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Lie To Me (RSD24 EDITION)

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    4 brand new unreleased tracks from the highly influential Alternative Rock band Garbage comes as an exclusive for Record Store Day 2024 on limited coloured vinyl. The EP features a stunning cover of This Mortal Coilís ëSong To The Sirení and a brand new remix of their classic hit ëBad Boyfriendí featuring Dave Grohl, as well as 2 more unheard tracks.

    Garbage

    Version 2.0 - National Album Day 2023 Edition

      Described by TIME Magazine as “gloomy and sexual yet lively and introspective”, Garbage’s second studio album Version 2.0, released in 1998, was heralded as a bold progression from their self-titled debut album and went on to sell over four million copies worldwide, matching the success of its predecessor. Formed in 1993 comprising of members Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, Butch Vig and Shirley Manson, Garbage have gone onto sell over 17 million albums worldwide over a 30 year career.

      This 2LP Gatefold Vinyl comes as an exclusive for National Album Day 2023, and is the first time the record has been pressed on Transparent Blue colored vinyl.


      Garbage

      Anthology

        Two LP best of collection including all the hits and classic album tracks from the bands 1993 breakthrough album Garbage to their recent 2021 release No Gods No Masters.



        TRACK LISTING

        CD TRACKLISTING:
        DISC 1
        1. Vow
        2. Subhuman
        3. Only Happy When It Rains
        4. Queer
        5. Stupid Girl
        6. Milk
        7. #1 Crush
        8. Push It
        9. I Think I'm Paranoid
        10. Special
        11. When I Grow Up
        12. The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
        13. You Look So Fine
        14. The World Is Not Enough
        15. Androgyny
        16. Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
        17. Breaking Up The Girl
        18. Shut Your Mouth
        DISC 2
        1. Why Do You Love Me
        2. Bleed Like Me
        3. Sex Is Not The Enemy
        4. Run Baby Run
        5. Tell Me Where It Hurts
        6. Witness To Your Love*
        7. Blood For Poppies
        8. Battle In Me
        9. Automatic Systematic Habit
        10. Big Bright World
        11. Control
        12. Empty
        13. Magnetized
        14. Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
        15. No Horses
        16. The Men Who Rule The World
        17. No Gods No Masters
        *Rare Track

        VINYL TRACKLISTING:
        A1: Only Happy When It Rains
        A2: Queer
        A3: Stupid Girl
        A4: #1 Crush
        A5: Push It
        B1: I Think I’m Paranoid
        B2: Special
        B3: The World Is Not Enough
        B4: Androgyny
        B5: Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)
        B6: Why Do You Love Me
        C1: Bleed Like Me
        C2: Witness To Your Love*
        C3: Blood For Poppies
        C4: Automatic Systematic Habit
        C5: Empty
        D1: Even Though Our Love Is Doomed
        D2: No Horses
        D3: The Men Who Rule The World
        D4: No Gods No Masters
        *Rare Track

        The Burning Hell

        Garbage Island

          Whatever aspect you might like about these DIY Indie Pop Superheroes, you'll find it here, just a little bit more. Garbage Island, The Burning Hell's newest album, is a danceable romp through a fractured landscape of apocalypses near and far, celebrations of failure and escape, a dense medley of pop culture references, and plenty of birdlife. It will be released on June 24 2022 on BB*ISLAND and the band will spend much of the autumn and winter touring it through Europe, North America and Australia. Along the way, the album narrates both the need for action and the joys of refusing the hustle, imagines a futuristic nostalgia for the days of post-apocalyptic touring life, celebrates escape and solitude, and concludes with the hesitant suggestion that the end of the world can't last forever. The songs feature the omnivorous genre- bending and rapid-fire surrealist lyricism the band has been known for in the past, but while there is humour and playfulness in abundance, there are few jokes. It's either the darkest record The Burning Hell has made, the most reassuring, or the most fun. It might be all three.

          "Making a record about a future world of disintegration and renewal while the real world seemed to be collapsing around us felt right." say Mathias Kom.

          The Burning Hell is the ongoing musical project of songwriter Mathias Kom and multi- instrumentalists Ariel Sharratt and Jake Nicoll, often including additional comrades and collaborators. Their densely populated genre-shifting songs are packed with an abundance of literary, historical, cultural, and pop-cultural forebears, heroes and villains, subjects and objects, stories and hooks. They move with heavy rhyme and a light step, incorporating a frequent fixation on apocalypse and ruin into work that celebrates participation in a surprising, delightful, and even occasionally beautiful world. Which is to say they're good dance partners and they want to dance with you. The Burning Hell are DIY in the best possible sense-underlining the "Do"- affirming a commitment to the political power of sharing music. It is a profoundly optimistic gesture, by way of killer tunes, exuberant hooks, and joyful live performances.

