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The Sound of Jazz is a 1957 edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts, and was one of the first major programs featuring jazz to air on American network television. The Sound of Jazz brought together 32 leading musicians from the swing era including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry "Red" Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots (see the song list below), but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on "Fine and Mellow". Side 1 : 1. Wild man blues - Red Allen All-Stars 2. Rosetta - Red Allen All-Stars 3. Fine and mellow - Billie Holiday (vo), Doc Cheatham, Roy Eldridge (tp) Vic Dickenson (tb) Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Lester Young (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Danny Barker (g) Jim Atlas (b) Jo Jones (d) 4. Blues - Pee Wee Russell, Jimmy Giuffre, Danny Barker, Jo JonesSide 2: 1. I Left My Baby - Count Basie All-Stars 2. The Train and the River - the Jimmy Giuffre Trio 3. Nervous - Mal Waldron 4. Dickie's dream - Count Basie All-Stars.
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Limited edition PINK/BLUE SPLATTER vinyl pressing from platinum selling alt-rockers Everclear! The band revisit their old stomping grounds recording fresh versions of the smash hit singles "Santa Monica," "Wonderful" and "Father Of Mine!" Also includes superb cover versions of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down," The Steve Miller Band's "The Joker," The Police's "Every Breath You Take" and a whole lot more!
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The expanded edition of the debut studio album from Kesha, Animal is now available on black double LP vinyl. The fun and free-spirited dance-pop album packs hit after iconic hit to put you in a party-ready mood like nothing else. Featuring the singles “Blah Blah Blah” and “Take It Off.”

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De-Loused In The Comatorium - catalog release for the US market (colored vinyl) Early in the formative stages of The Mars Volta, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala distilled the essence of their mission to one simple phrase: “Honour our roots, honour our dead”. This mindset found perfect expression in the group’s 2003 debut full-length, De-Loused In The Comatorium, a song cycle inspired by the life and death of the duo’s old friend, artist and provocateur Julio Venegas. Julio had such a profound influence on us, artistically, spiritually and personally,” says Omar. To Cedric, Julio’s story “was surreal and magical. When we were writing De-Loused I was listening to records like The Pretty Things’ SF Sorrow and Genesis’s The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, records that featured a central character throughout. So I thought, to pay tribute to Julio, I’d immortalise him on this album, because he was this unsung hero everyone should know about.” Cedric threaded Julio’s story into the album’s tale of its comatose hero, Cerpin Taxt, suspended in some hinterland between life and death following an overdose. However, this capsule retelling hardly does justice to Cedric’s complex, surreal, hyper-dramatic narrative, unfolding across the album’s eleven tracks and sung in a lexicon that drew upon English, Spanish and new words wholly invented by Ward, Bixler-Zavala and Venegas himself. The music that scored this powerful tale stepped beyond Tremulant’s fusion of Omar’s punk-rock instincts and the Caribbean, African and Latino sounds he’d been brought up on. Cedric had dubbed that sound-clash “Fela Jehu”, but De-Loused was a quantum leap further, making surer sense of his kaleidoscopic roots, driven by furious, muscular, syncopated drums and frenetic guitar parts, bending obtuse grooves to its will and twisting off in passionate, cathartic descarga like the salsa Omar had been immersed in since he was a kid. Finally accessing a palette he’d hungered after for years but felt unable to explore with At The Drive-In, Omar was a man unleashed, and composed his suite with the exacting vision of a movie director. So the taut rhythms, staccato attack and passionate keys of Inertiatic ESP segued into the mysterious chiaroscuro of Rouelette Dares (The Haunt Of) and its electrifying see-saw between junglist rock frenzy and psychedelic explorations of inner-space. So the ballistic rumba of Drunkship Of Lanterns slipped into the bold futurism of Eriatarka. So the epic Cicatriz ESP – equal parts punk-salsa bustle and communing-with-other-dimensions experimentalism – built towards the impassioned, near-operatic crescendos of This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed. And so the deeply melancholic Televators – Cedric’s final tribute to their beloved Julio, sombrely revisiting his tragic death – set the scene for the restless dash of the album’s climax, Take The Veil Cerpin Taxt. The tale was told as much by this desperately inventive, powerful music as by its text, Omar sculpting the dramatic tension and emotional intensity, and pacing the piece with masterful expertise. Omar produced the album alongside Rick Rubin at Rubin’s The Mansion studio in Malibu. Rubin and his studio had been recommended to Omar by his friend, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, who’d recorded their Blood Sugar Sex Magik at The Mansion some years before. Frusciante lent guitar and synthesiser to Cicatriz ESP, while Chili Peppers bassist Flea stepped into the breach left by the outgoing Eva Gardner. The fruitful bond between The Mars Volta and the Chili Peppers would only be strengthened by subsequent tours together that helped De-Loused In The Comatorium become a global phenomenon. But the true credit for the album belongs with Omar and Cedric, who sweat blood and moved mountains to do justice to their new group’s concept and potential, to bring their impossible visions
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Vinyl LP pressing. Frances the Mute is the second studio album by American progressive rock band The Mars Volta, originally released in 2005. Produced by guitarist and songwriter Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, the album incorporates dub, ambient, Latin and jazz influences, and is the first to feature bassist Juan Alderete and percussionist Marcel Rodriguez-Lopez. The album also includes contributions from future saxophonist Adrián Terrazas-González, who joined the band during it's subsequent tour.
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Wish You Were Here is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Pink Floyd, released on 12 September 1975 by Harvest Records in the United Kingdom and a day later by Columbia Records in the United States. Inspired by material the group composed while performing around Europe, Wish You Were Here was recorded during numerous recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios in London, England. Some of the songs on the album critique the music business, others express alienation and the track "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is a tribute to Syd Barrett, whose mental breakdown had forced him to leave the group seven years earlier after the release of the group's debut studio album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn. It was also lead writer Roger Waters' idea to split "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" into two parts and use it to bookend the album around three new compositions, introducing a new concept as the group had done with their previous album, The Dark Side of the Moon. As with The Dark Side of the Moon, the band used studio effects and synthesizers, and brought in guest singers to supply vocals on some tracks of the album. These singers were Roy Harper, who provided the lead vocals on "Have a Cigar", and the Blackberries, who added backing vocals to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond". - Wish You Were Here was an instant commercial success (despite the fact that Harvest Records' parent company EMI was unable to print enough copies of the album to satisfy commercial demand), and although it initially received mixed reviews, the album has since gone on to receive critical acclaim. It appears on Rolling Stone's lists of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and the "50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time". Band members Richard Wright and David Gilmour have cited Wish You Were Here as their favourite Pink Floyd album, and many critics and fans have considered the album to be the band's magnum opus.
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Double vinyl LP pressing. This 10th Anniversary pressing includes the album 2 along with the companion album 2 Demos. Also includes 8 page booklet containing new liner notes written by Mac. 2 is the debut full-length studio album by Canadian musician Mac DeMarco, originally released in 2012.
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Gojira

