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Jason Molina Of Songs: Ohia And Magnolia Electric - Eight Gates Strawberry Shortcake Vinyl Edition
Jason Molina Of Songs: Ohia And Magnolia Electric
Eight Gates Strawberry Shortcake Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 07.08.2020
Sometime in 2006 or 2007, Jason Molina moved from the midwest to London. Separated from his bandmates and friends and never one for idleness, Molina explored his new home with fervor. Sometimes he'd head out on foot, often with no destination in mind. Other times, he'd pick a random tube stop and find his way back home. He'd pick up on arcane trivia about London's rich history, and if the historical factoids weren't available - or weren't quite to his liking - Molina was quite comfortable conjuring his own history. His adoration of The Great American Tall Tales like John Henry and Paul Bunyan's blue ox Babe stretched across the Atlantic, where he created his own personal Tall Tales. And when he learned of the London Wall's seven gates (itself a misconception), Molina went ahead and called it eight, carving out a gate just for himself. The eighth gate was Molina's way into London, a gate only passable in the mind. Fast forward to 2008, Molina set off on an experimental solo tour through Europe. While in Northern Italy, Molina claimed to have been bitten by a rare, poisonous spider. A debilitating bout of illness ensued. "I was in the hospital here in London," Molina wrote in a letter. "Saw six doctors and a Dr. House-type guy. They are all mystified by it, but I am allowed to be at home, where I am taking a dozen scary Hantavirus type pills a day that are all to supposedly help - but they make me feel like shit." There is no record of a single doctor visit, not any prescription record for these medications. It is entirely plausible there was no spider and that whatever was keeping him indoors during this time was entirely self-induced. While at home, he of course wrote songs. Molina also claimed that during this time, he fed several bright green parrots that would gather in his yard. While often associated with a greyscale sensibility, Molina was oft-clad in a Hawaiian shirt and had, at least in part, selected the name Songs: Ohia for his first project as a nod to Hawaii's 'Ohi'a lehua flower. Which is all to say, the tropical element the parakeets brought to those sick days delighted Molina. He made short, crude field recordings of them with his trusty four-track. Only once Molina was officially on the mend and re-exploring the streets of London would he learn that those parrots had their own fabled tale. Back in the 60s, Jimi Hendrix - in a moment of psychedelic clarity - released his pair of lime green ring-necked parakeets from their cage, setting them free into the London sky. Now, their decendents are spotted regularly around certain parts of the city. Or so we're told. Eight Gates is the last collection of solo studio recordings Molina made before he passed from complications related to alcoholism in 2013. Recorded in London around the time of the supposed spider bite and Jimi's supposed parakeets, some of the songs ("Whispered Away," "Thistle Blue") are fully-realized - dark, moody textures that call to mind his earlier work on The Lioness. Knowing what we know about those parakeets and their peppered presence on the recordings, one can't help but think of that colorful tree of birds on Talk Talk's classic Laughing Stock, certainly a spiritual guide for much of the set. Other songs ("She Says," "The Crossroads and The Emptiness") lay in a more unfinished states, acoustic takes that call to mind Molina's Let Me Go Let Me Go Let Me Go, and still tethered to Molina's humorous studio banter. You remember how young Molina was, and how weighty this art was for such a young man. On the closer, "The Crossroads and The Emptiness," Molina snaps at the engineer before tearing into a song in which he sings of his birthday (December 30), a palm reading and the great emptiness with which he always wrestled. It is a perfect closer and, in many ways, the eighth gate incarnate: mythical, passable only in the mind, built for himself and partway imaginary but shared, thankfully, with us.
War On Drugs, The - Lost In The Dream
War On Drugs, The
Lost In The Dream
2LP | 2014 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
19,99 €*
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Lost In The Dream is the third album by Philadelphia band The War on Drugs, but in many ways, it feels like the first. Around the release of the 2011 breakthrough Slave Ambient, Adam Granduciel spent the bulk of two years on the road, touring through progressively larger rock clubs, festival stages and late-night television slots. As these dozen songs shifted and grew beyond what they'd been in the studio, The War on Drugs became a bona fide rock 'n' roll band.
