New Heavy Sounds
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TENEBRA are a four-piece from Bologna, Italy, and they are a hard and heavy stoner rock powerhouse, fronted by a seriously formidable singer. This is full on fuzz meets 70’s style proto metal but they are by no means a retro outfit. They create music that is not only the sum of their influences but pushes those influences outwards.‘Cracked Path’ is all organic 70’s proto metal with keen song writing and a contemporary edge. Full on fuzz with the psych grunge of the 90’s underground, it’s Screaming Trees meets Fu Manchu, and it must be said that the vocals are truly storming. Silvia has one helluva voice, laced with whiskey, smoke, grit and late nights, think Maggie Bell or Olivia Favela from Birtha meets Betty Davis and you'll be in the right ballpark. It has light and shade and perfectly lands the TENEBRA vibe.
They say …
“We love rock like it used to be but try to make it speak our language.”
And that they most certainly do as ‘What We Do Is Sacred’ testifies.
‘Hard Luck’ is a chugging, pounding ride down the highway to hell with Silvia’s bluesy wail destroying all before it, complete with a psychedelic wall of guitars and melodics a plenty.
Finally you get ‘Primitive Man’ a cover from the first and self-titled Jerusalem album released in 1972. However TENEBRA claim this song as their own, the proto metal riffs are all there, the vocals are blues wailingly epic and just to mix it up there’s a cool middle section complete with flute solo.
‘What We Do Is Sacred’ is a 3-song statement of intent, so, if you dig Sabbath or Kyuss or Green Lung and like your stoner rock hard and heavy, occult tinged with a psychedelic edge, then this is the band for you.
Very limited edition CD available as part of New Heavy Sounds’ 10th Anniversary EP series. Housed in a bespoke die cut sleeve and limited to just 150 copies.
£13.99Meet BROTHERS-IN-ARMS, the brainchild of guitarist/composer Jack Frost, who along with several recruited iconic rock brothers, has made it his mission to prove rock music will never die.Visit product page →
The guys unified to take a stand against the doubters and cynics who have claimed that it's simply not possible to resurrect this celebrated music in which so many lasting and fond memories were built around.
Banding together, Jack & the Brothers forged ahead with one main goal: To make quality music that would both represent and immortalize the days of the sold-out legendary rock venues, to show the world that rock is not just a thing of the past.
Featuring: Jack Frost (Savatage, Lizzy Borden, Seven Witches, Belladonna (Anthrax), Bronx Casket Company, Jean Beauvoir, Aldo Nova), Karl Wilcox (Diamond Head), Alex Jansen (session bass for Hardline), Charlie Calv (Angel, Shotgun Symphony, Bronx Casket Company) - Special Guests: Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent), Mick Mahan (Pat Benatar) All-Star Vocalists, Keith St John (Kingdom Come, Montrose, Lynch Mob. Burning Rain), Andrew Freeman (Last in Line, Lynch Mob, Hurricane), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot, King Kobra), Steve Overland (FM, Overland), Nick Walsh (Slik Toxik), Jesse Damon (Silent Rage), Todd Poole (Roxy Blue, Saliva).
For fans of Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Arena Rock!
1. Bitch Is Crazy
2. Last To Know
3. The City Never Sleeps
4. Feel The Love
5. To Make You Mine
6. The Ties That Bind
7. Long Way From Love
8. My Heart Knows
9. Wasting Light
10. Voices Are Calling
£11.99Release Date: 12/11/2021Visit product page →
YOVA comprises Macedonian vocalist and lyricist Jova Radevska and multi -instrumentalist Mark Vernon.The new single 'Where There Is Smoke' is out now.
