Of course, the worm has turned in the other direction in the last five to ten years, and now we're actually being treated to more visual and tangible delights than we have Samolians to shell out for.
Jawbox's odds and sods double album makes a good case in point. My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents was originally released in only in a compact disk iteration. While any Jawbox fan worth their salt already owns this collection, they have a real incentive to obtain it again, as Arctic Rodeo Records out of Hamburg, Germany have done a marvelous job of repackaging it as a colored vinyl, double LP set. The other is text only, spelling out a thorough discography and gigography.
Last but not least, Arctic Rodeo's reissue contains an extra track, a cover of Tori Amos' "Cornflake Girl," which first appeared as a hidden track on the CD version of Jawbox's self-titled parting album.
Perhaps it's not realistic to encourage those uninitiated with Jawbox's smart, tuneful post-hardcore incisiveness to delve in with such a tricked-out package as this, yet Scrapbook touches on all phases of their tenure. Posted by spavid at PM 4 comments:.
I just had a particular thought prior to writing this. Had vinyl not taken it's steep and steady decline in the '80s and '90s in favor of CDs, we would have potentially been treated to an array of spectacular LP jacket gatefolds and ingenious packaging. Of course, the worm has turned in the other direction in the last five to ten years, and now we're actually being treated to more visual and tangible delights than we have Samolians to shell out for.
Jawbox's odds and sods double album makes a good case in point. My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents was originally released in only in a compact disk iteration. While any Jawbox fan Ghost Cycle: Ghost Dad - Zonaea - Apocalypse Beach (Vinyl) their salt already owns this collection, they have a real incentive to obtain it again, as Arctic Rodeo Records out of Hamburg, Germany have done a marvelous job of repackaging it as a colored vinyl, double LP set.
The other is text only, spelling out a thorough discography and gigography. Last but not least, Arctic Rodeo's reissue contains an extra track, a cover of Tori Amos' "Cornflake Girl," which first appeared as a hidden track on the CD version of Jawbox's self-titled parting album.
Perhaps it's not realistic to encourage those uninitiated with Jawbox's smart, tuneful post-hardcore incisiveness to delve in with such a tricked-out package as this, yet Scrapbook touches on all phases of their tenure. Essentially divided into four quadrants, the records make a case for this D. BTW, several years ago I posted an unofficial "sequel" to My Scrapbook of Fatal Accidents, prepared by a fan containing a whole 'nother set of non-LP and live Jawbox goodies that's yours for the taking here.
As the phrase goes, they come in twos. It's a new Zonaea record, in stunning splatter on clear wax no less. They're as noisenik and mathy as ever, and they've got a truckload of unwieldy dynamics to prove it. Apocalypse Beach is available physically in an extremely limited edition of copies, and it actually comes in a more colorful sleeve than what I've depicted. It can be obtained through their Bandcamp hovel, and if vinyl isn't your bag, there's a name your price download option as well.
Posted by spavid at PM 1 comment:. Posted by spavid at PM 7 comments:. Tuesday, March 24, Hiatus. Will be back by the end of the week. Be good. Posted by spavid at PM 2 comments:. A retrospective spanning from an unheralded Boston post-punk act and it's not Mission of Burma. Iron and Wine - Archive Series, Vol. Saturday, March 21, Re-ups for March. Here's the latest, based mostly on your requests. Lots of the Mitch Easter productions are revivedbtw. Mod Lang - Where Your Heart ep. A Picture Made - Past ep.
Right as Rain - ep. Shaking Hands - No Laughing Matter ep. Helen Keller Plaid - Din. Mood Paint - tape. Humidifier - Gazer ep. Pond - Rock Collection. The Few - ep. Includes 12" booklet. In the spring of Cigarettes After Sex recorded their first EP over the course of a single night in the stairway of a four story building. Since then they have become a viral phenomenon, generating over a hundred million views on YouTube for their exquisitely yearning, graceful pop noir.
Their self-titled debut album arrives on June 9, on Partisan Records. As the band's name suggests, it's reminiscent of lying in bed, but its ambient qualities don't prevent it from being music you can dance to. FLASH TRULY DENY CHEAT Includes digital download.
Two worlds have collided, and what glorious and odd worlds they are. Their efforts thus far have spawned the upcoming, full-length release called Monolith of Phobos. LP download includes 6 digital-only bonus tracks, in addition to the full album download.
CRAZY This full-length, their sixth, in 45 years as a band, truly exemplifies how incredible and how special this band is. One would assume that this is the last full-length that we will see from these legends; and a fitting one it is indeed.
