Mesmeric and kaleidoscopic, shimmering with electrified unease, Show Me How You Disappearis both an exercise in self-forgiveness and an eventual understanding of unresolved trauma. Jilian Medford's third record as Ian Sweet unfolds at an acute juncture in her life, charting from a mental health crisis to an intensive healing process and what comes after. How do you control the thoughts that control you? What does it mean to get better? What does it mean to have a relationship with yourself?
Recorded with Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Empress Of) and Andy Seltzer (Maggie Rogers), among others, Medford approached this album as a curator. She handpicked the producers that fit each song, which explains the range and experimentation showcased. Medford then recruitedChris Coady to mix and tie everything together into one cohesive piece. Dizzying and enthralling, Show Me How You Disappear is the sound of someone coming apart and putting themselves back together – the moment an old mantra, repeated into the mirror time and time again, finally clicks. To look at your reflection, and finally feel seen.
Collectors Edition includes Bonus Disc of Unreleased Material (17 minute jam of "Rock Steady" plus 3 new "Rock Steady"remixes and brand new Cover Painting by John Rummen. Recorded at the Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club in Montreal, Quebec, on May 5, 1977.
MIDDLE CYCLONE debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 in March, and was featured in everything from Rolling Stone, Spin, and Billboard to the NY Times. This is the 180 gram double LP. Neko's many fans hang on her impressionistic lyrics, classic pop harmonics, and luxurious voice, and this album revels in all three. It fuses her longtime themes of nature versus man into a shining lyrical broadsword. Numerous guests include M. Ward, Garth Hudson of the Band, Sarah Harmer, and members of the New Pornographers, Los Lobos, Calexico, the Sadie's, Visqueen, the Lilys, and Giant Sand.
Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. Republic is the sixth studio album by the English rock band New Order. Released in 1993 by London Records, it is their first album released after the demise of Factory Records, and their last for eight years. The album reached #1 in the UK, their last album to do so. It also received a Mercury Music Prize nomination. The album's lead single, "Regret", is also New Order's last top-five hit in their home country. The band went on hiatus following a gig at the Reading Festival promoting the album in August 1993. Also includes "World", "Spooky", "Ruined In A Day" and more.
From its evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting its halls,The Afghan Whigs'In Spadescasts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack its dark metaphors and spectral imagery. On the one hand,In Spadesis as quintessentiallyAfghan Whigsas anything the group has ever done – fulfilling its original mandate to explore the missing link between howling Midwestern punk like Die Kreuzen and Hüsker Dü, The Temptations' psychedelic soul symphonies, and the expansive hard-rock tapestries of Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the same time, this new record continues to push beyond anything in the Whigs' previous repertoire – another trademark, along with the explosive group dynamic captured on the recording.
Indeed, the chemistry of the lineup – frontman Greg Dulli, guitarists Dave Rosser and Jon Skibic, drummer Patrick Keeler, multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson, and Whigs co-founder/bassist John Curley – set the tone forIn Spades'creation. When it came to follow up the band's triumphant return to recording –Do To the Beast(2014), which was the band's first ever Top 40 album, – the die was cast. "This is the first time since Black Love [the Whigs' 1996 noir masterpiece] that we've done a full-blown band album," Dulli says. The joys, sorrows, and upheavals of innocence and experience echo throughoutIn Spades: it powerfully documents whereThe Afghan Whigshave been, and where they might go next.
For Dulli and Curley, it's a journey that, since their origins as one of the first Sub Pop acts to be signed from outside the label's Pacific Northwest base, has spanned decades. Dulli notes they were barely in their twenties when they first started the band, and yet here they are, fulfilling dreams long held and frequently realized. "Having a break from the Whigs helped me remember what made it so rewarding," Curley says. "Over the course of a lifetime, there are constants, and there's also change. You see who's dropped off the vine – who's going in reverse, and who's still by your side. It's interesting to see where life takes you, and where it doesn't. That's the journey and it hasn't stopped."In Spadeswas recorded at Rick Nelson's studio Marigny Sound in New Orleans, LA.
Murray Streetis Sonic Youth's twelfth full-length studio effort and first to feature the all-out collaboration (writing, playing and production) of the great Jim O'Rourke. Named after the New York street where the band's studio was situated and where a plane engine landed on September 11, 2001, Murray Street finds the band building their signature avant garde explorations within a more song oriented framework. The results are obliquely melancholic yet tuneful and the album moves effortlessly and enjoyably between tones, structures, textures and melodies with new found purpose and precision. Songs like "The Empty Page," "Disconnection Notice," and "Rain On Tin") easily hold their own among the many highlights in SY's vast and varied catalog.
Vinyl reissue of the 2001 album from Dashboard Confessional. The monumental emo effort, produced by original collaboratorJames Paul Wisner, marked the first time Chris Carrabba's hyper-personal acoustic sing-alongs were amplified by additional instrumentation. The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most includes the iconic emo anthem "Screaming Infidelities", as well as cult favorites like "Again I Go Unnoticed" and the title track.
