Electric Lady Studios has announced the launch of Electric Lady Records, an ongoing series of carefully curated and limited edition vinyl releases. On August 26th, 2015, the newly formed record company teamed with Patti Smith for a live, recorded performance of her landmark debut LP, Horses, itself originally recorded at the facility in 1975. Recordings from the in-studio appearance will be released on double 180g vinyl for the first time on Record Store Day as the first offering from Electric Lady Records.
A classic DIY release, Field Rexx was made in the sweltering summer of 2004 with no budget amidst the hiss of flies and tape. "Recorded," according to the liner notes, "at the carny shack, fer shook n timsel on Duke's shoot-o-matic for tisks & soda & that ol' broke 4-track that 3-fingrd mike poured Old English on and lit on fire," Rexx's warped eclectic pop Americana proves that great songs and performances can transcend squalor and bad album art. Features archival material of the original Trapper, James Earley, performing snippets of traditional hillbilly tunes. Field Rexx is Blitzen Trapper's self-released sophomore album originally released in 2005. It was remastered at the tail end of 2015 and is available on Record Store Day for the first time on vinyl. A free download code including 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks is included.
The world-class singer-songwriters Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle make their duet debut with a delightful Record Store Day 7" splash: spirited re-castings of the Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Baby's in Black" by the Beatles. They'll be singing together again on their first duet project, a full length of co-written originals later this summer.
This is the 180gm double LP release of Puscifer's album of remixes from their first record V Is For Viagra. This album feature remixes from that album as well as a couple bonus remixes of the track "Country Boner." This remix album boasts some extreme talent as well, with remixes by the likes of Lustmord, Dave Rave Ogilvie, Danny Lohner, Joey Jordison, Aaron Turner, Paul Barker, and many more!
Dear God is the result of a near-constant collaboration between Hamilton and Paul. ''Hamilton and I have exchanged songs every couple days for over 15 years now. There are probably about 500 of them, often just one instrument with singing. Their mood is different from any record we've been a part of, pretty quiet and pretty lonely sounding. For one reason or another, we've kept these recordings to ourselves. Dear God is made up of our best songs from the past year, kept in their original form,'' says Paul Maroon. The album consists of nine originals and four covers, of songs by Don Gibson, Will Oldham, Tom Paxton, and VF Stewart, and it will be available on vinyl only.
2012 release from the Atlanta, GA-based Country/Southern Rock band. They have performed throughout the United States as both headliner and as the supporting act for artists such as Zac Brown Band, ZZ Top & Lynyrd Skynyrd. The Whippoorwill is released on Zac Brown's Southern Ground label.
Ten Commandos started early August 2008 after a conversation between Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) and Alain Johannes (Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age) following a memorial concert for Natasha Shneider (Eleven). Alain had the idea to write and record songs using Matt and Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden, Hater) as the rhythm section. The three convened in Seattle in late 2008 and for 7 days wrote the bulk of the record. Matt and Alain's schedules cleared up enough in the spring of 2014 to finally finish the songs in Seattle. With the addition of Dimitri Coats (OFF!, Burning Brides) on guitar, the band entered famed Studio Litho with engineer Don Gunn. In the summer of 2014, the band finished recording at studio 11ad in Hollywood CA. All members contributed in the writing of the record. Guest musicians include Mark Lanegan (Staring Down the Dust), Nikka Costa (Come) and legendary guitarist Peter Frampton (Sketch 9).
For legendary songwriters Chip Taylor (Wild Thing) and John Prine (Paradise), two of their most acclaimed and covered songs were about angels. Taylor's Angel of the Morning has been a major hit several times - from Merrilee Rush to Juice Newton to Shaggy. Prine's Angel From Montgomery has been recorded by too many major artists to mention, most famously by Bonnie Raitt. After Swedish singer Jill Johnson had recent hits with both songs in Scandivavia, Taylor mentioned to his longtime friend, Prine, that they should write another "Angel" song together (Taylor & Prine teamed for the wonderful The Way Of It back in 2001). The result is their funny and charming duet - "Sixteen Angels Dancing 'Cross the Moon" appearing as the lead track on a special 10" vinyl EP. The track features Prine's extraordinary bassist David Jacques and from Taylor's band, guitarist John Platania (Van Morrison). The crazy circumstances behind the actual writing of the song is recalled by Taylor in an extended spoken word introduction to "Sixteen Angels". Also on the EP are two other duet tracks by Chip Taylor. On "One Hell Of A Guy", he is joined by Guy Clark, a little known gem from 1997. The final song is by Chip Taylor,Carrie Rodriguez & Jon Langford - "One For The Road". Taylor & Rodriguez were touring behind their first album, the #1 Americana record Let's Leave This Town in 2002 when they met up with Langford in Chicago. The three popped into the studio and came up with "One For The Road". None of these tracks have ever been released before. This 10" vinyl EP is available only through Record Store Day retailers.
Recorded Live at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA, Mad Season performed a special show with the Seattle Symphony. The Mad Season lineup for this performance included surviving members: Mike McCready and Barrett Martin and featured vocalists: Chris Cornell, Jeff Angell, Kim Virant and bassist Duff McKagan. Special guests included: Temple Of The Dog: Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament and saxophonist Skerik and Alice in Chains member Sean Kinney. The package is on black vinyl on 2LPs in a gatefold package.
Puscifer is back with a new album and a huge buzz! Money Shot is the follow up to Conditions Of My Parole and marks Maynard Keenan and company's third full length album and its first new album in four years. ''It¹s extremely satisfying to witness simple conversations and ideas transform into completed sonic landscapes,'' Keenan told Rolling Stone. ''And to have these stories go above and beyond the initial ideas makes my grumpy heart swell three sizes.'' In addition, fans can look for Puscifer hitting the road in November for their first extended North American touring in support of the Money Shot album. Dates begin Nov. 1 at the Monster Mash Festival in Phoenix with shows booked into mid-December. For the upcoming shows, the live lineup will consist of Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell, Carina Round, Jeff Friedl, Masha Zargaran and Paul Barker. Luchafer will open all of the band's late fall tour dates. As is the Modus Operandi of Puscifer, there will be a whole new show to accompany the Money Shot release. ''We've been leaving a few clues here and there as to what it may entail,'' says Keenan. ''As usual, we prefer to Show rather than Tell. Odds are if you've been a fan of the diverse nature of our performances in the past, you¹ll want to go ahead and place those bets.''