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WildflowerSixteen years after the release of their critically acclaimed debut Since I Left You, The Avalanches return with their second album, Wildflower. Wildflower is like The Beach Boys' Smile re-imagined in the Daisy Age: a mind-bending cartoon road movie that's best viewed with closed eyes and an open mind. Since I Left You - released in Australia in 2000 and in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2001 - perfectly captured the hazy millennial zeitgeist.LP 1
1. The Leaves Were Falling
2. Because I'm Me
3. Frankie Sinatra
5. Going Home
6. If I Was A Folkstar
9. The Noisy Eater
12. Live A Lifetime Love
1. Park Music
2. Livin' Underwater (Is Something Wild)
3. The Wozard Of Iz
4. Over The Turnstiles
6. Light Up
7. Kaleidoscope Lovers
9. Saturday Night Inside Out$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
A Thousand LeavesThanks in part to a preceding series of self-released instrumental EPs, 1998's A Thousand Leaves was among Sonic Youth's most highly anticipated releases. Public interest in underground electronica seemed to have rekindled the band's interest in making experimental-minded rock albums. The guitar interplay on tracks like Wildflower Soul, Hits of Sunshine (for Allen Ginsberg) and Karen Koltrane demonstrate why, 18 years after they formed in NYC, this band was still regarded as the most forward-looking unit in rock.LP 1
1. Contre Le Sexisme
3. Female Mechanic Now On Duty
4. Wildflower Soul
6. French Tickler
1. Hits Of Sunshine (For Allen Ginsberg)
2. Karen Koltrane
3. The Ineffable Me
4. Snare, Girl
5. Heather Angel$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Phylactery FactoryWhereas 2006's Wind-Up Canary was short stories and little Salinger vignettes, Phylactery Factory is filled with dreams, memories, warnings, and reminders. Twenty-two year old Casey Dienel's voice is more hidden; crouching amid swish, drone, and the wildflower jazz of her friends. There are echoes of Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell, John Cage, Alice Coltrane, and M. Ward. There are songs from private and uncertain places, vulnerable places. Phylactery Factory falls between freeze and frozen, between green and grey, just as the hinterland becomes white and we feel our first, happy shivers.1. Destruction of the Art Deco House, The
2. Dreaming of the Plum Trees
4. Hometown Hooray
5. Lindberghs + Metal Birds
6. Beast Washed Ashore, A
7. Napoleon at Waterloo
8. Hung on a Thin Thread
9. Vessels$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bidin' My Time (Pre-Order)Chris Hillman, whose credits include co-founding Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Byrds, as well as the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and Desert Rose Band, is truly one of the architects of American music. His newest solo work, Bidin' My Time, produced by Tom Petty and executive-produced by Herb Pedersen, captures a rarity: an icon who has never sounded better, making music with old friends for the sheer love of it.
Collaborators and admirers from Hillman's storied career appear throughout the record: Tom Petty; Hillman's Byrds bandmates David Crosby and Roger McGuinn; the Heartbreakers' Benmont Tench, Mike Campbell, and Steve Ferrone; Desert Rose Band's John Jorgenson, Pedersen, and Jay Dee Maness; premier upright bassist Mark Fain; singer/guitarist Josh JovÉ; and fiddler Gabe Witcher.
The album kicks off with a new recording of Pete Seeger's and Welsh poet Idris Davies' 'The Bells of Rhymney,' which the Byrds recorded for their debut. 'Here She Comes Again' was co-written by Hillman and McGuinn and, until now, had only been recorded on a live Byrds album in Australia. 'She Don't Care About Time' was written by Byrds co-founder Gene Clark, and was the original B-side to 'Turn! Turn! Turn!' Covers of the Everly Brothers' 'Walk Right Back' and Petty's 'Wildflowers' round out this understated yet undeniable masterpiece.
Folk, rock and roll, bluegrass and the unmistakable country-rock Hillman himself helped pioneer come together seamlessly on the triumph that is Bidin' My Time.1. Bells of Rhymney
2. Bidin' My Time
3. Given All I Can See
4. Different Rivers
5. Here She Comes Again
6. Walk Right Back
7. Such Is The World That We Live In
8. When I Get a Little Money
9. She Don't Care About Time
10. New Old John Robertson
12. Wildflowers$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
By embedding both new age and noise-oriented
electronic themes into his pastoral pieces, Turnquist
unites disparate traditions and ideals, essentially
employing sonic counterweights to construct 57 minutes
that are as surprisingly dynamic as they are perfectly
- PITCHFORK (8.2)
New York's Turnquist is masterful. His right hand
technique is as orchestral as Nick Drake's, sending rivulets
of steel sadness out across the water, but applied to a
minimalist logic with the weight of early Philip Glass or
Turnquist layers his six and twelve string guitar
instrumentals with electronic drones, piano and vibes.
