Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2018 album from The Internet, the follow up to 2015’s critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated album Ego Death. With this album, The Internet present enormous growth in their creative chemistry and prove they are a five-person force whose singular talents created one phenomenal whole. The album is written and produced entirely by The Internet – Syd (vocalist/songwriter), Matt Martians (producer), Steve Lacy (guitarist/vocalist/songwriter), Patrick Paige II (songwriter/bassist), and Christopher Smith (songwriter/drummer). And it is with a sense of togetherness – not just for them, but for everyone – that the band chose to highlight as a major theme for Hive Mind. “After making a few songs we realized that we really want to use this album to live by example and promote camaraderie amongst young black people,” Syd reveals. “We realized that we’re the only band of our kind. And we want to really solidify ourselves as that, as the best.” With the chaos of the current world considered, all of The Internet wanted to champion good feelings and the joy of following your heart and passions, in addition to using their own positive relationships and experiences to inspire their community. The band unearthed an even deeper purpose as they collaborated on Hive Mind. The result is not just one of the greatest records in the band’s already phenomenal catalogue, but is easily one of the best albums of 2018, from five amazing people already leaving an indelible mark on pop music.
Vinyl LP pressing including poster. 2018 release. Ty Segall and White Fence are as one again. Six years after their fun favorite Hair collaboration, and jeez, almost four years after Ty produced the last White Fence record For the Recently Found Innocent, they’re back at it. But the second time around, it’s no Hair 2 – Joy is it’s own reward. Tim Presley and Ty take it up a notch, with fifteen wild tracks that share space in a effortless fashion, dispersing doses of the fabled vintage obsessions, but threading them together instead with their own sound of today. Joy, indeed!
Seattle-based production duo Odesza (Harrison Mills & Clayton Knight) began their meteoric journey in 2012 with Summer’s Gone. The following spring, they released the five-song EP My Friends Never Die – a harder-hitting complement to the lush sounds of their debut – and began to build their reputation as a ground-breaking live act. In 2014, they signed to Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records to release In Return, featuring the two gold-certified singles “Say My Name” and “Sun Models”, and 2017’s A Moment Apart, which would go on to garner two Grammy nominations. The popularity of Odesza’s most recent albums has brought with it a newfound audience that is just now discovering Summer’s Gone and My Friends Never Die and their standout songs like “How Did I Get Here” and “My Friends Never Die.” Mills and Knight have also proved themselves as tastemakers with the launch of the Foreign Family Collective, which is reissuing Summer’s Gone and My Friends Never Die back on vinyl.
Vinyl LP pressing. West Coast Berkeley grad, battle rapper and musician Locksmith has hammered out a reputation as one of hip-hop’s most enlightened no punch pulling emcees, always bringing cutting lyricism that not only questions the status quo but offers deep truths for reflection. Meanwhile Detroit’s Apollo Brown has built his illustrious career on emotive productions that draw the best out of already legendary mic kings. From his work with Ras Kass and OC, Skyzoo to Ghostface Killah, Apollo repeatedly creates eyes shut, head nodding, soul stirring perfection for our greatest storytellers to lay their truth bare. So when Richmond, CA and Detroit, MI came together in the studio the answer was No Question – a new project that finds an Apollo Brown bolstered Locksmith ruminating on everything from advice to his younger self to his continued drive to rise without following in anyone’s footsteps.
Double vinyl LP pressing. Labcabincalifornia is the second album by hip hop group The Pharcyde, originally released in 1995, three years after their debut Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde. The album’s production was handled by The Pharcyde themselves and Jay Dee, with additional help from Diamond D and M-Walk. The first single was “Drop”. “Drop” was a hit, as was the follow-up single “Runnin’,” which peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100. Overall, this album is a more mellow and introspective affair than their debut and features more somber themes such as dealing with fame and success, drug abuse, and broken down relationships.
Vinyl LP pressing. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Mudvayne’s gold-certified 2002 album The End of All Things To Come SRC vinyl is releasing it on vinyl for the very first time! One of the most creative and distinctive bands in the aggressive music world, Mudvayne’s versatile sophomore album is an electrical storm of musical fury, a lesson in controlled chaos that tempers hard rock, heavy metal, prog rock and sadistic splatters of melody into an onslaught of metallic highs and emotional lows, rushing surges and pronounced blows. Hit single “Not Falling” was also featured on the soundtrack for the film Ghost Ship.
Wilko Johnson -“Blow Your Mind” Blow Your Mind, the album Wilko Johnson never thought he would get to make after surviving the brink of death. His first new album of material in 30 plus years featuring 12 brand new recordings with special guests Mick Talbot, Steve Weston and produced by Dave Eringa. Pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and includes a digital download card.