          TRACK LISTING

          01. No Peace (4:34)
          02. Nigel The Gannet (3:41)
          03. Birdwatching (2:06)
          04. Dirty Microphones (3:54)
          05. The Last Normal Day (2:48)
          06. Empty World (2:34)
          07. Minor Characters (2:39)
          08. All I Need (4:11)
          09. Swan Boat (3:07)
          10. Bird Queen Of Garbage Island (5:04)
          11. Speechlessness (4:22)
          12. The End Of The End Of The World (4:25)

          The Garbage & The Flowers

          Cinnamon Sea

            ‘Cinnamon Sea’ is the perfect introduction to one of the most mysterious, ever-morphing underground bands from New Zealand. The Garbage and the Flowers make their long awaited return with another psychedelic masterpiece from the band that gave us 1997's cult dreampop gem 'Eyes Rind As If Beggars'. A hybrid fusion of the Velvets, Elephant 6 and any God-fearing stoned strummers you can think of, with a nod to Charlie Manson’s bedside balladry to boot.

            On their return, the band hone their songcraft with tracks like ‘Eye Know Who You Are’, a tantalising piece of Mazzy Star on steroids, a spiralling sonic rumble, that reaches a miasmic high on every hummed chorus. It opens the Pandora’s box of this release, a sleight of ear collection of five songs from this cosmology-observing Australia-based outfit. Tracks like ‘Red Star’ exist in a land where sound levels are destroyed by savage birds. ‘On The Radio’ trips into an untuned lagoon. There’s a quasi-religious zeal to proceedings, a nod to Sterling Morrison’s Velvet strum elsewhere, everything that would have been key to the Elephant 6 conglomerate not so long ago, maybe, if you can even imagine, My Bloody Valentine unplugged.

            ‘Cinnamon Sea’ was recorded in an abandoned courthouse in Freyerstown, a ghostly village in Victoria’s Goldfields in Southeast Australia, where you’re more likely to meet giant grey kangaroos bounding on its dusty main street than tottering prospectors these days. It unravels with claustrophobic glee as we traverse the structured climes of exemplary songwriting seasoned with the salt of improvisation. This from a band who previously released an album famously dubbed ‘Stoned Rehearsal’. It closes with the track ‘Jacob B’, a melancholy tale that’s a hybrid of Manson’s troubled tunes and the psychedelic folk songs of Quicksilver’s Dino Valente.

            File under: outsider music for insiders.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side A
            Eye Know Who You Are
            Cinnamon Sea
            Red Star
            Side B
            On The Radio
            Jacob B

            King Garbage

            Heavy Metal Greasy Love

              King Garbage, with their contemporary take on American Soul, return with a new album, ‘Heavy Metal Greasy Love’, released via Ipecac Recordings.

              Long-time friends and GRAMMY Award-nominated producers Zach Cooper and Vic Dimotsis have quietly impacted pop, R&B and hiphop with production credits for everyone from The Weeknd and SZA to Ellie Goulding, Gallant and Billy Porter.

              In 2021, Vic and Zach co-wrote ‘Sing’ for Jon Batiste’s ‘We Are’. It gathered eight GRAMMY Award nominations, including Album Of The Year. They also penned ‘Sweeter’ (featuring Terrace Martin) on Leon Bridges’ ‘Gold-Diggers Sound’, which notched a GRAMMY nod in the category of Best R&B Album.

              It’s a taste of retro without being a reproduction. The music is crispy, searing, spacious, sandy and welded with perfect dimes at the seams.

              Breaking from the ‘rough and ruddy’ vibe of their first record, ‘Make It Sweat’, King Garbage incorporated a rock ‘n’ roll spirit within this soul sphere. They teased the album with ‘Piper’ and ‘Peanut Butter Kisses’ before revealing the single ‘Busy On A Saturday Night’. On the track, vocals hum barely above a whisper as clean guitar wraps around horns before the high register hook takes hold. It ends on a crescendo straight out of a Sixties cop show.

              Bass-y piano revs up ‘Monster Truck’, which Zach calls “somewhere between musical theater and classic rock.”

              Meanwhile, ‘Checkmate’ moves ice cold vocals and boisterous horns across the board. Saxophone, flute, and clarinet soundtrack a ‘Fargolike tale’ on ‘Snow’, unfolding “like what a big band should play in a strip club.” In the end, ‘Heavy Metal Greasy Love’ is as smooth as King Garbage are.

