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Skywriting is the latest full length album from Zachary Cale, primarily recorded at Black Dirt Studio by Jason Meagher in upstate New York. As Cale’s seventh studio record, Skywriting takes on a new focus for the seasoned songwriter, pivoting to more of a band-focused rock album. Inspired by many years on the road, the songs that make up the album depict characters in a state of perpetual motion, or better yet a constant state of becoming. The gamble and sacrifice that one makes in pursuit of their art is felt in just about every line. Many of the songs reflect on time spent traveling between cities, being away from loved ones, introspective moments in motel rooms, green rooms, and long stretches of highway.
TRACKLIST: 1. Miles Ahead, Miles Behind 2. Cursed Spot 3. If I Knew The Name 4. Come On Easy 5. Sandcastles 6. Spirit Drive 7. Green Screen 8. Bigger Picture 9. Page By Page
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Adam Green and Kimya Dawson originally crossed paths at an open mic night in Mount Kisco, New York in the early 90s. From there they went on to record a surplus of home recordings with various friends under the moniker The Moldy Peaches, and eventually became staples in the NYC anti-folk scene of the late 90’s/ early 2000’s. After releasing several albums that gained traction in the U.S. and UK, the group broke into the mainstream when their song “Anyone Else But You” appeared in the hit indie film “Juno” (2007).
Origin Story: 1994-1999 is a collection of songs, unreleased demos, live tracks, and poems from the early years of The Moldy Peaches, and outline the tale of how the band came to be. Liner notes written by Adam and Kimya detail the stories behind each track and rare photos included in the packaging help to illustrate the life and times of the duo when they were young.
Audio remastered by Sarah Register, packaging designed by Kelly Cousins.
TRACK LIST 1. Wake Up 2. Moldy Peaches In Da House 3. Lil Bunny Foo Foo 4. Bleeding Heart 5. Flea Circus 6. Times Are Bad 7. On Top (Live at Oasis Bar) 8. Ode To Girls Who Write Odes To Kurt Cobain 9. Ugly Child 10. Shame 11. Punching Bag 12. Candyland 13. I Wish I Was Ben Lee 14. County Fair 15. Stop That Train Today 16. Little Bunny Foo Foo (Live at Sidewalk Cafe) 17. Put Your Mama in a Headlock 18. The Shoes That He Died In 19. Royal Family 20. We'll Always Be Us 21. Moon With Rocks
Estimated Ship Date is October 4th Renowned trombonist and co-founder of Detroit's famed TRIBE Records, Phil Ranelin, is back with his first album in a decade. A master trombonist of the J.J. Johnson tradition, Ranelin’s career has spanned over five decades with ten records as a solo artist, four as a Freddie Hubbard sideman, session recordings for Motown, and work with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder and Ella Fitzgerald to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Telefon Tel Aviv. At 82 years old, Ranelin proves that he still has much to offer with “Infinite Expressions”, a work that showcases his unique style both as a player and composer. Includes digital download.