Vinyl pressed on gram vinyl. REAL SPY UGLY Comes with a gatefold package, with inter-change-able fron cover to create two different artworks. SPIES YES TALK LOW EARTH OZEAN FIRE MIND Features Pharaoh Sanders. Spiritual free-jazz and new age with classical, Eastern, post-bop and gospel influences. Upon returning to the States, she joined vibraphonist Terry Gibbs' group and eventually shared a bill with the John Coltrane Quartet.
Featuring Pharoah Sanders. In The Wire's " Records That Set the World on Fire," David Toop writes, "[Universal Consciousness] clearly connects to other dyspeptic jazz traditions - the organ trio, the soloists with strings - yet volleys them into outer space, ancient Egypt, the Ganges, the great beyond.
Her lack of constraint was dimly regarded by adherents of '70s jazz and its masculine orthodoxies, yet ALICE deserved better credit for virtuosity, originality, and the sheer will power needed to realize her vision.
LP Jazz. NAIMA KRULL THAW Heralded as the best Converge record ever, this is the vinyl version of the Epitaph CD.
OMAHA JONES If there is one record that best represents the legendary Cramps at the height of their power, it has to be this one. Limited foil-numbered editions of 1, gram black vinyl and 2, gram uranium yellow vinyl manufactured for pristine sound at Quality Record Pressings. TV SET Led by husband and wife team Lux Interior and Poison Ivy, this garage "psychobilly" band incorporated a unique flair for fusing camp, Link Wray-inspired riffs, B-movies, and bizarre performances.
Now, the red cover is avalable again with the opaque red vinyl copies. The classic black cover corresponds to the gram black vinyl copies. The band produced the album as well, resulting in a much cleaner sound than previous work. Psychedelic Jungle's slower tunes create an even spookier sound than ever before. Limited foil-numbered editions of 1, gram black vinyl and 1, gram goo goo muck green vinyl manufactured for pristine sound at Quality Record Pressings. All tracks have been remastered from the original tapes by Shel Talmy, and given fresh stereo mixes where previously unavailable.
New essays by Dean Rudland and Alec Palao tell the band's story and dive into their complete studio sessions.
Also includes four tracks by pre-Creation freakbeat quartet the Mark Four, making Action Painting the definitive collection of this legendary UK band. LODI Produced by Phil Anselmo. Crowbar always deliver the heaviest music possible with meaningful lyrics and somehow melodic yet extremely aggressive vocals, and this album is definitely no exception.
Limited to copies on gram white vinyl. INTRO Limited to copies on gram blue vinyl. BIRDS Faith is the third studio album by English rock band The Cure, originally released on April 14, DOUBT HIGH The Head on the Door was depicted by the Melody Maker as "a collection of pop songs. In the UK, it quickly became their most successful album to date, climbing at Number 7 in the albums chart.
The album is the first to feature drummer Boris Williams. Bassist Simon Gallup, who had previously worked on three major Cure albums of the early 80's, was called back before the recording.
Inthe band became a quintet with instrumentalist Porl Thompson as fifth official member. The Head on the Door is the first Cure album where all the songs are composed by singer and guitarist Robert Smith only.
PUSH SCREW CATCH Pornography is the fourth studio album by English rock band The Cure, originally released on May 4, While poorly received by critics at the time of release, Pornography was their most popular album to date, reaching No. Pornography has since gone on to gain acclaim from critics, and is now considered an important milestone in the development of the gothic rock genre. The band has performed the album live in its entirety as part of the Trilogy concerts. COLD Three Imaginary Boys is the debut studio album by English rock band the Cure, originally released on May 8, Dre, Cypress Hill introduced their hazy-eyed sound to the world on their self-titled debut and things have never quite been the same since.
PIGS WDPK FRESH ALIVE Machine Gun Etiquette is the third album by seminal punk-rock group The Damned, and the first one without guitarist Brian James. As their original release helped define the still vague punk generation, and became part of the soundtrack of the summer of hatethis stunning release helped define the post-punk genre. Its multilayered songs incorporate ideas from a variety of movements and musical styles and then place them over simple and complex deliveries.
Much wider in its perspective than The Damned's first two releases, Machine Gun Etiquette marks a defining moment in the evolution of underground music.
It delivers a pleasurable listening experience that furthers one's appreciation of this deep, excellent, and genre-defying band. COBRA JO-JO JILLI MOVE JERU BUDO Mastered from the original master tapes, these audiophile editions join the ranks of eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic treatment by Mobile Fidelity. Originally released inLeprosy was a pioneering album, building upon the thrash sounds of Metallica and Slayer but adding a previously unheard level of raw extremity.