The band's debut album 'Nine Lives' features nine shapeshifting songs and a stellar
line up of musical contributors including multi-instrumentalist Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey / Anna Calvi), Daniel O'Sullivan(Grumbling Fur, Tim Burgess) bass, viola and keyboards; Terry Edwards (Nick Cave, Tom Waits) baritone sax; David Rhodes (Kate Bush, Scott Walker) guitars; Anna Phoebe (Roxy Music) violin; Nick Holland (Balanescu Quartet) cello; Alex Thomas (John Cale, UNKLE) drums; Ian Olliver (PJ Harvey) on bass and legendary pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole.
The album features an array of unusual and exotic instruments including the Ondes Martenot, the Marxophone and the medieval Sackbut. Jova was born and raised in Macedonia. A sunny and warm country, with a rich history,� she says. I came to the UK out of curiosity as an eighteen-year-old. I very much like the diversity. The UK is bursting with music history and one meets many like-minded people. I met Mark at a gig I was doing in London.
We never know where our collaboration will take us. This way or that, it is always different�.
Mark has both managed and recorded with John Cale amongst others, and also co-produced tracks on PJ Harvey's debut album 'Dry', including the iconic debut single 'Dress'. On Nine Lives, Mark reunites Rob Ellis and Ian Olliver - the original rhythm section from those recordings.
Mark Vernon: Once the structure of the nine songs had been written, each song then developed naturally with the musicians, initially Rob Ellis and Daniel O'Sullivan, reacting intuitively in terms of their playing and the instrumentation.
In terms of genre, the music of each track is allowed to inhabit its own universe. So there are no pre-ordained or fixed common denominators, other than the voice, the personnel and the song structure.
The musicians had the freedom to shape-shift the songs playfully throughout the album. I think of it as nine different rides on a trip to a sonic adventure park."
2. You're The Mirror
4. Where There Is Smoke
6. Would I Change It? (If I Could)
7. An Innocent Man
8. Make It Better
At the Dojo
£26.99Release Date: 26/11/2021Visit product page →
A Look Back - DogTown & Z-Boys is the first short documentary by legendary artist/photographer Glen E. Friedman.
The film looks back on an essential period in the history of skateboarding, but more directly on how the original award winning documentary affected the original surviving members of that influential team (Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Peggy Oki, Wentzle Ruml and others) and what they thought about the original film itself, 20 years after its release.
Fu Manchu provided the entire soundtrack for the film with the songs personally curated by Glen E. Friedman. This official soundtrack recording release features all 9 tracks featured in the film in the order that they appear.
The music spans the band’s entire career from “Free And Easy (Summer Girls)” from the band’s 1994 debut album, No One Rides For Free, to “Il Mostro Atomico” featuring Alex Lifeson of Rush, from their most recent full length album, Clone Of The Universe.
This is the only release from the band that features two instrumentals: “Out To Sea” from 2004’s Start The Machine and “Hanglider,” which was originally released on the Japanese version of 2000’s King Of The Road.
This limited edition double LP run is pressed on one purple and one green vinyl and features an etching from legendary skater, Lance Mountain. The gatefold jacket features rare photos from Glen E. Friedman including an incredible shot of the late Jay Adams across the inside. All tracks were remastered specifically for this vinyl release.
The limited edition 1,000 unit CD run also features the same photos and a digital specific remaster.
5.Out To Sea
6.The Last Question
8.Free And Easy (Summer Girls)
9.Il Mostro Atomico
£20.49Release Date: 08/10/2021Visit product page →
Debut album from Wyndow, Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall's (Trembling Bells) new Kosmiche-Psych-Folk project.
Woven from threads sent across the wires, Wyndow strikes new ground. Following the success of their first two singles 'Take My Picture' and 'Two Strong Legs' Wyndow (Laura J Martin and Lavinia Blackwall) return with their eponymous debut album.
The project was ignited by a love of Robert Wyatt and an off hand idea of collaborating on a version of his song 'Free Will and Testament'. In a time of weird interludes the self examination of the song's lyrics opened the pathway to themes examined throughout the record, that of being and wanting and the battle between knowledge and knowing.
