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We had to do it!! Both Richmond and C'ville stores!

33 1/3 sale

Sorry Cville- the Hardywood tasting is only in Richmond.

 
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Butcher Brown In-Store Friday, Hardywood tasting- Sat & Sun

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Check our Facebook page for updates on the Hardywood tastings--Still some 33 1/3 pint glasses left!

 
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New Release Round-Up 03-23-15

Bjork - Vulnicura 

Bjork - Vulnicura

BJORK - VULNICURA - One Little Indian
Vulnicura is the eighth studio album from Icelandic artist Björk. Vulnicura was written, produced and recorded in collaboration with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak. Of the album’s nine tracks, six are written by Björk with two co-written with Arca and one co-written with Spaces. Six songs are produced by Björk and Arca, one by Björk, Arca and The Haxan Cloak and two by Björk. All string arrangements are by Björk. The album was mixed by The Haxan Cloak, except two songs mixed by The Haxan Cloak and Chris Elms, and mastered by Mandy Parnell. 

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VAN MORRISON - DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE - RCA
On Duets: Re-Working The CatalogueVan Morrison and the guests selected and recorded some of his songs from the catalog of 360 songs across his career. Deliberately steering away from his more well-known classics, Van enlisted some of the artists he most respects to perform these songs with him to re-craft and re-imagine them. The album was recorded in his home town of Belfast and London in the United Kingdom over the last year, using a variety of musicians and fresh arrangements.

THE CRIBS - FOR ALL MY SISTERS - Arts & Crafts
The UK rock trio's sixth studio album produced by Ric Ocasek of the Cars! It follows 2013’s career spanning ‘Payola’ collection and 2012’s Top 10 album ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’ and the first for new North American label Arts & Crafts.

THE GO! TEAM - THE SCENE BETWEEN - Memphis Industries
Last album Rolling Blackouts became a natural end chapter for The Go! Team with members splintering off into different musical projects, get married, teach, experience real life. Bandleader Parton took the opportunity to return to the working methods he’d used at the origins of the band – crate digging, trying to nail a feeling, writing and recording the album by himself. 

Kansas - Miracles Out Of Nowhere

KANSAS - MIRACLES OUT OF NOWHERE - Epic
Kansas - Miracles Out Of NowhereMiracles Out of Nowhere (Blu-ray/CD) is the documentary film that tells the uplifting true story of the classic rock band Kansas and its climb from impossible obscurity to stadium headliners. Directed by Emmy-nominated Charley Randazzo, the documentary features the original Kansas lineup, revisiting Topeka together for the first time in more than 30 years, where music mogul Don Kirshner first discovered them. 
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Zu - Cortar Todo

Zu - Cortar TodoZU - CORTAR TODO - Ipecac Recordings
Zu release their brand new full length via Ipecac Recordings, entitled Cortar Todo, and recorded in the country side near Bologna, Italy, in the summer of 2014. The album features some very special guests including keyboard player Joey Karam (The Locust), Italian guitar maverick Stefano Pilia (who plays regularly with the likes of Matt Watt, David Grubbs and Rokia Traore) and perhaps most unexpectedly, a field recording of indigenous Shipibo medicine man recorded by Massimo during his travels around the Amazon. 

 

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES
Seasick Steve - Sonic Soul Surfer
Jeff The Brotherhood - Wasted On A Dream
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think...
Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen [Vinyl]
Buena Vista Social Club - Lost & Found
Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks
Big Data - 2.0
Happyness - Weird Little Birthday
Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home
Action Bronson - Mr Wonderful
Toto - Toto XIV
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Tower
Laura Marling - Short Movie
James Bay - Chaos And The Calm
Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan - Duets
Curtis Knight & The Squires Feat. Jimi Hendrix - You Can't Use My Name
Smallpools - Lovetap
Bee Gees - 1974-1979
Thursday - Waiting: 15-Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition


& More .....

Girlpool - Chinatown
Faith No More - Superhero
ELEL - ELEL EP
Burning Love - Down So Long
Chic & Nile Rodgers - I'll Be There
Oscar - Daffodil Days



UPCOMING RELEASES

Boxed In - Boxed In

Boxed In - Boxed InBOXED IN - BOXED IN - Nettwerk Records
Boxed In
 is songwriter and producer Oli Bayston. Having played in indie band Keith, written for The 2 Bears, sung for George FitzGerald and been a producer for the likes of Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs, Rosie Lowe and The Bohicas, Oli is now bringing his wide array of talents to bear on his own solo project. 

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 23 MAR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 23 MAR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first here at your Blue Note Authorized Dealer. 

STREET DATE MARCH 23

Jutta Hipp - New Faces – New Sounds From Germany (10-Inch Re-issue)

JUTTA HIPP New Faces - New Sounds From Germany

Recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, the Jutta Hipp Quintet’s New Faces – New Sounds From Germany was originally released in April of 1954. This title will be reissued on 10” vinyl on March 24, 2015 as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. 

Also out on March 23:

Freddie Hubbard - Blue Spirits  
Kurt Elling - Flirting With Twilight
Grachan Moncur III  - Evolution
Sonny Rollins - Volume 1
Wayne Shorter - Night Dreamer

 
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The LIST is now available

rsd 2015

                                              

