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Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
LP | 2005 | US | Reissue (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2005 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
180g Vinyl! Neutral Milk Hotel waren Elephant 6 Mitbegründer Jeff Mangum, Julian Koster (Music Tapes), Scott Spillane (The Gerbils) und
Jeremy Barnes (Beirut, A Hawk And A Hacksaw). "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" wurde 1998 veröffentlicht und vom Magnet Magazine
zum besten Album der 90er Jahre gewählt. Bei der Neuauflage im Jahr 2005 wurde das Album bei Pitchfork mit 10,0 bewertet. ,In The
Aeroplane Over the Sea" ist einer der meistverkauften Merge-Titel aller Zeiten. "Jeff Mangum's masterpiece mixes hushed folk, explosive
brass, and unforgettable vocals that touch on pain, loss, memory, and hope." – Pitchfork
David Kilgour And The Heavy Eights - Bobbie's A Girl Peak Vinyl Edition
David Kilgour And The Heavy Eights - Bobbie's A Girl
Reigning Sound - Abdication ... For Your Love
Sneaks - Highway Hypnosis (Peak Edition)
Sneaks
Highway Hypnosis (Peak Edition)
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Translucent Neon Green Vinyl. Just as she takes up space in the male-dominated Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area punk scene, SNEAKS aka Eva Moolchan takes up space among the patriarchy. Highway Hypnosis, her forthcoming January release off of Merge records, combines bewitching beats and invented words with classic SNEAKS identifiers including "stripped down hip-hop, skeletal post-punk, and extra-dimensional pop music" Clash Mag. Through the album, Moolchan is filling a gap between the feminist underground and genre-specific singles charts while joining the resistance forged by queer black feminists who create, explore, empower, conquer, and play bass. Among laughter samples, charming vocals, and displays of responsibility featured on the album which was recorded at Silent Barn in 2017 lies one club banger, your little sister's anti-meat school lunch protest song, a 55-second epic bass surprise, and a Jacknife Lee production credit. Flashes of Robyn, Britney Spears, Jock Jams, Nirvana, recess hour on the blacktop, M.I.A., Lil Mama, a hacky sack circle, Aaliyah and your first Warped Tour experience somehow all make sense inside the mind attached to ears experiencing. Highway Hypnosis. The best part? Inclusivity is at the heart of SNEAKS, and all are welcome to her galaxy - but only the woke will find the wormhole.
Richard Buckner - Dents And Shells
Richard Buckner
Dents And Shells
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Merge)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
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Dents and Shells is the first LP that Richard Buckner made for Merge Records, in 2004. By the time the album was recorded in Austin, TX and Tucson, AZ, with the help of Butthole Surfers' drummer King Coffey and other Austin locals, he'd been a touring musician and released over a half dozen records. With no fixed home base a decade deep into his career, he was still a roamer.Dents and Shells features some of Buckner's most beautifully plaintive songs, like "Her" and "Fuse." Whether full-band arrangement or stripped down, the mood of both is much the same as the singer seems to be pining for something elusive. Listening to these songs today is like flipping through a poet's notebook, encountering words and ideas, raw and immediate.As Buckner puts it in the song "Invitation," sometimes the best way for a person to answer the question of another day is to dig through the scraps and "put the bones to use." Dents and Shells captures an artist with many miles behind him, but no loss of wanderlust.
Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms Of Surrender Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl Edition
Too Much - Patent Leather / Dyslexia
Too Much
Patent Leather / Dyslexia
7" | 2019 | EU | Original (Merge)
10,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
On July 12, Rich Morel and Ian Svenonius will introduce the world to Too Much with the "Patent Leather" b/w "Dyslexia" 7-inch. Too Much use excitement and pathos to create sounds, a reversal which has never before been attempted. The listener isn't actually hearing anything, but imagining that they hear things based on suggested impulses sent forth through the name, the record cover, etc. It is dance, it is rock 'n' roll, it perfectly distills everything Rich and Ian ever liked or wanted from music. "Patent Leather" is a love song of pure self-absorption and, simultaneously, absolute devotion. "Dyslexia" is a feeling of alienation and confusion about the bogus values of the steroid state. These songs present "tech noir," a new dance genre, for the first time!
Redd Kross - Researching The Blues
Redd Kross
Researching The Blues
LP | 2012 | US | Reissue (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Das 2012 veröffentlichte ,Researching the Blues" von Redd Kross enthält 10 Songs in knapp 32 Minuten und ist bei weitem die Lieblingsplatte der Band. Steve sagt: "Es hat die einzigartigste künstlerische Vision aller Platten, die wir je gemacht haben. Es sind nur 10 wirklich verdammt geile Songs, die einen auf viele verschiedene Arten bewegen können." Gegründet in Los Angeles während der ersten
Welle des LA Punkrock von den Brüdern Jeff und Steven McDonald (die damals 15 und 11 Jahre alt waren), verdienten sie ihre ersten Sporen als Support für BLACK FLAG auf einem Schulball. Ihre ersten Veröffentlichungen ließen den legendären Radio-DJ Rodney Bingenheimer auf sie aufmerksam werden, der zum Fan wurde und regelmäßig die Platten von REDD KROSS auflegte. Die folgenden Releases bewegten sich noch immer im Dunstkreis des Punk, während die Band experimentierfreudiger wurde. Ihr erster Charthit war
die Single ,Annie's Gone" gefolgt von Touren mit SONIC YOUTH, THE GO-GOS, THE POSIES, THE LEMONHEADS und mehr. Nach dem 1997er Album ,Show World" und der gleichnamigen Tournee legte die Band eine wohlverdiente Pause ein. Ob die Band zurückkehren würde, stand einmal mehr in den Sternen, als 1999 der langjährige Gitarrist Eddie Kurdziel starb. 2006 kam es zur Reunion
in der Besetzung des Klassiker Albums "Neurotica" mit Gitarrist Robert Hecker (IT'S OK) und Schlagzeuger Roy McDonald (The Muffs). Es folgten ausverkaufte Shows und Festivals wie Coachella und All Tomorow's Parties.
Swearin' - Fall Into The Sun (Limited Peak Edition)
Swearin'
Fall Into The Sun (Limited Peak Edition)
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Merge)
17,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Peak edition is cokebottle vinyl + LP3 coupon. LTD to 2k quantity for world. After releasing two beloved full-lengths, 2012's Swearin' and 2013's Surfing Strange, the Philadelphia band Swearin' quietly put things on hold. It was due, at least in part, to the band's main songwriters, Allison Crutchfield and Kyle Gilbride, ending their romantic relationship. But when the band found themselves in a room again years later, the conversation turned back to Swearin'. "Without any hesitation or inhibitions," said Crutchfield, "we asked, `What would it take from each of us? What would we want to accomplish if we decided to be a band again?'" They realized that what they all wanted was to not just play shows, but to make a new record. They wanted to do something that reflected the people they'd become during those intervening years. Before long, Crutchfield and Gilbride had a new batch of Swearin' songs, ones that meshed with the sound they'd originally developed together but boldly pushed things forward. Fall into the Sun is a Swearin' record that doesn't try to obscure the passage of time but instead embraces it. "Getting older, your tastes change, and what you want to do changes," said Bolt. That can be seen in songs like "Big Change," where Crutchfield says goodbye to Philly and the scene that she came up in, or in "Dogpile," where Gilbride offers the line any aging punk can relate to: "By pure dumb luck I've gotten where I'm going." "There was a lot on our minds, and it was a super fertile time to put a bunch of songs together," said Gilbride. It's true of the material found on Fall into the Sun, but it's noticeable in the album's production, too. Much like the band's previous albums, Gilbride anchored the recording and producing of the record, but this time around, the band worked to make the process feel more collaborative than ever before. "I feel like this was the first time I could look at a Swearin' record and say that I co-produced it, and that felt really good," said Crutchfield. Listening to Fall into the Sun, Swearin' is a more confident, collaborative version than the one people first came to know. Crutchfield and Gilbride always had an innate ability to mirror the other's movements in songs, but here, they build a focused lyrical perspective across their songs, one that's thankful for their past, but looks boldly toward the future.
