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    A Hundred Miles Off
    Album Details
    • If voted to win, this would the first reissue on vinyl since 2006.
    • Original pressings on vinyl are out of print and expensive.
    • Would be pressed on 180g multi-colored color vinyl at Record Industry and come in a single pocket tip-on jacket.
    • Would be limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders

     

    Biography

    The Walkmen are an American indie rock band, formed in 2000 with three members from Jonathan Fire*Eater-Paul Maroon (guitar, piano), Walter Martin (organ/bass) and Matt Barrick (drums) – and two from The Recoys Peter Bauer (bass/organ) and Hamilton Leithauser (vocals, guitar). Each of the members grew up in and around Washington D.C. and played in many of the same bands from early in their careers. After the break-ups of Jonathan Fire*Eater and The Recoys in 2000, The Walkmen formed and created a rehearsal space in New York, called Marcata Studios. The newly formed band wanted to move away from the garage rock sounds of previous bands and released a self-titled EP on Startime International in 2001 that featured a blend of upright pianos and other vintage instruments. Their 2002 debut album on Startime, “Everyone Who Pretends To Like Me Is Gone” was well received by critics upon release. The album was noted for its innovative use of atmospheric instrumentation, with sparse bass and drums complimented by plinking piano, jangly guitars and Leithauser’s unique vocals. Two of the songs on the album – “The Blizzard Of ‘96” and “That’s The Punchline” were adaptations of tracks meant for the Recoys’ unreleased full-length album. The band’s follow up, “Bows + Arrows” was released on the Record Collection label in 2004 and was listed by many critics as one of the year’s best albums. The album was recorded in 2003 at Marcata Recording in New York City, Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS, Easley-McCann Studios in Memphis, TN, and The Magic Shop in New York City. The album spawned singles for the songs, “The Rat” and “Little House of Savages.” Critical success led the band to perform on the Fox series The O.C. “Bows + Arrows” was noted for having a more immediate and focused sound than its predecessor, with “The Rat” and “Little House of Savages” seen as stark contrasts to much of the band’s previous output and peaked at #8 on the US Heatseekers chart. Their next album, “A Hundred Miles Off,” was released in the U.S. on May 23, 2006. The band premiered most of the songs on a tour of the Northeast earlier that year. The first single to be released was “Louisiana,” which featured an upbeat chorus of horns and peaked at #160 in the UK. Peter Bauer and Walter Martin traded musical instruments on the album, with Bauer handling the organ duties and Martin playing bass. The album featured the band refocusing its sound toward folk, unlike their previous two albums; though the change in direction was lauded by some critics, other reviews were mixed. The album peaked at #3 on the US Heatseekers chart and #163 overall. That same year, the band was forced to close Marcata Studios after Columbia University purchased the building. The band went on to release 3 more full length albums – one on Gigantic Music and two on Fat Possum Records. Many of their songs have been featured in film, such as “Red River” on the Spider-Man 3 Soundtrack, Red Moon” in season 2, episode 2 of Breaking Bad, and “Heaven” in the series finale of How I Met Your Mother. The band are currently on hiatus, with Leithauser, Bauer and Martin pursuing solo careers and Barrick joining Fleet Foxes in a touring and session capacity.

    Track Listing
    Track Sides: 
    Side A
    List of tracks: 
    Track Title: 
    1 Louisiana
    Track Duration: 
    3:53
    Track Title: 
    2 Danny’s At The Wedding
    Track Duration: 
    3:53
    Track Title: 
    3 Good For You’s Good For Me
    Track Duration: 
    2:18
    Track Title: 
    4 Emma, Get Me A Lemon
    Track Duration: 
    3:08
    Track Title: 
    5 All Hands And The Cook
    Track Duration: 
    4:05
    Track Title: 
    6 Lost In Boston
    Track Duration: 
    3:38
    Track Sides: 
    Side B
    List of tracks: 
    Track Title: 
    1 Don’t Get Me Down (Come On Over Here)
    Track Duration: 
    4:00
    Track Title: 
    2 Tenley-Town
    Track Duration: 
    3:00
    Track Title: 
    3 This Job Is Killing Me
    Track Duration: 
    3:27
    Track Title: 
    4 Brandy Alexander
    Track Duration: 
    2:28
    Track Title: 
    5 Always After You (‘Til You Started After Me)
    Track Duration: 
    3:32
    Track Title: 
    6 Another One Goes By
    Track Duration: 
    3:57
    Track Title: 
    7 Another One Goes By (Live)
    Track Duration: 
    **bonus track
Release date: 
June 5, 2019
Audio Player Embed: 