Who am I and do I see myself the way others see me? What follows is an exploration of the uncertain and the impermanent. According to Martin, they are tunes for whacked out worriers lifting weights in the worry gym,� where feeling uneasy never felt so easy." Reflections flit between two pendulums as each wrote and recorded remotely and exchanged these dog eared musical postcards to see each others' response.
Eschewing the band in a room� aesthetic out of geographical necessity they focussed on maximising the sonic palette of each song, doing exactly what each piece demanded without thinking about who had to play each instrument. The songs on Wyndow exist in the space between waking and sleeping, hazy tales that unfurl and engulf the listener in a slightly uncanny sense of familiarity.
Album standout 'All Cameras Gone' is a paean to the dust and crackles of the analogue age and the shadows of a lonely projectionist leaving the booth and memories for the final time. 'Pulling On A String' is based on the feeling of walking familiar routes and wishing they took you elsewhere, the duality of holding on to the familiar yet pulling yourself nearer to the beyond and the unknown.
Taking inspiration from the atmospheres and repetition of ecstatic minimalism and the joyful experimentation of Penguin Cafe Orchestra, songs were built from small fragments and loops, recorded spontaneously and sent to each other across the wires.
Recorded and produced in Liverpool with Iwan Morgan (Euros Childs, Gruff Rhys, Cate le Bon) and in Clydebank with multi instrumentalist Marco Rea (Euros Childs, Alex Rex) new textures with copious analogue synthesis and treated acoustic instruments were mined, even fretless bass was not off limits.
Recalling the tender pulse of Cluster on 'Take My Picture' and the late night hues of La Dusseldorf on album closer 'Tidal Range', Wyndow strikes a new path for both artists. On 'Pulling on A String' the close foregrounding of both voices call to mind The Roches, another key touchstone for the sound of the record.
The result is a melting pot of influences with both artists at the top of their game, reflecting on the smallest human experiences set against a galactic sonic canvas.
1. Never Alone
2. All Cameras Gone
3. Take My Picture
4. Free Will and Testament
5. Third Tea of the Day
6. Two Strong Legs
7. Pulling on a String
8. Flattened by the Wind
9. Woven In Thread
10. When Winter Comes Shadowing In
11. Tidal Range
£11.49Release Date: 19/11/2021Visit product page →
Susan Lawly is very proud to announce the 5th in this special series of Whitehouse Legacy reissue CDs, this time in the form of 1981’s incredibly bleak and chilling Buchenwald, an album demonstrating a raw, haunting electricity following the direct harshness of Dedicated To Peter Kurten.
As with the entire Whitehouse Legacy series to date, CD features a beautiful 12pp booklet packed with photos, info, plus the original LP insert and artwork.
2. Dedicated To Albert De Salvo
3. Incest 2
4. The Days At Florbelle
North Shore Shop
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Release Date: 15/10/2021
Furbaby & the Tight Spaces is a garage rock band that records demos, reads, does yoga, drinks wine and takes long walks along the beach in Chicago USA.
Dreamed up during the 2020 quarantine, Furbaby & the Tight Spaces is an alt/garage/psych art project that experiments with music, videos, photography and reflects on what's going on in a world that just got fast-forwarded into the future, unexpectedly.
In past and current lives members of the band have played, toured in, and/or recorded with The Last Vegas, The Steepwater Band, Urge Overkill, The Cynics, Warrior Soul, ABBARAMA, Tyla and Dogs D'Amour, Early Sound and others.
In hopes of lifting spirits and staying connected during the Covid19 pandemic, guitarist Adam Arling reached out to musicians across Chicago, Denmark and Spain and began releasing a series of singles and videos in June 2020.
It was intentionally loose. I'd send out demos and video ideas to friends and bandmates, and they delivered some rad tracks. The artistic director and I stitched the songs and videos together in our flat in Chicago, while watching our cat go nuts for inspiration during this rough time.� - Adam Arling.
