everyone into position (2011/MUSIC ON VINYL)
POST-ROCK. The Manchester-based ONECANSIZE formed in 1998 and following a 13 years career, announced their split in 2011. The band released 4 studio albums and is categorized variously as progressive-rock, post-rock, amongst others. "everyone into position" is their 2nd studio album and was originally released in 2005. Despite the band's mixed view on the record, critics and fans have generally praised the release. Music on Vinyl is now rereleasing this album as a DoLP on 180gr audiophile vinyl.
greener pastures (2013/TOPSHELF)
POST-HARDCORE. OCTAVES' 1st record, "greener pastures", was originally released on CD by Hotfoot Records in 2010. Topshelf Records is giving it the vinyl treatment, featuring all-new artwork and remastered for vinyl. The Baltimore noise mongers have been compared to such bands as DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and THE BLED. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
which way the wind blows (2013/BRIDGE NINE)
POST-HARDCORE. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2010's "greener pastures" finds OCTAVES honing their sound with a mix of heavy, driving guitar riffs, intelligent lyrics, and a pull and push between vocals and music. For fans of LA DISPUTE, PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH and CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
the blue depths (2009/JAGJAGUWAR)
INDIE-ROCK. "the blue depths" is the 3rd ODAWAS album released on the Jagjaguwar label, but it is still hard to believe that all this sound and space is made by an duo. This is an album for warmer places - a balmy haze habitat for headphone meanderings - a dream world where Neil Young and Jimmy Webb float in the reverb-saturated summer breeze. Vinyl version includes coupon for free MP3 of the entire album.
one man's trash (2013/HOLY TERROR)
BLACK-METAL. OEDE, a one-man band from Norway is definitly creating something new by blending grim lo-fi black-metal and the very distinct sound of voodoo blues. The songs are recorded with electric cigar-box guitars, which gives them some quite bluesy feeling. Guest appearance by Dwid Hellion of INTEGRITY on vocals.
OF FORTUNE & FAME
POP-PUNK. OF FORTUNE & FAME takes a direct approach to the popular pop-punk genre with their latest, "perspective". When the band decided to travel away from the hardcore they were raised on and let their writing be influenced by the likes of NEW FOUND GLORY, it paid off. OF FORTUNE & FAME's fast-paced youthful energy is only surpassed by the lyrical essence and they're "perspective" release will put them on the map and a strong contender in the pop-punk genre. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
OF MICE AND MEN
restoring force: full circle (2015/RISE)
METALCORE. OF MICE AND MEN is back with "restoring force: full circle", a special deluxe reissue and follow up to 2014's "restoring force". This is an exciting release that the band's rabid fan base will be anxious for. For "restoring force : full circle," OF MICE AND MEN decided to re-enlist the help of super producer David Bendeth (Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon, Papa Roach). The result is 4 new songs that have surpassed the band's impressive previous effort with "restoring force". OF MICE AND MEN has found a way to continue maturing into a hard rock band without losing the edge and aggression that made them who they are today. Colored vinyl version includes a CD version.
aldhils arboretum (2009/POLYVINYL)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. Originally released in 2002, "aldhils arboretum" was a departure for the band. Rather than building songs around concepts, they concentrated on the development and writing. As such, this is their only full-length that wasn't written and recorded as a concept album and it's their most focused and polished work to date. Vinyl comes on 180gr and includes a digital download card.
daughter of cloud (2012/POLYVINYL)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. OF MONTREAL's Kevin Barnes is one of the most prolific songwriters of his generation. "daughter of cloud" compiles 17 OF MONTREAL recordings ranging from the era of "hissing fauna, are you the destroyer" to the present. Ten of the album’s songs are previously unreleased, while the other 7 were originally issued on limited edition, rare or out-print CDs and 7”s. Vinyl comes on 180gr and includes a digital download card.
false priest (2010/POLYVINYL)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. OF MONTREAL’s mastermind Kevin Barnes teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer Jon Brion for "false priest". This newest album is speakerrattling heavy on the low end. The album also marks the return of organic instruments as live drums, strings and pianos eschew the midi sounds and sequencers of previous albums. The album features intricate packaging - a 20-page booklet of new paintings from David Barnes and Gemini Tactics. OF MONTREAL’s "false priest" is one of fall’s most anticipated albums. Vinyl comes on 180gr and includes a digital download card.
hissing fauna, are you the destroyer (20087/POLYVINYL)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. OF MONTREAL have created their masterpiece with "hissing fauna, are you the destroyer". It's an irresistible and remarkable album, sounding like a logical extension of the erratic indie-disco sounds. However, this album is also the most personal OF MONTREAL album to date, with Kevin Barnes, lead OF MONTREAL songwriter, pouring tremendous amounts of emotion, heartbreak, frustration and elation into its 12 tracks. Vinyl comes on 180gr, deluxe triple-gatefold jacket and includes a digital download card.
jon brion remix (2009/POLYVINYL)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. Grammy-nominated producer Jon Brion has worked with Spoon, Kanye West, Elliott Smith, and Fiona Apple, as well as scored the films "magnolia" etc.. On this MLP, Brion reinterprets 2 OF MONTREAL songs from "skeletal lamping" ("first time high" and "gallery piece") by adding more instrumentation and backing vocals. The vinyl includes a digital download card.
lousy with sylvianbriar (2013/POLYVINYL)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. The genius of "lousy with sylvianbriar" is that it was created on a 24-track tape machine without the crutch of computer aided pitch correction, effects plug-ins and editing capabilities. With no computer tricks to fall back on, the band recorded most of the songs live in the same room together. OF MONTREAL wanted the process to be more in line with the way people used to make albums in the late '60s and early '70s. Colored, thick 180gr vinyl comes housed in a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
paralytic stalks (2012/POLYVINYL)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. "paralytic stalks" musical and lyrical directions are infinitely more personal than anything frontman Kevin Barnes has written before. "paralytic stalks" at times resembles modern classical with its intricate compositions, while at others echoes of neo-prog, pseudo-country, and '60s pop. It's an impressive album, jumping from unplugged confessional to atonal weirdness and then back to sunny '60s-style psych-pop, all while still taking aim at fake idols. Thick 1800gr, colored vinyl comes with pull-out poster and includes a digital download card.
satanic panic in the attic (2004/POLYVINYL)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. The most critically acclaimed OF MONTREAL record, "satanic panic in the attic" is the 1st in the bands career to blend drum samples and acoustic instruments through these brilliantly written songs. The album shifts effortlessly from section to section, orchestrating a dense but wellbalanced array of organ drones, vocal harmonies, astral guitar peals, and electro-acoustic percussion. An essential album for any OF MONTREAL fan.