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    Taking Back Sunday

    This is the record that a lot of people never thought would happen: A brand new Taking Back Sunday album that features the same line-up as the band's platinum-selling 2002 debut Tell All Your Friends. Although the players here-frontman Adam Lazzara, guitarists Eddie Reyes and John Nolan, drummer Mark O'Connell and bassist Shaun Cooper-are the same, it's important to point out that this album isn't a sequel to this band's debut as much as it is the beginning of a new chapter of innovation and productivity from this celebrated Long Island rock act.


    What began with the simple idea of all five members coming together at the Sonic Ranch in the border town of Tornillo, Texas (near El Paso), last year quickly resulted in a sonic windfall that saw the band writing nearly a dozen songs and from there Taking Back Sunday never looked back. The whole experience of us getting back together was really freeing, Lazzara explains. We went into all of this knowing that our music didn't have to sound a certain way, so we just decided to see what happens and this is what came of it. Nolan adds, I think we all knew that we had to take this band to a place where it hadn't been before for it to really work; it couldn't all be about nostalgia.


    Let's face it, it would be simple for Taking Back Sunday to get back together solely in order to embark on an anniversary tour for Tell All Your Friends, but despite their previous successes they are quick to point out this record is a brand new beast that is ushering in a different era for the band. This album isn't us trying to be something we're not, Lazzara summarizes, it's just us and I'm really proud of that. If you listen to Taking Back Sunday with an open mind, you'll agree that it is an important record that marks a giant leap forward for a band that truly defies categorization.

    1. El Paso
    2. Faith (When I Let You Down)
    3. Best Places to Be a Mom
    4. Sad Savior
    5. Who Are You Anyway?
    6. Money (Let It Go)
    7. This Is All Now
    8. It Doesn't Feel a Thing Like Falling
    9. Since You're Gone
    10. You Got Me
    11. Call Me In the Morning
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    Young New England

    Transit believes music is about connecting with people and that's exactly what they do. Through the honesty and individuality expressed in their music, the North Shore Boston band has been able to connect with kids from their humble beginnings in the Northeast Pop-punk scene and nationwide as they have toured more and more. Through their relentless tour schedule and incredible work ethic, the band has shared the stage with artists such as Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, Senses Fail, Saves The Day, Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years and many more as well as a stint on the entire Vans Warped Tour.


    When they released Listen & Forgive in fall of 2011 the band received accolades from the press for their ability to deliver a record that became an instant classic among their core fans but also transcended the genre, bringing the band to a much wider audience. With their 2nd Rise Records full length, Young New England, the band continues onward
    and upward. Teaming up with Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly) as producer, the band has delivered their catchiest, most heartfelt record yet.

    1. Nothing Lasts Forever
    2. Second To Right
    3. Young New England
    4. Sleep
    5. So Long, So Long
    6. Weathered Souls
    7. Hang It Up
    8. Don't Do, Don't Stray
    9. Thanks For Nothing
    10. Summer, Me
    11. Hazy
    12. Bright Lights, Dark Shadows
    13. Lake Q
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    New Again

    Three studio albums, three gold awards, three Modern Rock hits. Now three years after its biggest-selling album to date - the #2 charting Louder Now - Taking Back Sunday returns with a new energy, a new guitarist and a new fearlessness on New Again, produced by David Kahne (Sublime, The Strokes, Paul McCartney). Having toured with Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution, opened for My Chemical Romance at Madison Square Garden, co-headlined Warped, and played Live Earth, Taking Back Sunday fulfills the expectations of a growing fan base and yet expands its musical boundaries with an album that ranges from anthemic rock to engaging pop, the relentless to the infectious. Taking Back Sunday is truly New Again! This vinyl edition is a one-LP set, regular-weight vinyl produced and pressed at Pirates Press.
    1. New Again
    2. Sink Into Me
    3. Lonely, Lonely
    4. Summer, Man
    5. Swing
    6. Where My Mouth Is
    7. Cut Me Up Jenny
    8. Catholic Knees
    9. Capital M-E
    10. Carpathia
    11. Everything Must Go
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    Take A Picture

    Take a Picture blends Margo's infectious and highly intelligent songcraft with her absolutely unique voice - equal parts girl group innocence and seductive torch. One of the most endearing and delicious soft rock records from its era, here's an impeccable Sundazed vinyl reissue of this '68 masterpiece, direct from the original masters.


    Margo Guryan is the most original songwriter that I've ever produced, and also something of an enigma. Underneath it all, she's a schooled composer, but she writes moving pop songs. She writes from her heart, but also from her head.

    - John Hill, album producer


    When Margo heard God Only Knows for the first time, she dropped everything. Steeped in learnings of jazz and composition, Margo was shaping her musical self in 1966, and Pet Sounds was just what she wanted to hear. Inspired, and working in the glow of Brians masterpiece, Margo began work on Take A Picture. Its a beautiful lost gem. I love this album dearly. The first thing to notice is Margos voice, a unique upper register whisper. But when it starts off you say whoa, what is this? as Sunday Morning sounds like a garage funk band with studio musician talents. The albums production is wonderful in that it is so expert, but never showy. This is one of the most laid back albums Ive heard. Another sunday morning staple....Its jazz, slightly psych pop, with all the ornaments of the Pet Sounds orchestra. A brilliant record...

