JIMMY EAT WORLD
INDIE/EMO-ROCK. Once again teaming up with Mark Trombino who produced their albums "clarity", "static prevails", and "bleed american", JIMMY EAT WORLD continue their '90s, emo-inspired, radio friendly songwriting that has landed them five top 10 hits. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a digital download card.
the devil is waiting in the palace...rush courageously (2005/IFB)
POST-HARDCORE. Musically there are lots of nice guitar parts, a bit of HOT CROSS here and a bit of ORCHID there, but overall it sounds a bit more straightforward than these bands, in general JIYUANA are a bit more chuggy but have lots of interesting breakdowns and more intricate bits that lift them away from this and into the good hardcore territory. The packaging is awesome - cardboard and screen-printed writing and design. This also comes with a small handmade booklet with lyrics and song explanations.
no.2 (2010/SECRETLY CANADIAN)
INDIE-POP. In 2009, Gothenburg, Sweden's JJ quietly released one of the year's most critically-acclaimed albums. The album JJ "no.2" was the group's debut full-length. Secretly Canadian is proud to join forces with Swedish label Sincerely Yours for the worldwide release of this remarkable record. In basic terms, it's a dance album, and an especially hedonistic one at that, though not excessively so. Boasting song titles like "ecstasy", sporting a blood-trickled pot leaf on the cover, boosted by Balearic disco beats and adorned with sensual female vocals, JJ "no.2" is sex, drugs and club culture packed into a light and easy-to-love 29min. package.
JOAN OF ARC
boo human (2008/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. By combining one week of studio time, a stack of songs and a sign-up sheet allowing participants to drop in whenever they could, each track on "boo human" is as wildly different and uniquely constructed as the groups who produced them. The combination of 14 musicians whose previous collaborations include WILCO, IRON & WINE, etc. yields a truly diverse record that is as intense as it is intimate. Marked by intricate guitar melodies, noncognitive wailing and tense instrumentals, "boo human" is JOAN OF ARC's most accessible, cohesive album since 1997's "How memory works". Vinyl includes a digital download card.
JOAN OF ARC
don't mind control (2010/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. The JOAN OF ARC extended family comes together for 18 exclusive songs curated by JOAN OF ARC frontman Tim Kinsella. "don’t mind control" features new songs by Tim Kinsella, Owen, Cale Parks (ALOHA), Vacations (ex-CHIN UP CHIN UP), GHOSTS & VODKA (ex-CAP’N JAZZ), EUPHONE, THE CAIRO GANG, and many more. All bands feature members who have played in JOAN OF ARC at one time or another. Thick 180gr double vinyl includes a digital download card.
JOAN OF ARC
INDIE-ROCK. Despite being written over the course of a year in 4 different sessions with 4 different lineups (but always with frontman Tim Kinsella at the helm), the 1st listen reveals the songs on "flowers" as a more cohesive unit than those on its predecessor: last year’s "boo human". This experience encapsulates the spirit of JOAN OF ARC - a mentality that embraces contradictions and tears apart common musical structures, only to rebuild them without a blueprint. JOAN OF ARC creating an obscure combination of familiar, obvious ideas while sticking with the notion that “if it feels good, do it”. Thick 180gr. vinyl includes a digital download card.
JOAN OF ARC
life like (2011/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. "life like" is JOAN OF ARC distilled down to/embracing its rock essence. Gone from the band's music are the electronics and layers upon layers of tracks. Gone from their liner notes are an extensive list of musicians and instruments. "life like" is the 1st JOAN OF ARC to feature Victor Villarreal (CAP'N JAZZ, OWLS) as a member. The album was recorded with Steve Albini. Colored, limited 180gr vinyl includes 12-page booklet and a digital download card.
JOAN OF ARC
many times i've mistaken (2007/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. These 2 songs are studio recordings of the live versions and are different than the versions on JOAN OF ARC's previous album, "eventually, all at once". Players include all members of MAKE BELIVE and Mike Kinsella (AMERICAN FOOTBALL, OWEN). Among the act's considerable strengths is an ability to assimilate so many sounds within the framework of songs that are, at their core, sparse guitar meditations.
JOAN OF ARC
meaningful work (2010/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. "meaningful work" contains 2 songs from the stripped down JOAN OF ARC power trio featuring Tim Kinsella (CAP'N JAZZ, OWLS), Bobby Burg (MAKE BELIEVE) and Theo Katsaounis (A TUNDRA). JOAN OF ARC has had to tighten its belt as we all have. Who can afford a 2nd drummer, a vibraphone, a cellist, post-production processing? The songs are the same. But the production values have been restricted. This is the JOAN OF ARC of the new dust-bowl daze. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
JOAN OF ARC
testimonium songs (2013/POLYVINYL)
INDIE-ROCK. "testimonium songs" collects the song cycle composed by JOAN OF ARC (Tim Kinsella, Bobby Burg, and Theo Katsaounis) to be performed live in "testimonium", a work of performance by well-respected experimental theater ensemble Every House Has a Door. In a departure for the band, these highly structured compositions, developed over a 2-year rehearsal period. Limited, handnumbered edition of 550 includes a digital download card. Art by renowned Chicago artist Jason Lazurus this limited edition is part of an international touring performance art installation.
black curtain (2012/HYDRA HEAD)
POST/AMBIENT-ROCK. Aaron Turner, James Plotkin and Tim Wyskida, possibly better known for their work in ISIS, KHANATE and BLIND IDIOT GOD, return for their 2nd full-length of music that is both dark and crushing, yet minimal, bringing together the stylings of all of their previous enterprises. Vinyl comes with one alternate track.
the yellowgoat session (2014/ACID RAT)
METAL/PUNK. JOEL GRIND, frontman of TOXIC HOLOCAUST, delivers his 1st solo LP which initially sold-out of its 1st pressing of 300 copies. Now more widely available, this record is 10 tracks of raw and fuzzed out metal-punk delivered in the same vein as the 1st BATHORY album, MOTÖRHEAD and demo-era TOXIC HOLOCAUST.
bridge (2014/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. JOEY's 1st solo album, originally recorded and released in 2008 but out-of-print for a few years since, features 12 acoustic-based tracks that breaks away from the pop-punk standards set by LAGWAGON and shows CAPE's ability as a singer/songwriter. Five of which eventually went on to be rearranged and gain acclaim as LAGWAGON songs. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
doesn't play well with others (2014/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. JOEY CAPE's 2nd solo album originally recorded and released in 2011 features 12 songs that move into a realm of expanded instrumentation and songwriting from "bridge". Don't let the cover fool you. This album is all business. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
JOEY CAPE / HUGO MUDIE & THE CITY STREETS
SINGER/SONGWRITER. New split record from HUGO MUDIE (THE SAINTE CATHERINES) and JOEY CAPE (LAGWAGON, ME FIRST & THE GIMME GIMMIES). You'll get 2 new songs from JOEY and the debut recording for HUGO as a solo artist, with 1 new original song and a cover of BRIGHT EYES "first day of my life". Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies only. There won't be any re-press!