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Juno Recommends Rock / Indie / Folk / Metal / Punk / 50s / 60s April 2021

Juno Recommends Rock/Indie

Juno Recommends Rock/Indie

Juno Recommends Rock/Indie/Folk/Metal/Punk/50s/60s April 2021
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1
Cat: DEMREC 747. Rel: 29 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. Ladybird (Green Grass) (3:53)
  2. Lost In Music (3:50)
  3. Glam-Racket (3:12)
  4. I'm Going To Spain (3:26)
  5. It's A Curse (5:22)
  6. Paranoia Man In Cheap Sh*t Room (4:31)
  7. Service (4:15)
  8. The League Of Bald-Headed Men (4:11)
  9. A Past Gone Mad (4:23)
  10. Light/Fireworks (3:50)
Review: Demon Records have embarked on a project to put out four new vinyl reissues from Mark E. Smith and his cult band The Fall.The Infotainment Scan album landed back in 1993 on Permanent Records and went on to be the outfit's highest charting work, entering the UK charts at a frankly unbelievable #9. That said, it is the most accessible of all their records with its cover of Sister Sledge's 'Lost in Music' as well as tunes like 'Paranoia Man in Cheap Sh*t Room' and 'Glam Racket'. This is the first time it has been on wax in almost three decades.
 in stock $22.32
2
Cat: ROCKACT 137LPX. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. The Turning Of Our Bones (5:01)
  2. Another Clockwork Day (3:27)
  3. Compersion (part 1) (3:36)
  4. Bluebird (2:51)
  5. Kebabylon (5:12)
  6. Tears On Tour (4:29)
  7. Here Comes Comus! (4:09)
  8. Fable Of The Urban Fox (4:55)
  9. I Was Once A Weak Man (3:27)
  10. Sleeper (6:23)
  11. Just Enough (3:37)
out of stock $28.50
3
Cat: 405053 8625332. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. Quiet Life (4:50)
  2. Fall In Love With Me (4:27)
  3. Despair (5:57)
  4. In Vogue (6:31)
  5. Halloween (4:21)
  6. All Tomorrow's Parties (5:43)
  7. Alien (5:07)
  8. The Other Side Of Life (7:26)
Review: You have to hand it to Japan - the English new wave band, not the country. Despite only having released two (admittedly very successful) albums before 1979's Quiet Life, the group really knew what they wanted by this point. So much so they enlisted the legendary disco creator Giorgio Moroder to produce standalone single 'Life In Toyko', setting out a new stylistic blueprint moving from glam rock to synth, only to drop the revered producer before hitting the studio to make this record.

In the end that duty fell on Paul Hunter (Roxy Music, Slade) and Simon Robert Napier-Bell (Ultravox, Marc Bolan), and the result was a Gold record selling well over 100,000 copies upon release. Now forming the centrepiece for this epic special edition box set, which boasts a host of remixes, live versions and Moroder's take on 'Life In Tokyo', you'd be crazy to miss out.
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 in stock $24.97
4
Cat: DEMREC 748. Rel: 29 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. 15 Ways (3:16)
  2. The Reckoning (3:36)
  3. Behind The Counter (3:12)
  4. M5#1 (3:32)
  5. Surmount All Obstacles (3:52)
  6. Middle Class Revolt! (3:02)
  7. You're Not Up To Much (2:57)
  8. Symbol Of Mordgan (4:05)
  9. Hey! Student (3:05)
  10. Junk Man (4:26)
  11. The $500 Bottle Of Wine (4:24)
  12. City Dweller (2:35)
  13. War (4:14)
  14. Shut Up! (3:39)
 in stock $20.28
5
Cat: 194398 32641. Rel: 22 Mar 21
Soundtracks
  1. Sleepwalker (3:03)
  2. Milk & Honey #1 (1:27)
  3. Loneliness (Night Talking) #3 (3:22)
  4. Divorce Papers (3:11)
  5. Morning Talk/Supersymmetry (4:13)
  6. Some Other Place (3:37)
  7. Song On The Beach (3:25)
  8. Loneliness (Other People's Letters) #4 (0:55)
  9. Owl (2:19)
  10. Photograph (2:23)
  11. Milk & Honey #2 (3:18)
  12. We're All Leaving (2:27)
  13. Dimensions (5:36)
Review: Spike Jonze's Her is, quite frankly, one of the most profoundly moving movies of the last decade. Posing the question we should all be asking - what happens when people, in this case a writer who is paid to pen personal letters from clients to their loved ones, start falling in love with their computer operating systems? The answer is an existential journey through the greatest unanswerable quandaries of all time; what makes us human? At what point do we become conscious? How long until Siri becomes truly useful?