These songs are the roots of an entire genre: death metal. While this was only the second record Death released, it immediately cemented them as heavy metal icons. Meticulous care has been put into this reissue. The entire album, as well as the bonus material, has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches Mastodon, Nile, etc.
Reissue of the album. This album was the last to feature the original lineup, as Tony Wakeford left the group shortly after. Limited foil-numbered editions of 1, gram black vinyl and 1, gram opaque blue vinyl copies. Now on sell hold. Also includes a DVD collection of Deftones music videos and exlusive live and behind-the-scenes footage.
Back in print! ELITE KOREA IT MEK RADIO RIDE COLA YAYO ANNIE Written and recorded during the downtime between a relentless touring schedule, Another One is an eight-track release that expands the arsenal of Mac's already impressive catalog, showing the maturity of Mac's progression as songwriter. From the beginning of their career Depeche Mode have been at the forefront of remix culture; creating their own classic extended mixes back in the early 80s and over the years amassing a collection of remixers of their songs that pretty much charts the history of cutting edge dance music.
Rooted in the U. These electro-pop superstars loomed as large as cult heroes as they did as commercial heavies, and their wealth of singles and signature tracks ranged from energetic dance grooves to dramatic, moody, and industrial-tinged masterpieces. Depeche's originality of vision weathered personnel shifts and personal turmoil, influencing modern rock and synth-pop on a global level.
JUDAS RUSH WE Contains original versions of classic songs like "Mongoloid" and "Jocko Homo". Recorded on various four-track machines and in tiny studios, basements and garages between This defines DEVO's clear vision early on. ONO BUDGE LOSE HOPE RED HORSE Out to Lunch stands as Eric Dolphy's magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era.
Its rhythmic complexity was perhaps unrivaled since Dave Brubeck's Time Out, and its five Dolphy originals -- the jarring Monk tribute 'Hat and Beard,' the aptly titled 'Something Sweet, Something Tender,' the weirdly jaunty flute showcase 'Gazzelloni,' the militaristic title track, the drunken lurch of 'Straight Up and Down' -- were a perfect balance of structured frameworks, carefully calibrated timbres, and generous individual freedom.
WOMAN HYPE VIEWS ROAD HORN KNOW CRUEL BURN PO' BOY HENRY It is the first Eagles album without the appearance of their founding member Bernie Leadonand their first album with guitaris Joe Walsh. The addition of another axe, together with the extra vocals makes for a more proggy, psychedelic affair than their previous 'Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light' dispatch, to these ears at least.
Long, undulating and dense tracks float Ghost Cycle: Ghost Dad - Zonaea - Apocalypse Beach (Vinyl) psychedelic passages and progressive rock without missing a beat; adventurous and unpredictable songs are Ghost Cycle: Ghost Dad - Zonaea - Apocalypse Beach (Vinyl) by hypnotic jams, all colored by the tendency toward melody and dynamism that has become the band's hallmark. In keeping with their motto of expanding and expanding upon their repertoire, guest musicians Mike Risberg and Michael Samos joined the core three in the studio to add extra guitar, keys and pedal steel, adding vibrancy and lushness to the album.
In all regards, Reflections shows a band with a clear vision honing their skills with every year. Colored vinyl, with download code. Dopethrone, along with "Come My Fanatics" is often cited as Electric Wizard's seminal release and the highpoint of their career. Includes a bonus track "Mind Transferral". Reviews have described it as "some of the absolute slowest, heaviest doom imaginable" and have said "it may well be the finest record to emerge from the whole British stoner-rock scene".
On this album, Electric Wizard's very slow, heavy and psychedelic sound was at its most abrasive and aggressive. Fueled by strong emotion and the harder sounds of late-'60s Detroit, the remodeled lineup - isolated by choice, giant stacks glowing red - set about crafting an eighth studio album to both rival and exceed the milestone recordings of the past, with Buckingham keeping things suitably monolithic and the band generally looking back to some of their earliest influences.
Toerag Studios in London was once again charged with capturing "The Sound," and encouragingly words like "raw", "hateful" and "sickeningly heavy" are being traded.
Founding member Jus Oborn said the following: "All of our albums in the past have had a theme - revenge, drugs, black magick - and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle - it was inevitable, but we had to do it.
We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger. This six-track, all-analogue affair is the follow up to 's 'Time To Die'. Reissued on RED vinyl, with a digital download coupon. PAST SPOKE On November 17, Astralwerks will release a single LP vinyl reissue the original album.
