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    What's New?

    180 Gram Reissue


    One of the most underrated albums in Sonny Rollins' extensive catalog, What's New? is his second recording for the RCA Victor label, featuring performances with Jim Hall, Bob Cranshaw, Ben Riley, Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez and Candido. Many of these songs find Rollins utilizing the Latin rhythms of Candido and, on the calypso Brownskin Girl, a vocal chorus interacts with the group. Mastered from original analog tapes by Grammy Award winner Bernie Grundman and pressed on 180gram audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas in Germany, this reissue shines a new light on Rollins' 1962 masterpiece.

    1. If Ever I Would Leave You
    2. Jungoso
    3. Bluesong
    4. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes
    5. Brown Skin Girl
    Sonny Rollins
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    What's New


    Mastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    Linda Ronstadt was the leading female vocalist in rock 'n' roll when, sensing that it was time to change direction, she starred in the Broadway production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as well as the accompanying movie.


    Pirates of Penzance led the singer to a collaboration with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle, who arranged and conducted this 1983 collection of pop standards What's New. It was the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with Riddle. What's New was a considerable hit, reaching No. 3 on the charts, where it stayed for five consecutive weeks, and selling to date more than three million copies. Ronstadt's next two albums with Riddle followed - Lush Life in 1984) and For Sentimental Reasons in 1986 - also albums of pre-rock standards.


    Let's just say that the vocals on this Analogue Productions reissue, mastered from the original analog tape by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley, have never sounded richer, with a broader soundstage, and more clarity and detail in the orchestral accompaniment. Such a sweet record, made even better with a Stoughton Printing tip-on jacket showcasing the vibrant original cover designed by John Kosh. You'll settle in for some impeccably-voiced standards from pop's golden age and be transfixed by Ronstadt's interpretive skills.

    1. What's New
    2. I've Got A Crush On You
    3. Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
    4. Crazy He Calls Me
    5. Someone To Watch Over Me
    6. I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
    7. What'll I Do
    8. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)
    9. Goodbye
    Linda Ronstadt
    $34.99
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    What's New?

    Side One


    1. If Ever I Would Leave You
    2. Jungoso


    Side Two


    3. Bluesongo
    4. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
    5. Brownskin Girl

    Sonny Rollins
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    What's New? (Pure Pleasure)

    Sonny Rollins' mid-sixties experiment with bossa nova was completely different than was Stan Getz "Jazz Samba". Rollins stayed true to his bop and avant garde roots, using bossa nova as a surgeon uses a scalpel, to dissect and deconstruct familiar melodies and turn them into something new. This hip reinterpretation of standards is Sonny's trademark, and in this album it's uncompromising. The whole album is interesting and highly original, but I will only comment on one cut, Rollins' deconstruction of a sentimental broadway ballad from Camelot. He takes the kitsch out of this tune and turns it into a fierce meditation on the origins of jazz, the mystery of rhythm, and the fundamental particles of melody. Rollins' version of If Ever I Would Leave You is nothing less than this: one of the greatest tenor solos in the history of jazz.



    Musicians:



    • Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone)

    • Jim Hall (guitar)

    • Bob Cranshaw (bass)

    • Ben Riley (drums)

    • Candido Camero (conga)

    • Dennis Charles, Frank Charles, Willie Rodriguez (percussion)




    Recording: April & May 1962 in RCA Victor's Studio B, New York City, by Ray Hall

    Production: George Avakian & Bob Prince



    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. If Ever I Would Leave You
    2. Jungoso Side
    3. Bluesongo
    4. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
    5. Brownskin Girl
    Sonny Rollins
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    What's Real

    Dear Listener / Internet Surfer / Intrigued Music Consumer-


    Thank for you for taking the time to read about our new record, What's Real. We have been working on this album for the better part of two years. Or maybe I have been working on this album since I was 14. That was when I first heard the bands that made me want to pick up the guitar and learn to play. When I became consumed over the angst, the freedom, the recklessness of rock and roll, the escape it created and allowed, and the feeling of unity with anyone who was discovering and finding the same.


