straight into a jet engine. With this self-titled debut, the band will probably horrify the realtors.
From moments of diversionary electronic tweaks to ones of shambolic, guitar-thrashed screeches (and sometimes both), the album realizes the importance of not trying to be important. The sound of bashing out unconventional we hate something that we'll make sure to mumble punk rock without parroting any one musical thing is what -- if anything -- ties these eight songs together. And for good reason. Few bands can sound like such a rightful mess.
The band has been lumped in with fellow rock unapologists Queens of the Stone Age and At the Drive-In, but this self-titled debut album is a caustic, fidgety yelp that almost belies its out-and-out intelligence. One of the band's news stories might have said it best: The band defended themselves with their instruments, which are now destroyed.
- Dean Carlson (All Music Guide)1. Richter Scale Madness
2. Novena Without Faith
3. Fake Fake Eyes
4. Half of What
5. Gargoyle Waiting
6. Prince With a Thousand Enemies
7. Ounce of Prevention
8. When We Begin to Steal...$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
(What's The Story) Morning Glory?
The Classic Sophomore Record From Oasis Remastered
20th Anniversary Of This Title, Which Has Sold 4 Million Copies In The Us Alone!
Features The Mega-hits Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Roll With It And More
The follow-up to Oasis's 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe, (What's The Story) Morning Glory? was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield
Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Originally released on October 2nd 1995, it sold a record-breaking (at the time) 347,000
copies in its first week. The album spent 10 weeks at No.1 in the UK, and is Oasis's most commercially successful, with 22 million copies sold worldwide
to date, including 4 million in the US.
(What's The Story) Morning Glory? features many of Oasis's biggest hit singles, including Don't Look Back In Anger, Wonderwall, Some Might Say, and
Roll With It, and won the Best Album at the 1996 Brit Awards, with Oasis also taking Best British Group and Best Video awards.
It was during the Morning Glory? era when Oasis played their some of their most iconic gigs, including two nights at Maine Road Stadium, the then home
of Manchester City Football Club, in April 1996, and Knebworth House, where the band played to 250,000 fans over two nights in August 1996. Over 2.6
million people applied for tickets for the shows, making it the largest ever demand for concert tickets in British history.1. Hello
2. Roll With It
4. Don't Look Back In Anger
5. Hey Now!
7. Some Might Say
8. Cast No Shadow
9. She's Electric
10. Morning Glory
12. Champagne Supernova$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
(What's The Story) Morning Glory? Box Set
Deluxe Box Set Of The Classic Sophomore Record From Oasis
20th Anniversary Of This Title, Which Has Sold 4 Million Copies In The Us Alone!
Features The Mega-hits Wonderwall, Don't Look Back In Anger, Champagne Supernova, Roll With It And More
What's The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to debut album Definitely Maybe, is Oasis's biggest-selling album with 22 million copies sold worldwide. It was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2nd 1995 it spent 10 weeks at No.1, is the 5th biggest-selling album in UK chart history and became the band's breakthrough album in the US where it sold 4 million copies. The new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London's Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album's producer Owen Morris. A small army of contributors including original members of the inner circle who were involved in studio and live recordings came together to hunt down unheard demos and live material. The team also unearthed a wealth of never-seen-before photos and vintage memorabilia which will be included in the new artwork.
Collectors Coffee Table Book - This beautiful 56 page hardback book contains rare and unseen photographs documenting the (What's The Story) Morning Glory? period by Stefan Batselier, Brian Cannon, Kevin Cummings, Grant Fleming, Jill Furmanovsky, Owen Morris, Tom Sheehan - plus private photos taken by the inner circle. Original artwork designer Brian Cannon explains the story behind each single cover art and sleeve notes are written by Neil McCormick.
7 Inch Vinyl - This 7 inch vinyl includes demos of Hello and She's Electric, both of which were recorded in Definitely Maybe producer Mark Coyle's studio. The Hello (Demo) track is exclusive to the box set.