Baduizm's success earned Erykah Badu popularity at the time and helped establish her as one of the emerging neo soul genre's leading artists. DRAMA WOO It's introverted glitter, violence against the state, obsessive desire; it stomps on convention, shreds constitutions, clobbers pre-conceived notions of what a record can be.
Yes, that's right: a single-person performance by I F Svenonius-recognized by Performer Magazine as the "greatest performer on the planet" - Introduction to Escapeism is a bite into a one-banana bunch. In July ofthe most obscure record of Spanish punk band Eskorbuto's discography was released.
Time had already hardened them and their attitude was plain, above all they were "anti-everything. It is a great opportunity to once again taste the subtle shades of exasperation that hang around the grooves of the bitterest record from the bitterest band. Eskorbuto inoculates in the listener, harder than ever, the rage and the nihilism of which they were keen transmitters.
It was their most ambitious project, a double LP rock opera in the vein of Quadrophenia by their beloved legends The Who. Los demenciales chicos acelerados tells the story of an unscrupulous young man who wishes to achieve power at all costs and steps over everyone and everything for political ends, only to be betrayed by everyone around him. Hence lines such as "crowds are a nuisance," "I'll come unscathed out of the attacks planned by my image consultant," or "shouting in front of the scum.
In band members Jess "Iosu" Expsito and Juan Mara "Juanma" Suarez narrated the album's concept and story on a radio euskadi show, the basque country's public broadcaster, making clear the conceptual attack on any kind of dictatorial political regime. When they joined forces for this session, they sounded fantastically with piano and jazz falling together into a pool of streaming improvisation on mostly slow-tempo pieces. The pair hit such a high mark with this recording that it reaches the intellect and the emotions at precisely the same instant.
PETAL All the songs have been remastered from their original versions and come housed in a gatefold sleeve. It was created in Februarywhen we traded Memphis misery for a week of California sunshine. Negative Growth is a nine-track nightmare, a death trip in the crystal ship.
The institution known as In The Red Records will do the honors. The Hollywood Heat Seeker takes ten years Ghost Cycle: Ghost Dad - Zonaea - Apocalypse Beach (Vinyl) your life. Buzzcocks-style great rock album. YOPS DOLE Q Fourth side is an etching. With 10 bonus tracks. T SUX SMOKE LAUFT Pleasure, Feist's 4th LP, is an exploration into emotional limits - Loneliness, private ritual, secrets, shame, mounting pressures, disconnect, tenderness, rejection, care and the lack thereof.
It is a dense, heartwrenching album that pushes the boundaries of the singer-songwriter genre. It was produced by Feist, Mocky, and Renaud Letang.
It covers the period of the band's greatest commercial success, from the mids to the late s. These songs, recorded after the departure of band leader Peter Green and the release of their fourth album, "Kiln House" show a broadening of the band's use of blues into other contexts with new musical influences.
Fleetwood Mac continues today as one of the most enduring and successful rock bands in history. GYPSY SARA TUSK JUDE Heavily informed by the heritage of the ancient music of the Andes, the band has learned to integrate this influence with contemporary sounds of their times, creating a rich yet minimal atmosphere.
III is a four-part minimal sound voyage in which you can hear Fage developing into something more upbeat, obscure, and sharp, yet even simpler in terms of elements.
PIURE Foxing released their debut full length The Albatross at the end ofto both fan and critical praise. The last 18 months has seen band have go from DIY shows to touring the world alongside Brand New, Mewithoutyou, Modern Baseball, Tigers Jaw and building a sizeable fan base along the way. Taking a short break from the road in early the band headed into the studio with Matt Baylees Minus The Bear, Mastodon, Caspian to record their sophomore effort.
The end result, Dealer, is an incredible piece of art that feels honest and true, emotionally resonant at its core and brutally honest in its lyrics. Fans are eagerly awaiting new music from Foxing. WEAVE CODA Numbered edition of 4, THINK Brian Sella's confident heartfelt vocals that will have you laughing one minute, crying the next and then maybe pumping your fist and singing along when you least suspect it. Talon of the Hawk rocks harder than their debut and it is more complex in both subject matter and arrangements.
Once this sucker gets it's claws in, you're going to soar. PEACH MAPS BY YOU GREED They're heavy rock lifers-three California-bred dudes who have been refining their riffs and getting weird together since high school which wasn't that long ago, actually. If you are not already aware of Segall, well, what's up? He's one of garage rock's most prolific sons.