Furbaby & the Tight Spaces will release a collection of singles as a self-titled debut album in Fall 2021. The studio project has subsequently evolved into a 5-piece live act and is currently booking USA/Europe 2022 tour dates.
1. Boxed In
2. Moon Boy
3. Tiny Steps (featuring Calvin Marty)
4. Reaching Out (For Higher Ground)
7. I Can Only Give You Everything
8. Social Distance
9. Behind the Door
10. Next Year
Wicked Smile Records
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Australian heavy rockers Wicked Smile will release their debut full length album 'Wait for the Night' on October 15th via Cargo. Wicked Smile are all about bringing back fist pumping heavy rock to the forefront with a collection of ten 'killer songs'.
The forthcoming album is produced by Paul Laine (The Defiants) and mastered by Bruno Ravel (The Defiants/Danger Danger). Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to say, last year was all about giving the world a 'taste' of what we're about. We're a five-piece kick ass heavy rock band and I think we made our presence known with the release of our Delirium sampler ep�.
Wicked Smile is fronted by charismatic powerhouse lead vocalist Danny Cecati (ex Pegazus & Eyefear) with Stevie Janevski (The Radio Sun, ex Black Majesty & Cyclone Tracy) and Dave Graham (ex In Malice's Wake) on guitars, Glen Cav (ex Virtue) on bass and Jason Tyro on drums.
Lyrically, 'Wait for the Night' explores current issues within society such as civil unrest, bullying and mental health. Songs like We Fall, Sign Of Times, Daze Of Delirium, Stronger, Last Goodbye & Don't Wait For Me are all thought provoking and not the cliché lyrics that you'd expect for this style of heavy rock.
The band has been overwhelmed by the positive response from the underground rock and metal community. Steve Price at ARfm radio called the band kickass Australian rock with killer vocals�.Fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio, Metallica, Icon, Savatage and Skid Row should feel at home, with the band drawing major influence from seventies and eighties heavy rock and heavy metal.
1. Date With The Devil
2. Wait For The Night
3. We Fall
4. Sign Of Times
5. Daze Of Delirium
6. Killer At Large
7. Last Goodbye
8. Love's Got A Hold On You
9. Don't Wait For Me
Flickering Shadow Records
£11.99Harmonics of the Night' is the third in what he conceived of as a trilogy of recordings from guitarist Andy Summers. Following on from 'Metal Dog' and 'Triboluminescence', 'Harmonics of the Night' began its life as a guitar improvisation for a museum installation of Andy's own photos. He did not like the music they had chosen in the gallery so sat down and recorded some guitar improvisations.Visit product page →
Summers says that he built this set out from there. These songs and the photos that inspired them have become a staple of his solo guitar shows. Stand out tracks: 'A Certain Strangeness', 'Harmonics of the Night' and 'City of Crocodiles'. The album will be released by Cargo Records on October 15th (to accompany a new exhibition of his photos at the Leica Gallery, Mayfair starting on October 21st) Andy explains more about the album - The music for Harmonics of the Night came from a real-life situation, which was the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of my photography at the Pavillion Populaire in Montpellier.
I was able to visit the museum in advance of the opening and decided this time( instead of the usual unsuitable music being played by the whatever gallery! ) that I must make a music installation to accompany the photography on the wall, a piece that could be looped and thus provide a continual musical counterpoint to the visual. I made a twenty minute single guitar improvisation. A Certain Strangeness .
This piece put a certain approach in my in my head and pointed me in the direction of eleven more tracks. tt was the guiding spirit. These pieces which vary from minimalist approaches to African influenced dance pieces and are what I consider the sonic parallels to the photography.
1. A Certain Strangeness
2. City Of Crocodiles
5. Harmonics Of The Night
6. Mirror In The Dirt
12. Strange Return
New Heavy Sounds
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Release Date: 03/09/2021
Birmingham, Alabama 4 piece EMBR are set to release a 3 song EP called '1021'. The EP title alludes to the fact that, this release is the second in the New Heavy Sounds 10th Anniversary CD EP series.