              For fans of The Black Pumas, Alabama Shakes, Daptone Records.

              TRACK LISTING

              Checkmate
              Let Em Talk
              I Miss Mistakes
              Snow
              Busy On A Saturday Night
              Monster Truck
              Never Die
              Piper
              Peanut Butter Kisses

              Garbage

              Beautiful Garbage - 2021 Remastered Edition

                Beautiful Garbage is the third studio album from Garbage, initially released on October 1, 2001. Marking a departure from the sound the band had established on their first two releases, Garbage & Version 2.0, the album was written and recorded over the course of a year, when lead singer Shirley Manson chronicled their efforts weekly online, becoming one of the first high-profile musicians to keep an Internet blog. The album expanded on the band's musical variety, with stronger melodies, more direct lyrics, and sounds mixing rock with electronica, new wave, hip hop, and girl groups.

                Garbage

                Garbage - Remastered Reissue

                  I've been a big fan of Garbage since I first heard them and while Version 2.0 was definitely my jam, I absolutely loved this self-titled LP when it came out. The frantic electronic percussion and Vig's trademark sound providing a perfect counter to Manson's snarling vocals. 

                  Kicking off with 'Supervixen', it was pretty clear that we were onto something special, perfectly displaying their keen juxtaposition of electronic heft and melodic indie, switching from distorted mayhem to clean and spooky in the click of the fingers. It goes without saying that the heavy-hitters here are the always-on-radio 'Only Happy When It Rains' and almost ubiquitous 'Stupid Girl', but there are very few moments that stray from excellence, with pieces like 'Vow' and 'Fix Me Now' being generally unheralded but resolutely stunning, and showing hints of what was to come on 2.0. 

                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Barry says: Here's where it all started. 'Queer', 'Only Happens When It Rains', 'Stupid Girl' ALL sounding exactly as fresh as the first time around, this was the startling genesis of a band that never quite sounded like anyone else. A truly essential document of the late 90's grunge / indie scene.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  CD1 & 2LP Tracklist:
                  1. A1. Supervixen
                  2. A2. Queer
                  3. A3. Only Happy When It Rains
                  4. B1. As Heaven Is Wide
                  5. B2. Not My Idea
                  6. B3. A Stroke Of Luck
                  7. C1. Vow
                  8. C2. Stupid Girl
                  9. C3. Dog New Tricks
                  10. D1. My Lover's Box
                  11. D2. Fix Me Now
                  12. D3. Milk

                  CD2 Tracklist:
                  1. Subhuman
                  2. Girl Don’t Come
                  3. Sleep
                  4. Driving Lesson
                  5. Trip My Wire
                  6. #1 Crush
                  7. Butterfly Collector
                  8. Alien Sex Fiend
                  9. Kick My Ass

                  Garbage

                  Version 2.0 - Remastered Reissue

                    This was for me the pinnacle of Garbage's early days. Yeah, the self titled LP had the more rawkous, uncompromising grunge of 'Stupid Girl' and 'Only Happy When It Rains' but for me, the 1-2 punch of 'I think I'm Paranoid' and 'When I Grow Up' perfectly laid the groundwork for the euphorically tender second half of the LP.  From the glitchy gothic orchestration of 'The Trick Is To Keep Breathing' to the busy quiet-loud masterpiece that is 'Sleep Together' (*that key change*, spine tingles every time), there is no mistaking that Garbage had set the scene for the electronic indie sound of the 00's. There's something unique about Vig's production here too, lurching between chaotically busy and almost still without breaking step. 

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: It's surprising really that the band that made Version 2.0 could be the same band that made their self-titled debut, with that ostensibly being a grunge album and this veering almost full-force into electronic indie. The tracks here hold up supremely well too, with exactly the moments I remember from the first time around sounding just as good as when I heard them in the late 90's.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    CD1 & 2LP Tracklist:
                    1. A1. Temptation Waits
                    2. A2. I Think I'm Paranoid
                    3. A3. When I Grow Up
                    4. B1. Medication
                    5. B2. Special
                    6. B3. Hammering In My Head
                    7. C1. Push It
                    8. C2. The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
                    9. C3. Dumb
                    10. D1. Sleep Together
                    11. D2. Wicked Ways
                    12. D3. You Look So Fine

                    CD2 Tracklist:
                    1. Can't Seem To Make You Mine
                    2. 13x Forever
                    3. Deadwood
                    4. Get Busy With The Fizzy
                    5. Soldier Through This
                    6. Thirteen
                    7. Lick The Pavement
                    8. Medication (Acoustic)
                    9. Tornado
                    10. Afterglow

                    Garbage

                    No Gods No Masters

                      Garbage return with their seventh studio album ‘No Gods No Masters’, to be released 11th June 2021.