This first widely available release is a filmic beauty, its
chilly pastoralism distinguished by the physicality of his
Another bravura outing from Turnquist that is, in its own
unassuming way, a triumph
As an accomplished 12-string guitarist/composer, Alexander Turnquist was naturally
alarmed when the ulnar nerve in his left hand seized up in 2013, but after a surgical procedure he gratefully started the process of learning to play guitar again. His recovery was
cut short when not long after the surgery he was hospitalized with meningitis. Though his
recovery is ongoing, and he continues to struggle with a weakened immune system and
memory loss, he was inspired to soldier on, rather than being deterred by his physical
Turnquist's latest full-length Flying Fantasy confirms the idea that out of great hardship
can come great art. As he wrote the material for the new album it became clear that his
sensitivity had sharpened, his empathy magnified, and his sense of purpose blossomed.
The unfortunate circumstances he endured ostensibly forced his metamorphosis from a
remarkable guitar player to a truly great composer. Much like the butterflies that adorn
the album cover, he seems to have changed form and taken flight.
The album opens with the sparse harmonics of House of Insomniacs, which are soon
joined by lush swells of vibes, cello, and even wordless vocals. On the tracks that follow,
Turnquist continues to make use of this dynamic sonic pallet, even adding organ, piano,
marimba, steel drums, violin, and french horn to the mix. From Red Carousel, which was
inspired by Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, to the somber lilt of the love
song Wildflower, to the truly arresting title track Flying Fantasy which uses only 4 open
strummed guitars and loops of damaged tape and wire recorders, every note vibrates with
life as Turnquist ushers us though his intoxicatingly colorful worlds of sound.1. House of Insomniacs
2. Finding the Butterfly
4. Red Carousel
5. Flying Fantasy
6. Cloud Slicing$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Southern AvenueSouthern Avenue is a Memphis street that runs from the easternmost part of the city limits all the way to Soulsville, the original home of Stax Records. Southern Avenue is also the name of a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies its home city's soul, blues and gospel traditions, while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all their own. "If Memphis is a genre, this is it!" proclaims American Blues Scene and Rock 103FM calls Southern Avenue "The most talked about band in Memphis."
Their self-titled debut album is a breath of fresh air with its own unique blend of gospel- tinged R&B vocals, roots/blues-based guitar work and soul-inspired songwriting. And Southern Avenue's upcoming release on the fabled Stax label is a testament to the young combo's talent and vision.
Southern Avenue features five young but seasoned musicians who came from diverse musical and personal backgrounds to create music that spans their wide-ranging musical interests, while showcasing the powerful chemistry that the group has honed through stage and studio experience.
Southern Avenue encompasses Memphis-born, church-bred sisters Tierinii and Tikyra Jackson, respectively a soulful, charismatic singer and a subtle powerful drummer; guitarist Ori Naftaly, an Israeli-born blues disciple who first came to America as an acclaimed solo artist; versatile jazz-inspired bassist Daniel McKee; and the band's newest addition, keyboardist Jeremy Powell, an early alumnus of Stax's legendary music academy.
The band members' diverse skills come together organically on Southern Avenue, scheduled for release on February 24, 2017 via Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group. Produced by Kevin Houston (North Mississippi Allstars, Lucero, Patty Griffin), the 10-song album features guest appearances from Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars and trumpeter Marc Franklin of the Bo-Keys. But it's Southern Avenue's own potent musical chemistry that drives such sublimely soulful originals as Don't Give Up, What Did I Do, It's Gonna Be Alright, Love Me Right and Wildflower. The band also pays tribute to its roots with an incandescent reading of Ann Peebles' Memphis soul classic Slipped, Tripped and Fell in Love.
The seeds for Southern Avenue's birth were planted when Ori Naftaly, who'd grown up in Israel with a deep-rooted passion for American blues and funk, came to Memphis in 2013 to compete in the prestigious International Blues Challenge. That experience led to Naftaly moving permanently to Memphis and successfully touring the United States with his own band. Although his talents were embraced by American audiences, Naftaly felt constrained in his own band, feeling the need to include a more expansive, collaborative musical vision. That opportunity arrived when he met Memphis native Tierinii Jackson, who'd gotten her start singing in church, before performing in a series of cover bands and theatrical projects.
According to Ori, When I saw Tierinii perform, I thought, 'This is why I came to America.' I met her and we clicked. At our first rehearsal, she told me that her sister was a drummer, and she thought it would be great to have her in the band. We had such a good vibe, and suddenly I didn't care so much about my solo thing.
I initially clicked with Ori really well, but it was his project, Tierinii remembers. Then he came to me and said 'I want this band to be a collaboration, I want this to be our vision and our music.' So we started writing together, and that's when I realized that we were really the same musically.
We started over, Naftaly continues. We threw out most of the songs I'd been playing in my solo band, and Tierinii and I wrote a whole new set, and we became Southern Avenue. The more we played together, the closer we got, and the more we became a family. We started getting a different kind of crowd, and from there things escalated quickly.
