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Omens

    Across their career Lamb Of God grew from basement shows and grimy DIY venues to headline arenas. The New Wave of American Heavy Metal architects earned a reverence akin to musical forefathers (and road companions) Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth. "For millions of headbangers, Lamb Of God are simply the most important contemporary metal band in the world," Guitar World observed. Timeless songs like "Laid to Rest," "Redneck," "Walk with Me in Hell," and "Now You've Got Something to Die For" became anthems in the heavy metal songbook, with gargantuan vocals born from both righteous anger and devotion, and unrivaled riffs for the ages.

    Now, the Grammy-nominated goliath follows 2020's self-titled slab with a vicious new testament. Riding high on an insatiable drive, a focused collective camaraderie, and a creative renaissance saluted by the likes of Rolling Stone and NME, Lamb Of God returned to longtime producer Josh Wilbur (Megadeth, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold) and carved the gloriously unhinged Omens into sonic stone.

    Even as D. Randall Blythe (vocals), Mark Morton (lead guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Art Cruz (drums) enjoy one another's company and chemistry like never before, Omens is possibly the angriest Lamb Of God album yet. Densely muscular, soaked in unnerving spite, with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, Omens is a furious entry in the catalog.

    Most of the album was recorded live in the studio, including Blythe's vibrantly unhinged vocal attack. Morton and Adler's riffs threaten, challenge, and devastate. Cruz and Campbell's unstoppable rhythms lurch and beckon. Having shined on 2020’s Lamb Of God, Cruz injects even more nuance and personality into his playing across Omens’ songs.

    It's a potent, palpable energy Lamb Of God first tapped when they shoved heavy metal into the new millennium with New American Gospel (2000). As the Palaces Burn (2003) joined Rolling Stone's Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first Lamb Of Gold album certified gold by the RIAA, a feat once all but impossible for a contemporary extreme metal band.

    Sacrament (2006), Revolver's Album of the Year, went gold as well. The raw and organic malice of Wrath (2009) began the band's enduring relationship with Wilbur. Both the diverse Resolution (2012) and the explosive VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200.

    The 2020 self-titled set, their first new material in five years, added instant classics "Memento Mori" and "Resurrection Man" to the repertoire, alongside eight more monster tracks. Revolver, Metal Hammer, Loudwire, and Consequence included Lamb Of God on their year-end Best Albums lists. The momentum continues with Omens, arguably the band's most aggressive and ambitious yet.

    The hardcore fire at the heart of Lamb Of God still burns as hot as the 12-foot flames blazing the stages on their co-headlining trek with Megadeth, appropriately called "The Metal Tour of the Year." Even as the state of the world descends, the state of the union for Lamb Of God remains strong.



    Unsane

    Improvised Munitions & Demo

      "Improvised Munitions" is the unreleased first Unsane album originally slated to be released in 1989 by Circuit Records. Following the band's approval of the test pressings, Circuit folded. A huge letdown at the time, Unsane managed to use a couple of tracks for singles and re-recorded some of the tracks to put on the first full length for Matador. Years went by when a rumour that someone actually had a copy of the test pressing. Unsane were able to copy and remaster it. 11 tracks featuring the 7 songs from original concept of "Improvised Munitions" and 4 songs from a cassette demo.

      TRACK LISTING

      Cracked Up
      Cut
      Bath
      Slag
      Jungle Music (im)
      Concrete Bed (im)
      My Right (im)
      Bring It ('88 Demo)
      What Is This? ('88 Demo)
      Wastd Time ('88 Demo)
      Trial ('88 Demo)

      "The Secret of Letting Go" is Lamb's 7th studio album, written and recorded in the space of a year between their home-studio in England’s South Downs and in India and Ibiza. Continuing to push the sonic envelope, title track, "The Secret of Letting Go" was written in the moment the band decided they were splitting up and holds the corner for their endless experimentalism.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Phosphorous
      2. Moonshine
      3. Armageddon Waits
      4. Bulletproof
      5. The Secret Of Letting Go
      6. Imperial Measures
      7. The Other Shore
      8. Deep Delirium
      9. Illumina
      10. The Silence In Between
      11. One Hand Clapping

      Lala Lala

      The Lamb

        “The Lamb was written during a time of intense paranoia after a home invasion, deaths of loved ones and general violence around me and my friends,” says Lillie West, the Chicago-based songwriter behind Lala Lala. “I began to frequently and vividly imagine the end of the world, eventually becoming too frightened to leave my house. This led me to spend a lot of time examining my relationships and the choices I’d made, often wondering if they were correct and/or kind.”