12 Inch Vinyl - This 12 inch vinyl is a replica of the original promotional 12 inch, sent to industry contacts as a promotional item in 1995. Tracklisting features A side Cum on Feel The Noize and B side Champagne Supernova (Lynch Mob Beats Remix), which has never been commercially available
Cassette - Exact replica of the original promotional copy of (What's The Story) Morning Glory? This rare cassette, only sent out to industry contacts, has never been commercially available. It includes Step Out which was removed from the album prior to its release
Roll With It Cigarette Papers- These rolling papers were an original 1996 promotional item. They have been replicated solely for the box set and feature the lyrics for Roll With It printed on the back.
180 Gram Double 12 Inch Vinyl In Gatefold Sleeve - Heavyweight vinyl of (What's The Story) Morning Glory? album, meticulously remastered from the original 1995 half inch tapes. Includes download code for B sides, plus unreleased and rare tracks including demos and live recordings.
Deluxe 3 x CD Album - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? deluxe CD, meticulously remastered with B sides, plus unreleased and rare tracks including demos and live recordings.
Postcards & Art Card Set - 3 photograph postcards and a 12 x 12 inch art card
Highlights Of The Bonus Content Include:
• Previously unheard demos of She's Electric and Rockin' Chair recorded at Mark Coyle's Manchester studio. Demos of Some Might Say, Hey Now, and Bonehead's Bank Holiday recorded by Mark Coyle for the first time at the band's soundcheck, Club Quattro in Tokyo in September 1994.
• Live recordings from legendary gigs such as Knebworth House, Maine Road Stadium, Earls Court, and Bath Pavilion.
• All of the Morning Glory singles and acclaimed B-sides including Talk Tonight, Acquiesce, The Masterplan, and Underneath The Sky.LP 1
1. Hello (Remastered)
2. Roll With It (Remastered)
3. Wonderwall (Remastered)
4. Don't Look Back In Anger (Remastered)
5. Hey Now! (Remastered)
6. [Untitled] (Remastered)
7. Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Remastered)
1. Some Might Say (Remastered)
2. Cast No Shadow (Remastered)
3. She's Electric (Remastered)
4. Morning Glory (Remastered)
5. [Untitled] (Remastered)
6. Champagne Supernova (Remastered)
1. Hello (Remastered)
2. Roll With It (Remastered)
3. Wonderwall (Remastered)
4. Don't Look Back In Anger (Remastered)
5. Hey Now! (Remastered)
6. [Untitled] (Remastered)
7. Some Might Say (Remastered)
8. Cast No Shadow (Remastered)
9. She's Electric (Remastered)
10. Morning Glory (Remastered)
11. [Untitled] (Remastered)
12. Champagne Supernova (Remastered)
1. Talk Tonight (Remastered)
2. Acquiesce (Remastered)
3. Headshrinker (Remastered)
4. It's Better People (Remastered)
5. Rockin' Chair (Remastered)
6. Step Out (Remastered)
7. Underneath The Sky (Remastered)
8. Cum On Feel The Noize (Remastered)
9. Round Are Way (Remastered)
10. The Swamp Song (Remastered)
11. The Masterplan (Remastered)
12. Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Remastered)
13. Champagne Supernova (Brendan Lynch Mix) (Remastered)
14. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away (Remastered)
1. Acquiesce (Live At Earls Court)
2. Some Might Say (Demo)
3. Some Might Say (Live at Roskilde)
4. She's Electric (Demo)
5. Talk Tonight (Live At Bath Pavilion)
6. Rockin' Chair (Demo)
7. Hello (Live At Roskilde)
8. Roll With It (Live At Roskilde)
9. Morning Glory (Live At Roskilde)
10. Hey Now (Demo)
11. Bonehead's Bank Holiday (Demo)
12. Round Are Way (MTV Unplugged)
13. Cast No Shadow (Live At Maine Road)
14. The Masterplan (Live At Knebworth Park)
A1. Cum on Feel The Noize
B1. Champagne Supernova (Lynch Mob Beats Remix)
A1. Hello (demo)
B1. She's Electric (demo)
2. Roll With It
4. Don't Look Back In Anger
5. Hey Now!
7. Some Might Say
8. Step Out
9. Cast No Shadow
10. She's Electric
11. Morning Glory
13. Champagne Supernova$179.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 3 CD + Cassette + 7 + 12 Box Set - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Soma Records Story: Vol. 3 - A Man's Gotta Be A Man!The record world was a completely different place in 1965.
