Pearl Jam - Vault Series #3: DC's Constitution Hall 1998
Pearl Jam has cracked the vault door just a little more to let us get our hands on their September 19th, 1998 show at Washington DC's Constitution Hall.
Yonder Mountain String Band - YMSB Ep 13 CD
This four-track EP was released to coincide with their fall tour. It features one song written and sung by each band member, Adam Aijala confims this will be the first in a series of EP's the bands plans to release.
Ben Rector - The Walking In Between CD
Ben Rector has a theory: The beauty of life is in the ordinary moments. On his new album, The Walking in Between (August 20, 2013), he sets those ordinary moments to some extraordinary music. Over the course of the thirteen tracks on The Walking in Between, Rector reflects on life's simple pleasures, offers a fresh view on matters of the heart, examines the pursuit of material wealth, and recognizes the importance of the subtle struggles and modest victories of everyday living. Produced by Jamie Kenney, Charlie Peacock and Rector himself, The Walking in Between is the first release on Rector's own label, Aptly Named Recordings. The new set follows his previous two successful independent releases, 2010's Into the Morning and 2011's Something Like This, which together have sold over 70,000 copies independently. Both albums were iTunes leaders, with Something Like This reaching No. 1 on the digital retailer's Singer/Songwriter Albums chart. Tracks from both albums appeared in multiple television shows, including One Tree Hill, Castle, The Neighbors, SportsCenter and Pretty Little Liars. Having toured consistently since his junior year at the University of Arkansas, the young artist has spent the past six years building an impressive fan-base that enables him to routinely sell-out clubs and theaters nationally.
Gregory Alan Isakov - The Weatherman CD
Gregory Alan Isakov is a self-proclaimed drifter. Born in South Africa, he’s a lifelong traveler who has settled for the time being near the progressive utopia of Boulder, Colo. When Isakov isn’t crafting introspective, ethereal folk songs, he’s often working in his garden.
That mellow-dude lifestyle translates to the low-key tunes on his third full-length album, “The Weatherman.”
The itinerant troubadour is an eloquent lyricist who delivers soul-searching ruminations filled with cosmic pondering, nomadic wisdom and plenty of earthy metaphors. His understated voice has a hushed force akin to that of Jose Gonzalez’s and, at its best, the alluring comfort of Paul Simon’s. Isakov’s guitar work is largely limited to meditative strumming, which, when paired with his hypnotic melodies, gives the “The Weatherman” a dreamlike flow.
The Slasher Film Festival Strategy - Crimson Throne CD
Crimson Throne is the first proper full-length Slasher Film Festival Strategy album. Formed in 1997 while in-between hardcore bands by Christopher Ashley, The Slasher Film Festival Strategy has over 20 titles on varying formats including vinyl, cd-r, cd and cassette to his credit. Crimson Throne is a story about NASA's operation to terraform Mars for potential colonization in 1987. Seven astronauts and scientists successfully land on the red planet on September 6, 1987 and all contact was lost a mere 18 days later. Ashley weaves lush electronic soundscapes with analog synthesizers and electronic drums. About The Slasher Film Festival Strategy: The Slasher Film Festival Strategy is a horror/sci-fi themed electronic project formed by Christopher B. Ashley in 1997 in South Carolina. Born during a transitional phase where Ashley's noise/hardcore band, Murder Weapon was winding down and Index for Potential Suicide was in its infancy, Ashley began exploring new sounds with drum machines, effects pedals and synthesizers. Influences range from Japanese power electronics, early industrial, hip hop beats, drone to Vermiform Records, Bastard Noise, Sinking Body and film score composers. The project found its roots in the American noise scene, venturing into experimental drone, dark ambient and now returning to more structured electronic compositions. A majority of the Slasher Film Festival Strategy recordings are self-released; maintaining a d.i.y./handmade aesthetic, but a few releases have shown up on imprints Liquid Death, Emerald City Ruins and now Mirror Universe Tapes.
Ethan Johns - If Not Now Then When? CD
The debut album from multi-award winning and Grammy-nominated producer/artiste Ethan Johns. Acclaimed British musician and producer Ethan Johns will release his debut album If Not Now Then When? on July 30th 2013 through his own Three Crows Records label here in the U.S. Released earlier this year in the UK off the back of an extensive record store tour and sold out headline run, to massive critical acclaim, Johns recorded the album in-between making records for others. If Not Now Then When? features a broad range of exemplary musicians that Johns has produced and performed with over the years, including the likes of Ryan Adams, Laura Marling, and Danny Thompson. When asked the inevitable, ''Who produced the album?'' Johns responds, ''I have to offer very deep appreciation to both Dominic Monks and Jeremy Stacey who certainly took over principal duties on that front, but otherwise it was down to whoever was in the room at the time!'' Letting go of control and placing faith in the players, many of whom have entrusted his ears with their own work at times, was central to the sessions and the creative spirit of the album. John's father, legendary producer Glyn Johns, mixed the record at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles. UK Press quotes: ''Gently majestic. Gutsy and evocative.'' - NME 8/10 ''Goes a long way to pinpointing just why Laura Marling, Ryan Adams, and Ray LaMontagne keep calling on his services as musician and producer.'' - MOJO
Blitzen Trapper - Cool Love #1 45
Cool Love #1, Boss King
Jericho (Daytrotter Sessions), Jesus on the Mainline
Released: September 19, 2008
Blitzen Trapper - Field Rexx CD
Blitzen Trapper's 2005 self-released sophomore album features the fan favorite ''40 Stripes.''
Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation CD
Blitzen Trapper's 2007 self-released album Wild Mountain Nation was met with overwhelming critical acclaim and received ''Best New Music'' status from Pitchfork. It features the live staples ''Wild Mountain Jam'' and ''Country Caravan'' as heard on ABC's hit series Nashville.
Guster - Live Acoustic CD
It's been eight years since Guster released a proper live album - 2004's upbeat Guster On Ice - and on May 28th, the renowned live band will offer up new live material with Guster: Live Acoustic. Recorded during their 2012 acoustic tour, the sixteen tracks are a musical tribute to the varied faces and places that made last year's travels one of the most remarkable in Guster's impressive career. While the members of the band mainly stick to the acoustic guitars on Live Acoustic, the songs are fleshed out with Charlene Huang on violin and April Guthrie on cello - helping to bring out the parts and arrangements that have made GusterÍs studio recordings such mainstays.