    I started writing this album as soon as we got home from touring behind our debut record Out In The Light. All of a sudden, I was sitting still for the first time in years, and I dove into my early musical influences to find that what I once thought were alternative anthems of recklessness, of angst, of societal alienation, were also perfectly constructed songs. It wasn't pop. But it became popular for a reason. And as a songwriter I began to see that music in a new light.


    I approached this album from that place. From a place of seeing that songs can sound big, feel big, and still be incredibly personal. Still be brutally honest. Still leave everything on the table. And while current alternative radio is pumping out songs about the "best day of my life" and "wanting to be like the cool kids", I wanted to write songs about heartbreak, about finding clarity, about feeling stuck in your hometown. And I wrote it with the hope that people connect with it in a visceral way. In an emotional way. The way I am connecting to it. A connection I feel is not as expected these days.


    This record was recorded over a 15 month period while I was living in San Francisco and taking road trips down to record with friend and Grouplove producer/drummer Ryan Rabin. The first song we recorded together was "Got To My Head". He got where I was coming from and became my collaborator throughout the majority of the process. We pushed this record to the extremes, trying to fit as many hooks at times, capturing throat wrenching vocal takes at others. I was writing while recording. A lot of the writing takes on past tragic relationships I have since moved on from. "I Feel Everything" is a song about the addiction of abusive and extreme relationships, "Over It" is a song about finally getting out of it, and "What's Real" is about the constant struggle to weed out the impersonal and temporary relationships and yearning for something more. The songs came from desperate times. They came from a place where I would rather be in any situation than the one I was in. Some of them were written while in it, some of them are reflection.


    I recorded a handful of the songs with another producer Carlos De La Garza. Among those are "Rebel Yell", a song about longing for the drive to care about the state of the world like I once did so intensely, but has faded with the distractions of adulthood, and "Mom And Dad's," a song about the realities of having to move back in with your parents after you thought you were gone for good, and finding everything both completely changed and exactly the same.


    This record could not have been possible without my band. I met them all while living in San Francisco. It's a new band from the last record. Andrew Wales plays Drums. Brian DaMert plays Guitar. Greg Sellin plays Bass. And Sara DaMert plays Keys. They have helped me take these songs from my headphones to the stage and have realized them in the greatest way possible. they do them every justice I could have asked. I am so grateful to have them.


    When we finished the record I felt like we had made a sonic place. It felt like my bedroom in high school. We accomplished my goal in providing a world for someone who needs a real alternative. An escape. I don't care if that sounds cheesy. I am not worried about it. Come to our shows. Participate in the energy. We will leave it all on the table. We expect the audience to as well. There is something really rewarding in doing so. It's what I dreamt about when I was 14 and started playing guitar. It's what I still dream about today. It's What's Real.


    Love,

    Van (WATERS)

    1. Got To My Head
    2. I Feel Everything
    3. Mom and Dads
    4. The Avenue
    5. What's Real
    6. Inside My Room
    7. Stupid Games
    8. Breakdown
    9. Over It
    10. Rebel Yell
    11. Green Eyes
    Waters
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    What's That Sound? (Pre-Order)

    What's That Sound?' is Haley Reinhart's homage to her favorite music from the late 60's. Filled with fun and memorable covers along with 3 original songs, this albums features new versions of hits songs such as 'For What It's Worth', 'Baby It's You', 'The Letter' and many more.
    1. Let's Start
    2. Baby It's You
    3. For What It's Worth
    4. The Letter
    5. Can't Find My Way Home
    6. White Rabbit
    7. Somewhere In Between
    8. Oh! Darling (ft. Scott Bradlee)
    9. Sunny Afternoon (ft. Scott Bradlee)
    10. You Showed Me
    11. Words of Love (ft. Scott Bradlee)
    12. Bring the Love Back Home (ft. Casey Abrams)
    13. Time of the Season (ft. Casey Abrams)
    14. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
    Haley Reinhart
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    What's Going On (10 Inch)


    Contains Original Mono Single Versions


    Two new versions of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" are featured on a four-track, 10-inch vinyl EP. The
    10-inch contains a new duet version featuring Marvin Gaye and Motown artist BJ The Chicago Kid as well as an
    unplugged "Coffeehouse" mix of the original Marvin Gaye version, using bare parts, particularly a formerly buried
    acoustic guitar, from the original session. The top side of the 10-inch includes the original mono single versions of
    "What's Going On."