Kids wanting to take home a piece of the rock 'n' roll action they frugged to at the Armory dance last weekend or a wild tune they heard the local bossjocks spin on the way home from school, inevitably had to deal with seven-inchers made by independent record labels. The single was the thing in the mid-60's, not the album. In even the hippest big city record emporiums, you could thumb through the entire recorded canon of British Invasion-influenced LPs - no more than a hundred or so - in about five minutes. But, ahhh, those singles. And nobody did them better than the shoebox companies sprouting up like bread mold all over the country, labels who could tap into the best local talent and get their show-stopping songs into the local record shops.
Just about every sector of the US had its own scene, red hot local chart entries that kids three hundred miles away were destined to never hear. And that's why the legendary indie labels - from International Artists in Houston or Autumn in San Francisco to Dunwich in Chicago or Etiquette in Tacoma - and hundreds more just as groovy, are revered today more than ever.
The Soma Record Company of Minneapolis caught the national spotlight by releasing hits from the likes of the Castaways and the Gestures. But Liar Liar and Run, Run, Run are just the tip ofthe iceberg. If you've always suspected that thousands of great singles from the '60s that you've yet to hear are lurking in the bushes, guess what? You're right. Step into the dusty Soma vaults with us - brush aside those cobwebs, if you would - point your flashlight towards the strobelight flickering at the far end of the tunnel and keep walking. When the cool Fender 'n Farfisa sounds finally grab you by the shirt collar, just keep telling yourself: This isn't a dream. It's what I was born to do.1. The Chancellors / I Can Tell*
2. The Castaways / A Man's Gotta Be A Man
3. The High Spirits / (Turn On Your) Love Light
4. The Gestures / Don't Mess Around
5. The Del Counts / Let The Good Times Roll
6. The Titans / Reveille Rock
7. The Messengers / My Baby
8. The Gamins / Freeway
9. The Gestures / Run, Run, Run
10. The Chancellors / Surf Beat*
11. The Torres / I've Had It
12. The Shades / Please Please Please
13. The Fabulous Rumbles / I'll Be Gone
14. The Titans / Tchaikovsky Rides Again
15. The Castaways / Should Happen To Me
16. The Sounds Like Us / The Other Side Of A Record$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Need You Now (Deluxe Edition)Plumb fans say her music brings hope and inspiration to their world. It's the highest compliment. Fame and fortune are fleeting, says Plumb, but making a difference in people's lives lasts for eternity. I want to tackle the difficult subjects in life, because I want people to know that the hard times, just like a piece of coal, can be turned into a diamond. So confesses singer/songwriter Plumb, an artist whose music blends the complex, feminine poignancy of Suzanne Vega and Sarah McLachlan with the sophisticated, modern rock of Shirley Manson from Garbage or Amy Lee of Evanescence.
