ANTI- Records launched its new 08/09 music sampler today on-line via the ANTI- blog and in stores with dozens of participating independent retailers around the country. In a special promotion running through the holidays, local music retailers will be offering the newest releases from ten of ANTIâ€™s latest and greatest artists for under $10. With purchase, the buyer will receive a copy of the new ANTI- sampler, or it can be downloaded for free directly from the ANTI- blog.
It is both a look back at a spectacular 2008, which saw releases from artists such as Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Jolie Holland and Michael Franti & Spearhead called â€œcareer bests,â€ and a look into the New Year, including the following:
Â· â€œSpacious Thoughtsâ€ â€“ N.A.S.A (featuring Tom Waits and Kool Keith)
From masterminds Squeak E Clean (Sam Spiegel) and DJ Zegon (Ze Gonzales) comes the first track from the highly anticipated debut release The Spirit Of Apollo (out Feb 17 2009). The record — which pairs indie darlings such as Karen O, Santogold, the Cool Kids and M.I.A, with hip hop stars like Kanye West, Chuck D, KRS-One and Ghostface Killah â€“ takes the â€œless is moreâ€ concept and turns it on its head, layering up to four famous voices over vintage Brazilian funk tracks and turntable wizardry.
Â· â€œOld Devilsâ€ â€“ William Elliott Whimore
Iowaâ€™s own son of the soil William Elliott Whitmore premieres his first track off his ANTI- debut Animals in the Dark (out Feb 17 2009). With the old-soul voice of a master country blues balladeer and a devoted following in the punk, folk and indie rock worlds, Will captures the imagination with his raw, populist songs, seemingly untouched by pop culture.
Â· â€œSoul Of A Manâ€ â€“ Ramblinâ€™ Jack Elliott
He stole James Deanâ€™s girl, listened for two days while Jack Keroac read him On the Road and taught Dylan everything he knew, now Ramblinâ€™ Jack Elliott is trying something new: lending his plaintive drawl to Depression-era blues classics. Produced by Joe Henry (Elvis Costello, Solomon Burke, Bettye LaVette), the new album also features guest appearances from David Hidalgo (Los Lobos, Tom Waits) and Van Dyke Parks. Out April 7.
2009 will also see new releases from Neko Case, Bob Mould and the legendary Booker T Jones, of Booker T and the MGs fame.
Anti- Records 08/09 Sampler tracklisting:
1. â€œMexico Cityâ€ – Jolie Holland
2. â€œPieces Of Youâ€ â€“ Islands
3. â€œSay Hey (I Love You)â€ â€“ Michael Franti & Spearhead
4. â€œWhispersâ€ â€“ Lyrics Born
5. â€œFreedom Highwayâ€ – Mavis Staples
6. â€œBig Mistakeâ€ â€“ Tim Fite
7. â€œRabbit Habitsâ€ â€“ Man Man
8. â€œSpacious Thoughtsâ€ (feat. Tom Waits & Kook Keith) – N.A.S.A.
9. â€œDIG, LAZARUS, DIG!!!â€ â€“ Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
10. â€œOld Devilsâ€ – William Elliott Whitmore
11. â€œFreedomâ€ â€“ Billy Bragg
12. â€œReal Estateâ€ â€“ Cadence Weapon
13. â€œThis World As We Know Itâ€ – Xavier Rudd
14. â€œVery Temporaryâ€ â€“ Bob Mould
15. â€œFriend For Lifeâ€ â€“ Ersi Arvizu
16. â€œNew Worldâ€ â€“ DeVotchKa
17. â€œSoul Of A Manâ€ – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
BOO BOO RECORDS
San Luis Obispo
Twist and Shout
EXILE ON MAIN ST
Rainbow Books Music
Park Avenue CD
VINYL FEVER – TAMPA
Indy CD & Vinyl
END OF AN EAR
Salt Lake City