Escape-Ism - The Lost Record
Escape-Ism
The Lost Record
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
In der Welt der Musik ist ,Lost Record` der Begriff für ein
übergangenes Album, ungeliebt, möglicherweise noch nicht einmal
veröffentlicht, welches später entdeckt, ausgegraben und von
kundigen Tastemakern und smarten Connaisseuren gefeiert wird.
Mit ,The Lost Record" überspringt Escape-Ism, Kampfname des
sagenumwobenen Rock'n'Roll Provokateurs / Theoretikers /
Revolutionärs Ian Svenonius (Performer, Autor, Filmemacher,
etc.) das Procedere die ein historisches ,verlorenes` Album
üblicherweise erleidet: die nicht enden wollende Zeit, die es in
einer Box im Keller verbringen muss, unentdeckt und nicht
geliebt. Doch Escape-Ism umgeht das ganze Brimborium: ,The
Lost Record" ist ein Klassiker, dafür gemacht, die Sinne, Herzen
und Tanzschuhe eines jeden Rock'n'Roll-Fans zu verzaubern, der
es entdeckt - und das solange solche Kreaturen existieren. Mit
seinen zeitlosen Songs, schneidenden Botschaften und innovativen
Sounds, sind Wiederentdeckung und Unsterblichkeit dieses
Albums gleichermaßen gesichert
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Lambchop - Flotus
Lambchop
Flotus
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Merge)
29,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
For Love Often Turns Us Still—officially titled Flotus—is like many of Lambchop's records: a subtle masterpiece, the kind that slowly and generously reveals its quiet wisdom to those patient and attentive enough to receive it. Start to finish, Flotus is imbued with that magic energy that comes when an artist stumbles upon the thrill of the new—something that makes them crazy enough to want to start the whole process over again. The album is bookended by two long-form pieces: the first, “In Care of 8675309,” is most reminiscent of where Lambchop has been, while the second, the sprawling, hypnotic “The Hustle,” suggests where they might still be headed. The latter seamlessly shifts between movements, a foundation suggestive of krautrock and early electronic music, gorgeously ornamented with perfectly placed piano and horns. Drawing upon a diverse palate of influences and transcending each one, it’s a stunning piece of work—certainly one of the most impressive achievements of Lambchop’s catalogue.
Destroyer - This Night
Superchunk - Acoustic Foolish
Superchunk
Acoustic Foolish
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
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Our original idea for an all-acoustic album was for it to be a selection of songs from all our albums, played in the style of an acoustic performance in a record store or a radio station, which we have done quite a bit of over the years (and documented on the first of our "Clambake" series in 2001). But with 2019 being the 25th anniversary of the Foolish album, it seemed weirder and more interesting to record an acoustic version of one whole album. I didn't want this to sound like "acoustic demos recorded 25 years after the fact" or a band trying to "rock out" except on acoustic guitars, though to be fair we do some rocking out. Once we got into the process of learning how to play the songs on acoustic guitars_some of which we had never performed at all_it made sense to make this record its own thing altogether. We are lucky to have Allison Crutchfield, Matt Douglas, Peter Holsapple, Owen Pallett, and Jenn Wasner lend their great talents to the record and also lucky that Jon has an arsenal of small bells and a vibraslap.
Little Scream - Speed Queen
Little Scream
Speed Queen
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Merge)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
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On her third album, Little Scream offers us a reflection on class and poverty in America. Speed Queen began as bits of prose written while touring her last album across North America_observing the slow entropy of the US, ruminating on her own low-income upbringing in a flyover state, and, as she says, "taking it all in from the privileged position of being a new Canadian." The album is gently accusatory. She doesn't let herself or any of her listeners off the hook. In "Privileged Child," she reminds wealthy people who like to adopt the style of the poor and working class that "poverty's a feeling money just can't buy." On "Dear Leader," she reminds those opposing migration that "when the waters rise, it's gonna be you, Miami," warning them that when they're needing help, "_you will ask your God, but he'll be busy getting risen, and the rich will be too busy buying stock in private prisons_that's where they'll send you for talking about socialism." The biting commentary served with a sense of humor softens its presentation but doesn't detract from its power. This is a theme throughout Speed Queen, where humor and warmheartedness prevail despite some of the darker subjects touched upon.
Mikal Cronin - Seeker
Mikal Cronin
Seeker
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Nach ein paar harten Jahren mit Tourneen, Beziehungen, die begannen und endeten, und einer Blockade des Autors, beschloss Cronin, eine Änderung vorzunehmen. Er packte zusammen und zog sich nach Idyllwild zurück, einer kleinen Stadt in den Bergen Südkaliforniens, wo er einen Monat allein in einer Hütte verbrachte. Die Einsamkeit erwies sich als fruchtbar, wobei der Großteil von "Seeker" in diesem Zeitraum geschrieben und aufgenommen wurde."Es war so ruhig und friedlich. Ich bekam seltsame Blicke, wenn ich im Laden einkaufen ging. Ich habe Insektenstiche bekommen, die monatelang nicht verheilt sind", sagt Cronin. "Ich bin ein paar Mal um einen kleinen See herumgelaufen. Ich habe geschrieben und geschrieben. Es hat funktioniert." Nach einer Reihe von Bränden, die von einem Brandstifter ausgelöst wurden, musste Cronin evakuiert werden. So kehrte er einige Tage früher nach LA zurück und begann mit der Aufnahme in den Palmetto Studios. Dort halfen der Ingenieur Jason Quever und eine Crew enger Freunde, das Album zusammenzubringen. Die Platte wurde von Ty Segalls Freedom Band unterstützt. Die Natur noch frisch vor Augen und im Kopf, hatte Mikal Cronin die Idee, organische Klänge zu verwenden."Jason und ich haben beim Platzieren von Mikrofonen viel über das White Album der Beatles gesprochen", sagt Cronin. "Ich habe einen verkohlten Kiefernzapfen aus dem Wald ins Studio gebracht, nur für den Fall, dass es hilft. Feuer - vor allem dieser Zyklus der Säuberung und Neubepflanzung der Landschaft - ist ein zentrales Thema des Albums. Tod und Wiedergeburt."
Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms Of Surrender
Gauche - A People's History Of Gauche
Gauche
A People's History Of Gauche
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Zu der in Washington DC ansässigen Gruppe Gauche gehören auch Mitglieder von Priests und den Downtown Boys. "A People's History Of Gauche" wird von der Band treffend als "kollektive Katharsis von Wut, Frustration und Schock durch Kreativität" und vom Label Merge als "36 Minuten Power Punk mit Groove" beschrieben. Das Debüt wurde mit Austin Brown (Parquet Courts) und Robert Szmurlo in Brooklyn - sowie mit Jonah Takagi (Ex Hex) in DC aufgenommen. Für "A People's History Of Gauche" arbeitete die Band szeneübergreifend mit anderen Leuten zusammen, was sich in einem volleren Sound und der komplexeren Instrumentierung bemerkbar macht. Von der allerersten Zeile des Openers "Flash" an sind GAUCHE mit nur einer Mission unterwegs: ihre Hörer zum Tanzen zu bewegen, während sie selbst die universellen Kämpfe der Gesellschaft besingen. [ENG] On July 12, Washington, DC's Gauche will release A People's History of Gauche, a collective catharsis of anger, frustration, and trauma through creativity. Jason P Barnett, Adrienne CN Berry, Mary Jane Regalado, Pearie Sol, and Daniele Yandel find their agency and joy through creating and performing music together in 36 minutes of groove-filled power punk.