Although Plumb's songs have sold millions of records for other artists, it's as a solo artist that her contribution to music can be felt most deeply. Plumb's music has appeared in Television shows ranging from Dawson's Creek, Felicity, ESPN's March Madness and more. Major motion pictures and soundtrack exposure include Bruce Almighty, Just Married, The Story Of Us, Loser, View From The Top, Drive Me Crazy, The Perfect Man and Evan Almighty. Plumb songs have also been recorded by the likes of Michelle Branch, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Page and more. Having achieved exposure in a variety of outlets as well as radio formats, Plumb's fans reach across multiple demos.1. Invisible
2. Drifting feat. Dan Haseltine
4. One Drop
5. I Want You Here
6. Say Your Name
8. Need You Now (How Many Times)
9. Chocolate & Ice Cream
10. Don't Deserve You
12. At Arms Length
13. Starting Over
14. Fall Back In
16. Lord I'm Ready Now
17. Don't Deserve You [Radio Mix]
18. Need You Now (How Many Times) [Worship Version]$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The VisitorsOriginally released in November of 1981, The Visitors is the final studio album from the Swedish pop group ABBA. The major hit single on the album, One of Us also depicted the end of a love story, this time the divorce of Benny and Frida. The Visitors album was one of the first records to be recorded and mixed digitally, and was the first in history to be manufactured on the new CD format in 1982. The Visitors is being released on LP as part of Universal's Back To Black vinyl campaign which also includes Ring Ring (1973), Waterloo (1974) ABBA (1975), Arrival (1976), The Album (1977), Voulez-Vous (1979) and Super Trouper (1980).1. The Visitors (Crackin' Up)
2. Head Over Heels
3. When All Is Said And Done
5. I Let The Music Speak
6. One Of Us
7. Two For The Price Of One
8. Slipping Through My Fingers
9. Like An Angel Passing Through My Room$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
KALA (Awaiting Repress)KALA, which means 'time' in Sanskrit, marks the final chapter in a trilogy that chronicles Trevor's spiritual and musical journey over the past few years. Trevor explains, "KALA is about time the healer, time the teacher, time the friend, and all the lessons within. My hope and prayer is that these songs and stories will help inspire us to look at this journey of life in all its vastness rather than its limitation."1. To Zion
2. All In Due Time
3. Forgive (feat. Luka Lesson)
5. Uncle Jo (feat. Nahko)
6. Back to You
7. Mother (feat. Xavier Rudd & Tubby Love)
8. You Can't Rush Your Healing
9. Mama and Papa
12. Bowl of Light
13. We Call$34.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Nobody's / The Same EyesIt should come as no surprise to the TMR faithful that Lillie Mae Rische is a complete bad-ass and an all-around powerhouse of melody. She first joined the TMR family a little over two years ago and ever since--whether onstage w/ Jack White and his band or in the studio--she's been, how you say, delivering us from evil with fiddle playing so stupefying as to propel listeners into the jaws of heavenly awe. Feel me on this, y'all?
Here we have Lillie Mae Rische center stage. Her contribution to our Blue Series showcases two original songs, charming and plaintive, with the B-side hitting us with a story of hearts on the road, having to reconcile distance and desire. Meanwhile, the A-side is a gentle yet stern anthem about the sweet and sour circumstances of being alone. All in a voice that's sweeter than peach brandy.
Joining her are some longtime Third Man contributors Carl Broemel, Dominic Davis, Jack Lawrence, and local drum god, Whip Triplet.1. Nobody's
2. The Same Eyes$6.997 Vinyl Single Buy Now
Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal SonDamien is out of his goddamn mind.
This isn't a recent development, but it's an important aspect of his work that often goes ignored. In place of
this key element is the idea that his music is a sober and in-depth excavation of the American landscape and
rural psyche. Well, folks,I'm sorry, but it's not.
Damien Jurado is every character in every Damien Jurado song. He is the gun,the purple anteater,the paper
wings, the avalanche, the airshow disaster, Ohio, the ghost of his best friend's wife. It is a universe unto its
own,with it's own symbolism, creation myth, and liturgy. You might go as far as to call it a religion, and your
religion is a character in his religion.
Level with me. You're reading this because of Damien Jurado's new album,Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal
Son (produced by Richard Swift). You are a progressive minded, left-leaning person who in parlor-style
conversation regarding the globo-political ramifications of Sky Person relationships laughs knowingly so as
not to be judgmental and very reasonably concedes "Well, I don't believe He's some old man with a beard
sitting up in the clouds" at which point everyone agrees on [insert benign middle-ground] and moves on.
Consider this:What if the only way to understand a religion is to create your own?
Who is this Silver community? Where the hell are they in the Bible? Is this heresy? Agnostic reference? Isn't
this sun business a little, I don't know, animistic? Pagan? Go ahead and answer that question for yourself. I'll
give you a second.
Do you understand the music any better?
You know that adage we all use so we have something to say while we shrug our shoulders? "People change"?