  VIEW THE LIST ONLINE                                 CHECK OUT THE  LISTS                          DOWNLOAD A PDF

 
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Music Releases 03-23-15

Bjork - Vulnicura [Indie Exclusive Low Price] Bjork - Vulnicura [Indie Exclusive Low Price]
New CD: $7.99
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Vulnicura is the eighth studio album from Icelandic artist Bjork. Vulnicura was written, produced and recorded in collaboration with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak. Of the album’s nine tracks, six are written by Bjork with two co-written with Arca and one co-written with Spaces. Six songs are produced by Bjork and Arca, one by Bjork, Arca and The Haxan Cloak and two by Bjork. All string arrangements are by Bjork. The album was mixed by The Haxan Cloak, except two songs mixed by The Haxan Cloak and Chris Elms, and mastered by Mandy Parnell.
Van Morrison - Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue Van Morrison - Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue
New CD: $11.99
On DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE, Van Morrison and the guests selected and recorded some of his songs from the catalog of 360 songs across his career. Deliberately steering away from his more well-known classics, Van enlisted some of the artists he most respects to perform these songs with him to re-craft and re-imagine them. The album was recorded in his home town of Belfast and London in the United Kingdom over the last year, using a variety of musicians and fresh arrangements.
The Cribs - For All My Sisters The Cribs - For All My Sisters
New CD: $12.98
The UK rock trio's sixth studio album produced by Ric Ocasek of the Cars! It follows 2013’s career spanning ‘Payola’ collection and 2012’s Top 10 album ‘In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull’ and the first for new North American label Arts & Crafts.
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party 2015
New CD: $13.98
New York City is a big place. A loud place. Some of that noise is music. And some of the music is noise. Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked!
The Go! Team - The Scene Between The Go! Team - The Scene Between
New CD: $14.98
Last album Rolling Blackouts became a natural end chapter for The Go! Team with members splintering off into different musical projects, get married, teach, experience real life. Bandleader Parton took the opportunity to return to the working methods he’d used at the origins of the band – crate digging, trying to nail a feeling, writing and recording the album by himself.
Seasick Steve - Sonic Soul Surfer Seasick Steve - Sonic Soul Surfer
New CD: $13.98
Seasick Steve will release his sensational new album, Sonic Soul Surfer, on March 24 via Bronze Rat Records. Produced and written by Seasick Steve and recorded in his front room at the little farm where he lives in the UK, Sonic Soul Surfer marks his 7th studio record, and along with longtime wonder drummer Dan Magnusson, it also features Luther Dickinson (Mississippi All Stars) playing slide guitar on two tracks, Georgina Leach on fiddle and Ben Miller playing jaw harp on lead track Summertime Boy, a song celebrating the life and sunshine of California, where Steve is originally from. "The whole record is mostly me and Dan sitting there drinking and playing," says Steve. "There ain't a whole lot of producing going on! But I know what I'm doing and I know what I want."
Jeff The Brotherhood - Wasted On The Dream Jeff The Brotherhood - Wasted On The Dream
New CD: $14.98
Wasted On The Dream is the record the Orrall brothers been building up to since they first formed JEFF The Brotherhood in 2001. It’s a van-rocking, bong-rattling slab that authentically captures their fiery mixture of 70s hard rock, 80s punk, 90’s grunge and indelible pop melodies.
Zu - Cortar Todo Zu - Cortar Todo
New CD: $13.98
In March 2015, Zu are preparing to release a brand new full length via Ipecac Recordings, entitled Cortar Todo, and recorded in the country side near Bologna, Italy, in the summer of 2014. The album features some very special guests including keyboard player Joey Karam (The Locust), Italian guitar maverick Stefano Pilia (who plays regularly with the likes of Matt Watt, David Grubbs and Rokia Traore) and perhaps most unexpectedly, a field recording of indigenous Shipibo medicine man recorded by Massimo during his travels around the Amazon.
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit [Indie Special Price] Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit [Indie Special Price]
New CD: $7.99
This is the debut full-length release for the Australian indie singer-songwriter.
Buena Vista Social Club - Lost & Found Buena Vista Social Club - Lost & Found
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Description: World Circuit Records is set to release Buena Vista Social Club’s Lost and Found on , March 24 distributed in North America by Nonesuch Records. Coming almost two decades after the release of the original Grammy-winning, self-titled LP, the new album is a collection of previously unreleased tracks––some of which were recorded during the original album’s sessions in Havana and others from the years that followed.
Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa performs an exclusive event concert experience at Red Rocks Amphitheater celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf.
Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home Chastity Belt - Time To Go Home
New CD: $12.98
Chastity Belt is a rock band consisting of four friends - guitarists Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm. They met in a tiny college town in Eastern Washington, but their story begins for real in Seattle, that celebrated home of Macklemore and the Twelfth Man. Following a post-grad summer apart, a handful of shows and enthusiastic responses from the city’s DIY community led them, as it has countless others, into a cramped practice space. They emerged with a debut album, No Regerts, sold it out faster than anyone involved thought possible, and toured America, a country that embraced them with open-ish arms. Now they’re back and the tab is settled, the lights are out, the birds are making noise even though the sun isn’t really up yet: it’s Time to Go Home, their second long-player and first for Hardly Art.
Toto - Toto XIV Toto - Toto XIV
New CD: $13.98
TOTO XIV is the band s first album of new material since 2006 s Falling In Between. However, the band personally considers the new album to be the true follow-up to TOTO IV, which made the band global superstars. The album is a realized vision three plus decades in the making, exhibiting world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary, and melodies that the collective genius of Lukather, Paich, Porcaro, Williams and their assembled band-mates bring to life. The band s current line-up includes original members Steve Lukather, David Paich and Steve Porcaro and sees the return to the fold of original bass player, David Hungate. Joseph Williams (singer on The Seventh One and Fahrenheit ) returns to handle lead vocals, while Keith Carlock (Steely Dan, Sting) now sits behind the drumkit.
Laura Marling - Short Movie Laura Marling - Short Movie
New CD: $13.98
Laura Marling returns with her fifth studio album in seven years Short Movie. The album, a follow up to 2013's Mercury Prize nominated Once I Was An Eagle, marks a new chapter in her sound and artistic development. Short Movie sees Marling move into new musical territory and may surprise fans with its prevalence of electric guitar. The album is freer and looser sounding than anything she has done before. Marling produced the album, was recorded at Urchin Studios in London and aided by her long time drummer Matt Ingram and studio engineer Dan Cox.
James Bay - Chaos And The Calm James Bay - Chaos And The Calm
New CD: $10.99
Amongst its twelve tracks, James Bay s Chaos And The Calm features the singles Hold Back the River and Let It Go. Driven by his soulful delivery, captivating storytelling, and inimitable spirit, he s poised to capture the attention of listeners worldwide within the next year. Already, numerous tastemakers are predicting big things for BAY in 2015. A multitude of major news sources have named BAY 2015 s Artist to Watch. In addition The New York Times named Let It Go as one of 2014 s best songs.
Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan - Duets Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan - Duets
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
The impeccably balanced Duets includes four spontaneous arrangements of well-known classics. “Nature Boy,” “Blue in Green,” “Summertime” and “A Child Is Born”; plus interpretations of modern pop songs (Adele’s “Someone Like You” and Ellie Goulding’s “Lights”). This was the all-natural uncalculated result of long philosophical heart to hearts as well as a nine-city tour – over 30 years after Eubanks’ and Jordan’s first meeting in the early ‘80s at New York’s famed jazz-fusion club, The 55 Bar.
Curtis Knight & The Squires feat. Jimi Hendrix - You Can't Use My Name The RSVP PPX Sessions Curtis Knight & The Squires feat. Jimi Hendrix - You Can't Use My Name The RSVP PPX Sessions
New CD: $9.99
This special compilation presents Jimi Hendrix's 1965-1967 sessions with Curtis Knight & The Squires prior to his international fame leading the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Smallpools - Lovetap Smallpools - Lovetap
New CD: $9.96
Los Angeles' quartet Smallpools will release their debut album LOVETAP! on March 24th through RCA Records. "Karaoke" was produced by Ricky Reed and John Ryan. Press is already praising "Karaoke" with Hilly Dilly saying ""Karaoke" follows up some of the best new pop we've heard in a while, and the band has really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the song's actual sound. Baeble Music noted "The energetic new track is lighthearted, lots of fun, and makes you want to grab a mic and sing along." Earmilk said "Like a breath of fresh air, Smallpools build on their style with the momentum behind "Karaoke".
Bee Gees - 1974-1979 Bee Gees - 1974-1979
New CD: $44.98
