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  • The Takeoff (Discontinued) (On Sale) The Takeoff (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Takeoff (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    The latest southern rap duo Playaz Circle made their debut in 2007 with Supply & Demand. Signed to the groundbreaking Disturbing tha Peace label, founded by multi-platinum and Grammy winning artist and actor Ludacris and Disturbing Tha Peace CEO Chaka Zulu, these Georgia boys continue to make noise with their current hit Stupid featuring OJ Da Juiceman from their sophomore album Flight 360: The Takeoff. We come from the era when hip-hop really had substance, Tity Boy says. We were students of artists like NWA, Too Short and Big Daddy Kane. We knew all of that music. Growing-up in the College Park section of Atlanta at a time when hometown groups like Goodie Mob and Outkast were pioneering a southern hip-hop sensibility, the Playaz Circle rap duo Tity Boy and Dolla were boyhood friends before either had ever busted a rhyme. Playaz Circle proves that there is little competition when it comes to being the hottest crew from the south. On our songs, we just strive to make timeless songs that make you feel good, says Tity Boy. There is no argument; Playaz Circle has achieved that goal.
    1. Turbulence
    2. Look What I Got feat. Korleone
    3. Stupid feat. Oj da Juiceman
    4. Skit
    5. Hold Up
    6. Yeah We Getting Rich feat. Ludacris
    7. Cant Remember feat. Bobby V
    8. Big Dawg feat. Llil Wayne
    9. Quit Flossin feat. The Casey Boys
    10. Skit
    11. Big Wheel Whippin
    12. Weight Droppin feat. Raekwon
    13. DJ Know Me feat Young Dro
    14. Ghetto feat Cee-lo & Sunny
    15. Skit
    16. Outta Here
    Playaz Circle
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    Born To Mack

    "Born To Mack" is the first full length album by Oakland native Too Short, and his first major album release. Originally released on Dangerous Music in 1987 and was a nationwide underground sensation. Featuring the classic track "Freaky Tales" this is the album that launched Too Short to stardom. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums, and the song Freaky Tales reached #92 on the 100 Greatest Rap Songs. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl by Plain Recordings.
    1. Partytime
    2. Little Girls
    3. The Universal Mix
    4. You Know What I Mean
    1. Freaky Tales
    2. Dope Fiend Beat

    3. Playboy Short II
    Too $hort
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    L.A. Woman

    Ranked 362/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Released shortly before Jim Morrison's death in Paris, 1971's L.A. Woman was the first Doors album too not feature production from long time collaborater Paul Rothchild. The rawer, more live feel marks a return to the blues roots from which the band originally emerged and it delivered the signature songs Love Her Madly, Riders On The Storm and the title track.

    1. The Changeling
    2. Love Her Madly
    3. Been Down So Long
    4. Cars Hiss By My Window
    5. L.A. Woman
    6. L'America
    7. Hyacinth House
    8. Crawling King Snake
    9. The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)
    10. Riders On The Storm
    The Doors
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    Quarterbacks

    QUARTERBACKS started as a short-lived duo playing too-fast love songs backed by guitar and a single snare drum. Basement style, old smelly carpets, house shows for punk and patch kids. This was in New
    Paltz, a college town at the bottom of a mountain in upstate New York. Dean (Dean Engle, the band's songwriter/vocalist) worked at one of the town's two record shops, as K Records-obsessed small town boys
    usually do.


    The QUARTERBACKS line-up combusted after a handful of shows. The songs sat dormant until January 2012 when Dean enlisted Max Restaino and Tom Christie to revive the project. The new three-piece
    expanded the original vision, playing love-obsessed songs with limited affectation. The songs averaged under-2 minutes, and the DIY ethic remained firm. A few tape-only releases came into being (See the
    brilliant Double Double Whammy Records of Brooklyn NY).


    Two years of upstate basement shows further refined their efficient twee punk set, new songs slowly forming from familiar themes and chord patterns, progress through recursion. Down the street from the record
    shop where Dean worked was Team Love Records, a record label that had relocated from Sugar Street in NYC's East Village to Church Street in New Paltz. The folks at Team Love and Dean found themselves
    spending way too much time discussing favorite Cat's Miaow singles and post-Young Marble Giants projects.
    On February 10th, 2015, Team Love will release the first official longplayer by QUARTERBACKS. It's 19 songs played in 22 minutes. It's fast, broken-hearted and full of people, places and things. QUARTERBACKS was recorded at the Tin Roof Sessions Studio in New Paltz by Kyle Gilbride (Swearin,' Waxahatchee, Radiator Hospital) in less than 12 hours.

    1. Usual
    2. Not in Luv
    3. Center
    4. Stay in Luv
    5. Weekend
    6. Pool
    7. Knicks
    8. The Dogs
    9. Sportscenter
    10. Last Boy
    11. Never Go
    12. Prove Me Wrong
    13. Space
    14. Simple Songs
    15. Twenty
    16. Lauren
    17. Love Seat
    18. Schmictionary
    19. Point Nine
    Quarterbacks
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  • Life's Too Short Not To Hold A Grudge (On Sale) Life's Too Short Not To Hold A Grudge (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Life's Too Short Not To Hold A Grudge (On Sale)

    As the founder, guitarist and driving influence behind Black Flag, Greg Ginn defined the west coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. Through his record label SST, Ginn has tirelessly performed, produced and released new music by himself as well as from an eclectic array of independent artists.
    Professional skateboarder and musician, Mike Vallely first saw Black Flag perform at City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey in 1984. Crediting it as a life changing experience, Mike set forth from that show on an uncharted course of self-expression
    through his skating. Discovered by Stacy Peralta in 1986, Mike turned pro in 1987 and has had an un-paralleled skateboard career. His first band Mike V And The Rats was formed in 2001.