That one. Is that applicable to Jesus Christ? Maybe he's been on a personal journey of discovery since he
ascended. He went through the 60's, 70's,he turned on,tuned out, got disillusioned. Why can't we talk about
that Jesus? Does it have to be the old-timey one all the time? American folk Jesus,ugh. The one who's always
winning Best Soundtrack Oscars for people. Rarely do stories of faith make us identify with Jesus. It's
Abraham, Satan, Silver Timothy, Salome, Dr.J, Saul of Tarsus; divinely imperfect brothers and sisters who give
Gawd something to do.
Damien Jurado made up his own Jesus because a Damien Jurado album needs a beautiful Jesus. Some freaky
space Jesus that I don't recognize. The name is the same, a lot of the imagery is the same, but he's reborn.
Born again,I mean. Yeah, as if Jesus got born again. That's what this album sounds like.
Jesus is out of his goddamn mind and I want to live in Damien's America.
Sign me up.
--- Father John Misty; 09-20-20131. Magic Number
2. Silver Timothy
3. Return To Maraqopa
4. Metallic Cloud
5. Jericho Road
6. Silver Donna
7. Silver Malcolm
8. Silver Katherine
9. Silver Joy
10. Suns In Our Mind$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lazaretto180 Gram Vinyl
2 Vinyl-Only Hidden Tracks Hidden Beneath The Center Labels
1 Hidden Track Plays At 78 RPM And 1 Plays At 45 RPM, Making This A 3-Speed Record
Side A Plays From The Outside In (From Label Out)
Dual-Groove Technology: Plays An Electric Or Acoustic Intro For "Just One Drink" Depending On Where Needle Is Dropped. The Grooves Meet For The Body Of The Song.
Matte Finish On Side B, Giving The Appearance Of An Un-Played 78 Rpm Record
Both Sides End With Locked Grooves
Vinyl Pressed In Seldom-Used Flat-Edged Format
Dead Wax Area On Side A Contains A Hand-Etched Hologram By Tristan Duke Of Infinity Light Science, The First Of Its Kind On A Vinyl Record
Absolutely Zero Compression Used During Recording, Mixing And Mastering
Different Running Order From The CD/Digital Version
Utilizes Some Mixes Different From Those Used On CD/Digital Versions
Jack White presents his new album Lazaretto, released on Third Man Records/Columbia. Lazaretto inhabits an exciting place in White's expansive discography as the follow-up to 2012's gold-certified international #1 Blunderbuss, and was preceded by first single and title track ''Lazaretto.''
The aforementioned Blunderbuss was the first U.S. #1 album of Jack's storied career, also debuting at #1 in the UK, Canada, and, naturally, Switzerland. Blunderbuss was supported by an ambitious world tour featuring two backing bands, the all-male Buzzards and all-female Peacocks, notched up five GRAMMY nominations including Album of the Year, and dominated Best of 2012 lists, including being named MOJO's #1 album of 2012.1. Three Women
3. Temporary Ground
4. Would You Fight For My Love?
5. High Ball Stepper
6. Just One Drink
7. Alone In My Home
8. That Black Bat Licorice
10. I Think I Found The Culprit
11. Want And Able$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Forrest Gump (20th Anniversary Soundtrack) (Awaiting Repress)Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray, Then Plated At RTI
First Pressing Is On An 'All-American' Limited Edition And Hand-Numbered 3x 180 Gram Colored Vinyl LPs: Red, White And Blue
Vinyl Made In America At United Record Pressing Plant
Triple Panel Gatefold Jacket. Matte Paper Finish With Spot UV
Three Matte 11x11'' Full Color Inserts
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the motion picture Forrest Gump, we're proud to announce the first ever North American vinyl pressing of the soundtrack. All 32-tracks have been placed across three records to ensure maximum audio-fidelity, in addition to vinyl mastering and lacquers by Kevin Gray, and plating at RTI. The album will be available on 180 Gram ''All American'' Red, White and Blue vinyl LPs, pressed at United Record Pressing in the USA. First pressings will be hand-numbered and limited.