This 5CD clamshell box set features 4 original albums from 1974 to 1979 Mr. Natural , Main Course , Children of the World , Spirits Having Flown and a bonus disc of non-album singles and b sides from the era called The Miami Years. Having teamed up with producer Arif Mardin, the Bee Gees took off with a fresh R&B twist to their music their albums Mr. Natural & Main Course opening new horizons. Their self-produced Children of the World album revealed a well-defined Bee Gees style. Spirits Having Flown followed with intricate and ambitious production and arrangements.
Nic Hessler - Soft Connections Nic Hessler - Soft Connections
New CD: $14.98
The making of Soft Connections was a lengthy process that took place during a crucial period of musical growth and self-exploration. It's an optimistic and introspective record about being in-and-out of feeling - on the brink of a personal breakthrough, yet still seeking direction, purpose, truth and permanence. Anchored by the Catwalk favorite "Please Don't Break Me" - a song that, at one point, could very well have launched Nic into "indie celebdom" - this record is now a send-off to Nic's lost time; he's moved forward, sounding better than ever and ready to soundtrack your long road trip or failed crush. This will be the first record in what we all hope to be a lengthy string of great albums.
Hayden - Hey Love Hayden - Hey Love
New CD: $12.98
Having spent nearly two decades creating uniquely affecting music defined by folk and indie rock flourishes, personal sentiment and an unmistakable voice that transcends the rare intersection of Neil Young’s signature warble with Leonard Cohen’s baritone rasp. Now preparing to release his second record with Canadian independent stalwart Arts &Crafts, Hayden’s eighth full-length studio record will continue to shape the growing legacy of this important homegrown artist, paving a reinvigorated path for the storied artist.
Theories - Regression Theories - Regression
New CD: $13.98
Seattle, WA based grind act Theories has been sowing the seeds of bleak, dark, and generally pissed off grind/metal in the pacific northwest since their inception in 2011. The band, comprised of current and former members Samothrace, Skarp, and Book of Black Earth, released their debut EP that same year. Their touring campaign followed shortly thereafter, and has taken them all over the US on nearly a dozen tours and to festivals including Maryland Death Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Southwest Terror Fest, and their most recent tour with new label mates, Cattle Decapitation. Vocalist Rick Powell, guitarist Lee McGlothlen, bassists Kush Karimi, and drummer Joe Axler are of a singular focus to tour as much as possible and to write hyper speed, violent music.
Bombadil - Hold On Bombadil - Hold On
New CD: $12.98
“Quirky, multi-textured, wildly inventive, eclectic, and hugely enjoyable.” “…a combination of open-minded chamber folk and the bright and sunny pop music of the 1960’s,” “Syd Barrett meets The Beatles,” are just some of the media accolades used to describe Bombadil, a band that has recently been building a steady buzz, catching the attention and support of media outlets like the New York Times, NPR, and Diffuser.
Steve Grand - All American Boy Steve Grand - All American Boy
New CD: $9.98
Not long ago, Steve Grand was a little-known Chicago based singer-songwriter. That all changed in July of 2013, when his music video “All-American Boy” posted to YouTube. The song, about unrequited love between two men, went viral accumulating more than 3.5 million views. Grand has appeared on Good Morning America, Larry King Now, CNN, TMZ Live and other national media. “All-American Boy” was included on Buzzfeed’s list of “24 Most Brilliant Music Videos from 2013.” Out Magazine named Grand on their “Out 100” list of the year’s most compelling LGBT people. Grand’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the All-American Boy album raised over $326,000 from nearly 5,000 backers and became the #3 most funded music project in Kickstarter’s history.
Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers
New CD: $15.98
Combining elements of modern and traditional death metal with 70’s prog rock and folk, originally Finnish progressive death metal outfit Barren Earth, no reinforced by Faroese native lead singer Jon Aldara, managed to build up an excellent reputation with only two albums. Their debut ‘Curse of the Red River’ (2010) and its follow-up ‘The Devil’s Resolve (2012) have already solidified the band as one of the most promising upcoming acts of the genre. Now Barren Earth are ready to reach another milestone in their career with the release of ‘On Lonely Towers’, which takes the band’s experimentation and heaviness to even further heights.
Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day Rising Von Hertzen Brothers - New Day Rising
New CD: $13.98
VON HERTZEN BROTHERS, Finland s No. 1 rock act, will release New Day Rising, the follow-up to 2013 s Nine Lives, via Spinefarm Records on March 24. This time, the brothers -Mikko, Kie & Jonne Von Hertzen-entered the studio, The Farm in Vancouver, with Grammy-nominated Canadian producer Garth GGGarth Richardson (Biffy Clyro, Rage Against The Machine, etc.), plus regular drummer Mikko Kaakkuriniemi and keyboard player Juha Kuoppala, and the result is their most ambitious release to date.
Vetiver - Complete Strangers Vetiver - Complete Strangers
New CD: $12.98
Complete Strangers marks the Easy Sound debut for Vetiver. Crafted once again with producer Thom Monahan, Complete Strangers is a stunning collection, at once beautiful and fragile, sweeping and delicate, haunted and hopeful. Current Carry is a soft-lit indie pop gem simultaneously reminiscent of 70s AM gold and startlingly current. Likewise, Loose Ends is a straight ahead power pop anthem sure to be welcomed by Vetiver fans new and old. Complete Strangers arrives March 24th.
Striking Matches - Nothing But The Silence Striking Matches - Nothing But The Silence
New CD: $10.99
STRIKING MATCHES is a guitar-wielding duo of Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis who also share vocals duties. While their debut album Nothing But The Silence fits in with today s commercial country scene, it also stands out from the rest of the pack with its driving rhythms and simple yet artful production. Helmed by super-producer T BONE BURNETT, the album is designed to showcase the compelling harmonies, honest lyrics and innovative guitar playing that makes them such a compelling live duo. That live aspect has allowed them to share stages not only with Nashville stars like Hunter Hayes and Vince Gill but also to wow non-country audiences, opening for artists like Train and John Hiatt. The album occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, pop, rock and blues, where all of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless appeal across genres and demos. They wrote or co-wrote all 11 songs and that songwriting has already been showcased extensively as they ve had no less than 9 songs performed on the ABC hit drama NASHVILLE including two that they perform on the album: When the Right One Comes Along and the first country radio single Hanging on a Lie.
Burning Love - Down So Long B/W Medicine Man [Vinyl Single] Burning Love - Down So Long B/W Medicine Man [Vinyl Single]
New Vinyl: $6.98
Thursday - Waiting: 15-Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition Thursday - Waiting: 15-Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition
New CD: $14.98
On December 7, 1999, the then-fledgling Eyeball Records released the debut album by New Jersey band called Thursday. Waiting, in itself, made modest waves during its initial release, but as the band prepared its follow-up—2001’s breakthrough Full Collapse—Thursday’s debut quickly became more of a herald than an introduction: This is the sound of a band in the middle of a discovery process that would eventually take them to legendary status around the world. Having officially gone out of print when Eyeball ceased operations, Waiting has been unavailable in physical, digital, and streaming formats since 2012. But this year, on the fifteenth anniversary of its release, Collect Records is finally giving this classic album the special deluxe edition reissue package it deserves. Waiting: The 15-Year Anniversary Edition features the original album remastered and repackaged with a die-cut sleeve, original liner notes, and a bonus 7” EP featuring previously unreleased demos from this period—including one never-before-released song.
Too Close To Touch - Nerve Endings Too Close To Touch - Nerve Endings
New CD: $15.98
Too Close To Touch are still in their infancy as a band, but the Lexington, Kentucky, quintet already have a clear understanding of the music they want to make and the message they hope to convey. Although their sound flows easily from alternative to theatrical rock to post-hardcore, one thing remains consistent from song to song: each one leaves an impact. For their Epitaph debut, Nerve Endings, Too Close To Touch have found the one thing many bands spend years searching for: balance. Dark and light. Soaring vocals and guttural screams. Dark lyrical content and pop-ready melodies. All combine to create a sound that is unique and exciting yet relatable. Taking cues from the 1975, Walk The Moon and the Neighbourhood, they’ve refined it to a look that’s mixes indie and classic cool, all while remaining 100-percent them.
While We're Young [Movie] - While We're Young [Soundtrack] While We're Young [Movie] - While We're Young [Soundtrack]
New CD: $15.98
While We're Young is Noah Baumbach's sparkling follow-up to his 2012 hit Frances Ha. No film has better captured the weird, upended logic of urban sophisticates: the older ones embrace their iPads and Netflix, the young ones crave vinyl records and vintage VHS tapes. The soundtrack is filled with classics such as Paul McCartney's "1985" or David Bowie's "Golden Years." The album also features an original score James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.
Various Artists - Classic American Ballads Various Artists - Classic American Ballads
New CD: $11.98
Born of the British ballad, its American offspring was the blank canvas for all type of tale, the more calami¬tous or scandalous, the better. Jesse James and Billy the Kid, train wrecks and hurricanes, the Titanic and Tom Dooley, fatal lovers’ quarrels and foiling the devil, all and more were normal fare, served up in a song. Classic American Ballads is 25 tracks of time-worn tragedy drawn from the deep fount of the Smithsonian Folkways archives. 74 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes and photos.