The soundtrack probably didn't stand out to as many people as the plot and the cinematography, but as this hugely accomplished album version proves, Arcade Fire and Owen Pallet did an incredible job with creating an original score of music that lives up to the ambition of the film - through soft piano sonatas, spiralling synthesised crescendos, and achingly beautiful strings you can see the gamut of human emotions.
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 in stock $29.37
6
Cat: MOVLP 2794C. Rel: 05 Apr 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) (1:20)
  2. If You Wanna (2:55)
  3. A Lack Of Understanding (2:57)
  4. Blow It Up (2:36)
  5. Wetsuit (3:48)
  6. Norgaard (1:38)
  7. Post Break-Up Sex (2:56)
  8. Under Your Thumb (2:20)
  9. All In White (4:36)
  10. Wolf Pack (2:23)
  11. Family Friend (5:08)
  12. Somebody Else's Child (2:59)
Review: In indie rock 'n' roll a decade is pretty much an eternity. It's so long, in fact, that music journalists are now writing articles about the fall of bands per se, and the dominance of solo stars in the charts and electronic producers in other areas of contemporary pop culture. So, how does the debut from one of the most hyped indie outfits of the 2010s fare in the post-group world?

The answer, reassuringly, is just fine. Of course the sound of what might happen should The Ramones team up with The Strokes no longer creates that breath-of-fresh-air feeling it did back in 2011, when the release won favour across the press and public boards, simply because we've heard it before. Nevertheless, the ridiculously catchy, upbeat runaway train of riffs offered by tracks like 'If You Wanna', and the sombre, piano-led balladry of 'Somebody Else's Child' will still resonate in a big way.
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out of stock $27.33
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When You See Yourself (1 per customer)
Cat: 194397 68611. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Rock
  1. When You See Yourself, Are You Far Away (5:47)
  2. The Bandit (4:14)
  3. 100,000 People (5:42)
  4. Stormy Weather (3:43)
  5. A Wave (5:22)
  6. Golden Restless Age (4:33)
  7. Time In Disguise (4:41)
  8. Supermarket (5:02)
  9. Claire & Eddie (4:49)
  10. Echoing (3:37)
  11. Fairytale (3:46)
 in stock $30.26
8
Cat: INV 255EP. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. Emergency Telephone (4:05)
  2. Right Behind You (3:17)
  3. Heels (5:18)
  4. Petrol Fumes (4:07)
Review: Billy Nomates is coming off the back of a hugely acclaimed album in 2002. That was the self titled work on Invada Records and now she follows it up with a new EP that has already had heavy plays on BBC 6Music. Billy even stepped in for Iggy Pop on his show and impressed with her selections. Here the artist develops her unique sound and unflinching lyrics and says of the music that it is "predominantly about communication breakdowns; personally, mentally, physically. A strange thing to happen while communication has never had so many channels. Perhaps we need a direct line."
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 in stock $17.33
9
Cat: ARHSDLP 004. Rel: 22 Mar 21
Rock
  1. So Far Away (5:06)
  2. Money For Nothing (8:10)
  3. Walk Of Life (4:04)
  4. Your Latest Trick (6:25)
  5. Why Worry (8:23)
  6. Ride Across The River (6:44)
  7. The Man's Too Strong (4:38)
  8. One World (3:31)
  9. Brothers In Arms (6:42)
out of stock $45.81
10
Cat: FIRELP 544. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. Heartlow (4:08)
  2. The Revolution Of Super Visions (5:01)
  3. Stages Of Phases (5:02)
  4. Lux (1:28)
  5. Modern Reputation (5:58)
  6. Flock (3:24)
  7. Sunset Dreams (with Andy Votel) (4:28)
  8. All The Things You Do (4:22)
  9. Pyramid Schemes (5:08)
  10. Solarised (5:24)
Review: RECOMMENDED
Finally Jane Weaver is getting to make the album she has always wanted. Or one of the albums she has always wanted to make. That's the party line behind Flock. And while the idea of a bastion of experimental, avant-garde, leftfield, psychedelic electronica secretly longing to put out a record that is nothing-but-nothing-but accessible pop music might surprise some, who the hell are we to question the inner workings of a genius?