Artist Name: 
The Walkmen
Album Detail: 
  • If voted to win, this would the first reissue on vinyl since 2006.
  • Original pressings on vinyl are out of print and expensive.
  • Would be pressed on 180g multi-colored color vinyl at Record Industry and come in a single pocket tip-on jacket.
  • Would be limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders

 

Biography

The Walkmen are an American indie rock band, formed in 2000 with three members from Jonathan Fire*Eater-Paul Maroon (guitar, piano), Walter Martin (organ/bass) and Matt Barrick (drums) – and two from The Recoys Peter Bauer (bass/organ) and Hamilton Leithauser (vocals, guitar). Each of the members grew up in and around Washington D.C. and played in many of the same bands from early in their careers. After the break-ups of Jonathan Fire*Eater and The Recoys in 2000, The Walkmen formed and created a rehearsal space in New York, called Marcata Studios. The newly formed band wanted to move away from the garage rock sounds of previous bands and released a self-titled EP on Startime International in 2001 that featured a blend of upright pianos and other vintage instruments. Their 2002 debut album on Startime, “Everyone Who Pretends To Like Me Is Gone” was well received by critics upon release. The album was noted for its innovative use of atmospheric instrumentation, with sparse bass and drums complimented by plinking piano, jangly guitars and Leithauser’s unique vocals. Two of the songs on the album – “The Blizzard Of ‘96” and “That’s The Punchline” were adaptations of tracks meant for the Recoys’ unreleased full-length album. The band’s follow up, “Bows + Arrows” was released on the Record Collection label in 2004 and was listed by many critics as one of the year’s best albums. The album was recorded in 2003 at Marcata Recording in New York City, Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS, Easley-McCann Studios in Memphis, TN, and The Magic Shop in New York City. The album spawned singles for the songs, “The Rat” and “Little House of Savages.” Critical success led the band to perform on the Fox series The O.C. “Bows + Arrows” was noted for having a more immediate and focused sound than its predecessor, with “The Rat” and “Little House of Savages” seen as stark contrasts to much of the band’s previous output and peaked at #8 on the US Heatseekers chart. Their next album, “A Hundred Miles Off,” was released in the U.S. on May 23, 2006. The band premiered most of the songs on a tour of the Northeast earlier that year. The first single to be released was “Louisiana,” which featured an upbeat chorus of horns and peaked at #160 in the UK. Peter Bauer and Walter Martin traded musical instruments on the album, with Bauer handling the organ duties and Martin playing bass. The album featured the band refocusing its sound toward folk, unlike their previous two albums; though the change in direction was lauded by some critics, other reviews were mixed. The album peaked at #3 on the US Heatseekers chart and #163 overall. That same year, the band was forced to close Marcata Studios after Columbia University purchased the building. The band went on to release 3 more full length albums – one on Gigantic Music and two on Fat Possum Records. Many of their songs have been featured in film, such as “Red River” on the Spider-Man 3 Soundtrack, Red Moon” in season 2, episode 2 of Breaking Bad, and “Heaven” in the series finale of How I Met Your Mother. The band are currently on hiatus, with Leithauser, Bauer and Martin pursuing solo careers and Barrick joining Fleet Foxes in a touring and session capacity.

Is Voting For the Next Release?: 
yes
Is record of the month: 
No
Pre Order End Date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 14:00
Track Listings: 
Track Sides: 
Side A
List of tracks: 
Track Title: 
1 Louisiana
Track Duration: 
3:53
Track Title: 
2 Danny’s At The Wedding
Track Duration: 
3:53
Track Title: 
3 Good For You’s Good For Me
Track Duration: 
2:18
Track Title: 
4 Emma, Get Me A Lemon
Track Duration: 
3:08
Track Title: 
5 All Hands And The Cook
Track Duration: 
4:05
Track Title: 
6 Lost In Boston
Track Duration: 
3:38
Track Sides: 
Side B
List of tracks: 
Track Title: 
1 Don’t Get Me Down (Come On Over Here)
Track Duration: 
4:00
Track Title: 
2 Tenley-Town
Track Duration: 
3:00
Track Title: 
3 This Job Is Killing Me
Track Duration: 
3:27
Track Title: 
4 Brandy Alexander
Track Duration: 
2:28
Track Title: 
5 Always After You (‘Til You Started After Me)
Track Duration: 
3:32
Track Title: 
6 Another One Goes By
Track Duration: 
3:57
Track Title: 
7 Another One Goes By (Live)
Track Duration: 
**bonus track
List of tracks: 
Is out of stock: 
No