        West initially started Lala Lala as a way to communicate things that she felt she could never say out loud. But on The Lamb, her sophomore LP and debut for Hardly Art, she has found strength in vulnerability. Through bracing hooks and sharp lyrics, the 24-year-old songwriter and guitarist illustrates a nuanced look on her own adulthood -- her fraught insecurity, struggles with addiction, and the loss of several people close to her.

        Across the album’s 12 tracks, West carefully examines the skeletons in her closet for the first time, hoping to capture honest snapshots of her past selves. Many of the songs show West asking herself agonizing questions about her life with a clever and hopeful curiosity. On the album’s first single and opening track, “Destroyer,” she reflects on feeling self-destructive and the delayed realization something in the past has irrevocably hurt you. In “Water Over Sex,” West laments her old precarious lifestyle, while trying to readjust to her newfound sobriety, and ”Copycat” confronts her feelings of alienation and boredom. “Some of this album is about being frustrated that everything is always repeating itself and being bored with your own feelings,”she explains. “‘Copycat’ in particular is about how everyone talks exactly the same on the Internet and how it sometimes feels futile to try and be yourself.”

        TRACK LISTING

        01. Destroyer
        02. Spy
        03. Water Over Sex
        04. I Get Cut
        05. Dove
        06. Dropout
        07. The Flu
        08. Copycat
        09. Scary Movie
        10. Moth
        11. When You Die
        12. See You At Home

        With Wolves The Lamb Will Lie is M G Boulter’s second full-length solo release, following 2013’s The Water & the Wave. Relocating this time from the shores of the Thames Delta in Essex to the peak district of Sheffield, Boulter has worked closely with award-winning producer Andy Bell (Bellowhead, Seasick Steve and Teenage Fanclub) to produce an album of lyrical depth and quiet brilliance. As with former projects, Boulter has surrounded himself with an array of musicians from different genres to help forge his vision; here one finds Ben Nicholls (The Full English, Seth Lakeman), Toby Kearney (These New Puritans), Sheffield songwriter Neil McSweeney and folk artist Lucy Farrell, among others. With Wolves The Lamb Will Lie reaffirms M G Boulter’s ability to conjure up compelling stories and mesmeric musical arrangements.

        M G Boulter is the principle songwriter and lead singer of Southend-based roots-rock band The Lucky Strikes and is a much sought after session musician who has toured with The Duke and the King, Simone Felice and Blue Rose Code, as well as recording with Dirk Powell, Rosalie Deighton and Vera Van Heeringan among many others. He has most recently been touring as a member of BBC Folk Award winner Emily Portman’s band.

        TRACK LISTING

        01. Sean Or Patrick
        02. In Sight Of The Cellar
        03. His Name Is Jean
        04. Carmel Oakes
        05. Lalita
        06. The Last Song
        07. Defeatist Hymn
        09. Brother Uncles
        10. Starlings
        11. Love Trees
        12. Let Light In

        Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force

        Lamb Ji

        This latest release from German legend Mark Ernestus sees the Basic Channel man head deeper into the mother continent, further embracing Mblalax derived, spiritual rhythms and immersive dubspace. Hypnotic and otherworldly "Lamb Ji" puts you under its spell from the off, filling a carnernous soundscape with echoed vocals and occasional guitar while the Nder, Saba and Tama tesselate into an irresistible polyrhythm. Imbued with the typically exquisitive Ernestus sound design, "Lamb Ji" totally overwhelms your senses and transports you directly to the spirit realm. In case there was any doubt that the power lies in the ancient hide of those drums, Mark flips the riddim into dub mode on the B-side, rounding off another essential release.