Disasterpeace - It Follows [Soundtrack] Disasterpeace - It Follows [Soundtrack]
New CD: $14.98
Humming House - Revelries Humming House - Revelries
New CD: $12.98
Woven together from diverse backgrounds (Americana, classical composition, bluegrass, soul, and traditional Irish music), their playground of musical exploration has something for everyone. Their debut record brought a whirlwind of press including features on NPR’s Live in Studio C and All Things Considered, Nashville’s Lightning 100 local spotlight, reviews in American Songwriter Magazine, and a Daytrotter session, and rotations on CMT Pure and Zuus Country, plus placements on FX's "Justified" and The CW's "Hart of Dixie". Having played over 150 dates, they are always touring nationwide with notable performances at Bristol Rhythm and Roots, the Americana Music Festival, the Cayamo Cruise, and SXSW. They have shared the festival stage with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dr. Dog, Justin Townes Earl, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Lyle Lovett, Ricky Skaggs, and Bruce Hornsby. Revelries is the band's latest release, featuring the tracks, "Great Divide" and "Run With Me", with Grammy Award-winning producers Vance Powell (The White Stripes, Chris Thile, Buddy Guy) and Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay),
Courage My Love - Becoming Courage My Love - Becoming
New CD: $13.98
Courage My love consists of twin sisters Mercedes Arn-Horn (vocals, guitar) and Phoenix Arn-Horn (drums. vocals) with their friend Brandon Lockwood (bass). They blend pop-punk, alternative metal to reach their unique sound. The band recieved a JUNO Award nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year , heavy video rotation on MuchMusic/MusiquePlus, more than 5 million YouTube views, being named as one of Alternative Press Magazine s 100 Bands You Need To Know and being asked to be on the full Vans Warped Tour 2014. Catch the band on tour this spring with platinum selling band "Hawthorne Heights".
Kirk Whalum - The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV Kirk Whalum - The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Recorded live at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, NY, saxophonist Kirk Whalum elevates his award winning The Gospel According To Jazz series to a new level with a live-recorded double CD set featuring the best in Gospel Music, Contemporary Jazz and Urban music. This newest installment eloquently demonstrates the deep connections between Gospel and Jazz.
Strung Out - Transmission. Alpha. Delta Strung Out - Transmission. Alpha. Delta
New CD: $13.98
Transmission.Alpha.Delta is the latest blast from the undisputed champs of metal-laced punk-rock, Strung Out. True to form, the band continues to evolve their patented sound through 12 new tracks saturated with lightning fast riffs, clobbering rhythms, and fresh vocal melodies.
The Gentle Storm - The Diary The Gentle Storm - The Diary
New CD: $16.98
With a working relationship dating back to 1998, two of Holland’s finest musicians have united for a new project dubbed The Gentle Storm. Ayreon mastermind / multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen and vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen – who rose to fame with The Gathering – originally crossed paths in ’98 for Ayreon’s breakthrough third album, Into the Electric Castle. Now they’ve both established themselves as world renowned heavy metal/rock artists in the seventeen years since they first joined forces. Although their respective musical styles went in vastly different directions during that time, Arjen and Anneke retained a common ground that ultimately led to the creation of The Gentle Storm.
Fulgora - Stratagem Fulgora - Stratagem
New CD: $14.98
A name representing the female personification of lightning in Greek mythology, Fulgora is a shadowy grindcore/death collective featuring members of Pig Destroyer, Misery Index and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Together they concoct violent hymns of destruction fusing death/grind and hardcorish, vulturine vocal infiltrations.
Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Stellar Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Stellar
New CD: $13.98
‘Stellar,’ the new full-length album from German black metal visionaries Der Weg Einer Freiheit, delivers some of this decade’s finest melodic black metal. A vast and immersive album ‘Stellar’ delivers both fierce speed and burning intensity, as well as moving, deeply contemplative soundscapes. ‘Stellar’ is Der Weg Einer Freiheit’s tour-de-force, and a world-class, modern metal album.
Ben Goldberg - Orphic Machine Ben Goldberg - Orphic Machine
New CD: $14.98
On his new album, Orphic Machine, clarinetist/composer Ben Goldberg creates his most beautiful and lyrical music to date. Goldberg’s songs, brought to exquisite life by vocalist Carla Kihlstedt, derive lyrics from an unlikely source: not poetry, but a book on “speculative poetics” by Goldberg’s former professor and MacArthur Fellow Allen Grossman.
Feufollet - Two Universes Feufollet - Two Universes
New CD: $12.98
Although Feufollet has often been hailed as the future of Cajun music, a more current assessment must admit that they are now the present of Cajun music. Once idolized at an early age for their precocious musicianship and sent all over the world as youthful emblems of Acadiana’s cultural resurgence, the members of Feufollet have, in the meantime, grown into the music as young adults.
Monokino - Fake Virtue Monokino - Fake Virtue
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Monokino (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) weaves ear-piercing synthesizers, angry guitar riffs and pounding drums with a highly-exceptional voice to produce futuristic sounding, awe-inspiring pop. In the course of a minute, you may hear Soft Cell, New Order, Kraftwerk and Cabaret Voltair. The band has toured extensively across China, the Netherlands, Canada and the USA and worked with producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie) and Kristeen Young. Their brand new album ‘Fake Virtue’ has been critically acclaimed in multiple countries. Music video ‘New Kid’ has been unanimously praised for its quality and originality, and awarded Video of the Week at Stereogum.
Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire
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Over the course of its two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band’s recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers. Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt’s sixth album and first in five years, is a fresh take from a band intent on pushing themselves musically and sonically while maintaining the aesthetic that has defined not only them, but an entire generation of noisemakers.
Liturgy - The Ark Work Liturgy - The Ark Work
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Liturgy is a Brooklyn-based, self-styled “Transcendental Black Metal” band whose yearning, energetic music exists in an uncanny space between avant rock, black metal, fine art and shamanic ritual. Led by songwriter and conceptual architect Hunter Hunt-Hendrix, who is joined by guitarist Bernard Gann, bassist Tyler Dusenbury and drummer Greg Fox, the band exists as a 21st century total work of art (gesamtkunstwerk): activating divine potencies by means of music and culture even as it underscores the contradictions inherent in such a project during the internet era. Their third full length, The Ark Work, is a quantum leap forward, a radical change in sound that paradoxically sounds more like Liturgy than ever.
Darren Hanlon - Where Did You Come From ? Darren Hanlon - Where Did You Come From ?
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The story of Darren Hanlon’s first album in five years, Where Did You Come From?, spans two continents and a whole lot of miles traveled, resulting in his most resplendent musical effort yet—the songs reaching new levels of maturity without ever losing his trademark lyrical charm and twinkling eye. Making it involved an unplanned and sometimes perilous lope through the American South, through various cities, towns and recording studios.
Andy Gabbard - Fluff Andy Gabbard - Fluff
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Brimming with creativity, “Fluff” is the debut album from singer-songwriter Andy Gabbard (Buffalo Killers). This is “Modern Grunge Fuzz Pop with 60’s aura”. On “Fluff” you can hear the deeply-solid effects of the grunge genre and mid-90’s ‘alternative music’ in a sonic gestalt. Exhibiting characteristics of fairly recent genres, as well as some classics that surrounded him during his youth, the album breaks barriers of seemingly comfortable, unthreatening music cultivating a physical embodiment of Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr, latter Beatles and even Brian Wilson!
Loons - Inside Out Your Mind Loons - Inside Out Your Mind
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With INSIDE OUT YOUR MIND the Loons have created their most compelling and original album to date. Once described as “a perfect pairing of Love-influenced garage-psych and British underground in the mould of the Pretty Things”, the Loons are Mike Stax of Ugly Things Magazine, Anja Stax on bass, Marc Schroeder and Chris Marsteller on guitar, and Mike Kamoo on drums and production.
Lonelady - Hinterland Lonelady - Hinterland
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LoneLady (aka Julie Campell) ‘s Hinterland (literally ''the country behind'' in German) conjures impressions of decayed Manchester outskirts and reclusive inner landscapes as Campbell continues her fascination with the post-industrial ruinscape. At its core beats an uncomplicated drum machine rhythm and synthetic percussion that recalls fractured memories of minimal wave and even early techno and dance, dynamically spliced through with Campbell's intricate, choppy and propulsive guitar playing. Campbell: “It’s channelling Parliament/Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, Rufus, Prince, Arthur Russell…among others. A strange - but nonetheless real - meeting of funk and…me from Audenshaw, Manchester.” The album is underpinned by an urgent post-punk sensibility, as Campbell describes it - “an inescapablycement-coloured North of England psyche.”
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Music Releases 03-31-15

Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
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Carrie & Lowell sounds like memory: it spans decades yet does not trade on pastiche or nostalgia. Stevens's gauzy double-tracked vocals wash across the dashboard of long-finned, drop-top Americana, yet as we race towards the coast we are reminded that sunshine leads to shadow, for this is a landscape of terminal roads, unsteady bridges, traumatic video stores, and unhappy beds that provide the scenery for tales of jackknifed cars, funerals, and forgiveness for the dead.
Death Cab For Cutie - Kintsugi Death Cab For Cutie - Kintsugi
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KINTSUGI, which follows 2011s GRAMMY® Award-nominated CODES AND KEYS marks Death Cab for Cutie s first new album since the departure last year of founding guitarist/keyboardist/producer Chris Walla. Recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Interpol) behind the board, the album takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them. As such, kintsugi represents a compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an objects history.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor (GYBE) returns with its first single LP-length release since the group's earliest days in 1997-99. 'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress' clocks in at a succinct 40:23 and is arguably the most focused and best-sounding recording of the band's career. Following Godspeed's return from a long hiatus at the end of 2010 to begin playing live shows again, and with the hugely acclaimed 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! release in 2012 marking their first new release in a decade, the group slowly and steadily put the new album together through late 2013 and 2014.
Death Grips - The Powers That B Death Grips - The Powers That B
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Powers That B will be a double disk CD and Vinyl consisting of two separate albums Niggas on the Moon and Jenny Death. The first album, Niggas on the Moon was released as a free digital download over the summer on Death Grips website.
Boxed In - Boxed In Boxed In - Boxed In
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Boxed In is songwriter and producer Oli Bayston. Having played in indie band Keith, written for The 2 Bears, sung for George FitzGerald and been a producer for the likes of Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs, Rosie Lowe and The Bohicas, Oli is now bringing his wide array of talents to bear on his own solo project.
Van Halen - Tokyo Dome In Concert Van Halen - Tokyo Dome In Concert
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Van Halen presents its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band s albums with Roth.
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
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Free Stuff
Since the band’s inception in 1996, Nightwish have released eight full length releases, sold millions of records world-wide, and become one of the most popular female fronted, symphonic metal bands of all time. In 2015 Nightwish plan on carrying this successful formula forward and release their ninth full length album, “Endless Forms Most Beautiful.”
Ringo Starr - Postcard From Paradise Ringo Starr - Postcard From Paradise
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Ringo Starr's 18th studio release, POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE, includes 11 original tracks and is the first to include a song written and recorded by Ringo Starr and his current All Starr Band - Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Richard Page, Wally Palmer and Gregg Bissonette. POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE was produced by Ringo and recorded at his home studio in Los Angeles and, as always, features friends and family. As Ringo often says, 'If I am recording and you're in town and drop by, you're going to be on the record!' The album's guest artists include: Joe Walsh, Benmont Tench, Dave Stewart, Ann Marie Simpson, Richard Marx, Amy Keys, Peter Frampton, Nathan East, and Glen Ballard.
The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy
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“I didn’t plan this album to sound violent, it’s just the sound that came out of the studio, a kind of build up over the last 4 years,” says Liam Howlett of the upcoming LP. “The tension is buried deep in the music right from the first drop. It’s all about the sound having that sense of danger. That’s what THE PRODIGY sound is about.”
Ludacris - Ludaversal Ludacris - Ludaversal
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The Sonics - This Is The Sonics The Sonics - This Is The Sonics
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“This Is The Sonics” reunites original members Jerry Roslie, Larry Parypa and Rob Lind, backed by the powerhouse rhythm section of Freddie Dennis (The Kingsmen, The Liverpool Five) and Dusty Watson (Dick Dale, Agent Orange). Broken up in 1967, The Sonics legacy has remained frozen in time with classics like “Psycho,” “Strychnine,” and “Have Love, Will Travel”, awaiting discovery and directly inspiring generations of garage bands the world over. “This Is The Sonics” picks up where they left off. Recorded in “Earth Shaking Mono” by producer Jim Diamond, known for his work with the White Stripes, and The Dirtbombs.
Katatonia - Sanctitude Katatonia - Sanctitude
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Formed in Sweden in 1991 by Anders Nystrom and Jonas Renkse, Katatonia stand at the forefront of the dark progressive rock genre. In September 2013 KScope released Dethroned and Uncrowned, a reworking of the band s 2012 epic Dead End Kings (originally released on KScope s sister label Peaceville). Dethroned and Uncrowned allowed Katatonia the opportunity to explore a more progressive sound, creating new moods and textures while still staying truthful to the core of the original songs.
Plain White T's - American Nights Plain White T's - American Nights
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Plain White T's release their long awaited seventh studio album which follows the release of their 2013 EP Should've Gone To Bed.
Boz Scaggs - Fool To Care Boz Scaggs - Fool To Care
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Grammy Award-winning rock pioneer Boz Scaggs is releasing his new album, A Fool To Care via 429 Records. His most compelling work to date in a celebrated and prolific career, this new collection of songs boasts Scaggs trailblazing blend of rock, soul, jazz and R&B taken to new heights and is the next chapter in the storytelling for which he is beloved. A Fool To Care is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed, Billboard Chart-Topping album, Memphis that the WSJ called, The Wizardry of Boz; and USA Today calling his vocals, Sublime...
Scott Weiland - Blaster Scott Weiland - Blaster
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New solo project from Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots & Velvet Revolver frontman) and his band, The Wildabouts.
Ryan Adams - Blue Light [Limited Edition Vinyl Single] Ryan Adams - Blue Light [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
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Jesse Malin - New York Before The War Jesse Malin - New York Before The War
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New York Before The War is Jesse Malin’s first studio album in 5 years. Malin has made a record about the “daily battle we have to keep the human spirit alive.” He adds: “I tried to carve out a place where I could once again exist and sat down and wrote the rest of this record.”
Hall & Oates - Live In Dublin [w/DVD] Hall & Oates - Live In Dublin [w/DVD]
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Daryl Hall and John Oates are one of the most successful recording duos of all time with a string of hit singles and gold and platinum albums to their name including six US No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, all of which are included in this superb live show. Filmed at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on 15th July 2014, this was the first time Daryl Hall and John Oates had played a live show in the city. They delivered a fantastic performance, packed with hits, to an audience who were clearly in the mood to party as only Dublin can! Bonus Features: Interviews with Daryl Hall and John Oates.
Jodeci - The Past, The Present, The Future Jodeci - The Past, The Present, The Future
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The Past, The Present, The Future is exclusively executive produced by Louis Burrell, Lajuanna Burrell, and Breyon Prescott with co-production byTimbaland on Incredible" and Those Things . Among its 12 tracks are "Every Moment," the soulfully striking "Nobody Wins" feat. B.o.B, the beautifully titled "Jennifer," and more.
Robben Ford - Into The Sun Robben Ford - Into The Sun
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Sophisticated guitar hero Robben Ford s new album Into the Sun shines a bright light on his artful, contemporary songwriting and the stunning playing that s made him a favorite foil of Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell and other legends. With guest appearances by ZZ Ward, Grammy winner Keb Mo , Gov t Mule and Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes, pedal steel guitar star Robert Randolph, six-string slide legend Sonny Landreth and up-and-coming star Tyler Bryant, Into the Sun explores the depths of Ford s vision, and which equally incorporates his jazz, pop and rock chops.