1021'follows on the heels of their critically acclaimed full-length '1823'. It also falls in line with the 2-year anniversary of the drummer Erik's kidney transplant.
EMBR deliver 3 brand new songs, each of which push the template set up by the album. These compositions chronicle love, devastation, disappointment, forgiveness and anger, and once again musically EMBR are in top form, broadening their horizons bringing a faster pace and tougher execution to their sound.
'1021' shows the band continuing to develop and grow, the crushing heaviness and haunting vocals that marked their album are there and they have added a faster pace and tougher execution to their sound add to that some memorable hooks that will sink in your jaw and you have an enticing journey ahead of you.
In fact 1021'hits like Jason Voorhees on a rampage and doesn't let up until the end of the 15 minute run time.
The EP was recorded and mixed by Matt Washburn at Ledbelly Sound in Dawsonville Ga. and mastered at Soulfire Sounds in Birmingham, Alabama.
Alongside this the band have created a video for each song, filmed during the studio sessions and these will form part of the release with the EP.
As with all the NHS 10th Anniversary series, the CD is a very limited edition of 150 only, and is housed in a bespoke die cut, New Heavy Sounds house style cd digipack. It will be available by mail order only.1021'is scheduled for release on September 3rd 2021.
£11.99Sami Yaffa has had a long and unique career as a musician. He played at the tender age of 16 on the Finnish punk legends Pelle Miljoona Oy's legendary album Moottoritie On Kuuma. As an original member of the band Hanoi Rocks (1980-85) he recorded 5 albums with the band and toured the world extensively until the tragic events that ended the flight of the pioneering band.Visit product page →
Hanoi Rocks became a major influence on many bands that later became huge like the Guns N`Roses and Pearl Jam. Yaffa's career continued after the break-up of Hanoi and ended up playing with Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, the legendary New York Dolls, the Swedish RnR machine The Hellacopters and many more artists.
Sami began playing with the Hanoi Rocks lead singer Michael Monroe again in 2010, the collaboration with Michael continues to this day.But now it's time to put out an album under his own name. 'The idea for the solo album started to take shape a few years back. I had written music for the New York Dolls and the Michael Monroe Band, but a lot of the songs and ideas were starting to sound more like me than the other bands.' What kind of music does Yaffa then release under his own name? Versatile. 'I've always loved the music of the bands like The Clash and The Rolling Stones. They can play country, funk, reggae and rock`n`roll, and still sound like themselves. I wanted the same kind of versatility for my own album. '
The album has influences on a fairly wide scale, but it hardly surprises those who have followed Yaffa's career: in addition to his own music career, he has been seen getting to know the musical cultures of different parts of the world as a host of the Sami Yaffa: Soundtracker TV series.
'However, the beating heart of the album is in rock`n`roll and punk, I don't shy away from that.' Even though it's a solo album, Yaffa mentions a few of names without whom the album wouldn't have been completed. One being the drummer Janne Haavisto, with whom Sami played already as a teenager. And the other being his Michael Monroe Bands band mate Rich Jones who co-wrote a bulk of the songs with Sami. Also the Stone Sour guitarist Christian Martucci and Smack guitarist Rane played an important role in the creation of the album.
Sami is ready to hit the road after the release of the album with a line up of Janne Haavisto on drums, Linde Lindström (HIM) on guitar and Burton (HIM) on keyboards.
1. Armageddon Together
2. Selling Me Shit
3. Fortunate One
4. Rotten Roots
6. Down At St. Joe's
7. I Can't Stand It
8. You Gimme Fever;
9. The Last Time
10. Look Ahead
11. Cancel The End Of The World
£21.99Limited edition 180g red vinyl LP. 'The missing link between Free and The Black Keys' Paul Elliott, Q MagazineVisit product page →
Mojo Magazine : This is the sound of Sweet Crisis. Formed in Cambridge in 2015, after decades of friendship, they have drawn from years of shared experience and a well of hundreds of songs to create the debut album Tricks On My Mind.
