Blues-Rock Trio Will and the Won’ts Releases Track "Get Out"
New Single "Wake Up Clean"/"Get Out" Available On VINYL!
"Will and the Won'ts combine a bit of baby-boomer era rock ‘n roll, folk and country with the deep roots of americana. That isn’t to say it sounds dated, anything but. Their version has a modern edge which mainly comes through in the way they arrange their songs" (Write.Click.Cook.Listen).
The three members managed to find each other amongst the traffic, beaches, mountains, and bustling music scene of Los Angeles and combine a mutual love of influences ranging from The Avett Brothers, Jack White to Creedence Clearwater Revival. While studying at the Musicians Institute, Will Risbourg (vocals/guitar), Andrew Bilotti (drums/vocals), and Gui Bodi (bass/vocals) found camaraderie beyond the classroom in 2010 and settled as a three-piece in January 2014. Shortly thereafter, the band recorded their first single "Wake Up Clean" and follow up, "Get Out."
Will And The Won'ts - Wake Up Clean
Pick up your copy at WillAndTheWonts.bandcamp
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Relapse Records Announces 25th Anniversary Plans
Renowned independent metal label Relapse Records will be celebrating it's 25th anniversary throughout 2015. Originally founded by Matthew Jacobson in 1990, the label quickly became one of the most celebrated and influential independent labels in heavy music history. The label has big plans for the monumental anniversary including numerous special releases, events and partnerships all year long.
Founder Matt Jacobson commented on the occasion:
"In 1990 I started Relapse as a teenager in my parents’ basement. It was a dream with a simple mission: to share the music that I was so passionate about with as many people as possible. Over the course of 25 years we have had the honor of working with a diverse array of amazing artists and releasing a vast catalog of incredible records that includes numerous influential and genre defining albums. We are very proud that we have been able to bring the music that we love to a global audience."
First and foremost, Relapse will be reissuing a significant amount of classic and underground titles from throughout the label's history on deluxe vinyl. Albums from artists like Mastodon, Nile, Dillinger Escape Plan, Neurosis, Amorphis, Incantation, Human Remains, and many many more will get the deluxe reissue treatment after being long out-of-print or never-before-available on wax. Additionally, a special, super limited silver colored vinyl of every record released/reissued in 2015 will be made available exclusively from www.relapse.com
Relapse will be publicly celebrating its silver anniversary at next year's Maryland Death Fest alongside current and former Relapse artists Amorphis (playing Tales From The Thousand Lakes in its entirety), Obituary, Neurosis, Suffocation, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man, YOB, Tombs, Devourment, Origin, Skinless, Inverloch, Inter Arma, Serpentine Path, and Noisear. More information on the festival is available here.
Stay tuned for more news and information on Relapse's 25th anniversary including special reissues, events, new lines of merch, and much more!
vinyl news from the uk:
UK Indie Stores Get In The Spirit Of Vinyl With “12 Days Of Christmas”
Universal Music UK is offering independent music retailers a unique seasonal boost in the form of 12 exclusive vinyl releases set to hit the shelves from December 1st through December 13th.
The “12 Days of Christmas” initiative includes gems from the Universal Music catalog such as a heavyweight etched and numbered 7” of The Who’s Be Lucky – never previously available on vinyl – and a special limited release of The Beatles’ Long Tall Sally which is back on 7” vinyl 50 years after it was first released.
Also available are a picture disc version of Imagine Dragons’ multi-million selling debut album Night Vision and a 12" picture disc including an exclusive song from 5 Seconds of Summer. The promotion also includes a UK exclusive 7” from Weezer, a limited edition 12” from Metallica and two new songs from St Vincent pressed on a 10-inch disc in a die-cut, foil-embossed sleeve.
Around half the releases are being brought into the campaign via the US Black Friday promotion, but the rest are exclusive to the UK. Many are set to become instant collectors’ items as all are available in limited quantities.