    Greg and Mike first met in Long Beach, CA in May of 2003 when Mike V And The Rats started a supporting run of shows for Greg that would eventually lead
    to Mike doing a guest vocal spot at the Black Flag Reunion Shows in September 2003. A friendship was formed and the two have kept in touch through the years with the intention of collaborating on new music at some point.


    In February of 2012 Greg presented Mike with some music. Mike spent the next 5 months filling notebooks with lyric ideas that would eventually become the debut release from Good For You, Life's Too Short (To Not Hold A Grudge).


    Recorded in Taylor, Texas Life's Too Short... is an angst ridden recording of high energy rock songs blistered with themes of betrayal, regret, disillusionment as well as resolve, determination and independence.

    1. I'd Rather Die
    2. No Plan B
    3. Free
    4. Hanging Around
    5. Knife in the Face
    6. Stupid Me
    7. Good Sport
    8. It's Just Business
    9. Dreams
    10. Blaze of Glory
    11. True Companion
    Good For You
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  • i think you think too much of me i think you think too much of me Quick View

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    i think you think too much of me

    Pressed On Clear Vinyl


    Shortly after his End Credits tour, Ng announced his new EP, I Think You Think Too Much of Me. The first single, Sex, was released on June 10, 2016. The single has a greater focus on vocals and instrumentation.


    The EP features other songs that have been released before under The Eden Project, such as Circles, Fumes, and XO.

    1. sex
    2. drugs
    3. and
    4. rock + roll
    5. Fumes
    6. XO
    7. Circles
    EDEN
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  • The Groop Played Space Age Bactchelor Pad Music The Groop Played Space Age Bactchelor Pad Music Quick View

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    The Groop Played Space Age Bactchelor Pad Music

    Released in 1993, The Groop Played Space Age Bachelor Pad EP is Stereolab's most experimental work, featuring the band's twin obsessions, krautrock-derived electronic minimalism and lush pop owing much to both Brian Wilson and Ray Conniff. The two styles are presented separately, in relatively short pieces, rather than combined into the lengthy sonic melanges of their other albums. Most of the brief pieces, such as the two title tracks, each subtitled Mellow and Foamy, work best in the context of the whole, but some of the longer songs, particularly the sarcastic Ronco Symphony and We're Not Adult-Orientated, are among the prolific band's best.
    1.Avent Garde M.O.R.
    2.Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (Mellow)
    3.Groop Played Chord X, The
    4.Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (Foamy)
    5.Ronco Symphony
    6.We're Not Adult Oriented
    7.U.H.F. - M.F.P.
    8.We're Not Adult Oriented (Neu Wave Live)
    Stereolab
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    Complete Mythology

    81 track, 6LP+4CD box (both formats included) contains re-mastered versions of no less than 28 singles from the Twinight, Federal, Cha-Cha, Tmp-Ting, Special Agent, and Zachron labels, facsimiles of the Dresses Too Short and Is It Because I'm Black albums, ten previously unreleased tracks and detailed track by track notes from acclaimed music historian Bill Dahl. The 52 page booklet contains a 35,000 word essay, scores of previously unpublished photos, a sampling index, and complete discographyall presented in a lavish hard bound box.
    LP 1 My Gift

    Side A

    01. Teardrops

    02. They Who Love

    03. I've Got Love

    04. Lonely Man

    05. I Need Love

    06. His Gift

    07. I've Got To Find My Baby

    Side B

    01. Shes So Fine - I Just Gotta Make Her Mine

    02. Little Sally Walker

    03. I Resign From Your Love

    04. I Wanna Know

    05. Well Oh Well

    06. Please, Please, Please

    07. Im Looking For My Baby


    LP 2 Do You Know What Soul Is?

    Side C

    01. She's Alright

    02. I Know

    03. A Half Love

    04. I've Been Talked About

    05. This Heart Of Mine

    06. Falling In Love Again

    07. I've Got To Get Over

    Side D

    01. Straight Love No Chaser

    02. Surrounded

    03. Half A Love

    04. Do You Know What Love Is

    05. The Love I Found In You

    06. Do You Know What Love Is

    07. Things Ain't Right


    LP 3 Dresses Too Short

    Side E

    01. Dresses Too Short

    02. I Can Take Care Of Business

    03. Different Strokes

    04. Soul Drippin'

    05. Fox Hunting On The Weekend

    06. Ode To Soul Man

    Side F

    01. Come On Sock It To Me

    02. I'll Take Those Skinny Legs

    03. Try Me

    04. Same Kind Of Thing

    05. I've Got The Real Thing

    06. Sorry 'Bout Dat

    07. Soul Strokes


    LP 4 My Funky Funky Band

    Side G

    01. Send Me Some Lovin'

    02. Try Me

    03. I Feel An Urge

    04. I Resign

    05. Love Condition

    06. Going To The Shack

    07. Don't Give It Away

    Side H

    01. My Funky Band

    02. Sockin' Soul Power

    03. Double Whammy

    04. Take Me Back

    05. I Take Care Of Homework

    06. Let Them Hang High


    LP 5 Is It Because Im Black

    Side I

    01. Is It Because I'm Black

    02. Come Together

    03. Together Forever

    04. Everybody Needs Love

    05. Soul Heaven

    Side J

    01. Concrete Reservation

    02. Black Balloons

    03. Walk A Mile In My Shoes

    04. I'm Talkin' 'Bout Freedom

    05. Right On


    LP 6 We Do It Together

    Side K

    01. One Way Ticket To Nowhere

    02. Kiss By Kiss

    03. Thank You Baby

    04. We Do It Together

    05. Try My Love

    06. That's Why

    07. Get Ready

    08. The Way You Do The Things You Do

    Side L

    01. Annie Got Hot Pants Power

    02. Wouldn't Change My Lady

    03. All I Need Is Someone Like You

    04. Let's Start All Over Again

    05. Hot Pants Lady

    06. Wiggle In Your Hips

    07. Your Love Is Good For Me

    08. Trying To Get To You

    Syl Johnson
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  • The Girl Don't Care The Girl Don't Care Quick View

