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  • Give Up Give Up Quick View

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    Give Up

    The collaboration between Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello is an album of breezy electronic pop that updates classic 80s synth-pop with contemporary beats.
    1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
    2. Such Great Heights
    3. Sleeping In
    4. Nothing Better
    5. Recycled Air
    6. Clark Gable
    7. We Will Become Silhouettes
    8. This Place Is a Prison
    9. Brand New Colony
    10. Natural Anthem
    The Postal Service
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    Give Up (Deluxe Edition)

    You can spend all the time and money in the world trying to craft the perfect pop-music scenario, but sometimes the stars have to align all by themselves. Even though early on the members of The Postal Service jokingly referred to Such Great Heights as "the hit" on their debut album, Give Up, there's no way anyone could have predicted the eventual impact made by a mail-order album designed in a pair of West Coast bedrooms.


    It's been 10 years since the little project that could from Seattelite Ben Gibbard (aka Death Cab For Cutie's frontman) and Angeleno Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel, Figurine) emerged from seemingly nowhere and began to burrow into the ears of anyone who came into contact with the band's infectious electro-pop. To celebrate, Sub Pop is reissuing The Postal Service's sole album, and including in the multi-LP set 15 bonus tracks, including two brand new songs, "A Tattered Line of String" and "Turn Around." On top of that, the band is back together: The Postal Service will hit the road for a long-overdue victory lap, giving most fans their first (and last-seriously, don't ask) chance to see the group in person.


    Of course, the band's music was more than just electro-pop, and the force with which Jimmy and Ben captured the indie-rock zeitgeist of the early aughts made them more of a phenomenon than just a regular old band. That such artists as Ben Folds, Amanda Palmer, Streetlight Manifesto, and Confide have covered "Such Great Heights" is a testament to both the song's magical spark and its melodic inclusivity. The band's sound is such a touchstone that "Postal Service-esque" has become a generally accepted musical adjective. And it goes way beyond Owl City.


    While it was impossible to anticipate how massive Give Up would become, it was obvious in 2003 that these guys had made something special. Ten years on it's amazing to know that so many people have come to agree.

    1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
    2. Such Great Heights
    3. Sleeping In
    4. Nothing Better
    5. Recycled Air
    6. Clark Gable
    7. We Will Become Silhouettes
    8. This Place Is a Prison
    9. Brand New Colony
    10. Natural Anthem
    11. Turn Around
    12. A Tattered Line of String
    13. Be Still My Heart
    14. There's Never Enough Time
    15. Suddenly Everything Has Changed
    16. Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)
    17. Grow Old With Me
    18. Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix)
    19. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Mix)
    20. Be Still My Heart (Nobody Remix)
    21. We Will Become Silhouettes (Matthew Dear Remix)
    22. Nothing Better (Styrofoam Remix)
    23. Recycled Air (Live on KEXP)
    24. We Will Become Silhouettes (Performed by The Shins)
    25. Such Great Heights (Performed by Iron & Wine)
    The Postal Service
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    Garden State Soundtrack

    The soundtrack to Zach Braff's Garden State is nearly as much of a piece with the film as the similarly sweet, quirky combinations of sound and vision in Wes Anderson's films and soundtracks. Garden State, however, is more modern in its outlook and more emotionally direct, with a mixtape earnestness belied by using not one but two songs from the Shins' Oh, Inverted World. New Slang is an obvious choice, as the song just seems to grow in stature as time passes, but Caring Is Creepy, Oh, Inverted World's vulnerable, ever-so-slightly unhinged opening track, is not, and adds to the personal, diary-like feel of the album. The bright poignancy of the Shins' tracks stands out even more among the low-key melancholy of songs like Coldplay's Don't Panic, Remy Zero's Fair, and Colin Hay's I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You. The inclusion of Hay's track, Bonnie Somerville's Winding Road, and the Cary Brothers' Blue Eyes shows that Garden State doesn't go for the hipster, too-cool-for-school poses that one might expect from the soundtrack of a hot indie movie, even with the inclusion of Iron & Wine's cover of the Postal Service's Such Great Heights. Still, there's something of a collegiate feel to the soundtrack, especially with the re-rediscovery of Nick Drake (One of These Things First) and Simon & Garfunkel (The Only Living Boy in New York) as well as the tentative forays into electronica and trip-hop like Zero 7's In the Waiting Line, Frou Frou's Let Go, and Thievery Corporation's Lebanese Blonde. Perhaps this collegiate feel comes from the fact that those years are often the time when many people are the most ready and willing to explore music that is new to them (but not necessarily new), but, as the success of Garden State's soundtrack shows, any time can be the right time.