    -The Rising Storm

    1. Sunday Morning
    2. Sun
    3. Love Songs
    4. Thoughts
    5. Don't Go Away
    6. Take a Picture
    7. What Can I Give You?
    8. Think of Rain
    9. Can You Tell
    10. Someone I Know

    11. Love
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    Dogs

    New Jersey rock band, The Parlor Mob is set to release their sophomore album, Dogs via Roadrunner Records. In the winter of 2010, they finished writing Dogs and recorded the album from February through mid-March of 2011 at Wire Recording in Austin, Texas. Produced, engineered and mixed by Matt Radosevich (30 Seconds To Mars, The Hives, Taking Back Sunday) Dogs follows-up the band's acclaimed debut album And You Were Crow.

    1. How It's Going To Be
    2. Into The Sun
    3. Fall Back
    4. Practice In Patience
    5. American Dream
    6. I Want To See You
    7. Hard Enough
    8. Cross Our Hearts
    9. Take What's Mine
    10. Slip Through My Hands
    11. Holding On
    12. The Beginning
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    Stomachaches

    FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION, the new project from Frank Iero, will be supporting Taking Back Sunday and The Used on their upcoming North
    American co-headline tour set for September and October. frnkiero andthe cellabration will be touring in support of their debut album, STOMACHACHES,
    that will be released by Staple Records in 2014.


    "I'm really looking forward to getting on the road and finally playing these songs live," said Iero. "It's strange, while making Stomachaches I never got to
    really play the songs before recording them, because for the most part, it was just me, making them all by myself late at night in my basement. So it's kind
    of a scary and exciting experience for me right now to finally hear these songs come to life in a live setting. And I'm glad to be able to be doing it with old
    friends like Taking Back Sunday and The Used."


    Iero, former guitarist for My Chemical Romance, will be joined on the road by Evan Nestor on guitar, Rob Hughes on bass and drummer Matt Olsson.
    Stomachaches was selected by Alternative Press magazine as one of their "Most Anticipated of 2014" and fans first heard solo material from Iero when
    he contributed a bonus track - "This Song Is A Curse" - to the Frankenweenie Unleashed soundtrack. Most recently Iero can be heard covering
    "Extraordinary Girl" for Kerrang's tribute to Green Day, American Idiot.

    1. all i want is nothing.
    2. weighted.
    3. blood infections.
    4. she's the prettiest girl at the party and she can prove it with a solid right hook.
    5. stitches.
    6. joyriding.
    7. stage 4 fear of trying.
    8. tragician.
    9. neverenders.
    10. smoke rings.
    11. guilttripping.
    12. where do we belong? anywhere but here.
    frnkiero andthe cellabration
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    The Light Under Closed Doors

    The Swellers return reinvigorated on their No Sleep Records debut, which is packed with highly memorable tracks like "Should," "Becoming Self-Aware," "High/Low" and "Big Hearts," that speak directly to fans with an open heart about growing up, learning from your mistakes and moving forward, something the band has a lot of experience with lately.


    Produced by The Swellers and recorded by Marc Hudson (Saves the Day, Taking Back Sunday) at Rancho Recordo in Fenton, MI and with Mark Michalik (Into It. Over It., Fireworks) in Chicago, IL, The Light Under Closed Doors is a raw collection of ten punk rock sing-alongs that are filled with driving rhythm and infectious choruses. The band's follow-up to 2012's EP, Running Out Of Places To Go, strips the band down to their core with a sound that's pure and honest.

    1. Should
    2. Big Hearts
    3. Got Social
    4. High/Low
    5. Great Lakes State
    6. Becoming Self-Aware
    7. Friends Again (We Can't Be)
    8. Designated Driver
    9. Favorite Tune
    10. Call It A Night
    The Swellers
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    Heavy Love

    Ultra Clear W/ Sea Blue/Red Splatter


    Every now and then, a band is able to find that rare connection that allows them to truly speak to the hearts of kids everywhere, becoming the voice of their generation. Man Overboard is that band of the pop-punk community. These days, the number of bands becoming overnight Internet sensations is soaring. In an age where bands are having immediate major label success through corporate radio and MTV, Man Overboard has managed to create a name for themselves the old-fashioned way, winning kids over through word of mouth
    and non-stop touring. They are a true testament to working hard in order to achieve your goals.


    Man Overboard are constantly pushing themselves to do more, and this work ethic is apparent in all that they have accomplished as a band. They have spent the past 7 years touring
    the world, sharing the stage with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, New Found Glory, The Wonder Years and more. For their latest full-length, "Heavy Love," Man Overboard
    enlisted the help of legendary punk producer, Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, Descendents, A Day To Remember). Together, they have crafted 12 songs that are undoubtedly the
    band's strongest and most exciting material to date. "Heavy Love" is destined to become the most recognizable album in the band's catalog. To promote this release, the band will be
    performing on the Vans Warped Tour's main stage all summer long. This is an exciting time for Man Overboard. When it seems as though they're on top of the world, they continue to play every show like their last and treat every fan like their first.