That essence drives Lost In The Dream, a 10-song set produced by Granduciel and longtime engineer Jeff Zeigler. In the past, Granduciel built the core of songs largely by himself. But these tunes were played and recorded by the group that had solidified so much on the road: Dave Hartley, (his favorite bassist in the world), who had played a bit on The War on Drugs' 2008 debut Wagonwheel Blues, and pianist Robbie Bennett, a multi-instrumentalist who contributed to Slave Ambient. This unit spent eight months bouncing between a half-dozen different studios that stretched from the mountains of North Carolina to the boroughs of New York City. Only then did Granduciel--the proudly self-professed gearhead, and unrepentant perfectionist--add and subtract, invite guests and retrofit pieces. He sculpted these songs into a musical rescue mission, through and then beyond personal despair and anxiety. Lost In The Dream represents the trials of the trip and the triumphs of its destination.
Whitney - Forever Turned Around Forest Brown Vinyl Edition
Whitney
Forever Turned Around Forest Brown Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Forever Turned Around came together over several sessions across the country. Though Julien Ehrlich is Whitney's lead singing drummer while Max Kakacek is the lead guitarist, when writing, both transcend their roles to piece together each offering lyrically and compositionally. "The way it ends up working is one of us comes up with a basic idea for a song and the other person serves as the foil to complicate that idea. We ask, `What can we change to make it more interesting?'" says Kakacek. Challenging each other is the core of their songwriting partnership. It's these risks and experiments that make Forever Turned Around a triumph. Take opener "Giving Up," which started from a stream-ofconscious revelation when Ehrlich improvised the chorus while Kakacek played Wurlitzer. What began as a nod to Neil Young's Live at Massey Hall 1971 in an afternoon turned into a heart-rending and relatable song about the ups and downs of long-term relationships. Over twinkling piano, Ehrlich sings, "Though we started losing touch / I've been hanging on because / You're the only one I love." He explains, "In a relationship, you don't stay at the same level at all times. You go through weeks where you're closed off."
Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co. - 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Songs: Ohia
Magnolia Electric Co. - 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
2LP | 2003 | US | Reissue (Secretly Canadian)
22,99 €*
Release:2003 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.
Original album plus bous LP of home recorded demos and download code.
Porridge Radio - Every Bad Black Vinyl Edition
Porridge Radio
Every Bad Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Porridge Radio grew out of Dana Margolin's bedroom, where she started making music in private. Living in the seaside town of Brighton, she recorded songs and slowly started playing them at open mic nights to rooms of old men who stared at her quietly as she screamed in their faces. Though she eventually grew out of them, for Margolin these open mic nights unlocked a love of performing and songwriting, as well as a new way to express herself. She decided to form a band through which to channel it all, and be noisier while she was at it - so Porridge Radio was born. Inspired by interpersonal relationships, her environment - in particular the sea - and her growing friendships with her new bandmates (bassist Maddie Ryall, keyboardist Georgie Stott, and drummer Sam Yardley) Margolin's distinctive, indie-pop-butmake-it-existentialist style soon started to crystallise. Quickly, the band self-released a load of demos and a garden-shed-recorded collection on Memorials of Distinction, while tireless touring cemented their firm reputation as one of UK DIY's most beloved and compelling live bands. The band's sound - bright pop-rock instrumentation blended with Margolin's tender, open-ended lyrics - has developed and refined. Now, they are taking that development a step further, as they put out their label debut, Every Bad.
Songs: Ohia - Ghost Tropic
Songs: Ohia
Ghost Tropic
LP | 2000 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
13,99 €*
Release:2000 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The 5th studioalbum of this band. It contains eight songs telling a long story. It stands in tradition to LOU REED's Berlin, but musicaly it reminds one of BOWIE/ENO's electro-acustic minimalism and the percussive elements of TOM WAITS' Swordfishtrombones.

But there is much more to find in this music!!
Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club Black Vinyl Edition
Songs: Ohia - Love & Work: The Lioness Sessions
Whitney - Forever Turned Around
Richard Swift - Dressed Up For The Letdown
Alex Cameron - Forced Witness Black Vinyl Edition
Cherry Glazerr - Apocalipstick Black Vinyl Edition
Cherry Glazerr
Apocalipstick Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Society would deem a prodigious girl can't be in a progressive rock band while also being in complete control of its creative vision, business plan and social messaging. Society is wrong. Clem, a 19 year old teen Queen dreamed up Cherry Glazerr in her LA bedroom alone and is perhaps more capable of figuring a music career out than anyone who attempts this treacherous life path. Back in 2014, much-loved Cali imprint Burger Records released their intoxicating debut Haxel Princess and Suicide Squeeze released the Had Ten Dollaz 7-inch. On Apocalipstick the band worked with "rock'n'roll wizard" Joe Chicarelli (White Stripes, The Shins, The Strokes) and Carlos de la Garza (Bleached, M83, Tegan and Sara). With their help and the band's newfound self-discipline and motivation, Cherry Glazerr has evolved into a wildly complex, hugely guitar heavy, and unapologetically loud machine.