    - Heather Phares (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Don't Panic (Album Version) - Coldplay
    2. Caring Is Creepy (Album Version) - The Shins

    3. In the Waiting Line - Zero 7
    4. New Slang (Album Version) - The Shins
    5. I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You (Album Version) - Colin Hay

    6. Blue Eyes (Album Version) - Cary Brothers
    7. Fair (Album Version) - Remy Zero


    LP 2
    1. One Of These Things First (Album Version) - Nick Drake
    2. Lebanese Blonde (Album Version) - Thievery Corporation
    3. The Only Living Boy in New York - Simon & Garfunkel
    4. Such Great Heights (Album Version) - Iron And Wine
    5. Let Go (Album Version) - Frou Frou
    6. Winding Road (Album Version) - Bonnie Somerville

    Various Artists
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  • Transatlanticism: 10th Anniversary Edition Transatlanticism: 10th Anniversary Edition Quick View

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    Transatlanticism: 10th Anniversary Edition


    Reissued For Its 10th Anniversary After Being Out Of Print For Years.


    Comes With 12-page Full-color Booklet


    As musical lunacy goes, things have gotten as crazy as it gets for Death Cab for Cutie since 2002's You Can Play These Songs with Chords compilation. A wildly successful tour with Dismemberment Plan, a collaboration for singer Ben Gibbard with emo-electronic guru Dntel under the Postal Service moniker, and a whole new legion of fans swooning to Gibbard's lyrics as if he were a modern day answer to Kiss Me-era Robert Smith have all amassed considerable hype around Transatlanticism.


    But the group proves themselves more than equal to the task, answering the call and proving the cynics wrong with their most focused and most mature work in their entire catalog. Transatlanticism wastes absolutely no time and dives in head first with The New Year, one of the most melodramatic openings to an album since the Smashing Pumpkins' Tonight, Tonight from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The mellow, mixed-meter percussion and dense atmosphere of Lightness is a brilliant lead into the pop-happy Expo '86 and The Sound of Settling before setting up the climatic and intensely dramatic title track. Unconsciously taking a page from Blur's Sing, the hypnotic drumming and guitar call and responses through the eight-minute climax of the album are backed with a singalong finale that unquestionably will have every audience on the next tour singing along and holding up their lighters.


    And while most albums would be left exhausted after such a track, the group keeps things moving, albeit at a much slower pace than compared to the anthems that packed the first half. Gibbard seamlessly makes the transition between songs that full out rock to songs that are comparable to Elliott Smith's finest hour with great ease. But it's Gibbard's poetic lyrics and signature introspection that remain a bench mark for Death Cab; and it's the group's maturity as musicians as well as songwriters that make Transatlanticism such a decadently good listen from start to finish. The band has never sounded more cohesive, the track sequencing is brilliant, and it caps off a triumphant year for not only Gibbard, but a band whose time and greater recognition is finally due.


    - Rob Theakston (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. The New Year
    2. Lightness
    3. Title And Registration
    4. Expo '86
    5. The Sound Of Settling
    6. Tiny Vessels


    LP 2
    1. Transatlanticism
    2. Passenger Seat
    3. Death Of An Interior Decorator
    4. We Looked Like Giants
    5. A Lack Of Color

    Death Cab For Cutie
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  • Fuckin A Fuckin A Quick View

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    Fuckin A

    The Thermals were formed in May of 2002 in Portland, OR. This crack three-member outfit released their
    debut album More Parts Per Million on Sub Pop after being brought to the label's attention by
    Ben Gibbard of the Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie. Their second album, Fuckin A was recorded
    and mixed in all of four days at Avast Studios by Chris Walla, who shares Gibbard's Death Cab pedigree and has lent production duties to Hot Hot Heat, Nada Surf and many others. On this album the band retains their raw energy and charisma, while upping the fidelity ante significantly. In short, it is a perfect sophomore record.
    1. Our Trip
    2. Every Stitch
    3. How We Know
    4. When You're Thrown
    5. Remember Today
    6. A Stare Like Yours
    7. Let Your Earth Quake, Baby
    8. God And Country
    9. End To Begin
    10. Forward
    11. Keep Time
    12. Top Of The Earth
    13. Thank You Goodnight
    13. An Endless Supply
    The Thermals
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  • After Parties 1 EP After Parties 1 EP Quick View

