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  • Majesty Shredding Majesty Shredding Quick View

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    Majesty Shredding

    Majesty Shredding is a powerful document of Superchunk as a band, augmented as needed with well-placed harmonies, keyboards, and guitar overdubs (and some backing vocals courtesy of the Mountain Goats John Darnielle). Since releasing their first 7 in 1989, Superchunk has run the gamut of milestone albums: early punk rock stompers, polished mid-career masterpieces, and lush, adventurous curveballs. Conventional wisdom holds that a band two decades into its career can only rehash or reinvent, but with Majesty Shredding, Superchunk has done something entirely different. Neither a return nor a departure, Majesty Shredding telescopes two decades into 41 indelible, action-packed minutes. It is the sound of youthful exuberance fine-tuned with grown-up confidence. And it may very well be Superchunks best record yet.
    1. Digging For Something
    2. My Gap Feels Weird
    3. Rosemarie
    4. Crossed Wires
    5. Slow Drip
    6. Fractures In Plaster
    7. Learned To Surf
    8. Winter Games
    9. Rope Light
    10. Hot Tubes
    11. Everything At Once
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    Superchunk

    The remastered LP features updated artwork and includes an 11 × 17 replica of an early Chunk show flyer, with photos and notes from the band on the reverse.

    Mac shared his memories of these early days of Superchunk: When I listen to our first album now, other than cringing at some clams and the vocals and the juvenile attitude of the whole thing what was I angry about? You'll have to ask 21-year-old me because in my memory, we were having fun. I hear the accumulation of our influences, which I suppose is normal for a first album-weaving all the things you loved up to that point into your own first thing. The Buzzcocks, HÜsker DÜ, Dinosaur Jr, and Sonic Youth are all right there and what we were listening to. Hearing this record recently, though, I was surprised at how southern some of it sounds, and I think the influence of bands like Drivin' n' Cryin' and of course R.E.M. is there under the fuzz. I remember thinking the solo 4-track demo of Slack Motherfucker sounded like Tom Petty. I can't find it now to prove it to you, but take my word for it. I was living in NYC finishing school when we made this record, so rehearsals and recording were all rushed. I'm surprised we knew this many songs well enough to record them. Twenty-seven years later, we still play at least three or four of these songs live occasionally (one of them all the time ), which says something good about a few of the songs, anyway! We got so much better as a band, and as songwriters, that it's hard to even see this as any kind of template for what Superchunk would eventually be, but it's definitely where we were at in 1989/90.

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    1. Sick to Move
    2. My Noise
    3. Let It Go
    4. Swinging
    5. Slow
    6. Slack Motherfucker
    7. Binding
    8. Down the Hall
    9. Half a Life
    10. Not Tomorrow
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    Here's Where The Strings Come In

    Out of print for years, Superchunk's Heres Where the Strings Come In has been remastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Company from the original 1/2 reels and will be available for the first time on 180g vinyl with a download coupon. The heavy-duty vinyl jackets were reprinted by Stoughton Printing Co., the same plant that produced them for the original 1995 release. The reissue will also come with bonus downloads of The Clambakes Vol. 5, a live Superchunk recording from 2003, and several exclusive demos of songs that appear on the album.

    1. Hyper Enough
    2. Silver Leaf and Snowy Tears
    3. Yeah, It's Beautiful Here Too
    4. Iron On

    5. Sunshine State
    6. Detroit Has a Skyline
    7. Eastern Terminal
    8. Animated Airplanes Over Germany
    9. Green Flowers, Blue Fish
    10. Here's Where The Strings Come In
    11. Certain Stars

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    Come Pick Me Up

    In March of 1999, Superchunk traveled to Electrical Audio
    Studios in Chicago to record the tracks that would become
    Come Pick Me Up. The addition of producer Jim O'Rourke
    allowed Superchunk to advance their sound with more
    experimentation, including horn and string
    accompaniments. Ken Vandermark, Jeb Bishop, and Bob
    Weston provided the horn section (saxophone, trombone,
    and trumpet, respectively) while Fred Longberg-Holm and
    Suzanne Roberts contributed on cello and violin.