The full line up includes:
Metallica, Lords of Summer 12” - December 1st
The Beatles, Long Tall Sally 7” - December 2nd
Tim Hardin, Tim Hardin 1 & 2 LPs - December 3rd
Wings, Let Em In/Beware My Love 7” - December 4th
Bon Jovi, Live 2 10” - December 5th
5 Seconds of Summer , Picture disc LP - December 6th
St. Vincent, Pieta/Sparrow 10” - December 8th
Weezer, Back to the Shack 7” - December 9th
Shirley Collins/Davy Graham, Folk Roots, New Roots LP - December 10th
Wings, Letting Go 7” - December 11th
Imagine Dragons, Night Vision picture disc LP - December 12th
The Who, Be Lucky 7” - December 13th
The managing director of Universal’s commercial UK division states: “At a time of the year when many retailers are focussed on high volume Christmas releases we thought it was important to do something special for the indie stores who are important to us 52 weeks a year."
Merry Christmas indeed!
upcoming releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - ST. VINCENT
The Soundtrack to the comedy drama St. Vincent (starring Academy Award® nominees Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts), is an irresistible compilation of evergreens and newer hits – including songs from Bob Dylan, The National, and Jefferson Airplane. This 2 LP At The Movies release is a very interesting package: next to presenting the song soundtrack, we've also included the Original Score by Theodore Shapiro on a second disc. Each copy of the first pressing is individually numbered and pressed on blue marbled vinyl.
The soundtrack album includes classics from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Bob Dylan's "Shelter From The Storm" from the 1975 album Blood On The Tracks. Tweedy provides two songs: the funky "Everybody Hides" and the laid-back "Why, Why, Why". In between comes a contrasting classic, the straight-hitting vocals of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love". This was the band's first and biggest hit, a single from the album Surrealistic Pillow in 1967.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Including 2 inserts
- 2 LP set contains the Original Score by Theodore Shapiro + the Soundtrack featuring Tweedy, Bob Dylan, The National and Jefferson Airplane
- First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on (light & dark) blue marbled vinyl
KORN - TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR
Take A Look In The Mirror is the sixth studio album by American Nu-Metal band Korn, released in 2003. It is the first album self-produced by the band. Korn explained that they wanted fans to hear the music as it should be. They returned to a more aggressive sound as featured on their earlier albums, with guitarists Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer mostly utilizing thick, heavy distortion and the occasional clean tones for contrast. The album peaked at number 9 of the Billboard 200 album charts and was certified platinum.
The track "Did My Time" was previously released as a single for the movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. The single debuted and peaked at number thirty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Korn's first top-forty hit in the United States. "Did My Time" gave Korn another Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category. The track "Right Now" was accompanied by a provocative cartoon video animated by Spike and Mike.
The album also contains a reworked and re-recorded version of the track "Alive", which had previously only been released on the band's first demo, Neidermeyer's Mind. The track "Play Me" features rapper Nas, making Take A Look In The Mirror the first Korn album since Follow The Leader to feature such a collaboration. Jonathan Davis plays bagpipes on "Let's Do This Now", marking the return of a tradition that has previous to the album, only been absent on Untouchables.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- First pressing of 2000 numbered copies on silver transparent vinyl
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - TRANSFORMERS
"Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination." The 1986 animated feature film The Transformers: The Movie was based on the animated TV series by the same name. The film was directed by Nelson Shin, who produced the original Transformers television series, and features the voices of Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, Lionel Stander, John Moschitta, Jr., Peter Cullen and Frank Welker. It also marked the final roles for both Orson Welles, who died just days after his last voice recording session for the film, and Scatman Crothers, who died months after its release.
Set to a soundtrack of synth-based incidental music and hard-driving metal music, composed by Vince DiCola, the movie has a decidedly darker tone than the television series. Stan Bush's song "The Touch", which prominently featured in the film, was originally written for the Sylvester Stallone movie Cobra.