Alex Cameron - Jumping The Shark
Alex Cameron
Jumping The Shark
LP | 2016 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
18,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
A collection of 4-minute tales written to provide listeners with insight into the inner workings of failed ambitions & sef-destruction
Whitney - Light Upon The Lake Black Vinyl Edition
Damien Jurado - Visions Of Us On The Land
Damien Jurado
Visions Of Us On The Land
2LP | 2016 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
22,99 €*
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The ideal entry point for neophytes & an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien's new opus extends his recent hot streak.
Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart - Suuns & Jerusalem In My Heart
Songs: Ohia - Hecla & Griper 15Th Anniversary Edition
Swell Maps - Trip To Marineville
Antony And The Johnsons - Another world
Jens Lekman - Night falls over Kortedala
Le Ren - Morning & Melancholia
Le Ren
Morning & Melancholia
12" | 2020 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 21.08.2020
Le Ren's close-to-the-bone, heartbreak folk songs seem, at first, to tap into a shared musical memory. A melody swirls forward and you're just sure it's known to the back of your mind; was it in from a movie you saw, some classic mid-60s setpiece? Maybe it's something you heard as a kid, in the backseat of your mom's Cutlass, or the shotgun seat of your own. But before you can zero in through the fog, your heart is torn apart by her voice _ rich, direct and mellifluous _ steering you through these slowburn tunes about real-life loss. "Discussing songwriting feels the same as when someone asks about your tattoo," says Lauren Spear, 26, the sole voice and songwriter behind Montreal's Le Ren. "You're putting it out there, showing it in public right on your arm. Then, when someone asks you `Hey, what's that tattoo mean?,' you're shocked to have to explain it, as it is a choice that feels essential for a particular moment." Two years ago, Spear's ex-boyfriend was killed in a car accident. Since then, she has been struggling with the immeasurable weight of being the sole keeper of their shared memories and in response, translated a sliver of that experience into music. Her EP, Morning & Melancholia, is a mediation on mourning, memory and how to live with the ellipses you're forever left with in the wake of loss. The way Le Ren is able to look tragedy directly in its eyes and never let her voice so much as quiver is owed to a few things. Raised on rural Bowen Island, British Columbia, the isolated lifestyle allows for a certain independent dedication to craft that is evident in her performances. Spear has studied folk and bluegrass going back to her early teens, partaking in workshops and festivals all over North America. You can hear in her acumen the gorgeous folk formalism of Canadian heroes Kate and Anna McGerrigle. But it's not all rigor and acuity that makes Le Ren's music so stunning. She was also raised on The Holy Trinity of songwriters John Prine, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, and their curious, deadpan and cosmic approach to life's most brutal swipes also feed Le Ren's sensibilities. Her lyrical couplets are as simply put as they are devastating. "So here we are at the end of all things // I guess I learned too late // that love can't be the only reason to stay," she sings on the closer "Love Can't Be the Only Reason To Stay". It's gut wrenching, but sure-footed. And you can almost hear the slight smile on one side of her mouth as she sings, the knowing smile of someone who knows real pain, knows there's surely more to come, but who also knows it doesn't erase life's humorous, enduring beauty.