    "It was exciting to work in the big room downstairs at
    Electrical. For part of our visit we also slept there, in the
    dark except for lights on all the gear blinking. It snowed a
    ton the day we got there, and I didn't go outside for the first
    five or six days we were there," Mac recalls. "I read an
    interview where O'Rourke said we tried to make a twomonth
    record in two weeks or something. I'm sure he's
    right-we never wanted to spend the time or money making
    records the 'proper' way, but I like how this record came
    out, and it has some of my favorite songs of ours on it."

    1. So Convinced
    2. Hello Hawk
    3. Cursed Mirror
    4. 1000 Pounds
    5. Good Dreams
    6. Low Branches
    7. Pink Clouds
    8. Smarter Hearts
    9. Honey Bee
    10. June Showers
    11. Pulled Muscle
    12. Tiny Bombs
    13. You Can Always Count on Me (In the Worst Way)
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    No Pocky For Kitty

    Superchunk's sophomore effort put the Chapel Hill kids on the map with huge guitars and perennial faves like Skip Steps 1 & 3 Produced by Steve Albini, No Pocky for Kitty is still a fan favorite. Remastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Company.
    1. Skip Steps 1 & 3
    2. Seed Toss
    3. Cast Iron
    4. Tower
    5. Punch Me Harder
    6. Sprung a Leak
    7. 30 Xtra
    8. Tie a Rope to the Back of the Bus
    9. Press
    10. Sidewalk
    11. Creek
    12. Throwing Things
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    Foolish (Awaiting Repress)

    Next in the series of Superchunk reissues, Merge Records offers 1994s Foolish. Originally recorded with Brian Paulson (Wilco, Slint), Foolish is the fourth album by Superchunk (and first full length on Merge), and includes the singles The First Part and Driveway to Driveway.


    Now remastered by Jason Ward of Chicago Mastering Company from the original 1/2 reels, Foolish is available for the first time on 180 gram vinyl with coupon for full album download plus bonus tracks from the Superchunk vault previously unavailable. Also includes an essay by Superchunks own Jon Wurster.

    1. Like a Fool
    2. The First Part
    3. Water Wings
    4. Driveway to Driveway
    5. Saving My Ticket
    6. Kicked In
    7. Why Do You Have to Put a Date on Everything
    8. Without Blinking
    9. Keeping Track
    10. Revelations
    11. Stretched Out
    12. In a Stage Whisper
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    The Summer of the Shark


    First Time Pressed To Vinyl


    LP Pressed To White Vinyl


    Portastatic's The Summer of the Shark will be available for the first time on vinyl
    as part of a monthly series of reissues to mark the 25th anniversary of Merge
    Records.


    Mac McCaughan, co-founder of Merge Records and frontman of the band
    Superchunk, began recording solo albums under the name Portastatic in the
    early '90s. Beginning with this album, Portastatic evolved from a lo-fi side
    project to become McCaughan's main focus throughout Superchunk's long
    hiatus in the early '00s.


    McCaughan wrote the songs on The Summer of the Shark in 2001 while
    Superchunk was on tour in support of Here's to Shutting Up, which was
    released mere days after the September 11 attacks and would be the band's
    last studio album for nine years. The resulting batch of songs was the last
    Portastatic album recorded almost entirely at home; it was also the most
    emotionally resonant, and musically compact collection to date.


    Upon the album's release, then Chicago Tribune reporter John Cook wrote
    of the album: "It is the most effective and moving musical answer yet to what
    has happened to us over the last two years. Faced with an enormous
    catastrophe, McCaughan elected to make a small record. There are no heroes
    rushing up stairwells and no dissections of good and evil-only scared,
    confused people and local heartbreaks."


    Recorded at McCaughan's home studio in Chapel Hill, The Summer of the
    Shark included contributions from Janet Weiss (Wild Flag, Quasi, Sleater-Kinney), Tony Crow (Lambchop), Margaret White (Versus, Matt Pond PA),
    Matthew McCaughan (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger), Aaron Oliva, and
    John Plymale.

    1. Oh Come Down
    2. In the Lines
    3. Windy Village
    4. Through a Rainy Lens
    5. Don't Disappear
    6. Swimming Through Tires
    7. Chesapeake
    8. Noisy Night
    9. Clay Cakes
    10. Drill Me
    11. Paratrooper
    12. Hey Salty
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    Indoor Living

    With a lot of Superchunk products, it's easy to think there's a simple message because
    the music is so direct. But on Indoor Living, typically unfussy guitar hooks and
    shout-sung tag lines that beg for an audience to croon along-"Let's burn last
    Sunday"-are just the overarching structure of a record that moons over details:
    "Marquee" drapes a lazy sonic arm over the seat, pulling you in for a story about egos
    twisting apart ("The arc of lights / above your head / is not to be believed").
    "Martinis on the Roof " puts a slightly manic, rueful smile on the loss of a friend, a
    search for that emotion that lurks in a mix of anger and nostalgia: "Well the wasted
    space is mine / Yeah I hardly have the right to sing about it."