The movie also feature other well known songs including "Instruments of Destruction" by NRG, Stan Bush's song "Dare", two songs by Spectre General, "Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way", "Hunger" as well as "Weird Al" Yankovic's song "Dare to Be Stupid". The Transformers theme song for the movie was performed by the band Lion.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Soundtrack of the classic 1986 Transformers movie
- First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl
Turkey Shoot Soundtrack Available Via DeathWaltz
The notorious 1982 Australian film, Turkey Shoot (Also known as Escape 2000 in the US and Blood Camp Thatcher in the UK) has long been considered the ultimate of Australian Video Nasties. Set in a dystopian future where a totalitarian regime imprison a group of ‘deviants’ to a high security prison destined for rehabilitation and social re-programming. The story involves the group of inmates fleeing from the camp controlled by the draconian warden, a sadistic alopecic henchmen and a bizarrely scripted lycanthropic carnival-mutant…shall we read on..? Produced by Antony I Ginnane’s F.G films (Patrick, Thirst, Snapshot etc…) together with British actor David Hemming (Blow Up, Fragment of Fear, Deep Red), the film was aesthetically influenced by the brutality and savagery of Italian sub-genre cinema, (ie Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal films and Lucio Fulci’s Zombie films), as well as borrowing the central theme from the 1932 film The Most Dangerous Game. Scored by renowned Australian film composer Brian May (Mad Max, Patrick, The Day After Halloween), the predominantly electronic soundtrack hints stylistically to brooding horror-synth of John Carpenter, the mutant patchbay of Gil Melle’s soundtrack The Andromeda Strain as well as some of the sonic characteristics found in Italian B-cinema (Fabio Frizzi & Goblin). Pulsing synth oscillations and pounding percussion together with inspired sound design all encapsulate the confused and claustrophobic human big-game hunt.
Yellow vinyl only 200 worldwide exclusive to Death Waltz
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Chain Reaction Soundtrack Available Via DeathWaltz
Described as ‘Mad Max meets the China Syndrome’, the 1980 Australian film The Chain Reaction is an often overlooked entry in the highly venerated Ozploitation Genre. A nuclear disaster themed thrill ride into early 80s Australiana and industrial paranoia. Sitting alongside Night Of Fear (1972) and Turkey Shoot (1982) in the outlandish canon of Australian B-cinema from the 1970s and 80s The Chain Reaction includes its fair share of gratuitous nudity, ocker attitude and souped up vehicular carnage, but also carries a skilled visual style and strong environmental message that sets it apart from its less cerebral counterparts. Composed by unsung composer Andrew Thomas Wilson, the soundtrack is a forgotten piece of 1980s electronic film scoring. A clash between driving electropop and the ominous dirge of John Carpenter’s The Thing and The Fog soundtracks. Layers of icy modular Synth and proto techno rhythms serve as the backdrop to the explosive biological-apocalyptic meltdown.
Milky clear vinyl with Red haze only 200 worldwide exclusive to Death Waltz
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Gene Clark 'Two Sides To Every Story' Vinyl Reissue
Two Sides To Every Story, the criminally long out-of-print solo album from founding Byrds member, Gene Clark, finally returns to vinyl. 35 years after its initial 1977 release on RSO, High Moon Records re-mastered, 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP is presented in stunningly rich and crisp audio fidelity that will shed new light on this underrated, beautifully-crafted Gene Clark classic. The album was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, producer of Clark’s masterpiece, No Other, and features an all–star cast of musical co-conspirators: singer Emmylou Harris, banjo-virtuoso Douglas Dillard (The Byrds, Dillard & Clark), Country violin legend Byron Berline, guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell), and pedal-steel ace Al Perkins (Flying Burrito Brothers, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones).
Gene Clark served as The Byrds chief songwriter in the mid-sixties, penning some of their most essential songs, including “Feel a Whole Lot Better,” “Eight Miles High” and “You Showed Me.” Clark’s inimitable songwriting and singing continue to inspire and influenced countless artists. Among them: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (who recorded TWO of his compositions on their 2010 Grammy® winning Album Of The Year, Raising Sand ), Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention, REM, Tom Petty, Yo La Tengo, the Flamin’ Groovies, Teenage Fanclub, and Wilco.
- 180-gram vinyl LP, packaged in state-of-the-art tip-on sleeve with 11” x 11” full-color 16-page book.
- LP & CD Bonus Tracks on exclusive High Moon Records Download card.
- Liner notes by John Einarson, author of the acclaimed Gene Clark biography, Mr. Tambourine Man.
- Never-before-seen Two Sides To Every Story album session photos by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame photographer Ed Caraeff.
- Meticulously re-mastered by multi-Grammy® Award nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, the Kinks, the Cars).
- Mastered for vinyl by multi-Grammy® Award winner Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Who).