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    After Parties 1 EP

    Dntel is the operational alias for Los Angeles resident Jimmy Tamborello. Jimmy also sometimes records and releases music under the name James Figurine. He is also the host of the Dublab radio show Dying Songs. And, he is also one half of The Postal Service (whose 2003 album Give Up is Sub Pop's send best-selling album of all time). In 2007, Sub Pop released the most recent Dntel album, entitled Dumb Luck which included contributions from a whole raft of talented people such as Grizzly Bear, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, and Arthur & Yu.



    Sub Pop is now releasing new music from Dntel in the form of a pair of companion EPs, entitled After Parties 1 and After Parties 2. These two EPs collect 8 new Dntel tracks (3 on After Parties 1 and 5 on After Parties 2) which are a bit more minimalist and experimental in nature, all of them instrumental.

    1. After Parties
    2. Lindsey
    3. Soft Alarm
    DNTEL
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  • After Parties 2 EP After Parties 2 EP Quick View

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    After Parties 2 EP

    Dntel is the operational alias for Los Angeles resident Jimmy Tamborello. Jimmy also sometimes records and releases music under the name James Figurine. He is also the host of the Dublab radio show Dying Songs. And, he is also one half of The Postal Service (whose 2003 album Give Up is Sub Pop's send best-selling album of all time). In 2007, Sub Pop released the most recent Dntel album, entitled Dumb Luck which included contributions from a whole raft of talented people such as Grizzly Bear, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, and Arthur & Yu.



    Sub Pop is now releasing new music from Dntel in the form of a pair of companion EPs, entitled After Parties 1 and After Parties 2. These two EPs collect 8 new Dntel tracks (3 on After Parties 1 and 5 on After Parties 2) which are a bit more minimalist and experimental in nature, all of them instrumental.

    1. Flares
    2. Peepsie
    3. Hits Line
    4. Aimless
    5. Leed
    DNTEL
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  • Generals: Remixed (On Sale) Generals: Remixed (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Generals: Remixed (On Sale)

    Four Tracks From 2012's GENERALS Remixed By Dntel (Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service), Richard Swift, Clark Baechle Of The Faint, And Field Days


    Blue Vinyl 12", Limited To 1000 Copies!


    Following 2010's critically acclaimed debut What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood and a year on the road touring as part of Bright Eyes, singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn teamed up with producer Richard Swift (The Shins, Richard Swift) again and emerged with GENERALS, a sophomore album fully armed. In place of the Zen meditations found
    on The Mynabirds' first album, GENERALS is filled with armies of stomps and claps, sweeping full spectrum orchestrations, and moments that range from intensely personal pleas to shout-out-loud protests with teeth.


    GENERALS picked up  high praise from The Huffington Post, USA Today, Pitchfork, BuzzFeed, Paste, and many others. Songs from the album were featured on Rock Center, Gossip Girl, and Grey's Anatomy, while NPR Music counted "Generals" among their Top Songs of 2012.

    1. Generals (Richard Swift Remix)
    2. Disaster (Clark Baechle Remix)
    3. Body of Work (Dntel Remix)
    4. Radiator Sister (Field Days Remix)
    Mynabirds
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  • Suchness Suchness Quick View

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    Suchness

    Suchness is the debut LP from We Are Loud Whispers, a dreamy duo featuring Sonya
    Westcott (Arthur & Yu) and Ayumu Haitani (4 Bonjour's Parties). Seattleite Westcott met
    Haitani-who lives in Saitama on the island of Honshu-when Arthur & Yu toured Japan in
    2007. The two have not seen each other since and are separated by the world's largest
    body of water, but that was no deterrent to forming a band together. Assembled over email,
    Suchness transcended geographical and language barriers-and traditional ideas of what a
    "band" is-in its making.


    Haitani would write and record instrumentals, upload them, and send to Westcott. As she
    listened thousands of miles away, she would pen lyrics to his orchestration, meditations on
    feeling alone even when partnered, wanting to control the uncontrollable, and on the power
    and promise of reaching for someone's hand. The song titles themselves tell a story:
    "Starcrossed," "This Time," "I Hate to Say Goodbye." After writing lyrics, Westcott would
    record a vocal track, upload, hit send, and wait for these starcrossed halves to meet and
    become complete-a process reminiscent of The Postal Service's Give Up (fitting since
    Jimmy Tamborello sings on track "Glossolalia").


