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Rock for Light is the second full-length album by Bad Brains, released in 1983. It was produced by Ric Ocasek of The Cars. We're proud to present the original mix of the album, for the first time in decades, as the band originally intended. Most fans will be more familiar with the 1991 reissue, which was remixed by Ocasek. That version used an altered track order, significantly different mixes and a speed increase of the master which results in a raising of the pitch by one-half step.This reissue marks the fourth release in the remaster campaign, re-launching the Bad Brains Records label imprint. In coordination with the band, Org Music has overseen the restoration and remastering of the iconic Bad Brains' recordings. The audio was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.
Bad Brains - Rock For Light [Yellow Cassette]
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"To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant... yet bristling with that rusty, caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation." - Will Hodgkinson, MOJO. Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965. Released in tandem with the late artist's 80th birthday celebrations, the album offers an extraordinary, unvarnished, and plainly poignant insight into one of America's true poet-songwriters. Capturing Reed in his formative years, this previously unreleased collection of songs-penned by a young Lou Reed, recorded to tape with the help of future bandmate John Cale, and mailed to himself as a "poor man's copyright"-remained sealed in it's original envelope and unopened for nearly 50 years. It's contents embody some of the most vital, groundbreaking contributions to American popular music committed to tape in the 20th century. Through examination of these songs rooted firmly in the folk tradition, we see clearly Lou's lasting influence on the development of modern American music - from punk to art-rock and everything in between. A true time capsule, these recordings not only memorialize the nascent sparks of what would become the seeds of the incredibly influential Velvet Underground; they also cement Reed as a true observer with an innate talent for synthesizing and distilling the world around him into pure sonic poetry.
Lou Reed - Words & Music, May 1965
$17.21
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One of the most important works of electronic music and modern classical, Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells," is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year and is honored here on this new studio recording! Performed by the highly venerated Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with the London Contemporary Voices Choir, conducted by award-winning composer Simon Dobson with special guest MC actor Brian Blessed (Flash Gordon/Blackadder)! Also includes additional selections from Oldfield's ouvre that have never before been performed by a full orchestra! "It's amazing to think that it's been 50 years since I started writing Tubular Bells, and I am touched that my music has reached so many people all over the world during that time." - Mike Oldfield Will be performed live at select venues in the UK this fall with more dates to be announced next year!
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Brian Blessed - Tubular Bells 50th Anniversary Celebration [2 Cassette]
$19.89
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Nothing More

Spirits [Cassette]

