180gm vinyl LP pressing. Together At Last is a new album by songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy. It features the Wilco bandleader performing eleven of his own songs, culled from the Wilco catalog as well as from side-projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog, in a solo acoustic setting. Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago recording studio The Loft, Together At Last showcases Tweedy’s accomplished and intricate guitar playing and his expressive, plaintive voice, and while audiences have experienced Tweedy live onstage as a solo performer for years, this is the first studio recording of it’s kind for the acclaimed musician.
Limited vomit splatter colored vinyl LP pressing includes digital download. 2017 release. A concept album to end all concepts, Murder Of The Universe is the new collection by head-bending psychedelicists King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Murder Of The Universe is a face-melting musical assault concerned with the downfall of man, the death of the planet… The murder of the whole goddamn universe. A disorientating experience, the album hinges on three distinct chapters that rise from larval beds, and whose lyrics should be carved in stone, squeezed from moss, discovered in ancient runes. And all the while a passing cast of characters imbue the tale with both human and non-human emotions.
Vinyl LP pressing includes digital download. The Deslondes are a five-piece band from New Orleans. In the time between the release of their self-titled debut and new sophomore album, Hurry Home, The Deslondes have toured the world and drawn critical acclaim for their studied and inventive take on New Orleans country and R&B. Hurry Home represents a sonic shift from the countryfolk of their debut to a sometimes-psychedelic, electrified gospel-soul sound, with a stronger emphasis on organ and electric guitar. The band split up songwriting and lead vocal duties among it’s five members, continuing it’s democratic ethos and musical versatility. The sound may continue to draw comparisons to the country-funkiness of The Band, but The Deslondes were equally inspired by the sound of early Sun Records, the punchy rock and roll of VU-era Velvet Underground and the experimental pop of Joe Meek. Perhaps most importantly, Hurry Home is the sound of a band that understands the history of American music, but is deftly finding their own contemporary approach.
180gm vinyl LP pressing includes digital download. These songs came to be a record accidentally and unintentionally. They were written sporadically over a tumultuous two years riddled with more valleys than mountaintops. We considered it a victory when we could actually make ourselves get together to write, even if we struggled to produce anything of any quality. Creativity was tough amidst half-hearted business relationships, being dropped from our label, inconsistent touring, and filing personal bankruptcy. It took a toll on everything: our confidence, our outlook, our health, our happiness. In late 2015, our friend Brandi Carlile invited us to Seattle to play a couple of shows in her hometown. It was there that we explained all that had transpired with our career, how we were barely staying afloat. It was also there that she told us she would be producing our next record. Once we saw that this fantasy could actually become a reality, the frantic search for enough songs to make an album began. To oursurprise, we had many things to say, and though some were difficult to write and slow to reveal themselves, we pushed onward. The songs here carry a common thread of what remained when we felt like we’d lost everything. It was in the hardest times that we saw the core of where our music and our souls originate. We still had our homes, our family, our friends, and our fans. This is not a record about rising from the ashes. Rather, it is a deep look into ourselves in an attempt to put out the flames. These songs are our catharsis; an effort to forgive, an effort to heal, an effort to look back into the darkness with newfound light and undeterred fearlessness, an effort to redeem ourselves. The damage was done, but our hearts remained; this is the product of that damage, for worse and for better. – Laura & Lydia (2017).
Vinyl LP pressing. King & Queen is a studio album by American recording artists Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, originally released on March 16, 1967, by Stax Records. It is Thomas’ fourth album and Redding’s sixth and the final studio album before his death on December 10, 1967. Influenced by Marvin Gaye’s duets, the album features ten covers of soul classics and the eleventh finishing song co-written by Redding. The album includes crossover hits “Tramp” and “Knock on Wood.” Following Redding’s death, the single “Lovey Dovey” was also released. The original album’s liner notes were written by Tennessee Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr.
Vinyl LP pressing. Soul Men is the third album by R&B duo Sam & Dave, originally released in 1967. It reached #5 on the Billboard “Black Album” chart in 1967 and #62 on the Pop Album chart in 1968. The album launched the hit single “Soul Man” which ranked #1 on the Black Singles charts and #2 on the Pop Singles charts. The song won Sam & Dave a Grammy in 1967 for Best R&B Group, Vocal or Instrumental
Double vinyl LP pressing. Original soundtrack to the 2017 motion picture. Award-winning producer and artist, Danger Mouse, has curated the soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated film, Baby Driver. The soundtrack for the music-heavy film, titled Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, boasts 30 multi-genre tunes in total, including 29 rare tracks and deep cuts, as well as one original song created by Danger Mouse specifically for Baby Driver. The new song is “Chase Me”, by Danger Mouse featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi. The film is written and directed by Edgar Wright. Baby Driver tells the story of Baby, a talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Limited vinyl pressing including movie poster. Previously unreleased full edition for this explosive jazz-funk score by Italian Maestro Riz Ortolani, created in 1973 for the crime-movie Si può essere più bastardi dell’ispettore Cliff? (also known as “Mafia Junction”). Only two tracks from this OST were published at the time in a now extremely rare C.A.M. 7-inch, but that was enough to create the legend. Four Flies is honored to had access to the original C.A.M. master tapes, so to present here, just your pleasure, the complete session for the first time! Just expect one of the funkiest piece of the whole Ortolani’s career: car chases, sex scenes, vicious kills are served here by amazing drum breaks, fat bass lines, captivating horn section and wonderful guitar effects. Totally outstanding session, and a real new classic for all crime-funk lovers!