When asked about the genesis of the title of their Merge debut, Daniele cited this definition: "A people's history, or history from below, is an account of events from the perspective of common people rather than leaders, the story of mass movements and of outsiders." It's a fitting title for an album that tackles such heavy topics as anxiety, capitalism and colonialization, and healing ancestral traumas, as well as dismantling and dissecting patriarchy, creating beauty in the face of oppressive forces, and resisting exploitation. These are vital songs manifested in a celebratory manner, created quickly through the group's self-proclaimed "Gauche magic."

Gauche undoubtedly make art, but their guiding tenet is craft. "When I say that, I mean in the sense that Art with a capital A is thought of as something rarefied, something outside the context of everyday life, outside of everyone's grasp or potential," expounds Daniele. "That sense of craft, of something you return to every day and is valuable because it is something you share in common with all people, is how I think of music. Well, good music at least."

Gauche bring us music and movement and struggle and light, and now it is our job to dance!
Fruit Bats - Gold Past Life
Fruit Bats
Gold Past Life
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
"Gold Past Life" ist das neueste Werk des Indie-Folk-Rockers Eric D. Johnson alias Fruit Bats. Die von Johnsons weichem Falsett geprägte Musik beschreibt er selbst als "rustikaler Bee Gees-Sound". "Gold Past Life" enthält mehr Keyboard-Einflüsse als frühere Fruit Bats-Veröffentlichungen des ehemaligen The Shins-Mitglieds und eine ganze Reihe von Gästen, u.a. Meg Duffy (Hand Habits), Greta Morgan (Springtime Carnivore, Vampire Weekend) und Neal Casal (Circles Around The Sun). "Gold Past Life" markiert sowohl ein Ende als auch einen Anfang. Es ist der Abschluss einer unbeabsichtigten thematischen Trilogie von Platten, die mit "EDJ" 2014 begann (eine Solo-CD nach Namen, aber eine Fruit Bats-Veröffentlichung im Geiste) und mit "Absolute Loser" 2016 einen Höhepunkt erreichte. Diese drei Alben entstanden in Jahren des Verlustes und der anhaltenden Angst vor dem aktuellen politischen Klima. "Ich habe Musik geschrieben, um mich zu trösten", sagt Johnson über diese Zeit. Aber diese Lieder auf "Gold Past Life" stellen auch Neuanfänge dar - Reisen, die darauf warten, dass sie es durch schwierige Zeiten schaffen. Tatsächlich ist die Vorstellung, in einen Van zu steigen, um sich buchstäblich und metaphorisch zu bewegen, genau das, worum es bei "Gold Past Life" geht. Es geht darum, Vorstellungen von idealisierter Nostalgie ("Gold Past Life") und den Prozess der Erdung in der Gegenwart abzulehnen, sowohl geografisch ("A Lingering Love", "Ocean") als auch spirituell ("Drawn Away"). Mit "Gold Past Life" will Johnson mehr Optimismus und Hoffnung in die Welt bringen: "Fruit Bats macht existenzielle Make-Out-Musik", beschreibt er mit einem Lächeln. "Aber du kannst auch gerne tiefer eintauchen, wenn du willst. Gute Popmusik sollte so erhaben sein." [ENG] Gold Past Life marks both an end and a beginning. It's the end of an unintentional thematic trilogy of records that began with 2014's EDJ (a solo record by name, but a Fruit Bats release in spirit) and hit a peak with 2016's Absolute Loser. They encompassed years of loss, displacement, and the persistent, low-level anxiety of the current political climate. They were written in the wake of friends who left these earthly confines and families that could have been. "I wrote music to comfort myself," says Johnson of those times. "It was a soothing balm." But these salves, these songs on Gold Past Life, also represent new beginnings-the journeys that await after making it through troubled times. In fact, the notion of getting in a van to move on-literally and metaphorically-is exactly what Gold Past Life is all about. It's about rejecting notions of idealized nostalgia ("Gold Past Life") and the process of grounding oneself in the present, both geographic ally ("A Lingering Love," "Ocean") and spiritually ("Drawn Away"). "Fruit Bats makes existential make-out music," he describes with a chuckle. "But you're also welcome to dive into it deeper if you want. Good pop music should be sublime like that."
Mountain Goats, The - In League With Dragons Hardcore Edition
Mountain Goats, The
In League With Dragons Hardcore Edition
2LP+7" | 2019 | US | Original (Merge)
46,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
- Limited-edition yellow and green marbled vinyl
- Gatefold jacket with full lyrics
- Exclusive black vinyl 7-inch featuring two non-album tracks
- Collectible Dragon League membership card
- Slipcase with debossed dragon scale pattern
Mountain Goats, The - In League With Dragons Peak Edition
Mountain Goats, The - In League With Dragons
Martin Frawley - Undone At 31 Blue / White Vinyl Edition
Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien Limited Peak Edition
Ex Hex - It's Real Blue Magenta Swirl Vinyl Ediiton
Ibibio Sound Machine - Doko Mien Black Vinyl Ediiton
Ex Hex - It's Real Black Vinyl Edition
Telekinesis - Effluxion Black Vinyl Edition
Martin Frawley - Undone At 31 Black Vinyl Edition
Bob Mould - Sunshine Rock
William Tyler - Goes West
William Tyler
Goes West
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
„Goes West" klingt, als ob der frühere Lambchop-Gitarrist
William Tyler darauf einen Weg gefunden hätte, sich direkt auf das reiche und bittersüße emotionale Zentrum seiner Musik zu konzentrieren, ohne durch musikalische Nebenausflüge abgelenkt zu werden. Das liegt zum einen daran, dass sich Tyler - einer von Nashvilles versiertesten E-Gitarristen - diesmal bewusst dafür entschieden hat, auf seinem vierten Album ausschließlich zur akustischen Gitarre zu greifen. Und zum anderen erhielt William für seine neue Songsammlung diesmal Unterstützung u.a. von Meg Duffy und Bill Frisell (Gitarre), Brad Cook (Bassist und
Produzent), James Wallace (Keyboard), Griffin Goldsmith
(Schlagzeug) und Tucker Martine (Produzent) - die beste und sympathischste Truppe an Musikern, die Nashville zu bieten hat.
Sneaks - Highway Hypnosis
Sneaks
Highway Hypnosis
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Auf „Highway Hypnosis“ kombiniert SNEAKS alias Eva Moolchan bezaubernde Beats und erfundene Wörter mit klassischen SNEAKS-Identifikatoren wie reduziertem Hip-Hop, skelettartigem Post-Punk und extra-dimensionaler Popmusik. Mit dem Album schließt Moolchan eine Lücke zwischen dem feministischen Underground und den Pop-Genre-spezifischen Single-Charts und schließt sich dem Widerstand der queeren schwarzen Feministinnen an, die erschaffen, erforschen, ermächtigen, erobern… und Bass spielen. Auf dem Album, das 2017 in Silent Barn, New York aufgenommen und von Carlos Hernandez (von Ava Luna), Tony Seltzer (Princess Nokia) und Eva Moolchan koproduziert wurde, befinden sich neben Lachsamples und
charmanten Vocals und anderen verantwortungsvollen
Darbietungen ein krasser Clubbanger, ein Anti-Fleisch Schulkantinen-Mittagessen-Protest-Song, eine 55-Sekunden-Bassüberraschung epischen Ausmaßes und ein Produktionsbeitrag von Jacknife Lee (Taylor Swift, Bat for Lashes, R.E.M.) bei “Hong Kong to Amsterdam”.
Blitze von Robyn, Britney Spears, Jock Jams, Nirvana, M.I.A., Lil Mama, Aaliyah und ihre erste Warped Tour Erfahrung verbinden sich zu einem sinnstiftenden großen Ganzen. Highway-Hypnose.
Das Beste daran? Inklusion ist das Herzstück von Sneaks und alle sind in ihrer Galaxie willkommen.
