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Get ready to unleash your inner seventies funk and soul enthusiast with the reissued edition of Miami's self-titled album! This record, which sadly became their last before disbanding in the early 1980s following the collapse of T.K. Records, for which they were the in-house band, will take you on a captivating musical journey.

The energy radiating from this album is almost palpable, filling the air with an electrifying atmosphere. From start to finish, Miami's self-titled album bursts with infectious energy that will transport you back to the soulful sounds of the era. As the needle hits the vinyl, you'll be captivated by the undeniable groove and irresistible beats. It's a sonic experience that will make you want to move your feet and let loose to the soulful rhythms. This reissued masterpiece brings new life to a record that has long deserved celebration and recognition.

So, let's give Miami's self-titled album the overdue acclaim it deserves. Dust off this musical gem, crank up the volume, and let the funky and soulful melodies guide you on a nostalgic journey. Get ready to groove like never before and experience the magic of Miami's unforgettable sound in this special reissue. 

TRACK LISTING

Side A
A1 You've Come A Long Way Baby
A2 Freak Around
A3 Strange
A4 I've Been Lovin' You Too Long
Side B
B1 Eye For An Eye
B2 Broken Down Man
B3 Let Me See Some Knees Pleeze

Khruangbin & Toro Y Moi

Live At The Fillmore Miami

    It's only fitting that Khruangbin’s first-ever official live releases would be double albums paired with their tourmates: artists whose music they love and admire, friends who’ve become family along the way. Khruangbin’s ‘Live At’ series of live LPs traces just one small slice of the band’s flight plan through the years: it’s a taste of some of their most beloved cities, stages and nights. Each release comes with a limited-edition unique album cover exclusive for the recording’s home turf, just a little something extra for the fans that bring a little something extra. Most of all, Khruangbin’s ‘Live at’ series ignites both sides of the band’s magic: the warm, prismatic feeling of their albums and the bewitching energy of their performances.

    ‘Live at The Fillmore Miami’ features performances by Toro Y Moi and Khruangbin.

    Various Artists

    Soul Jazz Records Presents 'Miami Sound: Rare Funk & Soul From Florida 1967-1974' - 20th Anniversary Edition

      New 20th anniversary edition of Soul Jazz Records’ long out-of-print ‘Miami Sound: Rare Funk & Soul from Miami, Florida, 1967-74’. The album has been unavailable for more than 15 years and is newly remastered.

      Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Miami Sound’ features rare and classic funk and deep soul from Miami, Florida between 1967 and 1974. The album brings together million-selling artists such as Gwen McCrae, George McCrae and Timmy Thomas alongside artists little known outside of the sunshine state such as James Knight and The Butlers, Frank Williams And The Rocketeers and All The People.

      Miami funk, soul and disco was dominated by TK Records, founded by Henry Stone in the early 1970s. Through myriad associated record labels such as Alston, Blue Candle, Dash, Glades, Cat and more, TK Records made international artists out of Gwen McRae and her brother George McRae, Betty Wright and KC and The Sunshine Band, all in the mid-1970s crossover period between soul and disco.

      The music on this compilation shows the roots of this Miami sound. All the artists and musicians on this album worked together throughout the heyday of TK Records, when it produced hit after hit on an almost daily basis. The house band (the equivalent to Motown’s Funk Brothers) included songwriters such as Clarence Reid (AKA Blowfly, the adult comedian), Casey Finch (KC from KC and The Sunshine Band) along with musicians Little Beaver, Frank Williams and Robert Moore. As well as being the in-house band, most of these artists also ran successful solo careers, making Miami one of the most musically creative hot spots in the USA.

      The artists on this compilation include Helene Smith, Miami’s first lady of Soul, Frank Williams and The Rocketeers (featuring a very young Little Beaver on vocals), George McRae’s rare groove classic ‘I Get Lifted’ (written by Casey Finch), Timmy Thomas’ truly experimental track ‘Funky Me’, Gwen McRae’s classic ‘90% Of Me Is You’, as well as a host of practically unknown Miami artists who never managed to make it outside the city borders.