From Mars to Sirius

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Gatefold Double Black vinyl.
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Deafheaven

Sunbather [Vinyl]

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'Sunbather' is the highly anticipated new album from Deafheaven. Recorded and engineered by Jack Shirley (Funeral Diner, Comadre) and designed by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore) 'Sunbather' deals with the profound sadness found in the quest for one's personal perfection. Serving as an artistic lucid dream of warmth despite the stinging pain of life's cruel idealism.
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Magic Sword is an ageless tale of good and evil, told through an ever-expanding graphic novel story and accompanying synth-heavy soundtrack albums. With the two mediums intertwined from it's conception, together they are an epic experience for those bold enough to bear witness and come away with a deeper understanding of the ultimate hero's journey. Armed with a musical and visual aesthetic that has it's roots unabashedly buried deep in the golden era of 70s and 80s fantasy and sci-fi, it's followers are called to another plane of existence where the struggle between light and shadow become all too real. 'Endless' is the third and final chapter in the tale of the search for the Chosen One. This prophesied being contains the ability to wield the power of the Magic Sword and seal the prison that holds the Dark One for all eternity. Only then will The Keeper, The Seer, and The Weaver be able to rest. Until the Chosen One reveals themself, the search continues in this realm and in many others. In what form will the Magic Sword manifest? A tale of high adventure as old as time itself.

