Kasabian – Discography (2004-2014) [FLAC]

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Artist: Kasabian
Album: Discography
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2004-2014
Size: ~ 6.67 Gb
Source: CDs,
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Kasabian took the British press by storm in the early 2000s by mixing traces of the Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, and Primal Scream with Oasis-sized confidence and DJ Shadow-influenced electronics. Named after Linda Kasabian, Charles Manson’s getaway driver-turned-state witness, the Leicester-based group also stole a page from the Band by moving into a remote farmhouse to brew its music. Communal life and a slew of shared influences produced an electronic, rock-oriented sound that harked back to the Madchester days of baggy pants and druggy dancing. Kasabian expanded that sound on later albums, but the band’s foundation remained rooted in swaggering, fragmented dance textures and boisterous rock & roll.

With his acerbic approach to interviews, swaggering lead singer Tom Meighan quickly became a darling of the press during the band’s infancy, and Kasabian’s revolutionary logos and sleeve art only added to the excitement. Foldout poster sleeves, 10″ versions, and hand-stenciled covers accompanied singles like “Club Foot,” “L.S.F,” and “Processed Beats.” The hype paid off as Kasabian’s self-titled debut cracked the Top Five in October 2004, just one month after its U.K. release. Four singles landed in the Top 20 within six months, establishing the bandmates as rock & roll royalty in the process.

Empire Founding guitarist Chris Karloff left the lineup two years later, citing creative differences with the remaining members. Kasabian’s second album, Empire, had already been recorded, and guitarist Jay Mehler was brought aboard to replace Karloff during live performances. (Mehler eventually became an official member in 2008.) Empire was ultimately released in August 2006 and debuted atop the U.K. charts, with the title track soon becoming the band’s third Top Ten hit. The band took home an NME Award in 2007 and began work on another album later that year. Dan the Automator was brought in to share production duties with Sergio Pizzorno, and the resulting U.K. chart-topper, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, appeared in 2009. Automator would return for the 2011 album Velociraptor!, featuring the lead single “Switchblade Smiles.” In 2013, Mehler left the group and joined former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher in his group Beady Eye, but the band carried on as a four-piece and recorded a new album with Pizzorno in the producer’s chair. Named after the album’s total running time, 48:13 arrived in 2014, featuring the lead single “Eez-eh.” The group returned in 2017 with their sixth studio album, For Crying Out Loud. – Artist Biography by David Jeffries

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The National – Discography (2001-2014) [FLAC]

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Artist: The National
Album: Discography
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2001-2014
Size: ~ 4.45 Gb
Source: CDs, Digital download
Format: FLAC (tracks + .cue)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Although formed during the post-punk revival of the late ’90s, the National took inspiration from a wider set of influences, including country-rock, Americana, indie rock, and Brit-pop. The lineup began taking shape in Ohio and officially cemented itself in New York, with baritone vocalist Matt Berninger joining forces with two sets of brothers — Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums), and Aaron (guitar) and Bryce Dessner (guitar). After establishing themselves as a live act, the bandmates made their studio debut with The National, a self-titled record that appeared in 2001 to considerable acclaim. Two years later, the band returned with Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, a deft blending of alternative country and chamber pop that found the band partnering with producer Peter Katis.
Cherry Tree The National continued working with Katis throughout the rest of the decade. Following the release of an EP, Cherry Tree, in 2004, the band signed with Beggars Banquet and released Alligator. Although sales were modest, Alligator proved to be one of the year’s most critically approved releases. Released in 2007, Boxer, an ambitious effort that featured orchestration by the Clogs’ Padma Newsome and piano by Sufjan Stevens, fared similarly well. It also became the band’s first album to chart fairly well, peaking at number 67 on the Billboard 200.
A Skin, A Night & The Virginia EP A documentary by French filmmaker Vincent Moon was released in 2008, capturing the band during the Boxer recording sessions. That same year, the National released The Virginia EP, a collection of new material and various B-sides, and began working on a new studio album with Katis. High Violet appeared two years later, earning the guys the highest marks of their career and going gold in multiple countries. Trouble Will Find Me, the group’s sixth long-player, was issued in 2013 and featured guest appearances from Sharon Van Etten, Sufjan Stevens, Dark Dark Dark’s Nona Marie Invie, St. Vincent, Doveman, and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Perry. The Grammy-nominated album peaked at the number three slot on the Billboard 200. In 2015 the group issued a limited-edition nine-LP box set entitled Lot of Sorrow, which chronicled the group’s epic 2013 MoMA-hosted performance art collaboration with Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, which saw the band perform the song “Sorrow” (from High Violet) for six straight hours (105 times). – Artist Biography by Andrew Leahey

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Maximo Park – Risk to Exist [Deluxe Edition] (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Maximo Park - Risk to Exist [Deluxe Edition] (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Maximo Park
Album: Risk to Exist [Deluxe Edition]
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 407 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Deluxe two CD edition including a bonus CD with seven additional tracks. 2017 release, the sixth studio album from Newcastle alt-indie icons Maximo Park. The album follows up from the band’s 2014 offering Too Much Information, which hit #7 in the UK Chart. The band have sold 600k albums in the UK during their 16 year career, including the mercury nominated A Certain Trigger.

