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Closing in on 20 years since its initial release, Morphine’s Cure For Pain is an album that still lives and breathes. The late-great front man Mark Sandman used to describe the band’s beat-inspired blues-jazz-rock as “Low-rock” or “Fuck-rock” and it was such enigmatic descriptions that drew people out of the current guitar-grunge-fog and into Morphine’s shadowed world. Outside of a highly coveted limited-run Brazilian pressing nearly two decades ago, Cure For Pain has been nearly impossible to find on vinyl, a wrong only now rectified. As the second release on our Modern Classics Recordings imprint (following Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs), Cure For Pain is finally available for the first time on vinyl in the US.
1. MICHAEL KIWANUKA – TELL ME TALE – EP
Label: Polydor Ltd.
Michael Kiwanuka – I Need Your Company
2. FIDLAR – DIYDUI
Label: White Iris
FIDLAR – Wake Bake Skate
1. CHARLES BRADLEY – NO TIME FOR DREAMING
Label: Dunham Records
Charles Bradley – The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
2. WHITE DENIM – D
Label: Downtown Records
White Denim – River to Consider
Patterson Hood responds to Bob Lefsetz regarding an Alabama Shakes email from yesterday.
“From: Patterson Hood
I’m sure you have been inundated with letters (pro and con) about your column about Alabama Shakes.
Taste is rather subjective and I’m not going to waste yours or my own time trying to convince of their charms.
I’m really only responding because I awoke this morning and was forwarded some bullshit with my name all over it telling some story of how I supposedly have created this huge hype machine for said band and how I have overnight become a “Tastemaker”.
(Shit, I wish).
I’ve made it my policy of never answering bad reviews nor giving much thought to anonymous postings, but since your blog goes out to surely dozens of people (I’m a pretty big fan myself, even when I disagree and more often I don’t) and there were allegations that I am somehow profiting from “the hype”, I thought that I would at least clear up a couple of factual errors.
You Have All The Time In The World
“I am day drunk, get ready to see my dick.”
I recently asked Jason Mantzoukas of Parks and Recreations, Enlightened, and The League to list his top 11 favorite albums of 2011. Mantzoukas is one of the funniest up-and-coming comedic actors out today. In The League, his character Rafi steals the show in every scene he is in. While Rafi is a huge Hoobastank fan, Mantzoukas made some excellent albums selections. Look for Mantzoukas to have a breakout year in 2012.