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Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America (Pre-Order) (On Sale)Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America is the Legendary 80s folk-punks follow up to last years critically acclaimed, We Can Do Anything.
All of the songs on Two Mics, including iconic favorites such as American Music and new hits like Memory, were recorded during sessions at various radio stations across the country.
It's no surprise that the latest song from Violent Femmes, "Memory, feels like a classic has the playful quirkiness, infectious beats and jittery observations of the band's earliest work, from the 1980s." -NPR All Songs Considered
The band - singer/songwriter/guitarist Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie, and drummer Brian Viglione - remains as intrepid and fearless as ever before, traversing genre and emotion via their immediately identifiable, still utterly idiosyncratic, mash of rambunctious folk, minimalist punk, cubist blues, cosmic jazz, and backwoods rock 'n' roll.
This title is not eligible for further discount.1. Blister in the Sun WXRV
2. I'm Nothing-PASTE
3. It's Gonna Rain-PASTE
4. Breaking Up-WFUV
5. Traveling Solves Everything-KINK
6. Good For/At Nothing WFUV
8. American Music-KINK
9. Gone Daddy Gone-WXPN
10. Love Love Love Love Love-KCMP
11. Untrue Love-PASTE
12. I Could Be Anything-WFUV
13. Rejoice and Be Happy-KCMP
14. Add It Up-WFUV
15. No Killing-WYEP
16. You Move Me-WXPN
18. Ugly/Kiss Off-WXRV
19. Jesus Walking on the Water-WFUV
20. Prove My Love-WFUV
21. Country Death Song-WFUV
22. What You Really Mean-WXPN$27.99 $23.79 Save $4.20 (15%)Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Sackcloth 'N Ashes1996's Sackcloth 'n' Ashes is the official debut full-length release from the Denver, CO alt-country group Sixteen Horsepower led by singer/multi-instrumentalist David Eugene Edwards. Boasting a unique 'Gothic Americana' sound built around antique instruments like banjo, accordion, lap steel and stand-up bass and featuring fire and brimstone themed songs, the Warren Bruleigh (Violent Femmes) produced Sackcloth 'n' Ashes is a powerful and chilling affair. Joining Edwards here are drummer Jean-Yves Tola , bassist Keven Soll and guest musician and fiddle player Gordon Gano on thirteen commanding tracks including one of the group's most heralded songs, Black Soul Choir. 180g audiophile vinyl reissue from Music On Vinyl.1. I Seen What I Saw
2. Black Soul Choir
3. Scrawled In Sap
4. Horse Head
5. Ruthie Lingle
6. Harm's Way
7. Black Bush
8. Heel On The Shovel
9. American Wheeze
10. Red Neck Reel
11. Prison Shoe Romp
12. Neck On The New Blade
13. Strong Man$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
We Can Do AnythingWe Can Do Anything follows 2000's Freak Magnet and marks the group's ninth LP. It was recorded in Brooklyn, Nashville, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Denver during their summer tour. Jeff Hamilton - a multi-instrumentalist in the Femmes' ever-changing backing band, Horns of Dilemma - served as producer, while John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) mixed.
The We Can Do Anything cover art was drawn by Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies, whom Violent Femmes toured with over the summer. He also contributed accordion, guitars, keys and backing vocals to several songs on the album.
Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano culled a handful of songs for We Can Do Anything from his trove of old cassette demos and journals, including Big Car and I Could Be Anything. He also shared writing duties on various songs with Sam Hollander, Dave Katz and Better Than Ezra's Kevin Griffin; We Can Do Anything also boasts one cover, What You Really Mean, which was written by Gano's sister, folk musician and artist, Cynthia Gayneau.
-Rolling Stone1. Memory
2. I Could Be Anything
4. Holy Ghost
5. What You Really Mean
7. Traveling Solves Everything
8. Big Car
9. Untrue Love
10. I'm Not Done$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
3These Milwaukee rockers were the sound of troubled adolescent America in the '80s, releasing great albums filled with teenage angst en rebellious behaviour. After a three year period of absence, the group resurfaced in 1989 with 3, their fourth album.