Wale - The Album About Nothing Wale - The Album About Nothing
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Wale’s fourth studio album, “The Album About Nothing”, serves as part 3 of Wale’s “About Nothing” music series. #TAAN may be the most personal album Wale has released to date and is most important to his core fans, as it follows two mixtapes (“mixtape about nothing” & “more about nothing”) that were also centered around this theme. The play on the “album about nothing” is that the album is about “everything”. There is no theme to life; therefore there is no theme to this album.
Darius Rucker - Southern Style Darius Rucker - Southern Style
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Three Days Grace - Human Three Days Grace - Human
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Canadian Rockers Three Days Grace reveal the title of their forthcoming album - HUMAN - due out March 31st on RCA. The album has already garnered 2 #1 Active Rock singles, "I Am Machine" and "Painkiller". "I Am Machine" is their 13th #1 single, breaking their own record for having the most #1's at the Active Rock format, more than any other band in history and has sold over 6 million albums in the United States.
The Staves - If I Was The Staves - If I Was
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Nonesuch Records releases The Staves' Justin Vernon–produced label debut, If I Was, in the United States on March 31, 2015, with vinyl to follow April 21. The Staves, originally from Watford, England, are three sisters: Emily (vocals), Jessica (vocals, guitar), and Camilla (vocals, ukulele) Staveley-Taylor. The album was recorded in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, at Vernon's April Base Studios—a former veterinary clinic where he also recorded his 2012 self-titled Bon Iver album.
Houndstooth - No News From Home Houndstooth - No News From Home
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No News From Home is the 2nd LP from Portland, Oregon quartet Houndstooth and the follow-up to Ride Out The Dark. That record was labeled "one of 2013's all too overlooked delights" by SPIN while their hometown Portland Mercury called it "an extraordinarily good album, a perfect representation of the band's trademark balancing of ease and passion." News is an altogether more mature record that widens the bands sound: from Velvets-style churners to shimmering, breezy, love songs, all penned by songwriting duo John Gnorski and Katie Bernstein.
Hollywood Undead - Day Of The Dead Hollywood Undead - Day Of The Dead
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Los Angeles based hip-hop/metal veterans Hollywood Undead have announced the release date of their forthcoming studio album, Day of the Dead. This is their fourth studio album. The album (the band s first since 2013 s Notes from the Underground), will be released March 31st on Interscope Records and will feature the current single and title track, Day of the Dead.
Andrew Bird - Weather Systems Andrew Bird - Weather Systems
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Described by Pitchfork in 2003 as 'music for the ages that demands to be heard', the songs on Andrew Bird's second solo album reveal themselves at a confidant, unhurried pace reflecting the thoughtfulness with which they were conceived. Weather Systems originated in a barn converted to studio/living space in remote western Illinois, as creating music was becoming central to Bird s everyday life. The virtuoso instrumentalist employs violin, glockenspiel, organ, whistling, and tape loops to set the scene for the intimate, haunting stories he tells through his lyrics. It s a lush, gorgeous collection of seven original songs plus Bird's own adaptation of a Galway Kinnell poem and a Handsome Family cover 'Don't Be Scared' (which Andrew recorded again on his 2014 covers album, 'Things Are Really Great Here... Sort Of'), showcasing his gift for conveying subtle emotional states purely through music. Originally released in 2003.
Ron Sexsmith - Carousel One [Deluxe] Ron Sexsmith - Carousel One [Deluxe]
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Ron Sexsmith's new release on Compass Records, Carousel One, is the cherished Canadian crooner s first album in two years. It finds Sexsmith in surprising territory for a man often pegged as a downbeat balladeer: he s actually contented. The 16-track album is a warm, deeply involving set of songs that showcases Sexsmith s great empathy and occasional sentimentality, but also his often-overlooked playfulness. Carousel One (named for the luggage retrieval belt at Los Angeles airport where bags off Toronto flights are delivered) is probably the most diverse album of Sexsmith's nearly 20-year solo career.
Grateful Dead - The Best Of The Greatful Dead Grateful Dead - The Best Of The Greatful Dead
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The Ultimate Gateway to the Grateful Dead featuring 2-CDs of the band's most iconic studio recordings. The collection's 32 tracks feature music from every Grateful Dead studio album and cover the key waypoints on the band's mystical musical journey. Arranged chronologically, the tracks reflect the evolution of the group's sound and its membership across more than two decades from 1967's The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) to 1989's Standing on the Moon. In between, listeners will find the essential tracks that made the band such a cultural phenomenon, including such fan favorites as St. Stephen, Casey Jones, Sugar Magnolia, Friend of the Devil, Scarlet Begonias, and Hell In a Bucket.
The Soft Moon - Deeper The Soft Moon - Deeper
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The voice of The Soft Moon has never been more clear and honest than it is on this record. With eerie, immersive tracks like the dogged "Far" and slow, beautifully melancholic "Wasting" (the first track written for Deeper), the album is a penetrating portrait of Vasquez as he wrestles thoughts of suicide, vulnerability and what it means to heal. By facing the most hopeless parts of himself without illusion and putting his past demons to bed, the creation of Deeper was an intense personal exploration of existence for Vasquez -- old wounds were forcibly opened, deep anger and paranoia were manipulated into song -- and he did not emerge unchanged. Deeper may have delivered Vasquez back to the waking world, but it willingly drags us further into The Soft Moon's dark, euphonic universe once more.
Ride - OX4_The Best Of Ride - OX4_The Best Of
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To help celebrate the band's reunion, Rhino will reissue OX4, a 15-track best-of collection originally released in 2001, which has been out of print for several years. OX4 features selections from each of Ride's studio recordings, which are arranged chronologically to create an inspiring overview of the band's artistic evolution. The set opens with "Chelsea Girl" and "Drive Blind" from the group's self-titled debut EP, which was the first of three EPs that Ride released in 1990. The collection touches on the other two EPs with "Like A Daydream" from Play and "Taste" fromFall.
We Are Harlot - We Are Harlot We Are Harlot - We Are Harlot
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WE ARE HARLOT showcases the bands larger than life personalities and unrelenting desire for fun. Their mission to revive Rock N Roll is evident from the get-go as Worsnop’s swagger and power commands attention, while George’s guitar oozes with style and feel and Agra / Weaver provide the rhythmic flow and backbone for the album. “Denial”, the first track to be released off the record earlier in 2014 caught the attention of global entertainment company WWE, which picked the track to be the new theme song of its flagship television program Monday Night Raw. Other album standouts include, “Dirty Little Thing” and “Someday” which highlight We Are Harlot’s staggering versatility and see them fearlessly blasting off into a new stratosphere with power and excitement. First single is at Rock radio now and climbing the charts.
Lower Dens - Escape From Evil Lower Dens - Escape From Evil
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On Escape From Evil, Lower Dens Jana Hunter emerges: cerebral and hot-blooded, rash and incorruptible, and, crucially, possessing of a loud, clear voice. Hunter is stepping up and taking center stage has emboldened every other aspect of the band. Escape From Evil is a cinematic, tonally rich work. The sounds are clean and warm. The pulse of the album is strong. Escape from Evil marks the follow-up to 2012 s Nootropics.
Teenage Bottlerocket - Tales From Wyoming Teenage Bottlerocket - Tales From Wyoming
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Every now and then a band comes along and speaks to the hearts of kids everywhere, as the true voice of their community. Teenage Bottlerocket is that band in the punk rock community right now. The band’s anthemic punk rock classics quickly catapulted them to the top of the scene, and before long the bands who inspired them had become their peers.
William Elliott Whitmore - Radium Death William Elliott Whitmore - Radium Death
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Known for the sparse, haunting qualities of his mostly solo recordings of what he refers to as “roots-folk music,” in which his husky voice is often accompanied by little more than a banjo or acoustic guitar, William Elliott Whitmore sought to add some new pitches to his bullpen for his new ANTI- release Radium Death.