Jason Molina Of Songs: Ohia And Magnolia Electric - Eight Gates Black Vinyl Ediiton
Jason Molina Of Songs: Ohia And Magnolia Electric
Eight Gates Black Vinyl Ediiton
LP | 2020 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
22,99 €*
Release:2020 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Preorder available from 07.08.2020
Sometime in 2006 or 2007, Jason Molina moved from the midwest to London. Separated from his bandmates and friends and never one for idleness, Molina explored his new home with fervor. Sometimes he'd head out on foot, often with no destination in mind. Other times, he'd pick a random tube stop and find his way back home. He'd pick up on arcane trivia about London's rich history, and if the historical factoids weren't available - or weren't quite to his liking - Molina was quite comfortable conjuring his own history. His adoration of The Great American Tall Tales like John Henry and Paul Bunyan's blue ox Babe stretched across the Atlantic, where he created his own personal Tall Tales. And when he learned of the London Wall's seven gates (itself a misconception), Molina went ahead and called it eight, carving out a gate just for himself. The eighth gate was Molina's way into London, a gate only passable in the mind. Fast forward to 2008, Molina set off on an experimental solo tour through Europe. While in Northern Italy, Molina claimed to have been bitten by a rare, poisonous spider. A debilitating bout of illness ensued. "I was in the hospital here in London," Molina wrote in a letter. "Saw six doctors and a Dr. House-type guy. They are all mystified by it, but I am allowed to be at home, where I am taking a dozen scary Hantavirus type pills a day that are all to supposedly help - but they make me feel like shit." There is no record of a single doctor visit, not any prescription record for these medications. It is entirely plausible there was no spider and that whatever was keeping him indoors during this time was entirely self-induced. While at home, he of course wrote songs. Molina also claimed that during this time, he fed several bright green parrots that would gather in his yard. While often associated with a greyscale sensibility, Molina was oft-clad in a Hawaiian shirt and had, at least in part, selected the name Songs: Ohia for his first project as a nod to Hawaii's 'Ohi'a lehua flower. Which is all to say, the tropical element the parakeets brought to those sick days delighted Molina. He made short, crude field recordings of them with his trusty four-track. Only once Molina was officially on the mend and re-exploring the streets of London would he learn that those parrots had their own fabled tale. Back in the 60s, Jimi Hendrix - in a moment of psychedelic clarity - released his pair of lime green ring-necked parakeets from their cage, setting them free into the London sky. Now, their decendents are spotted regularly around certain parts of the city. Or so we're told. Eight Gates is the last collection of solo studio recordings Molina made before he passed from complications related to alcoholism in 2013. Recorded in London around the time of the supposed spider bite and Jimi's supposed parakeets, some of the songs ("Whispered Away," "Thistle Blue") are fully-realized - dark, moody textures that call to mind his earlier work on The Lioness. Knowing what we know about those parakeets and their peppered presence on the recordings, one can't help but think of that colorful tree of birds on Talk Talk's classic Laughing Stock, certainly a spiritual guide for much of the set. Other songs ("She Says," "The Crossroads and The Emptiness") lay in a more unfinished states, acoustic takes that call to mind Molina's Let Me Go Let Me Go Let Me Go, and still tethered to Molina's humorous studio banter. You remember how young Molina was, and how weighty this art was for such a young man. On the closer, "The Crossroads and The Emptiness," Molina snaps at the engineer before tearing into a song in which he sings of his birthday (December 30), a palm reading and the great emptiness with which he always wrestled. It is a perfect closer and, in many ways, the eighth gate incarnate: mythical, passable only in the mind, built for himself and partway imaginary but shared, thankfully, with us.
Alex Cameron - Miami Memory Colored Vinyl Edition
Alex Cameron
Miami Memory Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Secretly Canadian)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Skye-Blue Vinyl.Alex Cameron's newest and most musically expansive LP, the glistening MiamiMemory, takes a surprising turn. Cameron's flair for narrative and characterare still on full display; yet Miami Memory's most frequent narrator is, for thefirst time, Cameron himself_singing with stunning candor of his three-yearrelationship with his girlfriend."When you listen to these songs, and you're waiting for the twist, or the joke,or any kind of discomfort, I can assure you none of those things were therewhen I wrote them," says Cameron. "These are true stories, of actual events.Specific but never esoteric. And graphic but never offensive. Miami Memoryis the story of a couple balancing sex with contemporary family values...It's mygift to my girlfriend, a symbol to hoist on the totem of love."
Alex Cameron - Miami Memory Black Vinyl Edition
Alex Cameron
Miami Memory Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Secretly Canadian)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Alex Cameron's newest and most musically expansive LP, the glistening MiamiMemory, takes a surprising turn. Cameron's flair for narrative and characterare still on full display; yet Miami Memory's most frequent narrator is, for thefirst time, Cameron himself_singing with stunning candor of his three-yearrelationship with his girlfriend."When you listen to these songs, and you're waiting for the twist, or the joke,or any kind of discomfort, I can assure you none of those things were therewhen I wrote them," says Cameron. "These are true stories, of actual events.Specific but never esoteric. And graphic but never offensive. Miami Memoryis the story of a couple balancing sex with contemporary family values...It's mygift to my girlfriend, a symbol to hoist on the totem of love."