    Despite the modern magic required to realize Suchness, and its intricacy of its electronic
    orchestration and parade of horns, timpani, loops and effects, the record breathes with an
    organic ease. The layers of complexity never sound cluttered, melding together in Zen
    simplicity. Westcott's airy whisper floats above heartbeat percussion, evoking the emotive
    electro of Lali Puna and Notwist.

    1. Orange Blossom
    2. This Time
    3. You Surround
    4. Western Town
    5. Glossolalia
    6. Starcrossed
    7. Modern World
    8. Rewind
    9. I Hate Goodbyes
    10. My Love Song
    We Are Loud Whispers
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  • The Electronic Anthology Project Of Death Cab For Cutie The Electronic Anthology Project Of Death Cab For Cutie Quick View

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    The Electronic Anthology Project Of Death Cab For Cutie


    Limited Edition Colored Vinyl 7 Single


    Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) & Brett Nelson (Built To Spill) re-imagine 2 Death Cab songs as New Wave circa 1982, in the latest installment of The Electronic Anthology Project. Brett re-works the instrumental track with synthesizers & drum machine & Ben contributes new vocals. Features Soul Meets Body (Plans) & Champagne from A Paper Cup (Something About Airplanes).


    Gibbard's newly recorded vocals sound right at home with Nelson's smeared synths.

    -Stereogum


    A revved-up synth version of Death Cab for Cutie's 2005 hit single 'Soul Meets Body' has debuted online thanks to the Electronic Anthology Project. The new rendition comes from Built to Spill bassist Brett Nelson, who is spearheading the effort to update indie favorites with electronic bents.

    -Huffington Post


    Gibbard and Built to Spill bassist Brett Nelson have remade the first single from Death Cab's 2005 major-label debut, Plans, as moody synth-pop that isn't unlike a higher-gloss cousin of the Postal Service.

    -Spin


    Fuzzed out versions of two cuts--'Soul Meets Body' and 'Champagne From A Paper Cup'--hand-picked by DCFC frontman Ben Gibbard, who also contributed new vocals.

    -A.V. Club

    1. Soul Meets Body
    2. Champagne In A Paper Cup
    The Electronic Anthology Project
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  • Napoleon Dynamite (White Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Napoleon Dynamite (White Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Napoleon Dynamite (White Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)

    White Colored Vinyl


    The 'friggin' hottest indie film of summer 04'


    Music from the ''cult'' hit of the summer ''Napoleon Dynamite'' featuring original score by John Swihart, songs from the film, exclusives such as Rogue Wave's ''Every Moment'' (acoustic) and a rare track from Figurine ''New Mate'' (f/ Jimmy Tamborello of The Postal Service) and all your favorite ''laugh out loud'' classic Napoleon dialogue! 30 total tracks! Sweet!


    From Preston, Idaho comes Napoleon Dynamite (Jon Heder), a new kind of hero complete with a tight red 'fro,' some sweet moon boots, and skills that can't be topped. Napoleon lives with his Grandma (Sandy Martin) and his 30-year-old, unemployed brother Kip (Aaron Ruell), who spends his days looking for love in internet chat rooms. When Grandma hits the road on her quad runner, Napoleon and Kips' meddling Uncle Rico (Jon Gries) comes to town to stay with them and ruin their lives.


    Napoleon is left to his own devices to impress the chicks at school and help his new best friend Pedro (Efren Ramirez) win the election for Student Body President against the stuck-up Summer (Haylie Duff); all the while making sure to feed Grandma's pet llama Tina, and avoiding association with Uncle Rico and the herbal breast enhancers he sells door to door. Napoleon and Pedro put their skills to good use, but it is a surprise talent that leads the two to triumph in the end.