Naturally, considering Weaver's reputation for turning everything into works of art, she approaches the challenge with resolute commitment, and pulls it off with aplomb. Understandably moving away from regular label haunt Finders Keepers, the Manchester imprint primarily concerned with unearthing weirds from the bottom of the forgotten pile, it's a sweet, sexy, easy going thing that simply won't leave you alone.
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out of stock $20.56
11
Lout (1 per customer)
Cat: WOLFTONE 030. Rel: 15 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. Lout (3:09)
  2. Org (3:55)
 in stock $10.56
12
  1. Passive Restraints (3:01)
  2. Electric Worry (5:34)
  3. Run, John Barleycorn, Run (4:28)
  4. Evil (3:13)
  5. Fortunate Son (2:21)
  6. Algo Ha Cambiado (2:10)
  7. Spacegrass (7:06)
  8. Precious & Grace (3:05)
  9. Smoke Banshee (3:45)
  10. Willie Nelson (3:20)
Review: Here Clutch have managed to give us one of the best covers albums in a year dominated by either covers or live albums. It also contains an incredible version of 'Algo Ha Cambiado', one of the finest from legendary Argentinian blues maestro Norberto Anibal Napolitano (AKA Pappo), who doesn't seem to get the global recognition he deserves. Oh, and the record itself has a great back story.

