DJ Shadow is Back

July 8, 2016 Leave a comment


DJ Shadow, the artist behind the groundbreaking album Endtroducing, is back with his first full-length release since 2011.

The Mountain Will Fall finds Shadow showcasing more original compositions and his experimental tendencies, and more live instrumentation. It features collaborations with several artists, including Run The Jewels, Nils Frahm and Matthew Halsall.

The following video for the title track was created and directed by Territory Studios, who has worked on numerous films, including The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Avengers: Age of Ultron, and video games like Forza, Need For Speed and Killzone.

Director Marti Romances said of working with DJ Shadow, “The peaceful and long momentum of the song inspired us to create something very unanimated and mysterious. The part we like the most is where we see the astronaut being shot into hyperspace and then we see that being part of that cosmic constellation at the end.”

Fresh Stuff from Band of Horses

June 18, 2016 Leave a comment


It’s been 10 years since Band of Horses dropped its renowned debut album, Everything All the Time. In that time, the band has carved a unique niche for itself bridging Americana, rock and roots.

On its latest, Why Are You Ok, the band, led by frontman Ben Bridwell, delves more personal territory. As Bridwell told Consequence of Sound:

“[S]ince we’ve had a full launch, and in that space and time we’ve had more kids, our families have grown, our bodies have aged.” He adds that the record allowed him to experiment and follow his own creative instincts saying, “There were times on this record where I could’ve settled for the safer route or even just got things done in a more timely manner…I think that led to better work. I’m most proud that I didn’t back down from what I knew was the way to go.”

Weekly Best Sellers

June 18, 2016 Leave a comment


01. Paul Simon – Stranger to Stranger
02. Band of Horses – Why Are You OK
03. Eric Clapton – I Still Do
04. Prince – Purple Rain
05. Rebelution – Falling Into Place
06. Tegan & Sara – Love You to Death
07. Garbage – Strange Little Birds
08. Catfish & the Bottlemen – Ride
09. Travis – Everything at Once
10. Kills – Ash & Ice

01. Prince – 1999
02. Metallica – Kill Em All
03. Metallica – Ride the Lightning
04. Dr. Dre – Chronic
05. Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle
06. Led Zeppelin – II
07. Prince – Purple Rain
08. Strokes – Future Present Past
09. Amy Winehouse – Frank
10. Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

01. J Dilla – Donuts
02. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love
03. La Luz – Damp Face
04. Enjoy – Another Word for Joy
05. American Football – American Football
06. Ty Segall – Twins
07. Mac Demarco – Salad Days Demos
08. Rodriguez – Coming From Reality
09. Slayer – Hell Awaits
10. Nirvana – Bleach

01. Princess Mononoke
02. Purple Rain
03. Pentagram – All Your Sins
04. Rolling Stones – Totally Stripped
05. Sun Ra – Joyful Noise
06. Ghost Dog
07. Mad Max
08. Chasing Mavericks
09. Kiki’s Delivery Service
10. North by Northwest

01. Rolling Stones – Totally Stripped
02. Star Wars: the Force Awakens
03. Illusionist
04. Heat
05. Death at a Funeral
06. Titanic
07. Life of Pi
08. Pulp Fiction
09. Kill Bill
10. Doors – Doors

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Les Claypool & Sean Lennon Team Up on New Project

June 16, 2016 Leave a comment


When Sean Lennon went to stay in Les Claypool’s guest house, he thought the two might write a few songs, but, in the span of two weeks, they had a record’s worth of material.

The debut release from the somewhat unlikely duo, which has taken the name the Claypool Lennon Delirium, is Monolith of Phobos, a rock album that was inspired, in part, by the Monkees film, Head.

The album’s unofficial theme is drug use and, in particular, pharmaceuticals. As Lennon told Rolling Stone:

“There’s definitely an anti-Big Pharma theme on the record. There’s “Oxycontin Girl” but also “Cricket and the Genie,” which is about a kid that gets hooked on prescription drugs legally and it ruins his life. One of the biggest evils in America is the contradiction between Big Pharmacy pushing legal drug dealing on kids and adults while there’s a war on criminalized drugs that’s ruining a whole other subsection of society.”