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Ask Mitski Miyawaki about happiness and she'll warn you: "Happiness fucks you." It's a lesson that's been writ large into the New Yorker's gritty, outsider-indie for years, but never so powerfully as on her newest album, 'Puberty 2'. "Happiness is up, sadness is down, but one's almost more destructive than the other," she says. "When you realise you can't have one without the other, it's possible to spend periods of happiness just waiting for that other wave." On 'Puberty 2', that tension is palpable: a both beautiful and brutal romantic hinterland, in which one of America's new voices hits a brave new stride.
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High Violet, the new full-length record by the National, is a nervy, melodic, explosive and beautiful set of songs that find the band at the height of their collaborative powers. The music is wide-ranging in its moods, by turns intimate and rough, expansive and spare, full of stark angles and atmosphere. Berninger s singing wild, half-broken, sly evokes a feeling of being haunted, by love, by paranoia, by something just out of reach. High Violet may be The National s most thematically twisted record to date but it somehow also manages to be their most infectious and immediate.
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NATIONAL (2021 REMASTER) - "Twenty years on from the release of our self-titled debut album, we are reissuing The National via 4AD," the band said in a post shared to their Facebook page. The announcement also confirms the master recordings of all three albums were remastered at Abbey Road Studio and will come with the original artwork on the packaging. The National marks the start point for one of the best bands of their generation with it's new master helping elevate it to new levels. A great primer to a great band. 4AD
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Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2021 Remaster) - VINYL LP - The National's second album, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2003) proved a leap forward from 2001's eponymous debut, showing a band adept at delivering warm embraces and gut punches in equal measure. With word of mouth now spreading on the band, critics proved equally enthusiastic. Pitchfork in their glowing review called it a "Gorgeous train wreck" that "Lives up to it's blunt title (with) Matt Berninger's self-effacing barbs matched by the band's equally potent hooks," while Uncut also became early champions saying the album was "A genuine treasure... Livid as a bruise, this is brave, desperate, beautiful music."
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Soundgarden-Badmotorfinger - Badmotorfinger is the third studio album by American rock band Soundgarden and was released through A&M Records. Soundgarden began the recording sessions for the album with new bassist Ben Shepherd in the spring of 1991. The album maintained the band's heavy metal sound while featuring an increased focus on songwriting as compared with the band's previous releases. Considered the album's music to be "surprisingly cerebral and arty"; alternative tunings and abnormal time signatures were present on several of the album's songs, and lyrics were intended to be ambiguous and create imagery. Limited Edition import-only vinyl LP repressing of this album. Universal. 2007.

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Focusing on his love of horror and suspense, Rob Zombie named his second album The Sinister Urge, after the 1961 film of the same name (directed by Ed Wood). Featuring his third Top 20 Mainstream Rock single 'Demon Speeding' as well as metal juggernauts Ozzy Osbourne (guest vocals on 'Iron Head') and Kerry King (additional guitars on 'Dead Girl Superstar') along with a slurry of other notable guest musicians, this album has achieved platinum sales status as well garnering Rob his second Top 10 album chart in the Billboard 200.

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Deluxe edition colored vinyl LP pressing. In celebration of Fueled By Ramen's 25th anniversary, Chicago-based melodic pop-punk outfit The Academy Is...'s classic 2005 debut studio album, Almost Here is reissued here on colored vinyl! Slickly produced by James Paul Wisner and featuring the namemaking singles "Checkmarks," "Slow Down" and "The Phrase That Pays," "Almost Here is a non-stop whirlwind of glossy emo pop that could easily stand alongside any release this scene has witnessed. Not only was the album a near-perfect debut, it was also the best album the band would release during their startlingly brief career" (It's All Dead).
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Back in print for the first time in years, Dawn Metropolis is Anamanaguchi's debut album, and the first with the complete band lineup. The core is an NES sound chip programmed to the brim with hyperactive 8-bit melody, as the band shreds along with a real punk sensibility. "Blackout City" appeared in the game Bit Trip Runner, and "Jetpack Blues, Sunset Hues" was featured as the theme song to the Nerdist podcast.
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Anamanaguchi's driving & dynamic debut EP, recorded while the band was still in high school. First released on the legendary chip music netlabel, 8bitpeoples, these are the seeds of the band's hyper-melodic, digital powerpop flavor - "It is recommended that you sing along with the squarewaves."
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Limited transparent red colored vinyl LP pressing. Bad Brains is the self-titled debut studio album recorded by American hardcore punk/reggae band Bad Brains. Recorded in 1981 and released on (then) cassette-only label ROIR on February 5, 1982, many fans refer to it as "The Yellow Tape" because of it's yellow packaging. Though Bad Brains had recorded the 16 song Black Dots album in 1979 and the 5-song Omega Sessions EP in 1980, the ROIR cassette was the band's first release of anything longer than a single.
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In a world ruled increasingly by superstition and intolerance, Bad Religion's rousing wall-of-sound punk seems about as necessary now as ever before. It is the impassioned sound of reason, anthems of a bittersweet idealism and a guarded hope set to propulsive guitars and charging drumbeats. And while most groups with even half the artistic output have long ago morphed into stylistic self parody, Bad Religion is currently surging forward with a renewed creative intensity. Their fourteenth album is both a nod to the band's defiant past and an undeniable step forward in the evolution of a genre they helped define.
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In November 1968, millions of double LPs were shipped to record stores worldwide ahead of that tumultuous year’s most anticipated music event: the November 22nd release of The BEATLES (soon to be better known as ‘The White Album’). With their ninth studio album, The Beatles took the world on a whole new trip, side one blasting off with the exhilarating rush of a screaming jet escorting Paul McCartney’s punchy, exuberant vocals on “Back In The U.S.S.R.” “Dear Prudence” came next, John Lennon warmly beckoning his friend and all of us to “look around.” George Harrison imparted timeless wisdom in “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” singing, “With every mistake we must surely be learning.” Ringo Starr’s “Don’t Pass Me By” marked his first solo songwriting credit on a Beatles album. For 50 years, ‘The White Album’ has invited its listeners to venture forth and explore the breadth and ambition of its music, delighting and inspiring each new generation in turn.