Cassette: $18.98 Buy

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Three-time Grammy nominees and San Antonio, Texas-born quartet, NOTHING MORE return with their highly awaited 7th album SPIRITS, scheduled for release on October 14. The album features 13 songs with the band's most focused, adventurous, and intense music, uniting introspective philosophical lyrics with unapologetically massive anthems, including their in-your-face rock track "TURN IT UP LIKE," their most recent Top 20 Billboard Active Rock radio single "TIRED OF WINNING" which is currently inside the Top 10. Since their emergence in 2003, Nothing More has earned rock radio chart history with #1 singles with both "This is the Time (Ballast)" and "Go To War" and already has seven Active Rock Radio Top-10 singles in their repertoire. "Spirits" further proves their expertise in the rock genre and beyond. It documents the tumultuous time the world experienced over the past two years capturing the desperation and isolation of lockdown, the spiral of substance abuse, the pain of broken relationships and survival in self-reliance while summarizing the overall story and mission of NOTHING MORE: Reflect, Provoke, Inspire.
Nothing More - Spirits [Cassette]
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Nowadays, voice memos, videos, and pictures chronicle our lives in real-time. We trace where we've been and reveal where we're going. However, Suki Waterhouse catalogs the most intimate, formative, and significant moments of her life through songs. You might recognize her name or her work as singer, songwriter, actress but you'll really get to know the multi-faceted artist through her music. Memories of unrequited love, fits of longing, instances of anxiety, and unfiltered snapshots interlock like puzzle pieces into a mosaic of well-worn country, '90s-style alternative, and unassuming pop. She writes the kind of tunes meant to be grafted onto dusty old vinyl from your favorite vintage record store, yet perfect for a sun-soaked festival stage. Her first album for Sub Pop, I Can't Let Go, is a testament to her powers as a singer and songwriter. In Suki's words: "The album is called I Can't Let Go because for years it felt like I was wearing heavy moments on my sleeve and it just didn't make sense to do so anymore. There's so much that I've never spoken about. Writing music has always been where it felt safe to do so. Every song for the record was a necessity. In many ways, I've been observing my life as an outsider, even when I've been on the inside. It's like I was a visitor watching things happen." Growing up in London, Suki gravitated towards music's magnetic pull. She listened to the likes of Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple, and Oasis held a special place in her heart. She initially teased out this facet of her creativity with a series of singles, generating nearly 20 million total streams independently. Nylon hailed her debut track, "Brutally," as "what a Lana Del Rey deep cut mixed with Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides, Now' would sound like." In addition to raves from Garage, Vice and Lemonade Magazine, DUJOR put it best: "Suki Waterhouse's music has swagger." Suki is constantly consuming artists of all stripes, and, in the lead-up to making I Can't Let Go, she was particularly drawn to the work of Sharon Van Etten, Valerie June, Garbage, Frazey Ford, Lou Doillon, and Lucinda Williams. After falling in love with Hiss Golden Messenger's Terms of Surrender, she reached out to it's producer Brad Cook (Bon Iver, War On Drugs, Snail Mail, Waxahatchee) to help define the sound of I Can't Let Go. On I Can't Let Go, Suki not only catalogs her life up to this point, but she also fulfills a lifelong ambition. "When I've been stuck or feel out of touch with a sense of inner meaning and outer purpose, I've found both through searching my memories and finding those events buried in the shadowy areas of the psyche where they were ignored," she says. "So many times of change in my life have required return visits-especially at the transitions through to the next stages. The album is an exploration of those moments when there is nothing left to lose. What is left and can't be thrown away is the self."
Waterhouse, Suki - I Can't Let Go
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We went in search of ourselves as the band that we have somehow always been. Just for the fun of it we jammed and learned some old songs. Before long we started the mysterious process of building new songs. A beautiful bit of chemistry meddling that had befriended us hundreds of times along the way. Once we found that slip stream of sound and vision, we just kept mining. With time turned into an elastic waist band of oversized underwear, we had no reason to stop writing and rocking. It felt like a dream. When all was said and done, our moody love for each other and the magic of music had gifted us with more songs than we knew what to do with. Well we figured it out. 2 double albums released back to back. The second of which is easily as meaningful as the first or should that be reversed. 'Return of the Dream Canteen' is everything we are and ever dreamed of being. It's packed.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Return of the Dream Canteen [Cassette]
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Deluxe cassette reissue of the legendary debut EP + bonus tracks from SoCal pop punk rabble rousers, The Vandals! Features The Vandals signature brand of light-hearted, often laugh-out-loud funny lyrics matched with no nonsense punk rock thrashing! Highlighted by "Urban Struggle," which received considerable airplay on KROQ, and the hilarious Pirates Of The Carribean acid trip "Pirate's Life!"
The Vandals - Peace Thru Vandalism
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CASSETTE. Original soundtrack to the 2022 motion picture featuring cameos from Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, Five Finger Death Punch's Ivan Moody, Zoltan Bathory, and Chris Kael, Papa Roach, Jaya of The Hu, Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills, Eva Under Fire's Amanda Lyberg, Matt Brandyberry, Danny Case, Lance Dowdle, and Matt Madiro of From Ashes to New, Cory Marks, and Dan Murphy and Miles Franco of All Good Things. The soundtrack features music from Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, From Ashes to New, Asking Alexandria and others. In The Retaliators, an upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter's brutal murder.
Retaliators / O.S.T. (Colc) - Retaliators / O.S.T. (Colc)
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Hailing from Mongolia, The HU are unlike any other rock band in the world, introducing their new style of music they call "hunnu rock" - from the Mongolian root word for human being, "hu". Since their release, the band has been #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, #1 on the Top New Artist Albums, and Top 5 Globally on Hard Rock Music Album Charts (US, Canada, UK, and more). They have toured the world extensively, with sold out shows in Europe, the UK, and the United States. Following the success of the The Gereg, which not only debuted at #1 but featured viral rock hits "Wolf Totem" and "Yuve Yuve Yu" reaching Top 10 at rock radio, The Hu are back with new album, Rumble of Thunder, showcased by 6 vinyl color variants globally. This album connects the world to Mongolian culture and it's unique core values of natural preservation and spiritual connection with the earth. These core values are on full display in the new album along with deeply meaningful lyrics uplift that Mongol people, as the band wishes for prosperity and peace among all.
The HU - Rumble Of Thunder [Smoke Cassette]
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The thrilling new studio album from rock legend Todd Rundgren collaborating with several peers and acolytes to create one of the his most diverse albums of his stellar career! Includes guest performances by Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, hip hop stars The Roots, indie rock duo The Lemon Twigs, outsider theatrical act Sparks, electronic icon Thomas Dolby, guitar maestro Steve Vai, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and lots more!
Todd Rundgren - Space Force [Cassette]
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Alvvays

