Archive for the Rock Category
UMC are proud to release four vinyl re-issues celebrating the work of American singer, songwriter and actor Lenny Kravitz. All albums are presented on 180 gram black vinyl and include download codes.
The Flaming Lips “Death Trippin’ At Sunrise – Rarities, B-Sides and Flexi-Discs 1986 – 1990” (Rhino)
The rarities collection Death Trippin’ At Sunrise: Rarities, B-Sides & Flexi-discs is packed with music originally released on singles, flexis, and various compilations, and includes their Sub Pop single “Drug Machine In Heaven” b/w “Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding” and a cover of “After The Gold Rush” from a 1989 Neil […]
Rock’s longest, strangest trip, Grateful Dead, was the psychedelic era’s most beloved musical ambassadors as well as its most enduring survivors. They spread their message of peace, love, and mind-expansion across the globe throughout three decades. The group had popular music’s most fervent and celebrated fan following – the Dead […]
DM’s first LP, very different from the dark, brooding clang of their subsequent work, though no less wonderful for it. Each imbued with an endearingly naive synth pop sensibility, practically every song on Speak & Spell will be stuck in your head on the first listen. Especially the stone cold […]
The 1993 album ‘Very’ was a number one record for Pet Shop Boys in the UK, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland, and has to date sold in excess of five million copies worldwide. It contains five singles, including their cover of ‘Go West’ – a number two hit for PSB – […]
Released in September 1996, ‘Bilingual’ was the sixth studio album to be released by Pet Shop Boys. It was a UK top five record upon release and included five singles, all of which were UK top 20 singles. Much of ‘Bilingual’ was influenced by the music of Latin America which […]
Featuring the propulsive Gentlemen Take Polaroids and the atmospheric, Satie-esque Nightporter, the album is widely considered as the one which consolidated Japan’s unique approach and sound.
The Rationals were an American rock band from Ann Arbor, Michigan. After leaving erstwhile mentor Jeep Holland of A-Square Records, the Rationals continued with their exciting blend of rock and R&B, absorbing along the way the heavier influences of the scene surrounding the legendary Grande Ballroom in Detroit. The result […]
U2’s first compilation release, The Best Of 1980-1990 went straight to Number 1 in the UK, Ireland, Canada and around the world on its original release in November 1998. The 16-track collection features seminal songs from early in the band’s career, as well as many of their biggest global hits. […]
No Security captures a stand-out Stones show, with the band on searing form during the closing leg of their American tour in San Jose. Treating the crowd to an up-close and personal experience and leaving a frenzy in their wake. The set list spans from the mid-sixties hit singles to […]
Recorded with his band in Manchester at Marr’s Crazy Face Studios, Call The Comet is the third studio record from The Smiths’ guitarist and follows 2013’s critically acclaimed The Messenger and 2014’s Playland; both of which made the UK top 10. “Call The Comet is set in the not-too-distant future” […]
A darker, less cartoonish world where hip-hop, brit-rock, electronica and Dennis Hopper monologues all seem perfectly at home. Demon Days goes boldly against the current trend for brash immediacy and instead repays time and effort on the part of the listener. Songs that at first sound half-finished, reveal themselves with […]
Florence and the Machine have announced a new album. It’s called High as Hope and it’s out June 29 via Republic. Find the A.G. Rojas-directed music video for a new song, “Hunger,” below. “This song is about the ways we look for love in things that are perhaps not love, […]
Can’t Wake Up, Shakey Graves’ second official studio album is, to quote the artist himself, “…a dense album…hectic and a little uncomfortable…the most I’ve ever intentionally worked on a project, musically speaking, in terms of the scope of it and how much thought went into it.” After a listen, you’ll […]
Eat The Elephant marks the return of the A Perfect Circle and is their first studio album in 15 years. Featuring the new singles Talk Talk, The Doomed, and Disillusioned.
A Perfect Circle unveiled a troubling new song, “The Doomed.” The track marks the metal outfit’s first new song in four years and will appear on their forthcoming LP, which is expected to arrive in 2018. Tool singer muses on relationship between community and creativity in new episode of web […]
August 1988, Spacemen 3 embark on one of the strangest events in the band’s already strange history. Billed as “An Evening Of Contemporary Sitar Music” (although consciously omitting the sitar), the group would play in the foyer of Watermans Arts Centre in Brentford, Middlesex to a largely unsuspecting and unsympathetic […]
Out-Sider present a reissue of The Brotherhood’s Stavia, originally released in 1972. In 1972, Ohio-based band The Brotherhood released their only album, Stavia. It was a private edition of 200 copies, pressed at the legendary Rite custom plant. This rare album is a good example of US acid-rock/hippie psych with […]
The latest release in Now-Again’s Reserve Series is Hunger — Strictly From Hunger: the band’s preferred version of the album, unedited, fuzz-guitar heavy late 60s psych-rock, restored and remastered from a rare test press. Hunger arrived in L.A. from Portland in late 1967 as the Outcasts, a teenage cover band, […]
The Breeders return to 4AD for their first release in 10 years with the infectious new album All Nerve. It re-unites Breeders Mk 2 – Kim, Kelley, Josephine and Jim – and harks back to a sound more in line with Pod and Last Splash. All Nerve is a classic […]