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SWITCHFOOT - BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN
The Beautiful Letdown is the fourth studio album by alternative rock band Switchfoot. Released on February 25, 2003, it launched the band into the mainstream on the strength of two top 20 singles: "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move." The album was hugely popular and remained a staple on the Billboard 200 album charts for a considerable amount of time. The album sold over 2.7 million copies in the US and was eventually certified double platinum by the RIAA.
The album won an Album of the Year award at the 2003 San Diego Music Awards. It was ranked #195 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums of the Decade.
The album featured some of the band's most intricate work to date, and featured a departure from the lo-fi indie rock sound of their previous three albums. This shift to a more layered, heavier rock sound with occasional electronica influences can be attributed to the addition of long-time touring member Jerome Fontamillas as a full-time band member. Contributing more to the recording process by filling in with his added instrumental versatility prompted Foreman to note, "I feel like Jerome is a great team player. I mean the same thing where live he just kind of fills in, is the same thing on the album. He's just a wonderful guy to have around." The sound was also influenced by the fact that "these were songs that we'd played live countless times, songs that we'd lived with."
2014 LIMITED EDITION Reissue
Blue Colored Vinyl
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SOUNDTRACK (OST) - HANNIBAL SEASON 2, VOL 1
The score for NBC’s Hannibal might be the closest someone’s come on TV to soundtracking the experience of losing one’s marbles. That someone is Brian Reitzell, who’s composed and supervised soundtracks for Sofia Coppola, Rian Johnson, and Peter Berg. Reitzell released a solo album, Auto Music, earlier this summer and now has the original score for Hannibal’s first two seasons.
All of the music featured on the Hannibal LP’s hail from the first and second season of the series and have been sequenced in the chronological order they appears on the show itself, allowing for an essential listening experience as dictated by the music’s creator.
Each double LP will be housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, and Director David Slade has provided rare photography from his personal collection for the artwork. Each LP will come with a download card.
Both seasons are each receiving two volumes of music, for a total of four different LPs, and the variant colors are perfectly themed for the show and its content, including “Tannum Brown”, “Hemochrome Red”, “Travertine Grey”, and “Amarone Grape”, as well as standard black.
There will be 1,000 copies of each color, for a total of 2,000 of each LP in total.
GREY colored vinyl Edition, Limited to 1000 copies.
Including download code
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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE - WE HAVE THE FACTS AND WE'RE VOTING YES
We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes is the second studio album by indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, released March 21, 2000, on Barsuk Records.
Death Cab for Cutie's first concept album, the album features a story about a ruined relationship. No singles were released for the album.
In 2011, guitarist Chris Walla reflected upon the album stating: "That second record, especially, for years and years has been my favorite ... As I try to figure out what it is about that record that I react to so strongly – we started recording it like twelve years ago – dissecting all those elements and trying to reverse-engineer what happened, I’ve learned so much about what I value about songwriting and about performances."
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Pre-Order Voyag3r's 'Doom Fortress' LP (2nd pressing)
'Doom Fortress' is the debut full length album from Detroit’s Voyag3r (pronounced Voyager Three). Voyag3r are a synth based instrumental rock band that draws inspiration from sci-fi, horror, action soundtrack music from the 70’s & 80’s. Voyag3r have set out to create dynamic, epic, moody and atmospheric sounds intended to inspire. This experimental rock sound is like a movie-less score or the soundtrack to a far away mysterious journey. Voyag3r forge their sound with a multitude of analog synthesizers, acoustic drums and electric guitar.
'Doom Fortress' was recorded using vintage analog synths, electric guitar through vintage tube amplification and maple shell acoustic drums. All music was recorded to 2? analog tape (MCI JH-24 2? Analog 24-Track w/ALIII remote) through various vintage pre-amps and a 1977 Custom Harrison 3232 console for maximum authenticity and spirit in capturing this classic sound.
The Doom Fortress 1st Pressing was 2 different colors of vinyl: Voyager Golden Record (Gold Vinyl) and Black Hole (Black Vinyl). ***** 1st PRESSING SOLD OUT! *****
This time around we are offering "Deep Space Nebula" (translucent purple) 250 copies and black vinyl 250 copies. Both versions come with a double sided 12" x 12" art print and digital download code.
LP art, design & layout by SLASHER DAVE!
2nd Pressing Limited to 500 Copies. 250 Purple Vinyl / 250 Black Vinyl.
***** 2ND PRESSING BEGINS SHIPPING ON DECEMBER 9, 2014!
PRE-ORDER NOW AND RECEIVE A FREE 3 PIECE 1.25 VOYAG3R BUTTON SET…LIMITED TO THE 1st 50 ORDERS! *****
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Jonny Greenwood's Inherent Vice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Pre-Order
Nonesuch will release Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson’s new feature film, Inherent Vice, December 15, 2014, with the vinyl to follow March 3. An adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, Inherent Vice, which will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters starting on December 12, is set in the tail end of the psychedelic ’60s and stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, and Owen Wilson. In addition to nine compositions by Jonny Greenwood, the soundtrack features “Spooks,” an unreleased Radiohead tune performed by members of Supergrass, as well as other recordings from the movie’s era. Additional performers include The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Young, Can, and The Marketts, among others.
