Monday, November 24, 2014

New Music Releases - November 25, 2014










American Heritage - Prolapse
Andy Stott - Faith In Strangers
Arandel - Solarispellis
Aspiga - What Happened To You? (vinyl)
Attila - Guilty Pleasure
Audacity - Mind Your Own Business (7")
Aversions Crown - Tyrant
Baring Teeth - Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins
Bella Novela - Telemetry
Bill Haley - Singles 1953-1962
Bing Crosby - American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered - The Soundtrack
Bing Crosby - Bing Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook
Bing Crosby - Some Fine Old Chestnuts (60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Bing Crosby - Songs I Wish I Has Sung The First Time Around
Bjork - Biophilia Live (2 CD/Blu Ray)
Buffalo Killers - Fireball of Sulk
C.J. Ramone - Last Chance to Dance
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Commodore Ballroom Vancouver 1981
Carcass - Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel
Child Bite - Strange Waste
Circa Survive - Descensus (vinyl)
CityCop - Loner (vinyl)
Cliff Richard - Live on Stage
Clinton Shorter - District 9 OST (vinyl)
Cloudkicker - Live With Intronaut
Copeland - Ixora
Cripper - Hynea
Cursive - The Ugly Organ (vinyl)
Dave Matthews Band - Under the Table and Dreaming (reissue) (vinyl)
David Essex - The Whisper/This One's For You
David Guetta - Listen
Deadly Ones / The Deadly Ones - It's Monster Surfing Time
Devon Allman - Ragged & Dirty
Eluvium - Pedals/Petals
Faith Evans - Incomparable
Faust - Just Us
Flake Music - When You Land Here, It's Time to Return (reissue) (vinyl)
Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic (red vinyl)
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra: Live in London (3CD/1DVD Box Set)
Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart - Providence College Rhode Island April 26th 1975
Full of Hell / Merzbow - Full Of Hell & Merzbow
Game Theory - Dead Center
Hierophant - Peste
HIM - 666 Ways To Love: Prologue (vinyl)
HIM - Deep Shadows And Brilliant Highlights (vinyl)
HIM - Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666 (vinyl)
HIM - Lashes To Ashes, Lust To Dust’: A Vinyl Retrospective ’96-’03 (vinyl box set)
HIM - Love Metal (vinyl)
HIM - Razorblade Romance (vinyl)
Hoods - Gato Negro
Idris Elba - mi Mandela
In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose (reissue)
In Flames - Clayman (reissue)
In Flames - Colony (reissue)
In Flames - Reroute To Remain (reissue)
In Flames - Sounds Of A Playground Fading (reissue)
In Flames - Soundtrack To Your Escape (reissue)
Iron Maiden - Can I Play With Madness (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Infinite Dreams (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Stranger In A Strange Land (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - The Clairvoyant (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - The Evil That Men Do (vinyl)
Iron Maiden - Wasted Years (vinyl)
Jeff Beck - Live in Tokyo
Jethro Tull - WarChild (Limited Edition 2xCD+2xDVD)
Jimi Hendrix - The Cry of Love (reissue)
Joni Mitchell - Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced (4CD)
Kay Starr - 7 Classic Albums 2
Kevin Hearn - Days In Frames
Malo - Malo
Mark-Almond - Mark-Almond
Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions
Mayhem - Grand Declaration Of War (2-CD reissue)
Metallica - Lords Of Summer (12")
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster (10th Anniversary)
Moody Blues - The Polydor Years 1986-1992
Neil Diamond - All-Time Greatest Hits: Deluxe Edition
Nicholas Krgovich - On Cahuenga
Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint
Patti Page - 8 Classic Albums 3
Pet Symmetry/Slingshot Dakota - Split (7")
Pitbull - Globalization
Powerwolf - The History Of Heresy II (2009-2012)
Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Prince - Art Official Age (2xLP)
Prince - Plectrumelectrum (vinyl)
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (2-CD)
Ralph McTell - Unknown Soldier
Rick Ross - Hood Billionaire
Rise Of The Northstar - Welcame
Ronnie Dyson - Lady in Red: Columbia Sides Plus
Seals and Crofts - One on One: Songs From the Original Motion Picture
Simon & Garfunkel - Complete Albums Collection
Simple Minds - Big Music
Skalmold - Meo vaettum
Skeletonwitch - Beyond The Permafrost (picture disc)
Skyharbor - Guiding Lights
Snowday - As We Travel
Soundgarden - Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path (rarities compilation)
Tenacious D - The Pick of Destiny (vinyl)
The Coronas - The Long Way
The Deviants - Fragments of Broken Probes
The Expérimental Tropic Blues Band - The Belgians
The Gun Club - Fire of Love
The Monochrome Set - Eligible Bachelors
The Postal Service - Give Up (vinyl)
The Search Party - Montgomery Chapel
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (super deluxe box set)
Thomas Giles - Modern Noise
Thrice - The Artist In The Ambulance (vinyl)
Tim Barry - Lost & Rootless
Tokio Hotel - Kings Of Suburbia
Toxic Reasons - Independence
Tragically Hip - Fully Completely (Super Deluxe)
Various Artists - Blues With a Rhythm, Vol. 1
Various Artists - Halo 2 OST (vinyl)
Various Artists - Idris Elba Presents... mi Mandela
Various Artists - Many Faces of Black Sabbath
Various Artists - The Big Lebowski OST (vinyl)
Various Artists - Very Extremely Dangerous
Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground - 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Wardruna - Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga
Wayfarer - Children of The Iron Age
Will Downing - Will Downing Collection
Witchmaster - Antichristus Ex Utero
Witchrider - Unmountable Stairs
Wounds - Die Young