He said he was going to take it easy this year, but by the time you finish reading this, the onesheet for his next record will have already arrived in your inbox. Way back in the early '00s, all three played in the Epsilons. Fuzz was formed a couple years ago as a collaboration between Segall and Moothart, but only recently did the pair have sufficient time to guide the band out of side-project limbo and into a recording studio.
Around the time of the latter, Cosio joined on bass. RAISE Includes bonus tracks. CATCH 23 Also includes CD. KATE WORK ZONIN' Capturing a true sense of exploration, Hypnophobia combines Gardners newfound love of travel with his continued passion for collecting and playing vintage instruments.
A stunning exhibit of lush instrumental tracks as well as songs that boast lyrics worthy of any great pop number, the record features a Wurlitzer electric piano that was purchased on tour, waltzing alongside mellotrons, harpsichords, an Optigan, and an antique Steinway upright piano sold to Gardner by a local church.
HOWL MAE Upon its initial release, Liquid Swords received critical acclaim for its complex lyricism and hypnotic musical style. Over the years, its recognition has grown, with a number of famous publishers proclaiming it as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. Continuing with its Respect The Classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing the classic back on vinyl for its 20th anniversary.
GOLD HE IS It's smooth and swinging without losing any of his patented power. Produced by Quincy Jones, and featuring piano and arrangements from Argentinian master Lalo Schifrin, Gillespie shines here alongside underrated reed man Leo Wright. A great early 60s Dizzy group absolutely slaying live to a receptive audience. BIGOT TOLL Announcing the first new recordings by Godspeed You!
Black Emperor in a decade. Featuring two twenty-minute slabs of epic instrumental rock music and two six-and-a-half minute drones, Allelujah!
Don't Bend! Having emerged from hiatus at the end ofGYBE undeniably picked up right where they left off, immediately recapturing the sound and material that had fallen dormant in and driving it forward with every show of their extensive touring over the last 18 months.
The new album presents the fruits of that labour: evolved and definitive versions of two huge new compositions previously known to fans as "Albanian" and "Gamelan", now properly titled as "Mladic" and "We Drift Like Worried Fire" respectively.
Accompanied by the new drones stitched into the album sequence on CD, cut separately on their own 7" for the LP versionGYBE have offered up a fifth album that is absolutely as vital, Ghost Cycle: Ghost Dad - Zonaea - Apocalypse Beach (Vinyl), virulent, honest and heavy as anything in their discography. ABRAM FOLD SALT WASTE DECOY LISA PUNK M1A1 STYLO LOSER DRUMS DEAL GOODE CHUMP SHE Their songwriting is in top form, and this lo- fi garage band delivers some seriously catchy tunes.
Includes digital download card. ROW During the final month of the tour, in Decemberthe band travelled to Japan for the final Pacific Leg of the tour, and on 7th December performed at the Nakano Sun Plaza Hall in Tokyo.
This deluxe LP release contains the entire show recorded that night for broadcast. The show is a dynamic and powerful performance that, for a band who had played almost every night for the best part of a year and a half, is quite a staggering achievement and remains testament to the early promise of Guns N Roses. Double Lp in gatefold sleeve. An excellent blues album from two masters in blues! NERVE For their second full-length record, this San Jose, CA based post-punk trio recorded with producer Jack Shirley to capture their alternately desperate and introspective sound.
PLAN By far one of the most outrageous performers of the early years of rock, prone to Ghost Cycle: Ghost Dad - Zonaea - Apocalypse Beach (Vinyl) from coffins on stage, with a flaming skull named Henry as his constant companion, Screamin' Jay was an insanely theatrical figure long before it was even remotely acceptable. Reissued here on gram vinyl; Includes download code. Electric Tepee is the seventeenth studio album by the English space rock group Hawkwind, released in It spent one week on the UK albums chart at LSD EXP JAM NOT U SO SHE The Exister follow-up collects 12 tracks, all of which were produced by Hot Water Music - a duty they prided themselves on and didn't take lightly.
Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl. Originally recorded from Pressed on limited colored vinyl. EVIL BLUES SLUTS WHY US NOISE SHOTS Fronted by singer-songwriter Aimee Allen, the Los-Angeles based ska band began working with Armstrong on his popular Tim Timebomb series of singles.
Steeped in ska, reggae, and punk, Allen and the Interrupters bring a sly sense of humor to their music and lyrics on songs like "White Noise" and "Liberty". With extensive national touring planned behind the new album, the Interrupters will be bringing their brand of noise to a waiting world this summer.
SUPER 8 In their short career, along with the Sex Pistols, The Clash, and Buzzcocks, they influenced a generation with their music, style, politics and inspiration.
Now available on newly remastered heavyweight vinyl.
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