$ 25.00 USD
Expected to ship in mid-July.
LANGAN, FROST & WANE is the collaboration of three songwriters, writing in the folk tradition and drawing candidly from the folk revival of the mid-twentieth century.
It began as a vessel for Brian Langan (Langan) and RJ Gilligan (Frost) to explore a territory they otherwise had no outlet for in their music. While Langan's past work with The Swims and Needlepoints was geared more towards well-crafted pop and boogie, Frost's output from Meddlesome Bells and Dark Web was heavier, more riffs - more punk.
It was in Langan, Frost, & Wane that they found a common ground.
As work on the album began, themes emerged.
What is it that allows a song to be playful, yet somber? How can the music tell a story on its own, apart from words? It was the same territory that the wild raucous flutes found on early Incredible String Band occupied, or better still, the second half of Donovan's A Gift From A Flower To A Garden.
They set about to capture it.
Frost ran a small studio and field recording label in Philadelphia, Bells Records, allowing the duo to dive into different tracking arrangements and experimentations, building out each song organically over a period of time. After wrapping up a season of sessions, Frost suggested Nam Wayne (Wane) to Langan as a possible third collaborator. Wane and Frost had been trading folk songs for some time and it became clear he was on a similar quest. After an evening of impromptu song writing among the three it was settled, and the project solidified.
The group is driven by Langan and Frost's finger-plucked melodies on guitar, complimented with found sound, instrumentation of the Middle and Far East, India, the Mediterranean, and Appalachia.
It is the belief of these songwriters that they succeeded in what they set out to do. This body of work is the culmination of those long hours spent searching for what is not lost, but perhaps sometimes forgotten
$ 25.00 USD
"I stubbornly refused to pan anything on Unnecessary Evil... or The Blinding White Of Nothing At All. Pulled a power move and demanded mono! But Mike Purcell wanted to hear a stereo version of UE and now you can too, only from Goldstar Recordings!!!"
Expected to be available to ship in early July.
Vinyl will be turquoise in color.
1. Any Way But Down
2. No Power
4. Stay Down
5. Just For A Moment
6. Unnecessary Evil
7. Artificial Air
8. The End Of The Day
9. Squared Up
10. Look Away
$ 20.00 USD
Available for the first time, Jason Brewer has reached back into the archives on the latest release simply called ‘Rarities Volume 1’ which is a collection of long lost singles and various outtakes originally recorded between 2011-2013 during the sessions for the band's second album, ‘Grand Hotel’. The album boasts a set of superb cover versions of 60’s classics, such as ‘Hitchin’ A Ride’, ‘Stormy’ and ‘Walk On By’ as well as the original Orchestral Version of ‘Don’t Waste Her Time’. A different version of this song is on the ‘Together’ album.
These long-awaited sessions have been meticulously remastered, remixed and sequenced together into a satisfying and cohesive album produced by Jason Brewer with brilliant engineer Matt Goldman and the legendary Mitch Easter (REM).
1. Hitchin’ A Ride 2. Anticipatin’ (under construction mix) 3. Run Run Run (under construction mix) 4. Stormy 5. Sweet Delights (under construction mix) 6. It’s No Use (under construction mix) 7. Walk On By 8. Weight Of The World (under construction mix) 9. Summer Days, Summer Nights (under construction mix) 10. No Good To Cry 11. Don’t Waste Her Time (orchestral version)
$ 10.00 USD
Translucent orange vinyl!
A side "Stay Freee" (with an extra e to honor “The Clash”) rings the bells of mental freedom with buzzing guitars, droning tanpuras & a series of explosions! "Grave Mistake" on the flip is a jingle-jangling, good-kind-of-Country weeper borne aloft on waves of Emmons steel majesty from Luke Schneider.
**2 sided 45 rpm**
$ 20.00 USD
The Explorers Club mark their return with 'Together', the quintet's third album of harmony-laden sounds. Hot off the heels of 'Freedom Wind', their first release which showcased their Beach Boys influences, and the triumphant follow-up 'Grand Hotel', an exploration of Classic soft pop ideals, 'Together' is sure to be the soundtrack for Summer 2016. Jason Brewer, founder, and visionary of the band, has patterned the album in the mold of post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys classics such as 'Friends', 'Sunflower', and 'Love You' while adding his own unique touches and flourishes of inspiration with his bandmates. Listeners can expect exquisite harmonies, tight musicianship, flowing melodies, and gorgeous vocals. Standout tracks include the modern sunshine doo-wop of 'California's Calling Ya', the bouncy pop of 'Once In A While', and the contemplative 'Quietly'. 'Together' is a must for fans of well-crafted pop music.
