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30th Century Records Compilation Volume I

This summer Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) unveiled details about 30th Century Records, his imprint in collaboration with Columbia Records. Today, it’s with great excitement that the world-renowned artist, songwriter, and producer shares news of the eclectic label’s first official release, 30th Century Records Compilation Volume Ifeaturing eleven tracks of guitar-based brilliance. The compilation will be available everywhere December 18.

A psychedelic mosaic with international scope, 30th Century Records Compilation Volume I, touches both future and classic sounds from the sun-drenched shores of Brazil to the murky depths of Glasgow. Dan Auerbach’s blistering riffage in The Arcs, and Autolux’s arty experimentalism are featured alongside Sam Cohen’s rough-hewn authenticity and emotive rockers from newcomers like Nine Pound Shadow and Waterstrider. Compiled by Danger Mouse, this album finds guitar music alive and well from the garage to the depths of space.

NPR has shared two of the compilation’s tracks today, Sam Cohen’s collaboration with Danger Mouse entitled “Lose Your Illusion” (LISTEN), and Nine Pound Shadow’s “Melody” (LISTEN). Both tracks are available everywhere today, November 13.

Multi-instrumentalist Sam Cohen writes naturalist songs steeped in blissed out soul grooves and futurist guitar work. This former member of Apollo Sunshine and leader of Yellowbirds is no stranger to fuzzy psychedelia and enchanting melodies. They are presented here with the direct minimalism innate to solo work by John Lennon and Neil Young. Explosive synthesizers and earth-rattling guitar bring an otherworldliness that maintains its roots on this latest track produced with Danger Mouse.
Berkeley brothers Nine Pound Shadow stew in the wooded unknown. Their austere pop, dirty yet majestic like The Zombies, possesses a romantic lilt. There’s a lightness to the scuzz, an undeniable buzz as knotty guitars and hissing acoustics make for an era-transcending missive. 
The compilation will also feature a brand new track from Autolux, who will release their forthcoming album via 30th Century Records in 2016, as well as an exclusive new track from Dan Auerbach’s project, The Arcs. Details about Autolux’s new album will be revealed in the coming weeks.Sam Cohen’s “Lose Your Illusion”
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