    LP1
    1. I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow
    2. Every Moment - Rogue Wave
    3. New Mate - Figurine
    4. Design - Fiction Company
    5. Sometimes You Gotta Make It Alone - Money Mark
    6. Solamente Una Vez - Trio Los Panchos
    7. Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
    8. Only You - Yaz
    9. Forever Young - Alphaville
    10. Time After Time - Sparklemotion
    11. The Promise - When In Rome


    LP2
    1. What Ever I Feel Like (Dialog) / Bus Rider - John Swihart
    2. Pull In Town (Dialog) / Nap Pulls Kip Return - John Swihart
    3. Locker Room 1 (Dialog) / Nap Pulls Kip - John Swihart
    4. Cagefighter (Dialog) / Granny ATV - John Swihart
    5. You Do Speak English? (Dialog) / A-Team Theme - John Swihart
    6. Vote For Me (Dialog) / Here's Rico - John Swihart
    7. Locker Room 2 (Dialog) / Summer's Cake - John Swihart
    8. Worst Video (Dialog) / Thrifty - John Swihart
    9. Suit (Dialog) / Suitwalk - John Swihart
    10. Talons (Dialog) / Kip Waits - John Swihart
    11. Ask It By Pedro (Dialog) / Nap Store Video - John Swihart
    12. Ninja Moves (Dialog) / D-Qwan Boogie - John Swihart
    13. Whole Milk (Dialog) / Nap Dance Bedroom - John Swihart
    14. Chapstick (Dialog)
    15. Nap Rico Van - John Swihart
    16. Nap Hangs Up The Phone - John Swihart
    17. Loch Ness (Dialog)
    18. Alternate Ending Montage - John Swihart
    19. Alternative Ending (Dialog)

    Various Artists
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  • If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Quick View

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    If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    2015 Release featuring Classic Elvis Presley Vocal Performances with Brand-New Orchestral Accompaniment!


    This brand new studio album featuring Elvis' most powerful vocal performances alongside lush new arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It features a scintillating duet with best-selling jazz-pop singer Michael BublÉ on "Fever". The recording sessions took place at the historic Abbey Road Studios in London and was fully endorsed by Priscilla Presley. Produced by Don Reedman (Hooked On Classics) and Nick Patrick.


    Additional contributions by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy and Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo. Rounds out the year of Elvis' 80th birthday, which includes a year of landmark events including the launch of a newly-designed website (www.ElvisTheMusic.com); the opening of two massive retrospective exhibitions-one located at London's O2 Arena and the other located in Las Vegas; and the second commemorative Music Icons Stamp from the United States Postal Service with a companion music release on August 12!

    LP1
    1. Burning Love
    2. It's Now Or Never
    3. Love Me Tender
    4. Fever (feat. Michael Buble)
    5. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    6. And The Grass Won't Pay No Mind
    7. You've Lost That Loving Feeling


    LP2
    1. There's Always Me
    2. Can't Help Falling In Love
    3. In The Ghetto
    4. How Great Thou Art
    5. Steamroller Blues
    6. An American Trilogy
    7. If I Can Dream

    Elvis Presley
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  • Lovers Know Lovers Know Quick View

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    Lovers Know

    After touring the world as a member of the Postal Service in 2013, Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) took a year to get lost. She drove across the US twice, toured South Africa solo, made her first appearance in London (also solo), and trekked all over Europe with William Faulkner's words ringing in her ears: "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore." Finally she found herself in Los Angeles with a suitcase of songs to fill a whole new album. Lovers Know, The Mynabirds' third full-length release, was produced by Bradley Hanan Carter (Black English) and recorded over a yearlong period in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree, Nashville, and Auckland, New Zealand. It's definitely new territory for Burhenn, forging into 80s, 90s and futuristic soundscapes, recalling Kate Bush, Sinead O'Connor, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and even 90s hip hop and R&B. The album may be loaded with a fresh palette of new sounds (swarms of synths, gauzy electric guitars, and electronic drums), but her brooding, unmistakable voice leads the way. Lyrically this is her most personal and confessional work to date, and also her most accessible. Whereas her last album, GENERALS, watched from a wide angle to understand the world at a distance, Lovers Know pulls in close. "There's something about wandering the world over," Laura says, "that makes you realize how similar we all are - everyone searching for something, so often the same thing: love. It may sound trite, but it's true. Love - or the lack of it - is the thing we all have in common. It can destroy us. It can break us open and let the light in. And it's also the thing that can make us sing." Burhenn has released two previous albums as The Mynabirds on Saddle Creek, What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (2010) and GENERALS (2012), both of which were produced by Richard Swift and met by critical acclaim.
    1. All My Heart
    2. Believer
    3. Semantics
    4. Say Something
    5. Orion
    6. Velveteen
    7. Shake Your Head Yes
    8. Wildfire
    9. Omaha
    10. One Foot
    11. Hanged Man
    12. Last Time
    Mynabirds
    $23.99
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  • Transatlanticism Transatlanticism Quick View