    Indoor Living is about domestication: The taming and training of human beings to inhabit each others' lives, during which a certain amount of blood is spilled. But anyone
    can write a break-up record, anyone can color in a broken heart all black. It takes a
    more sophisticated eye to find the light and perfect moments that happen even when
    we wish they didn't, and Indoor Living is a scrapbook of those moments. A request
    for mercy comes across like an in-joke ("We both know that I've got bad knees") in
    "Watery Hands." "European Medicine" is a lively travelog that's by turns amusingly
    fatalistic ("All our wine just froze, so much for your sunny coast") and achingly needy
    ("Hold my hand steady while I write / Look over my shoulder all night"). Even "The
    Popular Music," the record's angriest slice of heartache, has a protagonist that can't
    quite pull off a fully punk rock tantrum: "I'm smashing not washing the china you left
    me to use," but "making mosaics of scenes from the parts of my life that you left me
    to lose."


    Angst is easy, hope is hard. Thinking you're going to die from a broken heart is easy,
    knowing you won't is hard. Adulthood is about forsaking the black and white
    resolutions of youth for a more complicated, and resonant, resilience: From "Burn
    Last Sunday," one of the saddest lines in indie rock: "The branches you thought you'd
    break / Well, they just bend." In music and with people, maturity happens when the
    sharp edges and jangly rhythms of angst and outrage give over to fuller conversations.
    Indoor Living shows that you don't have to lose a single joule of energy in becoming a
    little more self-reflective. You just have to be willing to take it all in.


    Trying to hear Indoor Living the way I heard it sixteen years ago was easier than I
    wanted it to be. Though of course-of course!-I've listened to the record on and
    off in the intervening time, I had forgotten how familiar this record is to me. I had
    forgotten I knew all the words to every song, could anticipate every hesitant drop in
    rhythm and wavering chorus. This record was the soundtrack of being 25 and because
    of that, it does remind me of a really specific time; but that time is not so much the
    late '90s as the turning point between adolescence and adulthood, which happens later
    and later to me every year.


    -Ana Marie Cox, 2013

    1. Unbelievable Things
    2. Burn Last Sunday
    3. Marquee
    4. Watery Hands
    5. Nu Bruises
    6. Every Single Instinct
    7. Song for Marion Brown
    8. The Popular Music
    9. Under Our Feet
    10. European Medicine
    11. Martinis on the Roof
    Superchunk
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  • I Hate Music I Hate Music Quick View

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    I Hate Music

    I Hate Music is Majesty's dark twin. It's similarly aggressive, often moreso, and every bit as energetic. It reflects the joys of a life spent immersed in music (Me & You & Jackie Mittoo, Trees of Barcelona), but there's a dark
    undercurrent as well. That title isn't tongue-in-cheek, but it's really more a question than a statement: When you're 20, lazy co-workers and romantic missteps number among your biggest worries; two decades later, life's bigger questions knock
    louder and louder, demanding answers.
    1. Overflows
    2. Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
    3. Void
    4. Staying Home
    5. Low F
    6. Trees of Barcelona
    7. Breaking Down
    8. Out of the Sun
    9. Your Theme
    10. FOH
    11. What Can We Do
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    Bad Year

    After the release of their 2014 debut EP The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die, The Weaks went to work on creating the best rock and roll record of the decade. Bad Year, the first full length record from The Weaks, is filled with more guitars than all of the songs you've heard on the radio in the last ten years combined. Slowly making their way towards superstardom, The Weaks have taken everything you love about Weezer, Superchunk and Cheap Trick and squeezed them Together in eleven tracks of purified rock.


    The Weaks keep the same tongue in cheek Tomfoolery that earned them their cult following With The World Is A Terrible Place And I Hate Myself And Want To Die (see Bad Year tracks 2, 9 & 11), and just like on that EP, Bad Year's cheeky titling is backed up by well-crafted, beautifully recorded, brilliantly catchy songs. The songwritingduo of Evan Bernard and Chris Baglivo may be silly, but they are no joke. Alternating between shredding rockers and pop-y sing-alongs, The Weaks have put their back into delivering you your new favorite record.

