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Enter To Win Tickets To Cherry Glazzerr At The Vera Project!

Enter To Win Tickets To Cherry Glazzerr At The Vera Project!

We continue to team up with The Vera Project to throw the spotlight on artists on the rise! L.A.'s Cherry Glazzerr began in 2012 when vocalist & guitarist Clementine Creevey began making bedroom demos under the name Clembutt. The high-schooler soon teamed up with bassist Sean Redman and drummer Hannah Uribe and Cherry Glazerr was born. Their label, the legendary Burger Records, describes their sound on debut album Haxel Princess as "a darker kind of cute," while Vice says they "have near-perfected their sinister brand of garage rock, one that comes ridden with a haunting undertone beneath the coos of 'oohs' and 'aahs.' These are tracks that leave you feeling a little bit woozy after they’re over, and there’s no better representation of this than the group's latest release, 'Nurse Ratched.' Inspired by the eponymous character from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, it delivers far more than crushing guitar riffs, explosive percussion, and sing-along melodies."

Cherry Glazzerr will be rocking The Vera Project on April Fool's Day (no foolin') with Brooklyn's Sunflower Bean and fellow Los Angelenos The Buttertones. Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Nurse Ratched" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/31. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Guster At The Neptune!

Win Tickets To Guster At The Neptune!

Don't miss your chance for a free pair of tickets to see Guster at the Neptune on March 30th! They're currently touring in support of their excellent new album, Evermotion. Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Kid Dreams" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 3/29. Good luck!

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Birthday Party! March 27th

Happy 56th Birthday to Kid Congo Powers! He's played with the Gun Club, The Cramps, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and is still kicking ass with Kid Congo Powers and the Monkey Birds! A true rock & roll hero!

Pee Wee Russell - 1906-1969

Robert Lockwood, Jr. - 1915-2006

Sarah Vaughan - 1924-1990

Johnny Copeland - 1937-1997

Janis Martin - 1940-2007

Derrick Morgan - 75

Andy Bown (keyboardist, guitarist, Status Quo) - 69

John Mayhew (drummer, Genesis) - 1947-2009

Tony Banks (keyboardist, Genesis) - 65

Wally Stocker (guitarist, The Babys, Air Supply) - 62

Jim Walker (drummer, Public Image Ltd) - 60

Andrew Farriss (drummer, INXS) - 56

Victor Bailey (bassist, Weather Report) - 55

Clark Datchler (singer, Johnny Hates Jazz) - 51

Keith Flint (singer, The Prodigy) - 46

Mariah Carey - 45

Brendan Hill (drummer, Blues Traveler) - 45

Matt Pegg (bassist, Procol Harum) - 44

Fergie (singer, Black Eyed Peas) - 40

Jessie J - 27

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Record Store Day 2015 Staff Picks! Andy's List

Record Store Day 2015 is only a few weeks away (4/18)! We polled our staff on their favorite RSD 2015 releases and we'll be posting their lists from now until the big day! Remember, we open at 7am on Record Store Day, so come see us first!

The first list comes from our esteemed vinyl specialist, Andy Nelson!

1. Willie Nelson - Teatro 

2x gold wax on Light In The Attic Records. First time ever on vinyl for this 1998 release.

2. Metallica - No Life Til Leather cassette

Recorded in the summer of 1982, No Life Til Leather is Metallica's most widely-circulated demo tape. The track listing contains early versions of their debut album, Kill Em All. First official release, remastered for Record Store Day.

3. Blitzen Trapper - Harvest 

Live recording of the band covering the Neil Young album, Harvest, live at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR. 180-gram vinyl w/ download card.

4. Citizen Dick - "Touch Me I'm Dick"

7" single of the fictional band Citizen Dick from the Cameron Crowe film, Singles, featuring members of Pearl Jam. Side A is "Touch Me I'm Dick" and side B features an etching of a quote about the song from Matt Dillon's character Cliff Poncier, lead singer of Citizen Dick.

5. The Replacements - EP 

10" black vinyl four-song EP sourced from Pleased to Meet Me. Originally released in the UK as a 7". Includes Alex Chilton, Nightclub Jitters, Election Day & Route 66.

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The Sonics "This Is The Sonics" Street Date Record Signing 3/31!!

The Sonics "This Is The Sonics" Street Date Record Signing 3/31!!

Meet Northwest rock legends The Sonics, who are coming to Easy Street to sign copies of their first album in 50(!) years, This Is The Sonics, on street date, 3/31, 7:30pm! Free & all-ages!