Blue Rev [Cassette]

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Alvvays' third album, the nervy joyride that is the compulsively lovable Blue Rev, doesn't simply reassert what's always been great about Alvvays but instead reimagines it. They have, in part and sum, never been better. There are newly aggressive moments here-the gleeful and snarling guitar solo at the heart of opener "Pharmacist," or the explosive cacophony near the middle of "Many Mirrors." And there are some purely beautiful spans, too-the church- organ fantasia of "Fourth Figure," or the blue-skies bridge of "Belinda Says." But the power and magic of Blue Rev stems from Alvvays' ability to bridge ostensible binaries, to fuse elements that seem antithetical in single songs-cynicism and empathy, anger and play, clatter and melody, the soft and the steely. The luminous poser kiss-off of "Velveteen," the lovelorn confusion of "Tile by Tile," the panicked but somehow reassuring rush of "After the Earthquake."In October 2021, when they arrived at a Los Angeles studio with fellow Canadian Shawn Everett, he urged them to forget the careful planning they'd done and just play the stuff, straight to tape. On the second day, they ripped through Blue Rev front-to-back twice, pausing only 15 seconds between songs and only 30 minutes between full album takes. And then, as Everett has done on recent albums by The War on Drugs and Kacey Musgraves, he spent an obsessive amount of time alongside Alvvays filling in the cracks, roughing up the surfaces, and mixing the results. This hybridized approach allowed the band to harness each song's absolute core, then grace it with texture and depth.
Alvvays - Blue Rev [Cassette]
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2022 release, the eighth studio album by the California reggae-influenced band. Features the single "Heavy Water," featuring Grammy-nominated band Common Kings.
Dirty Heads - Midnight Control [Cassette]
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She & Him

A Very She & Him Christmas

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A Very She & Him Christmas is a wonderful collection of holiday tunes from two of music's most beloved artists: Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him). Inspired by seminal holiday albums by the likes of The Carpenters, Vince Guaraldi, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more, She & Him have created an intimate holiday recording of Christmas classics that helps bring new emotions out of old songs. Recorded in Los Angeles and NYC at various points in 2011, A Very She & Him Christmas sees the duo stepping back slightly from the layered, lush aesthetic of their critically acclaimed second album, Volume Two. Deschanel and Ward let the songs speak for themselves, oftentimes recording them with only acoustic guitar and vocals. Consistent in everything are the elements that have made She & Him one of the most loved bands of the last few years-Deschanel's soulful vocal delivery and Ward's impressive guitar work, both sounding as timeless as ever.
She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas
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Bad Brains is the self-titled debut studio album recorded by American hardcore punk/reggae band Bad Brains. Recorded in 1981 and released on (then) cassette-only label ROIR on February 5, 1982, many fans refer to it as "The Yellow Tape" because of it's yellow packaging. Though Bad Brains had recorded the 16 song Black Dots album in 1979 and the 5-song Omega Sessions EP in 1980, the ROIR cassette was the band's first release of anything longer than a single. The release includes the original liner notes by Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo.This reissue marks the second release in the remaster campaign on the band's own Bad Brains Records imprint with Org Music. In coordination with the band, Org Music has overseen the restoration and remastering of the iconic Bad Brains' recordings. The audio was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering.
Bad Brains - Bad Brains [Cassette]
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CASSETTE. 2022 album from the Canadian deathcore band. Deterre is the follow-up to 2019's Purgatory.
Despised Icon - Deterre [Cassette]
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CASSETTE. 2022 release from the British singer/songwriter. The title track is perhaps the most poignant song on the album, says Odell of the song that examines the highs and lows of life. Best Day of My Life is the first single from Odell as he embarks on his independent journey. The 31-year-old ended his major label record deal in 2021 and begins a new chapter of his career.
Tom Odell - Best Day Of My Life
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Technological agitation. Narcissism fatigue. A galaxy of isolation. These are the new norms keeping Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) up at night and the themes at the heart of her latest release, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow. The celestial-influenced folk album is her follow-up to the acclaimed Titanic Rising. (Pitchfork, NPR, and The Guardian admiringly named it one of 2019's best.) While Titanic Rising was an observation of doom to come, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow is about being in the thick of it: a search for an escape hatch to liberate us from algorithms and ideological chaos. "We're in a fully functional shit show," Mering says. "My heart is a glow stick that's been cracked, lighting up my chest in an explosion of earnestness." And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow opens with the wistful, winsome "It's Not Just Me, It's Everybody," a song about the interconnectivity of all beings, despite the fraying of society around us. "I was asking a lot of questions while writing these songs. Hyper-isolation kept coming up," Mering says. "Our culture relies less and less on people. Something is off, and even though the feeling appears differently for each individual, it is universal." Other tracks follow in kind. The lullaby-like "Grapevine" chronicles the splintering of a human connection. The otherworldly dirge "God Turn Me into a Flower" serves as allegory about our collective hubris. "The Worst Is Done" is an ominous warning, set against a deceivingly breezy pop melody. "Chaos is natural. But so is negentropy, or the tendency for things to fall into order," she says. "These songs may not be manifestos or solutions, but I know they shed light on the meaning of our contemporary disillusionment."
Weyes Blood - And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow [Cassette]
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July RSD First