                      “This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins,” says Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson of the band’s ferocious new album No Gods No Masters and its twists and turns from capitalism and lust to loss and grief. “It was our way of trying to make sense of how fucking nuts the world is and the astounding chaos we find ourselves in. It’s the record we felt that we had to make at this time.”

                      Since releasing their eponymous debut album in 1995, Garbage has blazed a unique sonic trail, garnering critical acclaim and amassing a passel of hits as well as seven Grammy nominations along the way to 17 million albums sold.

                      No Gods No Masters is a big, bold and indignant record – overtly political and socially charged in a way that the band has not been before. Its songs touch on themes ranging from global unrest and encroaching climate change (“The Men Who Rule the World”) to the Black Lives Matter movement (“Waiting For God”), to the Me Too movement, sexism and misogyny.


                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: I've heard a few Garbage albums since 1998's 'Version 2.0', but none of them have really captured groove and intensity of that career-defining moment, until now. 'No Gods No Masters' sees Manson and co reinvigorate that quintessential late-90's sound into an entirely adjacent but wonderfully renewed take. With the electronic intensity of the early LP's punctuated by wonderful moments of pop levity, it's a superb listen all round.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Vinyl:
                      SIDE A
                      1. The Men Who Rule The World
                      2. The Creeps
                      3. Uncomfortably Me
                      4. Wolves
                      5. Anonymous XXX
                      6. Waiting For God

                      SIDE B
                      1. Godhead
                      2. A Woman Destroyed
                      3. Flipping The Bird
                      4. No Gods No Masters
                      5. This City Will Kill You

                      Deluxe CD:
                      CD 1
                      1. The Men Who Rule The World
                      2. The Creeps
                      3. Uncomfortably Me
                      4. Wolves
                      5. Anonymous XXX
                      6. Waiting For God
                      7. Godhead
                      8. A Woman Destroyed
                      9. Flipping The Bird
                      10. No Gods No Masters
                      11. This City Will Kill You

                      CD 2
                      1. No Horses
                      2. Starman
                      3. Girls Talk Featuring Brody Dalle
                      4. Because The Night Featuring Screaming Females
                      5. On Fire
                      6. The Chemicals Featuring Brian Aubert
                      7. Destroying Angels Featuring John Doe & Exene Cervenka
                      8. Time Will Destroy Everything

                      John Dwyer, Ted Byrnesm Greg Coatesm Tom Dolas, Brad Caulkins

                      Endless Garbage

                        “Walk the dog. Exercise. Make art.’The mind is happy when the body is.’ Things I can potentially fill my days with if I am stuck at home for months on end…Then, one day, I hear a frenetic, free drummer playing in his garage a few blocks from me. And I think ‘interesting’. I stand outside his garage staring at the wall, like a fool, for a minute, then decide to leave a note on the car parked there. This is how I ended up meeting and working with Ted Byrnes. He wasn’t creeped out, and he ended up sending me a pile of truly spontaneous drums recordings from the carport to work with. I decided to have every musician come in one at at time and just take a wild pass at their track over the drums. None of these people had ever met or played together. I was the connecting thread. I scratched the surface initially with electric bass, saxophone, guitars, cuica, synthesizers, flute and effects, but soon realized I would need heavy hitters to make this place habitable. “Greg Coates, upright bass expressionist extraordinaire, hacked through the dense weeds, vines and frayed cabling. He lays the map out and makes breathing room. Space to swing a cat. Tom Dolas (keys), my often foil, came in and began tip-toeing through the rubble and refuse. Dotting the layout with flecks of light, flights of fancy and potential tangential trajectories. Then the finisher, Brad Caulkins on horns. As always, Brad came in like grace itself, scanned the floor for food, and huffed and puffed and blew the house down. He takes a bruiser situation and lends it some warmth and hospitality, old school. “After I spent a bit of time mixing and editing this down to a palatable offering I couldn’t help but think about human consumption. ...Endless Garbage seemed a fitting title. A cacophonous and glorious sketch of ourselves. For fans of Albert Ayler, ECM records, Gong, improvisation, sustainability and consumption” - John Dwyer.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Vertical Infinity
                        2. No Flutter
                        3. Goose
                        4. Four
                        5. Lucky You
                        6. Pro-Death
                        7. A Grotesque Display
                        8. No Goodbyes

