Cage THE ELEPHANT is a Bowling Green, Kentucky-based five piece band consisting of Matt Shultz (vocals), his brother Brad (guitar) and their friends Daniel Titchenor (bass), Lincoln Parish (guitar) and Jared Champion (drums). Matt, Brad and Daniel grew up on an alternative religious commune started by their ex-hippie parents. Pop music was strictly forbidden so their discovery of key punk and rock influences was covert and somewhat recent. The essence of Jimi Hendrix, Green Day, White Stripes and Kings of Leon, among others, fuels Cage's libertine, over-the-top rock explosions. Appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and a tour with Queens of the Stone Age provided the band with critical early live exposure. They then relocated to the UK for a period of time, where their debut self-titled album was released in mid-2008. It has sold over 40, 000 copies to date in the UK, driven by a Top 40 charting single and extensive touring there, including memorable performances at sold-out Reading and Leeds festivals. Cage the Elephant now returns to the land of their origin, exultant, intemperate, and ready to conquer.
Panic at the Disco's sophomore album Pretty. Odd (2008) was recorded at Las Vegas' Studio at the Palms, with additional production and mixing at the world-renowned Abbey Road Studios in London. Produced by Grammy and Emmy Award-nominated arranger/composer Rob Mathes, the album found Panic At The Discoembracing a melodic, classic rock-inspired aesthetic while still maintaining the visionary pop modernism that made their 2005 debut A Fever You Can't Sweat Out among the new millennium's most popular and successful releases. Debuting at No. 2 on the on Billboard 200, Pretty. Odd earned a veritable ream of critical acclaim withSpinawarding the set four stars, noting that PATD "have stepped up their songwriting skills to create a dazzling album that is both blindingly bright and optimistically beautiful," while the New York Times called it "A brave change...the magnum opus of a talented band."
Remastered Titles Presented on 180g Audiophile Quality Vinyl with Original Artwork and Packaging
Originally issued in 1989,Mothers Milkis the fourth full-length album from theRed Hot Chili Peppersand the band's last for EMI before moving to Warner Bros. The classic 13-song set marked RHCP's first with 18-year old guitar prodigy John Frusciante and drummer Chad Smith following the tragic drug overdose of Hillel Slovak and departure of Jack Irons. Produced byMichael Beinhornwho had helmed the group's previous albumThe Uplift Mofo Party Plan(1987),Mothers Milkfinds what would become known as the group's definitive line-up carving out the accessible punk-funk sound that would lead to the band's true breakthrough in 1991 with masterworkBlood Sugar Sex Magik. In addition to the band's famous take on Stevie Wonder's "Higher Ground,"Mothers Milkis home to the charting singles "Knock Me Down" and "Taste the Pain."
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album by English rock band The Cure, recorded at Morgan Studio and released on 22 April 1980. Seventeen Seconds established the group's gloomy sound that would continue until 1982's Pornography. It is the only Cure album to feature keyboardist Matthieu Hartley. Inspiration was very high for the album, as Robert Smith wrote the lyrics and music for most of the record on just two occasions. Most of the music was composed by Smith in his parents' home, on a Hammond organ with a built-in tape recorder. Interviewed in 2004, producer Mike Hedges does not recall any demo tracks, with the band generally playing the track in the studio before laying down a backing track to which overdubs were added. Two members of The Magazine Spies, bass guitarist Simon Gallup and keyboardist Matthieu Hartley, were added to the band's lineup. Gallup replaced Michael Dempsey, which relieved Smith as he felt Dempsey's basslines were too ornate and that they weren't getting on socially. Hartley's synth work added a new dimension to the band's newly ethereal sound, although Smith and he clashed over complexity (Hartley enjoyed complex chords; Smith wanted single notes).
Double vinyl LP pressing. Includes poster. Once Twice Melody is the eighth studio album by Beach House. It is a double album, featuring 18 songs presented in 4 chapters. Across these songs, many types of style and song structures can be heard. Songs without drums, songs centered around acoustic guitar, mostly electronic songs with no guitar, wandering and repetitive melodies, songs built around the string sections. In addition to new sounds, many of the drum machines, organs, keyboards and tones that listeners may associate with previous Beach House records remain present throughout many of the compositions. The writing and recording of Once Twice Melody began in 2018 and was completed in July of 2021. Most of the songs were created during this time, though a few date back over the previous 10 years. Most of the recording was done at Apple Orchard Studio in Baltimore. Once Twice Melody was mixed largely by Alan Moulder but a few tracks were also mixed by Caesar Edmunds, Trevor Spencer, and Dave Fridmann.