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Movie Releases 03-23-15

The Hobbit [Movie] - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies The Hobbit [Movie] - The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
New Blu-Ray: $44.95
Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to expand New Line Cinema's Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman. The story opens to find the vengeful dragon Smaug (voice of Benedict Cumberbatch) decimating the peaceful hamlet of Laketown as Bilbo, Thorin (Richard Armitage) and the rest of the dwarves lay claim to the Lonely Mountain. But their celebration is short-lived as Thorin grows obsessed with finding the Arkenstone. Meanwhile, Galadriel (Cate Blanchett) Elrond (Hugo Weaving) and Saruman (Christopher Lee) battle the Nazgul in an attempt to free Gandalf (Ian McKellen), and get some unexpected help from eccentric wizard Radagast (Sylvester McCoy). Unfortunately for all involved the struggle has only just begun, because as armies of dwarves, elves, orcs, humans and goblins converge at the base of the Lonely Mountain, the fight for the future of Middle Earth begins.
Unbroken [Movie] - Unbroken Unbroken [Movie] - Unbroken
New Blu-Ray: $34.98
Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Paul McCartney - A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney Paul McCartney - A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney
New Blu-Ray: $21.99
On February 10, 2012, Sir Paul McCartney was honored as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year. At a gala event in Los Angeles, Paul and a cast of superstar guests performed some of the quintessential songs from his renowned and celebrated career. Proceeds from the sale of this product will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.
Miley Cyrus - Bangerz Tour Miley Cyrus - Bangerz Tour
New Blu-Ray: $18.99
Miley Cyrus, took the world by storm as she brought her Bangerz Tour to fans across the world. The highly anticipated DVD features show stopping performances from tour stops in Barcelona and Lisbon, along with behind-the-scenes look into the tour and her personal life. Miley gives larger than life performances of SMS (Bangerz) , 4x4, Love Money Party, FU and Get It Right. Bangerz Tour also includes countrified covers of Hey Ya! by Outkast and Jolene by Dolly Parton, as well as, party anthems We Can't Stop and Party in the USA.
Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks [Blu-ray] Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks [Blu-ray]
New Blu-Ray: $24.99
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa performs an exclusive event concert experience at Red Rocks Amphitheater celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf.
Into The Woods [Disney Movie] - Into The Woods Into The Woods [Disney Movie] - Into The Woods
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
From the director of CHICAGO and the producer of WICKED comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Meryl Streep stars in this epic musical saga about daring to venture INTO THE WOODS. Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch's (Streep) curse. With an all-star cast, this spellbinding adventure is everything you could ever wish for!
Song One [Movie] - Song One Song One [Movie] - Song One
New Blu-Ray: $19.97
Oscar winner Anne Hathaway stars as Franny in SONG ONE, a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn s vibrant modern-folk music scene. After Franny s musician brother Henry is injured and hospitalized in a coma following a car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence. Franny seeks out the musicians and artists Henry loved, in the course of her journey meeting James Forester, his musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man. As a strong romantic connection develops between Franny and James, the question becomes if love can bloom even under the most adverse circumstances.
Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once: Live At The Sse Hydro [DVD w/CD] Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once: Live At The Sse Hydro [DVD w/CD]
New DVD: $24.98
Shot during Kylie's widely acclaimed Kiss Me Once tour, filmed at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow, and contains the full live concert including fan favourites 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head', 'Slow' and 'I Should Be So Lucky' as well as a selection of highlights from her Kiss Me Once album, many available live for the first time. This concert film truly celebrates the musical legacy and heritage of one of pop music's most important and endearing performers.
The Hobbit [Movie] - The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy The Hobbit [Movie] - The Hobbit: The Motion Picture Trilogy
New Blu-Ray: $58.98
Includes: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug And The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXII Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXXII
New DVD: $59.97
They were four total strangers, with nothing in common, except themselves. A space drama, a sword and sandals epic, a 50s spy film and a TV pilot about an airport. Before the experiment was over, they broke the rules and made us cringe in ways we never dreamed possible. In this 32nd collection of episodes from the cult comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000, Joel, Mike, Tom Servo and Crow spend detention aboard the Satellite of Love with a breakfast club of cheesy movies. To our everlasting good fortune, though, they endure the punishment by delivering a steady stream of wisecracks, and it’s definitely some kind of wonderful.
The Fast & The Furious [Movie] - Fast & Furious 1-6 Collection - Limited Edition The Fast & The Furious [Movie] - Fast & Furious 1-6 Collection - Limited Edition
New Blu-Ray: $69.98
Buckle up for nonstop action and mind-blowing speed in the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious 6-Movie Collection. Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and an all-star cast put pedal to the metal in pursuit of justice and survival as they race from L.A. to Tokyo, Rio and London. Packed with full-throttle action and jaw-dropping stunts, these six turbo-charged thrill rides place you behind the wheel of the most explosive film franchise in history!
The Thin Blue Line [Movie] - The Thin Blue Line: Criterion Collection The Thin Blue Line [Movie] - The Thin Blue Line: Criterion Collection
New Blu-Ray: $39.95
Not many filmmakers can claim to have freed a convicted murderer from jail, but Errol Morris accomplished that feat with his stunning documentary about Randall Dale Adams. Morris, whose brilliant previous features Vernon, Florida and Gates of Heaven had focused on less substantial subjects, learned of Adams' plight when the director was in Texas in preparation for a film about a psychiatrist who testified in murder trials. In November 1976, after his car broke down on a road outside Dallas, Adams had accepted a ride from a stranger, David Harris. Harris was driving a stolen car, and when Dallas police officer Robert Wood pulled the two men over to check on the vehicle, Harris shot and killed Wood. A jury believed that Adams was the killer, thanks to the perjured testimony of Harris and the misleading accounts of two witnesses.
Mr. Bean [TV Series] - Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean - Complete Series Mr. Bean [TV Series] - Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean - Complete Series
New DVD: $24.97
Starring award-winning British comedy genius, Rowan Atkinson (Blackadder, Johnny English, Mr. Bean’s Holiday and Bean). The Mr. Bean internationally acclaimed TV series and two box office hit films continue to enthrall audiences worldwide and maintain his universal popularity. Remastered and included in this DVD set are all 14 episodes of the landmark original series that introduced Mr. Bean to an adoring, slap-stick awkward, world! Re-live the timeless Mr. Bean, the hapless, rubber-faced clown, who never fails to leave a trail of merry mayhem and side- splitting laughter in his wake.
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Music Releases 03-23-15