    1. Now That You're Home
    2. Borderline
    3. Reality Check
    4. Splinter
    5. The Note
    6. Cliffhanger
    7. She's In Pictures
    8. Invisible
    9. Deal
    10. Anything
    11. For Jennie
    12. A Love That I Can't Have
    Man Overboard
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    Heavy Love (Limited Edition)

    Limited Run Of First Pressing - 500 Copies


    Every now and then, a band is able to find that rare connection that allows them to truly speak to the hearts of kids everywhere, becoming the voice of their generation. Man Overboard is that band of the pop-punk community. These days, the number of bands becoming overnight Internet sensations is soaring. In an age where bands are having immediate major label success through corporate radio and MTV, Man Overboard has managed to create a name for themselves the old-fashioned way, winning kids over through word of mouth
    and non-stop touring. They are a true testament to working hard in order to achieve your goals.


    Man Overboard are constantly pushing themselves to do more, and this work ethic is apparent in all that they have accomplished as a band. They have spent the past 7 years touring
    the world, sharing the stage with the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, New Found Glory, The Wonder Years and more. For their latest full-length, "Heavy Love," Man Overboard
    enlisted the help of legendary punk producer, Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, Descendents, A Day To Remember). Together, they have crafted 12 songs that are undoubtedly the
    band's strongest and most exciting material to date. "Heavy Love" is destined to become the most recognizable album in the band's catalog. To promote this release, the band will be
    performing on the Vans Warped Tour's main stage all summer long. This is an exciting time for Man Overboard. When it seems as though they're on top of the world, they continue to play every show like their last and treat every fan like their first.

    1. Now That You're Home
    2. Borderline
    3. Reality Check
    4. Splinter
    5. The Note
    6. Cliffhanger
    7. She's In Pictures
    8. Invisible
    9. Deal
    10. Anything
    11. For Jennie
    12. A Love That I Can't Have
    Man Overboard
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    Heart Attack

    Heart Attack was Selected as One of Alternative Press's - Most Anticipated albums of 2013


    Heart Attack Features Guest Spots by Geoff Rickly of Thursday and Ian Grushka of New Found 
    Glory


    The LP Comes with a Bonus CD


    Every now and then a band comes along and speaks to the hearts of kids everywhere, as the true 
    voice of their generation. Man Overboard is that band in the pop-punk community . In an age 
    when overnight internet sensations are an everyday occurrence, it's hard to find a band that's 
    grown organically, the old fashioned way, via word of mouth and non-stop touring, winning kids 
    over one show at a time. Man Overboard has been busy touring the world for the past 5 years, 
    having shared the stage with the likes of Taking Backing Sunday, Bayside, New Found Glory, The 
    Wonder Years, and more. The bands buzz reached New Found Glory's guitar player Steve Klein who 
    fell in love with their infectious pop-punk sound and catchy choruses. 


    He was so impressed with the band that he offered to produce "Heart Attack" the bands second Rise Records release. Man Overboard is humbled by their success, but also know that they still have a long road ahead of 
    them. In the grand scheme of things, it's only the beginning. After drawing huge crowds on the 
    Vans Warped Tour last year the band was personally asked by tour founder Kevin Lyman to return 
    on a bigger stage this summer. Man Overboard is currently on a headline run that's doing sell out 
    business. Things are just about to tip for Man Overboard, regardless they continue to play every 
    show like it is their last, and treat every fan like their first. 

    1.Secret Pain
    2.Boy Without Batteries
    3.Where I Left You
    4.Heart Attack
    5.White lies
    6.S.A.D.
    7.Suppy
    8.How To Hide Your Feelings
    9.Swandive
    10.Hoodie Song
    11.Re Run
    12.Open Season
    13.Damage Control
    14.Wide Awake
    Man Overboard
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  • In My Dreams In My Dreams Quick View

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    In My Dreams

    The Sunday Painters were formed in late 1978 by Peter Raengel and Peter MacKinnon. Their first single, 1979's Alternatives To Perfection, was a garage-DIY take on the Velvets. For their next single, 1980's Painting By Numbers, they recorded a crunching, electro-punk cover of Bowie's "Rebel Rebel" that got modest airplay on Sydney's 2JJJ. Their final 7", 1981's Three Kinds Of Escapism, led with "Let'$ Be Moderne," which combined wistful backing vocals by bassist Kerrie Erwin, a spiky "post-modernist guitar solo," and a steelworker's metallic bashing to create a snappy, industrial pop-punk classic.
    1. Like A Reptile

    2. Venus (bathed in misogyny)

    3. Heart Of A Siren

    4. Rebel Rebel
    6. Let'$ Be Moderne

    7. I'm A Car Crash
    8. Please Kill Me
    9. In My Dreams
    Sunday Painters
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    Broken Compass

    Spencer Chamberlain, acclaimed singer, frontman and songwriter for Underoath, is back with his new band, Sleepwave. With Chamberlain at the
    helm, Underoath became a major force in the post-hardcore scene, with two
    gold albums, multiple Grammy nominations, and crossover success unusual
    for bands in the scene. Now come Sleepwave and their debut album Broken
    Compass, releasing on Epitaph Records September 16th: the next step in the
    evolution of Spencer Chamberlain. With an even more melodic, accessible
    sound, sacrificing none of the intense songwriting that garnered Underoath
    a massive following and won accolades in outlets such as Alternative Press,
    Broken Compass is sure to put Sleepwave on the map from day one; working with producer David Bendeth (Of Mice and Men), the band has crafted
    an album of intense anthemic rock. With a Taking Back Sunday/Used tour
    and Alternative Press Bands to Watch cover feature already under their belt,
    Sleepwave come into the world fully formed and ready to shred.
    1. Paper Planes
    2. Rock And Roll Is Dead And So Am I
    3. Inner Body Revolt
    4. The Wolf
    5. Hold Up My Head
    6. Whole Again
    7. Disgusted : Disguised
    8. Replace Me
    9. Repeat Routine
    10. Through The Looking Glass
    11. Broken Compass
    Sleepwave
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  • Appetite For Adrenochrome Appetite For Adrenochrome Quick View