Import LP pressing. Winners of 2017's Best British Group at the BRIT Awards, The 1975 release their 3rd album 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.' The album is a follow up to 'I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it,' which charted at Number 1 on both sides of the Atlantic going Platinum in the UK in the process. With 3 Top 40 tracks already from this album in the bag in the UK, including the singles Give Yourself A Try and TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME anticipation for the album is at an all time high. So high in fact that when the band launched Give Yourself A Try at Hottest Record With Annie Mac the fanbase crashed BBC iPlayer and the BBC Radio 1 website.
Legacy Recordings is pleased to announce that they will be reissuing five classic titles from the core catalog of Incubus, the American rock band from Calabasas, California who fused funk, rap, metal, techno, jazz and hip-hop into an upbeat new music for the emerging 21st century. Each title will be issued on 180g 2LP including: S.C.I.E.N.C.E.(1997); Make Yourself (1999); Morning View (2001); A Crow Left of the Murder (2004); and Light Grenades (2006).
Vocalist and percussionist Brandon Boyd and drummer Jose Pasillas went to elementary school together in Calabasas, CA. In middle school, they met guitarist Mike Einziger; then, in high school, the trio became friends with bassist Alex Katunich. In 1991, in the 10th grade, the four friends decided to form a band simply because they loved music, from Primus and Rage Against the Machine to Ella Fitzgerald and Santana to Steve Vai and Iron Maiden.
In 1995, DJ Lyfe saw Incubus play live and asked if they would be interested in using some of his hip hop tracks. Lyfe joined full-time after one rehearsal. “We didn’t want the turntable to sound like somebody scratching a snare drum, like it sounds on a lot of rap records,” explains Mike. “We wanted it to be more of an instrument with its own sounds, like that of a keyboard player or another guitar player.” “As a rapper, Lyfe is very rooted in hip-hop,” adds Brandon. “But since he learned to spin discs with a live band, Incubus, rather than with pre-recorded music, he’s got a different approach.” Originally issued in October of 1999, Make Yourself is the third album overall and second major label release from Incubus, following 1997's S.C.I.E.N.C.E.and 1995's independently releasedFungus Amongus. Produced by Scott Litt and featuring the charting hit singles "Drive," "Pardon Me," and "Stellar." Appearing on vinyl for the very first time! "When we recorded and released our first album S.C.I.E.N.C.E., we were but wee lads overflowing with enthusiasm and energy. We'd never really toured, we'd never had an audience other than our family and friends. We ended up touring around America and Europe quite relentlessly for over two years in search of... rock and roll? By the time we sputtered, coughed and crawled our way home we were exhausted. But strangely inspired. We began writing songs for what became our sophomore effort, Make Yourself. An album that when finished, evoked a kind of head scratching reaction out of us. "Being that we had unintentionally helped define a new sub-genre of music with the previous one. It seemed almost counterintuitive that we had just written a rock and roll album filled with melody, restraint, thoughtfulness (both musically and lyrically), and God forbid...singles! Make Yourself was met with trepidation by our newfound listeners. We had flipped the switch on them. Pulled the old switcheroo. We even got nervous at certain points that perhaps we had made a mistake in trusting those instincts to keep moving in this more 'song' oriented direction. But a few months after its release, things began slowly arcing towards success...In the end, our creative instincts had pointed us in the right direction. It was a meandering compass, but a good one." - Brandon Boyd
LP1 1. Privilege 2. Nowhere Fast 3. Consequence 4. The Warmth 5. When It Comes 6. Stellar
LP2 1. Make Yourself 2. Drive 3. Clean 4. Battlestar Scralatchtica 5. I Miss You 6. Pardon Me 7. Out from Under
Florence Welch, an art-school dropout from South London, first gained fame at home with two bombastic singles; "Kiss With A Fist" and "Dog Days Are Over." Not two years after she was discovered while singing Etta James in a club bathroom, she was awarded the 2009 Brit Awards Critics' Choice. She found herself wowing attendee's with her incredible live performance and her now legendary set of pipes.