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    The Girl Don't Care

    One of Chandler's best, chock full of midtempo grooves, succulent ballads and jump tunes like Good Times. Curtis Mayfield's Nothing Can Stop Me is spiced with punchy horns and choral backing vocals for Gene to play his cool, swaggering tenor against. The pain in his voice is undeniable on Here Come the Tears, where he literally cries the agonizing lyrics. He gets philosophical on The Girl Don't Care, an intense ballad that always seems too short. This could almost pass for a greatest-hits LP, since at least six of the selections were released as A-sides. Fool for You, as well as the others mentioned above, got their share of plays on soul stations, and all should have been bigger hits. The B-sides occupy most of side two and are just a couple of notches below the plug sides. It's amazing how overlooked and under appreciated these gems were.


    - Andrew Hamilton (All Music Guide)

    1. Nothing Can Stop Me
    2. You Can't Hurt Me No More
    3. (I'm Just A) Fool For You
    4. Here Come The Tears
    5. (Gonna Be) Good Times
    6. The Girl Don't Care
    7. To Choose
    8. Bet You Never Thought
    9. Baby That's Love
    10. Buddy Ain't It A Shame
    11. No One Can Love You (Like I Do)
    12. My Love
    Gene Chandler
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    Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

    Hamilton - which transferred to Broadway following a sold-out run at The Public Theater in NYC - is the acclaimed new musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of the United States, a loving husband and father, despised by his fellow Founding Fathers, and shot to death by Aaron Burr in a legendary duel.


    The Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is executive produced by Ahmir Questlove Thompson and Tariq Black Thought Trotter, founding members of the Grammy Award winning hip-hop band, The Roots. HAMILTON has book, music and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Lin Manuel Miranda, who also plays the title role. The musical is directed by Thomas Kail, with choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and music direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Hamilton is inspired by Ron Chernow's biography Alexander Hamilton.

    LP 1
    1. Alexander Hamilton
    2. Aaron Burr, Sir
    3. My Shot
    4. The Story Of Tonight
    5. The Schuyler Sisters
    6. Farmer Refuted
    7. You'll Be Back
    8. Right Hand Man
    9. A Winter's Ball
    10. Helpless


    LP 2
    1. Satisfied
    2. The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
    3. Wait For It
    4. Stay Alive
    5. Ten Duel Commandments
    6. Meet Me Inside
    7. That Would Be Enough
    8. Guns and Ships
    9. History Has Its Eyes On You
    10. Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
    11. What Comes Next?
    12. Dear Theodosia
    13. Non-Stop


    LP 3
    1. What'd I Miss
    2. Cabinet Battle #1
    3. Take A Break
    4. Say No To This
    5. The Room Where It Happens
    6. Schuyler Defeated
    7. Cabinet Battle #2
    8. Washington On Your Side
    9. One Last Time
    10. I Know Him
    11. The Adams Administration
    12. We Know


    LP 4
    1. Hurricane
    2. The Reynolds Pamphlet
    3. Burn
    4. Blow Us All Away
    5. Stay Alive (Reprise)
    6. It's Quiet Uptown
    7. The Election of 1800
    8. Your Obedient Servant
    9. Best of Wives and Best of Women
    10. The World Was Wide Enough
    11. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

    Various Artists
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    Driving And Dreaming


    Exclusive 10 Inch, 45 RPM Vinyl


    Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic "La Bamba." While living in NYC, he recorded the single "Something's Gonna Happen" for Alan Betrock's Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros. His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. The record spawned the Top 40 single "Someday, Someway," which rockabilly singer Robert Gordon covered and scored a hit with a year earlier, and other classics such as "(You're My) Favorite Waste of Time," "Whenever You're On My Mind" and "Cynical Girl." The great songs continued with the Life's Too Short album on MCA ("Fantastic Planet of Love"), three albums for Razor & Tie and the 2009 release Jaggedland ("Someone Told Me," "Passing Through," "Never Coming Down


    "His intelligence, integrity, and passion for the great song always show up in his music," wrote Robert Christgau in his Consumer Guide of Marshall Crenshaw. Over a span of 30 years, Crenshaw has released 13 albums, all of which have received the highest marks from critics and have earned him a fiercely loyal fan base.


    "I wanted to think of a different way of working that would inspire me and keep me motivated," Marshall Crenshaw says of his newest endeavor: a subscription-only service that addresses the recent seismic changes in the music-industry landscape by cutting out the record-company middle man to distribute his new recordings directly to fans.


    The subscription service, which the veteran singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer recently launched via a successful Kickstarter funding campaign, will provide fans with a steady stream of new Marshall Crenshaw music via a series of exclusive three-song 10-inch, 45-rpm vinyl EPs , six of which the artist plans to release over a two-year period.


    Each EP will consist entirely of newly recorded, never-before-released material, encompassing a new original Crenshaw composition, a classic cover tune, and a new reworking of a time-honored favorite.


    "I really do think that vinyl sounds best, and that playing a vinyl record is still the optimum listening experience," Crenshaw asserts. "And with the sound quality that you get at 45 rpm, I think that these things are going to deliver the goods, sonically."