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    Appetite For Adrenochrome

    Colored Vinyl


    Step back into our little rock and roll time machine.... don't worry, we're not going TOO far back, let's say how about 25 years? To a time when a younger Kepi Ghoulie rounded up a bunch of guys named John (yes, John Vetter on bass, John Rudgers on guitar, John Sosa on drums) and drove from L.A. to Sacramento to record his FIRST FULL LENGTH recording as the GROOVIE GHOULIES! (recorded by a guy named John, no less!) Recorded in two days (yes TWO DAYS, all musical tracks were laid down on a Saturday, vocals and mixing on Sunday), the band rehearsed and recorded the entire album in the sequence that you hear it on the record, to save time and money and be as prepared as they could! Listen closely and you will hear anywhere from two to five songs connect musically without any interruption whatsoever! A crash course in 80's rock, punk, garage, and underground/indie pop, Appetite For Adrenochrome reflects the urgency of a bunch of young bucks trying to get their message out, and also is a fun little time capsule of the mad, mish-mash of music that was going on in Los Angeles at the time, with bands like Redd Kross, Haunted Garage, Celebrity Skin, and up-and-comers L7 and GWAR... The Groovie Ghoulies played showsand found camaraderie in these like minded, go-all-out, fellow rock bands. This era also found them playing great events, like a Herschell Gordon Lewis (2,000 Maniacs) film fest/lecture, years before Rob Zombie and the Ramones started hosting events in the Hollywood Forever cemetery. The Groovie Ghoulies have always been a bit of Hollywood Outsiders, never quite fitting in to certain genres and pigeon-shaped holes, and with Appetite For Adrenochrome, you can kind of see the evolution of little Kepi taking his home made drum machine recordings out of the basement and to the streets with the first semi-solid, fully electric line up of a musical legacy that lasts until this day! Enjoy!

    1. Lost Generation
    2. Do The Bat
    3. Armageddon 2000
    4. 2000 Man
    5. My Computer Said 'Kill'
    6. King Kong
    7. No Blood
    8. Don't Go Out
    9. The Blob
    10. Dead End
    11. Blood Beach
    12. Lookout!
    13. Ghoul Chant
    14. Beth
    15. Pet Sematary
    16. Girl In Black
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    Hug Of Thunder

    "I don't want to go out there being presumptuous," Kevin Drew says, "because, I've worn those presumptuous shoes before, and you don't want it to feel like, 'Oh, what a let-down.'" That's the fear when you bring back one of music's most beloved names seven years after their last album. But with Hug of Thunder, the fifth Broken Social Scene album, Drew and his bandmates have a right to feel presumptuous.

    They have that right because they have created one of 2017's most sparkling, multi-faceted albums. On Hug of Thunder the 15 members of Broken Social Scene - well, the 15 who play on the record, including returnees Leslie Feist and Emily Haines - refract their varying emotions, methods, and techniques into something that doesn't just equal their other albums, but surpasses them. It is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising. The title track on its own might just be the best thing you will hear all year - a song that will become as beloved as "Anthems For a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" from their breakthrough album, You Forgot It In People.

    Its title, Drew says, captured what he wanted people to feel about the group's comeback, and how they sound playing together again: "It's just such a wonderful sentiment about us, coming in like a hug of thunder."

    Broken Social Scene had reconvened, in varying forms, several times over the past four years - the odd festival show here and there, preferably ones that involved the least possible traveling. But the idea that they might turn their hand to something more than greatest-hits sets had been stirring since November 2014, when producer Joe Chiccarelli told Drew the group needed to make a new album.

    "He started showing up at our label, asking if we were going to make an album," Drew recalls. "He just didn't give up; he just kept saying, 'You've got to strike, you've got to do this, the time is now,' and so finally we agreed."

    As might be expected to be the case with a many-headed hydra of a group, getting all the principals to agree wasn't easy. Drew's co-founder Brendan Canning was keen, but Drew and fellow BSS lifer Charles Spearin took more persuading. A turning point for Drew came with the Paris terror attacks of November 2015, which made him feel the world needed an injection of positivity: "It just sort of made us want to go out there and play. Because I think we've always been a band that's been a celebration."

    Canning picks up the story: "By autumn of 2015 we had started getting together and trying some ideas out, just getting back in that jam space, in Charles' garage. Then we set up shop in my living room and we were starting to come together in a very familiar kind of way, jamming in the living room, eating meals in the kitchen together, because that's what the band is about: 'Hey, let's all get on the same page and get the energies flowing in the same direction.'"

    Recording finally began in April 2016 at The Bathouse studio on the shores of Lake Ontario, with later sessions in Toronto and Montreal, before the group went right back to basics. "It was very beautiful the way that it ended in Charlie's little rehearsal garage space," Drew says, "after going to all these studios. We just worked there, doing backup vocals and handclaps and all the shit we used to do when we were younger." And then it was to Los Angeles, where the album was mixed.