    1. Kick It
    2. Nevermind
    3. Still Courting
    4. Bad Year
    5. Hammers
    6. Finals
    7. Black Box
    8. Dysania
    9. I Don't Want To Be An Anarchist (Anymore)
    10. Welcome To Earth
    11. Frances Quinlan Will Have Her Revenge On Philadelphia
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    File Under: Easy Listening (Deluxe Edition)

    This vinyl reissue of Sugar's classic 1994 album File Under: Easy Listening from Merge includes a remastered version of the album plus downloads of the full record, B-sides and a complete 1994 live show.


    Gatefold vinyl with printed Euro sleeve.


    Through both his solo work and as a frontman for the legendary HÜsker DÜ, Bob Mould pioneered a signature wall of guitar sound and unmistakable vocal style that has imprinted a defining influence on more than one generation. In the three decades encompassing his career thus far, however, Mould saw his greatest success during his stint as lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for iconic early '90s trio Sugar.


    File Under: Easy Listening a.k.a F.U.E.L., the third and final album by this short-lived but brilliant trio, was originally released in September of 1994. Songs like "Your Favorite Thing" have endured as mainstays of Mould's solo performances to this day!


    "When word went around that Bob Mould had a new band, not only a 'band' band (as opposed to hired band to play his solo albums on tour) but also a trio, of course anyone raised from teenhood on punk rock and HÜsker DÜ in particular (like myself) went into high expectation mode. Copper Blue turned out to be a distillation of Bob's pop mode and roaring guitar mode into one tightly wound explosion of sound. There was space enough for the songs to breathe, but a driving urgency & energy in the rhythm section of Barbe & Travis that gives the whole album a barely-harnessed feel. Sonically, on songs like "The Act We Act" (Copper Blue), "JC Auto" (Beaster) & "Gee Angel" (F.U.E.L.) Sugar took HÜsker DÜ's aesthetic widescreen, the center held steady by Bob's focused songwriting. It's kind of incredible what Sugar did within such a small discography; there's no wasted space and the flow of great songs is a surprising, exciting listen 20 years later."- Mac McCaughan of Superchunk & Merge

    1. Gift
    2. Company Book
    3. Your Favorite Thing
    4. What You Want It to Be
    5. Gee Angel
    6. Panama City Motel
    7. Can't Help You Anymore
    8. Granny Cool
    9. Believe What You're Saying
    10. Explode and Make Up
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    Frozen Letter


    LP Pressed To 120 Gram Red Translucent Vinyl


    As their name implies, when Spider Bags hook into you,
    it's hard to shake the hold. --PITCHFORK


    Formed in 2005, Chapel Hill, North Carolina's Spider Bags were largely a
    revolving cast, with only Dan McGee (guitars, vocals) persevering through
    the various incarnations of the band. But during the 2011 recording of Shake
    My Head, the current lineup consisting of Steve Oliva (bass) and Rock Forbes
    (drums) was finally solidified. Building upon the foundation laid down by
    its predecessor, Frozen Letter rocks with the clairvoyance of three musicians
    who have spent a lot of time recording and touring together over the last few
    years. "When we started this record, we weren't even thinking about it being
    released. We just did it to have fun and keep moving forward," says Forbes.
    This approach allowed the band to push itself further out into the
    psychedelic frontier than ever before, aided by engineer/producer Wesley
    Wolfe. Recorded mostly live over the course of a few days, there's an
    exhilarating urgency to the record, as heard in riff-driven rockers like "Back
    With You Again in the World" and "Chem Trails." The band brings the
    tempo down a notch for "Coffin Car," which finds them mining an ominous
    morbidity over one of their prettier chord patterns. "We Got Problems"
    comes on like a true acid trip, alternating between utter terror and unfettered
    joy. Featuring a heavy and repetitive pattern, a slew of effected guitars, and
    searing guest leads from Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, the song
    encapsulates an entire Spider Bags epoch in under six minutes. Frozen Letter is
    the band's fourth full-length record overall and first for Merge Records.