1. The Brilliant Dance 2. Screaming Infidelities 3. The Best Deceptions 4. This Ruined Puzzle 5. Saints And Sailors 6. The Good Fight 7. Standard Lines 8. Again I Go Unnoticed 9. The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most 10. This Bitter Pill
Among the English language's premier phrase-turners with music relevant to any age, the late greatJohn Prine was part of the Atlantic Records family for four albums before he jumped over to Asylum for another three records and eventually his own label Oh Boy. A creative comeback of sorts, 1980's tastefulStorm Windows was Prine's last for Asylum. Produced by Barry Beckett(Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), the album features ten country-flavored tracks, six of which were written by Prine, with two more songs co-written with guitarist John Burns. Recorded at the iconic Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Alabama, poignant standouts include "Living in the Future," "One Red Rose," and the title track.
First New Album from Original Line-Up Since 1985's Ain't Love Grand!
On the 40th Anniversary of the landmark,Los Angeles, and 35 years since the original line-up have released an album –X, one of the greatest punk rock bands in music history, deliversAlphabetland! It findsExene Cervenka,John Doe,Billy Zoom, andDJ Bonebrake embodying the same spirit they did when they began in 1977. "When your heart is broken you think every song is about that. These songs were written in the last 18 months and it blows my mind how timely they are," says Doe.
Latest Elvis Costello and Sebastian Krys Production following Collaboration on Elvis Costello and The Imposters' Grammy-Winning Look Now!
Recorded in Helsinki, Paris and New York,Hey Clockfaceis the latestElvis Costello andSebastian Krysproduction, following their collaboration on Elvis Costello and The Imposters' Grammy-winning albumLook Now.Hey Clockfacealso features contributions fromBill Frisell, Nels ClineandSteve Nieve. "I wanted the record to be vivid, whether the songs demanded playing that was loud and jagged or intimate and beautiful," Costello said of the project's emotional and dynamic range.
Following the solo recording of "No Flag," "Hetty O'Hara Confidential" and "We Are All Cowards Now" at Suomenlinnan Studio, Helsinkiby Eetü Seppälä in February 2020, Costello immediately traveled to Paris for a weekend session at Les Studios Saint Germain. The ensemble, dubbed, "Le Quintette Saint Germain," was recruited for these dates by Nieve (who plays grand piano, upright piano, organ, mellotron & melodica) featuresMickaél Gascheon trumpet, flugel horn and serpent,Pierre-François ‘Titi' Dufouron cello and the drums, percussion and high harmonies ofAjuq. Reed player, Renaud-Gabriel Pion brought many tones and colors to the performances, playing, contrabass clarinet, bass clarinet, Bb clarinet, tenor saxophone, bass flute and cor anglais. The Paris sessions were recorded by François Delabrière.
The New York sessions were produced by composer, arranger and trumpet player, Michael Leonhart in collaboration with Frisell and Cline and completed, lyrically and vocally by Costello, "via Electrical Wire." "Michael sent this music to me from New York at the perfect time," Costello adds. "It connected to elements in both of the previous sessions and completed the picture."
Recorded between Fez in Morocco, Dublin (HQ), New York (Platinum Sound Recording Studios) and London (Olympic Studios) and produced byBrian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, U2's platinum-certified album No Line On The Horizon debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries across the globe in 2009. The net result was the band's seventh No. 1 in the US, and their tenthin the UK. Three Grammy nominations ensued, and Rolling Stone made it their album of 2009, further naming it the band's best work since Achtung Baby.
No Line On The Horizonis a work of measured maturity, infinitely able to create rousing rock on their own grand scale, as with "Magnificent," "Get On Your Boots" and "Breathe." But, at the other end of the scale, pieces like "Moment Of Surrender" and "White As Snow" were thoughtful reflections steeped in 30 years of writing and recording experience.
The album has beenfully remastered with two additional remixes added to celebrate its 10th Anniversary- "Magnificent (Wonderland Remix)" by Pete Tong and Paul Rogers and "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight" (Redanka's 'Kick the Darkness' Vocal Version). The original artwork has been faithfully reproduced, including a gatefold sleeve, 16-page booklet, printed inner sleeves and heavyweight outer plastic sleeve.
No Line On The Horizon
Moment Of Surrender
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight
Get On Your Boots
Stand Up Comedy
White As Snow
Cedars Of Lebanon
Magnificent (Wonderland Remix)
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (Redanka's 'Kick the Darkness' Vocal Version)
2018 release On Green Vinyl. Forming in the early '90s, Every Mother's Nightmare is no stranger to the music scene. After quickly arriving on the Memphis rock scene, word spread about their energy-packed live performances gaining them the attention of Clive Davis (Arista Records). After signing with Arista, Every Mother's Nightmare became staples on MTV's Headbanger's Ball. Every Mother's Nightmare received a great deal of national press and toured, promoting the first two albums, allowing them the chance to open for bands such as Cheap Trick and Dream Theater. Every Mother's Nightmare is now releasing their highly anticipated full-length album titled Grind. Grind includes "Loco Crazy" which features a guest appearance by Zach Myers of Shinedown on guitar. The project also features appearances by Jim Dandy (The Jim Dandy) guest vocals on 'Stand Up', and Wayne Swinny (Saliva) guitar on 'Snake'.