    1.What's Going On
    2.God Is Love
    3.What's Going On
    4.What's Going On
    Marvin Gaye
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    What's Going On (Pure Pleasure)

    In 2006, exactly a year after Katrina, in the aftermath of a vicious natural disaster that displayed the incompetence of the Crescent City's infrastructure, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Government, they addressed the tragedy in the only way they know how, by re-creating the same kind of bewilderment and anger that Marvin Gaye felt and witnessed in 1971 by issuing their own take on Gaye's classic album What's Goin' On. This is a question that is proved all the more poignant given the efforts of an entire region trying not only to rebuild homes and businesses, but trying to preserve a culture as this recording was released. The Dirty Dozen recruit a number of vocalists to help out on the hinge tunes. The samples of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's voice in the aftermath of the hurricane usher in the brass slip-sliding along the dark funky overtones of Gaye's signature tune. Guitarists Doug Bossi and Ben Keeler dig into the groove, as does drummer Terence Higgins and keyboardist/producer Anthony Marinelli, as Chuck D raps the refrain in the context of modern history, the disaster, and the ineptitude and even hostility of a government who wages war and ignores domestic problems. It's a news report from the front lines as the horns cut the melody, the harmony, and the deep, steamy funk groove. What's Happening Brother, closes the funk from the inside, turning the groove back in on itself not only playing the rage, but echoing it in the grain of Bettye LaVette's vocal, which dares to spit out the truth with questions and observations in the pain of a first person narrative. The airy arrangement of Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky) is nearly mournful, nostalgic for a more innocent time, but is all the more poignant for that longing. The deep tribal drums Mardi Gras Indian-style, with the skronky saxophones, tight guitar groove, and screaming narrative in Save The Children give way to the smoothness of Gaye's melody. It's a bewildered tune, sad with undercurrents of rage. Ivan Neville's arrangement for God Is Love is a stunner, full of deeply imaginative hues and colors and gospel grooves. G. Love helps out on Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology), where the musicality in Gaye's vocal disappears but is supercharged in the horn charts, and Love's vocal sounds confused, displaced, out of time against the instruments. Right On is both militant and celebratory. It's got the funk, but it's also got gospel, rock, and deep soul blaring from the trombones and the repetitive riff in the rest of the brass section. Guru from Gang Starr cuts out from the moody, spectral introduction of Inner City Blues, when Higgins drums play counter to Kirk Joseph's deep blues sousaphone on the bassline. Frustration is everywhere and the horns point fingers to this truth which Guru lays out: that today is the same and perhaps even more so than it was in Gaye's time. The desolation in Gaye's lyric isn't lost but it is fleshed out over the chart so that they are merely the ghosts from the past preaching and exhorting in this new generation. Never has party music sounded so poignant, so utterly damning and hopeful and unbowed. This is the next step in the Homecoming that was a funeral for a friend; this is the aftermath, the sound of angry resurrection coming out with the sun, one where the revolution may be televised but bursts out of the edges in the screen and makes itself known by the medium understood by the people who have to live its realization. With killer grooves that take no prisoners, What's Goin' On is the most fitting tribute yet to Gaye, because not only does it prove the timelessness of the music itself, it echoes that what is indeed goin' on (Gaye's dedication to Detroit as its decline became a reality with no onlookers interested in doing anything) is even more true today than it was in 1971.



    About Pure Pleasure



    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, Pure Pleasure 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 existent 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 emphasize that Pure Pleasure 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 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 and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. What's Going On feat. Chuck D
    2. What's Happening Brother feat. Bettye Lavette
    3. Flying High (In the Friendly Skies)
    4. Save the Children
    5. God is Love feat. Ivan Neville
    6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
    7. Right On
    8. Wholy Holy
    9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
    The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    What's Left To Let Go

    Hailing from the United Kingdom, Goodtime Boys are one of Bridge Nine Records' newest signees. Signing to a hardcore label such as B9 carries with it an expectation that Goodtime Boys immediately buck. The band share more in common with La Dispute and Pianos Become the Teeth than other B9 bands like Foundation or Expire.