The 32-song soundtrack from the film was originally released on July 6, 1994. The soundtrack includes songs from Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Three Dog Night, The Byrds, The Doors, The Mamas & the Papas, The Doobie Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Seger, and Buffalo Springfield, among others. Music producer Joel Sill reflected on compiling the soundtrack: ''We wanted to have very recognizable material that would pinpoint time periods, yet we didn't want to interfere with what was happening cinematically.'' The two-disc album has a variety of music from the 1950s-1980s performed by American artists. According to Sill, this was due to Zemeckis' request, ''All the material in there is American. Bob (Zemeckis) felt strongly about it. He felt that Forrest wouldn't buy anything but American.''
Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack is one of the most successful movie soundtrack albums of all time. The album - like the film - instantly captured the heart of America, going into the top 10 of Billboard's Pop Album chart and shipping over 1 million units in its first few weeks of release. This timeless double album of American Classics has since been certified DIAMOND - selling over 6 million copies.
''The movie Forrest Gump is about time. A simple man's journey through complicated times. The coming-of-age of a generation and a country. And at the heart of the story is the music. Music that lives with us, always there to remind us of the people, the places, and the events of our time.'' - Robert Zemeckis & Eric RothLP1
1. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
2. Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
3. Clarence ''Frogman'' Henry - (I Don't Know Why) But I Do
4. The Rooftop Singers - The Walk Right In
5. Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1000 Dances
6. Joan Baez - Blowin' In The Wind
7. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
8. The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
9. Aretha Franklin - Respect
10. Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
11. The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
12. The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'
13. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
1. Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now Is Love
2. The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side)
3. Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
4. Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
5. The Youngbloods - Let's Get Together
6. Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
7. The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
8. The Fifth Dimension - Medley: Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
9. Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
10. Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
11. The Supremes - Stoned Love
1. B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
2. Randy Newman - Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
4. The Doobie Brothers - The It Keeps You Runnin'
5. Gladys Knight & The Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
6. Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
7. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind
8. Alan Silvestri - Forrest Gump Suite$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Under Branch & Thorn & Tree"I don't write protest songs in the traditional sense," Samantha Crain says, talking about the songs on her new album, Under Branch & Thorn & Tree. "But I'm always listening to the voices of people around me. These stories are told from the perspective of the underdog, the 99% of us that are working people. They might
not be literal protest songs, but the lives of the people within these songs speak at the same volume if you listen." - Samantha Crain
Crain's songs are full of expansive melodies that veer off in unpredictable directions, with lyrics that explore conflicting emotions with uncommon insight and compassion. She has a jazz singer's phrasing, often breaking words into rhythmic fragments that land before and after the beat, stretching syllables or adding grace
notes to uncover hidden nuances in her lyrics.
Under Branch & Thorn & Tree was recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, with John Vanderslice (The Mountain Goats, Spoon), who also helmed last year's Kid Face."We recorded straight to two-inch tape on a Studer 24-track machine and mixed down to 1/2-inch tape on an Ampex machine. The
pre-amps were tube and we never used a computer. Our effects were done manually through tape looping and manipulation.