TRACK LIST 1. Spirit of Dolphy 2. Infinite Expressions 3. In the Time Being 4. One More Blues 5. In Time With The Times (Movements 1-7) 6. Blues For Paula 7. A Weaver of Dreams 8. One More Blues
PHIL RANELIN – Trombones & Cow Bell MICHAEL ALVIDREZ – Acoustic Bass (Tracks 2 & 3) ANDRE BEASLEY – Drums IAN MARTIN – Acoustic Bass (Tracks 1, 5 & 6) CARLOS NIÑO – Various Percussions HIDEAKI TOKUNAGA – Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Engineered by JESSE PETERSON, September 17, 2020 at The Hearing Room Additional Project Engineers: EDDIE RESTO, MICHAEL ALVIDREZ Mixing Engineer: LEE RAY Mixing Consultant: DAWAN MUHAMMAD / LIFEFORCE RECORDS Mastering Engineer: YAYO MORALES (CSL Studios) Front Cover Art: DONOVAN VIM CRONY Album Cover Layout & Graphics: YAYO MORALES & ALEX TENTA Album Design: YAYO MORALES & PHIL RANELIN Back Cover Photo: JOE LARUSSO Inside photo: CHUCK KOTON Project Consultant: CARLOS NIÑO Produced by PHIL RANELIN
"As the year 2020 approached, a number of exciting plans were in the works for me to continue my yearlong 80th Birthday Tour that had successfully kicked off on May 26th, 2019. But on February 2nd , 2020, I played my one & only concert of the year! Because in March of 2020, the worldwide shutdown and ban of all live musical performances sadly became a way of life. Music, and live music in particular, is one of the true phenomenons of our very existence, so to have it eliminated effects each and every one of us leaving a void and disrupting & severing some of the most vital elements of the human spirit! On a personal level & due to my DNA I was compelled to seek out a solution for me to remain creative,positive and sane!So in September of 2020, after spending 5 agonizing months in isolation and musical lock down, I decided to uplift my spirits by launching a solo recording project. I wasn’t sure how I would do it, or even if I were in enough shape to do it. I dug down deep for strength & the courage that was needed to began the process of creating a lasting piece of Art After discussing the idea with some of my close fans and friends , I was inspired to precede; the problem though was ,with the exception of playing a couple of numbers one night at a beautiful gathering in Malibu , I hadn’t played with anyone in 5 months, so it still took a lot of soul searching to actually go forward! Time is a ever changing ever evolving never ceasing constant, In the 1970’s I composed a album entitled “The Time Is Now”, so once again time is the theme, motivation & inspiration for a Phil Ranelin project All of the positive flow of energy and love that surrounded me, gave me the courage to precede with the idea of recording a album that would represent a 2020 version of myself; “INFINITE EXPRESSIONS” is in fact , a true labor of Love! So with guidance from the ultimate source, the most high, I was able to complete the project that hopefully you are listening to right now! All of my life I have had spiritual guidance & protection that has allowed me to stay the course and persevere, this project is no different! THANK YOU GOD!"
Estimated Ship Date is September 20th Over 60 releases and 44 years into his career as a jazz drummer and composer, William Hooker has made (arguably) his best album yet during the pandemic in 2020, a follow up to his critically acclaimed 2019 album “Symphonie of Flowers". Clocking in at 83 minutes in total (depending on the format you’re listening to), “Big Moon” is as expansive as it is groundbreaking. With a reputation as one of the most innovative composers and drummers of his generation, for those in the know, Hooker does not disappoint on this latest work. Supported by a dynamic group of players which varies throughout the piece, Hooker weaves elements of spiritual and avant-garde jazz with tropical rhythms through eleven movements of the meditative journey that is “Big Moon”; a work that should be ingested and contemplated as one body of work. The release was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering. Includes digital download.
TRACK LIST 1. Stations of Power 2. Right Speech 3. Ring-Pass-Not 4. Major Planetary Centres 5. Seven Rays 6. Sequence of the Form 7. Synthesis of Understanding 8. The Council Chamber 9. Extra-Planetary Livingness
"Impression" is a carousel ride through time with the Bonnie & Clyde of psych-pop, where classic meets contemporary. Sugar Candy Mountain gallops seamlessly from tripped out Tropicália, Shuggie Otis inspired grooves, kaleidoscopic psych jams, classic 70's reverie, and nods to krautrock without ever skipping a beat. Along the way Reiter's honeyed voice hovers seductively between breaking and beauty, taking us on a sensational ride through the ups and downs of apocalyptic visions, tender sunlit musings on love, and deep gazes of self reflection. Available on vinyl and CD starting May 28th via ORG Music.
Tracklist 1. Running From Fire 2. Impression 3. Outside In 4. The Love Between 5. Gussie 6. A Window Is Opened 7. Wildcat Canyon 8. Sally Ballerina 9. The End 10. In A Flash 11. No One Can See 12. Antelope Creek 13. Please Don’t Look Away
"Do you feel well? How does it feel to hear that, to ask yourself that? Well, it’s felt weird to me for a long time. If I hear about your feelings, or am asked about mine, I barely know what you’re talking about. I don’t feel well".