    What's Left to Let Go starts off with Bloom, which has a chilling relaxed guitar intro. However when the full band come in, it kicks it up a notch with a melodic but upbeat rhythm. Then vocalist Alex Pennie comes in with his powerful vocals and really brings in the full sound of the band. I immediately noticed the accent on the vocalist, but it's a good thing as it makes the band sound different than most bands of this hard-to-name genre that has been gaining a lot of ground in the hardcore community. His lyrics are immediately at the forefront of everything, as well they should be, being powerful and emotional. The rest of the song keeps up this swing of going from relaxed to very powerful and back again like a lot of the songs on this record. However, it doesn't get monotonous or boring as the band have a good enough writing ability to keep the music interesting.


    In the middle of the record the song Rest cools things off a bit coming in with a simple drum beat and an almost haunting guitar melody that fit the lyrics and vocal delivery perfectly. And that's the great simplicity of What's Left to Let Go; Goodtime Boys aren't afraid to use a pattern and vocal style that has been established, but do their own thing with it to try and keep it interesting. This album is technically a double EP and not a singular LP as the first five songs were previously released on the Are We Now, Or Have We Ever Been EP. However, if I had not known this I would not have figured it out from listening to the record as the songs flow so fluidly it sounds like one album. This is partially due to the band's cohesive writing and also partially due to those songs and the new songs being mixed by Defeater guitarist and Getaway Recordings engineer Jay Maas.

    1. Bloom
    2. Callous
    3. Breathe
    4. Reunion
    5. Rest
    6. Wake
    7. Daylight
    8. Harrow
    9. Bliss
    10. Sleep
    Goodtime Boys
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    What's Going On (Half-Speed Master)

    Abbey Road Half-Speed Master


    Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl And Housed In A Hard Card Slipcase


    Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, released on May 21st, 1971, is regarded by many as one of the best soul albums of all time. Recorded in several locations, including the famous Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit and The Sound Factory in West Hollywood, it was also the first album to give a credit to Motown's legendary house band, the Funk Brothers.


    The original album consisted of nine songs mainly focused on the suffering and injustice in the US in the late 1960s from the eyes of a US veteran who'd returned home after fighting in Vietnam. The 2xCD Deluxe Edition released in 2001 brought together the original LP, the Detroit Mix of the album (which was rejected at the time), plus a live recording from The Kennedy Center Washington from May 1st, 1972. The Kennedy Center date was Gaye's first live performance following the death of close friend and singing partner, Tammi Terrell.


    Both versions of the album, the Kennedy Center recording, plus several other tracks - including mono versions of the singles taken from the LP - are all featured on this 4xLP deluxe vinyl edition of What's Going On.


    About These Abbey Road Half-Speed Masters:


    These releases will offer a superior vinyl experience with Half-Speed Mastering from Abbey Road. They have been exclusively re-mastered at Half Speed to bring you a new level of depth and clarity.


    This limited edition range, all pressed on 180-gram vinyl, come in deluxe packaging. The initial releases are all iconic deluxe edition titles from great Universal artists - Amy Winehouse, The Who, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Mike Oldfield.


    The albums were cut from high-resolution digital transfers from the best-known analogue tapes by Abbey Road mastering engineer Miles Showell, one of the foremost practitioners of this artisan process in the world today. Only minimal sympathetic equalization was applied to the transfers to keep everything as pure as possible. Also, as these are vinyl-only releases, Miles did not apply any digital limiting. This is added to almost all digital releases to make them appear to be loud and is responsible for the so-called "loudness war" and in almost every case is anything but natural and pure sounding.

    LP 1: Original LP Release

    1. What's Going On

    2. What's Happening Brother

    3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)

    4. Save The Children

    5. God Is Love

    6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

    7. Right On

    8. Wholy Holy

    9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)


    LP 2: Original Detroit Mix

    1. What's Going On

    2. What's Happening Brother

    3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)

    4. Save The Children

    5. God Is Love

    6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

    7. Right On

    8. Wholy Holy

    9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)


    LP 3: Live At The Kennedy Center (May 1st, 1972)

    1. Sixties Medley: That's The Way Love Is / You / I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Little Darling (I Need You) /

    You're All I Need To Get By / Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing / Your Precious Love / Pride And Joy / Stubborn Kind Of Fellow

    2. Right On

    3. Wholy Holy

    4. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

    5. What's Going On

    6. What's Happening Brother


    LP 4: Additional Tracks

    1. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)

    2. Save The Children

    3. God Is Love

    4. Stage Dialogue

    5. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Reprise)

    6. What's Going On (Reprise)

    7. What's Going On (Single version)

    8. God Is Love (Single version)

    9. Sad Tomorrows

    10. Head Title (AKA Distant Lover)

    11. What's Going On (Rhythm & Strings mix)

    Marvin Gaye
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    What The...