Shura - Forevher Colored Vinyl Edition
Whitney - Forever Turned Around Black Vinyl Edition
Whitney
Forever Turned Around Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Forever Turned Around came together over several sessions across the country. Though Julien Ehrlich is Whitney's lead singing drummer while Max Kakacek is the lead guitarist, when writing, both transcend their roles to piece together each offering lyrically and compositionally. "The way it ends up working is one of us comes up with a basic idea for a song and the other person serves as the foil to complicate that idea. We ask, `What can we change to make it more interesting?'" says Kakacek. Challenging each other is the core of their songwriting partnership. It's these risks and experiments that make Forever Turned Around a triumph. Take opener "Giving Up," which started from a stream-ofconscious revelation when Ehrlich improvised the chorus while Kakacek played Wurlitzer. What began as a nod to Neil Young's Live at Massey Hall 1971 in an afternoon turned into a heart-rending and relatable song about the ups and downs of long-term relationships. Over twinkling piano, Ehrlich sings, "Though we started losing touch / I've been hanging on because / You're the only one I love." He explains, "In a relationship, you don't stay at the same level at all times. You go through weeks where you're closed off."
Richard Swift - The Atlantic Ocean
Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready Colored Vinyl Edition
Cherry Glazerr - Stuffed & Ready Black Vinyl Edition
Richard Swift - The Novelist / Walking Without Effort
Richard Swift - The Hex
Goshen Electric Co. - The Gray Tower / Ring The Bell
Goshen Electric Co.
The Gray Tower / Ring The Bell
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Secretly Canadian)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Goshen Electric Co is Tim Showalter (of Strand of Oaks) and the original line up who backed Jason Molina in Magnolia Electric Co. · Limited to 1000 copies worldwide - when it's gone, it's gone. · Featuring exclusive artwork by frequent Jason Molina collaborator William Schaff. Goshen Electric Co. happened both all at once and gradually: an electrifying culmination of Tim Showalter's nearly two decadeslong love affair with Jason Molina's craft, and just one half-day in the recording studio with the members of Magnolia Electric Co. Better known as Strand of Oaks, Showalter's turn at the helm of Magnolia Electric Co. (Mike Benner, Jason Evans Groth, Mikey Kapinus, Mark Rice, Peter Schreiner) comes ahead of the Goshen, In. native's Memorial Electric Co. European tour. The resulting 7-in. shows a sweeping range: "The Gray Tower," a 2002 single, and "Ring the Bell," which appeared on both Songs: Ohia's Didn't It Rain (2002) and Magnolia Electric Co.'s Trials &
Errors (2005). "Ring the Bell," recorded in one take, roars in with a twinge of psychedelia,
thrumming with vibe; Showalter's wail recalls Molina's somber, choir-boy croon, but
roughened with sandpaper. The prophetic, dystopian darkness of "The Gray Tower"
captures the original soaring chorus and delicate melody with the power of a full band.
Decades later, the intense, unflinching urgency of Molina's songwriting endures. "There
was such an intimate relationship with his music - it felt a lot deeper than just liking a
song," says Showalter. "You live in these songs."
Damien Jurado - The Horizon Just Laughed
Makeness - Loud Patterns Colored Vinyl Edition
William Eggleston - Musik
Yoko Ono - Fly Colored Vinyl Edition
Suuns - Hold/Still Remix
Cherry Glazerr - Haxel Princess Translucent Red Vinyl Edition
Cherry Glazerr
Haxel Princess Translucent Red Vinyl Edition
LP | 2013 | US | Reissue (Secretly Canadian)
19,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
Originally released in 2013 by Burger Records Cherry Glazer's debut now is back in print on transculent red vinyl.
Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now Colored Vinyl Edition
Jens Lekman
Life Will See You Now Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | US | Original (Secretly Canadian)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Lekman is one of those rare artists who can make a sad story sound happy and a happy story sound sad. He shares his personal experiences in the world through a mix of self-deprecating humor, melancholy reflections and indie pop.

This will be the fourth album of the Swedish musician’s career, and it promises to be a combination of the familiar style of his past albums, as well as a step forward in a new direction. His first three albums showcased his talents as a singer/songwriter and his abilities as a deeply personal storyteller. In Life Will See You Now, we will see much of the same storytelling style, but with some new sounds. Lekman explores a variety of new rhythms including disco, samba and bossa nova, along with producer Ewan Pearson.
Luke Temple - A Hand Through The Cellar Door
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Unfinished Music, No. 1: Two Virgins
Suuns - Hold / Still Black Vinyl Edition
Suuns - Images Du Futur
Exitmusic - Passage
Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
Swell Maps - Jane From Occupied Europe
Jens Lekman - An Argument With Myself
War On Drugs, The - Slave Ambient
Suuns - Zeroes Qc
Damien Jurado - Saint Bartlett
Damien Jurado - Caught in the trees
Bobb Trimble - Harvest of dreams
Bobb Trimble - Iron curtain innocence
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