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Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: Robyn Hitchcock
Album: Robyn Hitchcock
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 224 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Robyn Hitchcock is the follow up to 2014’s critically acclaimed The Man Upstairs. The new record was recorded in Nashville, Robyn’s new home base in the US, and was produced by Robyn and Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs). This is the first time Robyn has made a full band album in the studio since 2008 and the record features a lot of key players, including Gillian Welch, Emma Swift, Pat Sansone (Wilco, The Autumn Defense), and Grant-Lee Phillips. The psych-rock influence is a callback to his days with The Soft Boys and his early solo albums.

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Overcoats – Young (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Overcoats - Young (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Overcoats
Album: Young
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 229 mb
Source: Digital Download
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

Overcoats are an indie pop group noted for rich vocal harmonies and arrangements that blend elements of pop, folk, jazz, and glitch. Based in New York, the duo consist of one-time college roommates and Wesleyan University graduates Hana Rose Elion and JJ Mitchell. They released an eponymous EP in 2015, which led to a variety of music festival appearances and support slots for the likes of SOAK, Maggie Rogers, and Tennis. They embarked on a headlining tour around the time they released their full-length debut, Young. Co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Daughter) and Autre Ne Veut, it arrived in April 2017 via Arts & Crafts. ~ Marcy Donelson

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Woods – Love Is Love (2017) [WEB FLAC]

Woods - Love Is Love (2017) [WEB FLAC] Download

Artist: Woods
Album: Love Is Love
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 219 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

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“Wisdom comes with age, so it’s no surprise that Woods have grown more sage in the twelve years since they formed, expanding from sylvan drum circles into increasingly elaborate, transcendent psychedelia.” -Pitchfork “We walked down streets and crammed onto trains, our faces masks of fear. Unsure how to react, we, collectively, did not react. We grieved for a country and an ideal we never thought would die. We grieved for a loss of certainty. We argued about what we thought would happen. We preached understanding. We advocated for anger. Some people said that we’d at least get some incredible art, other people said that was a small view of a world we were quickly realizing we’d misunderstood. Everyone was right. Everyone was wrong. Art made in precarious times matters as much as we let it matter. But what are we looking for from the art we enjoy? Escapism? A reckoning with harsh reality? A temporary shared hallucination? Music can heal because it presents the pain of being human as universal. Love Is Love was written and recorded in the two months immediately following the election, but it’s not a record borne entirely of angry, knee-jerk reaction to what America is becoming. Instead, it’s a meditation on love, and on what life means now. Taking cues from last year’s City Sun Eater In The River Of Light, it feels very much like a record made from living, shoulder to shoulder, in a major city: weaving psychedelic swirls of guitar between languid horns reminiscent of the best Ethiopian jazz-Love is Love is a distinctly New York record. It is a document of protest in uncertain times and an open-hearted rejection of cynicism in favor of emotional honesty. It is bright, and then, unexpectedly, a little dark sometimes too. There will be parts of life where we will watch as events unfold and we will feel helpless. We will not be sure of the future. On good days, we’ll have each other. On the bad ones, we’ll turn to the art that helps us feel something. Love is Love is a document of the new world we live in, proof that light can come from despair and hope is still possible. We just need a little help remembering it exists.” -Sam Hockley-Smith

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The Raveonettes – 2016 Atomized (2017) [WEB FLAC]

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Artist: The Raveonettes
Album: 2016 Atomized
Genre: Alternative
Year: 2017
Size: ~ 354 mb
Source: Digital Download
Quality: lossless
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit

Description:

The acclaimed Danish duo has recently received coverage from NPR, Stereogum, Noisey, Nylon, Brooklyn Vegan, and Q. The Raveonettes 2014 album ”Pe’ahi” reached #5 on Billboard’s ”Heatseekers” and was praised by Mojo, NME, Boston Globe. Since 2003, they’ve issued seven albums , via Columbia, Vice, and their own Beat Dies imprint. ”We’ve fallen in love with Sharin and Sune all over again!” says Hot Press, while Stereogum calls one of the singles ”…an eerie lullaby of sorts…glistening, humming synthpop.” Now LA based, The Raveonettes are Sun Rose Wagner (guitar and vocals) and Sharin Foo (bass, guitar and vocals). Widely credited as one of the key influences in the garage rock revival of the noughties, The Raveonettes have rightfully earned their place in Rock ‘ n Roll history. Revered by the likes of Tom Petty, Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Little Steven and Johnny Marr, to name but a few, the band continue to evolve sonically and visually as their live shows continue to captivate audiences around the world. Their music is characterized by close vocal harmonies combined with hard-edged electric guitar sounds and liberal doses of noise. Their songs juxtapose the simplicity of 50s and 60s rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats, and dark lyrical content.

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