Ori said, 'My band is done, this is y'all's band,' Tierinii recalls. We all quit our other gigs and started focusing on this, working and writing and living together in a way that you don't experience when you're playing somebody else's music. Now we're playing songs that we wrote ourselves and we're playing them from our hearts. That is when I realized that we had something special. Despite not having a record deal, Southern Avenue quickly found success touring in America and Europe. They won additional attention playing some prestigious festivals and competing in the International Blues Challenge, in which they represented Memphis. Less than a year after the band's formation, they were signed to the resurgent Stax label.
I feel like being on Stax is a responsibility, says Tierinii. I grew up in Memphis, seeing the name Stax everywhere. It was a constant presence, and now it's up to us to live up that. I feel like this band can be a platform to do a lot of positive things for the city of Memphis. I want to change the world, but Memphis is home. Tierinii views Southern Avenue as a perfect soundtrack to our first year together. We wrote these songs in our first nine months of being a band. We'd all done so many things and come from so many different places, but the music represents all of us. It's been a real crash course, she continues. We've haven't been a band for very long, but what we have feels very special, and it's made us a strong unit. I think that we represent something that people need to see right now.
This band has already made our dreams come true, Ori concludes. I've waited all my life to be in a band like this, and it's amazing to me that I get to play with these people every night. Our goal is to keep doing this for a long time and leave our mark. We're trying to build a legacy.1. Don't Give Up
2. What Did I Do
3. It's Gonna Be Alright
4. Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love
5. Love Me Right
6. 80 Miles From Memphis
8. No Time To Lose
10. Peace Will Come$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014) (Box Set) (Out Of Stock)Limited Edition 12-LP Box Set
Pressed On 180-Gram Vinyl
Features Replica Artwork
Side 4 Contains Etched Artwork On The Last DJ And Echo Albums
The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014) begins with Petty's first release for Warner Bros Records, Wildflowers (featuring the Grammy-winning single "You Don't Know How It Feels"), and includes his most recent album, 2014's Hypnotic Eye, which entered the Billboard album chart at No. 1. This box contains seven albums on twelve pieces of 180-gram vinyl.
Includes Wildflowers (2-LP); She's The One (1-LP); Echo (2-LP; three sides of music plus laser art etching on side four); The Last DJ (2-LP; three sides of music plus laser art etching on side four); Highway Companion (2-LP); Mojo (2-LP); and Hypnotic Eye (1-LP). All vinyl in box is 180 gram.The Complete Studio Albums Volume 2 (1994-2014) Includes:
She's The One (1-LP)
Echo (2-LP; three sides of music plus laser art etching on side four)
The Last DJ (2-LP; three sides of music plus laser art etching on side four)
Highway Companion (2-LP)
Hypnotic Eye (1-LP)$259.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 12 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
Realism (Out Of Stock)The Magnetic Fields' third Nonesuch disc, Realism, is the flipside to the industrial pop of Distortion, the quartet's brilliant 2008 homage to, of all things, the clangorous sound of the Jesus and Mary Chain. While Distortion was recorded quickly and noisily in the stairwells and rooms of the New York City apartment building to which singer-songwriter-bandleader Stephen Merritt was about to bid adieu for California, Realism was cut in the distortion-free environs of a Los Angeles studio, and its sound is as pristine as a plein-air painting. There are no drum kits to be heard, and the fascinatingly varied instrumentation - guitars, accordions, violins, cellos, tablas, banjos, tuba, even a smattering of mellifluous falling leaves - did not need to be plugged in. And, as with Distortion, the album credits emphasize: No Synths.
With tongue only slightly in cheek, Merritt has taken to declaring Realism his folk album. To get the point across, there is an upbeat, sing-along number early in the set called We Are Having a Hootenany. Merritt's inspirations, however, were the orchestrated, mostly British folk of the late '60s/early '70s, which owe as much to '60s psychedelia as to traditional music, and the work of Judy Collins, who stretched the boundaries of folk with the chamber pop arrangements of such albums as In My Life and Wildflowers.
Like Collins, Merritt favors variety and theatricality. She skipped from Jacques Brel to the Beatles; he goes from the trippy, toy-box melodies of The Dolls' Tea Party and Painted Flower to the foot-stomping rhythms of The Dada Polka. There's even a deceptively festive holiday number, Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree, featuring a lusty chorus sung in German. In content, Merritt's songs veer between longing and loneliness, desire and dismissal, romance and revenge. Reality is as distorted as ever, and the characters who populate his songs are never just plain folk.
Along with his long-time band-mates Sam Davol, Claudia Gonson and John Woo, Merritt is joined again by vocalist Shirley Simms and accordionist Daniel Handler. Also on board: horn player Johnny Blood and violinist Ida Pearle, familiar to fans of Magnetic Fields' earlier, independently released work.1. You Must Be Out of Your Mind
3. We Are Having a Hootenanny
4. I Don't Know What to Say
5. The Dolls' Tea Party
6. Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
7. Walk a Lonely Road
8. Always Already Gone
9. Seduced and Abandoned
10. Better Things
11. Painted Flower
12. The Dada Polka
13. From a Sinking Boat$19.99Vinyl LP & CD - Sealed Temporarily out of stock