                        Since the late '80s, Mudhoney – the Seattle-based foursome whose muck-crusted version of rock, shot through with caustic wit and battened down by a ferocious low end – has been a high-pH tonic against the ludicrous and the insipid. Thirty years later, the world is experiencing a particularly high-water moment for both those ideals. But just in time, vocalist Mark Arm, guitarist Steve Turner, bassist Guy Maddison, and drummer Dan Peters are back with Digital Garbage, a barbed-wire-trimmed collection of sonic brickbats. Arm's raw yawp and his bandmates' long-honed chemistry make Digital Garbage an ideal release valve for the 2018 pressure cooker. "My sense of humor is dark, and these are dark times," says Arm. "I suppose it’s only getting darker."
                        Digital Garbage opens with the swaggering "Nerve Attack," which can be heard as a nod both to modern-life anxiety and the ever-increasing threat of warfare. The album's title comes from the outro of "Kill Yourself Live," which segues from a revved-up Arm organ solo into a bleak look at the way notoriety goes viral. Arm says: "people really seem to find validation in the likes—and then there's Facebook Live, where people have streamed torture and murder, or, in the case of Philando Castile, getting murdered by a cop. In the course of writing that song, I thought about how, once you put something out there online, you can’t wipe it away. It’s always going to be there—even if no one digs it up, it’s still out there floating somewhere.“ Appropriately enough, bits of recent news events float through the record: “Please Mr. Gunman," on which Arm bellows "We'd rather die in church!" over his bandmates' careening charge, was inspired by a TV-news bubblehead's response to a 2017 church shooting, while the ominous refrain that opens the submerged-blues of "Next Mass Extinction" calls back to last summer's clashes in Charlottesville. Mudhoney's core sound—steadily pounding drums, swamp-thing bass, squalling guitar wobble, Arm's hazardous-chemical voice—remains on Digital Garbage, which the band recorded with longtime collaborator (and Digital Garbage pianist) Johnny Sangster at the Seattle studio Litho. The anti-religiosity shimmy "21st Century Pharisees" builds its case with Maddison's woozy synths, which Arm says “add a really nice touch to the proceedings.” Digital Garbage closes with "Oh Yeah," a brief celebration of skateboarding, surfing, biking, and the joy provided by these escape valves. "I would’ve really just loved to write songs about just hanging out on the beach, and going on a nice vacation," says Arm. "But, you know, that probably doesn’t make for great rock.“ Mudhoney, however, know what does make great rock—and the riffs and fury of Digital Garbage will stand the test of time, even if the particulars fade away. "I've tried to keep things somewhat universal, so that this album doesn’t just seem like of this time—hopefully some of this stuff will go away," Arm laughs. "You don’t want to say in the future, 'Hey, those lyrics are still relevant. Great!'”


                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Barry says: Mudhoney, one of the pivotal grunge forces of the late 90's return with their most propulsive outing yet. Tackling heavy political issues and societal ills with their unmistakable thrashing drive and distinctly melodic swagger. It's a punky blast rarely seen nowadays and perfectly brings the loose grungy sound into the modern day. Awesome.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Nerve Attack
                        Paranoid Core
                        Please Mr. Gunman
                        Kill Yourself Live
                        Night And Fog
                        21st Century Pharisees
                        Hey Neanderfuck
                        Prosperity Gospel
                        Messiah's Lament
                        Next Mass Extinction
                        Oh Yeah

                        Eric Copeland

                        Alien In A Garbage Dump

                        Eric Copeland is a founding member of New York's Black Dice. "Alien In A Garbage Dump" represents almost two years of basement jamming and collecting. At the same time he was immersed in two Black Dice albums. Consequently, there are obvious parallels in the results; an uncompromised sonic landscape. But alone, Copeland has found places one can only find alone: small inner dialogues and isolated mind caves where the idea may only last a moment, but he captures and tweaks it into a fragment of many memories. "Alien" proves to be a strangely curated time capsule of OUR time right NOW; music where birds beat-box with car-stereo subwoofers and the neighbours' espanol sings on top the Sabbath siren. With all this going on, Copeland sometimes disappears into the anonymity, playing a 'behind-the-scenes' role, pushing cords and pulling buttons, laughing because the batteries are dying. The result is a collection of songs at once uniquely urban but still strangely universal in language. Fifteen years strong in the game and somehow it's easier to see where his music is going as opposed to where it's been. The first seven songs of this release appeared as a vinyl EP by the same name put out by Paw Tracks last year. The last six songs appear as a vinyl EP named "Al Anon" put out by Catsup Plate.


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