On November 9, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented ‘White Album’ packages (Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe). The album’s 30 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio, joined by 27 early acoustic demos and 50 session takes, most of which are previously unreleased in any form.

“We had left Sgt. Pepper’s band to play in his sunny Elysian Fields and were now striding out in new directions without a map,” says Paul McCartney in his written introduction for the new ‘White Album’ releases.

This is the first time The BEATLES (‘White Album’) has been remixed and presented with additional demos and session recordings. The album’s sweeping new edition follows 2017’s universally acclaimed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Anniversary Edition releases. To create the new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes for ‘The White Album,’ Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios in London. All the new ‘White Album’ releases include Martin’s new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original four-track and eight-track session tapes. Martin’s new mix is guided by the album’s original stereo mix produced by his father, George Martin.

“In remixing ‘The White Album,’ we’ve tried to bring you as close as possible to The Beatles in the studio,” explains Giles Martin in his written introduction for the new edition. “We’ve peeled back the layers of the ‘Glass Onion’ with the hope of immersing old and new listeners into one of the most diverse and inspiring albums ever made.”

Contains the new stereo remix of The White Album and no bonus tracks.

The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album): Anniversary Edition [2LP]
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Blind Melon

Blind Melon

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Vinyl LP repressing. BLIND MELON was the eponymous debut album by acclaimed rock band Blind Melon, released in 1992, featuring breakthrough single 'No Rain'. Fronted by singer Shannon Hoon (who can be heard doing backing vocals on Guns N Roses' Use Your Illusion I and II) Blind Melon had a distinctive sound, influenced by Southern Rock and Psychedelic Rock. Songs like 'Soak the Sin' and 'Tones of Home' evoke Hard Rock with a funky sound; 'Time' resembles Grateful Dead-style improvisational music and acoustic songs like 'Change' and 'No Rain' hinted at Pop and Folk influences. The band recorded the bulk of the album with producer Rick Parashar (who had produced Pearl Jam's 'Ten') at London Bridge Studio in Seattle, Washington. Blind Melon's production is marked by the use of outdated amplifiers and other antiquated studio technology. Modern studio effects were not used in it's production as the band wanted to create a pure and intimate sounding record.
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Boston

Boston

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Limited vinyl LP including digital download. Boston is the debut studio album by Boston. Produced by Tom Scholz and John Boylan, the album was originally released on August 25, 1976. The album sold extremely well, breaking sales records, becoming the best-selling debut LP in the US at the time, and winning the RIAA Century Award as best selling debut album. The album's singles, most notably "More Than a Feeling" and "Long Time", were both AM and FM hits, and nearly the entire album receives constant rotation on classic rock radio.
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Daft Punk repress three archival titles on vinyl. Human After All, Alive 2007 and Daft Club will be in stores on September 9, 2022. 