      TRACK LISTING

      All The People - Cramp Your Style
      Helene Smith - You Got To Be A Man
      George McCrae - I Get Lifted
      James Knight And The Butlers - Funky Cat
      Gwen McCrae - 90% Of Me Is You
      Little Beaver - Funkadelic Sound
      James Knight And The Butlers - Save Me
      Joey Gilmore - Do It To Me One More Time
      Helene Smith - A Woman Will Do Wrong
      James Knight And The Butlers - Fantasy World
      Timmy Thomas - Funky Me
      The New Clarence Reid - Cadillac Annie
      Frank Williams And The Rocketeers - The Spanish Flyer
      Della Humphrey - Don’t Make The Good Girls Go Bad
      Frank Williams And The Rocketeers - You Got To Be A Man
      Joey Gilmore - Somebody Done Took My Baby And Gone
      Little Beaver - I Love The Way You Love

      Air Miami

      Me. Me. Me. - 2023 Reissue

        Double LP reissue of Air Miami’s lost-classic 1995 album, ‘Me. Me. Me.’ Remastered from original 2” tapes and now including 3 extra tracks. This one time pressing comes on coloured vinyl and in a gatefold sleeve.

        Made up of UNREST’s Mark Robinson and Bridget Cross, Air Miami formed shortly after the D.C. indie rock mainstay’s demise in 1995, and together with drummer Gabriel Stout and producer Guy Fixsen (The Breeders, My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab), they travelled to their namesake land of Miami to record the entirety of Me. Me. Me. over the month of May at the famed Criteria Studios; a place where James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC and countless more have recorded classic works. The album was then mixed at a studio in London where labelmates Lush were recording their 1996 LP Lovelife at the same time.

        Nearly thirty years on, this deluxe reissue sees the 1995 album expanded to include all sixteen tracks from the album sessions, three of which are new to the tracklist: ‘Warm Miami May’ (not on original LP), ‘Pucker’ (previously unreleased), and the full version of ‘See-Through Plastic’ (edited version only previously seen on the EP). The record also features singles ‘I Hate Milk’ and ‘Seabird,’ a track that found new life recently when covered by current 4AD artist Maria Somerville, her first release for the label and part of the label’s 40th anniversary compilation Bills & Aches & Blues.


        TRACK LISTING

        1. I Hate Milk
        2. World Cup Fever
        3. Seabird
        4. Warm Miami May (not On Original LP)
        5. Special Angel
        6. Afternoon Train
        7. Dolphin Expressway
        8. Sweet As A Candy Bar
        9. Pucker (previously Unreleased)
        10. You Sweet Little Heartbreaker
        11. Neely
        12. Bubble Shield
        13. See-Through Plastic (full Version)
        14. The Event Horizon
        15. Definitely Beachy
        16. Reprise

        The Gun Club

        Miami - Special Edition

          This Special Edition not only features a remastered version of the original classic album, but also includes a 2nd disc featuring the Miami demos.

          This classic 1982 album has been digitally re-mastered and comes in beautiful gatefold packaging with extensive liner notes and archival photos and other collectable images.

          The Gun Club recorded a few albums after Miami, but this one with the original band is the one that is considered their masterpiece!

          TRACK LISTING

          Album Tracklisting
          LP 1:

          Carry Home
          Like Calling Up Thunder
          Brother And Sister
          Run Through the Jungle
          Devil In The Woods
          Texas Serenade
          Watermelon Man
          Bad Indian
          John Hardy
          Fire Of Love
          Sleeping In Blood City
          Mother Of Earth

          LP 2:
          Carry Home (Demo)
          Like Calling Up Thunder (Demo)
          Brother And Sister (Demo)
          Run Through The Jungle (Demo)
          Devil In The Woods (Demo)
          Texas Serenade (Demo)
          Watermelon Man (Demo)
          Bad Indian (Demo)
          John Hardy (Demo)
          Fire Of Love (Demo)
          Sleeping In Blood City (Demo)
          Mother Of Earth (Demo)