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of Pearl Jams iconic debut album Ten. Alive was the first single off the album and 30 years later its being reissued as both a 12 and a cassette single.

The Alive cassette single is a replica of the promo cassette that was originally used around the albums release. It includes the promo single version of Alive plus Wash and Ive Got A Feeling, repeated on both sides.

Side A: 1. Alive (promo single version) 2. Wash 3. Ive Got A Feeling
Side B: Repeat Side A program

Pearl Jam - Alive [RSD Drops 2021]
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JD McPherson presents SOCKS, A Christmas Album. Featuring eleven original tracks written by JD McPherson and his friends. SOCKS is an album of holidays songs sure to be standards while you are decorating the tree. Come get warm by the fire with songs such as All The Gifts I Need and Every Single Christmas.

SIDE A:
1. All The Gifts I Need
2. Bad Kid
3. Hey Skinny Santa!
4. Socks
5. Every Single Christmas
6. Ugly Sweater Blues

SIDE B:
1. Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy
2. Santas Got A Mean Machine
3. Whats That Sound?
4. Claus Vs. Claus (feat. Lucie Silvas)
5. Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)

JD McPherson - SOCKS [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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Originally released in 2000 by Warp Records.

"Jamie Lidell has taken the Trash Collective's aural-invasion aesthetic and tweaked it for far subtler ends. Though this album doesn't present a baseline criterion, Muddlin Gear will prep you for when the body-snatching pods land to give you the most visceral baseline experience of your life."--Pitchfork

Side A
1. The Entroscooper
2. Said Dram Scam
3. The Ep.
4. Ill Shambata
5. La Scappin Rd
6. In Inphidelik
7. Silent Why
8. Da Doo Doo

Side B
1. Daddy's Car
2. 00...0
3. The Cop It Suite
4. Drn_99
5. Daddy No Lie

Jamie Lidell - Muddlin Gear [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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Side A
1. More Than This [Roxy Music cover]
2. I'm Not In Love [10CC cover]

Side B
1. Right Down The Line [Gerry Raferty Cover]
2. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) [Michael McDonald cover]

Local Natives - Music From The Penn Gala in 1983 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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Boston 1971: A historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room - just the band, crew and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records, and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem Dream On.

A1 - Rehearsal Room A2 - Somebody A3 - Reefer Headed Woman + Walkin' The Dog
B1 - Movin' Out B2 - Major Barbra B3 - Dream On B4 - Mama Kin

Aerosmith - 1971: The Road Starts Hear [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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June 18th

Specially created RSD exclusive double cassette release featuring Keith Richard's debut solo album, Talk Is Cheap and the live release from the Talk Is Cheap tour, Live At The Palladium

Talk Is Cheap

Side 1
1. Big Enough
2. Take It So Hard
3. Struggle
4. I Could Have Stood You Up
5. Make No Mistake
6. You Don't Move Me

Side 2
1. How I Wish
2. Rockawhile
3. Whip It Up
4. Locked Away
5. It Means A Lot


Live At The Hollywood Palladium

Side 1
1. Take It So Hard
2. How I Wish
3. I Could Have Stood You Up
4. Too Rude
5. Make No Mistake
6. Time Is On My Side

Side 2
1. Big Enough
2. Whip It Up
3. Locked Away
4. Struggle
5. Happy
6. Connection
7. Rockawhile

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Keith Richards - Talk is Cheap / Live At The Hollywood Palladium [RSD 2022] []
$25.64

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