    The result is a panoramic, expansive album, 53 minutes that manages to be both epic and intimate. In troubled times it offers a serotonin rush of positivity: "Stay Happy" lives up to its title, with huge surges of brass that sound like sunshine bursting through clouds. "Gonna Get Better" makes a promise that the album is determined to deliver. That's not to say it's an escapist record: Broken Social Scene is completely engaged, wholly focussed, and not ignoring the darkness that lurks outside. But there is no hectoring, no lecturing, but a recognition of the confusion and ambiguity of the world. As the title track closes with Leslie Feist murmuring "There was a military base across the street," the listener is caught in the division between the national security provided by national defense, and the menace of the same thing.

    The gestation of Hug of Thunder was no idyll. When You Forgot It in People made their name, Broken Social Scene were young men and women. Fifteen years on, they were adults in or on the cusp of middle age, and - as Drew puts it - "all the adult problems in the world were happening around us individually, whether it was divorce or cancer". Three members of the band lost their fathers while the album was being recorded, "and it seemed like the days of going in the studio, getting stoned, drinking five beers and saying, 'Who gives a fuck?' were over".

    Then there's the fact of the size of the ensemble, and the number of competing voices. "You don't always get the final say with Broken Social Scene," Canning says, with a certain degree of understatement. He compares the process of getting everyone to agree on a song to party politics: "It's like you're trying to get a bill passed through the House - you have to be really committed to wanting to win."

    But, still, if they were to return, it had to be with everybody, no matter if that meant things might get unwieldy. "I'd like to believe that Broken Social Scene can be whatever it can be," Canning says, "but I think the fact we'd gone away for so long meant we really, we really couldn't have done the same thing without everyone involved, you know?" The story of Broken Social Scene, he insists, was built on the involvement of everyone, and so if the story was to be continued, those same people had to return.

    "The thing that has changed is that the relationships between us are established," Drew suggests. "And in a family, you ebb and flow and you come and you go and you're in love and then you're annoyed - but it's established now, the relationships aren't going anywhere, you know? And I think through time, because we've been through so much together, personally and professionally, when we're all on stage, everybody knows what they're doing, everybody has a melody to back up someone else, you feel supported, you're a crew, there's nothing but protection all around you."

    Canning picks up the theme: "Before we were making this record, I said to everyone: 'We all basically want the same thing, we might just have slightly different roadmaps on how to get there. So how do we stray off on certain country roads but get back onto the main thoroughfare?'"

    That Broken Social Scene was a family again, driving along the same main road, became apparent to UK fans in September 2016, when the group - with Ariel Engle the latest woman to assume the role of co-lead vocalist - came over for less than a handful of festival shows, to test the waters. Their Sunday teatime appearance at End Of The Road - an ecstatic hour of maximalist music, physically and emotionally overwhelming - ended up being one of the biggest hits of the festival. It achieved what Drew has always felt music needed to do: it created transcendence, a pocket of time where everyone present was living only in the moment.

    "My 11-year-old nephew asked me, 'Uncle Kev, why do adults get drunk?' and I looked at him and thought, 'OK, brilliant question, I'm going to give a brilliant answer,'" Drew recalls. "And I looked at him for about 10 seconds and I said, 'Because they want to feel like you. Because they want to feel like a kid again, they want to forget everything, they want to be innocent.' We are built in a way now where you can't do that because you're walking around with the anti-transcendence box in your pocket, and in your hand, and in your home, and on your bedside table: it's the anti-transcendence. It's called your phone! And we're getting killed, we're getting killed!"

    So what do Broken Social Scene want listeners to take from Hug of Thunder? Canning wants it to make them "pause for the cause and maybe just leave things in your life alone for 53 minutes". For Drew, it's about what it's always been about: making the connection. "I just hope they understand that there's others out there, that they're not alone," he says. "I know that's silly! But you'd be surprised how many times I've had to tell people, 'Hey, you're not alone on this, you're not alone thinking these things.' I mean, with the title Hug of Thunder, I want to hold people. I want to fucking hold them. And when we do shows, I'm not: 'Look at me, I'm elevated up on the stage,' It's: 'We're here with you, this is us together.' Broken Social Scene is about the people, and it's always been about the people."

    1. Sol Luna
    2. Halfway Home
    3. Protest Song
    4. Skyline
    5. Stay Happy
    6. Vanity Pail Kids
    7. Hug of Thunder
    8. Towers and Masons
    9. Victim Lover
    10. Please Take Me With You
    11. Gonna Get Better
    12. Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse
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    The Journey Man

    "In my music," says Goldie, "is everything I've learned, everyone I've met, everything I've experienced." And it's been an incredible trip. The maverick innovator - who rewrote the future of the jungle scene with landmark releases that still sound like they were kidnapped from tomorrow - has a unique story to tell. From children's homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK's most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS-One, Goldie has defiantly, definitively, done it his own way. "I'm an alchemist," he likes to insist. "I practice the dark arts of messing with the form of something solid."