    1. Driving and Dreaming
    2. Never To Be Forgotten (Bobby Fuller Four cover)
    3. Someday Someway
    Marshall Crenshaw
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    Stranger And Stranger


    Exclusive 10 Inch, 45 RPM Vinyl


    Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic "La Bamba." While living in NYC, he recorded the single "Something's Gonna Happen" for Alan Betrock's Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros. His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. The record spawned the Top 40 single "Someday, Someway," which rockabilly singer Robert Gordon covered and scored a hit with a year earlier, and other classics such as "(You're My) Favorite Waste of Time," "Whenever You're On My Mind" and "Cynical Girl." The great songs continued with the Life's Too Short album on MCA ("Fantastic Planet of Love"), three albums for Razor & Tie and the 2009 release Jaggedland ("Someone Told Me," "Passing Through," "Never Coming Down


    "His intelligence, integrity, and passion for the great song always show up in his music," wrote Robert Christgau in his Consumer Guide of Marshall Crenshaw. Over a span of 30 years, Crenshaw has released 13 albums, all of which have received the highest marks from critics and have earned him a fiercely loyal fan base.


    "I wanted to think of a different way of working that would inspire me and keep me motivated," Marshall Crenshaw says of his newest endeavor: a subscription-only service that addresses the recent seismic changes in the music-industry landscape by cutting out the record-company middle man to distribute his new recordings directly to fans.


    The subscription service, which the veteran singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer recently launched via a successful Kickstarter funding campaign, will provide fans with a steady stream of new Marshall Crenshaw music via a series of exclusive three-song 10-inch, 45-rpm vinyl EPs , six of which the artist plans to release over a two-year period.


    Each EP will consist entirely of newly recorded, never-before-released material, encompassing a new original Crenshaw composition, a classic cover tune, and a new reworking of a time-honored favorite.


    "I really do think that vinyl sounds best, and that playing a vinyl record is still the optimum listening experience," Crenshaw asserts. "And with the sound quality that you get at 45 rpm, I think that these things are going to deliver the goods, sonically."

    1. Stranger and Stranger
    2. (They Long To Be) Close To You (Carpenters cover)
    3. Mary Anne
    Marshall Crenshaw
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  • I Don't See You Laughing Now I Don't See You Laughing Now Quick View

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    I Don't See You Laughing Now


    Exclusive 10 Inch, 45 RPM Vinyl


    Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic "La Bamba." While living in NYC, he recorded the single "Something's Gonna Happen" for Alan Betrock's Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros. His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. The record spawned the Top 40 single "Someday, Someway," which rockabilly singer Robert Gordon covered and scored a hit with a year earlier, and other classics such as "(You're My) Favorite Waste of Time," "Whenever You're On My Mind" and "Cynical Girl." The great songs continued with the Life's Too Short album on MCA ("Fantastic Planet of Love"), three albums for Razor & Tie and the 2009 release Jaggedland ("Someone Told Me," "Passing Through," "Never Coming Down


    "His intelligence, integrity, and passion for the great song always show up in his music," wrote Robert Christgau in his Consumer Guide of Marshall Crenshaw. Over a span of 30 years, Crenshaw has released 13 albums, all of which have received the highest marks from critics and have earned him a fiercely loyal fan base.


    "I wanted to think of a different way of working that would inspire me and keep me motivated," Marshall Crenshaw says of his newest endeavor: a subscription-only service that addresses the recent seismic changes in the music-industry landscape by cutting out the record-company middle man to distribute his new recordings directly to fans.


    The subscription service, which the veteran singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer recently launched via a successful Kickstarter funding campaign, will provide fans with a steady stream of new Marshall Crenshaw music via a series of exclusive three-song 10-inch, 45-rpm vinyl EPs , six of which the artist plans to release over a two-year period.


    Each EP will consist entirely of newly recorded, never-before-released material, encompassing a new original Crenshaw composition, a classic cover tune, and a new reworking of a time-honored favorite.


    "I really do think that vinyl sounds best, and that playing a vinyl record is still the optimum listening experience," Crenshaw asserts. "And with the sound quality that you get at 45 rpm, I think that these things are going to deliver the goods, sonically."

    1. I Don't See You Laughing Now
    2. No Time (The Move cover)
    3. There She Goes Again (recorded live in 2012 with the Bottle Rockets)
    Marshall Crenshaw
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    Grab The Next Train

    Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic "La Bamba." While living in NYC, he recorded the single "Something's Gonna Happen" for Alan Betrock's Shake Records, which led to a deal with Warner Bros. His debut album, Marshall Crenshaw was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. The record spawned the Top 40 single "Someday, Someway," which rockabilly singer Robert Gordon covered and scored a hit with a year earlier, and other classics such as "(You're My) Favorite Waste of Time," "Whenever You're On My Mind" and "Cynical Girl." The great songs continued with the Life's Too Short album on MCA ("Fantastic Planet of Love"), three albums for Razor & Tie and the 2009 release Jaggedland ("Someone Told Me," "Passing Through," "Never Coming Down


    A quote from Trouser Press sums up Marshall Crenshaw's early career: "Although he was seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, he soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself." All Music Guide captured Crenshaw's vibe perfectly: "He writes songs that are melodic, hooky and emotionally true, and he sings and plays them with an honesty and force that still finds room for humor without venom."


    "His intelligence, integrity, and passion for the great song always show up in his music," wrote Robert Christgau in his Consumer Guide of Marshall Crenshaw. Over a span of 30 years, Crenshaw has released 13 albums, all of which have received the highest marks from critics and have earned him a fiercely loyal fan base.