Strangers To Ourselvesmarks the first album in eight years from Pacific Northwest luminariesModest Mouseand the long awaited follow-up to their platinum 2007 releaseWe Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Their sixtth full-length recording overall, the 15-track offering is preceded by the well received lead single "Lampshades on Fire."
We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, featuring The Smith's Johnny Marr, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and was released to rave reviews. In 2009, the band issued a collection of unreleased songs and b-sides entitledNo One's First And You're Next, and, in 2012, they premiered a 45-minute documentary on the making of 1997 masterpieceThe Lonesome Crowded West.
Since playing Coachella in 2013, the group headlined Fun Fun Fun Fest and re-released their critically-acclaimed albumsThis Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About, andThe Lonesome Crowded West, on Glacial Pace. Both earned "Best New Reissue" ratings from Pitchfork, withThe Lonesome Crowded Westearning a perfect 10/10 score.
25th Anniversary Expanded 180g Vinyl 2LP Reissue featuring Original Album Remastered from the Original Analog Master by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound Plus Special 2019 Remix by Original Producer Scott Litt
Craft Recordings present a pair of25th anniversary vinyl reissuesofR.E.M.'sacclaimed ninth album,Monster.Remastered from the original analog master by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, the title will be available on standalone 180g vinyl LP with Chris Bilheimer's originalMonsterart and in anexpanded double 180g vinyl LP edition with the new remaster, a special 2019 remix fromMonsterproducer Scott Littandreimagined cover art by Bilheimerplus new liner notes featuring interviews with members of the band.
WhenMonsterwas released in September 1994, the members ofR.E.M.were at a crossroads in their career. Singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills and drummer Bill Berry were decompressing from the massive commercial and critical success of 1991'sOut of Timeand 1992'sAutomatic for the People. In just a few years, the Athens, GA, four-piece had become one of the biggest, most recognizable bands in the world, thanks to hits like "Losing My Religion," "Man on the Moon" and "Everybody Hurts." It had also been six years since the group had toured. By the time that work began onMonster, they were itching to end their self-imposed hiatus and get back on the road. The band was also looking for a sonic shake-up. WhileR.E.M.'slast two albums were full of ballads, acoustic rock songs and intricate arrangements, the group was ready to record something grittier, brasher and highly playable on stage. The group was also reeling from the strange nature of celebrity and identity, and many of the songs in this album reflect that. As dark as some of the subject matter is, though, R.E.M. still infuses the songs with a dash of absurdity, irony and a humorous wink. Highlights include the distortion-soaked first single, "What's The Frequency, Kenneth?" which plays off the farce of media and marketing that pervaded Gen X pop-culture, while the catchy "Star 69" is a detective story, based on the ‘90s phone service of the same name (a precursor to caller ID). The second single, "Bang and Blame," features Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, as well as actress Rain Phoenix – whose brother, River, had recently passed away and was Monster's dedicatee. "Let Me In" is an ode to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who had died by suicide just months before. Mills, who swapped his bass for Cobain's guitar on the track, shares, "It's Michael's cathartic release in response to the loss of a good friend and someone we all felt creatively aligned with." The band's new artistic direction proved to be a hit. Monster debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and would be certified four-times Platinum in the U.S.Rolling Stone offered this praise: "R.E.M.'s exceptional pop craftsmanship, their luminous melodic inventions, their sense of mission – in short, everything fundamental – are still there and shining more brightly than ever ... Monster is one urgent-sounding album, and that's as it should be."
In addition to having the chance to reflect onMonster,R.E.M.also had the opportunity to revisit the album creatively with their longtime producer,Scott Litt. Litt, who struggled with the original mix, recalls, "I had told the band through the years that if there was ever a chance to take another shot at mixing the album, I wanted to do it." Now, 25 years later, he's had the chance, and the results are striking. On some songs, according to Perpetua, Litt's work features, "Entirely different vocal takes and instrumental parts that were either buried or excised from the original album mix." Mills adds, "I think as he listened to it over the years, he began to hear a different way to realize those songs." Ultimately, with this reissue, fans will not only have the opportunity to re-discoverMonsterbut also, perhaps, see the album in a completely new light.
Features: • 25th anniversary 180g vinyl 2LP reissue from Craft Recordings • Expanded Edition • LP1 - Remastered from the original analog master by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound • LP2 - Special 2019 remix by original producer Scott Litt • New liner notes featuring interviews with members of the band • Reimagined artwork by original cover artist Chris Bilheimer