This is a wild time. This album was made during and amongst some very new experiences. I hope it captures some of how it felt durning this period. I’ll feel better when this is behind us.
Recorded June 22nd to July 17th, 2020 at Palmquist Studios, El Sereno, CA by Eric Palmquist
Additional recording July 24th - 26th at Studio Litho, Seattle, WA by Steven James Aguilar
Mixed by Steven James Aguilar at Camp Coryell
Mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering
Additional engineering by Jake Munk
Assistant engineering by Cameron Rochte & Jon Roberts
Written and performed by Josh Klinghoffer
Jack Irons— Drums on track 1, 2, 8. Additional drumming on track 3
Steve McDonald— Additional bass on track 6
Nathaniel Walcott— Strings written & arranged on track 5, 8, 10
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith— Cello on track 5, 10
Paul Cartwright— Violin on track 5, 8,10
Andrew Duckles— Viola on track 5, 10
Billy Mohler— Double bass on track 10
Design by Kate Elkan
Cover photo by Nora Shazlin
Avant-garde punk legend and former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt is back with a second album from his latest project, Il Sogno Del Marinaio (translated as “The Sailor’s Dream”), a collaboration with Italian musicians Stefano Pilia and Andrea Belfi. The album, Canto Secondo, was recorded over eight days last December in Bologna, Italy’s Vacuum Studio.
Formed in Vallejo, California in the 1950's, The Viscaynes were a high school doo-wop group who are said to be the first recorded singing group of Sylvester Stewart (aka Sly Stone), and the launching point of his extensive career. The group gained some early notoriety with a performance on Dick Stewart's Dance Party, after which they were introduced to producer George Motola. Charting on KYA radio's top 60 chart in 1961, "Yellow Moon" became a hit song for The Viscaynes, though they split up around the time of the song's popularity. "The Viscaynes & Friends" is the first official full-length release from the group, coming to light only after a master tape reel was discovered more than half a century since the group disbanded. The release features seven tracks from Sly and The Viscaynes, along with one cut from the The Individuals and two from The Precisions, all of which were produced by Motola.
TRACK LIST 1. Help Me With My Broken Heart 2. Without Success 3. You've Forgotten Me 4. Yellow Moon 5. Mama Told Me 6. You're My Only Love 7. A Long Time Alone 8. Uncle Sam Needs You 9. Heavenly Angel 10. Eight Reasons Why
Tracklist Side A
More Than 2 Sides (Hillyard)
Measure of a Man (Sherley)
Now That You Know (Wheeler / Pitman)
The Giver (Hillyard / Wheeler)
Somebody Done Changed The Lock on My Door (Weldon)
Song of the Underground Railroad (Traditional arr. Hillyard)
Home is Where the Hatred Is (Scott-Heron)
Take a Chance on Me (Hillyard)
Someone Else’s Love Song (Hillyard)
Dark Before Dawn (Hillyard)
David Hillyard – Tenor and Baritone Saxophones, Backing Vocals on 5
Larry McDonald – Percussion
Jimmy Boom – Drums
Chiquis Lozoya – Bass, Backing Vocals on 2-5, 8-10
Devin Morrison – Guitar
Ray Jacildo – Organ, Piano
Sean Wheeler – Lead Vocals on 2-5, 7-10
Alex Desert – Backing Vocals on 2-5, 8-10
Glen Pine – Trombone on 1-3, 7
Buford O’Sullivan – Trombone on 5, 8, 10,11
Luigi De Gaspari – Trombone, Bass Trombone on 4, 6, 10
Rich Graiko – Trumpet on 1, 6, 7, 8, 10
Rolf Langsjoen – Trumpet on 2,4, 5
Tommy Mattioli – Balafon on 6, Vibraphone on 7,10,11
Jayson Nugent – Pick Guitar on 4 , 7
Micah Nelson – Harmonica on 9
Recorded at Hen House Studios by Harlan Steinberger.