This is the third Anderson film that Greenwood has scored. Their previous collaborations include the critically praised soundtrack for 2007’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood and 2012’s The Master, both released by Nonesuch. Rolling Stone said of The Master that its “visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood’s haunting, hypnotic score.” The New Yorker described the music as “rich and inventive.” The Times of London exclaimed: “Jonny Greenwood’s score is superb.” Of the There Will Be Blood score, the Boston Globe noted that the “squealing, cicada-like strings of…Popcorn Superhet Receiver masterfully evoke the film’s apocalyptic vision of the West.”
Widely known as the guitarist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood also is a highly respected composer.
Release date 3/3/15
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Rhiannon Giddens - Tomorrow Is My Turn + Autographed Print Pre-Order
Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, makes her solo recording debut with Tomorrow Is My Turn, due out February 10, 2015, on Nonesuch Records. (The vinyl will follow on March 3.) The album was produced by T Bone Burnett. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an exclusive print autographed by Giddens and an instant download of the album tracks “Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind” and “Shake Sugaree.”
Burnett first worked with Giddens when she performed last fall at a concert he curated at New York City’s Town Hall that was later broadcast on Showtime: Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis.” In the Huffington Post’s “5 Memorable Moments From the 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Concert,” the top spot went to “Dear Lord: Rhiannon Giddens. The chances are a good many people haven't heard of Rhiannon Giddens, but that's probably going to change ... Giddens performed two songs … and earned the night's one in-show standing ovation.”
Backstage, Burnett was immediately moved to ask if he could produce a record with her. “It was clear the first time I heard her at rehearsal that Rhiannon is next in a long line of singers that include Marian Anderson, Odetta, Mahalia Jackson, Rosetta Tharpe,” Burnett says. “We need that person in our culture.”
For her first solo disc, Giddens chose a broad range of songs from genres as diverse as gospel, jazz, blues, and country. In addition to the traditional “Black Is the Color,” tracks include Hank Cochran’s “She’s Got You,” made famous by Patsy Cline; Dolly Parton’s “Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind”; “O Love Is Teasin’,” popularized by the Kentucky-reared “mother of folk” Jean Ritchie; and Elizabeth Cotton’s “Shake Sugaree.”
Tomorrow Is My Turn was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, with a multi-generational group of players whom Burnett assembled. Among them are fiddle player Gabe Witcher and double bassist Paul Kowert of label-mates Punch Brothers; percussionist Jack Ashford of Motown’s renowned Funk Brothers; drummer Jay Bellerose; guitarist Colin Linden; legendary backup singer Tata Vega; veteran Nashville session bassist Dennis Crouch; and Giddens’ Drops touring band-mates, multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and beat-boxer Adam Matta.
Release date 3/3/15
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You, Whom I Have Always Hated by The Body & Thou
The Body and Thou are bands with Southern roots that have been pushing the boundaries of heavy metal for over a decade. Both have maintained relentless touring schedules, a dedication to DIY ethics and aesthetics, and a commitment to push their respective brands of extreme music into previously unexplored territories. You, Whom I Have Always Hated is a new collaborative release that showcases both bands’ unique abilities to create music that is emotionally effecting and unrelenting.
On You, Whom I Have Always Hated, each band’s distinctive elements shine through and combine to create something more visceral than the sum of their parts. While the groups have different approaches to live performance and stylistic nuances, they share general creative ideas and have a history subsumed in themes of alienation, melancholy, and despair. They describe the new collaboration as “a twilight dungeon crawl exploring the winding, ruined halls of Mad King Duro’s Castle, best friends at your side, enemies crushed beneath your heels, mysteries solved, and treasures found.”
This is not a split album, but rather a collaboration between The Body & Thou. LP jacket has a black flooded pocket, printed inner sleeve, and free download card.
White vinyl edition is limited to 300 copies and only available via Thrill Jockey Mailorder!!
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THE HACKER - LOVE/KRAFT - SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION
Channelling Kraftwerk, Italo-disco, techno and electro, legendary French producer The Hacker collaborates with The Vinyl Factory to release a special limited edition double vinyl album version of Love/Kraft, his dancefloor-crushing return to form.
Highlights include ‘Jalousy’ - a mesmerizing instrumental that blends classic electro-clash, EBM and Euro-disco sensibilities, ‘Jupiter Skyline’ - pure ‘Man Machine’-era Kraftwerk meets early Motor City Detroit electro, and ‘You’ - the most uplifting track on the album, with nods to Todd Terje-style disco and the epic electro-pop of Depeche Mode.
A long established sonic experimenter who’s released seminal albums with Miss Kitten, The Hacker aka Michel Amato remains an icon for the current generation of electronic producers like Gesaffelstein, with whom he tours and collaborates via their Zone label.
* Double heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl
* Features seven tracks spread across four sides
* Bespoke sleeve with fluoro artwork
* Limited to 1000 copies worldwide
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