    1. Back With You Again in the World
    2. Japanese Vacation
    3. Chem Trails
    4. Summer of '79
    5. Coffin Car
    6. Walking Bubble
    7. We Got Problems
    8. Eyes of Death
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    Non-Believers

    Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan will release Non-Believers, his first solo album under his own name. McCaughan wanted to use the album to explore his attraction to that early-'80s era of music when punk evolved into something more introspective, focusing on themes of isolation and eventually turning into post-punk and new wave. As he puts it, he was thinking about a time when bands were "using keyboards and drum machines to relate through their music a disaffection or alienation" from society, school, whatever. The record is about a fascination with art that could only be made by someone far from where you are, but who maybe shares the frustrations and awkwardness of youth. It's about "the irony that comes with being 16 and having a car but not knowing where to go in it, or having a keyboard or a guitar and not knowing how to play it." McCaughan's songwriting isn't limited to sheer nostalgia; it's also about the more relatable theme of the point when people who grow up feeling isolated have to choose if and when they are going to join the mainstream, and about the emotional journey tied to weighing those options. "What appeals to me is songs that deal with the messiness and ambiguity that come with any transitional period," says McCaughan. Given that McCaughan comes from the indie and punk rock worlds, he's always shied away from the perceived hubris of putting out a record under his own name. "There's something about it that's way too 'look at me,'" the singer and songwriter admits. However, given the fact that Non-Believers explores a very personal set of influences, putting out an album as simply Mac McCaughan for the first time just makes sense.
    1. Your Hologram
    2. Lost Again
    3. Only Do
    4. Mystery Flu
    5. Our Way Free
    6. Box Batteries
    7. Real Darkness
    8. Barely There
    9. Wet Leaves
    10. Come Upstairs
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    Copper Blue / Beaster

    This 2LP vinyl reissue of Sugar's classic albums Copper Blue (1992) and Beaster (1993) from Merge features both albums with a coupon included for full download of the records, B-sides and a complete 1992 live show. Gatefold vinyl with printed Euro sleeves.


    Through both his solo work and as a frontman for the legendary HÜsker DÜ, Bob Mould pioneered a signature wall of guitar sound and unmistakable vocal style that has imprinted a defining influence on more than one generation. In the three decades encompassing his career thus far, however, Mould saw his greatest success during his stint as lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for iconic early '90s trio Sugar.


    Sugar's 1992 debut album Copper Blue sold over 250,000 units upon its original release and received overwhelming praise. Rolling Stone christened it "thunderous"; Vogue dubbed it "smashing." NME would ultimately name it their 1992 Album of the Year. Currently, Mould has been commemorating Copper Blue's 20th anniversary by playing the record in its entirety with his current band of Jason Narducy (bass) and Jon Wurster (drums).


    Recorded and mixed during the same intense sessions that produced Copper Blue, the Beaster EP was originally released in April 1993. Notably darker in tone than the widescreen power-pop of Copper Blue, Beaster nevertheless boasts some of Mould's most powerful songwriting.


    "When word went around that Bob Mould had a new band, not only a 'band' band (as opposed to hired band to play his solo albums on tour) but also a trio, of course anyone raised from teenhood on punk rock and HÜsker DÜ in particular (like myself) went into high expectation mode. Copper Blue turned out to be a distillation of Bob's pop mode and roaring guitar mode into one tightly wound explosion of sound. There was space enough for the songs to breathe, but a driving urgency & energy in the rhythm section of Barbe & Travis that gives the whole album a barely-harnessed feel. Sonically, on songs like "The Act We Act" (Copper Blue), "JC Auto" (Beaster) & "Gee Angel" (F.U.E.L.) Sugar took HÜsker DÜ's aesthetic widescreen, the center held steady by Bob's focused songwriting. It's kind of incredible what Sugar did within such a small discography; there's no wasted space and the flow of great songs is a surprising, exciting listen 20 years later."- Mac McCaughan of Superchunk & Merge

    LP1 - Copper Blue
    1. The Act We Act
    2. A Good Idea
    3. Changes
    4. Helpless
    5. Hoover Dam
    6. The Slim
    7. If I Can't Change Your Mind
    8. Fortune Teller
    9. Slick
    10. Man on the Moon


    LP2 - Beaster
    1. Come Around
    2. Tilted
    3. Judas Cradle
    4. JC Auto
    5. Feeling Better
    6. Walking Away

    Sugar
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    Souvenir

    Banner Pilot's 4th full length on Fat!


