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Mr AIRPLANE MAN Compilation LP / Digipack CD
12" LP Vinyl / Shipping

CD Digipack / Shipping
Mr AIRPLANE MAN Compilation LP BR260 / Digipack CD BR260CD

Hard to grab an original vinyl album of Mr Airplane Man out on Sympathy For The Records Industry back in the days, right?

Beast Records are hopefully here to release this must have compilation including tunes from Mr Airplane Man first self-titled LP, “Moanin’” (SFTRI, 2002), “C’Mon DJ” (SFTRI, 2004) and so on.

AVAILABLE IN JULY 2018! Pre-order your copy now!

Vinyl tracklisting:
A1 Red Light
A2 Shakin’ Around
A3 Up in the Room
A4 Wait For Your Love
A5 Don’t Know Why
B1 Like That
B2 Sun Sinking Low
B3 Moanin’
B4 C’mon DJ
B5 Jesus on the Mainline
B6 Very Bad Feeling
B7 How Long
HARLAN T. BOBO "A History of Violence" LP
Harlan T. Bobo
12" LP Vinyl / Shipping
HARLAN T. BOBO "A History of Violence" LP BR262

Once the intro to opener “Human” gives way to its fully-realized sonic purpose, it’s obvious that Harlan T. Bobo’s fourth proper album, A History of Violence, is quite different from his previous body of work. The classic historical emotional heft of a songwriter trying to make sense of life’s chaos, think mid-70s Lou Reed, especially Coney Island Baby, is a thread that can be heard running through the album’s mid-tempo tracks like “Human” and the miniature literary tragedy that is “Nadine”. The punchier tracks on the album, like “Spiders”, might conjure very early Green On Red, what X’s mid-80s output could have been, or even the roots-rock tendencies of overlooked genius, Cass McCombs.

A History of Violence still highlights Bobo’s whiskey-and-cigarette-informed vocal style, and on the more intimate tracks, it’s a distorted ear candy that warbles into increasingly sunken, uncomfortable places, like that of the songwriter with which comparisons have followed Bobo throughout his career: the late Leonard Cohen. But there is a richer canvas on which to work this time out, not to mention a decidedly heavier and darker one. The album was recorded in Memphis with Doug Easley, who has previously worked with Cat Power, Pavement, Wilco, Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer, and Jeff Buckley. Bobo also brought in Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady, Bash & Pop) on bass and Jeff “Bunny” Dutton (Action Family) on guitar, along with regular contributors Jeff Bouck (Polyphonic Spree) and Brendan Spangler (Viva l’American Death Ray). The result is a naturally dynamic album that seems equally at home with howling guitars and heavy bass lines as it does with haunting piano and humble pleas. A History of Violence is Bobo’s most complex -- and complete -- album to date.

Proudly co-released with Goner Records.
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