Love 'Black Beauty' Vinyl Reissue
Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee’s legendary band Love is making its first-ever official release in any format, anywhere! Chosen as one of Time Magazine’s most anticipated releases, critics are hailing the album as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an un-released, full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical genius. It represents the missing link in a catalog that also includes Forever Changes, the seminal 1967 Love album the New York Times called “one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time.” With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing ’70’s rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting – topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With unparalleled sound, and a wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee’s career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love. David Fricke wrote about the album in Rolling Stone: “Black Beauty might have been received as a strong comeback for Lee, a turn to steamy R & B, with heavy-guitar punch — if it had come out.” High Moon Records is honored to finally grant Arthur Lee’s wish for Black Beauty to be available to music fans worldwide.
- 180-gram vinyl LP, packaged in state-of-the-art tip-on sleeve with 11” x 11” full-color, 28-page book with download card for High Quality MP3s.
- Extensive Black Beauty essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo), featuring all-new interviews with band members, colleagues and close friends of Arthur Lee.
- Abundant, never-before-seen Black Beauty-era photographs by Herbert Worthington, cover photographer of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours.
- Brilliantly re-mastered by multi-Grammy® Award nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, the Kinks, the Cars).
- Mastered for vinyl by multi-Grammy® Award winner Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Who).
Hell Militia 'Jacob's Ladder' Vinyl Release
HELL MILITIA are back with a vengeance! Recorded in Germany’s SOS Studio (SECRETS OF THE MOON, ASCENSION), “Jacob’s Ladder” delivers 8 stunning tracks of disturbing French Black Metal.
Since its founding in the year 1999 by lead guitarist T. Persecutor, the band has been a rising dark star in the underground scene. Now their third full-length “Jacob’s Ladder” bursts unto the world like a black supernova. The French masterfully achieve a unification of old school values such as a harsh and fierce yet accessible song writing with the new dissonant and ruptured sound which is especially explored in their homeland by bands like DEATHSPELL OMEGA or BLUT AUS NORD. This comes as no surprise as members of HELL MILITIA are also active in bands such as ARKHON INFAUSTUS, SECRETS OF THE MOON or TEMPLE OF BAAL. Taste the extremely bitter universe of HELL MILITIA filled with urban filth!
Transparent red disc limited to 200 copies!
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Floor - Oblation + The Ladder / Diamond Daves Are Forever
The bonus 7" EP includes 2 exclusive tracks which are not on the album. FLOOR are back! In the wake of their self-titled debut album ‘Floor’ (2002), Anthony Vialon (guitars, vocals), Steve Brooks (guitars, vocals) and Henry Wilson (drums) present ‘Oblation’. Adding a dose of doom and a dash of drone, this new opus perfectly encapsulates FLOOR’s trademark desert rock feeling of shimmering heat, the pound and stomp of heavy engines, and a burning taste of diesel in the air. CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou mixed the album at GodCity Studios (TORCHE, KVELERTAK, HIGH ON FIRE) and the mastering was done by Alan Douches (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK, MOTÖRHEAD). Lean back, crank up and sacrifice to the gods of stoner rock with this mighty ‘Oblation’.
Purple 12" LP with blue, mint and grey splatters, limited to 400 copies!
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Pre-Order Bayside's 'Cult White Edition'
Bayside proudly support the Human Rights Campaign. With your purchase of this special vinyl edition of Cult, Bayside and Sub City will make a donation to The Human Rights Campaign.
The collectible vinyl edition of Bayside's Cult includes:
• Two 12" LPs in Hopeless D2C Exclusive Preorder Color Transparent Red (Initial Pressing: 1300 units worldwide)
• Cult + 4 additional rare/unreleased tracks, including the brand new song "Dancing Like An Idiot"
• Gatefold Packaging
• Folded collectible, double-sided poster (24" x 36")
The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of nearly 2 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.
For more information, please visit www.hrc.org.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a presale item set to ship shortly before the album release date of 3/3/2015
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2. Pink Floyd - Endless River
3. Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy
4. The Paperhead - Africa Avenue
5. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
6. Fly Golden Eagle - Quartz Bijou
7. Jack White - Would You Fight For My Love 7"
8. Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
9. Richard Hawley - Richard Hawley
10. Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
11. Hozier - Hozier
12. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
13. Richard Hawley - Lowedges
14. Richard Hawley - Late Night Final
15. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
16. Music Band - I Was Like 7"
17. Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita
18. Foxygen - And Star Power
19. Led Zeppelin - IV
20. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
21. Colony House - When I Was Younger
22. The Black Keys - Turn Blue
23. The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Christmas
24. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
25. Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago
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