Hello people. There’s a little triangle theme going on today with 2 new releases this week now in stock. Plus restocks of alt-J’s first album are in along with First Aid Kit, Bahamas, Bowie and Pearl Jam. Check out the new release details and sample tracks below!
Alt-J – This Is All Yours – 2LP
Enter the command alt + J on a Mac computer and you’ll get a ∆ delta symbol – a symbol in mathematical equations used to show change or difference – and a term that perfectly summarizes alt-J’s incomparable sound.
Band members Gus, Joe and Thom met at Leeds University where their combined influences gave birth to the band’s unique blend of folk, electronica, blues, and hip hop infused rock.
Following up alt-J’s album An Awesome Wave was certainly no small feat. The band’s debut won the prestigious 2012 British Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the Ivor Novello Awards’ “Album of the Year”, and earned the band nominations for three Brit Awards for “Breakthrough Act”, “British Album of the Year”, and “British Group of the Year” catapulting the band into the international spotlight.
Alt-J soundly crushed any fear about the band’s ability to overcome the dreaded sophomore slump when they dropped lead singles “Left Hand Free”, “Hunger of the Pine”, and “Every Other Freckle” from their new album This Is All Yours.
The all at once beautiful, quirky, and infectious This Is All Yours is available now.
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Goat – Commune
Goat return with Commune, the eagerly awaited follow up to their astonishing debut album World Music. Commune continues on with World Music’s acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines but also introduces a darker, more angry edge to the band, not seen before on previous releases. Starting with the layered percussive groove, Eastern guitar flourishes, and convoking vocals of ‘Talk To God’, it re-establishes the trance-inducing rhythms and exotic blaze of guitar that characterized their debut so well. That spellbound pulse delves into darker and more propulsive territories on ‘Words’ and ‘Goatslaves’, while ‘Goatchild’ veers towards the transcendental pop of ‘60s Bay Area rock. The vintage psychedelic vibe permeates through songs like ‘The Light Within’ and ‘To Travel The Path Unknown’ – tracks that suggest that these rural Swedes operate on the same wavelength as the Turkish psych-folkies recently rediscovered by reissue labels like Finders Keepers. Commune reaches its apex when Goat’s hymnal invocations meet a heavy dose of proto-metal fuzz on ‘Hide From The Sun’ and ‘Gathering of Ancient Tribes’.
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That’s all for now.