Mike Krol - Power Chords
Mike Krol
Power Chords
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
„Power Chords” ist nicht nur das kühnste Album von Mike Krol, mit 34 Minuten Spieldauer ist es auch das bisher längste und dabei gewohnt aggressiv und selbstbewusst, kratzig und roh, catchy as hell - aber etwas hat sich verändert. Krols Sound besitzt eine neue Intensität und damit auch die von ihm besungenen Geschichten. Krols Texte wandelten schon immer auf dem schmalen Grat zwischen Selbstakzeptanz und Selbstzerstörung,
aber bei den Songs von „Power Chords“ offenbaren sie ein neues Gefühl der Selbstwahrnehmung. Natürlich bedeutet das nicht, dass Krol ruhiger geworden ist. „Power Chords“ setzt dort an, wo „Turkey“ aufgehört hat und zeichnet Krols Reise zurück zum Punkrock nach, auf dem Weg ist er über eine Fundgrube von komplizierten Gitarrenlinien und kunstvoll mutierenden Melodien gestolpert. Und er schwingt die gleichen Einflüsse - Misfits, The Strokes, frühe Weezer, Ramones. Der Albumttitel referenziert sowohl die Gitarrentechnik als auch die damit verbundene
musikalische Erlösung. Um die Kraft dieser Akkorde zu
entdecken, nahm Krol über zwei Jahre lang an drei verschiedenen Orten (Nashville, Los Angeles und Krol's Heimat Wisconsin) auf.
Spinanes, The - Manos Limited Peak Edition
Spinanes, The
Manos Limited Peak Edition
LP | 1993 | EU | Reissue (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:1993 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Peak edition is opaque yellow vinyl and includes a photo booklet of ephemera of the era! The Spinanes were Portland OGs singer-guitarist Rebecca Gates and drummer Scott Plouf and were snapped up by Sub Pop in the post-Nirvana feeding frenzy. Gates was a guitar manipulator more artful and poetic and sensual than her peers, with a voice full of emotion and warmth_a deep, distinct standout among the samey girly-girls. Plouf was a powerhouse drummer, exact and on-point, with a giant collection of shades and enough mod swagger to make Paul Weller proud. Their urgency was soft but they pummeled us hard. When they recorded their debut album, Manos, with Brian Paulson at AmRep in Minneapolis, they brought a ridiculous amount of energy: Few acts manage to capture that live spark in the studio. A college radio hit, "Manos" was characterized as indiepop or indie rock or alternative, but also had a touch of art rock, folk, emo, math rock, postrock, even jazz, nearing the same spiritual space as '90s bands like Unrest, Sebadoh, and Versus. Gates told our zine (chickfactor) in 1993 what kind of record she wanted to make: She wanted it to be really magical - the way the first Verlaines record is or a Replacements record - things that you can put on when you feel horrible. Named after a misheard Jesus Lizard lyric, "Manos" is just that: It sounds like smoky venues and dance parties at punk houses: woozy, tight, fraught, wrought, tense, intense, swoony, breathy, fast, worldly/weary -?sophisticated and primitive, stressful and soothing. Twelve songs and nary a dud: "Noel, Jonah and Me", the epic title track (a hip-swayer full of lust and longing), the rifftastic "Grand Prize", the catchy "Sunday". "Manos" was an original in a crowded market in 1993, and the Spinanes seemed to be everywhere. All hail its reissue, one quarter century later. - Gail O'Hara
Redd Kross - Teen Babes From Monsanto Limited Peak Edition
Redd Kross
Teen Babes From Monsanto Limited Peak Edition
LP | 1984 | EU | Reissue (Merge)
17,99 €*
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Translucent Pink Vinyl! A little drums, a little atmosphere, and it wails like this! Hotter than anything printed by a Hearst daily, the 12-song Version Especial of Redd Kross' Teen Babes from Monsanto - all art, no filler, direct from the source, pure from the tap - reissued by Merge Records. The album features specially designed packaging that allows you to choose between two different front covers with just a flip of the wrist! Experience vintage teenaged Redd Kross as presented by Monsanto: 100% genuine, chemically inspired brilliance fueled by processed junk food.
Redd Kross - Hot Issue Limited Peak Edition
Redd Kross
Hot Issue Limited Peak Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Merge)
17,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Translucent Fluorescent Green Vinyl! Hot Issue, a dozen turn-of-the-century new digs and old finds recorded by Redd Kross in Hollywood between 1980 and 2007. This collection of top-quality recordings features Redd Kross rarities and focuses on the band's most explosively creative period from the early '90s straight through to Researching the Blues, all mastered from the original source tapes for optimal audio fidelity by Bill Inglot and Dave Schultz at d2. An energetic compilation created to be a complete play experience with unreleased and rare tracks unearthed from the Jeff McDonald archives, Hot Issue is a total must for all Redd Kross fans around the world!
Spinanes, The - Manos
Spinanes, The
Manos
LP | 1993 | US | Reissue (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:1993 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
The Spinanes waren die aus Portland, Oregon stammende Sängerin und Gitarristin Rebecca Gates und die Schlagzeugerin Scott Plouf und wurden von Sub Pop im Post-Nirvana-Rausch aufgegriffen. Gates war eine Gitarrenmanipulatorin, die kunstvoller, poetischer und
sinnlicher war als ihre Kolleginnen, mit einer Stimme voller Emotion und Wärme, einem tiefen, ausgeprägten Unterscheidungsmerkmal unter den vielen ähnlich klingenden Girly-Mädchen. Plouf war ein kraftvoller Schlagzeuger, präzise und punktgenau, Nuancenreich und mit genug Mod-Style, um Paul Weller stolz zu machen. Ihre Dringlichkeit wirkte soft, aber sie prügelten hart. Ihr Debütalbum ,Manos" nahmen sie mit Brian Paulson bei AmRep in Minneapolis auf. Nur wenigen Acts gelingt es, derart die vielgerühmte Live-Energie im Studio
einzufangen. ,Manos" wurde ein College-Radio-Hit und als Indiepop- oder Indie-Rock oder Alternative kategorisiert, hatte aber auch einen Hauch von Art-Rock, Folk, Emo, Math-Rock, Postrock, sogar Jazz und dabei ähnlich dem Spirit von 90er Jahre Bands wie Unrest, Sebadoh und Versus. Gates wollte, dass ,Manos" wirklich magisch wird - so wie die erste Verlaines Platte oder ein Replacements Album - die man auflegen kann, wenn man sich schrecklich fühlt. Benannt nach einem falsch gehörten Jesus Lizard Text klingt "Manos" nach rauchigen Lokalen und Tanzparties in Punkhäusern: schwammig, eng, angespannt, intensiv, schwindelerregend, hauchdünn, schnell,
weltlich/müde, anspruchsvoll und primitiv, stressig und beruhigend. Zwölf Songs und kein Blindgänger. ,Manos" war 1993 ein Original auf einem überfüllten Musikmarkt. Hier ist ein Vierteljahrhundert später die Neuauflage auf Merge Records.
Redd Kross - Teen Babes From Monsanto
Redd Kross
Teen Babes From Monsanto
LP | 1984 | US | Reissue (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:1984 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Ein Trommelwirbel, ein wenig Atmosphäre, und los geht`s! Hier ist die 12-Song-Variante des zweiten Redd Kross Albums ,Teen Babes von Monsanto" von 1984 2018 von Merge Records in der Versión Especial neu aufgelegt. Das Album verfügt über eine speziell entwickelte Verpackung, die es ermöglicht, zwischen zwei verschiedenen Frontcovern mit nur einem Handgriff zu wählen!
Diese Vintage Teenager von Redd Kross muss man gehört haben, so wie auf Monsanto präsentiert: 100% echte, chemisch inspirierte Brillanz, angetrieben von frisch verdautem Junk Food.
Redd Kross - Hot Issue
Redd Kross
Hot Issue
LP | 2017 | US | Reissue (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Hot Issue", bietet ein Dutzend Songs, die von Redd Kross in Hollywood zwischen 1980 und 2007 aufgenommen wurden. Diese
Sammlung hochwertiger Aufnahmen mit Redd Kross-Raritäten konzentriert sich auf die explosionsartigste Schaffensperiode der Band von
den frühen 90er Jahren bis zum Researching the Blues, die alle von den Original-Bändern für optimale Audioqualität von Bill Inglot und
Dave Schultz bei d2 gemastert wurden. Eine energiegeladene Compilation, mit unveröffentlichten und seltenen Tracks aus dem Jeff
McDonald-Archiv: ,Hot Issue" ist ein absolutes Muss für alle Redd Kross-Fans auf der ganzen Welt!
Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon
Hiss Golden Messenger
Poor Moon
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Composed and arranged by Head Messenger M.C. Taylor Poor Moon offers a moving culmination of the spiritually-charged song cycle commenced on the critically acclaimed album Bad Debt. Poor Moon conjures the unsteady experience of soul at home in the wild, and it stands as a captivating document of Southern songcraft. Poor Moon remastered by Chris Boerner at Kitchen Mastering. Artwork reimagined by Sam Smith (Lateness of
Dancers).
Hiss Golden Messenger - Haw
Hiss Golden Messenger
Haw
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
17,09 €* 18,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
M.C. Taylor's writing and singing here achieve a tenebrous clarity, invoking_ and occasionally challenging_a intermingling cast of prophetic characters both sacred and profane: Daniel, Elijah, the Apostles, and the Son of Man, sure, but also the Peacock Fiddle Band, Mississippi John Hurt, and by implication, Lew Welch, Waylon Jennings, Michael Hurley, and our friend Jefferson Currie II. Haw remastered by Chris Boerner at Kitchen Mastering. Artwork reimagined by Sam Smith (Lateness of Dancers).
Hiss Golden Messenger - Devotion: Songs About Rivers & Spirits & Chil
Hiss Golden Messenger - Bad Debt
Hiss Golden Messenger
Bad Debt
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
M.C. Taylor recorded this spiritually devastating, austere antecedent to the widely celebrated Hiss Golden Messenger albums Haw (2013) and Poor Moon (2011) direct to a portable cassette recorder at the kitchen table of his pine-entwined home in rural Piedmont North Carolina in 2010. "The record is about my God: that is, whether I have one, and whether there is a place for me in this world. I don't go to church, and I am not saved. I can party too. I can do a saxophone now and again, bang the drum. Bad Debt was my revelation, and there are many for whom I'll never make a record better than this one." - M.C. Taylor
Titus Andronicus - Home Alone On Halloween EP
Titus Andronicus
Home Alone On Halloween EP
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
12" EP on orange vinyl including download code, limited to 1,300 for the world. With Home
Alone on Halloween, noted rock band Titus Andronicus [hereafter +@] celebrate the
spookiest of the seasons by staring into the abyss and confronting the bone-chilling terror which lies at the haunted heart of our human experience. Bearing the justly feared catalog number MRG666, the 12-inch EP spans 31 minutes and features three tracks recorded concurrently with the group's most recent full-length A Productive Cough, offering an autumnal tableau of dread and decay to complement its LP companion's springtime visions of rebirth and new possibilities. The title track remixes A Productive Cough's hardest-rocking selection,
foregrounding its ominous strings and swelling organ and featuring a soulful new lead vocal from frequent +@ special-teams captain Matt "Money" Miller, while "Only a Hobo" plucks an oftforgotten gem from the dusty corners of the Bob Dylan songbook to paint a grim portrait of
hopes dashed and potential squandered. Eeriest of all is "A Letter Home," which, across nearly
17 minutes and more than 1,200 words, drags the listener along for a harrowing descent into
the darkness and proves definitively that this ceremony is no mere monster mash. "Death is not scary," explains +@ singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles, shaking off a cold sweat. "Everyone has
to die, but not everyone gets to die surrounded by love with the satisfaction of a life well-lived.
What frightens me, far more than ghouls or goblins, is knowing that I may yet face the former
without the comfort of the latter. When it comes to that of which nightmares are made, a
werewolf popping out of the bushes is nothing next to a life without love when it is too late to
turn back."
Swearin' - Fall Into The Sun Black Vinyl Edition
Swearin'
Fall Into The Sun Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Swearin' sind zurück mit ihrem phänomenalen Album ,Fall Into
The Sun", dem Nachfolger von ,Surfing Strange" (2013). ,Fall Into
The Sun" ist eine Platte, die nicht versucht, den Lauf der Zeit zu
verschleiern, sondern sie umarmt. ,Wenn man älter wird, ändert
sich der Geschmack und das, was man machen will", sagt
Schlagzeuger Jeff Bolt. Diese Veränderungen sind zwar subtil, aber
sie machen ,Fall Into The Sun" zu dem, was Allison Crutchfield
,das erwachsene Swearin' Album" nennt. Man sieht es in Songs
wie ,Big Change", wo sie sich von Philly und der Szene, in der sie
aufgetaucht ist, verabschiedet, oder in ,Dogpile", wo Kyle Gilbride
die Prämisse anbietet, auf die sich jeder alternde Punk beziehen
kann: ,Durch reines Glück bin ich dahin gekommen, wo ich
hingehe." Wo Swearin' früher mit ihren Liedern so durchschlugen,
sonnen sie sich bei ,Fall Into The Sun" in dem, was diese neu
entdeckte Offenheit bietet. Aufgenommen in Philly und Los
Angeles, wo Crutchfield jetzt wohnt, nahm ,Fall Into The Sun"
Gestalt an, indem die Mitglieder einander ihr volles Vertrauen
schenkten, und das kann man im Endprodukt hören.
Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams Black Vinyl Edition
Fucked Up
Dose Your Dreams Black Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Fucked Up's fünftes Studioalbum ist eine ausufernde Odyssee, die sich
mit dem Titelhelden des 2011er Hits ,David Comes To Life" beschäftigt
und ihn auf eine Reise im Stile einer Weihnachtsgeschichte durch die
Schattenseiten der Realität begleitet. Durch 18 Lieder (die die 18 Kapitel
von James Joyces ,Ulysses" widerspiegeln) wird der Hörer vom
Bürogebäude in die Mülltonne auf dem Hinterhof, von den eisernen
Hallen der Industrie und geschönten Bildern der sozialen Medien, durch
Halluzinationen und krasse Erkenntnisse zur Wahrheit und Versöhnung
geführt. Geschrieben über eineinhalb Jahre im Studio von Mike Haliechuk
und Jonah Falco, enthält das Album auch Gastgesang von Lido Pimienta,
Miya Folick (Tinder), Mary Margaret Ohara, J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Ryan
Tong (Shit), Jennifer Castle, üppige Streicher-Arrangements von Owen
Pallet und Produktionen von Shane Stoneback, Orphyx, Matt Tavares
von Badbadnotgood und Graham Walsh von Holy Fuck. Owen Pallett
über das Album: "I was sent an unfinished version of ,Dose Your
Dreams" so that I might contribute string parts. I couldn't stop listening
to the rough mixes I received. A friend asked me how the record was. I
replied, "My God, Fucked Up have made their "Screamadelica."" Und
Psych-Rock-Groove ist es. Die Trommeln sind breit gemischt, dazu
Neigungen zu Drone, zum Delay-Pedal, zur Wiederholung, zum Groove.
Die Politik und Ästhetik des Hardcore ist mit einem ,offenen Format"
des Genres verbunden. Elemente aus Doo-Wop, Krautrock, Groove,
Digital Hardcore tun ihr Übriges.