Reconnecting with their original fanbase but expanding on their sound at the same time, 3 was the result of a band that was growing in their ambition and artistry. Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie and Victor DeLorenzo called in the help of Peter Balestrieri on baritone sax and Sigmund Snopek II on keys. We've included a lyric sheet for good measure.1. Nightmares
2. Just Like My Father
3. Dating Days
5. Fool In The Full Moon
6. Nothing Worth Living For
7. World We're Living In
8. Outside The Palace
9. Telephone Book
10. Mother Of A Girl
12. See My Ships$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hallowed GroundThe sophomore effort from the Violent Femmes was a departure from their highly acclaimed debut album. Hallowed Ground features more of their folk/punk hybrid that made them so unique from the start but with even more maniacal energy than they had previously displayed. Lead singer and songwriter Gordon Gano explores his love/hate relationship with religion with the same glee he did exploring the teenage/young adult drama of their debut. An under valued classic brought to you by 4 Men With Beards on 180 gram vinyl.1. Country Death Song
2. I Hear The Rain
3. Never Tell
4. Jesus Walking On Water
5. I Know It's True But I'm Sorry To Say
6. Hallowed Ground
7. Sweet Misery Blues
8. Black Girls
9. It's Gonna Rain$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Contains CD Of Full Album
Saintseneca, a young band from Columbus, Ohio led by singer-songwriter
and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little, release their ANTI- debut Dark Arc in 2014. While the group formed in Columbus, a majority of Saintseneca's
members, including songwriter Little, hail from the rural hills of Appalachia,
a landscape that has infused the group's evocative music with a deep sense
of introspection. Following in the footsteps of heartland bands who have
sought to twist the music of the old weird America into new shapes - from
the Violent Femmes to Neutral Milk Hotel - Saintseneca perform songs that
sound familiar and utterly strange, all at once. As an introduction to the band,
ANTI- released a 7" single featuring "Uppercutter" this fall, a haunting song
anchored by throbbing acoustic guitars, atmospheric piano and Little's soaring vocals, which quickly became a press and indie retail favorite. Now with
Dark Arc, Saintseneca deliver on Pitchfork's promise of "a sonic fullness
Saintseneca only hinted at previously."1. Blood Bath
3. Happy Alone
4. Fed Up With Hunger
6. Falling Off
7. Only The Young Die Good
9. So Longer
13. Dark Arc
14. We Are All Beads On
The Same String$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
PolicyWill Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years.
This is his first release under his own name.
Policy is American music-in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, The
Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic
Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (I know, but it counts).
Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.
Policy was recorded in one week in Jimi Hendrix's old living room
(upstairs at Electric Lady Studios). Jeremy Gara played drums; other
musicians contributed woodwinds and backing vocals. Most everything else
was played by Will.
The song structures are traditional; the arrangements are clean. The music is
experimental only in that it attacks consistency as a requirement for sincerity.
The songs are angry, loving, joking, tired, honest, idiotic. They clash against
each other but also fit and work together-as if a blind watchmaker made a
Frankenstein watch that came alive and told extremely accurate time while
having conflicting feelings about its creator. No, about creation itself. But
then the watch makes friends with a talking rat, and they go on hilarious
adventures until it turns out that the rat was dead the whole time. With a
really good credits song-I mean, the whole soundtrack is excellent. You
should check it out.