    Souvenir displays a touch of Banner Pilot's musical influences like Jawbreaker, Superchunk and early Replacements, but showcases their evolution into a more complex band compositionally. True to their Midwestern pop sensibilities, Souvenir shines with hooks both instant and subtle, melded into sturdy song structures and braided together with Banner Pilot's signature introspective lyrics. Containing twelve well-rounded tunes, Souvenir exhibits a perfect amalgamation of the band's two previous albums, Heart Beats Pacific and Collapser. Bassist and songwriter Nate Ganglehoff details how Souvenir took its shape:


    Looking back over the process of making this album, one thing that jumps out at me is how bad the first songs we wrote for it were. They sounded like us, I guess, but more like a half-hearted cover version of us. The same chords and melodies you'd expect, but missing . something. I remember listening to them one evening in the dead of winter while I was outside shoveling snow, bitter winds whipping into my face, slick ice tripping up my feet, and thinking, "I hope every single thing I'm experiencing at this moment is better by the spring."
    We could have just shrugged and rolled with them, I guess, but I'm glad we were a little stubborn and kept plugging away, looking for something better. We scrapped what we had, hunkered down over the rest of the winter, spending many hours at our practice space, or in front of our respective computers, tinkering around with new ideas. We didn't overthink anything; we just tried idea after idea after idea until something would stick. And the tunes did start to get better. Not only was it rewarding to start to develop songs that didn't sound like complete horse crap, it was also fun. They started to feel like the songs you get excited to play live, and it reminded me of what's so great about being in a band in the first place.
    I'm really happy with how it turned out. I think that in the end we stuck to the things we do well, but varied them a little without messing them up. And I think the attitude of "Let's keep trying to make this better" paid off.

    1. Modern Shakes

    2. Effigy
    3. Dead Tracks

    4. Heat Rash

    5. Fireproof

    6. Letterbox

    7. Shoreline

    8. Hold Fast

    9. Colfax

    10. Springless

    11. Matchstick

    12. Summer Ash
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    All Alone In An Empty House

    On All Alone In An Empty House, Lost In The Trees merges dramatic symphonic elements with the soaring melodies of American folk and modern pop, creating a sound that is simultaneously intimate and sonically ambitious. Working with North Carolina producer Scott Solter (The Mountain Goats, Superchunk, Spoon, St. Vincent), Ari Picker and company have created a maverick collection of beautiful soul baring music.
    1. All Alone in an Empty House
    2. Walk Around the Lake
    3. Mvt. 1 Sketch
    4. Song for the Painter
    5. Fireplace
    6. Love on My Side
    7. Wooden Walls of this Forest Church
    8. A Room Where Your Paintings Hang
    9. We Burn the Leaves
    10. Mvt. 2 Sketch
    11. For Leah and Chloe
    Lost In The Trees
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    Parasites EP

    Parasites EP is the eight song follow up and companion piece to Coliseum's critically acclaimed third album, House With A Curse, and their first release since this year's wildly popular and sought-after Record Store Day split release with Superchunk. The band has toured tirelessly across North America and Europe with bands as varied as pop-punk superstars Rise Against, experimental rock titans Red Sparowes, and crossover icons Corrosion of Conformity.
    1. One Last Night
    2. Waiting (Too Late)
    3. The Fiery Eye
    4. Ghost Of God
    5. The Big Baby
    6. Gone With The Pope
    7. Blood Of The Beasts
    8. Give Up The Ghost
    Coliseum
    $19.99
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    Forget I Brought It Up

    After years performing shows and a string of EP's, Still At Home Here (2013), Sleepless (2012) and Outgrowing Hope (2011), Gordon is finally ready to unveil his first album, Forget I Brought It Up. While mostly known for his acoustic performances, the singer-songwriter picked up the electric for his latest
    effort and drew upon a wealth of talent he'd acquired over the years; ultimately creating a record that transcends genres and time with brilliantly crafted songs and thoughtful lyrics that would fit well alongside his heroes (Superchunk, The Pixies, Dinosaur Jr. and My Bloody Valentine).
    1. Barstools and Haircuts
    2. Learned Helplessness
    3. Count Me Out
    4. Indianapolis 2008
    5. On the Subject of Serotonin
    6. Hardened Regards
    7. Like Atlas
    8. Revelation Summer
    9. Target
    10. Kerouac Ending
    11. Apologies
    Grey Gordon
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    Stay Lost

    The Athens, GA and Nashville, TN four-piece
    White Violet returns with their sophomore effort Stay Lost.
    A more upbeat sequel to the band's dreamy and dark debut
    Hiding, Mingling, the new record was tracked at Mitch
    Easter's legendary Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville,
    NC, with master engineer Scott Solter (Centro-Matic,
    Spoon, Superchunk).