    BLACK FLAG's long-awaited 22-track album of NEW MUSIC. What The ... is a monumental collection of scathing songs that is the essence of BLACK FLAG. WHAT THE..., BLACK FLAG's 19th release in their genre-defining catalog, is a riveting progression for the band. Starting with its first track, the churning My Heart's Pumping through to the searing Wallow in Despair, the album blazes through the music that is sure to brand the Bars on your brain.
    1. My Heart's Pumping
    2. Down In The Dirt
    3. Blood And Ashes
    4. Now Is The Time
    5. Wallow In Despair
    6. Slow Your Ass Down
    7. It's So Absurd
    8. Shut Up
    9. This Is Hell
    10. Go Away
    11. The Bitter End
    12. The Chase
    13. I'm Sick
    14. It's Not My Time To Go-Go
    15. Lies
    16. Get Out Of My Way
    17. Outside
    18. No Teeth
    19. To Hell And Back
    20. Give Me All Your Dough
    21. You Gotta Be Joking
    22. Off My Shoulders
    Black Flag
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    What Is

    To be a fan of Maynard James Keenan is to follow him to some curious and often dark places. The is especially true of Keenan's side project/solo/collaborative experiment Puscifer. A decade old now, Puscifer mixes insult comedy, desert mythology and the kind of soundtrack that sticks in the back of your consciousness. The project is at turns goofy, offensive and haunting. All sides are on display in the new What Is . ...


    The band makes a strong effort to keep the focus on the music. Beyond a single screen showing video, lighting and effects are minimal. The musicians remain mostly unlit in silhouette, focused on performance, and this is by far the highlight. Nearly every member provides vocals: Matt McJunkins is featured on bass and keyboards; Mat Mitchell Josh Eustis both provide keyboard and guitars; Jeff Friedl is the ever-reliable drummer. The set list draws evenly from releases throughout their career and is well-paced, from the sparse and simple "Tumbleweed" to the pummel of "Toma." Although women don't fare too well in Puscifer songs (surprised?), the jewel of the performance is Carina Round, singer, guitarist and oft-collaborator. Round's delicate and clear voice provides elegant harmony over Maynard's snaky, minor-key tenor. She sings back-up, duets, and leads on a couple songs, balancing the otherwise prevailing gloom of the set.
    For a longtime fan of Puscifer, What Is is an easy get, especially for one who hasn't had the opportunity to see them in concert, as their tours are rare. It also serves as the perfect introduction to the band, a gateway to their work thus far.

    - Alyssa Fried (MXDWN)

    LP1
    1. The Green Valley
    2. Tiny Monsters
    3. Vagina Mine
    4. Dozo
    5. Toma
    6. The Rapture
    7. The Weaver
    8. Rev 20:20


    LP2
    1. Momma Sed
    2. Oceans
    3. Monsoons
    4. Horizons
    5. Conditions of My Parole
    6. Man Overboard
    7. Telling Ghosts
    8. Undertaker
    9. Tumbleweed

    Puscifer
    $25.99
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    What If

    Since 2004, Volker Bertelmann - aka Hauschka - has, steadily earned a remarkable reputation as a purveyor of imaginative, distinctive, prepared piano music. On What If - which finds him adding player pianos (also known as pianolas) to his arsenal - Bertelmann expands his range even further, defying expectations and delivering what is without a doubt his most ingenious album yet.


    While engaging with his trademark technique of utilizing unusual objects - art erasers, for example - to treat (or 'prepare') the piano, Hauschka also programmed parts for player pianos, exploiting the speed at which they could play, manipulating the resulting sounds, and building layers to emphasize a composition's meter.