Bjork - Vulnicura Bjork - Vulnicura
New CD: $15.98
This is the deluxe version of the CD.
Van Morrison - Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue Van Morrison - Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
On DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE, Van Morrison and the guests selected and recorded some of his songs from the catalog of 360 songs across his career. Deliberately steering away from his more well-known classics, Van enlisted some of the artists he most respects to perform these songs with him to re-craft and re-imagine them. The album was recorded in his home town of Belfast and London in the United Kingdom over the last year, using a variety of musicians and fresh arrangements.
The Cribs - For All My Sisters The Cribs - For All My Sisters
New CD: $12.99
The UK rock trio's sixth studio album produced by Ric Ocasek of the Cars! It follows 2013’s career spanning ‘Payola’ collection and 2012’s Top 10 album ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’ and the first for new North American label Arts & Crafts.
The Go! Team - The Scene Between The Go! Team - The Scene Between
New CD: $12.99   $10.99
Last album Rolling Blackouts became a natural end chapter for The Go! Team with members splintering off into different musical projects, get married, teach, experience real life. Bandleader Parton took the opportunity to return to the working methods he’d used at the origins of the band – crate digging, trying to nail a feeling, writing and recording the album by himself.
Kansas - Miracles Out Of Nowhere [w/Blu-ray] Kansas - Miracles Out Of Nowhere [w/Blu-ray]
New CD: $29.99
Miracles Out of Nowhere (Blu-ray/CD) is the documentary film that tells the uplifting true story of the classic rock band Kansas and its climb from impossible obscurity to stadium headliners. Directed by Emmy-nominated Charley Randazzo, the documentary features the original Kansas lineup, revisiting Topeka together for the first time in more than 30 years, where music mogul Don Kirshner first discovered them.
Seasick Steve - Sonic Soul Surfer Seasick Steve - Sonic Soul Surfer
New CD: $13.98
Seasick Steve will release his sensational new album, Sonic Soul Surfer, on March 24 via Bronze Rat Records. Produced and written by Seasick Steve and recorded in his front room at the little farm where he lives in the UK, Sonic Soul Surfer marks his 7th studio record, and along with longtime wonder drummer Dan Magnusson, it also features Luther Dickinson (Mississippi All Stars) playing slide guitar on two tracks, Georgina Leach on fiddle and Ben Miller playing jaw harp on lead track Summertime Boy, a song celebrating the life and sunshine of California, where Steve is originally from. "The whole record is mostly me and Dan sitting there drinking and playing," says Steve. "There ain't a whole lot of producing going on! But I know what I'm doing and I know what I want."
Jeff The Brotherhood - Wasted On The Dream Jeff The Brotherhood - Wasted On The Dream
New CD: $12.99   $10.99
Wasted On The Dream is the record the Orrall brothers been building up to since they first formed JEFF The Brotherhood in 2001. It’s a van-rocking, bong-rattling slab that authentically captures their fiery mixture of 70s hard rock, 80s punk, 90’s grunge and indelible pop melodies.
Zu - Cortar Todo Zu - Cortar Todo
New CD: $13.98
In March 2015, Zu are preparing to release a brand new full length via Ipecac Recordings, entitled Cortar Todo, and recorded in the country side near Bologna, Italy, in the summer of 2014. The album features some very special guests including keyboard player Joey Karam (The Locust), Italian guitar maverick Stefano Pilia (who plays regularly with the likes of Matt Watt, David Grubbs and Rokia Traore) and perhaps most unexpectedly, a field recording of indigenous Shipibo medicine man recorded by Massimo during his travels around the Amazon.
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
New CD: $13.98
This is the debut full-length release for the Australian indie singer-songwriter.
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen: Remastered Vinyl Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen: Remastered Vinyl
New Vinyl: $26.98
Whatever and Ever Amen is the second album by Ben Folds Five, released in 1997, featuring songs like "Brick", "Kate", and "Song for the Dumped". The album has been out of press for over 15 years. Now it's been remastered and brought back with a 180gram vinyl pressing.
Buena Vista Social Club - Lost & Found Buena Vista Social Club - Lost & Found
New CD: $17.99   $15.99
Description: World Circuit Records is set to release Buena Vista Social Club’s Lost and Found on , March 24 distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records. Coming almost two decades after the release of the original Grammy-winning, self-titled LP, the new album is a collection of previously unreleased tracks––some of which were recorded during the original album’s sessions in Havana and others from the years that followed.
Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks
New CD: $19.99
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa performs an exclusive event concert experience at Red Rocks Amphitheater celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf.
Big Data - 2.0 Big Data - 2.0
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
Big Data made their television debut playing "Dangerous" on Late Night with Seth Meyers and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly, named one of Rolling Stone's "10 New Artists You Need to Know" and picked for USA Today's "On the Verge" spotlight. The band's new album, 2.0, features a wide variety of guest spots from Rivers Cuomo (Weezer), Twin Shadow, White Sea, Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Dylan Rau and Ted Feldman (Bear Hands), Jamie Lidell, and Kimbra.
Happyness - Weird Little Birthday Happyness - Weird Little Birthday
New CD: $13.98
For fans of Pavement, MGMT and Yo La Tengo. Happyness 'Weird Little Birthday' puts Happyness at the forefront of, wait for it, 'jangle-gaze' while displaying a complex melancholic and introspective nature. Filled with youthful exuberance and packed full of droll, deadpan British humor. This trio of South London lads have also taken the Brit press by storm making NME’s Best Newcomers list and The Sunday Times Best Albums of The Year. Mixed by Adam Lasus (Yo La Tengo, Daniel Johnston) and featuring a guest appearance from Ed Harcourt.
Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home
New CD: $11.99   $9.99
Chastity Belt is a rock band consisting of four friends - guitarists Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm. They met in a tiny college town in Eastern Washington, but their story begins for real in Seattle, that celebrated home of Macklemore and the Twelfth Man. Following a post-grad summer apart, a handful of shows and enthusiastic responses from the city’s DIY community led them, as it has countless others, into a cramped practice space. They emerged with a debut album, No Regerts, sold it out faster than anyone involved thought possible, and toured America, a country that embraced them with open-ish arms. Now they’re back and the tab is settled, the lights are out, the birds are making noise even though the sun isn’t really up yet: it’s Time to Go Home, their second long-player and first for Hardly Art.