This is both Clutch at their uncompromising best - paying tribute to their own heavy rock, blues and metal heroes - and most resourceful. Starting to release a series of rare digital covers from the decade-spanning outfit's archives as a means of connecting with fans during the pandemic, Weathermaker Music was soon born and now this is the micro-label's first album. As you would hope, it's sweat-soaked, guttural, rhythmically raw stuff, so best make some space for a dancefloor before putting it on.
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 in stock $19.68
13
  1. Before The Beginning (8:57)
  2. Song To The Siren (3:32)
  3. Unreachable (6:09)
  4. God (3:21)
  5. Dark/Light (8:33)
  6. Heaven (4:04)
  7. Enough Of Me (4:11)
  8. Central (7:16)
  9. One More Of Me (4:08)
  10. After The Ending (3:39)
Review: John Frusciante's solo work has a hugely devoted and hardcore fan base who never fail to snap it up, and then again when it gets reissued. That was the case with this one first time round and surely will be again, 12 years later. Originals of 2009's 'The Empyrean record often fetch mad prices on the second hand market and this one sure is a winner with contributions from The Smiths' Johnny Marr and Red Hot Chili Peppers bandmate Flea. The sound is, as ever, earnest and emotional, with John's voice often adrift amongst ambient chords one moment and soaring next to huge riffs the next.
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out of stock $28.19
14
  1. We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal (2:51)
  2. Hymortality (8:31)
  3. The Immortality Break (7:58)
  4. Synthony On A Theme Of Mortality (2:47)
  5. Psych Recap (8:27)
  6. Physically I'm Here, Mentally Far, Far Away (9:45)
Review: Amorphous Androgynous are back with something suitably epic in the form of this symphonic, 40-minute prog space-rock concept album, We Persuade Ourselves We Are Immortal. It is presented as five fantastic parts with the legendary Peter Hammill and Paul Weller both guesting, while the Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir and a 25-piece live orchestral string section provide the sumptuous sound that makes this most expansive and borderless record sound so meaningful. A cosmic trip of gigantic proportions with all the ups and downs you need to really feel moved, this is the definition of prog lavishness.
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out of stock $20.56
15
Cat: 281212 9414. Rel: 22 Mar 21
Rock
  1. I'm Sorry & I Love You (3:28)
  2. Who Is Going To Love Me Now, If Not You (3:35)
  3. When You Cross Over (4:16)
  4. Walk In The Dark (4:07)
  5. Poison & Pain (3:10)
  6. Wednesdays (5:26)
  7. Birmingham (3:07)
  8. So, Anyways (3:43)
  9. Mamma (4:30)
  10. Lost In Time (3:48)
  11. Dreaming You Backwards (3:02)
  12. It's Not That Kind Of Night (bonus track) (3:17)
  13. Sunflowers (bonus track) (3:08)
 in stock $26.74
16
Cat: MOVLP 2786. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Punk/Hardcore
  1. Knives (1:57)
  2. Screamager (2:39)
  3. Hellbelly (3:21)
  4. Stop It You're Killing Me (3:53)
  5. Nowhere (2:25)
  6. Die Laughing (2:51)
  7. Unbeliever (3:29)
  8. Trigger Inside (3:57)
  9. Lunacy Booth (3:57)
  10. Isolation (3:11)
  11. Turn (3:50)
  12. Femtex (3:16)
  13. Unrequited (3:04)
  14. Brainsaw (3:09)
 in stock $29.09
17
VARIOUS
Cat: SJRLP 462C. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. Automatic - "Too Much Money" (2:17)
  2. Zongamin - "Underwater Paramid" (3:26)
  3. New Fries - "Lily" (6:16)
  4. Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy - "The Balance" (3:22)
  5. Ixna - "Somebody Said" (3:25)
  6. Leroy Duncann - "Dream River" (1:03)
  7. Tom Of England - "Neon Green" (4:06)
  8. Toresch - "Tocar" (5:18)
  9. Becker & Mukai - "La Riviere Des Perles" (7:11)
  10. Gramme - "Discolovers" (4:48)
  11. Niagara - "Ida" (5:40)
  12. Charles Manier - "Sift Through Art Collecting People" (7:40)
  13. Black Deer - "Baseball Shorts" (4:30)
  14. Madmadmad - "Hot Disco" (3:30)
  15. Wino D - "Track 15" (6:59)
Review: RECOMMENDED
Post punk and dance music can be perfect bedmates simply because they are so often one and the same thing. Or rather the former is a form of the latter, with post punk's audio iconography frequently involving a rolling approach to rhythms, subtleties given room to shine and a sense of constant build about the atmospherics. All of which are also cornerstones of electronic club sounds, too.

Here then Soul Jazz adds to its extensive and consistently-impressive back catalogue of genre-themed compilations with a collection of tracks that take their lead from electro pop, industrial, punk, techno and more. Featuring a host of contemporary artists, including LA DIYers Automatic, German sonic artists Toresch and Philippines-via-California cult hero Vex Ruffin, it's refreshingly modern proof of how vital this stylistic meeting point is.
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 in stock $32.62
18
Cat: 072564 7. Rel: 29 Mar 21
Psych/Garage Rock
  1. It Is Not Meant To Be (5:20)
  2. Desire Be Desire Go (4:22)
  3. Alter Ego (4:49)
  4. Lucidity (4:32)
  5. Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind? (3:17)
  6. Solitude Is Bliss (3:57)
  7. Jeremy's Storm (5:26)
  8. Expectation (4:30)
  9. The Bold Arrow Of Time (5:54)
  10. Runway, Houses, City, Clouds (7:12)
  11. I Don't Really Mind (3:46)
  12. Alter Ego (2020 mix) (4:49)
  13. Runway Houses City Clouds (2020 mix) (7:14)
  14. Why Won't You Make Up Your Mind? (instrumental) (3:17)
  15. It Is Not Meant To Be (instrumental) (5:25)
  16. Demos (20:40)
  17. Wave House Live Jam (17:25)
Review: Remember the first time you heard the trippy spiralled chords of 'It's Not meant To Be'? So far as opening tracks on an album go, it's up there with some of this century's best, gradually expanding into a kaleidoscope of harmonies before the strange, glassy-eyed voice of Kevin Parker glides in on a cloud. As defining of a particularly hazy period in indie as it is rooted in the aural legacy of 1960s counterculture, in the roaring 2020s it's feels like a wonderfully welcome, decidedly escapist listen.