3.Once In A While
9.No Strings Attached
10.Don't Waste Her Time
11.Before I'm Gone
$ 20.00 USD
The Explorers Club hopes for its sophomore album, Grand Hotel, are pretty ambitious to undertake, if it weren't for the fact that the South Carolina sextet had already gone a long way toward accomplishing it on their debut album Freedom Wind…"quite remarkable" (USA Today). Grand Hotel puts the band with producer/mixing engineer Mark Linett, known work on the re-issues of the Beach Boys' Smile and Pet Sounds. The songs, recall the likes Herb Alpert jamming with psychedelic bands…the music of a James Bond flick…Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond records… the most upbeat 4 Seasons or Grass Roots hits.
2.Run Run Run
6.Go For You
7.Any Little Way
8.It’s No Use
10.I’ve Been Waiting
3.Summer Days,Summer Nights
14.Weight Of The World
15.Open The Door
$ 20.00 USD
Exquisite set of cover songs by Nashville-based Sunshine Pop band, “The Explorers Club”.
Ten-song-set is chock full of hits, misses, and other delights from the 1960s.
The album features guest vocals by former Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page, and Drive-By Truckers member, Jay Gonzalez.
Three previous albums: “Freedom Wind” (2008), “Grand Hotel” (2012) and “Together” (2016), and of course their “self-titled” album (2020) which is being released around the same time as “To Sing And Be Born Again”
The brainchild of Charleston, SC native Jason Brewer, the only constant “member” of The Explorers Club over the band’s lifespan
Brewer re-unites with Freedom Wind and Grand Hotel producer, Matt Goldman (Copeland, Underoath, Smalltown Poets, etc)
New contributors to this set include Shane Tutmarc (Dolour, Sean Nelson,) Page and Gonzalez, as well as vocals from former Explorers Club member Wally Reddington and past contributor Brian Langan, Brewer, Tutmarc, and Goldman recorded most of the album in Nashville, at Columbia’s legendary Studio A. Additional work was done at Gem City Studios on the Tennessee/Kentucky border.
Songs include huge pop hits originally recorded by The Turtles (“She’d Rather Be With Me,”) Manfred Mann, (the Bob Dylan penned “Mighty Quinn,” Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart (“I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight”) Herb Alpert (“This Guy’s In Love With You”) and Paul Revere and the Raiders (“Kicks.)
Rarities and lesser-known songs from Three Dog Night’s Danny Hutton, New England-based Orpheus, The Zombies, The Lovin’ Spoonful, and The Walker Brothers round out the set.
1.I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonite
2.She’d Rather Be With Me
3.Roses And Rainbows
5.The Mighty Quinn(QuinnTheEskimo)
6.Maybe After He’s Gone
7.Can’t Find The Time
8.Didn’t Want To Have To Do it
9.This Guy’s In Love With You
10.The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore
$ 20.00 USD
The fourth album by Nashville-based Sunshine Pop band.
This twelve-song-set is the band’s boldest work to date, breaking sonic barriers while maintaining lush melodies and artistic influences.
Key tracks include: “Ruby,” “Look To The Horizon,” “One Drop Of Rain,” “Somewhere Else”
Three previous albums: “Freedom Wind” (2008), “Grand Hotel” (2012), and “Together” (2016)Early critical acclaim led to placements in film, television, and advertising, as well as favorable press in both print and online
Musically adjacent to successful pop artists from the 1960s, 70s like The Beach Boys, Turtles, Association, Grass Roots...
The brainchild of Charleston, SC native Jason Brewer, the only constant “member” of The Explorers Club over the band’s lifespan Brewer re-unites with Freedom Wind and Grand Hotel producer, Matt Goldman (Copeland, Underoath, Smalltown Poets, etc)
New contributors to this incarnation of The Explorers Club include Shane Tutmarc (Dolour, Sean Nelson) and Austin, TX-based songwriter, Will Courtney. A songwriting partnership with Emeen Zarookian, Mike Williamson, and vocal contributions from former Explorers Club member Wally Reddington return Brewer, Tutmarc, and Goldman recorded most of the album in Nashville, at Columbia’s legendary Studio A. Additional work was done at Gem City Studios on the Tennessee/Kentucky border.
2.One Drop Of Rain
3.Love So Fine
9.Say You Will
12.Look To The Horizon
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