The Only Reason I Feel Secure is the second EP by Pedro the Lion. Originally released as a 5 track EP in 1999 on Made In Mexico Records, it was re-issued by Jade Tree records in 2001 with 3 bonus tracks which originally constituted the bands’s first single – and appear only on the Jade Tree reissue. After a shifting lineup, Pedro the Lion eventually became a one-man outfit. That man is David Bazan. A Seattle native, Bazan cut his teeth playing in hardcore bands before forming Pedro in 1995, taking the band’s name from a character he made up for a possible children’s book. Under the moniker of Pedro the Lion, Bazan creates melodic pop in the vein of Bedhead, Hayden, and Sebadoh, with a lyrical focus on relationships – with both other people and God. In early 2006, Bazan retired the Pedro moniker to continue on with solo work under his own name.
Vinyl LP pressing. Chunga’s Revenge is the third solo album by Frank Zappa, originally released in 1970. Zappa’s first effort of the 1970s marks the first appearance of former Turtles members Flo & Eddie on a Zappa record, and signals the dawn of a controversial epoch in Zappa’s history. Chunga’s Revenge represents a shift from both the satirical political commentary of his 1960s work with The Mothers of Invention, and the jazz fusion of Hot Rats. The material presented on Chunga’s Revenge is eclectic: side one includes a guitar jam (“Transylvania Boogie”), a bluesy amble (“Road Ladies”), a jazz interlude (“Twenty Small Cigars”) and an avant garde live improvisation (“The Nancy and Mary Music”) drawn from “King Kong” and other songs from a July 1970 Mothers performance. Several poppy numbers (“Tell Me You Love Me”, “Would You Go All the Way?”, “Rudy Wants to Buy Yez a Drink”, “Sharleena”) appear on the second side along with the improvisational title track.
Limited edition vinyl pressing of the covers project by platinum-selling electro-metal superheroes, Powerman 5000! Featuring electrified versions of Devo’s “Whip It,” Van Halen’s “Jump,” David Bowies’s “Space Oddity,” T Rex’s “20th Century Boy,” INXS’s “Devil Inside” and more!
Vinyl LP pressing. The Left Banke’s 1967 album Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts of the ’60s, thanks to frontman Steve Martin’s evocative lead vocals, the haunting harmonies of band membersTom Finn and George Cameron, the ambitious songwriting of keyboardist Michael Brown, and exquisite, classically-influenced arrangements that were unlike anything else in popular music at the time. “Walk Away Renee,” released the previous year as the band’s first single, remains one of the era’s most recognizable (and most-covered) standards. In addition to “Walk Away Renee” and it’s followup hit “Pretty Ballerina,” the album also features such memorable numbers as “She May Call You Up Tonight,” “Barterers and Their Wives” and “Shadows Breaking Over My Head.”
Vinyl LP pressing. Lōc-ed After Dark is the debut studio album by rapper Tone Lōc. It was released by Delicious Vinyl on January 23, 1989. It featured three singles, “Wild Thing”, “Funky Cold Medina”, and “I Got It Goin’ On”. In the week of April 15, it reached #1 on the Billboard200 chart. It was certified Double Platinum by the RIAA. The album cover is based on Donald Byrd’s 1963 album, A New Perspective. The video for the first single, “Wild Thing, ” became a stable on MTV in the US; the song rose to #2 on the US Hot 100, and the top twenty in Australia. The second single, “Funky Cold Medina, ” also became a hit. It reached the top 5 in the US, peaking at #3; the top ten in Australia; and the top twenty in the UK.
Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. Pink Flag is the debut studio album by English band Wire. It was released in November 1977, through Harvest Records. Though the album failed to chart on it’s initial release, it has been widely acclaimed and is considered by critics and other commentators to have been highly influential on many other musicians since it’s release. Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was adopted by other bands, but Wire were there first.
Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of the British post-punk band’s second album, originally released in 1978. Chairs Missing peaked at #48 in the UK Albums Chart. Although it features some of the minimalist punk rock of the band’s debut Pink Flag, it features more developed song structure (taking some cues from 1970s prog-rock, psychedelia, and art rock), keyboard and synthesizer elements brought in by producer Mike Thorne, and a broader palette of emotional and intellectual subject matter. The single “Outdoor Miner” was a minor hit, peaking at !51 in the UK Singles Chart. Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was adopted by other bands, but Wire were there first.
Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition of the British post-punk band’s third album, originally released in 1979. 154 peaked at #39 in the UK Albums Chart, the highest position the band has achieved. The album is so named because the band had played 154 gigs in their career at the time of the album’s release. Pitchfork listed 154 as 85th best album of the 1970s. Wire’s first three albums need no introduction. They are the three classic albums on which Wire’s reputation is based. Moreover, they are the recordings that minted the post-punk form. This was adopted by other bands, but Wire were there first. This vinyl version should be considered Wire’s classic 1970s period, pure and undiluted.
Killer – Alice Cooper – The band’s 1971 breakthrough album featuring “Under My Wheels” “Be My Lover” and “Halo Of Flies”. 140 gram Red/w Black Swirl vinyl Cooper said in the liner notes of A Fistful of Alice and In the Studio with Redbeard, which spotlighted the Killer and Love it to Death albums, that the song “Desperado” was written about his friend Jim Morrison, who died the year this album was released. According to an NPR radio interview with Alice Cooper, “Desperado” was written about Robert Vaughn’s character from the movie The Magnificent Seven. Start Your Ear Off Right!