Action Bronson - Mr Wonderful Action Bronson - Mr Wonderful
New CD: $13.98
He may sound like Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, but when rapper Action Bronson calls upon his past life as a chef and spits heavy culinary knowledge in his songs, you certainly won’t confuse the two. After studying at the Art Institute of New York City’s culinary program, Action went on to join the restaurant business as a chef. He slipped in the kitchen breaking his leg, was out of work, and decided to become a rapper. His mixtapes gained him popularity on the web and his performances intrigued the masses landing him a major label deal.
Toto - Toto XIV Toto - Toto XIV
New CD: $13.98
TOTO XIV is the band s first album of new material since 2006 s Falling In Between. However, the band personally considers the new album to be the true follow-up to TOTO IV, which made the band global superstars. The album is a realized vision three plus decades in the making, exhibiting world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective genius of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates bring to life. The band s current line-up includes original members Steve Lukather, David Paich and Steve Porcaro and sees the return to the fold of original bass player, David Hungate. Joseph Williams (singer on The Seventh One and Fahrenheit ) returns to handle lead vocals, while Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting) now sits behind the drumkit.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
New York City is a big place. A loud place. Some of that noise is music. And some of the music is noise. Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked!
Laura Marling - Short Movie Laura Marling - Short Movie
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
Laura Marling returns with her fifth studio album in seven years Short Movie. The album, a follow up to 2013's Mercury Prize nominated Once I Was An Eagle, marks a new chapter in her sound and artistic development. Short Movie sees Marling move into new musical territory and may surprise fans with its prevalence of electric guitar. The album is freer and looser sounding than anything she has done before. Marling produced the album, was recorded at Urchin Studios in London and aided by her long time drummer Matt Ingram and studio engineer Dan Cox.
James Bay - Chaos And The Calm James Bay - Chaos And The Calm
New CD: $10.99
Amongst its twelve tracks, James Bay s Chaos And The Calm features the singles Hold Back the River and Let It Go. Driven by his soulful delivery, captivating storytelling, and inimitable spirit, he s poised to capture the attention of listeners worldwide within the next year. Already, numerous tastemakers are predicting big things for BAY in 2015. A multitude of major news sources have named BAY 2015 s Artist to Watch. In addition The New York Times named Let It Go as one of 2014 s best songs.
Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan - Duets Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan - Duets
New CD: $17.98
The impeccably balanced Duets includes four spontaneous arrangements of well-known classics. “Nature Boy,” “Blue in Green,” “Summertime” and “A Child Is Born”; plus interpretations of modern pop songs (Adele’s “Someone Like You” and Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”). This was the all-natural uncalculated result of long philosophical heart to hearts as well as a nine-city tour – over 30 years after Eubanks’ and Jordan’s first meeting in the early ‘80s at New York’s famed jazz-fusion club, The 55 Bar.
Curtis Knight & The Squires feat. Jimi Hendrix - You Can't Use My Name The RSVP PPX Sessions Curtis Knight & The Squires feat. Jimi Hendrix - You Can't Use My Name The RSVP PPX Sessions
New CD: $10.99
This special compilation presents Jimi Hendrix's 1965-1967 sessions with Curtis Knight & The Squires prior to his international fame leading the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock - Spirit On A Mission Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock - Spirit On A Mission
New CD: $18.98
A rapturous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. The new studio album from Award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker. 13 classic rock guitar-driven songs that highlight Schenker's distinctive and dynamic guitar playing. Musically and lyrically, the album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by some of the best musicians in rock.
Girlpool - Chinatown [Vinyl Single] Girlpool - Chinatown [Vinyl Single]
New Vinyl: $10.98
Girlpool is a Philadelphia byway of Los Angeles based two piece made up of Cleo Tucker (Guitar) and Harmony Tividad (Bass). Having met at local DIY venue the Smell, the two quickly grew very close. Their sound is raw, comprised only of a guitar, bass and vocal harmonies. The band uses this stripped-down instrumentation to accentuate their vulnerable yet powerful lyrics to create honest pieces, tackling concepts ranging from awareness and respect to the simple of feeling of being alone at a show.
Faith No More - Superhero [Vinyl Single] Faith No More - Superhero [Vinyl Single]
New Vinyl: $5.99
Faith No More, who reunited in 2009 for a series of sold out performances and international festivals, is currently recording their first full-length album since 1997’s Album of the Year. “Superhero” is the second single to be released from the upcoming full length. This will follow their first single, “Motherfucker”, as a limited edition (500 copies) 7-inch single available March 17th. The A-side will be released digitally on March 31st.
Smallpools - Lovetap Smallpools - Lovetap
New CD: $9.99
Los Angeles' quartet Smallpools will release their debut album LOVETAP! on March 24th through RCA Records. "Karaoke" was produced by Ricky Reed and John Ryan. Press is already praising "Karaoke" with Hilly Dilly saying ""Karaoke" follows up some of the best new pop we've heard in a while, and the band has really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the song's actual sound. Baeble Music noted "The energetic new track is lighthearted, lots of fun, and makes you want to grab a mic and sing along." Earmilk said "Like a breath of fresh air, Smallpools build on their style with the momentum behind "Karaoke".
Bee Gees - 1974-1979 Bee Gees - 1974-1979
New CD: $44.98
This 5CD clamshell box set features 4 original albums from 1974 to 1979 Mr. Natural , Main Course , Children of the World , Spirits Having Flown and a bonus disc of non-album singles and b sides from the era called The Miami Years. Having teamed up with producer Arif Mardin, the Bee Gees took off with a fresh R&B twist to their music their albums Mr. Natural & Main Course opening new horizons. Their self-produced Children of the World album revealed a well-defined Bee Gees style. Spirits Having Flown followed with intricate and ambitious production and arrangements.
Nic Hessler - Soft Connections Nic Hessler - Soft Connections
New CD: $13.99
