Ryan Adams 1989 Good ol' Ryan Adams! In case you missed it, he's covered Taylor Swift's massive album 1989 in its entirety, supposedly in the style of The Smiths, but the majority sounds very much pure Ryan Adams. This is so very good! Pax Am CD | LP
Ryan Adams Willow Lane " In this track Willow Lane, it was late night and I think me and Marshall were just jamming at PaxAm… I had a lot on my mind. I had recently come back from being in North Carolina for the first time in years reacquainting myself with my father and sister after a long time. My then wife didnt know how bored the Jacksonville Police Dept was or how menacing. I knew it well having grown up running from the cops for skateboarding and other acts of madness. I often wondered what percentage of kids I grew up with eventually just went to jail who stayed there. There is a feeling of bleak desperation in the summer there. I used to feel it and taunt it growing up when the warm lights of my Grandmothers house offered me so much love, like a shelter from this raging storm of nothingness outside. It made it strangely fun. On that trip, it was just us, me and my other-half, standing in the yard of the now empty house that belonged to my GMa, the sense of loss was tremendous. I would soon lose her neighbor and my life-long band mate and brother, Allen. We ventured back to the house, the house I moved to from South Willow Lane, this bizarre home that stood in shadow while all other house were in sunlight. The entire neighborhood was starting to fall apart. Had it always been this way? I stood over where Bully had been buried and I could feel the sharp and awful pains of missing him so much in me. Holding him in my arms. So many days of my life were just him and me, laying in the yard reading comics- me talking to him. He was my best friend. He will always be the first and most special relationship in my life. He loved me everyday and for who I was. And our connection was intense and not at all like a boy and his cat. People who comment that he was more like a human or a dog, really and no matter where I went when I left the house he would run after me, even after the car- to the point where we would have to pick him up and bring him back home. This song and this single are for him. I love you, Bully. I do it all for you. I only believe in the other side so I might hold you close once more and lay with you in the sunlight and not waste a single moment again of our time. Yes or Run is a continuation of the Blue Light sound that I have been chasing, Mike V and Charlie helped me take this raw jam that was sitting on tape and shape it into something new and it makes me so proud and so happy that we continue those crazy nights at Pax…. and Red Hot Blues was a funny accidental comedic jam, many of which happen at PaxAm, one night during the writing sessions for the self -titled record- and that’s Tal on bass and Marsh on drums. Doc Patt filled in the accordion at the end of Willow Lane- so if you cry it’s partially his fault too. Keep on Keeping On" - Ryan Adams Pax Am 7"
Ryan Adams Blue Light Expected 30th March Ryan Adams continues his PAX AM 7" series with this new single! On the title track, Adams said, “It all went down in an hour- band playing live to tape. Musically, this is such a cousin to “The Door” from Blackhole ( One day you will understand what that means- think Love is Hell/ More Mats ) Lyrically — that bleakness…I had this vision of New York city this guy in a busted pair of glasses walking between subway cars…people texting each other glued to their information machines. I fucking know I get lost in that shit.”The story behind “On My Life” is a bit more personal to Adams, who says, “That’s a portrait of me maybe back in the early 2000’s on 2nd Avenue and A, having lived in a hotel that was once a children’s hospital for basically children with polio (ugh). I am CERTAIN it was haunted but by a sadness really that I cannot explain. Chris Farley died in that building.”The final tune, “I Lost My Mind,” is derived from The Cure and, as Adams notes, “there’s nothing but 7-11 grease on this one, ladies and gentlemen. Shined up with the funk. Maybe a little dash of the creeps on the side too.” Pax Am 7"
Ryan Adams Vampires Ryan Adams, the brillilant U.S. artist & producer, continues his non-album 7" series with a new 'spooky' 7" just in time for Halloween! Pax Am 7"
Ryan Adams Do You Laugh When You Lie? U.S. import of the latest instalment of Ryan Adam's limited 7" series which is completely seperate to his recent new album Pax Am 7"
Ryan Adams 1984 A U.S. import 10 track 7" from Ryan Adams which has sold out in most places. From the description of this EP we can expect it to be something very different from Adams.. maybe even hardcore!? The 1984 EP "pays homage to the halcyon days of the earliest releases from Dischord, SST, Touch & Go and their ilk." The EP is entirely distinct from Adams' forthcoming self-titled LP (which features the excellent lead single "Gimme Something Good"), although perhaps its arrival indicates that we can expect to see a return of the Ryan Adams who used to drop two or three LPs ever year, rather than the one who's been largely silent since 2011. Pax Am 7"
Ryan Adams Gimme Something Good Super talented singer/songwriter and producer Ryan Adams releases the first in a series of 7"s! Pax Am 7"
Ryan Adams Ashes & Fire Expected October New Ryan Adams release on very limited LP (we have 5!) and CD! From the slow burning stunner of an opener "Dirty Rain" through the infectious shuffle of the title track and irresistible harmonies of "Lucky Now," to the closing lament of "I Love You But I Don't Know What To Say," Ashes & Fire is arguably the most cohesive and beautiful album of Adams' distinguished career. Ashes & Fire also features guest turns from Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench as well as Norah Jones who contributes piano and backing vocals on several tracks, including the lilting, acoustic overtures of "Come Home," the sumptuous ballad "Save Me" and the heartfelt "Kindness." http://www.facebook.com/ryanadams PAX-AM / Capitol Record CD | LP