Of course we probably don't need to tell many people that - Innerspeaker was a certifiable gold record that catapulted Parker to global stardom while still standing out as a work of great vision and artistic credibility. Yes, it owes much to the jangle and psychedelia of rock 'n' roll during the Swinging years, but it doesn't take long to realise how much else is happening here.
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 in stock $49.34
19
Cat: FKSP 019. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Progressive Rock
  1. Cos - "Mein Maschine Ist Schon" (3:43)
  2. Daniel Schell - "The FF Boom" (3:59)
 in stock $11.46
20
  1. Anyway (5:51)
  2. Here Comes The Supernatural Anaesthetist (6:01)
  3. The Lamia (2:15)
  4. Silent Sorrow In Empty Boats (5:05)
  5. The Colony Of Slippermen (6:17)
  6. Ravine (1:44)
  7. The Light Dies Down On Broadway (3:37)
  8. Riding The Scree (4:09)
  9. In The Rapids (3:24)
  10. It (3:00)
  11. The Musical Box (11:00)
out of stock $27.02
21
Cat: 009362 4889519. Rel: 29 Mar 21
Rock
  1. Tell Me Why (2:34)
  2. Old Man (4:07)
  3. The Needle & The Damage Done (3:32)
  4. Ohio (3:23)
  5. Dance Dance Dance (2:16)
  6. Cowgirl In The Sand (4:16)
  7. A Man Needs A Maid/Heart Of Gold (Medley) (7:06)
  8. Journey Through The Past (3:32)
  9. Don't Let It Bring You Down (4:50)
  10. Helpless (4:00)
  11. Down By The River (4:08)
  12. Sugar Mountain (8:41)
 in stock $28.50
22
Cat: ROCKACT 137LP. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. The Turning Of Our Bones (5:03)
  2. Another Clockwork Day (3:29)
  3. Compersion (part 1) (3:37)
  4. Bluebird (2:52)
  5. Kebabylon (5:08)
  6. Tears On Tour (4:29)
  7. Here Comes Comus! (4:13)
  8. Fable Of The Urban Fox (4:53)
  9. I Was Once A Weak Man (3:27)
  10. Sleeper (6:24)
  11. Just Enough (3:36)
 in stock $21.74
23
Cat: TLV 138LP. Rel: 22 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. I Need To Keep You In My Life (4:46)
  2. And Everything Changed (But I Feel Alright) (3:46)
  3. Somewhere Totally Else (3:07)
  4. Shadowtackling (2:13)
  5. Who Cares (2:34)
  6. Nothing At All (3:20)
  7. Rainfalls (2:44)
  8. New Uncertainties (1:58)
  9. St Giles' Hill (1:46)
  10. Semi-bionic (3:21)
  11. A Forgotten Film (3:26)
  12. Theme From Muddy Time (4:48)
  13. (A Sea Of Thoughts Behind It) (3:21)
Review: RECOMMENDED
Often the most apt quotes come from unexpected places. The Great Spans of Muddy Time isn't just a great album title, it's reference to depression, originating from TV gardening legend Monty Don. It has now been re-used for the name of William Doyle's latest album in his post-East India Youth years, which have thus far been marked by a series of blissful instrumental LPs and the excellent, song-focussed Your Wilderness Revisited in 2017.