Waxahatchee - Great Thunder EP
Waxahatchee
Great Thunder EP
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
14,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Katie Crutchfields wandelbares musikalisches Projekt
Waxahatchee kehrt mit der "Great Thunder EP" zurück. Eine
Sammlung von Songs, die mit der mittlerweile aufgelösten
experimentellen Band Great Thunder geschrieben wurden,
während Crutchfield an den Waxahatchee-Alben "Cerulean
Salt" und "Ivy Tripp" arbeitete. Die Originalaufnahmen sind zumeist
in Vergessenheit geraten. Mit dem Produzenten Brad Cook in Justin
Vernon's April Base Studio in Wisconsin zu arbeiten, war eine
kathartische Erfahrung, sagt sie. Nach dem von der Kritik gefeierten
"Out in the Storm" im letzten Jahr wandte sich Crutchfield von den
eher rockorientierten Einflüssen auf ihren jüngsten Alben zu einem
folkigen County-Sound. "Ich würde sagen, dass es eine komplette
180-Grad-Drehung seit dem letzten Album ist: sehr reduziert, leise,
und da ich solo performe ein Rückblick auf meine Anfänge",
schreibt Crutchfield. "Insgesamt ist die EP eine warme,
stimmungsvolle Aufnahme." Einige der Songs auf Great Thunder,
wie "Chapel of Pines" und "Singer's No Star", sind gleich geblieben
und werden für diejenigen erkennbar sein, die mit dem bisherigen
Katalog von Crutchfield vertraut sind. Dagegen baut "Takes So
Much" seine Originalversion ganz neu am Piano zusammen, was
selbst die Songwriterin überrascht: "Bis dahin wusste ich nicht, wie
schön dieses Lied ist." Als Crutchfield ins Studio ging, wurde sie
krank, entschied sich aber dafür, weiterzumachen und ihre Stimme
bis an ihre emotionalen Grenzen zu dehnen.
Rock A Teens - Sixth House
Essex Green - Hardly Electronic
Tracyanne & Danny - Tracyanne & Danny Peak Edition
Tracyanne & Danny
Tracyanne & Danny Peak Edition
LP+7" | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
21,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Peak Edition LP is double gatefold jacket & poly sleeve + opaque red vinyl + black 7-inch + LP3 coupon. Qty ltd to 3,000 worldwide. Tracyanne & Danny is a new collaborative project between singer-songwriters Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny Coughlan (Crybaby). Tracyanne hails from Glasgow, Scotland. London-born Danny is based in Bristol, England. Their paths first crossed in 2013 when introduced by mutual music industry pals. Tracyanne dug Danny's Crybaby album (released on Helium Records) and invited him to open some Camera Obscura shows in the UK. Mutual artistic respect led to the swapping of song ideas, but tentative plans to work together were set aside while Camera Obscura wrote, recorded, released, and promoted their fifth album Desire Lines. Following the death of Camera Obscura's Carey Lander, all band activity stopped. Time passed. Tracyanne and Danny revisited the idea of collaborating. A pool of songs were honed and crafted. On the suggestion of their manager (and Teenage Fanclub drummer) Francis Macdonald, they recorded at Clashnarrow, a studio in Helmsdale in the highlands of Scotland owned by the esteemed Edwyn Collins. Sessions took place throughout 2016 and 2017. Edwyn co-produced along with engineer and multi-instrumentalist Sean Read (Dexys). They had the use of Edwyn's vintage gear (including the guitar pedal which features on his global hit "A Girl Like You") as they invoked a range of shared influences: The Roches, Dion, Lou Reed, The Flamingos, Serge Gainsbourg, Santo & Johnny, and The Style Council. Edywn pops up with a guest vocal on first single "Alabama," an intentionally "joyous" tribute to Tracyanne's late friend and band mate Carey Lander. Tracyanne & Danny is not a diverting curio or a wee stop on the road to someplace else. It is a shared artistic aesthetic, forged over time. They have figured out how to fit round each other and work together, creating a rewarding musical synergy. There will be more songs.
Tracyanne & Danny - Tracyanne & Danny
Tracyanne & Danny
Tracyanne & Danny
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Tracyanne & Danny is a new collaborative project between singersongwriters
Tracyanne Campbell (Camera Obscura) and Danny
Coughlan (Crybaby). Tracyanne hails from Glasgow, Scotland. Londonborn
Danny is based in Bristol, England. Their paths first crossed in 2013
when introduced by mutual music industry pals. Tracyanne dug Danny's
Crybaby album (released on Helium Records) and invited him to open
some Camera Obscura shows in the UK. Mutual artistic respect led to
the swapping of song ideas, but tentative plans to work together were
set aside while Camera Obscura wrote, recorded, released, and
promoted their fifth album Desire Lines. Following the death of Camera
Obscura's Carey Lander, all band activity stopped. Time passed.
Tracyanne and Danny revisited the idea of collaborating. A pool of songs
were honed and crafted. On the suggestion of their manager (and
Teenage Fanclub drummer) Francis Macdonald, they recorded at
Clashnarrow, a studio in Helmsdale in the highlands of Scotland owned
by the esteemed Edwyn Collins. Sessions took place throughout 2016
and 2017. Edwyn co-produced along with engineer and multiinstrumentalist
Sean Read (Dexys). They had the use of Edwyn's vintage
gear (including the guitar pedal which features on his global hit "A Girl
Like You") as they invoked a range of shared influences: The Roches,
Dion, Lou Reed, The Flamingos, Serge Gainsbourg, Santo & Johnny, and
The Style Council. Edywn pops up with a guest vocal on first single
"Alabama," an intentionally "joyous" tribute to Tracyanne's late friend and
band mate Carey Lander. Tracyanne & Danny is not a diverting curio or
a wee stop on the road to someplace else. It is a shared artistic aesthetic,
forged over time. They have figured out how to fit round each other and
work together, creating a rewarding musical synergy. There will be more
songs.
Destroyer - Thief
Destroyer
Thief
LP | 1998 | US | Reissue (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:1998 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
In the hallowed Destroyer discography, the early trinity of City Of Daughters / Thief /
Streethawk: A Seduction holds an important place; for not only does it document Dan
Bejar's evolution from lo-fi bedroom tyro to bona fide master of the rock album, it also
contains a massive percentage of superlative Destroyer "classics." 1998's City of Daughters
features some of the first steps out of the demo-tapey experimentation of earlier recordings,
with songs like "Comments On The World As Will" refining the sound of that strippeddown
earlier work, and the seminal "No Cease Fires" offering us the first taste of just what a
full-band Destroyer might conjure.
Destroyer - City Of Daughters
Destroyer
City Of Daughters
LP | 1998 | US | Reissue (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:1998 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
In the hallowed Destroyer discography, the early trinity of City Of Daughters /
Thief / Streethawk: A Seduction holds an important place; for not only does it
document Dan Bejar's evolution from lo-fi bedroom tyro to bona fide master of
the rock album, it also contains a massive percentage of superlative Destroyer
"classics." 1998's City of Daughters features some of the first steps out of the
demo-tapey experimentation of earlier recordings, with songs like "Comments On
The World As Will" refining the sound of that stripped-down earlier work, and the
seminal "No Cease Fires" offering us the first taste of just what a full-band
Destroyer might conjure. 2000's Thief naturally went further down that road, and
from the opening strums of "The Temple" to the arty quirk of "Queen of
Languages" to the gentle, jagged comedown of the title track, it soon became clear
that Dan Bejar was master of a singular songcraft-- and one that was only just
getting started.
V.A. - I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats: All Hail
V.A.
I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats: All Hail
2LP | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
26,99 €* 29,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
„I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas"
versammelt die Coverversionen der Titel, die während der ersten
Staffel des “I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats”-Podcasts von
„Night Vale Presents“ vorgestellt wurden. Der Podcast ist eine
bemerkenswerte Konversationsserie mit „Welcome to Night
Vale“ und „Alice Isn't Dead“-Schöpfer Joseph Fink und dem
Bestsellerautor der New York Times, John Darnielle, der auch
der Gründer, Leadsänger und Songwriter der Mountain
Goats und Finks persönlicher künstlerischer Held ist.
Gemeinsam nehmen Fink und Darnielle den Hörer mit auf einen
Kopfsprung in die Welt der Kreativität und der Dualität, Künstler
und Fan zu sein, sowohl durch das Teilen ihrer eigenen kreativen
Prozesse und ihrer Musikgeek-Besessenheiten, als auch durch
Chats mit anderen namhaften Musikern und Schriftstellern,
darunter Bestsellerautor und Musik-Nerd John Green (The
Fault In Our Stars) und Merge Records-Mitbegründer Mac
McCaughan (Superchunk). Neben vielen anderen bieten
Andrew Bird, Craig Finn, Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!) und
Amanda Palmer neue Interpretationen von Songs aus „All Hail
West Texas“ an.
Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
Wye Oak
The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
17,09 €* 18,99 € -10%
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Für ,The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs", ihr triumphales
fünftes Album, flogen Jenn Wasner und Andy Stack aka Wye
Oak für rund eine Woche in verschiedene Städte - sie nach
Durham, North Carolina, er nach Marfa, Texas - um in
Homestudios hockend ihre Song Skizzen zu sortieren und
miteinander zu verbinden. Das Ergebnis ist die größte, breiteste
und kühnste Musik, die Wye Oak jemals produziert hat. ,The
Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs" verfolgt eine Litanei moderner
Unpässlichkeiten, jeder Song liefert einen neuen Konflikt und
pinnt ihn an Klangwände, wobei Lyrik und Komposition genial
untrennbar verbunden sind. Der Titeltrack des Albums ist eine
Spirale von Angst und Überschwang, deren Strophen und Refrain
zu Kaskaden von unwiderstehlichen Harmonien führen. Einmal am
Ende angelangt, hat es sich zu einer wunderbaren Pop-Hymne
entwickelt - inklusive einem Zauber, der gegen das Übel unserer
Welt gerichtet ist. ,The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs" kommt
zu einer Zeit des immensen Zweifels, in der unsere persönlichen
Probleme unendlich verschärft werden durch eine Welt, die in
existenzieller Gefahr erscheint. Die zwölf Songs beantworten die
Herausforderung, indem sie Selbstreflexion und Entschlossenheit
ausstrahlen, Schwünge und musikalische Kompliziertheit als
Schutz gegen den Wahnsinn des Augenblicks ausstrahlen.
Tracey Thorn - Record
Titus Andronicus - A Productive Cough Peak Edition
Titus Andronicus
A Productive Cough Peak Edition
LP+7" | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
23,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Seit ihrem Debüt von 2008 haben Titus Andronicus ihre
Hörer fest darauf eingenordet, nur das Unerwartete zu erwarten.
„A Productive Cough“ verabschiedet sich von den Punkhymnen
und begrüßt einen subtileren, weiträumigen Zugang, in dem
Singer/Songwriter Patrick Stickles eine Intimität zwischen
Künstler und Publikum erschafft, mit der Titus Andronicus
bisher nur vorsichtig geflirtet hatten. „Unsere Platten hatten
schon immer viele Balladen“, erklärt Stickles, „doch meistens
haben die sich unter jeder Menge Geschrei versteckt. Jetzt sind
sie die tragenden Säulen. Punkrock ist super, aber wenn es in
meiner künstlerischen Werkzeugkiste nur ein Werkzeug gibt, mit
dem ich meinen künstlerischen Zweck erreichen kann, dann sollte
das immer Kommunikation und Relevanz sein. Dieses Mal kann
ich vielleicht effektiver mit den Menschen sprechen, wenn ich sie
nicht die ganze Zeit anschreien muss.“ „A Productive Cough“
wurde vom langjährigen Titus Andronicus Produzenten und
Kollaborateur Kevin McMahon aufgenommen. Mit dabei waren 21
Musiker, die jeden erdenklichen musikalischen Stil umsetzen
konnten, so zum Beispiel musikalische Veteranen wie der Pianist
Rick Steph (Cat Power, Lucero, Hank Williams Jr.)
oder die Cellistin Jane Scarpatoni (R.E.M., Bob Mould, Lou
Reed). Aufhorchen lässt der Gesang der Brooklyner Sängering
Megg Farrell bei „Crass Tattoo“, in dem Stickles vom Mikrophon
wegtritt und Titus Andronicus einen ihrer schönsten Songs
abliefern.
Ought - Room Inside The World Black Vinyl Edition
H.C. Mcentire - Lionheart Black Vinyl Edition
Hollie Cook - Vessel Of Love Black Vinyl Edition
Hollie Cook
Vessel Of Love Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2018 | US | Original (Merge)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent and charisma to craft a dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook’s ability to surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love. Cook’s music career commenced at age 19, when family friend and punk trailblazer Ari Up asked Cook to join the raucous ’70s post-punk outfit The Slits for their reformation in 2006. Thrown into the deep end she thrived, and quickly cut her teeth with four years of back-to-back shows around the globe. Her talents recognized and nurtured, she then released her first solo album Hollie Cook in 2011, with a revered 2012 dub album follow-up, while singles such as “Milk & Honey” and “That Very Night” gained support from influential radio stations across Europe. Cook's latest, Vessel of Love was produced MARTIN "YOUTH" GLOVER (Killing Joke), who describes Cook’s songs as “sharp lyrical observations and clever word play combined with an exquisite and informed pop sensibility.” Special Indie Store version pressed on limited edition pink vinyl.
Destroyer - Ken Deluxe Edition
Destroyer
Ken Deluxe Edition
LP+7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Merge)
25,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Deluxe LP: Auf blickdichtes gelbes Vinyl gepresst plus schwarze Bonus 7" mit Solo-Akustik-Versionen der Album-Tracks "A Light Travels Down The Catwalk" und "Stay Lost". Dazu ein Lyrics-Heft als Beilage.

„ken" von Destroyer wurde von Josh Wells von Black Mountain produziert, der seit 2012 auch Schlagzeuger bei Destroyer ist. Aufgenommen wurde es im Jam Room/Studio Space, den die Band selbst The Balloon Factory nennt. Im Gegensatz zum Vorgänger ,Poison Season" wurde ken nicht als gemeinsame "Band" aufgenommen, obwohl jedes Bandmitglied an der Produktion beteiligt ist. "Sometime last year, I discovered that the original name for "The Wild Ones" (one of the great English-language ballads of the last 100 years or so) was "Ken." I had an epiphany, I was physically struck by this information. In an attempt to hold on to this feeling, I decided to lift the original title of that song and use it for my own purposes. It's unclear to me what that purpose is, or what the connection is. I was not thinking about Suede when making this record. I was thinking about the last few years of the Thatcher era. Those were the years when music first really came at me like a sickness, I had it bad. Maybe "The Wild Ones" speaks to that feeling, probably why Suede made no sense in America. I think "ken" also means "to know." - Dan Bejar
Escape-Ism - Introduction To Escape-Ism Black Vinyl Edition
Wye Oak - Spiral / Wave Is Not The Water
A Giant Dog - Toy
A Giant Dog
Toy
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Toy ist das vierte Album von A Giant Dog und die zweite
Veröffentlichung über Merge Records. Die Band tourte ein Jahr
lang bevor es ins Studio ging und das hat sich musikalisch
bemerkbar gemacht: das Quintett spielt tighter als zuvor, A
Giant Dog erreichen mit Toy einen neuen Höhepunkt. Die
beiden Gitarristen Andrew Cashen und Andy Bauer spielen
harmonisch im Gleichschritt zu den Rhythmen von Graham Low
am Bass und Daniel Blanchard am Schlagzeug. Sängerin Sabrina
Ellis beeindruckt erneut. Bei dem Song „Roller Coaster“ teilt die
Sängerin sich das Mikrofon mit Britt Daniel von Spoon. „Toy“
wurde mit dem Grammy Gewinner Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn,
Cat Power, The White Stripes, Reigning Sound) aufgenommen,
produziert wurde es vom Sänger / Songwriter / Gitarrist Andrew
Cashen. "Andrew as producer makes a lot of sense, he composes
the songs and knows better than anyone what they should sound
like in the end. With him at the helm, we've arrived at a raw,
truthful, risky, and rangey album.", so Frontfrau Sabrina Ellis.
“TOY“ bietet eine klangliche Vielfalt, die durch unterschiedlichste
Einflüsse wie Tinariwen und Thin Lizzy entstanden ist.