          CD Tracklisting
          CD 1:

          Carry Home / Like Calling Up Thunder
          Brother And Sister
          Run Through the Jungle
          Devil In The Woods
          Texas Serenade
          Watermelon Man
          Bad Indian
          John Hardy
          Fire Of Love
          Sleeping In Blood City
          Mother Of Earth

          CD2:
          Carry Home (Demo)
          Like Calling Up Thunder (Demo)
          Brother And Sister (Demo)
          Run Through The Jungle (Demo)
          Devil In The Woods (Demo)
          Texas Serenade (Demo)
          Watermelon Man (Demo)
          Bad Indian (Demo)
          John Hardy (Demo)
          Fire Of Love (Demo)
          Sleeping In Blood City (Demo)
          Mother Of Earth (Demo)
          Walkin’ With The Beast (Demo
          Prune Dicks From Mars (Demo)
          Vampires (Demo) / Journey To Zatar (Demo)
          Blue Hair (Demo)
          Pig Boys (Demo)

          Alex Cameron

          Miami Memory

            Alex Cameron’s newest and most musically expansive LP, the glistening Miami Memory, takes a surprising turn. Cameron’s flair for narrative and character are still on full display; yet Miami Memory’s most frequent narrator is, for the first time, Cameron himself—singing with stunning candor of his three-year relationship with his girlfriend.

            “When you listen to these songs, and you’re waiting for the twist, or the joke, or any kind of discomfort, I can assure you none of those things were there when I wrote them,” says Cameron. “These are true stories, of actual events. Specific but never esoteric. And graphic but never offensive. Miami Memory is the story of a couple balancing sex with contemporary family values...It’s my gift to my girlfriend, a symbol to hoist on the totem of love.”

            Though remnants of his synth-driven earlier work sneak in to unsettle the tone, the bulk of Miami Memory, produced by Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty) and recorded and mixed by Marta Salogni (Björk, Kelela), revels in the emotional overdrive of classic dad rock, its warm, anthemic songs driven by bass, guitar, sax, and layers of Vegas wedding chapel-ish organ.

            Cameron’s dad rock funhouse of an album ultimately twists and subverts the genre: it recalls classics the white male ego has historically visited for its regular adrenaline injection, and morphs them into a singular “stepdad” rock that largely turns its lens away from the dads, celebrating the demise of old norms of gender and power. In his depiction of his relationship, Cameron reveals a striking honesty about love and sex in a time where a palpable fleetingness hangs over everything from relationships to human life on this planet—but also where constricting mores have deteriorated enough to let “family life,” in all its morphing forms, exist outside of social obligation. With arresting straightforwardness, Cameron now sings as himself, paying tribute

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: Huge stadium-rock choruses and growling synths provide a glitzy and sturdy backdrop for Cameron's soaring vocals and robust 80's-tinged pomp. Huge, overblown, and great fun all round.

            TRACK LISTING

            SIDE A:
            1. Stepdad
            2. Miami Memory
            3. Far From Born Again
            4. Gaslight
            5. Bad For The Boy

            SIDE B:
            6. End Is Nigh
            7. PC With Me
            8. Divorce
            9. Other Ladies
            10. Too Far

            Icy Demons

            Miami Ice

              "Miami Ice" is the upbeat and wide-ranging third full-length album from Chicago/Philadelphia ensemble Icy Demons. As on previous releases, the band's altered pop music draws on a wide range of musical vocabulary—sometimes within a single song. Though recorded throughout a very busy year, the album has a very natural feel and excited energy, like the warming of the senses in spring after a long winter. Icy Demons co-founders Chris Powell (a.k.a. Pow Pow) and Griffin Rodriguez (a.k.a. Blue Hawaii) use an odd assortment of vintage keyboards and ethnic percussion, and evoke a past that actually might prove to be the future. Their live shows are energetic and fast-paced, with the multi-instrumentalist members dancing around the stage playing interlocking rhythms. Rodriguez sings of dreams and endurance, alien paranoia and fun food, time travel and the western frontier.


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