Vinyl LP pressing. The wildly eclectic, hard-grooving, soulful soundtrack to the genre-defining film by the same name: Melvin Van Peebles’ Sweet Sweetback’s Badassssss Song (1971). Featuring a then virtually unknown, but already hot Earth Wind & Fire, Sweetback’s is a landmark record in what would become the blaxploitation genre. An absolute must have for connoisseurs of funk, soul, soul-jazz, hip-hop and beyond. Fans of Isaac Hayes’ iconic Shaft album will not want to pass this by. Van Peebles did not have any money for traditional advertising methods, so he released the soundtrack album prior to the film’s release in order to generate publicity. Initially, the film was screened only in two theaters in the United States. It went on to gross $4.1 million at the box office. Huey P. Newton celebrated and welcomed the film’s revolutionary implications, and Sweetback became required viewing for members of the Black Panther Party. According to Variety, it demonstrated to Hollywood that films which portrayed “militant” blacks could be highly profitable, leading to the creation of the blaxploitation genre, although critic Roger Ebert did not consider this example of Van Peebles’ work to be an exploitation film.
“Solaris. It is one of the few soundtracks of mine that I can still stand to listen to. I also think it was a score that made the greatest contribution to the film for which it was written. ” Cliff Martinez. Hailed as one of the most influential modern soundtracks, this is a hugely important project for Invada, and they are proud to be continuing our relationship with Cliff Martinez after releasing the ‘Drive’ soundtrack in 2011. This is the original soundtrack to the acclaimed 20th Century Fox motion picture ‘Solaris’, released in 2002, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring George Clooney. Soderbergh says on Martinez’s pivotal role and his score, “I relied on it not only to unify the film emotionally, but to import actual narrative information. ” Described by BBC Music as “A brooding slow, meditative work” and a musical journey that “leaves the listener floating free” by Soundtrack. Net, ‘Solaris’ is a thoughtful, evocative and highly seductive score that still fully resonates with the listener more than 15 years after it was first released.
Double vinyl LP pressing of the 15 track expanded edition. 2013 release from the Colorado popsters. Native was mostly recorded at lead singer/songwriter/keyboardist and Grammy winner Ryan Tedder’s Patriot Studios in Denver. Produced by Tedder and fellow bandmate Brent Kutzle, OneRepublic also collaborated with leading-edge producers like Philippe Zdar (the French composer known for his work with artists like Phoenix, the Beastie Boys, Cat Power, and Depeche Mode), Jeff Bhasker (Kanye west, Jay Z, the Rolling Stones, fun.) and Benny Blanco (Maroon 5, Rihanna, Gym Class Heroes) infusing their high-powered rock-pop hybrid with elements of electronic music, gospel, blues, and folk.
Double orange colored vinyl LP pressing. 2016 debut album from multi-platinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone. Stoney contains additional production from DJ Mustard, FKi, Illangelo, Pharrell, and others. Post Malone has spent 2016 blazing towards superstardom. His breakout single ‘White Iverson’ earned RIAA triple-platinum status. In addition to tearing up stages supporting Justin Bieber on the sold out global Purpose Tour and Fetty Wap on the Welcome to the Zoo Tour, he delivered a show-stopping performance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! His August 26 mixtape landed to critical applause. Both Kanye West and 50 Cent have sought him out for high-profile collaborations, following the explosion of ‘White Iverson’. He will undoubtedly cement his place amongst music’s upper echelon with Stoney.
Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl pressing including four page insert with song lyrics and credits. Come Clean is the highly successful major-label debut and second studio album by the American rock band Puddle of Mudd. Originally released in 2001, the album’s music was responsible for breaking Puddle of Mudd into the mainstream music scene. The album reached the Billboard 200 Albums chart peaking at #9. It has sold over 5,000,000 copies and was certified three times platinum by the RIAA. The lead single ‘Control’ was also the theme song for WWE’s Survivor Series 2001, which was critically acclaimed. The second single off the album, ‘Blurry’ turned out to be Puddle of Mudd’s most successful single, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #8 in the UK Singles Chart, and also winning an ASCAP song of the year award. ‘Drift & Die’ was also released as a single spending six weeks at the #1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. The fourth single, ‘She Hates Me’ reached the #1 spot on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and won the ASCAP award for most played rock song of the year.
Vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2017 release. Recorded with producer and longtime collaborator Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, Spin is the inaugural release from Black Cement Records, a new imprint under Atlantic Records. Spin sees Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins trading off lead vocals which glow with sincerity on this collection of incredibly understated indie-pop classics. Tracks such as “Guardian,” “June,” and “Escape Plan” shine on Spin, which follows Tigers Jaw’s 2014 critically adored LP, Charmer. “… The sound of a band bravely moving forward,” declared Pitchfork while Stereogum applauded Walsh and Collins’, “… soul-baring lyrical honesty,” adding, “Tigers Jaw are a revelation… ” Profoundly personal and vibrantly textured, spin exhibits Walsh and Collins’ remarkable ability to capture the sentiments and complexities of a moment through melody and introspection.
Limited 180 gram vinyl LP pressing. Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by Prince, the first to feature his backing band The Revolution, and is the soundtrack album to the 1984 film of the same name. Purple Rain is regularly ranked among the best albums in music history, and is widely regarded as Prince’s magnum opus. Time magazine ranked it the 15th greatest album of all time in 1993, and it placed 18th on VH1’s Greatest Rock and Roll Albums of All Time countdown. Rolling Stone ranked it the second-best album of the 1980s and 76th on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The first two singles from Purple Rain, “When Doves Cry” and “Let’s Go Crazy”, topped the US singles charts, and were hits around the world, while the title track went to number two on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified thirteen-times platinum (diamond) by the RIAA.