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    Transatlanticism

    Import


    As musical lunacy goes, things have gotten as crazy as it gets for Death Cab for Cutie since 2002's You Can Play These Songs with Chords compilation. A wildly successful tour with Dismemberment Plan, a collaboration for singer Ben Gibbard with emo-electronic guru Dntel under the Postal Service moniker, and a whole new legion of fans swooning to Gibbard's lyrics as if he were a modern day answer to Kiss Me-era Robert Smith have all amassed considerable hype around Transatlanticism. But the group proves themselves more than equal to the task, answering the call and proving the cynics wrong with their most focused and most mature work in their entire catalog. Transatlanticism wastes absolutely no time and dives in head first with The New Year, one of the most melodramatic openings to an album since the Smashing Pumpkins' Tonight, Tonight from Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The mellow, mixed-meter percussion and dense atmosphere of Lightness is a brilliant lead into the pop-happy Expo '86 and The Sound of Settling before setting up the climatic and intensely dramatic title track. Unconsciously taking a page from Blur's Sing, the hypnotic drumming and guitar call and responses through the eight-minute climax of the album are backed with a singalong finale that unquestionably will have every audience on the next tour singing along and holding up their lighters. And while most albums would be left exhausted after such a track, the group keeps things moving, albeit at a much slower pace than compared to the anthems that packed the first half. Gibbard seamlessly makes the transition between songs that full out rock to songs that are comparable to Elliott Smith's finest hour with great ease. But it's Gibbard's poetic lyrics and signature introspection that remain a bench mark for Death Cab; and it's the group's maturity as musicians as well as songwriters that make Transatlanticism such a decadently good listen from start to finish. The band has never sounded more cohesive, the track sequencing is brilliant, and it caps off a triumphant year for not only Gibbard, but a band whose time and greater recognition is finally due. ~ Rob Theakston, All Music Guide

    1. The New Year
    2. Lightness
    3. Title And Registration
    4. Expo '86
    5. The Sound Of Settling
    6. Tiny Vessels
    7. Transatlanticism
    8. Passenger Seat
    9. Death Of An Interior Decorator
    10. We Looked Like Giants
    11. A Lack Of Color
    Death Cab For Cutie
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  • Raised On Rock-For Ol' Times Sake Raised On Rock-For Ol' Times Sake Quick View

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    Raised On Rock-For Ol' Times Sake

    Raised on Rock/For Ol' Times Sake is a studio album by Elvis Presley released in 1973. Along with the album Elvis, it was released after the massive success of Aloha From Hawaii (although the entire Elvis album contained material recorded before the Aloha show). The album, which sold over one million copies worldwide, was recorded at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee in July 1973 and at Presley's home in Palm Springs, California in September 1973. Two songs from these sessions would be retained for release on the Good Times album the following spring. The initial vocal tracks were recorded in July 1973. Raised on Rock backed by For Ol' Times Sake was the only single released from the album, reaching #41 on the Billboard chart and #42 on the Country chart in September 1973.


    Additional contributions by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Duane Eddy and Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo. Rounds out the year of Elvis' 80th birthday, which includes a year of landmark events including the launch of a newly-designed website (www.ElvisTheMusic.com); the opening of two massive retrospective exhibitions-one located at London's O2 Arena and the other located in Las Vegas; and the second commemorative Music Icons Stamp from the United States Postal Service with a companion music release on August 12!

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    1. Raised On Rock
    2. Are You Sincere
    3. Find Out What's Happening
    4. I Miss You
    5. Girl Of Mine
    6. For Ol' Times Sake
    7. If You Don't Come Back
    8. Just A Little Bit
    9. Sweet Angeline
    10. Three Corn Patches
    Elvis Presley
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    Not Real

    Not Real' is the second album by Stealing Sheep which has been written, recorded and produced by band members Becky Hawley, Emily Lansley and Lucy Mercer at their studio in Liverpool. The band met in 2010 and work together creating music and visual art.


    The unifying theme of the new album 'Not Real' is an interplay of fact and fiction; the edge of dreams and limits of reality. These visions are grounded by bright melodies and insistent beats and unified by vocal harmonies; sometimes metronomic and chant-like, sometimes choral and pop.