Most of the arrangements happened in the moment, as we recorded. My guitar and vocals are all first or second takes." These intimate vignettes are marked by Crain's careful attention to the tiny details that often escape us, supported by the subtle musical settings she crafted with Vanderslice and the backing
3. Elk City
4. Outside the Pale
5. You Or Mystery
6. When You Come Back
7. Big Rock
8. All In
9. If I Had A Dollar
10. Moving Day$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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Sea When AbsentAppropriately for new beginnings, Sea When Absent marks a number of firsts for ASDIG-it's the first album recorded in a real studio by someone who isn't Ben or Josh, the first album not written mostly by Ben, the first album with next-to-no reverb, and the first time in ASDIG's history that it has existed as anactual band (not just Ben or Josh playing everything). There was also a conscious effort to get away from aspects of recording that have defined this band in the past-namely heavily reverbed and buried vocals [ed.- they never sound buried to Ben]. Vocalists Jen Goma and Anne Fredrickson have beautiful voices and it was time to explore the possibilities of their abilities/talents. Jen took on a central role in the making of this album, stepping up to write most of the lyrics and melodies. Anne also contributed melodies throughout the album and put her classical cello training to use adding string arrangements. Since 2009 Ben has called Sydney, Australia home and while he was down under, multi-instrumentalist/backup vocalist/engineer/jack-of-all-trades Josh Meakim was Our Man in Philly, overseeing the recording sessions and adding all of the musical and production ideas he usually does. The distance between Ben and the rest of the band also forced novel ways of building songs from across the world. Bassist Ryan Newmyer, in Brooklyn, was tasked with deconstructing and rebuilding several songs in his own way-Oh, I'm a Wrecker (What to Say to Crazy People) bears the fruit of this tact. Holding it all together is drummer Adam Herndon. Adam is Sea When Absent's alchemist-weaving between, and often reconciling, the colossal boom of electronic beats (see Golden Waves or Double Dutch) and the subtle elegance of a drum kit in a room (see The Body, It Bends or The Things They Do to Me).
Between releasing Ashes Grammar in late 2009 and Autumn, Again in late 2010, ASDIG spent the better part of that year on tour. The six members in this band returned to six different Ithacas and the various dramas and adventures they've endured since then inform a lot of Sea When Absent. But 2014 is also just an insanetime to be alive. Dominant narratives have broken down and the stories we tell ourselves have never been more up-for-grabs.It's all happening and A Sunny Day in Glasgow want to be as simultaneously everywhere and nowhere as the rest of us. Sea When Absent is ASDIG's story for the milieu-a fever-dream about the now (or maybe a lucid dream about the fever-now) and a future possible set in pop-major.1. Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End)
2. In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing)
4. MTLOV (Minor Keys)
5. The Things They Do to Me
6. Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites)
7. Never Nothing (It's Alright [It's Ok])
8. Double Dutch
9. The Body, It Bends
10. Oh, I'm a Wrecker (What to Say to Crazy People)
11. Golden Waves$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Crimson Idol (Picture Disc)Picture Disc Edition
Originally released in 1993, The Crimson Idol is the fifth album release from US shock rockers W.A.S.P.
An epic concept album, the album contains the story of a tormented rock star and is widely revered by fans as one of the band's greatest works.1. The Titanic Overture
2. The Invisible Boy
3. Arena Of Pleasure
4. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
5. The Gypsy Meets The Boy
6. Doctor Rockter
7. I Am One
8. The Idol
9. Hold On To My Heart
10. The Great Misconceptions Of Me$28.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
LysandreLysandre could easily be mistaken as an album about a love affair and the girl I fell in love with. But it's much more then
that. While love inspired me to write "Lysandre's Theme" - and the album closes with this encounter- it also tells a story: the story of a writer in a band who suddenly finds himself facing the reality of a first tour and everything that entailed; from writing alone at home, to suddenly being in a band preparing for their first out of town shows. It's a personal account. My account. Not that of a band or what the world might have seen. This is some of what I was feeling. A little window into my soul.
I feel like this is the most focused effort I've ever made musically; telling a story from one song to the next in order of occurrence, making the album almost like one long song. A little bit like a musical. I'm very proud of it and happy it worked so well. I'm pleased to be able to share it with the world; its story, its music, its universal and classic themes. It's a coming of age story, a road trip story, a love story. It's a moment in time that has been captured and brought to life through art. For you, for me, for us. For what it's worth.