Things look to combine both here, with The Great Spans of Muddy Time an exceptional example of lo-fi folk-electronica, at times epic and monumental - huge, expansive synth builds - in other moods there's a Casiotone for the Painfully Alone quality to the more rhythmic tracks. An accomplished addition to an already exceptional oeuvre.
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 in stock $19.39
24
Cat: MOVLP 2685C. Rel: 08 Mar 21
50s/60s
  1. See See Rider
  2. Release Me (& Let Me Love Again)
  3. Sweet Caroline
  4. Runaway
  5. The Wonder Of You
  6. Polk Salad Annie
  7. Yesterday
  8. Pround Mary
  9. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
  10. Let It Be Me (Je T'appartiens)
out of stock $26.44
25
Cat: BWRCD 2362. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Progressive Rock
  1. Ghost Dance
  2. Angels Of Death
  3. Born To Go
  4. Watching The Grass Grow
  5. Night Of The Hawks
  6. Utopia
  7. Social Alliance
  8. Motorway City
  9. Masters Of The Universe
  10. Ejection
  11. Uncle Sam's On Mars
  12. Brainstorm
  13. Sonic Attack
  14. The Right Stuff
  15. Dawn
  16. Spirit Of The Age
  17. Stonehenge Decoded
  18. Solstice At Stonehenge 1984 (DVD)
 in stock $44.64
26
Cat: ROCKACT 137CD. Rel: 08 Mar 21
Indie/Alternative
  1. The Turning Of Our Bones
  2. Another Clockwork Day
  3. Compersion (part 1)
  4. Bluebird
  5. Kebabylon
  6. Tears On Tour
  7. Here Comes Comus!
  8. Fable Of The Urban Fox
  9. I Was Once A Weak Man
  10. Sleeper
  11. Just Enough
Review: Last year, post-rock heroes Arab Strap announced their return via the release of a string of archive live albums and a collection of mid-1990s demos. Now they've gone one better and delivered their first new studio album since 2005, As Days Get Dark. The essential ingredients that made the Falkirk duo such an attractive proposition - Aidan Moffat's poetic, kitchen-sink-drama lyrics, delivered in a thick Scottish Burr, and multi-instrumentalist Malcom Middleton's distinctively lo-fi backing tracks- are once again the bedrock of the album, though this time the music is perhaps a little more densely layered and - whisper it quietly -surprisingly polished. One esteemed music publication described the album as a "career highlight', and it's hard to disagree.
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 in stock $12.63
27
Cat: 353713 0. Rel: 22 Mar 21
Rock
  1. Little Something (with Melody Gardot) (2:42)
  2. It's Probably Me (with Eric Clapton) (4:57)
  3. Stolen Car (with Mylene Farmer) (3:22)
  4. Desert Rose (with Cheb Mami) (4:48)
  5. Rise & Fall (with Craig David) (4:45)
  6. Whenever I Say Your Name (with Mary J Blige) (5:24)
  7. Don't Make Me Wait (with Shaggy) (3:34)
  8. Reste (with GIMS) (3:50)
  9. We'll Be Together (with Annie Lennox) (3:53)
  10. L'amour C'est Comme Un Jour (with Charles Aznavour) (4:08)
  11. My Funny Valentine (with Herbie Hancock) (4:47)
  12. Fragile (with Julio Iglesias) (4:19)
  13. Mama (with Gashi) (3:19)
  14. September (with Zucchero) (3:28)
  15. Practical Arrangement (with Jo Lawry) (4:35)
  16. None Of Us Are Free (with Sam Moore) (4:03)
  17. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning (with Chris Botti) (4:27)
out of stock $26.74
28
Cat: RIP 93. Rel: 29 Mar 21
Punk/Hardcore
  1. Saignant (1:26)
  2. Electric War (1:56)
  3. Weird & Wasted Connection (1:58)
  4. The Virologist (14:06)
  5. I Got A Lot (23:12)
 in stock $26.14
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