Clientele, The - Bonfires On The Heath
Clientele, The
Bonfires On The Heath
LP | 2009 | US | Reissue (Merge)
19,99 €*
Release:2009 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Remastered LP Reiussue! Originally released in 2009.
Mountain Goats, The - Goths
Mountain Goats, The
Goths
2LP | 2017 | US | Original (Merge)
29,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Das Thema dieses Albums ist Goth, etwas das mir mehr am Herzen liegt,
als die Themen vorheriger Mountain Goats Alben. Und während es
so ist, dass John die Songs schreibt, was er schon immer getan hat, fühlt
es sich jetzt mehr denn je so an, als würde er für uns alle sprechen, ob
wir nun ehemalige Goths sind (das trifft auf mich zu) oder nicht. Dies
sind Songs, die sich an eine Identität annähern, die meist mit der Jugend
assoziiert wird – von einem Standpunkt, der unweigerlich der eines
Erwachsenen ist. Unter dem äußerlichen Humor, verbirgt sich eine
gewisse Zärtlichkeit, eine Solidarität mit unseren ehemaligen
Mitreisenden – die Freunde, deren Bands es niemals aus dem lokalen
Veranstaltungsorten geschafft haben, die Gene Loves Jezebels dieser
Welt, deren Goth-Pfade von den Realitäten der Welt oder ihrem
Gegenteil verschluckt wurden.
Superchunk - Cup Of Sand
Superchunk
Cup Of Sand
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Merge)
46,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2017!
Sneaks - It's A Myth
Ibibio Sound System - Uyai
Ibibio Sound System
Uyai
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Merge)
20,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post-punk, and electro.
Sneaks - Gymnastics
Lambchop - Mr. M
Lambchop
Mr. M
2LP | 2012 | US | Reissue (Merge)
29,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Received an 8.3 Best New Music rating from Pitchfork. Lambchop’s 11th album, Mr. M, is a collection of meditations on love and loss and the detritus of everyday existence. As on past Lambchop records, many of the songs on Mr. M are framed with lush strings, and there’s a restrained undercurrent of distortion and discord. The core of the music remains the cyclical picking of Kurt Wagner’s guitar and the soft, warm croaking of his voice. The songs are spacious, even dreamy, as on the Countrypolitan instrumental “Gar,” while the lyrics and titles are rich with allusions, some of them obvious, others seemingly unknowable. LP includes four bonus tracks.
Will Butler of Arcade Fire - Friday Night
Will Butler of Arcade Fire
Friday Night
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Merge)
20,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Live album of performances from Will Butler's tour supporting his first album, Policy. Recorded mostly at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on June 4, 2015, it's an album based on working out ideas in a room full of people, playing off their energy & expectations
William Tyler - Modern Country
Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp
Waxahatchee
Ivy Tripp
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Merge)
21,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Waxahatchee, the solo musical project of Katie Crutchfield, is named after a creek not far from her childhood home in Alabama and seems to represent both where she came from and where she’s going. Ivy Tripp drifts confidently from its predecessors and brings forth a more informed and powerful recognition of where Crutchfield has currently found herself. The lament and grieving for her youth seem to have been replaced with control and sheer self-honesty. “My life has changed a lot in the last two years, and it’s been hard for me to process my feelings other than by writing songs,” says Crutchfield. “I think a running theme [of Ivy Tripp] is steadying yourself on shaky ground and reminding yourself that you have control in situations that seem overwhelming, or just being cognizant in moments of deep confusion or sadness, and learning to really feel emotions and to grow from that.”

Recorded and engineered by Kyle Gilbride of Wherever Audio at Crutchfield’s home on New York’s Long Island—with drums recorded in the gym of a local elementary school—Ivy Tripp presents a more developed and aged version of Waxahatchee. “The title Ivy Tripp is really just a term I made up for directionless-ness, specifically of the 20-something, 30-something, 40-something of today, lacking regard for the complaisant life path of our parents and grandparents. I have thought of it like this: [Waxahatchee’s last album] Cerulean Salt is a solid and Ivy Tripp is a gas.”
Mountain Goats, The - Beat The Champ
Mountain Goats, The
Beat The Champ
2LP | 2015 | US | Original (Merge)
26,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
"Beat the Champ is about professional wrestling, which was an avenue of escape for me when I was a kid. Wrestling was low-budget working class entertainment back then, strictly UHF material. It was cheap theater. You had to bring your imagination to the proceedings and you got paid back double. I wrote these songs to re-immerse myself in the blood and fire of the visions that spoke to me as a child, and to see what more there might be in them now that I'm grown." — John Darnielle, Durham, NC
Hiss Golden Messenger - Southern Grammar
Hiss Golden Messenger
Southern Grammar
LP | 2015 | US | Original (Merge)
13,99 €*
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Very Limited edition 12” release, includes coupon for full digital download.
Teenage Fanclub - Man-Made
Teenage Fanclub
Man-Made
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Merge)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
1st time pressed to vinyl. Originally released in 2005, this is a classic Fanclub record in tone & arrangement, & handsomely demonstrates the "less is more" maxim -- it is both airier & more light of touch than it's immediate predecessors.
Reigning Sound, The - Shattered
Reigning Sound, The
Shattered
LP | 2014 | US | Original (Merge)
21,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Shattered will be Reigning Sound's first album for Merge and the first full LP by the group since 2009's Love and Curses. The band?s principal songwriter/member is Greg Cartwright, who's been leading the shifting cast of characters since 2001. The album was recorded at Daptone's Brooklyn studio (where drummer Mikey works in the office) and masterfully engineered by Wayne Douglas. The recordings are warm and punchy, a mixed bag of rockers, ballads, and something in between. There are only 11 songs on the album, but the band reckons it's just right.
Clientele, The - Suburban Light
Clientele, The
Suburban Light
LP+CD | 2000 | US | Reissue (Merge)
16,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
180gm LP+CD set features not only the album in its original European tracklisting but also a revelatory set of covers, rehearsals & B-sides
that reveal the earliest iterations of the group. And there's the previously unreleased "Sarah's Prelude," too, the lovely, lonely & abandoned opener of an album that stuns, even without the strings.
William Tyler - Lost Colony
William Tyler
Lost Colony
12" | 2014 | US | Original (Merge)
13,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Limited edition 12-inch features a new song "Whole New Dude," a full-band re-working of "We Can't Go Home Again" from Impossible Truth,
& "Karussell," a cover of a Michael Rother (Neu!) song. Includes download.
She & Him (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward) - A Very She & Him Christmas
She & Him (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward)
A Very She & Him Christmas
LP | 2011 | US | Original (Merge)
23,99 €*
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
A Very She & Him Christmas is a wonderful collection of holiday tunes from two of music’s most impressive artists—Zooey Deschanel (She) and M. Ward (Him). Inspired by seminal holiday albums by the likes of The Carpenters, Vince Guaraldi, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more, SHE & HIM have set out to create an intimate holiday recording of Christmas classics that helps bring new emotions out of old songs. Recorded in Los Angeles and NYC at various points in 2011, A Very She & Him Christmas sees the duo stepping back slightly from the layered, lush aesthetic of their critically acclaimed second album, Volume Two. Deschanel and Ward let the songs speak for themselves, oftentimes recording them with just acoustic guitar and vocals. Consistent in everything are the elements that have made She & Him one of the most loved bands of the last few years—Deschanel’s soulful vocal delivery and Ward’s impressive guitar work, both sounding as timeless as ever.
Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas
Bob Mould - Silver Age
Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
Caribou - Swim
Caribou
Swim
2LP | 2010 | US | Original (Merge)
32,99 €*
Release:2010 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Incredible new LP by Caribou. Similar to Four Tet, this one is more pulsating and dancefloor-oriented than his previous work, while keeping the experimental folksy edge we all love. Looooovely!
Spoon - Girls can tell
Spoon - A series of sneaks
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