The Sword is a retro metal four piece hailing from of all places the singer songwriter haven of Austin, Texas. Beginning in 2003, The Sword with founding vocalist and guitarist J.D. Cronise joined forces with guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Trivett Wingo, and they appeared at Austin's famed SXSW Festival. They did national touring stints with everyone from progressive metal saviors Mastodon, to indie rock darlings... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead followed, and by mid 2005, The Sword had been picked up by New York based indie label Kemado Records, with their much anticipated debut album, Age of Winters.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Jonathan Wilson masterfully strikes a balance as he reaches back to the musical foundation of his upbringing while simultaneously moving forward by infusing the music with modern textures and aesthetic soundscapes, thus producing in the aptly titled, Dixie Blur.
In on the Kill Taker is the third full-length studio album by the American post-hardcore band Fugazi. It was released on June 30, 1993 through Dischord Records and was recorded at Inner Ear Studios and produced by Ted Niceley and Don Zientara.
Look-Ka Py Py is the second studio album by the American funk group The Meters. The instrumental album was ranked number 218 on the Rolling Stone list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2003, and 220 in a 2012 revised list.
Saturday Night Fever is the soundtrack album from the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta. It is one of the best-selling albums in history, and remains the biggest selling soundtrack of all time selling around 54 million copies worldwide (double disc album). In the United States, the album was certified 16× Platinum for shipments of at least 16 million units. The album stayed atop the album charts for 24 straight weeks from January to July 1978 and stayed on Billboard's album charts for 120 weeks until March 1980. In the UK, the album spent 18 consecutive weeks at No. 1. The album epitomized the disco phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic and was an international sensation. The album has been added to the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congressfor being culturally significant.
The Only Reason I Feel Secureis the second EP byPedro the Lion. It was released on 17 May 1999 on Made in Mexico Records, and later reissued with three extra tracks on 16 October 2001 onJade Tree Records. Tracks 6-8 — songs that originally constituted Pedro the Lion's first single — appear only on the Jade Tree reissue.
The EP's title was originally intended to beThe Only Reason I Feel Secure Is That I Am Validated By My Peers.The cover artwork for the original release included a panel that extended the image to the right and contained the phrase "is that i am validated by my peers."
Combat Sports is the fourth studio album by English indie rock band, The Vaccines. The album was released on 30 March 2018 through Columbia Records. It is the first album recorded with keyboardist Timothy Lanham and drummer Yoann Intonti, both of whom had originally joined the band as touring musicians during the English Graffiti album cycle, with Lanham added from the campaign's inception, while Intonti—who was still a member of Spector at the time—replacing the departed Pete Robertson in the last phase of the campaign. Both were then promoted to full members during the making of Combat Sports, with Lanham pictured wearing a T-shirt with the album title featured on the front cover, an idea inspired by the album's opening track, "Put It on a T-Shirt". The overall cover art concept is an homage to the band's debut album, albeit a "more of an abrasive version of that". The album title itself came out in the immediate aftermath of a fight that broke out in the studio between Young and Cowan towards the end of making the album
Death is a Detroit rock band formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1971 by brothers Bobby (bass, vocals), David (guitar), and Dannis (drums) Hackney. The trio started out as a funk band but switched to rock after seeing a concert by The Who. Seeing Alice Cooper play was also an inspiration. Music critic Peter Margasak retrospectively wrote that David "pushed the group in a hard-rock direction that presaged punk, and while this certainly didn’t help them find a following in the mid-70s, today it makes them look like visionaries."They are seen in many groups as one of the first punk bands in the world. The band broke up by 1977 but reformed in 2009 when the Drag City label released their 70s demos for the first time.
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - No Mercy In This Land
Charlie Musselwhite is a living legend. You know, one of those rapidly disappearing kind of dudes who are unquestionably the real deal; someone who witnessed the steady evolution of rockabilly and country into rock ‘n roll while growing up in Memphis, then moving to Chicago and cutting his teeth alongside blues royalty like Big Joe Williams and John Lee Hooker. Ben Harper is a multi-instrumental folk/blues/soul musician who came up under the tutelage of another 12 bar guru, Taj Mahal. Following their previous collaboration, Get Up!, which won the Grammy for best blues album in 2014, the two decide to see if they can strike gold twice. No Mercy In This Land is the logical sequel to Get Up! in every way, cruising with the formula that worked so well for them the first time. That means plenty of lonesome delta bluescapes, vintage R&B shuffle, and, of course, virtuosic harmonica playing all over this thing. It can be hard to find modern blues that has any shred of authenticity; Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite have got it in spades. Turn it up loud enough and you’ll hear the dust and dirt in these grooves.