The making of Soft Connections was a lengthy process that took place during a crucial period of musical growth and self-exploration. It's an optimistic and introspective record about being in-and-out of feeling - on the brink of a personal breakthrough, yet still seeking direction, purpose, truth and permanence. Anchored by the Catwalk favorite "Please Don't Break Me" - a song that, at one point, could very well have launched Nic into "indie celebdom" - this record is now a send-off to Nic's lost time; he's moved forward, sounding better than ever and ready to soundtrack your long road trip or failed crush. This will be the first record in what we all hope to be a lengthy string of great albums.
Hayden - Hey Love Hayden - Hey Love
New CD: $12.99
Having spent nearly two decades creating uniquely affecting music defined by folk and indie rock flourishes, personal sentiment and an unmistakable voice that transcends the rare intersection of Neil Young’s signature warble with Leonard Cohen’s baritone rasp. Now preparing to release his second record with Canadian independent stalwart Arts &Crafts, Hayden’s eighth full-length studio record will continue to shape the growing legacy of this important homegrown artist, paving a reinvigorated path for the storied artist.
Theories - Regression Theories - Regression
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
Seattle, WA based grind act Theories has been sowing the seeds of bleak, dark, and generally pissed off grind/metal in the pacific northwest since their inception in 2011. The band, comprised of current and former members Samothrace, Skarp, and Book of Black Earth, released their debut EP that same year. Their touring campaign followed shortly thereafter, and has taken them all over the US on nearly a dozen tours and to festivals including Maryland Death Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Southwest Terror Fest, and their most recent tour with new label mates, Cattle Decapitation. Vocalist Rick Powell, guitarist Lee McGlothlen, bassists Kush Karimi, and drummer Joe Axler are of a singular focus to tour as much as possible and to write hyper speed, violent music.
Sorcerer - In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross Sorcerer - In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross
New CD: $13.98
Sorcerer formed in Stockholm in 1988 by when they recorded their first demo. In 1992 the band had recorded their second and final demo before founding member Johnny Hagel left the band to join Tiamat. In 1995, three years after the band had split up, John Perez of Solitude Aeturnus released both demo tapes on CD through his label Brainticket Records. The band was reformed in 2010 to simply perform a one off show that would include members of Therion, Feared, The Haunted and Six Feet Under ripping out Sorcerer classics! The show was a huge success and garnered the band an invitation to play the Up The Hammers Festival in Greece. After another extremely successful outing, the idea of putting together a new album started to take form. With years of professional experience and top-class instrumental abilities among its band members the Sorcerer of the 21st century is determined to deliver epic doom metal for many years to come; on record and on stages all around the world.
ELEL - ELEL EP [Vinyl] ELEL - ELEL EP [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $9.98
ELEL release their debut self-titled EP on Mom+Pop Music. The release features the band’s current single ’40 Watt’, along with its killer Daytrip remix, and two brand new tracks.
Bombadil - Hold On Bombadil - Hold On
New CD: $12.98
“Quirky, multi-textured, wildly inventive, eclectic, and hugely enjoyable.” “…a combination of open-minded chamber folk and the bright and sunny pop music of the 1960’s,” “Syd Barrett meets The Beatles,” are just some of the media accolades used to describe Bombadil, a band that has recently been building a steady buzz, catching the attention and support of media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, and Diffuser.
Kidz Bop - Kidz Bop 28 Kidz Bop - Kidz Bop 28
New CD: $18.99
Today's Biggest Hits, Sung By Kids For Kids
Grateful Dead - Three From The Vault [Remastered Vinyl] Grateful Dead - Three From The Vault [Remastered Vinyl]
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Limited quadruple vinyl LP pressing housed in a gatefold Stoughton "tip-on" jacket. From The Vault releases are distinguished from the more abundant Dick's Picks series in that Dick's Picks are "direct from the soundboard" recordings, while the From The Vault series were professionally recorded on multi-track tape and then mixed down (decades) later for release. Recorded live at the Capitol Theatre (Port Chester, NY) in 1971, this is the worldwide vinyl debut release of this seminal show featuring the 5 piece line-up of Pigpen, Garcia, Weir, Lesh, and Kruetzmann (Mickey Hart had temporarily left the band at that point), freshly remastered in 2014 by Joe Gastwirt for your pleasure. 20 classic songs on eight sides of wax, this show has previously only been available on CD; this is the first ever vinyl LP release!
Rapper Big Pooh - Words Paint Pictures Rapper Big Pooh - Words Paint Pictures
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Lao Tzu claimed that, “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Occasionally, the universe can also stir music from the chambers of the soul. These are the songs tattooed into our memories, torn from headlines and unsettling encounters, intense anthems of immediacy. Soul music. You can hear these eternal truths on Words Paint Pictures—Big Pooh’s debut release for Mello Music Group. Over seven songs and two remixes, the North Carolina MC captures the complex agonies of the human condition—specifically the black experience in America over the last several centuries. These are tales of racial profiling and corrupt politicians, reality TV distractions, thieving preachers and rapacious exploitation—all offset by tremendous strength. They are uniquely American stories, chronicling both the damned and hopeful. From bleak circumstances, a profoundly durable human spirit emerges.
Steve Grand - All American Boy Steve Grand - All American Boy
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Not long ago, Steve Grand was a little-known Chicago based singer-songwriter. That all changed in July of 2013, when his music video “All-American Boy” posted to YouTube. The song, about unrequited love between two men, went viral accumulating more than 3.5 million views. Grand has appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Now, CNN, TMZ Live and other national media. “All-American Boy” was included on Buzzfeed’s list of “24 Most Brilliant Music Videos from 2013.” Out Magazine named Grand on their “Out 100” list of the year’s most compelling LGBT people. Grand’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the All-American Boy album raised over $326,000 from nearly 5,000 backers and became the #3 most funded music project in Kickstarter’s history.
Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers
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Combining elements of modern and traditional death metal with 70’s prog rock and folk, originally Finnish progressive death metal outfit Barren Earth, no reinforced by Faroese native lead singer Jon Aldara, managed to build up an excellent reputation with only two albums. Their debut ‘Curse of the Red River’ (2010) and its follow-up ‘The Devil’s Resolve (2012) have already solidified the band as one of the most promising upcoming acts of the genre. Now Barren Earth are ready to reach another milestone in their career with the release of ‘On Lonely Towers’, which takes the band’s experimentation and heaviness to even further heights.
Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day Rising Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day Rising
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VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, Finland s No. 1 rock act, will release New Day Rising, the follow-up to 2013 s Nine Lives, via Spinefarm Records on March 24. This time, the brothers -Mikko, Kie & Jonne Von Hertzen-entered the studio, The Farm in Vancouver, with Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth GGGarth Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Rage Against The Machine, etc.), plus regular drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi and keyboard player Juha Kuoppala, and the result is their most ambitious release to date.
Vetiver - Complete Strangers Vetiver - Complete Strangers
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Complete Strangers marks the Easy Sound debut for Vetiver. Crafted once again with producer Thom Monahan, Complete Strangers is a stunning collection, at once beautiful and fragile, sweeping and delicate, haunted and hopeful. Current Carry is a soft-lit indie pop gem simultaneously reminiscent of 70s AM gold and startlingly current. Likewise, Loose Ends is a straight ahead power pop anthem sure to be welcomed by Vetiver fans new and old. Complete Strangers arrives March 24th.
Striking Matches - Nothing But The Silence Striking Matches - Nothing But The Silence
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STRIKING MATCHES is a guitar-wielding duo of Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis who also share vocals duties. While their debut album Nothing But The Silence fits in with today s commercial country scene, it also stands out from the rest of the pack with its driving rhythms and simple yet artful production. Helmed by super-producer T BONE BURNETT, the album is designed to showcase the compelling harmonies, honest lyrics and innovative guitar playing that makes them such a compelling live duo. That live aspect has allowed them to share stages not only with Nashville stars like Hunter Hayes and Vince Gill but also to wow non-country audiences, opening for artists like Train and John Hiatt. The album occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, pop, rock and blues, where all of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless appeal across genres and demos. They wrote or co-wrote all 11 songs and that songwriting has already been showcased extensively as they ve had no less than 9 songs performed on the ABC hit drama NASHVILLE including two that they perform on the album: When the Right One Comes Along and the first country radio single Hanging on a Lie.
Burning Love - Down So Long B/W Medicine Man [Vinyl Single] Burning Love - Down So Long B/W Medicine Man [Vinyl Single]
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Chic & Nile Rodgers - I'll Be There [Vinyl Single] Chic & Nile Rodgers - I'll Be There [Vinyl Single]
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Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of , Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated CHIC chart-topping pop hits like "Le Freak," sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times," and won CHIC nine Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations. His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie and Madonna have sold over 200 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Fueling four decades of pop anthems with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Rodgers' peerless influence is undeniable.
Thursday - Waiting: 15-Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition Thursday - Waiting: 15-Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition
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On December 7, 1999, the then-fledgling Eyeball Records released the debut album by New Jersey band called Thursday. Waiting, in itself, made modest waves during its initial release, but as the band prepared its follow-up—2001’s breakthrough Full Collapse—Thursday’s debut quickly became more of a herald than an introduction: This is the sound of a band in the middle of a discovery process that would eventually take them to legendary status around the world. Having officially gone out of print when Eyeball ceased operations, Waiting has been unavailable in physical, digital, and streaming formats since 2012. But this year, on the fifteenth anniversary of its release, Collect Records is finally giving this classic album the special deluxe edition reissue package it deserves. Waiting: The 15-Year Anniversary Edition features the original album remastered and repackaged with a die-cut sleeve, original liner notes, and a bonus 7” EP featuring previously unreleased demos from this period—including one never-before-released song.
Too Close To Touch - Nerve Endings Too Close To Touch - Nerve Endings
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Too Close To Touch are still in their infancy as a band, but the Lexington, Kentucky, quintet already have a clear understanding of the music they want to make and the message they hope to convey. Although their sound flows easily from alternative to theatrical rock to post-hardcore, one thing remains consistent from song to song: each one leaves an impact. For their Epitaph debut, Nerve Endings, Too Close To Touch have found the one thing many bands spend years searching for: balance. Dark and light. Soaring vocals and guttural screams. Dark lyrical content and pop-ready melodies. All combine to create a sound that is unique and exciting yet relatable. Taking cues from the 1975, Walk The Moon and the Neighbourhood, they’ve refined it to a look that’s mixes indie and classic cool, all while remaining 100-percent them.
Hot Water Music - 20th Anniversary Collection [Vinyl] Hot Water Music - 20th Anniversary Collection [Vinyl]
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4 LP, 20 Year retrospective of Hot Water Music's work to date.
While We're Young [Movie] - While We're Young [Soundtrack] While We're Young [Movie] - While We're Young [Soundtrack]
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While We're Young is Noah Baumbach's sparkling follow-up to his 2012 hit Frances Ha. No film has better captured the weird, upended logic of urban sophisticates: the older ones embrace their iPads and Netflix, the young ones crave vinyl records and vintage VHS tapes. The soundtrack is filled with classics such as Paul McCartney's "1985" or David Bowie's "Golden Years." The album also features an original score James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.
Various Artists - Classic American Ballads Various Artists - Classic American Ballads
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Born of the British ballad, its American offspring was the blank canvas for all type of tale, the more calami¬tous or scandalous, the better. Jesse James and Billy the Kid, train wrecks and hurricanes, the Titanic and Tom Dooley, fatal lovers’ quarrels and foiling the devil, all and more were normal fare, served up in a song. Classic American Ballads is 25 tracks of time-worn tragedy drawn from the deep fount of the Smithsonian Folkways archives. 74 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes and photos.