Translator - Sometimes People Forget Translator - Sometimes People Forget
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Translator burst onto the music scene in 1982 with their radio/MTV hit “Everywhere That I’m Not”. Their prominence grew through their 4th major label release in 1986. 25 years later, they regrouped and made another stellar record—selling out shows. But, how did it all come to be? Omnivore Recordings is proud to translate with Sometimes People Forget, a collection of Translator demos that span the years from 1979 through 1985. These 22 tracks that found their way onto the band’s critically lauded canon and beyond, in the stages that brought them to indie prominence. Only two tracks have been previously issued on a rare compilation, the remaining 20 have never before been heard—until now!
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green Ryley Walker - Primrose Green
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Ryley Walker is the reincarnation of the true True American guitar player. That’s as much a testament to his roving, rambling ways, or as to the fact that his Guild D-35 guitar has endured a few stints in the pawnshop. No one knows what the future holds for young Ryley Walker. Hardship and setbacks and dilapidated housing uncertainty only seem to spur him on creatively. Here, with this record, we risk limiting his access to personal disaster by flirting with success. Here, with Primrose Green, we risk limiting his access to personal disaster by flirting with success.
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - The Third Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - The Third
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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis return with their new album, three years on since their hugely acclaimed Smoking In Heaven . An early fan, Mick Jones of The Clash, was keen to get involved as producer and spent four months rehearsing in their home for the new album. Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third was recorded and finished in the summer of 2014 and sets them apart, embracing a spread of influences from blues to disco, but always sounding unmistakably Kitty Daisy & Lewis. The stories in this album resonate with moods and melodies that touch you in ways that are both uplifting and unnerving. With three different writers and multi-instrumentalists in the band, each track is a sparkling gem that reflects a different facet of experience.
Eliane Elias - Made In Brasil Eliane Elias - Made In Brasil
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Eliane Elias Made in Brazil, marks a musical homecoming for the multi-GRAMMY®-nominated pianist/keyboardist/singer/composer. In her three-decade long career as a solo artist, Made in Brazil results from the first time she s recorded a disc in her native Brazil since moving to the United States in 1981.
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol.9: Madison Square Garden New York NY Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol.9: Madison Square Garden New York NY
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The signs were not exactly auspicious for the tribes trekking to Madison Square Garden for this mid-September 1990 show less than two months had passed since the death of Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick had taken over keyboard duties earlier in the month, and Bruce Hornsby had joined the band just the night before! But despite all the turmoil and turnover, the band gelled this night to a really remarkable degree, which is a testimony both to the Dead s musical chops and their indomitable, improvisational spirit. Welnick and Hornsby transform such warhorses as Little Red Rooster, Queen Jane Approximately, and Iko Iko into dazzling keyboard showcases, while the rest of the band and particularly Phil Lesh, who is just on fire throughout shines on such tunes as Tennessee Jed, Looks Like Rain and Morning Dew. The jams, including the whimsically titled No MSG Jam and Lunatic Preserve, are stellar as well there is a reason this was the first Dick s Pick to feature a concert from the 90s. Out of print for years!
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol.11: Stanley Theatre Jersey City NJ Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol.11: Stanley Theatre Jersey City NJ
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Dick s Picks Vol. 11 was not only the first concert from 1972 to be released in the series, but also was the first full concert from that hallowed year ever to be released by the Dead. At the time, it sparked some controversy it seemed like (and still does!) every Deadhead had his or her favorite 1972 show but as usual, compiler Dick Latvala came through with an (American) beauty, highlighted by one of the greatest Dark Star versions ever recorded, with a bonus of a one-time-only segue into Cumberland Blues. This volume also delivers an interesting set list marked by quite a bit of material from the debut solo albums by Jerry Garcia (Garcia) and Bob Weir (Ace), both of which had come out earlier that year. We ve seen quite a few folks claim this album actually tops Europe 72, but maybe a better way to put it is to say it complements it, with a bunch of new material added to the repertoire and a new, post-Pigpen line-up playing at a very high level on this side of the pond. Out of print for years!
Richie Furay - Hand In Hand Richie Furay - Hand In Hand
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Richie Furay has written and sung some of Americanas biggest songs including Buffalo Springfield s Kind Woman, Sad Memory, Good Time Boy, Sit Down I Think I Love You, and Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It; Poco s Pickin Up The Pieces, C mon, and A Good Feelin' to Know; as well as Souther Hillman Furay s Fallin' in Love.
Full Devil Jacket - Valley Of Bones Full Devil Jacket - Valley Of Bones
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New Album Produced by Justin Rimer (12 Stones, Breaking Point) First Release In 12 Years , Has Toured with Slipknot, Slayer, Mudvayne, Sevendust, Nickleback, Creed, Chevelle and others. Singer Josh Brown's side band Day of Fire were Grammy Nominated. FOR CONSUMERS WHO LIKE: Five Finger Death Punch, 3 Doors Down, Papa Roach, Theory of A Deadman
The Apartments - The Evening Visits... And Stays For Years The Apartments - The Evening Visits... And Stays For Years
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Born of the small but vibrant Brisbane punk/new wave scene of the late Seventies, Peter Milton Walsh began to cultivate the mysterious, moody myth that would follow him through out his career that has taken him around the world. But before setting out abroad, Walsh certainly made his mark on the Brisbaine scene. His band, The Apartments, formed in 1978 and spent the next year playing ample amounts of shows around Brisbaine.
Prong - Songs From The Black Hole Prong - Songs From The Black Hole
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Fresh off their Australian Tour last year, American Power Trio PRONG finished an album of cover versions, putting their distinct spin on an array of tracks originally recorded by artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Adolescents, The Sisters Of Mercy, Killing Joke, Hüsker Dü and Neil Young. PRONG are considered to be pioneers of the American post-hardcore and post-metal scenes.
NF - Mansion NF - Mansion
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Nate Feuerstein, recording and performing as the hip-hop/alternative artist NF, is Capitol CMG Label Group's most recent signing and most compelling new talent. On his debut album, this 23 year-old Gladwin, Michigan native tells his story with lyrical vulnerability complimented by raw energy. His music draws from many real life struggles, including abuse, anger issues, and losing his mother to a drug overdose. This album will have an impact both within and outside the four walls of the church.
Blind Boy Fuller - Rough Guide To Blind Boy Fuller Blind Boy Fuller - Rough Guide To Blind Boy Fuller
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Blind Boy Fuller was only 33 when he died, but during his short but prolific recording career he became one of the most influential and best-selling bluesmen of the pre-War period. Inspired by the legendary blues and evangelist guitarist Rev Gary Davis, Fuller developed a ragtime influenced fingerstyle guitar technique typical among East Coast bluesmen, which beautifully complimented his gritty and expressive voice. Armed with his steel National resonator guitar, Fuller had a huge repertoire of songs ranging from ragtime, hokum and traditional blues to gospel and other popular tunes of the time.
Rough Guide - Rough Guide To Unsung Heroes Of Country Blues Rough Guide - Rough Guide To Unsung Heroes Of Country Blues
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Very little is known about many of these featured early blues artists, other than the simple fact that their classic recordings are like arrows through time and have a cutting edge coolness which defies the age in which they were recorded. These tracks are essential listening for any blues connoisseur, and an adventure into some of the more hidden recesses of country blues. There is no space for the likes of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson or Son House in this roll of honour, as it’s time for the usual suspects to stand aside and let the limelight fall on some of the lesser-known country blues masters, whose brilliance has always been slightly under the radar.
