Tig Notaro: LIVE
To be clear, Tig Notaro's second album is titled LIVE [liv, verb].
LIVE [liv, verb] was recorded, uh, live [lÄ?v, adj. or adv.] at Largo on August 3rd, 2012 at her monthly show, "Tig Has Friends." The day before this set, Tig was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. This news was the bookend to an agonizing year in which Tig spent weeks in the hospital battling an intestinal bacteria infection. A week after being released from the hospital, her mother unexpectedly died. Then, in the middle of it all, her relationship fell apart. Which leads us here. Tig's 30 minute set is not much more than an open-mic set in that it's half scripted, raw and real. It's an insightful detailing of her assessing a horrible set of circumstances in a calm, clever and clear manner.
"Live at The Moth" was recorded on December 5th at The Avalon Hollywood. The story, recorded for the acclaimed storytelling podcast, is a companion piece of sorts to LIVE. In the 16 minute piece, Tig elabroates on the death of her mother and how the untimely passing eventually lead to a reconnection with her step father.
"In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." -Louis C.K.
Damien Jurado: Where Shall You Take Me (Deluxe Reissue)
Damien Jurado is the sort of songwriter who straddles rock's past and future, and with each record contributes a new chapter to an ever-fruitful body of work. Before we move onto the next chapter, we look back his first album with Secretly Canadian. An instant classic when released in 2003, Where Shall You Take Me? was his fifth full-length, and is a beautiful collection of ten Raymond Carver-esque vignettes terror and bliss in Middle America. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of this fine release comes a deluxe 2xLP vinyl reissue, incorporating unreleased basement reel demos, and the Just In Time For Something ep (never before released on vinyl).
"If it were not for Jason Molina, I may not have ended up on the Secretly Canadian record label. The guy practically twisted one arm behind my back, and with the other, walked me through the front door of where I am today. I am eternally grateful for the guidance, knowledge, influence, and inspiration he so graciously shared with me. The reissue of this album is dedicated to his life and legacy." - Damien Jurado
The charming strength of the resulting Dungeonesse rests in the dichotomy formed by of a bold re-introduction of the beautiful imperfections of the human voice into a landscape of what is an increasingly mechanized process of music making. The fun resides in the listen.
Dungeonesse: Dungeonesse (Deluxe Bundle)
Includes Dungeonesse self-titled full-length on both vinyl LP and CD, glossy 11 x 17" poster featuring the album artwork, "Drive You Crazy" b/w "Private Party" single on 12" vinyl, and digital download code for the full album (as .zip file containing 320 kbps mp3), redeemable April 29th, 2013.
Songs: Ohia: Hecla & Griper (15th Anniversary Edition)
Secretly Canadian is proud to announce the 15th Anniversary reissue of a Songs: Ohia classic, the Hecla & Griper EP, now appearing for the first time on vinyl with previously unreleased bonus material.
After spending the summer of 1997 on the road, Jason Molina and Co. headed into Bloomington, Ind. studio The Grotto with producer Dan Burton and layed down these eight songs. Odes to the love of loss and reggae friends. If you have ever found the other pillow empty in the morning, this is what you need to dry your tears. It also features a Conway Twitty cover.
This vinyl reissue contains two previously unreleased Songs: Ohia tracks ("Debts" and "Pilot & Friend") and alternative versions of two songs that would later appear on Songs: Ohia's Impala ("Hearts Newly Arrived (Hecla Session)" and "One of Those Uncertain Hands (Hecla Session).
Major Lazer: Free the Universe
Diplo has risen through the ranks and asserted himself as one of the most pioneering producers of the time. Through unending curiosity and exploration of the vast multitudes of the world?s musical heritages, Diplo has managed to seamlessly connect the global underground to the audio mainstream.
Major Lazer: Free the Universe (Deluxe Bundle)
Deluxe package includes:- 320 kbps mp3s of the album redeemable on April 15- Tour Poster featuring Album Artwork by Ferry Gouw- CD: Ships for release week of April 16 - Jewel Case w/ 6 page Booklet - Get Free Vinyl 12" ? Ships with CD, week of April 16 - 2xLP - Available to ship week of April 26 ? Double LP on Limited Edition Yellow and Red Vinyl ? Gatefold Jacket comes with a fold out poster
Suuns: Images du Futur
Images du Futur builds upon the intensity of Suuns' 2010 debut, but often does so through new textures and subtler dynamic maneuvering. Album standout "Edie's Dream" begins with a single bass line repeated from which layers build & rise ? first drums, then a wash of white noise; echoes of guitar, then chanted vocals. The song's clever shifts are jazz-touched and delicate, almost subliminal. It all makes for a stark, skeletal boogie ? more an astral projection than a song. "Edie's Dream" exemplifies the restraint of which Suuns is capable and works to make the unhinged moments all the more devastating.
Lauded by Pitchfork and NME ? the former saying "few bands this young are operating on quite this scale, and fewer still have the brass-- and the patience-- to pull off a big, glitzy, complex record like Zeroes QC," and the latter declaring them 2011's Best New Band ? Suuns have deepened their approach, using minimalist techniques to create maximalist works. Produced once again by Jace Lasek from Besnard Lakes, Images blasts out of the gate with "Powers of Ten," laying out a sort of manifesto for the record in the very first lines: "Got it together/I read in the paper/all of theses strangers/stranger and stranger.../No, no, no, no, how you try and remember/how all of these pieces/all fit together." Shemie says of the process, "As a band we were trying to look at our music from further and further away, seeing more details in the picture as we expanded the landscape."
Jens Lekman: I Know What Love Isn’t b/w That’s The Way Love Is
Limited edition 7” from Jens Lekman featuring the title track of his new album, I Know What Love Isn’t, and an exclusive b-side cover of Ten City’s “That’s The Way Love Is”.