The Bridge is a studio album by jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins, recorded in 1962. It was Rollins' first release following a three-year sabbatical and was his first album for RCA Victor. The saxophonist was joined by the musicians with whom he recorded for the next segment of his career: Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on double bass and Ben Riley on drums.
Remastered from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman
Pressed on 180gram vinyl at Pallas in Germany.
Solo Monk is the eighth album Thelonious Monk released for Columbia Records in 1965. The album is composed entirely of solo piano work by Monk. The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "this is perhaps the solo piano record to have by Monk"
If you like 60s guitar-heavy rock bands like The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Hendrix, etc but you're not familiar with The Standells -- it's time to get hip! This follow up album Dirty Water finds The Standells serving up gritty garage rock anthems like "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White" and "Why Pick on Me"
This special reissue features the track order as intended by The Standells and their producer, as well as four bonus tracks not found on the original 1966 album.
As the frontman for Iceage, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt has carried the Danish punks across three good-to-great albums. With this side project Marching Church, Rønnenfelt enlists members of Lower, Puce Mary, and others for an improvisational avant-garde LP that stretches the boundaries of the soul recordings that inspired it.
Songs from the Road is a live album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Released on September 14, 2010, it is his twentieth album.
Songs From the Road appeared roughly 14 months after releasing Live in London, which preserved Cohen's July 2008 performance at London's 02 Arena. This collection features 12 tunes from his 2008 and 2009 concert dates, and while this album isn't exactly a collection of rarities, it does feature a number of lesser-known tunes (such as "Heart with No Companion" and "That Don't Make It Junk") and variant versions of some of his more famous numbers (Cohen juggles the order of the verses on "Suzanne" and adds a new verse to "Bird on a Wire"). The selections were culled from a wide variety of locations, including Tel Aviv, Scotland, Finland, and Cohen's native Canada.
Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo originating from Tupelo, Mississippi formed by brothers, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi. The group released their debut album SremmLife in 2015, which went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies in the US and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The name "Rae Sremmurd" is derived from the duo's home label, EarDrummers, by spelling each word backwards. The duo are best known for their single "Black Beatles" from SremmLife 2, which peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while also charting in the top ten in territories across the world, and "No Type", "No Flex Zone", and "Throw Sum Mo" from SremmLife.
Sometimes a band makes the right album at the right time, and when you hear the raw emotion and rage that flies out of lead singer Marisa Dabice’s mouth on this hard-hitting punk rock album, you can’t help but believe that coupled with the recent election and divisiveness of the country perhaps 2017 will be a new age for punk. In addition, this album particularly stands out with the way it balances grinding punk rock guitar riffs with more melodic sections that constantly surprise the listener, making this blistering 17-minute album worthy of repeated listens.
'Tell Mama' by Etta James was originally released in 1968 and it put her back in the top 10 with the single 'Tell Mama'. Produced by Rick Hall at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama this album is a stone cold soul - blues classic from start to finish.
The last of the "all-home-recordings albums" by The Mountain Goats and the only one about which that claim is true, All Hail West Texas was originally released as a free-standing compact disc on the late, lamented Emperor Jones. That was about a decade ago. The songs were originally transferred from the cassettes onto which they were recorded to 1/4" reels at Tiny Telephone by Alex Newport, who also played in Fudge Tunnel. John got really excited when he realized his tapes were being EQ'd by the guy from Fudge Tunnel. Remastered from those reels, along with 7 unearthed songs from the two surviving contemporaneous cassettes, All Hail West Texas stands as the peak of The Mountain Goats' home recording era, a time people like to refer to as "when John Darnielle had his four-track," except John did not actually use a four-track. He used the condenser mic of a Panasonic boombox and there was no overdubbing. All songs recorded on the day they were written, usually within minutes of the actual composition. Highlights include "Jenny," "Fall of the Star High School Running Back," and "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton," a song which has compelled audiences around the globe to yell "Hail Satan," and to mean it. 1. The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton 2. Fall of the Star High School Running Back 3. Color in Your Cheeks 4. Jenny 5. Fault Lines 6. Balance 7. Pink and Blue 8. Riches and Wonders 9. The Mess Inside 10. Jeff Davis County Blues 11. Distant Stations 12. Blues in Dallas 13. Source Decay 14. Absolute Lithops Effect
Vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Includes two booklets and poster. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in Cali, wasn't immune. Danny Scher, a junior at the high school, had a dream to have Thelonious Monk perform and help bring about racial unity the community while raising funds for the International Committee. After many twists and turns, the triumphantly successful concert eventually happened.