    Though marriage and his passion for bikram yoga have, he says, proved a calming influence, these days he's just as full of inspired, out-there ideas as he was back in 1993 when he did his first cover interview for the rave magazine Generator. "My music is about fallout," he said then, "about the damage that has been done to the system." Today, in the office of one of his London-based contacts, the ideas are still sparking. "Drum'n'bass has done to electronic music what graffiti has done to the art world," he muses, before launching into a rapid-fire synthesis of art history, dancefloor evolution and his own hyperactive brand of self-actualization, which loosely translates as: "Why do something ordinary when you can do something extraordinary?"


    It sums up the reason why, in 1994, music critic Simon Reynolds famously observed: "Goldie revolutionized jungle not once but three times. First, there was Terminator (pioneering the use of time stretching), then Angel (fusing Diane Charlemagne's live vocal with David Byrne/Brian Eno samples to prove that hardcore could be more conventionally musical), now there's Timeless, a 22-minute hardcore symphony." Each of these were moments that shaped the musical fabric of the decade and beyond, presaging Goldie's transition from the underground rave scene into the world of bona fide A- list superstars.


    But it didn't start out like that. The boy who would become Goldie was born Clifford Price on 19 September 1965, just as The Rolling Stones hit the top of the charts with Satisfaction. His dad Clement, originally from Jamaica, had been plying his trade as a foundryman in Leeds. His mum Margaret, who had been born in Glasgow, was a popular singer in the pubs and clubs of the West Midlands. Barely more than a toddler, Goldie was just three when she placed him into foster care (though she kept his younger brother Melvin). He still remembers, he says, the day the social workers came to take him away.


    Over the next 15 years, he bounced between a series of foster homes and local government institutions around the Walsall area. His eclectic musical taste was forged, he reckons, in those same local authority homes listening to the sonic tangle of other teenagers' record collections. "In one room," he says, "a kid would be playing Steel Pulse while through the wall someone else had a Japan record on and another guy would be spinning Human League." On rare visits to see his dad, he'd lie sprawled over the living room couch, listening to Jazz FM, marveling at the lavishly-tooled '80s productions of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn and Michael Franks, adding further layers to his complex musicography.


    Already developing the irresistible urge to excel that has marked his inimitable musical career, Goldie's first love was roller-hockey. He earned a place as goalkeeper in England's national squad before the lure of music overtook the lure of sport. After discovering electro and hip hop, he grew his hair - the "goldilocks" that won him his nickname - and joined a breakdance crew called the B-Boys in nearby Wolverhampton. He also discovered graffiti. "They called me 'the spray can king of the Midlands'," he says proudly. His talent was undeniable, bringing him to the attention not only of Britain's Arts Council but to Dick Fontaine, producer of a Channel 4 TV documentary on graffiti. Fontaine's 1987 film Bombin' captured a visit to the UK by New York artist Brim Fuentes. Brim met Goldie and his B-Boys crew in Wolverhampton's Heathtown before heading a dozen miles away to Birmingham's Handsworth, where the producer filmed the aftermath of rioting that had left four dead, 35 injured and dozens of stores burned out. Several months later, Fontaine reversed the process and took Goldie to New York, introducing him to hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. For Goldie, on his first trip abroad, never mind his first trip over the Atlantic, the Big Apple was love at first sight. Back in Britain, he begged, borrowed and saved until he had enough to fund a return trip to the Bronx.


    "I started painting the trains and getting involved on the streets," he says, remembering his total immersion in what was still, at that point, an emerging culture. Art and music as symbiotic technologies. Rubbing shoulders with the Big Apple's best graffiti artists, his own distinctive style was accelerated and enriched. A move to Miami followed. He worked in the flea markets, he says, "painting trucks for drug dealers" and developing a sideline in gold jewelry that included the distinctive grills that became a trademark on his return to the UK. The magical properties of shaping, working and bending precious metals to his will - as close to alchemy as the modern world gets - became an analogue for the way he prefers to operate in the studio, chasing quicksilver dreams, mercury-fast rivulets of imagination into impossibly lush, breakbeat concertos. Back in Britain, Goldie found himself seduced by the sweetheart of the rave. Though it took him eight attempts to get entry into the club, at London's Rage in 1991 he marveled at the alternate sonic worlds being forged by Fabio and Grooverider behind the decks. "It really flipped me out," he remembers. Soon he found himself in the orbit of Dego McFarlane and Mark Clair. Their label Reinforced was in the vanguard of breakbeat, issuing astonishing records that stripped out boundaries and limits while setting the tone for the scene's sense of adventure. At first, he helped out doing artwork and a bit of A&R. But soon he was in Reinforced's Internal Affairs studio watching intently as Mark and Dego recorded tracks like Cookin' Up Ya Brain and Journey From The Light. "I was watching what they could do," says Goldie, "trying to gauge the possibilities of the technology." Soon he was getting involved. "I remember one session we did that lasted over three days," he says, "just experimenting, pushing the technology to its limits. We'd come up with mad ideas and then try to create them. We were sampling from ourselves and then resampling, twisting sounds around and pushing them into all sorts of places."


    What followed was a series of inspired break-driven releases such as Killa Muffin, Dark Rider and Menace. Then Terminator, with its writhing drum loop, dropped and suddenly Goldie's name was on everyone's lips. He followed up with the equally revolutionary Angel, tilting the axis towards the lush, trippy textures that made 1995's debut album Timeless the drum'n'bass scene's first platinum album. Incredibly, given what was happening elsewhere in the scene at the time, the recording of the album's epic title track began as far back as 1993, when most other producers were still focused on the original sonic tropes of hardcore rave.