        TRACK LISTING

        A. Lamb Ji (feat. Mbene Diatta Seck)
        B. Lamb Rhythm

        Lady Lamb

        After

          To many, Lady Lamb is an enigma. Her songs are at once intimate and unbridled, both deeply personal and existentially contemplative. Aly Spaltro is a fearless performer who can command a pitch black stage with nothing more than her voice. Yet, when the band bursts in and the lights come up, what began as a demonstration of restraint shifts seamlessly into an emphatic snarl.

          On her newest work, After, Spaltro explores dualities further - giving equal attention to both the internal and external, the before and after. Her most palpable fears and memories are on display here, with a familiar vulnerability even more direct than her last effort. After boasts driving rhythms, bold melodies, candid lyricism, and a growling sonic stamp that is all her own.Spaltro’s formative years were full of change – moving houses, cities, and countries every three years until she landed in her family's home state of Maine. It was here that Spaltro found her voice among thousands of films at Bart & Greg’s DVD Explosion, an independent rental store in the small coastal town of Brunswick. During the day Spaltro would rent movies to the locals. At night she would lock up, pull out her 8-track recorder, and create songs completely uninhibited by musical conventions, learning to play and sing as she hit record. These creations brought forth nearly one hundred recordings, twelve of which were carefully curated and fully realized on her 2013 full-length studio debut Ripely Pine (released on Ba Da Bing! Records).

          Ripely Pine garnered praise for its lyrical intricacies, emotive vocals, and often unpredictable musicality, introducing Spaltro as a formidable new artist. In between tours, Spaltro returned home, focusing with laser-like intent on writing, arranging, and demoing the songs on After. These new works - which found Spaltro co-producing with her Ripely Pine partner Nadim Issa at his Brooklyn studio, Let 'Em In - are sonically vibrant, with an assertive use of grit and brightness. Thematically, they provide direct insight into Spaltro’s rumination on mortality, family, friendships, and leaving home. There are many songs on After that explore themes of a much larger scale. In 'Heretic' Spaltro sings of a childhood UFO sighting in Arizona. In 'Batter' she dies in a plane crash, while in 'Spat Out Spit' she questions whether she was even born at all. Alternatively, in 'Billions of Eyes' Spaltro can "only see into her suitcase," her mind simultaneously present and wandering as she "gnaws [her] way back home." The tender and sparse 'Ten' delves into her mother’s childhood diary, giving the listener a clear view throughout into some of Spaltro's warmest memories of her loved ones. Ripely Pine was marked by an undeniable passion and confidence, but where it sometimes lacked in personal narrative and directness is where After shines. The last line on After encompasses the self-assurance of the work as a whole, stating "I know where I come from." This theme is a constant throughout After, as Spaltro seeks to allow the listener to move in closer than ever before, to reflect on the past with grace, and envision the future with fervor. Spaltro invites us to contemplate the dualities that make us human, encouraging the celebration of both fear and love: internally and externally, before and after.

          Piccadilly Records

          Ben Lamb Designed Greetings Card

            These rather lovely greetings cards feature Ben Lamb's amazing illustration of our shop front.

            They're printed on recycled paper and blank inside, so you can add whatever message you like.






            Lamb

            Between Darkness And Wonder

              While many of their contemporaries have suffered from 'difficult fourth album' syndrome (or havn't even got that far!), Lamb are back with what are their finest set of tracks to date! The songs and Louise Rhodes vocals are allowed to shine through the dense, multi-layered pastoral-electro-acoustic sounds creating a richly textured set of tracks.

              Lamb

              What Sound

                They've enrolled the help of some famous friends for this latest entry into the leftfield / downbeat / future funk / electronics selection of modern music. Arto Lindsay, Michael Franti, Scratch Perverts etc. Splendid.


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