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A combination of the same classic '70s rock that drives Foo Fighters or Queens Of The Stone Age and the melodic punk that inspired Nirvana, Everclear emerged on the pop culture landscape as part of the wave The Pixies and Husker DĂĽ ushered in, a time when abrasive guitars aligned with naked emotional expression to beat back the scourge of vapidity. Everclear shifted the culture alongside bands like Smashing Pumpkins, The Toadies and Weezer; all diverse acts who shared a forceful authenticity. Frontman Art Alexakis has been candid about his past. His dad split when he was young. He and his mother lived in housing projects. He lost those closest to him to drugs and suicide and nearly lost himself in both, as well. This isn't the stuff of VH1's Behind The Music - this is the man's life pre-music, a life he's cracked open and explored in his art. It's there in "Heroin Girl," from the band's platinum commercial breakthrough, Sparkle and Fade (1995) and further hit singles "Santa Monica," and "Heartspark Dollar Sign." And it's there in the double platinum follow-up So Much for the Afterglow (1997) which added the pains of success to that internal fire and produced enduring radio staples like "I Will Buy You A New Life" and "Father of Mine," as ubiquitous today as they were back then.
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Greatest Hits Volume One - The Singles - Originally released on CD in 2007, this is a long overdue first vinyl release of the Goo Goo Dolls albumGreatest Hits Volume 1: The Singles. Spanning an incredibly productive and successful era for the band, this compilation includes all their hit singles from 1995 to 2006, including "Name", "Slide", "Iris", and "Black Balloon". During this period, the band released the hugely popular albumsA Boy Named Goo, Dizzy Up The Girl, Gutterflower, andLet Love Inthat established the band as a major player in alternative rock.
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Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing including insert. Definition of spin doctor: a spokesperson employed to give a favorable interpretation of events to the media, especially on behalf of a political party. Spin Doctors weren't part of a political party but spread the word about romance. The band was formed in New York City, best known for their early 1990s hits 'Two Princes' and 'Little Miss Can't Be Wrong'. The singles peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #7 and #17 respectively. Pocket Full of Kryptonite is the first studio album (and second release) by the Spin Doctors which was originally released in August 1991. It peaked at #1 and #3 on Billboard's Heatseekers and Billboard 200 albums charts. It was the band's bestselling album and was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA. The album's title is a reference to Kryptonite, a fictional substance from the Superman comic book series. The title is taken from the album's opening track, 'Jimmy Olsen's Blues', a reference to Superman supporting character Jimmy Olsen, who is attracted to Lois Lane and jealous of her romantic feelings for Superman. The cover is showing a phone booth and refers to Clark Kent frequently ducking into a nearby phone booth to change into his Superman attire.
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Making A Door Less Open, the new album from Car Seat Headrest and the first set of brand-new songs since 2016's Teens Of Denial, is set for release on May 1. The album will be available on vinyl and CD featuring distinct tracklists and mixes for each format. Created over the course of four years, Making a Door Less Open is the result of a fruitful 'collaboration' between Car Seat Headrest, led by Will Toledo, and 1 Trait Danger, a CSH electronic side project consisting of drummer Andrew Katz and Toledo's alternative persona, 'Trait.' To realize this, the band recorded the album twice: once live with guitars, drums and bass, and once in a MIDI environment using purely synthesized sounds. During the mixing process, the two approaches were gradually combined using elements of each, with additional overdubs.

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Car Seat Headrest is the project of Seattle singersongwriter Will Toledo. With a vision that is both sweeping in scope and intimately personal, Car Seat Headrest embodies the DIY ethos at its best. Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 in Will’s hometown of Leesburg, Virginia. Needing a place of solitude (and soundproofing) where he could record his often frantic vocals undisturbed, a 17-year old Will set up shop in the family car (hence the name).
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 album from the Canadian indie band.
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Embracing their roots with their defiant brand of "mexicore" and gaining a rapid fan base thanks to their incredible live show, Pierce The Veil have become a hot commodity over the past few years. But with the release of stunning new album Collide With The Sky, the San Diego natives are truly en fuego. Deploying every shred of musical prowess in their artillery, Pierce The Veil have poured heart and soul into new album Collide With The Sky - and it shows. Blending the unique vocal style of singer Vic Fuentes, incendiary guitar lines and soaring melody, the band's third album is an aural exploration that at once both packs a punch, while finding the pockets of calm in the chaos - a talent that has made the band such a refreshingly exhilarating force in the scene.
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