Blues Musician1. Take My Side
3. Finish What I Started
4. Son of God
5. Something's Coming
6. What I Want
7. Sing to Me
8. Witness$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Under The SunGordon Gano, co-founder of and songwriter for alt-rock monoliths The Violent Femmes returns to the scene he helped spawn with Under the Sun. Film-scoring brothers and Bogmen members Brendan and Billy Ryan join Gano for Gordon Gano & The Ryans' first collaboration and Gordon's first non-Femmes release as a front man. Gano's influence on alternative music is immeasurable and his latest work is sure to remind the music world of the force and presence with which he originally stormed onto the scene in 1983, paving the way for the commercial explosion of alternative music a decade later. Gano's signature emotionalism is present in full force on razor-edged ballads like title track Under the Sun and the gorgeously unfurling Still Suddenly Here. Tense propulsion underpin Wave and Water and Man in the Sand. His most cohesive collaboration yet, Under the Sun marks the beginning of a promising partnership with The Ryans' and the return of a musical heavyweight.Man In The Sand
Wave And Water
Here As A Guest
Under The Sun
Better Than You Know
Way That I Creep
Still Suddenly Here
Judge To Widow$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Feel So Far Away: Anthology 1974-1998As one quarter of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century, Maureen Moe Tuckers work in the Velvet Underground created a template for all rock drummers that followed. Even today, Moes primal, tribal rhythms can be heard in countless songs from artists around the globe. Her no-nonsense style, spare kit, no drum stool, almost no cymbals, conveyed an urgency and an honesty that was the foundation of the bands sound. In a patchouli-soaked world of 20 minute double-bass drum solos, Moe kept it simple, direct and to the point. As Lou Reed put it, Shes the driving force. The hardcore heart of the Velvets mindset.
Following her tenure with VU, Moe emerged as a solo artist, building a body of work that stretched over three decades. Ranging from home recordings to collaborations with members of Sonic Youth, Violent Femmes, Half-Japanese and her former band, the songs cover a gamut of styles but all bear the unmistakable thumbprint of their creator. Released by various independent labels on LPs, EPs, singles and compact discs, collecting her catalog has been a daunting task. This compilation finally gathers those far-flung tracks in one place.
More than just a drummer, Moe is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, sax, keyboards, harmonica and whatever else the song might need. For prime examples of her DIY recording technique, check out her rendition of Chuck Berrys Around and Around from her debut LP Playin Possum. Recording that album at home on a four-track tape recorder allowed Moe to reconnect with her rock roots and eventually led to a return to live performing.
Moving to Douglas, Georgia as a single mother in the early 80s greatly impacted her songwriting. Themes of workaday blues and tough times are reflected in songs like Spam Again and Thats B.A.D. Loss is also a recurring topic, as in Andy, a touching tribute to the late Andy Warhol. However, it is not all darkness and melancholia. Bursts of exuberance in songs like Hey Mersh! and her loving cover of Bo Diddley radiate infectious joy. Moe also faces the VU legacy head on, reinterpreting seminal tracks like Heroin, Im Waiting for the Man, Pale Blue Eyes and Im Sticking with You and making them her own. Of all the former Velvets, Moes solo work is perhaps the most direct continuation of the bands sound and structure. She never lost her love for pure, lean rock and roll.
This collection has been mastered by Sundazeds Bob Irwin and includes notes by David Fricke. Available on three LPs, Sundazed is honored to present this first-ever career anthology for an uncompromising artist of remarkable tenacity and vision.1. Bo Diddley
3. Slippin and Slidin
4. Around and Around
5. Will You Love Me Tomorrow?
5. Im Sticking With You
7. Guess Im Falling in Love
9. Hey Mersh!
10. Pale Blue Eyes
12. Talk So Mean (alternate mix)
13. Fired Up (single version)
14. Too Shy (single version)
15. Thats B.A.D.
17. Blue, All the Way to Canada
18. Then He Kissed Me
19. Im Not
20. Im Waiting for the Man
21. Spam Again (live)
22. Crackin Up
23. Ive Seen Into Your Soul
24. Poor Little Fool
25. I Wanna
26. To Know Him is to Love Him
27. Last Night I Said Goodbye to My Friend
28. After Hours$49.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
War PsalmsMorning Glory have completed work on their new album War Psalms, packed with 13 memorable songs. Read what Ezra Kire, singer of Morning Glory, had to say:
We took the summer off to record this record. We were driving Jesse (Cannon) nuts by camping out in his studio. I was up to writing at all hours of the night, taking brief naps under the piano. In the end we had 27 tracks from which to assemble this album. People who like earlier M-glory are definitely gonna like it. It's faster, heavier, & more raw & stripped down than Poets, but retains that anthemic morning glory message. Brian Viglione (dresden dolls, and now violent femmes) added massive strength to the entire record with his powerhouse drumming style. Music is a forward moving journey & I can't wait for it to be released. Everyone who's heard it agrees that this record rocks.1. Calm and Alarm
2. Standard Issue
3. Natas Behind Me
4. I Am Machine Gun
5. Nationality Anthem
6. I Want Control
7. War Haka
8. War Dance
9. Punx Not Dead, I Am
10. Karry On
11. This Kool-Aid Is Delicious
12. Know Your Wrongs
13. Home Free$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Anatomy of a MurderOne of the best movie posters transformed to an LP cover; what more could one wish for in a vinyl re-issue? And with Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn at the helm, you know the score of one of Hollywood's most controversial movies is going to be a show stopper.