Now That's What I Call Music! - Now That's What I Call ACM Awards: 50th Anniversary Now That's What I Call Music! - Now That's What I Call ACM Awards: 50th Anniversary
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NOW That s What I Call Music!, and the Academy of Country Music are partnering for the first time to release NOW That s What I Call The ACM Awards 50 Years. The latest installment in the best-selling, multi-artist album series will feature 2 discs as well as a digital collection of songs from ACM award-winning artists celebrating the Academy s 50th Anniversary.
Marching Church - This World Is Not Enough Marching Church - This World Is Not Enough
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Since 2010, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (Iceage, Vår) has used the Marching Church moniker to a variety of musical ends, both live and recorded. However, the project as it exists on This World Is Not Enough wasn't born until November 2013. With a live performance looming and no real idea what the set would be, Rønnenfelt found a new vision for the band while daydreaming at a gig at the venue where Marching Church was set to perform. "What I pictured was me in a comfortable armchair, adorned in a golden robe, leading a band while a girl kept pouring me champagne when I required it," Rønnenfelt explained. "This raised the question, 'What sort of music would go along with this picture?'"
Föllakzoid - III Föllakzoid - III
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Föllakzoid began seven years ago as a trance experience between childhood friends Diego, Juan Pablo, and Domingo from Santiago, Chile. 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 Föllakzoid’s musical language developing into something more upbeat, obscure, and sharp, yet even simpler in terms of elements.
Take One Car - Everyone You Know Is Here Right Now Take One Car - Everyone You Know Is Here Right Now
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Take One Car are a post-hardcore quartet from upstate New York that has built a dedicated following by relentless DIY touring and self releasing their music for the past 7 years. The band's previous LP, 2012's "It's Going to Be a Nice Day," was self-released on vinyl by the band itself and has sold hundreds of copies through touring alone. "Everyone You Know Is Here Right Now" pushes the band's masterfully crafted and dynamic sound further into the territories of bands like mewithoutYou, La Dispute, and Unwound. An undeniably great record start to finish.
Reptar - Lurid Glow Reptar - Lurid Glow
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Synth-pop dance party band Reptar returns with their second full length, Lurid Glow, out March 17th 2015 on Joyful Noise Recordings. Lurid Glow continues the exploratory and arousing spirit of their 2012 debut Body Faucet, 2012. Graham Ulicny (singer-guitarist), Andrew McFarland (drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (analog keyboards) succeed once again in bringing world dance parties into the post-rock realm. Lurid Glow continues Reptar s exploration of afro-beat indie electro-pop with a heart. While the scope of this album is broader than Body Faucet it retains the earnestness of a band just wanting to have a good time and make you feel good enough to shake your money-maker.
Yonatan Gat - Director [Vinyl] Yonatan Gat - Director [Vinyl]
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Master guitarist, Yonatan Gat (Monotonix) is back with 11 new punk inspired, improvisational, psychedelic mind melters. Recorded live by Chris Woodhouse (Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees) in less than 3 days during a US tour, the band went into the studio with just a few songs and ideas. The goal was to capture the riotous and intricate improvisations of the band’s live show. Inspired by soundtrack virtuosos like Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, Director is edited as a cinematic circular journey around the world, East to West and North to South. This journey is interconnected by field recordings that Gat has taken during his travels, giving it a feeling of space and time. The result is a genre-bending opus that finds the band seamlessly exploring different styles of music from Brazilian psych and Afrobeat to free jazz, surf and 20th century avant-garde, sometimes in the span of just one song. Gat's wildly inventive, reverb-drenched guitar offensive takes simultaneous lead and rhythm duties, backed by Gal Lazer's hard-hitting African-inspired grooves, and Sergio Sayeg's (of Brazilian garage rockers Garotas Suecas) pumping bass.
Merchandise - (Strange Songs) In The Dark Merchandise - (Strange Songs) In The Dark
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Back in print and readily available (for perhaps the first time), we have Merchandise’s debut LP (Strange Songs) In The Dark. The album, recorded in early 2010, marks a decisive break from the band’s straightforward early post-punk EP’s, moving instead toward the more experimental studio-based pop constructions that would be further explored in the subsequent Children of Desire and Totale Nite albums. (Strange Songs) was recorded by the core duo of Carson Cox and David Vassalotti. Despite the lo-fi nature of this home recording, there are tons of hooks to be found amidst the haze (notably “I Locked the Door” and “Worthless Apology”). Occasionally veering into abstractions, the album as a whole is a piece that warrants listening as such. It’s a sad bastard of a record, but one with plenty of range and ideas. Not rehash but reimagination. Many moments on (Strange Songs) In The Dark (especially the moody “Foolish” and “In The Dark”) foreshadow Merchandise’s eventual signing to the 4AD label. Fans of the band’s later albums will find much to enjoy on this early effort. [[Originally a split release between DIY punk labels Katorga Works and Drugged Conscience Records.]]
Jose James - Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday Jose James - Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music Of Billie Holiday
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Acclaimed vocalist José James new album Yesterday I Had The Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday is a tribute to the legendary singer in honor of Holiday s 100th birthday. James celebrates the woman he refers to as his musical mother with a stunning set of 9 songs written or popularized by Holiday. The album, which was produced by Blue Note president Don Was, features a stellar band including pianist Jason Moran, bassist John Patitucci, and drummer Eric Harland.
Madeon - Adventure [Vinyl] Madeon - Adventure [Vinyl]
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The Maine - American Candy The Maine - American Candy
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Formed in Early 2007 and hailing from Tempe, Arizona, The Maine is an alternative-rock band made up of five members; John O’Callaghan, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, Garrett Nickelsen, and Jared Monaco. In their eight years together, The Maine has released four full-length albums, including their major label debut Black & White via Warner Brother Records in 2010.
Sneaky Feelings - Send You [Remastered] Sneaky Feelings - Send You [Remastered]
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`Over the years there has been a lot of talk about the so-called `Dunedin sound'. Dunedin's Sneaky Feelings were a band whose ambitions and interests went much wider than any generic `sound'; they would even come to be regarded as something of an anomaly on Flying Nun, home to the Dunedin sound. And yet their first album seemed to epitomise that sound, whatever it was. One of the first long-players released on the fledgling label, Send You was emblematic. The early Flying Nun bands could be divided into two kinds: those like The Clean, who accepted their limitations and made the most of them, and others, like Sneaky Feelings whose ambitions out-stripped their limited recording budgets. Consequently their later records sometimes sounded a few thousand dollars short of the masterpieces they might have been. As for Send You, it will jangle forever as one of New Zealand's essential albums.' - Extract from Nick Bollinger's `Send You' liner notes
Jeff Golub - The Vault Jeff Golub - The Vault
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On New Year s Day 2015, the music world mourned the death of Jeff Golub. After suffering the loss of his eyesight 3 years earlier, Jeff was diagnosed with PSP, a rare brain disease which rapidly debilitated his entire body and ultimately robbed him of the ability to play guitar. Knowing that Jeff s playing days were over, three of his closest friends and musical collaborators, Steven Miller, Rick Braun and Bud Harner dug deep into the Golub vault and uncovered some rare gems - radically different versions of some of Jeff s early tunes along with 2 songs that were never released.
Built To Spill - Never Be The Same - Single Built To Spill - Never Be The Same - Single
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Blur - Lonesome Street - Single Blur - Lonesome Street - Single
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The Weepies - No Trouble - Single The Weepies - No Trouble - Single
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Turbo Fruits - No Reason To Stay - Single Turbo Fruits - No Reason To Stay - Single
Jessie Baylin - Black Blood - Single Jessie Baylin - Black Blood - Single
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