Additional overdubs recorded by David Hillyard at Studio Slack, Nico Leonard at Pum Pum Hotel, Luigi De Gaspari, Buford O’Sullivan, Ray Jacildo, and Rich Graiko.
All songs mixed by Harlan Steinberger at Hen House Studios.
Produced by David Hillyard, Andrew Rossiter, and Harlan Steinberger.
Mastering by Bernie Grundman.
Photos of Larry McDonald & David Hillyard by Kristin Laughter
Photo of Sean Wheeler by Brian Kasnyik.
Cover art design and layout by Jeremy Lublin
Special Thanks to: All our families, All the musicians who played on the album, Harlan Steinberger and Hen House Studios, Andrew Rossiter at Org Music, and all the Rocksteady 7 band members worldwide, past and present.
Album Release Date Is June 1st 2018
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Johnny Cash - Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous - Digipack CD
Originally released in 1958 on Sun Records, Johnny Cash's second album was a smash success, with singles such as "I Walk The Line", "Guess Things Happen That Way", and "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" shooting to the top of the charts and earning Cash a reputation as one of country's greatest songwriters and performers. The Man In Black is accompanied by Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant, known at the time as The Tennessee Two. The album was produced by Sun Records founder, Sam Phillips, and Jack Clement.
Flying Lessons is the upcoming third album from LA-based Fool's Gold, officially out on May 19th via ORG Music. Each pre-order comes with an instant download of the first single, "I'm In Love", along with a remix by fellow Los Angelenos, Poolside. The first 50 orders will include a free Fool's Gold sticker.
"Flying Lessons encompasses everything we've been about for the last 7+ years, both musically and emotionally. It is the culmination of countless hours of travel, gigs, success, failure, darkness, joy, and the stubborn insistence to move forward and create our best work to date." - Luke Top (Lead Singer, Bassist, and Co-Founder)
Los Angeles-based outfit Oozelles (pronounced: oo-ZELZ), who made their debut last year with a seven inch on Third Man Records, are back with their first full length album. The group features members and ex-members of Warpaint, Starlite Desperation, Dante Vs Zombies, Sex Stains, Detroit Cobras, and many others. They describe their unique, eclectic, weirdo punk sound as "a stickier, sub tropical Birthday Party, Contortions or CAN ghost writing for The Gun Club or The Flesh Eaters." The self-titled album, produced by frontman Dante White Aliano, will be available on LP, CD, and digital formats this May, via ORG Music.
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Instant track "Refill The Swamp" (sent via email at time of purchase)
William Hooker has been recognized as one of the most innovative musicians and drummers of his generation, leading a variety of ensembles within the worlds of free jazz, experimental, and new music. Hooker's prior collaborators range from avant garde jazz musicians to indie rock legends like Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. On his latest work, “Symphonie of Flowers”, Hooker weaves three sections into a whole, or a “symphonie” of sorts. As he says, “the piece begins and ends with the drum…my instrument. Its rhythm and variations of timbre are the stabilizing element.”
TRACK LIST A1 Chain Gangs A2 Freedom Riders B1 Rastafarian B2 Mud Cloth C1 Jazz C2 Soul D1 Hieroglyphics
A2 Rat Bastards at Every Turn
A4 Was Never There
A5 Fall From Grace
B4 The Ride
Recorded and Mixed by Eric Palmquist
Assistant engineering by - Steven Aguilar, Nate Nauseda (Prairie Sun), Michael Craver, Cameron Rochte
Mix Assistant - Steven Aguilar
Mix Prep on Barreling - Cameron Rochte
Preformed by Josh Klinghoffer
Jack Irons - Drums on 1,2,4,6,7
Chris Warren - Percussion on 4
Flea - Bass on 4
Clint Walsh - Guitar and Lapsteel on 6
Eric Avery - Bass on 8
Eric Gardner - Drums on 8
Dan Elkan - Guitar on 10
Segue strings written and arranged by Nate Walcott
Recorded sporadically between September 2018 and August 2019 at Prairie Sun Studios, Palmquist Recording Studio, Now Space.