Her debut album is co-produced by Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Maximo Park), James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Last Shadow Puppets) and Steve Mackay (PULP, M.I.A), and has already amassed a hefty amount of critical acclaim in the UK.Lungsis made of harps, choirs, drums, quartets, strange electronic wailing, while incorporating countless other instruments and emotions along the way.
The songs are full of Gothic imagery and fairytale flights of fantasy. Her seven-piece band includes long-term collaborators; Rob Ackroyd (guitar), Chris Hayden (drums), Isabella Summers (keyboards) and Tom Monger (harp).Lungswas nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize as one of the 12 best albums to be released in the UK this year.
Florence And The MachineLungsTrack Listing
1. Dog Days Are Over 2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) 3. I’m Not Calling You A Liar 4. Howl 5. Kiss With A Fist 6. Girl With One Eye 7. Drumming Song 8. Between Two Lungs 9. Cosmic Love 10. My Boy Builds Coffins 11. Hurricane Drunk 12. Blinding
Their prospects dangerously over-inflated by pundits who often hailed their debut as nothing short of rock-messianic, New York City'sStrokesgot a lesson in cynical rock-press dynamics when their biz-troubled, if similarly toned, 2003 sophomore set was dutifully dismissed as the proverbial sophomore slump. A lesser band might have been chastened by the experience; this one responded with a third album that positively bristles with energetic challenges. Revolving around a loose concept that allows songwriter/frontmanJulian Casablancasto adopt a viewpoint that's as detached as it is world-weary and bemused, it's a record that quickly trades the often precious production conceits of its forebears for a muscular confidence that's notable from the infectious, back-to-the-80s opener 'You Only Live Once' to its perfect bookend 'Red Light.'
That often inviting sonic remodeling may come in part fromBangles/Sublime/Sugar RayproducerDavid Kahne(who replaces previous collaboratorGordon Raphaelon all but a handful of cuts), but the band clearly has expansiveness on its mind, from a running length nearly twice its predecessors to such stylistic excursions as the cinematic, back-to-the-future riffing of the single 'Juicebox,' the spare, electro-baroque moodiness of 'Ask Me Anything,' and the dense, surprising prog flirtations of 'Electrocityscape.' 'On the Other Side' findsCasablancasconvincingly casting himself as the anti-Bonowhile crooning 'I hate them, I hate them all, I hate myself for hating them' before chiding humanity as 'seven billion people who've got nothing to say' on the otherwise upbeat closer, 'Red Light.'
The StrokesFirst Impressions of EarthTrack Listing:
1. You Only Live Once 2. Juicebox 3. Heart In A Cage 4. Razorblade 5. On The Other Side 6. Vision Of Division 7. Ask Me Anything 8. Electricityscape 9. Killing Lies 10. Fear Of Sleep 11. 15 Minutes 12. Ize Of The World 13. Evening Sun 14. Red Light
Music On Vinyl. Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Includes insert. Seattle rock band Candlebox found immediate success with the release of their self-titled debut album in July 1993. Certified platinum by the RIAA four times, it sold more than 4 million copies and peaked at No. 7 on Billboard's album charts.
Limited edition colored 180-gram vinyl. 300 copies. Indie rock and sugary pop music collide in the sound of the Canadian band Alvvays and their self-titled debut album. Pronounced, "always" the twin v's are for artistic effect. Molly Rankin is the voice of the band, and she grew up with keyboardist Kerri MacLellan, who was her next door neighbor. Teen friend Alec Hanley on guitar rounds out the foundation of the band that also includes Brian Murphy and Eric Hamelin. Heavily influenced by the wistful Teenage Fanclub and Belle & Sebastion, Alvvays delivers with this 9-song musical snack. This vinyl version of their debut is limited to 300 copies pressed on 180-gram colored vinyl.
The Cure's landmark fourth studio album, originally released in 1982, has now been remastered by Robert Smith & pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl. The album was the band's first with producer Phil Thornalley, and was recorded at RAK Studios from January to April 1982. The sessions saw the group on the brink of collapse, with heavy drug use, band in-fighting and group leader Robert Smith's depression fuelling the album's musical and lyrical content. The album features the single 'The Hanging Garden'. Fiction Records. 2016.