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  • A Hundred Miles Off
    The Walkmen
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    A Hundred Miles Off The Walkmen
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    A Hundred Miles Off
    Album Details
    • If voted to win, this would the first reissue on vinyl since 2006.
    • Original pressings on vinyl are out of print and expensive.
    • Would be pressed on 180g multi-colored color vinyl at Record Industry and come in a single pocket tip-on jacket.
    • Would be limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders

     

    Biography

    The Walkmen are an American indie rock band, formed in 2000 with three members from Jonathan Fire*Eater-Paul Maroon (guitar, piano), Walter Martin (organ/bass) and Matt Barrick (drums) – and two from The Recoys Peter Bauer (bass/organ) and Hamilton Leithauser (vocals, guitar). Each of the members grew up in and around Washington D.C. and played in many of the same bands from early in their careers. After the break-ups of Jonathan Fire*Eater and The Recoys in 2000, The Walkmen formed and created a rehearsal space in New York, called Marcata Studios. The newly formed band wanted to move away from the garage rock sounds of previous bands and released a self-titled EP on Startime International in 2001 that featured a blend of upright pianos and other vintage instruments. Their 2002 debut album on Startime, “Everyone Who Pretends To Like Me Is Gone” was well received by critics upon release. The album was noted for its innovative use of atmospheric instrumentation, with sparse bass and drums complimented by plinking piano, jangly guitars and Leithauser’s unique vocals. Two of the songs on the album – “The Blizzard Of ‘96” and “That’s The Punchline” were adaptations of tracks meant for the Recoys’ unreleased full-length album. The band’s follow up, “Bows + Arrows” was released on the Record Collection label in 2004 and was listed by many critics as one of the year’s best albums. The album was recorded in 2003 at Marcata Recording in New York City, Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS, Easley-McCann Studios in Memphis, TN, and The Magic Shop in New York City. The album spawned singles for the songs, “The Rat” and “Little House of Savages.” Critical success led the band to perform on the Fox series The O.C. “Bows + Arrows” was noted for having a more immediate and focused sound than its predecessor, with “The Rat” and “Little House of Savages” seen as stark contrasts to much of the band’s previous output and peaked at #8 on the US Heatseekers chart. Their next album, “A Hundred Miles Off,” was released in the U.S. on May 23, 2006. The band premiered most of the songs on a tour of the Northeast earlier that year. The first single to be released was “Louisiana,” which featured an upbeat chorus of horns and peaked at #160 in the UK. Peter Bauer and Walter Martin traded musical instruments on the album, with Bauer handling the organ duties and Martin playing bass. The album featured the band refocusing its sound toward folk, unlike their previous two albums; though the change in direction was lauded by some critics, other reviews were mixed. The album peaked at #3 on the US Heatseekers chart and #163 overall. That same year, the band was forced to close Marcata Studios after Columbia University purchased the building. The band went on to release 3 more full length albums – one on Gigantic Music and two on Fat Possum Records. Many of their songs have been featured in film, such as “Red River” on the Spider-Man 3 Soundtrack, Red Moon” in season 2, episode 2 of Breaking Bad, and “Heaven” in the series finale of How I Met Your Mother. The band are currently on hiatus, with Leithauser, Bauer and Martin pursuing solo careers and Barrick joining Fleet Foxes in a touring and session capacity.

  • Schizophrenic...
    The Idle Race
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    Schizophrenic... The Idle Race
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    Schizophrenic...
    Album Details
    • If voted to win, ROG will curate a new collection of Idle Race’s best Liberty-era tracks.
    • Would be pressed on 180g multi-colored vinyl and come in a single pocket tip-on jacket with new artwork and liner notes.
    • Would be limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders

    Biography

    The Idle Race were a British rock group from Birmingham in the late 1960s and early 1970s who garnered a cult following but never enjoyed mass commercial success. In addition to being the springboard for Jeff Lynne’s career, the band holds a place of significance in British pop-rock history as a link between The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, The Steve Gibbons Band and Mike Sheridan & The Nightriders. The band was initially formed in 1959 under the name of Billy King and The Nightriders; and consisted of core-members rhythm guitarist Dave Pritchard and drummer Roger Spencer, along with vocalist Billy King, bassist Brian Cope, and lead guitarist Al Johnson. In 1962, King departed and was replaced by Mike Tyler who changed his name to Sheridan and this change coincided with the band’s rise and gaining a record deal with EMI in 1964. Around this time Cope was replaced by Greg Masters and Johnson by lead guitarist, Roy Wood. Wood who went on to find greater success in subsequent bands, had his first commercially released composition, “Make Them Understand,” with the Nightriders in 1965. By 1965 Wood formed the Move and the band started touring by 1966. Johnny Mann was eventually replaced by Jeff Lynne – who at the time was an unknown guitar prodigy from Birmingham. They released one single in 1966 on Polydor – “It’s Only The Dog/Your Friend” featuring Lynne on lead guitar. Eager to showcase Lynne’s vocal and guitar skills as well as his growing cache of catchy Beatlesque songs and wishing to embrace the psychedelic movement of the time, the group changed its name, first to The Idyll Race and then The Idle Race. Roy Wood who had become a star as The Move became a successful chart act, helped arrange a partnership with producers Eddie Offord and Gerald Chevin for The Idle Race. In 1967, the band was the first major signing by the new British arm of Liberty Records. Only their first single (not issued in the UK) and their first album got released in the US on Liberty. The band was well received by the press for their melodies, whimsical lyrics and inventive production. They often appeared live in performance with such bands as The Spencer Davis Group, The Who, The Small Face, Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues, Status Quo, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Yes and Free. In addition to original material, their sets also featured extended covers of Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild,” The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Purple Haze,” Moby Grape’s “Hey Grandma,” The Lemon Piper’s “Blueberry Blue,” The Doors’ “Love Me Two Times,” and an electric version of “Debora” by Tyrannosaurus Rex. BBC disc jockeys such as John Peel and Kenny Everett were big champions of the group. Despite critical respect and famous admirers such as The Beatles and Marc Bolan, Idle Race failed to catch fire with the public. After suffering through bad luck that sabotaged their efforts in releasing singles “Here We Go ‘Round The Lemon Tree,” “The Skeleton and the Roundabout,” and The End Of The Road,” the band splintered, leaving in their wake several of the quirkiest and most distinctive pop records of the psychedelic era.

  • While The City...
    Cobra Starship
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    While The City... Cobra Starship
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    While The City...
    Album Details
    • If voted to win, this would the first worldwide release of the band’s debut on vinyl
    • Would be pressed on 180g gold and black mixed color vinyl at Record Industry and come in a single pocket tip-on jacket.
    • Would include the Japanese bonus track of “Send My Love To The Dancefloor, I'll See You In Hell (Hey Mister DJ)” from the Amp’d Mobile Studio Sessions.
    • Would be limited and numbered based on pre-orders

    Biography

    Cobra Starship was an American pop band created in 2005 by former Midtown bassist and lead vocalist Gabe Saporta in New York City in 2006. After writing and recording the band’s debut album, “While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets” as a solo project, Saporta brought in guitarist Ryland Blackinton, bassist Alex Suarez, drummer Nate Novarro and keytarist Victoria Asher. As inspiration in starting Cobra Starship, Saporta reportedly went on a “vision quest” in the deserts of Arizona spending time with Native American tribes and smoking peyote. His vision for this band featured a melodic style of music heavily influenced by synthpop and hip-hop. After his desert experience, Saporta rented a house in the Catskills and began writing their debut album. He posted a parody response to Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl” titled “Hollaback Boy” on Myspace. The song gained Saporta notoriety on the internet and he eventually signed to Decaydance Records, the label of his good friend and Fall Out Boy’s bassist, Pete Wentz. Midtown’s management company soon set Saporta up with an opportunity to record a song for the soundtrack to the 2006 film Snakes On A Plane. Along with members of The Academy Is…, Gym Class Heroes, and The Sounds, Saporta recorded “Snakes On A Plane (Bring It),” which became a minor hit. “While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets,” was released on October 10, 2006 and featured the single “Snake On A Plane (Bring It),” of which a video had been featured during the closing credits of the film Snakes On A Plane earlier that summer. In October 2006, the band supported Thirty Seconds To Mars on their Welcome to the Universe Tour. Over their ten year existence, Cobra Starship produced four studio albums and two Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles. The band officially announced its dissolution on November 10, 2015. If voted to win, ROG will issue the band’s debut album on vinyl for the first time in beautiful gold and black mixed colored vinyl.