    It follows their debut, 'Into the Diamond Sun', released in 2012 by Heavenly Recordings. The first album morphed their individual styles to create a 'medieval-kraut-folk' inspired sound. They were described as an unanticipated 'pagan pop revival' and since its release have toured as guests of Postal Service and Alt-J, opened for St.Vincent in Paris, performed the songs of David Lynch at the Barbican and collaborated with the Radiophonic Workshop on an original soundtrack to the cult 70's science fiction film 'Le Planete Sauvage'.


    For the second album they have concentrated on developing the sonic aesthetic of their new music. "We are more focussed about what we are trying to do. Everything has a reason for being there." They have been experimenting with tuned percussion, programmed beats, trigger samples and worked with effected synths, utilising the guitar and lap steel more sparingly and introducing more processed sounds. They've drawn inspiration from 50's exotica, electronic music and 80's pop and have been greatly influenced by the likes of Grace Jones, Can, Delia Derbyshire, Eden Ahbez, Moon Dog and John Carpenter. Grayson Perry's pop-folk art and the band's self-created mythologies were also a source of inspiration for song writing.


    This is an alternative pop record that has been 'self-manufactured' by the band. Having learned new skills in the studio over the last years, the band (assisted by Sam Crombie and Joe Wills) have self-produced the album. They have used the studio not only as a writing tool but also as an instrument; experimenting with post production and varying instrumentation and layered textures. "We started off in pre-production doing all the demos ourselves" say's Becky "the demos captured an atmosphere that we wanted to carry forward to the album. The result was a hypbrid of casual takes and more considered recordings


    Individual songs on the album have different environments and creatures that go with them, often inspired by the galactic rather than earth-bound imagery. Becky: "I imagine dehumanised worlds, planets with creatures that have evolved in a completely different way


    The visual side is highly important to the band, all of whom have art backgrounds. "We like to be involved in all the aspects of the presentation because it's symbiotic to the music." They collaborate with artists and with 'the costumologists', coming up with ideas like "outfits that texturally reflect rhythms" and "frequency triggered, light-up costumes". The colourful and organic album cover, a collaboration between photographer Charlotte Rutherford and collage artist Louise Mason, shows their confident image for this record: as they tread the lines of surreal pop.


    There is no stopping the imaginations of Stealing Sheep - but like lucid dreams, these are controlled fantasies and skilfully created worlds. Follow them on a hypnagogic journey as they sing: "listen to yourself and look within".

    1. Sequence
    2. Apparition
    3. Not Real
    4. This Time
    5. Greed
    6. Deadlock
    7. Evolve
    8. Sunk
    9. Love
    10. She
    Stealing Sheep
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    "I don't know how he does it; I am just glad he does." - Paste Magazine


    Produced by Chris Walla - guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie and previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The
    Decemberists and The Postal Service - William Fitzsimmons' Lions is a career-dening album that explores a personal
    renovation over the last few years.


    "The last couple years have been...full (kind of difcult to describe years in a single word). They have been wonderful,
    painful, long, incredibly brief, and more educational and rewarding than any I've ever lived before. Lions is something I'm
    terribly proud of and utterly connected to," says Fitzsimmons.


    The appeal of Fitzsimmons' sound is indicative of his unique upbringing and consequent life experience. Born to two blind
    parents, Fitzsimmons grew up in a home where sound - particularly music - was integral to communication. His parents
    had an assortment of guitars, pianos and other instruments, and introduced young William to the music of James Taylor,
    Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, among others. For many years, armed with a Master's degree in counseling, he worked
    as a mental health therapist, and only began recording his songs during graduate school breaks. Fitzsimmons' music
    has also been licensed to a wide variety of networks including ABC, NBC, MTV, Lifetime and CW and he has been featured
    in Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, Spin, Musikexpress, Uncut, Q Magazine and Performing Songwriter Magazine.
    Fitzsimmons' 2010 release of Gold In The Shadow landed at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, as well as #3 on the
    Folk Albums chart.

    1. Well Enough
    2. Josie's Song
    3. Brandon
    4. Took
    5. Fortune
    6. Blood Chest
    7. Hold On
    8. Centralia
    9. From You
    10. Sister
    11. Lions
    12. Speak
    William Fitzsimmons
    $20.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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