    What If aims to provoke reflection beyond the musical sphere with the titles of the both the album and its individual tracks. Overflowing with haunting melodies, mysterious sounds, and complex patterns, What If crowns an extraordinary couple of years for Hauschka. Likely to prove one of 2017's most original albums, What If redefines the very notion of piano music in dramatic and exceptional fashion. It stands as a rebuttal to those who lazily shoehorn Hauschka's work into the so-called, uncomfortably broad 'new classical' category, and instead underlines his status as a unique and invaluable artist.

    1. I Can't Find Water
    2. Constant Growth Fails
    3. My Kids Live On Mars
    4. I Need Exile
    5. I Can't Express My Deep Love
    6. Nature Fights Back
    7. Familiar Things Disappear
    8. Trees Only Exist In Books
    9. We Live a Thousand Years
    Hauschka
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    What Was Said

    What Was Said brings new colors to Tord Gustavsen's musical palette. His new project introduces the entrancing German-Afghan vocalist Simin Tander, and builds upon the subtle understanding of his long musical association with drummer Jarle Vespestad. The combination of the intimacy of her voice, Gustaven's melodically inventive piano and discreet electronics, and Vespestad's patient, textural touch, has considerable emotional persuasiveness.
    1. Your Grief

    2. I See You

    3. Imagine The Fog Disappearing

    4. A Castle In Heaven
    5. Journey Of Life

    6. I Refuse

    7. What Was Said To the Rose - O Sacred Head
    8. The Way You Play My Heart

    9. Rull

    10. The Source Of Now
    11. Sweet Melting
    12. Longing To Praise Thee

    13. Sweet Melting Afterglow
    Tord Gustavsen
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    What We Live For

    ISLAND RECORDS is releasing American Authors' sophomore album What We Live For on LP. The new
    album features the band's current single "Pride" and is a follow up to their RIAA certified GOLD album Oh, What A
    Life featuring RIAA 3X Platinum single "Best Day Of My Life".
    1. What We Live For
    2. I'm Born To Run
    3. Pride
    4. Right Here Right Now
    5. Nothing Better
    6. Replaced
    7. Go Big Or Go Home
    8. Mess With Your Heart
    9. No Love
    10. Pocket Full Of Gold
    11. Superman
    12. Mind Body Soul
    American Authors
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    Do What Comes Naturally

    Some people call it a vibe and some people call it a groove. We call it boogie soul. It's the sound of HANDSOME JACK on their new album "Do What Comes Naturally". Produced by Zachary Gabbard of the BUFFALO KILLERS and featuring Bob Nave (of the legendary Lemon Pipers) on hammond organ, among others, the music of this album seamlessly flows through deep dark mid-tempo boogies, smoky upbeat burners, and soulful feel-good rockers all with a natural ease. HANDSOME JACK hails from Buffalo NY and began as a blues garage rock band. After high school they moved out of the garage and developed their sound into a natural soulful boogie mthat remains rooted in raw blues. They've shared the stage with The Sheepdogs, Blue Cheer, Gov't Mule, J. Geils, The Hold Steady, and Robert Randolph to name a few.
    1. Echoes
    2. Creepin'
    3. Between The Lines
    4. Dead Tracks
    5. Leave it All Behind
    6. Right On
    7. Dry Spell
    8. Ropes and Chains
    9. You and Me
    10. Wasted Time
    Handsome Jack
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    What One Becomes

    SUMAC is the trio of Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer) on guitar & vocals, Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists) on drums, and Brian Cook (Russian Circles, These Arms Are Snakes, Botch) on bass whose ability to deliver punishing music is matched only by the weight of their pedigree. Turner is the founder of the influential Hydra Head Records as well as the boundry pushing SIGE label and since his days in Isis has consistenetly challenged himself to push the boundries of heavy music. Cook's ability to delivery complex bass lines are matched by his bone shaking heavy tones. Yachyshyn's drumming abilities are much lauded, especially by Dave Grohl who often calls him out as his favorite drummer currently playing.


    Together on their new epic double album What One Becomes the trio walk the line between chaos and control. This sophomore album sees the band take a leap forward from their debut The Deal (2015) revealing a new side of Turner's combustible songwriting and guitar playing. Fans of the legendary Isis and cult heros Old Man Gloom will not be disappointed. There is a profound anxiety that leaches through What One Becomes. SUMAC's choreographed structures parallel the internal and personal struggles with anxiety. They seek to identify the source, devise a course of action, and confront that condition at hand. SUMAC channels psychic distress into their rigorously algebraic maneuvers and syllable-crack dissonance.

