The Drift: (rmxs)
Following the 2005 release of their debut album, Noumena, The Drift set out to tour relentlessly in support of the album. Two years later, the band is still on tour, and to keep up we’re rolling out a limited edition 12” compiling two side-long remixes from Four Tet and Sybarite. Side A is a nine-minute jazz exploration, launching The Drift’s spacious, atmospheric compositions into deserted, zero-gravity territory. Four Tet’s remix is a stone cold classic, rich in the virtues of patience and the payoff. Side B, conversely, is a dense, rhythmic reworking of Noumena’s most immediately accessible track, “Invisible Cities.” Sybarite gets to the point quick, and fleshes out the deliriously funky details over the course of its emphatic 11-minute runtime. This 12“ is strictly limited to 1,000 copies. Each copy is housed in a beautiful full-color chipboard jacket, and has been individually assembled by the tireless hands of the Temporary Residence staff.
90 Day Men: 1975-1977-1998
The 90 Day Men create a thrilling masterpiece of innovation and anger; discordant yet sometimes jazzy riffs to stop-start guitar bashing, spite-filled vocals that bite and spit, background samples of unknown voices whispering - all of the pieces fit together beautifully. The raw intensity of "Sweater Queen" rips through the ears, while the intricacy of "Hey Citronella" brings forth a new feeling or idea with every listen. It is refreshing to hear something as well-written and as passionate as (this EP) proves to be.-All Music Guide
Wino: A Bottle of Pills with a Bullet Chaser
At two hours in length, A Bottle Of Pills With A Bullet Chaser compiles every song everrecorded by Wino. In addition to the many singles and lone album, the set includes sixpreviously unreleased tracks, plus the live track ?Dogs,? recorded during one of their finallive performances. Largely inspired by Swans, Crain and the Amphetamine Reptileroster, Wino were one of the loudest, darkest and most eclectic bands in Louisvilleduring the 1990s, and their influence can be heard today in loads of Louisville bands.Expertly digitally remastered from all of the original master tapes by Alan Douches atWest West Side Music (Converge, High On Fire), A Bottle Of Pills With A Bullet Chaseris the perfect commemoration to the band that inspired dozens of later Louisville bandsand helped launch Temporary Residence a dozen years ago.
Envy: A Dead Sinking Story
Originally released in 2003 on Level Plane Records, the album expanded Envy?s American audience, and marked the first time the band toured North America. The original vinyl pressing sold out immediately, and not surprisingly now fetches over $100 on eBay. Here, finally, both CD and LP formats are repackaged and re-released along with the lion?s share of their seminal back catalog. The vinyl has been remastered, sounding better than ever. Along with their now-legendary second album, All the Footprints That You?ve Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead (also reissued recently by Temporary Residence), A Dead Sinking Story is widely regarded as an innovative high-water mark for hardcore. These two albums are justifiably viewed as modern hardcore classics whose monumental footsteps created an unending ripple.
By the End of Tonight: A Tribute to Tigers
Produced in an actual recording studio (albeit for only $300) the four boys of By the End of Tonight almost stand still for a couple moments during the album. The scorching metal riffs of Fireworks on Ice are distilled through hyper-emotional crescendos and vivid, playful melodies. The drums â?? which overwhelmed previous recordings â?? are more subdued, the controlled chaos propels the dynamics of each song to new heights. Yes, he still plays a child's drum kit; and yes, he can still muscle more out it than Tommy Lee and Alex Van Halen combined. By the End of Tonight have done what few others have achieved: giving virtuosity heart, and letting that heart determine the pulse of their music. They have a rare gift for shrugging off genres and finding the concentrated emotional core of every melody they play, all the while keeping your eyelids glued to your forehead.
Following their acclaimed fourth album, Insomniac Doze, Japan?s Envy return with this face-melting four-song EP. Though acting as a stop-gap between Insomniac Doze and their eagerly anticipated next full-length, Abyssal sounds more like the missing link between the driving, cacophonous force of their breakthrough third album, A Dead Sinking Story, and the lush, cinematic tones of Insomniac Doze. In fact, were it not for its somewhat brief half-hour running time, Abyssal would be the ideal Envy album, marrying their vast influences into a transcendent, almost romantic sound that is rarely heard or felt in heavy music.
Grails: Acid Rain
Following up their widely acclaimed and most successful album, Doomsdayer’s Holiday,Grails unleash their first-ever DVD, the career-spanning Acid Rain. Centered around ahalf dozen mind-altering music videos from their last few albums, Acid Rain also featuresnearly two hours of live shows from the past several years. Packed full of bonus materialand special treats, Acid Rain is as bizarre, eclectic and otherworldly as their albums, withthe added spectacle of debaucherous activities, vicarious cult obsessions, and streetpreachers on rollerskates.
Explosions in the Sky: All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
Thirty seconds is all you?ll need to believe in the tragedy-turned-majesty of All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone, Explosions In The Sky?s long-awaited, very eagerly anticipated fourth album. The hands-over-your-face, drop-to-your-knees opening track is only the beginning of the dominating brilliance of this record. Recorded by John Congleton (The Roots, The Mountain Goats) at Pachyderm Studios in rural Minnesota, the album is a massive leap forward, showcasing a broader instrumental range and their most focused, efficient songwriting. It?s also within arm?s length of matching the overwhelming glory of their legendary live shows, trading in the crystalline production of The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place for a paint-peeling intensity that blurs the lines between studio and live performance.
Envy: All The Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting
Originally released in 2001 on respected Japanese punk label H.G. Fact, All the Footprints You?ve Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead introduced Envy to Americans when it was licensed for limited release in 2003 on Dim Mak Records. Their original pressing sold out almost immediately, and the album has been scarcely available ever since. The vinyl now regularly fetches over $100 on eBay, and the CD is equally difficult to score without paying increasingly undesirable import fees. Along with their now-legendary follow-up, A Dead Sinking Story, All the Footprints is widely regarded as an innovative high-water mark for hardcore. These two albums are justifiably viewed as modern hardcore classics whose monumental footsteps created an unending ripple.