Sweet Crisis seek to balance all their inclinations and influences - like Free or Lenny Kravtiz, nothing is off the table if music sounds right. The key influences for Sweet Crisis are wide-ranging, from the classic rock and soul music of the '70s - The Rolling Stones, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Donny Hathaway, Humble Pie - to The Verve and Massive Attack, The Black Keys and Jack White.
The iconic 70s sound combined with modern pioneers shape and inform this modern rock band's sound. And with this wide-ranging DNA incorporating just the right amount of funk, soul and pop along the way, their album celebrates both modern and classic vibes.
Leo and Piers write all of the songs for Sweet Crisis and have recently swelled their ranks with Matt Dudurym on bass, Dom Briggs-Fish on keyboards and Joe Taylor on drums - Now a well oiled machine that's been running since early 2019 - together they've created a timeless and energetic record. Tricks On My Mind.
The ten tracks on Tricks On My Mind were recorded and mixed at Headline Music Studios in Cambridge, mastered at Abbey Road Studios and released by Headline Records Ltd.
1. Loosen Up
2. One Way Traffic
3. Ain't Got Soul
4. This Guitar
5. Karma Will Come
6. Tricks On My Mind
7. Misty Haze
8. Black Magic
9. Love Me Like Sugar
10. Living Life On The Edge
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YES guitarist Steve Howe has announced he is to release the seventh edition of his Homebrew album series on 30th July via HoweSound. Homebrew 7 marks the 25th anniversary of the guitar legend's first album in his Homebrew collection.
The Homebrew series typically features recordings from Steve Howe's home archive of demos and tracks, originally recorded for one of his many solo or group projects with YES, ASIA, ABWH or GTR. Homebrew 7 differs slightly as none of the tracks have previously been released in any form and there are no plans for any to be rerecorded in the future.
'Many are things I've enjoyed saving until the right moment,' says Howe, 'and the Homebrew series allows this. Some tracks have matured with my nurturing but others have been recently rediscovered.'This collection includes tracks from the late seventies through to 2016 in Howe's extensive range of playing styles. Each of the 21 tracks is dated and accompanied by Howe's background notes and details on instrumentation. Most of the tracks are Howe's solo recordings with occasional contributions from Dylan Howe and Virgil Howe on drums with Phil Spalding on bass guitar (Half Way).
The booklet includes the lyrics for the four vocal tracks and is also illustrated by some of Howe's delightfully atmospheric photography.
1. The Glider
3. Half Way
4. The Only One
5. In One Life
6. Outstanding Deal
7. Be Natural
8. Cold Winds
10. Tender Hooks
11. A Lady She Is
12. Two Sided
13. Strange Wayfarer
14. Devon Girl
15. Safe Haven
16. A Matter Of Fact
18. From Another Day
19. Foregone Conclusion
20. Space Void
21. From The Get Go
Sentient Ruin Laboratories
£11.99Oakland CA-based apocalyptic black doom harbingers Abstracter re-emerge with their inhumanly crushing fourth full-length album 'Abominion', a ghastly forty-minute hellscape of lightless crush depth deep inside the darkest abysses of the apocalypse. Extreme and devastating in every sense possible, the soul-crushing album sees the enigmatic American band elevate their long lasting apocalyptic concept to its scariest and most overwhelming extremes yet, coercing the harshest strains of black and doom metal with ravaging scarifications of noise and droning dark ambient into a bleak and suffocating sonic cataclysm of complete darkness and annihilation. Known for forging their imposing and ominous sound across a massive spectrum of influences that include apocalyptic and eschatological literature and fiction, Abstracter's otherworldly and monstrous strain of apocalyptic blackened doom contains influences coming from unforgettable dark metal and punk bands like Celtic Frost and Tryptykon, Godflesh, Khanate, Corrupted, Leviathan, Swans, Sunn O))), Amebix, Blut Aus Nord, The Ruins of Beverast, Portal, Dystopia, and Disembowelment as well as from certain underground scholars of dark ambient and industrial noise that the band have meticulously distilled and reworked into their sound over the last decade to forge a completely unheard of and unclassifiable colossal aural weapon of mass extinction.Visit product page →
1. Eclipse Born
2. Warhead Twilight
4. Abyss Above
£9.99Release Date: 21/05/2021Visit product page →
"Hymn To Eternal Death" is the new full length from Maso Yamazaki's (aka Japanese noise legend Masonna) "Controlled Death" project. Nearly an hour of new material, composed as a multi-format release mixing the echo-saturated death electronics style with funereal organ and synthesizer music.