    What sets Stay Lost apart from previous releases is that this
    is not the sole brainchild of singer/songwriter Nate Nelson.
    The eleven new songs find a finely honed, battle-worn lineup
    collectively exploring the wide-open soundscapes that once
    belonged to Nelson alone. More upbeat, the album soars
    aloft ethereal guitars, airtight melodies, and eccentric and
    galvanizing rhythms.

    1. Weighs
    2. Stay Lost
    3. Fernandina
    4. All That I've Become
    5. Grow Tall
    6. Topical
    7. The Alarmist
    8. Mystery
    9. Calendar
    10. Autumn Grove
    11. Thankfully
    White Violet
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    Blame Confusion

    Montreal band Solids went to school with bands from the 90s, like Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and Superchunk. Formed by Xavier Germain-Poitras (guitar) and Louis Guillemette (drums), the duo has understood that melody never shines as much as when it is forced to fight its way through many layers of distortion and feedback effects. A first EP released in 2010, Generic Dogs, already united fans of chaotic choruses under the banner of their intense rock. A 7 (Fog Friends b / w Blown Out) and a split 7 created with Toronto band Animal Faces have confirmed Solid's reputation: a rare duo able to reconcile punks, rockers and metalheads. Blame Confusion, recorded by Adrian Popovich at Mountain City Studio (We Are Wolves, Sam Roberts, The Dears, etc.), is the band's first full-length album.
    1. Over The Sirens
    2. Off White
    3. Traces
    4. Haze Away
    5. Blame Confusion
    6. Laisser Faire
    7. Cold Hands
    8. Through The Walls
    9. Not Complaining
    10. Terminal
    Solids
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    The High Country


    180-Gram White Vinyl In Gatefold Jacket


    Recorded At Chris Walla's (Death Cab For Cutie) Hall Of Justice Studio


    Engineered By Beau Sorenson (Bob Mould, Camera Obscura)


    A raw pop record infused with undeniable hooks, distortion pedals,
    passion, grit, and maybe a little insanity, The High Country is the first
    SSLYBY album to truly capture the power and energy the group
    exudes when performing live.


    SSLYBY recorded The High Country as a power trio consisting of
    Dickey, guitarist/vocalist Will Knauer, and bassist Tom Hembree, a
    founding member of the group who left after Broom, but returned to
    (as Dickey describes it) "stir things up in the best way possible and
    demand we play louder and faster."


    After a month spent demoing and practicing, the three musicians
    convened at Seattle's legendary Hall of Justice to record with engineer
    Beau Sorenson (Superchunk, Garbage). In many ways, The High
    Country is the record Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has been
    building up to its entire career.

    1. Line On You
    2. Step Brother City
    3. Goal Mind
    4. Full Possession Of All Her Powers
    5. Madeline
    6. What I Won
    7. Trevor Forever
    8. Foreign Future
    9. Song Will
    10. Magnet's New Summer 'Do
    11. Total Meltdown
    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
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    Silver Age

    Those familiar with the decades-spanning oeuvre of Bob Mould, from his pioneering early '80s work with HÜsker DÜ to his solo work in singer/songwriter, electronic, and rock modes, to the deafening pop sparkle of Sugar, might expect a new album bearing the title Silver Age to be a somber and reflective set in the mode of his last album, 2009's Life and Times and they'd be way off the mark.



    The new record features Bob's current band which includes drummer Jon Wurster (Superchunk) and bassist Jason Narducy (Verbow, Split Single), on 10 brand-new Mould compositions in the punishingly loud, melodically sparkling pop/rock vein of the Sugar catalog and the intensity of his latter-day HÜsker DÜ output.



    "I'd been batting around the idea of another aggressive pop record for some time," Bob says, "especially as the 20th anniversary of Copper Blue kept getting closer. It's no surprise, then, that Silver Age careens out of the speakers with a sense of exhilaration that reflects the excitement with which Bob and his live band cranked out the record in a tight whirlwind of a window in early 2012.