    "I wanted to think of a different way of working that would inspire me and keep me motivated," Marshall Crenshaw says of his newest endeavor: a subscription-only service that addresses the recent seismic changes in the music-industry landscape by cutting out the record-company middle man to distribute his new recordings directly to fans.


    The subscription service, which the veteran singer/guitarist/songwriter/producer recently launched via a successful Kickstarter funding campaign, will provide fans with a steady stream of new Marshall Crenshaw music via a series of exclusive three-song 10-inch, 45-rpm vinyl EPs on Addie-Ville Records, six of which the artist plans to release over a two-year period.


    Each EP will consist entirely of newly recorded, never-before-released material, encompassing a new original Crenshaw composition, a classic cover tune, and a new reworking of a time-honored favorite.


    "I really do think that vinyl sounds best, and that playing a vinyl record is still the optimum listening experience," Crenshaw asserts. "And with the sound quality that you get at 45 rpm, I think that these things are going to deliver the goods, sonically."


    All three tracks were mastered for maximum awesomeness by legendary engineer Greg Calbi, who will handle mastering duties on the entire EP series.

    1. Grab The Next Train
    2. Made My Bed Gonna Lie In It
    3. Something's Gonnna Happen
    Marshall Crenshaw
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    10 Vinyl EP 45 RPM - Sealed Buy Now
  • Beyond The Blue Horizon: George Benson (Speakers Corner) Beyond The Blue Horizon: George Benson (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Beyond The Blue Horizon: George Benson (Speakers Corner)

    George Benson was the pupil, Wes Montgomery his teacher! And the sound of the great maestro, who played without the use of a plectrum, is quite unmistakable in this recording produced by CTI Records with George Benson in 1971. Producer Creed Taylor showed good judgement when he teamed Benson up with a small yet supremely talented group of musicians: Jack De Johnette on the drums takes Ron Carter's bass and Clarence Palmer's organ on a superb ride. Carter and Benson had met one another briefly during a Miles Davis recording session, but there the drummer was Tony Williams. Here, with Jack DeJohnette participating, the numbers on this LP gain real soul. But the lyrical side doesn't come too short either: Ode To A Kudu demonstrates this particular attribute of Benson's to perfection. And Somewhere To The East proves that he isn't afraid to experiment. All in all, this is a top album from George Benson's long and commercially successful career.



    Musicians:



    • George Benson (guitar)

    • Clarence Palmer (organ)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)

    • Michael Cameron, Albert Nicholson (percussion)



    Recording: February 1971 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor



    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. So What
    2. The Gentle Rain
    3. All Clear
    4. Ode To a Kudu
    5. Somewhere In the East
    George Benson
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    Life Is Full Of Possibilities

    Vinyl comes with digital download card - remixs from the CD version included on download card too! Los Angeles resident Jimmy Tamborello records, releases and occasionally performs music under the name Dntel. In 2007, we at Sub Pop released the Dntel album Dumb Luck which included contributions from a whole raft of talented people too numerous to list here (a short version of that list would include members of Grizzly Bear, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes, and Arthur & Yu). And at the end of 2010, we released a pair of companion EPs by Dntel, entitled After Parties 1 and After Parties 2. Together these two EPs total eight tracks, all of them instrumental, and featuring (to the best of our knowledge) a list of guest contributors numbering exactly zero.


    Back in 2001, we did not release the Dntel album Life Is Full of Possibilities. This album was originally released by the Plug Research label, and because we've always secretly wished we'd put it out back then, we're going to release an expanded, re-mastered version of the album to mark its ten-year anniversary.

    1. Umbrella
    2. Anywhere Anyone
    3. Pillowcase
    4. Fear Of Corners
    5. Suddenly Is Sooner Than You Think
    6. Life Is Full Of Possibilities
    7. Why I'm So Unhappy
    8. Fireworks
    9. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan
    10. Last Songs
    11. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Safety Scissors Spilled My Drink Mix)
    12. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Barbara Morgenstern Remix)
    13. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Superpitcher Kompakt Remix
    14. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Lali Puna Remix)
    15. Your Hill
    16. This Is How It Will Be All Over
    17. Anywhere Anyone (Nobody Remix)
    18. Umbrella (Version 1)
    19. Footprints
    20. Last Songs (Vocal Version)
    21. Sorry_
    22. Anywhere Anyone (Silent Servant & Regis Sandwell District Mix)
    23. Anywhere Anyone (Pearson Sound Beatless Reduction
    DNTEL
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    Thank You, Rock Fans!! (Pre-Order)

    Newly Discovered Unreleased Recordings Found In Our Vault From An Incredible Live Performance On June 4th At The Keystone In San Francisco, CA, During The Tour Of His Debut Album In 1982


    Audio Sourced From The Original Analog Master Reels, Mixed By Power/Southern Jangle Pop Producer And Maverick Chris Stamey, With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Service In Memphis


    Co-Produced By Marshall Himself, Who Wrote The Liner Notes And Provided Never Before Seen Photographs Used On The Package


    Each LP Will Be Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited


    180g Black Vinyl Will Be Pressed At Record Industry And Come In A Single Pocket Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve And An 11x11 Insert With Photos And Information


    With roots in classic Soul, British Invasion and Rockabilly, Detroit native Marshall Crenshaw has forged a very original and melodic form of crafting songs over the past 35 plus years in the music business. In the early days, Marshall was compared to Buddy Holly often, due in part to his portrayal of the doomed rock icon in the 1987 film, La Bamba."Although he was seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, He soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself "-Quote from The Trouser Press.