THIRD EYE BLIND / A COLLECTION - A Collection is a greatest hits album by Third Eye Blind, originally released in 2006. The album contains all of their singles (with the exception of "Anything"), a handful of fan and band favorites, as well as three unreleased-via-LP songs: "Tattoo of the Sun", "My Time in Exile" and "Slow Motion" (with lyrics). The package also includes liner notes from renowned rock writer James Hunter and track-by-track commentary from Stephan Jenkins.
1 Semi-Charmed Life (2006 Remaster) - Third Eye Blind
This 2LP vinyl reissue of Sugar'sclassic albums Copper Blue (1992) and Beaster (1993) from Merge features both albums with a coupon included for full download of the records, B-sides and a complete 1992 live show. Gatefold vinyl with printed Euro sleeves.
Through both his solo work and as a frontman for the legendary Hüsker Dü, Bob Mould pioneered a signature wall of guitar sound and unmistakable vocal style that has imprinted a defining influence on more than one generation. In the three decades encompassing his career thus far, however, Mould saw his greatest success during his stint as lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for iconic early ‘90s trio Sugar.
Sugar’s 1992 debut album Copper Blue sold over 250,000 units upon its original release and received overwhelming praise. Rolling Stone christened it “thunderous”; Vogue dubbed it “smashing.” NMEwould ultimately name it their 1992 Album of the Year. Currently, Mould has been commemorating Copper Blue’s 20th anniversary by playing the record in its entirety with his current band of Jason Narducy (bass) and Jon Wurster (drums).
Recorded and mixed during the same intense sessions that produced Copper Blue, the Beaster EP was originally released in April 1993. Notably darker in tone than the widescreen power-pop of Copper Blue, Beaster nevertheless boasts some of Mould’s most powerful songwriting.
"When word went around that Bob Mould had a new band, not only a 'band' band (as opposed to hired band to play his solo albums on tour) but also a trio, of course anyone raised from teenhood on punk rock and Hüsker Dü in particular (like myself) went into high expectation mode. Copper Blue turned out to be a distillation of Bob's pop mode and roaring guitar mode into one tightly wound explosion of sound. There was space enough for the songs to breathe, but a driving urgency & energy in the rhythm section of Barbe & Travis that gives the whole album a barely-harnessed feel. Sonically, on songs like "The Act We Act" (Copper Blue), "JC Auto" (Beaster) & "Gee Angel" (F.U.E.L.) Sugar took Hüsker Dü's aesthetic widescreen, the center held steady by Bob's focused songwriting. It's kind of incredible what Sugar did within such a small discography; there's no wasted space and the flow of great songs is a surprising, exciting listen 20 years later."- Mac McCaughan of Superchunk & Merge
SugarCopper Blue/BeasterTrack Listing:
LP1 - Copper Blue 1. The Act We Act 2. A Good Idea 3. Changes 4. Helpless 5. Hoover Dam 6. The Slim 7. If I Can't Change Your Mind 8. Fortune Teller 9. Slick 10. Man on the Moon
LP2 - Beaster 1. Come Around 2. Tilted 3. Judas Cradle 4. JC Auto 5. Feeling Better 6. Walking Away
A Light for Attracting Attention (IEX Yellow Vinyl)
"Not The Smile as in ha-ha-ha, more The Smile as in the guy who lies to you every day"... so speaks Thom Yorke on the inspiration behind the name of the new trio consisting of himself, his Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood and drummer Tom Skinner of UK jazz outfit Sons of Kemet. The description is borne out by The Smile's acerbic first single "You Will Never Work In Television Again," a 2:48 blast of ragged, raw energy that moved The New York Times to rave: "Over a bruising 5/4 beat and flailing guitars climbing through three chords, Yorke snarl-sings his avenging fury at 'some gangster troll promising the moon' who'd devour 'all those beautiful young hopes and dreams,' and you can almost feel the spittle flying."
Additional singles "The Smoke", "Skrting the Surface" and "Pana-Vision" - which epically closed the series finale of hit show Peaky Blinders - followed with equal critical acclaim; all are collected on The Smile’s first album, A Light For Attracting Attention, produced by Nigel Godrich.