£11.49Special 40th anniversary legacy CD edition of legendary 1981 LP Dedicated To Peter Kurten originally released on fluorescent green vinyl, now a highly sought-after collector's item.Visit product page →
Even more so than with the earlier Erector, its transgressive themes and wild electronic harshness became a critical defining influence on, indeed often template for, the noise and power electronics genres of the mid/late 80s and long beyond.
This brand new Susan Lawly legacy reissue CD features a beautiful 12pp booklet packed with photos, information, plus the original LP inserts and artwork.
At the Dojo
£21.99Release Date: 14/05/2021Visit product page →
The third release in Fu Manchu's 30th Anniversary vinyl reissue series, Return To Earth 91-93 Deluxe Edition, is the first ever update to this legendary compilation of the band's earliest singles.
These songs are the only ones recorded with the band's original lead guitarist, Scott Votaw, as well as the only ones recorded as a three piece of the original core line-up of Scott Hill (vocals/guitar), Mark Abshire (bass) and Ruben Romano (drums).
Return To Earth 91-93 Deluxe Edition features the 9 songs from the original release including the first version of fan favorite, 'Ojo Rojo,' plus 2 newly discovered tracks that have never been heard before: 'Ford-Natic' and an early version of 'Shine It On,' which was later re-recorded for their debut album.
All songs were remixed by Scott Hill along with the band's current producing partner, Jim Monroe (Adolescents, Channel 3, Ignite) and remastered by Carl Saff for optimum fidelity.
This limited edition 2,000 unit LP run is pressed on neon purple vinyl and the newly designed gatefold package includes never before seen photos of the band and flyers from their early shows.
The limited edition 1,000 unit CD run also features the updated art and a digital specific remaster.
1. Don't Bother Knockin'(If This Van's Rockin')
3. El Don
4. Pick-Up Summer
5. Ojo Rojo
8. Shine It On
10. Space Sucker
11. Vankhana (Rollin'Rooms)
£11.99Available on Gold 180 gram vinyl Minneapolis psych-rockers Magic Castles are back with a new LP, 'Sun Reign', making an exciting return after founder and songwriter Jason Edmonds'suffered a near fatal car accident in November 2019.Visit product page →
Magic Castles are well-versed in the ways of psychedelically-inclined folk-rock. Edmonds'smooth vocal harmonies float above the guitars, creating a lush, almost Byrds-esque soundscape. The layered arrangements incorporate Farfisa organ, synths, and dreamy string arrangements.
Sun Reign is the band's fourth release on Anton Newcombe's label A'Recordings Ltd. Ironically similar to BJM, the Magic Castles have been plagued by lineup changes over the years. Due to this and other factors, in 2016, Edmonds, a single father, decided to take a short hiatus from regular live shows and touring to focus on his family.
During that time, (2016-2019) Edmonds, an introverted multi-instrumentalist, continued to record new material in his studio, and also record with a new band at Neil Weir's studio Blue Bell Knoll, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The results of these sessions are the current release, 'Sun Reign'.
2. Lost Dimension
3. Ode to the Wind
5. World of Time
6. Valley of Nysa
7. Magna Mater
9. Gates of the Sun
10. Relax Your Mind