Doors – Disquaire Day

June 13, 2016 Leave a comment


For Record Store Day this year, the Doors released a 7″ titled Disquaire Day, in remembrance of those lost in the Paris attacks. We have a few left if you didn’t snag yours yet.

Pressed on white vinyl, the record features “A Feast Of Friends” on Side A and “Roadhouse Blues” (Live) on Side B. Both tunes are taken from the 1978 album, An American Prayer.

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Red Hot Organization Pays Tribute to the Grateful Dead

June 13, 2016 Leave a comment


The Red Hot Organization, an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS, recently released its 25th compilation, Day of the Dead.

A tribute to the Grateful Dead, the collection features 59 Dead cover songs by a stellar, and massive roster of indie and roots rockers, including Jim James, the War on Drugs, the National, Charles Bradley, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie “Prince” Billie, Mumford and Sons, the Lone Bellow, Jenny Lewis, Hiss Golden Messenger, and many more.

Day of the Dead is curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of rock band The National.

Here’s a complete track listing:

Touch of Grey • The War on Drugs
Sugaree • Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends
Candyman • Jim James & Friends
Cassidy • Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends
Black Muddy River • Bruce Hornsby & De Yarmond Edison
Loser • Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends
Peggy-O • The National
Box of Rain • Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)
Rubin & Cherise • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
To Lay Me Down • Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends
New Speedway Boogie • Courtney Barnett
Friend of the Devil • Mumford and Sons
Uncle John’s Band • Lucius
Me and My Uncle • The Lone Bellow & Friends
Mountains of the Moon • Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends
Black Peter • Anohni and yMusic
Garcia Counterpoint • Bryce Dessner
Terrapin Station (Suite) • Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear & The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, Sō Percussion & Brooklyn Youth Chorus)
Attics of My Life • Angel Olsen
St. Stephen • Wilco with Bob Weir (live)
If I Had the World to Give • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
Standing on the Moon • Phosphorescent & Friends
Cumberland Blues • Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band
Ship of Fools • The Tallest Man On Earth & Friends
Bird Song • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
Morning Dew • The National
Truckin’ • Marijuana Death Squads
Dark Star • Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends
Nightfall of Diamonds • Nightfall of Diamonds
Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald • Tim Hecker

Going Down The Road Feeling Bad • Lucinda Williams & Friends
Playing in the Band • Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends
Stella Blue • Local Natives
Eyes of the World • Tal National
Help On The Way • Béla Fleck
Franklin’s Tower • Orchestra Baobab
Til the Morning Comes • Luluc with Xylouris White
Ripple • The Walkmen
Brokedown Palace • Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson)
Here Comes Sunshine • Real Estate
Shakedown Street • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Brown-Eyed Women • Hiss Golden Messenger
Jack-A-Roe • This Is The Kit
High Time • Daniel Rosen and Christopher Bear
Dire Wolf • The Lone Bellow & Friends
Althea • Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura
Clementine Jam • Orchestra Baobab
China Cat Sunflower · I Know You Rider • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Easy Wind • Bill Callahan
Wharf Rat • Ira Kaplan & Friends
Estimated Prophet • The Rileys
Drums · Space • Man Forever / Sō Percussion / Onieda
Cream Puff War • Fucked Up
Dark Star • The Flaming Lips
What’s Become of the Baby • s t a r g a z e
King Solomon’s Marbles • Vijay Iyer
Rosemary • Mina Tindle & Friends
And We Bid You Goodnight • Sam Amidon
I Know You Rider • The National with Bob Weir (live)

Fresh Stuff from Edwarde Sharpe + the Magnetic Zeros

June 10, 2016 Leave a comment


Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros are back with their fourth album, PersonA. This time around, the band is without one of its founding members, Jade Castrinos. As the Guardian reports, the move forced the 10-piece psychedelic indie folk outfit to elevate its musicianship.

“I realised I was no longer going to be able to lean on that cutesy boy-girl dynamic,” says lead singer Alex Ebert, explaining that the band was “a social experiment first, musicians second. “My reverence for music has eclipsed my infatuation with ‘unprofessionalising professionalism’, as I used to gleefully say.”


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