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Future Islands New Release out 10/09/2020 on 4AD

Future Islands New Release out 10/09/2020 on 4AD

Future Islands Orange Vinyl
Future Islands Band Shot

Future Islands – As Long As You Are – 180g Vinyl LP

4AD artists Future Islands upcoming release, As Long As You are, drops October 9, 2020. Available in orange, petrol blue or black vinyl, cassette, CD and digital download on form Future Island’s site, 4AD or from here. More about the release on Pitchfork.

It’s been 3 years since Future Islands release of The Far Field, and, of course, 6 years since the 2014 David Letterman performance of Seasons (Waiting on You), that propelled Future Islands to world wide fame, and the record Singles.

On As Long As You Are release day, October 9th, Future Islands will be exclusively live-streaming a very special show from their hometown of Baltimore. Buy ticket here.

Check out two tracks from the As As Long as You Are on YouTube below:

Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition. Kill Rock Stars. Peak Vinyl. Out Aug. 28th, 2020

elliott smith expanded 25th anniversary edition

Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Elliott Smith’s self-titled 2nd album release, Kill Rock Stars is reissuing a completely remastered 2-Disc CD or LP, this release also includes extra tracks not heard before. Formats include: mp3 – $13, wav – $15, 2xCD+Book – $25, 2x LP Black Vinyl + Book – $44.99 and 2x LP Highlighter Yellow Vinyl + Book – $54.99, available for preorder.

Released in 1995, it was largly ignored by the music press, but celebrated by artists from the Beasty Boys to Fugazi. CDs and LPs include the 52-page coffee table book with previously unseen photographs of Elliott by JJ Gonson, hand writen lyrics and remenicences by his colleagues and friends. Gonson shot the original album cover image.

For this release Larry Crane, producer/engineer and official archivist for the Smith family collected masters, files, cassetts, DAT and tape reels to get the closest sources to the origional mixes. It also includes the oldest known recording of Elliot performing live as a solo act. Prior to Elliot Smith his band Heatmiser released music and Elliot released his first solo record Roman Candle in 1994. Read more about this record here.

The Twilight Sad – It Won’t Be Like This All The Time 2xLP

The Twilight Sad – It Won’t Be Like This All The Time 2xLP

The Twilight Sad – It Won’t Be Like This All The Time | 2 x Black Vinyl LP | ROCKACT116LP

The Twilight Sad – It Won’t Be Like This All The Time is their 5th release from Rock Action Records. 2 Black vinyl heavy-weight records. Gatefold sleeve, anti-static record sleeve inserts, includes download coupon.

The sound quality of the vinyl

It Won’t Be Like This All The Time is very good with no noticeable noise on an average system. The tones are deep and highs and lows are dynamic. NOTE: this record must be played at 45 rpms, not the normal LP speed of 33 1/3.

NOTE: See The Twilight Sad live!


Lyrics by James Alexander Graham

Music by Andy McFarlane

Recorded: Middle Farm Studios

Engineered: Andrew Bush

Produced by Andy McFarlane

Mixed: Sunset Sound by: Chris Cody

Mastered: Sterling Sound by: Greg Calbi

Artwork: DLT


Side A
1 [10 Good Reasons for Modern Drugs] 4:08
2 Shooting Dennis Hopper Shooting 3:24
3 The Arbor 4:19

Side B
1 VTr 4:16
2 Sunday Day13 3:33

Side C
1 I/m Not Here [missing face] 5:38
2 Auge/Maschine 4:41
3 Keep It All to Myself 3:01

Side D
1 Girl Chewing Gum 4:03
2 Let/s Get Lost 4:40
3 Videograms 4:55

Built To Spill / Ultimate Alternative Wavers

Built To Spill / Ultimate Alternative Wavers

Ultimate Alternative Wavers, Double – LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Cover

After leaving the Boise post punkers Treepeople, Doug Martsch started Built to Spill. Their first full-length studio release; Ultimate Alternative Wavers was recorded at Audio Lab in Boise, Idaho, in the fall of 1992 and released by C/Z Records on May 1, 1993. Originally available on CD it was produced for reissue by Matt Sullivan for this double vinyl record in 2013. The original CD went out of print and was re-released in 2006.

Having never heard Ultimate Alternative Wavers on vinyl, but having listened to the CD hundreds and hundreds of times, the first play was almost as if I hadn’t heard it before.

The record jacket has been reproduced in its entirety and includes a one sheet with more information of the recording a track listing with full recording credits and a portrait of the band probably taken at Fred Meyer Portrait Studio (if such a thing exists).

Analog recording, Analog playback

The record starts off with ironically with a track called The First Song, which builds from a low volume until reaching a crescendo and merging into the main song. Play that loud for the full effect. If you love Built To Spill you’ll love this LP reporduced on two 180 gram discs for audiophile quality sound. 

This has always been a favorite. Make it yours.