    Timeless was a masterpiece - of production, of songwriting, of sonic perfection and breakbeat futurism. Even today, it still sounds as astonishingly new and inspired as it did back on those early pre-release cassettes circulated by London Records in the early months of 1995 when Goldie was still living on the 18th floor of a North London tower block.


    By then, Goldie had already set up his own record label - Metalheadz - with his friends the DJ duo Kemistry and Storm. Along with studio collaborator, Rob Playford's Moving Shadow and LTJ Bukem's Looking Good imprint, Metalheadz helped to define drum'n'bass as a distinct musical format with singles by J Majik, Asylum and Goldie himself. Still bursting with energy, he then launched a legendary club night, Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at London's Blue Note. The scene's best producers - among them revolutionary artists like Photek, Source Direct, Peshay and Dillinja - would compete to have their latest recordings debuted at the club and the scene's faithful came from far and wide to hear the best tunes before anyone else. "Those nights at the Blue Note were magical," he recalls. "It was an underground phenomenon that became an institution." David Bowie, who was making the drum'n'bass-influenced album Earthling at the time, fell in love with the place. "I remember popping out to take a break from all the madness inside the club," says Goldie. "He was outside having a cigarette, a bit of a breather. We chatted for a bit, looked at each other, grinned and then plunged back into it all. It was just that kind of place."


    Goldie is one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with Bowie - on the track Truth from the drum'n'bass pioneer's second album Saturnz Return. Released in 1998, the album also saw his vision become more expansive (the opening track, Mother, clocked in at just over an hour). The album's collaborative approach included guest spots from rap legend KRS-One, Sex Pistols manager and all-around provocateur Malcolm McLaren, super-producer Trevor Horn and Oasis main man Noel Gallagher (on the single Temper Temper).


    Fuelled by the limitless creativity that has been the hallmark of his career to date, Goldie next turned to acting. He reunited with Bowie in Andrew Goth's 1999 thriller Everybody Loves Sunshine then took the part of Bullion in the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. Other box office smashes - including Guy Ritchie's crime heist caper Snatch - followed before he joined the cast of BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, playing the gangster Angel Hudson.


    A series of blockbuster TV appearances - on shows such as Maestro (where he learned to conduct an orchestra), Classic Goldie (which saw him perform his own orchestral composition at the Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2009) and Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.


    The orchestral training proved useful. In 2014, he translated his original vision for Timeless into the stunning Timeless (Sine Tempore). Performed live with the Heritage Orchestra at the Wilderness Festival to suitably rapturous acclaim, the performance was repeated the following year as part of the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall. In between, he found time to unveil Fragments Of Gold, a piece inspired by medieval chants that he performed live in Glasgow Cathedral.


    Drum'n'bass, of course, has remained a consistent passion, both through his Metalheadz label and his releases under the Rufige Kru moniker (2007's Malice In Wonderland and 2009's Memoirs Of An Afterlife). "Technologically," he says, "breakbeat has managed to surpass all other forms of music to date. There isn't a recording engineer alive who can tell me there's any other form of music that is more complex than the music we make." Goldie has also recently announced he will be releasing a brand new double album 'The Journey Man' this year. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album.


    "I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You're drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It's like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they're all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I'm always inspired by great movie directors - people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson - and, if you think about it, it's quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film."


    Collaborators on 'The Journey Man' album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series 'Goldie's Band By Royal Appointment' and later provided the vocals for Goldie's 2012 single 'Freedom'. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, JosÉ James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie's wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.


    'The Journey Man' will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie's own record label, Metalheadz.


    Goldie's love affair with painting has remained consistent too and he continues to exhibit visual work that's just as dazzling as his sonic output. Beginning with Night Writers, the 1986 exhibition at Wolverhampton's art gallery that introduced Goldie and his Supreme Graffiti Team to the British Arts Council, his shows have defined a unique aesthetic that's all his own. And through them all, from 1987's Rockin' The City in Birmingham (where he exhibited alongside Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja) and the 1988 Crucial Creators exhibition in Walsall to more recent gallery events like 2007's Love Over Gold and 2012's Athleticizm collection (including portraits of London Olympics stars such as Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis), runs a consistent thread of energy, experimentalism and boundary-pushing. His 2013 collection, Lost Tribes, an innovative series of pieces fusing Goldie's style with the artistic expression of the ancient peoples of Africa, Asia and America was, he says, "my most important breakthrough".


    And for the kid who lay awake, gazing at the stars, through the window of a children's home, growing up has brought some surprises. In 2012, he was selected as one of the BBC's New Elizabethans, 60 people - ranging from David Hockney to Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee - who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. Four years later, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. It's acceptance, of course, on a grand scale. But at heart, he's still the gatecrasher, amped-up on ideas, buzzing on nothing but love, hope and the certainty that, while his way might not be the easy way, it's very definitely the path of a true artist.