    In addition to his original songs, that have been covered over the years by notable artists such as Ronnie Spector, Robert Gordon, the Gin Blossoms, America, Freedy Johnston, Bette Midler, Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs to name a few, Marshall is an accomplished guitarist with a very jazz-oriented style of playing. Marshall launched his original trio in New York with his brother Robert on drums and Chris Donato on bass, recording "Something's Gonna Happen" for Alan Betrock's Shake Records in 1981.Soon afterwards, the trio was signed to Warner Bros. Records and his debut album, simply titled "Marshall Crenshaw," was released in 1982 and included his biggest hit, "Someday Someway." Robert Gordon took the song to #76 in 1981 and Crenshaw's own version made #36 in 82. It would be Marshall's only solo Billboard Top 40 Pop hit. On the Cash Box magazine chart the song went to #31 and reached #25 on Billboard's Rock Tracks. The song, 'Til I Hear It From You," sung by the Gin Blossoms and co-written by Marshall , reached #11 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1996.


    Despite his 4 subsequent WB studio albums not including hits, Marshall continued to record in the 1990s and 2000s. "Better Back Off" from the MCA album, "Life's Too Short," reached #17 on Billboard's Alternative Songs Chart. In the 2000s Marshall played guitar as a guest of the reunited MC5, growing up a fan of the band in Detroit. He penned the title track from the 2007 film, "Walk Hard" starring John C Reilly, with the song being nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in a movie. In 2011 he began hosting a radio show called The Bottomless Pit on WFUV in New York, featuring his vast collection of music.


    Although Marshall has released many live albums throughout his career, this newly discovered unreleased performance found in Warner Music's vault was recorded while he was touring in support of his debut release in 1982 and includes several songs seeing their first release on any format. Co-produced by Marshall, who supplied rare photographs and liner notes and mixed by Chris Stamey, this lovingly packaged live document provides a unique snapshot back to Marshall's formative years as an artist and would fill a hole in his recorded live legacy.

    1. Introduction/Brand New Lover
    2. I'll Do Anything
    3. There She Goes Again
    4. Move It
    5. Mary Anne
    6. Rockin' Around NYC
    7. Soldier of Love
    8. Girls
    9. Someday Someway
    10. Gotta Lotta Livin' To Do

    11. Something's Gonna Happen
    12. Usual Thing
    13. She Can't Dance
    Marshall Crenshaw
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    Porcupine Meat

    Naming one's album after a song titled "Porcupine Meat" may seem a little unusual - unless, of course, you're Bobby Rush, who earned his first gold record in 1971 with a hit entitled "Chicken Heads." He elaborates on his recent composition: "If a lady won't treat me right, but she doesn't want anyone else to have me, that is hard to digest." Hence the lyric, "too fat to eat, too lean to throw away."


    Porcupine Meat is Rush's debut release for Rounder Records, and one of the best recordings of his astonishing 60-plus year career. The album is due out September 16, 2016.
    Rush estimates that he has cut over 300 songs since he first began making music. He has been honored with three Grammy nominations, as well as ten Blues Music Awards and 41 nominations. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006.


    Make no mistake: Rush is not your typical octogenarian. At age 82, he exudes the energy of a 20-year-old, on the road for more than 200 dates a year. His hectic tour schedule has earned him the affectionate title King of the Chitlin' Circuit. Rush has traveled the globe including Japan and Beirut. In 2007, he earned the distinction of being the first blues artist to play at the Great Wall of China. His renowned stage act features his famed shake dancers, who personify his funky blues and the ribald humor that he has cultivated during the course of his storied career.


    Born Emmet Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana, he adopted the stage name Bobby Rush out of respect for his father, a pastor. According to Rush, his parents never talked about the blues being the devil's music. "My daddy never told me to sing the blues, but he also didn't tell me to not sing the blues. I took that as a green light."


    Rush built his first guitar when he was a youngster. "I didn't know where to buy one, even if I had the money. I was a country boy," he says. After seeing a picture of a guitar in a magazine, he decided to make one by attaching the top wire of a broom to a wall and fretting it with a bottle. He also got some harmonica lessons from his father He eventually acquired a real guitar, and started playing in juke joints as a teenager, when his family briefly relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas. The fake moustache Rush wore made club owners believe he was old enough to gain entry into their establishments. While he was living in Little Rock, Rush's band, which featured Elmore James, had a residency at a nightspot called Jackrabbit.


    During the mid-1950s, Rush relocated to Chicago to pursue his musical career and make a better life for himself. It was there that he started to work with Earl Hooker, Luther Allison, and Freddie King, and sat in with many of his musical heroes, such as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, and Little Walter. Rush eventually began leading his own band in the 1960s. He also started to craft his own distinct style of funky blues, and recorded a succession of singles for a various small labels. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Rush finally scored a hit with "Chicken Heads." More recordings followed, including an album for Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Label.
    Rush relocated one final time, to Jackson, Miss. in the early 1980s. He was tired of the cold up north, and he realized that setting up his base of operations directly in the center of the South would make it easier to perform in nearby cities on weekends. More indie label recordings followed. Songs like "Sue, A Man Can Give (But He Sure Can't Take It)," "What's Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander Too," and" I Ain't Studdin' You" became regional jukebox favorites in juke joints throughout the region, and many of those songs are still fan favorites that are an integral part of his live repertoire.


    Since 2003, Rush has self-released the majority of his work (including the critically acclaimed Folk Funk album) on his Deep Rush label, but recently, he came to the realization that having a bigger record company behind him would be beneficial. "I outgrew myself," he says. "I need someone to help in doing the things I can't do. When you are wearing all the hats, you can't be everywhere at once."


    Enter esteemed producer and two-time Grammy winner Scott Billington, Rounder Records' longtime VP of A&R. Billington first met Rush at a Recording Academy meeting 25 years ago, and they became fast friends. He has wanted to work with Rush ever since. "He is the most vital bluesman of his generation," says Billington. He continues, "There are many people who still don't know Bobby Rush, even though he is a hero in the parallel universe of the Chitlin' Circuit - fans stop him on the street in Memphis and Helena and Little Rock."