Mastered at Infrasonic Mastering by Dave Gardner.
Maryland-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Nau is back with a fourth “solo” album, on the heels of his 2018 release, Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread. Nau, who previously fronted projects like Page France and Cotton Jones, is known for his unique blend of psychedelic folk, R&B, and indie rock music. On his latest effort, Less Ready To Go, Nau enlisted Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog) as a producer, along with collaborators Andrew Dost (Fun.), Whitney McGraw (Cotton Jones), Zach Miller (Dr. Dog), Seth Kauffman (Floating Action), and Benny Yurco (Grace Potter & the Nocturnals).
3 Poor Condition
4 Fade Shade
5 Grow My Wave
6 2 Powers
7 Look Into Dance
8 Maybe Just Don’t
9 Be Smiling When You Can
FITTED is a new project from Bob Lee (The Freeks), Edvard Graham Lewis (Wire), Matthew Simms (Wire), and Mike Watt (Minutemen). The group first convened after just one practice to perform at Wire’s DRILLED festival in 2017 in Los Angeles. On their debut album, First Fits, the freewheelin' pysch-pop powerhouse plows through six numbers over the course of 38 minutes, with Lewis and Watt trading lead vocal duties.
Track List: 1. Plug In The Jug 2. Training Pit Bulls For The Navy 3. The Legend of Lydmar Lucia 4. Magically Blessed 5. The Chunk That Got Chewed 6. The First Fit
Throughout a fifty year recording career, Glenn Copeland's music has defied categorization and genre. He is delighted to announce the forthcoming re-issue of his extraordinary but little-known album, 'Primal Prayer.' Primal Prayer was originally self-released in 2004 under the nom de plume 'Phynix' to a small but appreciative audience. It's 8 tracks are a rhythmically complex and wildly creative fusion of jazz, world, dance and classical genres.
Unknown Instructors are an all-star outfit featuring the former rhythm section of Minutemen and Firehose, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, with poet Dan McGuire. Dinosaur Junior guitarist J Mascis was recruited for their fourth effort, Unwilling To Explain. The album is the group's first recording which was not entirely improvised. They seamlessly blend flavors of jazz, punk rock, spoken word, noise, and art rock for a truly unique listening experience. Unwilling To Explain was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering.
Track List: "1. Acquainted with the Night 2. Ballad of the Unknown Instructors 3. Election Day in Satchidananda 4. Hand in Hand 5. Out in the Cold 6. How it's Done 7. Initiation 8. The Hero 9. The Patriot
Doctor Ross, also known as "Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss", made his reputation as a bluesman in Memphis before moving to Michigan. During the early '50s, Ross recorded his first sides, including "Chicago Breakdown”, with Sam Phillips at Sun Records. This compilation, Memphis Breakdown, compiles the best of those early Memphis sessions all in one place, remastered for vinyl.
Track List: Chicago Breakdown Boogie Disease Polly Put the Kettle On Juke box boogie Terra Mae Feel So Sad Texas Hop That’s All Right Cat´s Squirrel Industrial Boogie Left Job Boogie That Ain’t Right 1953 Jump Come Back Baby
Arkansas-reared, avant-roots/RnR raconteur Tav Falco is set to make the holidays merry with his first collection of Christmas standards, A Tav Falco Christmas. A fixture on the international music scene since 1981, Falco has been described by The New York Times as “A singer, guitarist and researcher of musical arcana who hasn’t let his increasingly technical expertise and idiomatic mastery compromise the clarity of his vision.” At the start of a scorching hot July in Memphis this year, Falco and his distinguished group of American/Euro vagabonds ensconced themselves at Sam Phillips Recording Service studios in Memphis. The lineup includes bassist Mike Watt, guitarist Mario Monterosso, and drummer Toby Dammit.