    - Tim Barr, 2017

    LP 1
    1. Horizons (feat. Terri Walker & Swindle)
    2. Prism
    3. Mountains
    4. Castaway
    5. The Mirrored River


    LP 2
    1. I Adore You (w/ Ulterior Motive)
    2. I Think of You
    3. Truth (feat. Jose James)
    4. Redemption


    LP 3
    1. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
    2. The Ballad Celeste
    3. This Is Not A Love Song
    4. The River Mirrored (feat. Terri Walker)
    5. Triangle
    6. Tomorrow's Not Today
    7. Run Run Run

    Goldie
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    Infinite Worlds

    Within the songs of Laetitia Tamko there are infinite worlds: emotional spaces that grow wider with time, songs within songs that reveal themselves on each listen. Tamko is a multi-instrumentalist and a producer, recording since 2014 as Vagabon. On her forthcoming debut, Infinite Worlds, she hones her singular voice and vision with an unprecedented clarity.


    "I feel so small / my feet can barely touch the floor / on the bus where everybody is tall," she sings softly and with caution, as she begin the album with "The Embers." Driving punk drums pry her song open, exploding it into an anthem that pushes back at entitled people who make others feel tiny. "I'm just a small fish / and you're a shark that hates everything," she sings, repeating that line and over and over with strength and power. "I've been hiding in the smallest space / I am dying to go / this is not my home," Tamko starts carefully on "Fear & Force," before her finger-picked guitar playing gives way to slow-building synth claps and ethereal harmonies. "Mal a L'aise" is one of the album's focal points, a five-minute meditation of ambient dream pop, featuring Tamko's usage of samples; some are samples from a Steve Sobs song on which Tamko was featured, enticing the one writing collaboration of the album. "Mal a L'aise" means "discomfort" in French, Tamko's first language, and throughout the song she works through different meanings of that word: social, cultural, physical.


    Infinite Worlds builds upon Tamko's stripped-down demos that have been circulating online and throughout the independent music community for the past two years. Her Persian Garden cassette, released in 2014 via Miscreant Records, was a lo-fi collection where she embraced a first-thought best-thought approach, making songs that began with just her voice and guitar. But here, Tamko is a main performer of synths, keyboard, guitars, and drums, at times enlisting the work of session studio musicians. This had Tamko channeling the thoughtfulness of her lyricism into her arrangement and production as well. The result is a wide-ranging eight-song collection that's pleasantly unclassifiable: hypnotic electronic collages, acoustic ballads, and bursts of bright punk sit side-by-side cohesively, all tied together by Tamko's soaring voice.


    "I write a lot about places, archiving my memories in spaces that I used to be in, spaces I am currently in, or spaces I will eventually be in" she says. "Archiving different moments that I've been thinking about, have gone through. It's not always autobiographical though. It could be about different situations I've seen people I love in. Or people I don't know in. I think that comes a lot from being in different environments. Like growing up in Cameroon. There, we are happy with very little. Then moving here and seeing how the culture differs from where I'm from."


    Tamko's songs are embedded with her own story and personal history: growing up in Cameroon, her family's move to New York and adjusting to culture shock. Her family left Cameroon just in time for her to begin high school in the states. She grew up around music and loved it, but finishing engineering school was a priority before music could start to feel like a real possibility. "When I was in Cameroon, my mom would have these 'reunions' which was just her friends coming over on Sundays," she says. "There was a lot of music around me. Traditional West-African songs sung as group chants, hand drums and percussive instruments being played, etc." To date, Tamko mostly listens to East and West African music nostalgic of her childhood, styles of music that influence her own in subtle ways.


    Infinite Worlds was recorded at Salvation Recording Co. in New Paltz, NY with engineer and co-producer Chris Daly. Tamko and Daly worked closely and tirelessly in his upstate NY studio through the winter into the spring of 2016. The album's title references a book of poetry by Dana Ward called The Crisis of Infinite Worlds, a book Tamko found particularly inspiring during her recording process, but also very challenging to read: "I had to think critically while reading Dana Ward, it was exciting to be challenged in that way. While I was writing the album, it was a lot of me thinking critically about how to actualize my ideas, and the challenge of reaching proficiency in new instruments. It sort of mirrored my experience reading Dana Ward's book. I found myself combing his writing over and over and over until I grabbed something from it."


    And as she sat with her songs, she found more and more. "A lot of it is about finding a space for myself, whether it is physical, emotional, social" Tamko says. "It's about finding that place where I feel most comfortable. And also finding that the confidence within myself can continue to grow. And finding what it takes for me to feel whole through making music."

    1. The Embers
    2. Fear & Force
    3. Minneapolis
    4. Mal à L'aise
    5. 100 Years
    6. Cleaning House
    7. Cold Apartment
    8. Alive and A Well
    Vagabon
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    Louder Now (Out Of Stock)

    Louder Now is the third studio album by American rock band Taking Back Sunday, originally released on April 25, 2006, by Warner Bros. Records.

    Louder Now received generally favorable reviews from critics and was voted Kerrang!'s album of the year. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 158,000 copies in its first week after release, reached the top 10 of several Billboard charts and the top 20 in Canada, Australia, and the UK. Two months after its release, Louder Now was certified gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies and was later certified silver by the BPI for sales of 60,000 copies. As of May 2009, the album has sold 674,000 copies in the U.S.

    1. What's It Feel Like To Be A Ghost?
    2. Liar (It Takes One To Know One)
    3. MakeDamnSure
    4. Up Against (Blackout)
    5. My Blue Heaven
    6. Twenty-Twenty Surgery
    7. Spin
    8. Divine Intervention
    9. Miami
    10. Error: Operator
    11. I'll Let You Live
    Taking Back Sunday
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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