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes


from our friends at NewOnVinyl

SWITCHFOOT - BEAUTIFUL LETDOWN

The Beautiful Letdown is the fourth studio album by alternative rock band Switchfoot. Released on February 25, 2003, it launched the band into the mainstream on the strength of two top 20 singles: "Meant to Live" and "Dare You to Move." The album was hugely popular and remained a staple on the Billboard 200 album charts for a considerable amount of time. The album sold over 2.7 million copies in the US  and was eventually certified double platinum by the RIAA.

The album won an Album of the Year award at the 2003 San Diego Music Awards. It was ranked #195 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums of the Decade.

The album featured some of the band's most intricate work to date, and featured a departure from the lo-fi indie rock sound of their previous three albums. This shift to a more layered, heavier rock sound with occasional electronica influences can be attributed to the addition of long-time touring member Jerome Fontamillas as a full-time band member. Contributing more to the recording process by filling in with his added instrumental versatility prompted Foreman to note, "I feel like Jerome is a great team player. I mean the same thing where live he just kind of fills in, is the same thing on the album. He's just a wonderful guy to have around." The sound was also influenced by the fact that "these were songs that we'd played live countless times, songs that we'd lived with."

2014 LIMITED EDITION Reissue
Blue Colored Vinyl
Gatefold sleeve

Order at NewOnVinyl


SOUNDTRACK (OST) - HANNIBAL SEASON 2, VOL 1

The score for NBC’s Hannibal might be the closest someone’s come on TV to soundtracking the experience of losing one’s marbles. That someone is Brian Reitzell, who’s composed and supervised soundtracks for Sofia Coppola, Rian Johnson, and Peter Berg. Reitzell released a solo album, Auto Music, earlier this summer and now has the original score for Hannibal’s first two seasons.

All of the music featured on the Hannibal LP’s hail from the first and second season of the series and have been sequenced in the chronological order they appears on the show itself, allowing for an essential listening experience as dictated by the music’s creator.

Each double LP will be housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, and Director David Slade has provided rare photography from his personal collection for the artwork. Each LP will come with a download card.

Both seasons are each receiving two volumes of music, for a total of four different LPs, and the variant colors are perfectly themed for the show and its content, including “Tannum Brown”, “Hemochrome Red”, “Travertine Grey”, and “Amarone Grape”, as well as standard black.

There will be 1,000 copies of each color, for a total of 2,000 of each LP in total.

GREY colored vinyl Edition, Limited to 1000 copies.
Gatefold sleeve
Including download code

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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE - WE HAVE THE FACTS AND WE'RE VOTING YES

We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes is the second studio album by indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, released March 21, 2000, on Barsuk Records.