Released in 1959, the film Anatomy Of A Murder was banned in several cities because of indecent language and its sexual and violent subject matter. But its soundtrack stood out from the start as one of the best Jazz compositions around. Evocative, alluring, eloquent, 'it beckons like the scent of a femme fatale'...1. Main Title And Anatomy Of A Murder (Featuring - Jimmy Hamilton, Ray Nance)
2. Flirtibird (Featuring - Johnny Hodges)
3. Way Early Subtone (Featuring - Russell Procope)
4. Hero To Zero (Featuring - Harry Carney, Paul Gonsalves)
5. Low Key Lightly (Featuring - Ray Nance)
6. Happy Anatomy (Featuring - Clark Terry, Paul Gonsalves)
7. Midnight Indigo
8. Almost Cried (Featuring - Shorty Baker)
9. Sunswept Sunday (Featuring - Jimmy Hamilton)
10. Grace Valse
11. Happy Anatomy (Featuring - The P. I. Five)
12. Haupe (Featuring - Johnny Hodges)
13. Upper And Outest$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
EmotionalismEmotionalism from The Avett Brothers is the defining, emotionally-arresting statement of the new indie alternative folk movement. Melding rock, punk, jazz and gospel, The Avetts are reinventing roots music. Theyve become one of the hottest grassroots touring bands in recent memory with shows that have become the stuff of legend. Their signature intensity has catapulted them from tiny college pubs to Bonnaroo. With Emotionalism and a massive U.S. headlining tour that includes Coachella, Bumbershoot and Telluride, The Avett Brothers are poised to break wide open.
The Avett Brothers mix traces of The Bands old weird Americana, sleekly Everly Brothers roots-pop and Violent Femmes-style folk punk. You'll come away a disciple. - Harp Magazine1. Die Die Die
3. Paranoia in B-Flat Major
4. The Weight of Lies
5. Will You Return?
6. The Ballad of Love and Hate
8. Pretty Girl from Chile
9. All My Mistakes
10. Living of Love
11. I Would Be Sad
12. Pretty Girl from San Diego
13. Go to Sleep
14. Hand-Me-Down Tune$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Acid Tongue (Awaiting Repress)Jenny Lewis Acid Tongue on 2LP + CD Set!
Vinyl Pressed at RTI!
Femme fatale Jenny Lewis has never sounded so passionate and her songs never so hard-hitting and acerbic as on her aptly titled sophomore solo release, 2008's Acid Tongue. The album follows 2006s well received Rabbit Fur Coat and a series of acclaimed albums with Rilo Kiley. Featuring collaborations with She & Him and guest appearances by Elvis Costello and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, Acid Tongue proves to be a can't miss release.
This vinyl package features two standard weight black-vinyl discs produced and pressed at RTI in a double-gatefold jacket with a bonus CD in a paper sleeve. The discs contain three sides of audio and a special etching on the fourth side.
Lewis is indie rock's most sharp-elbowed songwriter, a crafter of taut meditations on love, sex and politics that are full of violent emotions and, occasionally, plain old violence. There's plenty of storminess on her excellent second solo album, whose songs mix muscular guitar rock (The Next Messiah) with soul balladeering (Sing a Song for Them) and chamber pop (Black Sand). --Jody Rosen, Rolling Stone, October 2, 20081. Black Sand
2. Pretty Bird
3. The Next Messiah
4. Bad Mans World
5. Acid Tongue
6. See Fernando
9. Trying My Best To Love You
10. Jack Killed Mom
11. Sing A Song For Them$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now