    Porcupine Meat will not only please Rush's older fans, but is likely to win over many new ones. Billington reflects, "We wanted to come up with something fresh, while staying 100% true to Bobby."


    The album was recorded in New Orleans, and Rush was pleased and proud to be given the opportunity to make an album in his home state for the very first time. His impassioned vocals and in-the-pocket harmonica playing are among the best performances of his career. Unlike most of his recent releases, these sessions only feature real instruments and no synthesizers. All of the rhythm tracks were cut live in the studio, often edited down from jams that on several occasions ran close to ten minutes.


    For the project, Billington assembled some of the best Louisiana musicians, including Shane Theriot, David Torkanowsky, Jeffrey "Jellybean" Alexander, Kirk Joseph, Cornell Williams, and others. Rush brought along his old friend and longtime collaborator, guitarist Vasti Jackson, who worked with Bobby and Scott on getting the songs ready for the studio. Guitar greats Dave Alvin, Keb' Mo', and Joe Bonamassa all make guest appearances on the album.


    Rush has always been a prolific and clever songwriter. The songs he penned for Porcupine Meat such as "Dress Too Short," "I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around," "Me, Myself And I," "Nighttime Gardener," "It's Your Move," and the title selection, all equal or rival his best material. "Funk O' De Funk" delivers exactly what the title suggests and what Rush has always done the best, which is putting the funk into the blues. While "Got Me Accused" is inspired by events from Rush's own life, the lyrics tell an all-too-familiar tale about the rampant racial injustice that afflicts our society. Producer Billington and his wife Johnette Downing (the well known New Orleans songwriter and children's musician) co-wrote a couple of fine selections, "Catfish Stew" and "Snake In The Grass."


    Bobby Rush is the greatest bluesman currently performing. Porcupine Meat is a testament to his brilliance, which presents him at his very best, and doesn't try to be anything that he is not. "I just try to record good music and stories," he humbly states. With this recording, he has more than accomplished his goal, and has produced one of the finest contemporary blues albums in recent times.

    1. I Don't Want Nobody Hanging Around
    2. Porcupine Meat
    3. Got Me Accused
    4. Snake in the Grass
    5. Funk O' De Funk
    6. Me, Myself and I (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
    7. Catfish Stew
    8. It's Your Move (feat. Dave Alvin)
    9. Nighttime Gardener (feat. Keb Mo)
    10. I Think Your Dress Is Too Short
    11. Standing on Shaky Ground
    12. I'm Tired (Tangle Eye Mix)
    Bobby Rush
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    Pretty. Odd

    For Panic At The Discos sophomore follow-up to their Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen break-through debut 2005s A Fever You Cant Sweat Out, the band holed up in a Las Vegas studio with renowned producer Rob Mathes. What they created is nothing short of a masterpiece, the 60s pop-inspired Pretty Odd. This time around, the band opted for real instruments and live tracking over Pro Tools software, citing influences as The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and The Beatles. Guitarist Ryan Ross explains, We want to make music that is simple and timeless and not too pretentious. The band also did additional tracking at the Abbey Road Studio in London, adding a Beatles-esque flavor to their usual Vegas flare. The song lyrics have moved away from the whole one-liner, sarcastic thing says Ross, in favor of more everyday things. Lead single Nine In The Afternoon has the band showing a healthy dose of maturity, having grown as songwriters and instrumentalists.
    1. We're So Starving
    2. Nine In The Afternoon
    3. She's A Handsome Woman
    4. Do You Know What I'm Seeing?
    5. That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)
    6. I Have Friends In Holy Spaces
    7. Northern Downpour
    8. When The Day Met The Night
    9. Pas De Cheval
    10. The Piano Knows Something I Dont Know
    11. Behind The Sea
    12. Folkin' Around
    13. She Had The World
    14. From A Mountain In The Middle Of The Cabins
    15. Mad As Rabbits
    Panic! At The Disco
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    Play It Strange (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    In The Red is proud to announce the release of the new full-length from San Francisco's Fresh & Onlys, Play It Strange. After two albums (on Castle Face and Woodsist, respectively) and too many singles and EPs to count, The Fresh & Onlys deliver their most solid outing yet. Recorded by studio whiz Tim Green during an eight-day session, Play It Strange marks the band's first recording in an actual recording studio. On 2 analog tape! The results are nothing short of incredible. For those unfamiliar with The Fresh & Onlys, their sound draws from jangly psychedelia, Morricone-style Western twang, dark vibes a la Bad Seeds/Gun Club, melodic '60s sunshine pop and a hint of garage rock swagger.
    1. Summer Of Love
    2. Waterfall
    3. Until The End Of Time
    4. Tropical Island Suite
    5. I'm All Shook Up
    6. Be My Hooker
    7. Fascinated
    8. Plague Of Frogs
    9. Who Needs A Man
    10. Red Light, Green Light
    11. I'm A Thief
    The Fresh And Onlys
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    Does This Look Infected? (Awaiting Repress)