Disasterpeace - It Follows [Soundtrack] Disasterpeace - It Follows [Soundtrack]
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Humming House - Revelries Humming House - Revelries
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Woven together from diverse backgrounds (Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Irish music), their playground of musical exploration has something for everyone. Their debut record brought a whirlwind of press including features on NPR’s Live in Studio C and All Things Considered, Nashville’s Lightning 100 local spotlight, reviews in American Songwriter Magazine, and a Daytrotter session, and rotations on CMT Pure and Zuus Country, plus placements on FX's "Justified" and The CW's "Hart of Dixie". Having played over 150 dates, they are always touring nationwide with notable performances at Bristol Rhythm and Roots, the Americana Music Festival, the Cayamo Cruise, and SXSW. They have shared the festival stage with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dr. Dog, Justin Townes Earl, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Lyle Lovett, Ricky Skaggs, and Bruce Hornsby. Revelries is the band's latest release, featuring the tracks, "Great Divide" and "Run With Me", with Grammy Award-winning producers Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Chris Thile, Buddy Guy) and Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay),
Courage My Love - Becoming Courage My Love - Becoming
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Courage My love consists of twin sisters Mercedes Arn-Horn (vocals, guitar) and Phoenix Arn-Horn (drums. vocals) with their friend Brandon Lockwood (bass). They blend pop-punk, alternative metal to reach their unique sound. The band recieved a JUNO Award nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year , heavy video rotation on MuchMusic/MusiquePlus, more than 5 million YouTube views, being named as one of Alternative Press Magazine s 100 Bands You Need To Know and being asked to be on the full Vans Warped Tour 2014. Catch the band on tour this spring with platinum selling band "Hawthorne Heights".
The Echo Friendly - Love Panic [Vinyl] The Echo Friendly - Love Panic [Vinyl]
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Chances are you have something in common with the off and on couple behind The Echo Friendly... the heartsick band takes an unusually honest approach to the trials and tribulations of breaking up. The Echo Friendly are Jake Rabinbach (guitar, vocals) and Shannon Esper (vocals). Their debut album chronicles an often ambiguous friendship fraught with tension and second-guessing over the difficulty of staying close to someone with whom you used to be closer. And yet at its root is a bond forged over a love of music: for the ‘90s indie rock through which they found common ground; for Memphis, the home of rock-and-roll where they kindled their relationship and eventually recorded their album. “Same Mistakes,” a track from the LP that appeared on the first season of HBO’s Girls, has Rabinbach and Esper trading vocals as they chide themselves for reverting to old habits. There are infinite songs about relationships, but rarely do we come across an interplay of music and love as symbiotic–and unabashedly co-dependent–as it does in the work of The Echo Friendly.
Kirk Whalum - The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV Kirk Whalum - The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV
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Recorded live at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, NY, saxophonist Kirk Whalum elevates his award winning The Gospel According To Jazz series to a new level with a live-recorded double CD set featuring the best in Gospel Music, Contemporary Jazz and Urban music. This newest installment eloquently demonstrates the deep connections between Gospel and Jazz.
Strung Out - Transmission. Alpha. Delta Strung Out - Transmission. Alpha. Delta
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Transmission.Alpha.Delta is the latest blast from the undisputed champs of metal-laced punk-rock, Strung Out. True to form, the band continues to evolve their patented sound through 12 new tracks saturated with lightning fast riffs, clobbering rhythms, and fresh vocal melodies.
The Gentle Storm - The Diary The Gentle Storm - The Diary
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With a working relationship dating back to 1998, two of Holland’s finest musicians have united for a new project dubbed The Gentle Storm. Ayreon mastermind / multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen and vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen – who rose to fame with The Gathering – originally crossed paths in ’98 for Ayreon’s breakthrough third album, Into the Electric Castle. Now they’ve both established themselves as world renowned heavy metal/rock artists in the seventeen years since they first joined forces. Although their respective musical styles went in vastly different directions during that time, Arjen and Anneke retained a common ground that ultimately led to the creation of The Gentle Storm.
Fulgora - Stratagem Fulgora - Stratagem
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A name representing the female personification of lightning in Greek mythology, Fulgora is a shadowy grindcore/death collective featuring members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Together they concoct violent hymns of destruction fusing death/grind and hardcorish, vulturine vocal infiltrations.
Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Stellar Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Stellar
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‘Stellar,’ the new full-length album from German black metal visionaries Der Weg Einer Freiheit, delivers some of this decade’s finest melodic black metal. A vast and immersive album ‘Stellar’ delivers both fierce speed and burning intensity, as well as moving, deeply contemplative soundscapes. ‘Stellar’ is Der Weg Einer Freiheit’s tour-de-force, and a world-class, modern metal album.
Ben Goldberg - Orphic Machine Ben Goldberg - Orphic Machine
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On his new album, Orphic Machine, clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg creates his most beautiful and lyrical music to date. Goldberg’s songs, brought to exquisite life by vocalist Carla Kihlstedt, derive lyrics from an unlikely source: not poetry, but a book on “speculative poetics” by Goldberg’s former professor and MacArthur Fellow Allen Grossman.
Feufollet - Two Universes Feufollet - Two Universes
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Although Feufollet has often been hailed as the future of Cajun music, a more current assessment must admit that they are now the present of Cajun music. Once idolized at an early age for their precocious musicianship and sent all over the world as youthful emblems of Acadiana’s cultural resurgence, the members of Feufollet have, in the meantime, grown into the music as young adults.
Monokino - Fake Virtue Monokino - Fake Virtue