    1. Star Machine
    2. Silver Age
    3. The Descent
    4. Briefest Moment
    5. Steam of Hercules
    6. Fugue State
    7. Round the City Square
    8. Angels Rearrange
    9. Keep Believing
    10. First Time Joy
    Bob Mould
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    All Ears, All Eyes, All The Time


    180 Gram, Coke-Bottle Colored Vinyl


    First Time On Vinyl, Limited To 500


    Stones, Hendrix, and Tom Petty to legendary indie-rockers like Weezer, the Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.. Pavement, Superchunk, and Spoon to even left-of-center rap acts like A Tribe Called Quest, it's a record that ventures far beyond the clich'd constraints of the emo pigeonhole in which Piebald are so often mistakenly placed (note the jaunty piano romp Part Of Your Body Is Made Out Of Rock, the dream-rock sea-shanty All Senses Lost, or the twee, Shins-like powerpop of Giving Cup). Says Travis of Piebald's all-encompassing musical styles, We don't really feel we're an emo band; we're really more just like hippies that use distortion! Most of the time we're put in a category with emo bands, but we don't really hear the real connection. So we don't like that we're called that ' but then again, we don't really like that any band is called that.


    Although All Ears was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie (Cave-In, Dinosaur Jr., fireHOSE, Hole, Pixies, Radiohead), Piebald were admittedly still worried about whether they could top their previous landmark effort, We Are The Only Friends We Have. You always want to like your new record more and feel that it's better than your last one, otherwise you wouldn't want to put it out, says Travis. But Paul was really excited about the new songs, and all the people at the studio were excited, and it felt like we were on the right track, even though we didn't know for sure. And in the end, I think we at least did comparably musically. You still get what you need from a Piebald record. It's different, but you still get sufficiently rocked.

    1. The Benefits Of Ice Cream
    2. Present Tense
    3. Human Taste Test
    4. The Jealous Guy Blues
    5. All Senses Interlude
    6. Haven't Tried It
    7. Giving Cup
    8. Par Of Your Body Is Made Out Of Rock
    9. The Song That Launched A Thousand Ships
    10. Put Your Slippers On Instead
    11. Get Old Or Die Young
    12. New Boston Interlude
    13. All Senses Lost
    14. The Six Eighter
    15. All Sense Is Lost Postitude
    Piebald
    $21.99
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    Accidental Gentlemen


    150 Gram, Gold Colored Vinyl


    First Time On Vinyl, Limited To 500


    Stones, Hendrix, and Tom Petty to legendary indie-rockers like Weezer, the Pixies, Dinosaur Jr.. Pavement, Superchunk, and Spoon to even left-of-center rap acts like A Tribe Called Quest, it's a record that ventures far beyond the clich'd constraints of the emo pigeonhole in which Piebald are so often mistakenly placed (note the jaunty piano romp Part Of Your Body Is Made Out Of Rock, the dream-rock sea-shanty All Senses Lost, or the twee, Shins-like powerpop of Giving Cup). Says Travis of Piebald's all-encompassing musical styles, We don't really feel we're an emo band; we're really more just like hippies that use distortion! Most of the time we're put in a category with emo bands, but we don't really hear the real connection. So we don't like that we're called that ' but then again, we don't really like that any band is called that.


    Although All Ears was produced by Paul Q. Kolderie (Cave-In, Dinosaur Jr., fireHOSE, Hole, Pixies, Radiohead), Piebald were admittedly still worried about whether they could top their previous landmark effort, We Are The Only Friends We Have. You always want to like your new record more and feel that it's better than your last one, otherwise you wouldn't want to put it out, says Travis. But Paul was really excited about the new songs, and all the people at the studio were excited, and it felt like we were on the right track, even though we didn't know for sure. And in the end, I think we at least did comparably musically. You still get what you need from a Piebald record. It's different, but you still get sufficiently rocked.

    1. Opener
    2. A Friend of Mine
    3. Don't Tell Me Nothing
    4. There's Always Something Better To Do (The Strutter)
    5. Strangers
    6. Oh, The Congestion
    7. Shark Attack
    8. On And On
    9. Getting Mugged and Loving It
    10. Life on the Farm
    11. Nature Wins
    12. Roll On
    13. We Can Not Read Poetry
    Piebald
    $21.99
    150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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