- Christopher Owens1. Lysandre's Theme
2. Here We Go
3. New York City
4. A Broken Heart
5. Here We Go Again
6. Riviera Rock
7. Love Is In The Ear Of The Listener
9. Everywhere You Knew
10. Closing Theme
11. Part Of Me (Lysandre's Epilogue)$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Solitude StandingSolitude Standing is the critically acclaimed sophomore album from Suzanne Vega. Originally released in 1987, it was a story
of songs in which some of them had been written as far back as 1978. Singles like 'Tom's Diner' and 'Luka' were
major hits for the artist and her development as a singer shone through. The album reached #11 on the US Billboard
Top 200, with 'Luka' reaching #3 on the Hot 100.1. Tom's Diner
3. Ironbound/Fancy Poultry
4. In The Eye
5. Night Vision
6. Solitude Standing
10.Wooden Horse (Casper Hauser's Song)
11.Tom's Diner$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Invisible LifePress play on Invisible Life and you lose your season. Roberto Lange - Helado Negro - is talking to you in Spanish. He's talking to you, perhaps with more volume, in the language he's been teaching us all over the past three years through the lessons of the seductive full-length Canta Lechuza, the sub-narrative exploration EP Island Universe Story One, and the all-in collaboration, Ombre, with Juliana Barwick. This immersive curriculum, paired with our own capacity for feeling, will make Invisible Life visible. At least as much Roberto Lange wants us to see of himself. Translate the name of that first song for the first clue: It illuminates you.1. Ilumina Vos
3. Dance Ghost
4. U Heard
10. Catch That Pain$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HometownsThanks to their exciting live performances and gritty, honest songs on Hometowns, this Canadian band earned a loyal following that began to grow. With no label or publicist, Hometowns caught the ears of bloggers across the country. They landed several festival and industry showcases (NXNE, SXSW, Halifax Pop Explosion, Pop Montreal, and more), and Hometowns became the highest selling eMusic Selects act in history. The band's inspiring DIY success story continues to gain momentum with glowing press reviews and sold out club dates in major US cities.1. Ballad of the Raa, The
2. Rush Apart
3. Dethbridge In Lethbridge, The
4. Don'T Haunt This Place
5. Deadroads, The
6. Drain the Blood
8. Frank, Ab
9. Air, The
10. Sleep All Day
11. Four Night Rider
13. In the Summertime$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
AirborneMusic is a spiritual form of communication that cannot be described by words. And yet, before we listen to a new work, we are curious about what to expect. Dean Peer has been noted for decades as an electric bass virtuoso and authority on bass harmonics, and his new album, Airborne, does not disappoint in its intricate and otherworldly harmonic melodies. This time, however, Peer introduces us to drummer Bret Mann, and gives us a peek into his musical roots - funk, jazz-rock, and Americana - showing us what a rhythm section can really do. Observe Peer's breathtaking arsenal of bass techniques and use of audiophile-grade effects plus the sheer realism of Mann's drum and cymbals.
Airborne is a conversation between a virtuoso of the electric bass guitar and his longtime friend, the master percussionist - two people who know and understand each other, who can finish each other's sentences and who have the deep respect for one another that causes them to listen fully before responding.
Only true friends can follow the complexity of such a conversation and end with a light bantering joke, or a peaceful meditation - and we feel as though Dean Peer has invited us into his circle of friends by sharing this collection with us. Airborne takes us back to the days when we gathered to sit in front of the stereo, concentrating on the music. Not dancing. Not talking. Just captivated by the story of the music.1. Speed
3. Lucy Blue
4. Lord Zuthula
5. Swinney Switch
6. Waimanalo Ohana
7. N'est-ce pas
8. Twin Peaks
9. Het Landen$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Night SurferThere are a lot of little stories on Night Surfer. But they seem to add up to one big story. What that overarching story is, I am not really sure, but I'll know it when it punches me in the face. It's loosely conceptual but universal all the same, I'd contend. And of course, you'll find it laced with humor and a persistent anxiety throughout. And while I had originally considered all this leaning toward the dystopian, now I wonder. The future might just save us. But we have to get there first. Night Surfer is all about a musical path forward, about looking around and imagining where we'll be in 20 years if we just follow that path.1. Countrified Inner City Technological Man
2. Wish Me Luck
3. Guilty As A Saint
4. They Don't Know About Me and You
5. Lonely Desolation
6. Laughing On The Inside
7. If I Was A Baby
8. Ford Econoline
9. Felony Glamour
10. Tell Me Anything (Turn To Gold)
11. Truth Will Out (Ballad of Melissa and Remy)
12. Love Is The Only Thing$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now