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Monokino (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) weaves ear-piercing synthesizers, angry guitar riffs and pounding drums with a highly-exceptional voice to produce futuristic sounding, awe-inspiring pop. In the course of a minute, you may hear Soft Cell, New Order, Kraftwerk and Cabaret Voltair. The band has toured extensively across China, the Netherlands, Canada and the USA and worked with producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) and Kristeen Young. Their brand new album ‘Fake Virtue’ has been critically acclaimed in multiple countries. Music video ‘New Kid’ has been unanimously praised for its quality and originality, and awarded Video of the Week at Stereogum.
Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire
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Over the course of its two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band’s recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers. Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt’s sixth album and first in five years, is a fresh take from a band intent on pushing themselves musically and sonically while maintaining the aesthetic that has defined not only them, but an entire generation of noisemakers.
Liturgy - The Ark Work Liturgy - The Ark Work
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Liturgy is a Brooklyn-based, self-styled “Transcendental Black Metal” band whose yearning, energetic music exists in an uncanny space between avant rock, black metal, fine art and shamanic ritual. Led by songwriter and conceptual architect Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, who is joined by guitarist Bernard Gann, bassist Tyler Dusenbury and drummer Greg Fox, the band exists as a 21st century total work of art (gesamtkunstwerk): activating divine potencies by means of music and culture even as it underscores the contradictions inherent in such a project during the internet era. Their third full length, The Ark Work, is a quantum leap forward, a radical change in sound that paradoxically sounds more like Liturgy than ever.
People Of The North - Era Of Manifestations [Vinyl] People Of The North - Era Of Manifestations [Vinyl]
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As People of the North, Oneida vets Bobby Matador (organ) and Kid Millions (drums) create cosmic improvised music performed with the intensity of a rock band. Their music is loud and distorted, anarchic to its core and imbued with a devotional spirit. The band’s new album, Era of Manifestations, is its most intense statement of purpose, and documents their impressive tonal and rhythmic interplay. The music oscillates between passages of extreme discord and stretches of seemingly spontaneous cohesion, the latter an indication of how intuitive their communication has become after 25 years of playing together. The album features Shahin Motia of Oneida on guitar and significant low-end contributions from Richard Hoffman of Sightings. Era of Manifestations is improvised music with bite, uncompromising and euphoric.
Darren Hanlon - Where Did You Come From ? Darren Hanlon - Where Did You Come From ?
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The story of Darren Hanlon’s first album in five years, Where Did You Come From?, spans two continents and a whole lot of miles traveled, resulting in his most resplendent musical effort yet—the songs reaching new levels of maturity without ever losing his trademark lyrical charm and twinkling eye. Making it involved an unplanned and sometimes perilous lope through the American South, through various cities, towns and recording studios.
Andy Gabbard - Fluff Andy Gabbard - Fluff
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Brimming with creativity, “Fluff” is the debut album from singer-songwriter Andy Gabbard (Buffalo Killers). This is “Modern Grunge Fuzz Pop with 60’s aura”. On “Fluff” you can hear the deeply-solid effects of the grunge genre and mid-90’s ‘alternative music’ in a sonic gestalt. Exhibiting characteristics of fairly recent genres, as well as some classics that surrounded him during his youth, the album breaks barriers of seemingly comfortable, unthreatening music cultivating a physical embodiment of Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, latter Beatles and even Brian Wilson!
Loons - Inside Out Your Mind Loons - Inside Out Your Mind
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With INSIDE OUT YOUR MIND the Loons have created their most compelling and original album to date. Once described as “a perfect pairing of Love-influenced garage-psych and British underground in the mould of the Pretty Things”, the Loons are Mike Stax of Ugly Things Magazine, Anja Stax on bass, Marc Schroeder and Chris Marsteller on guitar, and Mike Kamoo on drums and production.
Clark - Flame Rave EP [Vinyl] Clark - Flame Rave EP [Vinyl]
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Flame Rave is the follow up EP to 2014’s eponymous album Clark featuring two new songs and overhauled versions of Clark highlights “Unfurla” and “Winter Linn”. The release is timed to coincide with Clark’s biggest North American headline tour to date this spring. Starting in late March, Clark takes to the road with Nosaj thing on 21-dates across the US and Canada including stops at Movement Detroit and Big Ears Knoxville.
Lonelady - Hinterland Lonelady - Hinterland
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LoneLady (aka Julie Campell) ‘s Hinterland (literally ''the country behind'' in German) conjures impressions of decayed Manchester outskirts and reclusive inner landscapes as Campbell continues her fascination with the post-industrial ruinscape. At its core beats an uncomplicated drum machine rhythm and synthetic percussion that recalls fractured memories of minimal wave and even early techno and dance, dynamically spliced through with Campbell's intricate, choppy and propulsive guitar playing. Campbell: “It’s channelling Parliament/Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, Rufus, Prince, Arthur Russell…among others. A strange - but nonetheless real - meeting of funk and…me from Audenshaw, Manchester.” The album is underpinned by an urgent post-punk sensibility, as Campbell describes it - “an inescapablycement-coloured North of England psyche.”
Oscar - Daffodil Days [Vinyl Single] Oscar - Daffodil Days [Vinyl Single]
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Oscar unexpectedly whipped the blogs into a frenzy in April 2013 with his self-released, Never Told You. Pitchfork bestowed Best New Music, The Guardian tagged him as a Band Of The Day and the NME took note - all whilst he was still in college. Upon graduating, Oscar followed up by releasing his 146b EP, which continued to garner praise with raves from Stereogum, Impose and extensive play from BBC 6 Music for multiple tracks. Wichita Recordings will release Oscar’s debut album later this year after a handful of singles - Daffodil Days being the first. The track was premiered online via The Fader in January and was quickly covered via 40+ blogs including Stereogum, NME, Fake DIY, drowned in Sound and The Line of Best Fit. A video for Daffodil Days will be premiered in March to coincide with street date and UK festival plays.
Nocturnus - The Key [Reissue] Nocturnus - The Key [Reissue]
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