    1. Image of Control
    2. Rigid Man
    3. Clutch of Oblivion
    4. Blackout
    5. Will to Reach
    SUMAC
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    Forget What You Know

    Forget What You Know is the third full-length album, and fourth overall release, by New Jersey rock band Midtown. The album was their first released by a major record company after leaving their long-time home, the indie label Drive-Thru Records.
    1. Armageddon Motherfuckers
    2. To Our Saviors
    3. Give It Up
    4. Is It Me? Is It True?
    5. God Is Dead
    6. Whole New World
    7. Empty Like The Ocean
    8. Nothing Is Ever What It Seems
    9. The Tragedy Of The Human Condition
    10. Waiting For The News
    11. Until It Kills
    12. Hey Baby Dont You Know That Were All Whores
    13. Help Me Sleep
    14. Man Hattan
    15. So Long As We Keep Our Bodies Numb Were Safe
    Midtown
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    What If (Pre-Order)

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    Jerry Douglas, the 14x GRAMMY Award winner who has played on over 2,000 separate recordings (Alison Krauss, Mumford & Sons, James Taylor, etc.), presents a new album with a unique sound and a brand-new outfit of musicians, hand-picked by Douglas himself. On What If, Douglas decisively merges jazz inclinations with the bluegrass, country, blues, swing, rock, and soul he's spent his life absorbing and performing, forging a sound that flies beyond the boundaries of anything he - or anyone else - has done before. From the up-tempo combination of what Douglas calls 'bebop jazz and caveman jazz' on 'Cavebop' to the symphonically sweeping title track, What If delves into areas unexplored by any other musician, much less by Dobro! The album also includes a funky, soulful take on Tom Waits' '2:19' and a blistering bluegrass-meets-jam-band reinvention of the classic 'Hey Joe.'

    1. Cavebop
    2. What If
    3. 2:19
    4. Freemantle
    5. The Last Wild Moor
    6. Battle Stick
    7. Hey Joe
    8. Unfolding
    9. Butcher Boy
    10. Go Ahead and Leave
    Jerry Douglas Band
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    What About Now

    What About Now is the twelfth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi. Produced by John Shanks, the album was originally released on March 12, 2013 in the United States. The album was promoted throughout the band's 2013 Because We Can: The Tour. It marks the final Bon Jovi album to feature Richie Sambora before he left the band in 2013. The album debuted at #1 in the U.S., where it sold 101,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200. What About Now became their third album in a row to hit #1 in US after The Circle and Lost Highway and their fifth #1 album during their career. The album has sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, going gold in Germany selling 100,000 copies.


    Richie Sambora characterized the new material as a compilation of "different elements"; yet reassured old fans that they will be just as pleased with the new work as they have been with the old for over 30 years.

    1. Because We Can
    2. I'm With You
    3. What About Now
    4. Pictures of You
    5. Amen
    6. Thats What the Water Made Me
    7. Whats Left of Me
    8. Army of One
    9. Thick as Thieves
    10. Beautiful World
    11. Room at the End of the World
    12. The Fighter
    Bon Jovi
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    New Alhambra

    In many ways, new alhambra is an auditory homage to what has shaped lead singer Mathew Lee
    Cothran's life. Its title, as any hardcore pro-wrestling fan will recognize, credits the Philadelphia
    arena that birthed its most legendary and extreme version of it, and the use of samples from wrestling
    shows serve as a reference to his upbringing. The album was characteristically made with
    outdated equipment and limited by only one microphone, with Mike "Dr. Vink" Roberts playing
    an essential role on bass that enrichens the rockier resonations in comparison to elvis depressedly's
    previous releases. Cothran and Delaney were constantly on the move during the recording
    process thanks to their new found career freedom, but none of it takes away from new alhambra
    fully texturized shift toward brightly melancholic noise-pop inspired by Cothran's favorite unsung
    heroes such as Waterboys, Prefab Sprout and Emperor X.
    1. Thou Shall Not Murder
    2. N.M.S.S.
    3. New Alhambra
    4. Bruises
    5. Rock n' Roll
    6. Big Break
    7. Ease
    8. New heaven, New Earth
    9. Wastes of Time
    Elvis Depressedly
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    New Love