    Sum 41 album three, Does This Look Infected?, is much like Sum 41 album two, which was much like their lesser-known indie debut, Half Hour of Power. Which means, Does This Look Infected? sounds much like the work of Blink-182's snottier kid brothers, who are just in it for good times. Frankly, it's kind of a relief to be spared both the smutty double entendres and the self-pity, and while they still rely too much on processed guitar distortion and have sparkling productions, Sum 41 makes up for that cleanliness with vigorous performances and simple, catchy hooks. It's pretty fun, particularly since the whole affair is blissfully short at a few minutes over a half-hour, giving it a nice, punchy effect. (Allmusic)
    1. The Hell Song
    2. Over My Head (Better Of Dead)
    3. My Direction
    4. Still Waiting
    5. A.N.I.C.
    6. No Brains
    7. All Messed Up
    8. Mr. Amsterdam
    9. Thanks For Nothing
    10. Hyper-Insomnia-Para-Condroid
    11. Billy Spleen
    12. Hooch
    13. Reign In Pain (Heavy Metal Jamboree) (BONUS)
    14. WWVII Part II (BONUS)
    Sum 41
    $23.99
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    King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1

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    Remastered Audio


    If one would ever have to start assembling a serious Blues collection, Robert Johnson's King Of The Delta Blues Singers vol. 1 would be the best purchase. The mythical figure that inspired the worldwide Blues revival in the Sixties will forever be credited with inspiring guitar greats like Clapton and Hendrix to pick up a guitar.


    Johnson lived a short but impactful musical tenure in the Thirties. After apparently 'selling his soul at the crossroads', Johnson quickly became the best Country Blues singer in his time, however a tormented one. The devil eventually took his soul at a too young age of 27. The remastered audio of this original 1961 collection of material is simply stunning - Robert Johnson never sounded so alive.

    1. Crossroads Blues
    2. Terraplane Blues
    3. Come On In My Kitchen
    4. Walking Blues
    5. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
    6. 32-20 Blues
    7. Kindhearted Woman Blues
    8. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
    9. Preaching Blues
    10. When You Got A Good Friend
    11. Rambling On My Mind
    13. Stones In My Passway
    14. Traveling Riverside Blues
    15. Milkcow's Calf Blues
    16. Me And The Devil Blues
    17. Hellhound On My Trail
    Robert Johnson
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    Rats In Your Bed

    Rats In Your Bed's short but sweet song structures mix Chandos' pop sensibility with dread and urgency, creating a tense energy that gives the group a sound they feel they can call their own. The Boston-based group honed its craft in the local house show scene bands like Speedy Ortiz, Grass is Green, and Guerilla Toss also call home.


    "It's usually after a night of too many whiskey sours that I'll lock myself away to get some writing done" singer and guitarist Dan Coulson admits. "If I'm at the tail end of a long weekend, I'm much more likely to find a chord or melody I find interesting and work off that. I think that's where the album gets a good amount of its tension from, the fact that it was created in a setting of regret or self doubt."


    While this is not the trio's first release, it is the first of this fashion. The band's first two self-recorded EPs were
    self-released on tape. "While the DIY approach was a great and fulfilling process, we felt the sound we developed needed a boost in quality," says drummer Julian Moore, who also plays with Sneeze. The band intends to reach a wider audience with a higher fidelity, but not too high. "It's definitely a pretty dirty sounding record," according to bassist Sean Tracy. "It's dirty, but more so that it sounds aggressive and tight, it's not totally blown out by any means. Between the guitar and bass, there's enough distortion to go around for everyone."


    For Chandos' first studio sessions, they teamed up with engineer Ryan Stack of Format Audio (Now, Now; The
    World Is ) where they recorded the instruments over a two day span. Vocals were finished in Chandos' practice space/makeshift studio. The result is a record of dissonant, fast-paced, anxiety-filled pop songs containing endless drum fills, distorted strings, and vocals that teeter on the edge of frustration and desperation.

    1. Drug Bros
    2. Cobra Points
    3. Rats In Your Bed
    4. Temperance
    5. Fluorescence : Light :: Cubicles : Life
    6. Swim Gym
    7. ..Pretty Sure It's 'Tang Top'
    8. Feel My Heat
    9. CREEPWOLF
    10. Everyone's an Expert
    11. Early Peakers
    Chandos
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    Carolina Chocolate Drops/Luminescent Orch. EP

    On The Carolina Chocolate Drops' Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig, this youthful trio explored what Sing Out! magazine called the virtually hidden tradition of black string band music, reaching far back into the last century to trace its lineage from the Piedmont region of North Carolina to the British isles and Africa. Multi-instrumentalists and singers Dom Flemons, Rhiannon Giddens, and Justin Robinson transformed their findings into lively tracks that deftly blended the timeless with the modern. Near-forgotten musical history came resoundingly back to life.


    On this new four-song EP, the Drops find an instant connection to the Romanian gypsy punk music of their recent tour-mates, the Brooklyn-based Luminescent Orchestrii, a five-piece group about whom the Scotsman says The balancing of frenzy and finesse is evidently a trademark displayed to its utmost in the insanely frenetic dance tunes. Human beatboxer Adam Matta also joined the two bands for this short collection: a brilliant and absolutely live-in-the-studio, no overdubs, mashup of sounds, cultures and repertoire.


    These nine kindred souls seamlessly combine material already popularized by the Drops (their ingenious reworking of Blu Cantrell's brazen R&B anthem, Hit 'Em Up Style) with original material from the Orchestrii (Knockin'). They split their session time between Brooklyn and Winston-Salem, NC, but make everything sound like part of one thrillingly virtuosic jam. Instrumentation includes fiddles, banjo, harmonica and bass, plus lots of hand-clapping, free-style rapping and human beat-boxing. These tracks were recorded with such immediacy and clarity, and with such a palpable sense of fun and friendship, that listening is almost like being there, hootin' and hollerin' along with them on a makeshift dance floor. And, as with any great party, the disc feels like it's over much too soon.

    1. Short Dress Gal
    2. Escoutas (Diga Diga Diga)
    3. Hit 'Em Up Style
    4. Knockin'
    Carolina Chocolate Drops
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