All The New Hot Vinyl for January 21
Band of Horses - Things Are Great (Click To Order) - Band of Horses return to the scene with Things Are Great, their first new material since 2016’s Why Are You OK. Sonically, the album is a return to their earlier work and the kind of raw ethos that lies at the heart of Band of Horses. Emotionally intense, both on a personal and elemental level, on Things Are Great we find band founder Ben Bridwell more autobiographical than he’s ever been on record detailing the nebulous frustrations and quiet indignities of relationship changes and what a person will do to make things right.
Fun Loving Criminals - Come Find Yourself (Click To Order) - The Fun Lovin' Criminals' debut release, Come Find Yourself, is both a catchy love letter to the trio's New York City roots and a mid-'90s rap-rock party album. Vocalist and guitarist Hugh Morgan, keyboardist and bassist Brian Leiser, and original drummer Steve Borgovini met at New York City's famed Limelight nightclub in the early '90s and started as a stand-in for bands who failed to show up. From that point on, the Fun Lovin' Criminals cultivated their hip-hop beats, bluesy rhythms, and pop culture-themed rhymes. Heavily dominating the lyrical content are references to gritty urban living, samples from Tarantino movies, and send-ups of organized crime, as exemplified on the track "King of New York," boasting the singsong chorus "La di da di, free John Gotti." This one features the surprise breakout hit, Scooby Snacks.
The Waterboys - Room To Roam (Click To Order) - The Waterboys 1990 album 'Room to Roam' was the bands fifth album. It continued the Folk-Rock sound of 1988's Fisherman's Blues and was recorded at Spiddal House in Galway, where the last recording sessions from the preceding album, Fisherman's Blues, had been recorded. Room to Roam would be the last of The Waterboys' Folk-rock sound until the release of Universal Hall in 2003. Fiddler Steve Wickham, who had been a large inspiration for the change to that sound for Fisherman's Blues, left the band shortly before Room to Roam was released. This new vinyl has been produced to compliment The Magnificent Seven CD/DVD/Book box set. Mastered for Half-speed and cut by Miles Showell at Abbey Road and made into a double album running at 45rpm. The original artwork has been presented in a new 5mm wide spine sleeve, polyline inners and insert.
The Gun Club - Preaching The Blues (Click To Order) - The Gun Club could best be described as tribal psychobilly blues. Active from 1979 to 1996, the post-punk band from Los Angeles was led by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Jeffrey Lee Pierce. Collected here are 6 of the bands 7-inch singles remastered and reprinted with original artwork and an additional exclusive 7-inch featuring the 'Miami Demos' of "Cry To Me" and "Give Up The Sun". The booklet features never-before-seen photographs, flyers and rare ephemera, alongside in-depth liner notes from acclaimed authorÂollins, John Doe and more. Also included are a 'Fire Of Love' Fanzine by Mike Mastrangelo, a rare Ruby Records promotional postcard andÂ a Gun Club 'Gun' Badge. The set is housed in a lift-off lid box with a stunning Jeffrey Lee Pierce cover photo.