    Pink Colored Vinyl


    New album from Los Angeles (by way of Flowery Branch, Georgia), her first on SideOneDummy Records. Known for writing folk-inspired pop-punk songs and a D.I.Y. ethic, Weiss signed with No Sleep Records last year for the full length Say What You Mean (3.3k RTD scanned) and the EP Remember When (957 RTD scanned). Full US tour with Anthony Raneri of Bayside, What's Eating Gilbert and Laura Stevenson.

    1. The Sound
    2. Who We Are
    3. Counting Down
    4. Golden Coast
    5. Back To Me
    6. Good Way
    7. Out Of This Alive
    8. Over You
    9. Motorbike
    10. New Love
    11. The Same
    Allison Weiss
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    New Jersey

    In 1988 New Jersey spent 4 straight weeks at No. 1 in the U.S. and spawned five Top 10 singles ('Bad Medicine;' 'Born To Be My Baby;' 'I'll Be There For You;' 'Living In Sin;' and 'Lay Your Hands On Me') - the only rock album in history with that many Top 10 hits. Bon Jovi originally envisioned the New Jersey project as a double-LP, using the working title Sons Of Beaches. But in the end, Mercury Records released the album as a 12-track single LP and the band renamed it simply New Jersey, in honor of their home state.


    Bon Jovi had perfected a formula for hard pop/rock by the time of New Jersey, concentrating on singalong choruses sung over and over again, frequently by a rough, extensively overdubbed chorus, producing an effect not unlike what these songs sounded like in the arenas and stadiums where they were most often heard. The lyrics had that typical pop twist -- although they nominally expressed romantic commitment, sentiments such as Lay Your Hands on Me and I'll Be There for You worked equally well as a means for the band and its audience to reaffirm their affection for each other.

    1. Lay Your Hands on Me
    2. Bad Medicine
    3. Born to Be My Baby
    4. Living in Sin
    5. Blood on Blood
    6. Homebound Train
    7. Wild Is the Wind
    8. Ride Cowboy Ride
    9. Stick to Your Guns
    10. I'll Be There for You
    11. 99 in the Shade
    12. Love for Sale
    Bon Jovi
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    New Bermuda

    San Francisco's Deafheaven found massive critical success when their 2013 album Sunbather was an unexpected crossover hit, earning the band a 92/100 Metacritic score and ending the year as the best reviewed album of 2013. No one could have anticipated a band that drew from equal parts Weakling and My Bloody Valentine ascending to such heights, and that incomprehensibility added to the band's singularity and allure.


    Two years later, founding members George Clarke and Kerry McCoy began working on their ANTI debut, New Bermuda, with a new perspective. Says Clarke: "Sunbather yearned for something better. New Bermuda focuses on the idea of false promise, achieving something and wondering if it's what you really wanted in the first place." McCoy shares that sentiment: "Sunbather sounds like people who have nothing but are satisfied with life. There's an uplifting quality to it. But New Bermuda is a very tense record." McCoy cites death metal demigods Dissection and Morbid Angel, the blackened death pioneers Behemoth, and Cliff Burton-era Metallica as influences on the new album.


    As New Bermuda progresses, Deafheaven travels further outside of their comfort zone, feasting on other niches of underground metal and offsetting the blunt force of their feral rage with more complex and nuanced beauty. A sophisticated and subdued pop element kicks off "Baby Blue", before the band abruptly shifts into an amalgam of NWOBHM's anthemic urgency and thrash metal's racing chugs. There's a brief comedown where the band veers into the musique concrete soundscapes and hushed melodrama of early Godspeed You! Black Emperor before "Come Back" resumes the band's merciless assault of stampeding drums and vitriolic guitar harmonies, only to shift mid-song into the somber territories of 4AD's early catalog. Which is not to say that Deafheaven have softened their approach; New Bermuda offers the most punishing music of the band's career in the wake of their greatest success.

    1. Brought to the Water
    2. Luna
    3. Baby Blue
    4. Come Back
    5. Gifts for the Earth
    Deafheaven
    $21.99
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