Track List: 1 “Santa Claus Is Back In Town” 2 “White Christmas” 3 “Jingle Bell Rock” 4 “Blue Christmas” 5 “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” 6 “Christmas Blues” 7 “Holly Jolly Christmas” 8 “Soulful Christmas”
The irrepressible Sandra Boynton brings you eleven all-out musical tracks, in a dizzying array of dance styles. And her original songs are performed here by the best of the best: The ever-wonderful Kristen Bell urges everyone to just “Dance It Out”. Samuel L. Jackson stomps his captivating way through “Tyrannosaurus Funk”. The smoldering Patrick Wilson channels Elvis in the rockabilly “Hog Wild” title track. Stanley Tucci is the impossibly frenetic caller of the “Rat Race”. Five For Fighting goes full-on big band era with a stunning slow-build/big-finish “Swing Thing.” And when’s the last time you heard Laura Linney and “Weird Al” Yankovic perform a track together? Here they give you the electronic sci-fi “Robot Dance”, which Mr. Yankovic suddenly turns into a Broadway tap dance number. All this and so much more.
Instruments mostly recorded at Southern Ground in Nashville, played by these superb musicians: Kenny Vaughan, electric guitar; Viktor Krauss, upright and electric bass; Michael Ford, piano and keyboards; Jim Hoke, pedal steel and saxes; Fred Eltringham, drums. Produced by Sandra Boynton, mixed by Boynton & Ford, mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig.
Hog Wild! is Boynton’s sixth album, created with long-time writing partner, Michael Ford. Their celebrated albums have sold over 3 million copies, and have garnered a Grammy nomination, two Gold record albums and one Platinum (Philadelphia Chickens.)
Dance It Out (featuring Kristen Bell)
Tyrannosaurus Funk (featuring Samuel L. Jackson)
Hog Wild (featuring Patrick Wilson)
Robot Dance (featuring Laura Linney & "Weird Al” Yankovic)
Ducks in a Row (featuring Scott Bakula)
City (featuring Falls Mountain Cowboys & Caitlin McEwan)
C-a-T (featuring Darcy Boynton)
And Oh I Love You So (featuring Raùl Esparza & Madeleine Lodge)
PARTICLE KID marks the first full-length release from Particle Kid, the experimental musical identity of Los Angeles-based musician and visual artist J. Micah Nelson. The album sounds both familiar and oddly modern, with the spirits of future folk, funk, rock, lysergic Americana, and progressive jazz fusion all somehow woven together with deep-rooted melodies, unique improvisational elements, and remarkably intricate arrangements.
Track Listing: 1. Forever Friend 2. Slips Away 3. The Ocean 4. Dreamer 5. Leaving 6. Drone Love 7. The Wheels 8. Give It All Back 9. The River
Sentidos Saturados is the sixth studio album from alternative rock band, Pastilla. The album was first released as a limited edition cassette via Burger Records, and is now getting its wide release in the US on CD and digitally. With nearly 20 years of playing under their belt, Pastilla is sounding better than ever.
Johnny Cash “With His Hot and Blue Guitar” is the debut album from the Man in Black, featuring hits like "I Walk The Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues". Released in 1957, it was the first LP ever issued on Sam Phillips’ Sun Records label.
Twenty-six years after The Minutemen's landmark Double Nickels on the Dime, Watt returns to the familiar punk and jazz influenced sound he and his band made famous. This time, it's more refined and more mature without lacking any of the energy or urgency of yesteryear. Hyphenated-Man features thirty songs in 47 minutes with Watt on bass, his deep baritone singing melodies and reciting spoken word while the Missingmen (Raul Morales and Tom Watson) wail on drums and guitar.
Caveman was born in New York in January of 2010, when a group of friends decided it was time to put aside their boyhood ways and start being men. For Coco Beware, they went into the Loveboat studio with Nick Stumpf (French Kicks) to commit their songs to record