Death Cab for Cutie's first concept album, the album features a story about a ruined relationship. No singles were released for the album.

In 2011, guitarist Chris Walla reflected upon the album stating: "That second record, especially, for years and years has been my favorite ... As I try to figure out what it is about that record that I react to so strongly – we started recording it like twelve years ago – dissecting all those elements and trying to reverse-engineer what happened, I’ve learned so much about what I value about songwriting and about performances."

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Pre-Order Voyag3r's 'Doom Fortress' LP (2nd pressing)

'Doom Fortress' is the debut full length album from Detroit’s Voyag3r (pronounced Voyager Three). Voyag3r are a synth based instrumental rock band that draws inspiration from sci-fi, horror, action soundtrack music from the 70’s & 80’s. Voyag3r have set out to create dynamic, epic, moody and atmospheric sounds intended to inspire. This experimental rock sound is like a movie-less score or the soundtrack to a far away mysterious journey. Voyag3r forge their sound with a multitude of analog synthesizers, acoustic drums and electric guitar.

'Doom Fortress' was recorded using vintage analog synths, electric guitar through vintage tube amplification and maple shell acoustic drums. All music was recorded to 2? analog tape (MCI JH-24 2? Analog 24-Track w/ALIII remote) through various vintage pre-amps and a 1977 Custom Harrison 3232 console for maximum authenticity and spirit in capturing this classic sound.

The Doom Fortress 1st Pressing was 2 different colors of vinyl: Voyager Golden Record (Gold Vinyl) and Black Hole (Black Vinyl).  ***** 1st PRESSING SOLD OUT! *****

This time around we are offering "Deep Space Nebula" (translucent purple) 250 copies and black vinyl 250 copies. Both versions come with a double sided 12" x 12" art print and digital download code.

LP art, design & layout by SLASHER DAVE!

2nd Pressing Limited to 500 Copies. 250 Purple Vinyl / 250 Black Vinyl.  

 ***** 2ND PRESSING BEGINS SHIPPING ON DECEMBER 9, 2014! 

PRE-ORDER NOW AND RECEIVE A FREE 3 PIECE 1.25 VOYAG3R BUTTON SET…LIMITED TO THE 1st 50 ORDERS! *****

Pre-Order at BellyAcheRecords

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Jonny Greenwood's Inherent Vice: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Pre-Order

Nonesuch will release Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson’s new feature film, Inherent Vice, December 15, 2014, with the vinyl to follow March 3. An adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, Inherent Vice, which will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in theaters starting on December 12, is set in the tail end of the psychedelic ’60s and stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, and Owen Wilson. In addition to nine compositions by Jonny Greenwood, the soundtrack features “Spooks,” an unreleased Radiohead tune performed by members of Supergrass, as well as other recordings from the movie’s era. Additional performers include The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Young, Can, and The Marketts, among others.

This is the third Anderson film that Greenwood has scored. Their previous collaborations include the critically praised soundtrack for 2007’s Academy Award-winning There Will Be Blood and 2012’s The Master, both released by Nonesuch. Rolling Stone said of The Master that its “visual poetry is matched by Jonny Greenwood’s haunting, hypnotic score.” The New Yorker described the music as “rich and inventive.” The Times of London exclaimed: “Jonny Greenwood’s score is superb.” Of the There Will Be Blood score, the Boston Globe noted that the “squealing, cicada-like strings of…Popcorn Superhet Receiver masterfully evoke the film’s apocalyptic vision of the West.”

Widely known as the guitarist for Radiohead, Jonny Greenwood also is a highly respected composer.

Release date 3/3/15

Pre-Order at NoneSuch


Rhiannon Giddens - Tomorrow Is My Turn + Autographed Print Pre-Order

Rhiannon Giddens, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of Grammy Award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, makes her solo recording debut with Tomorrow Is My Turn, due out February 10, 2015, on Nonesuch Records. (The vinyl will follow on March 3.) The album was produced by T Bone Burnett. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an exclusive print autographed by Giddens and an instant download of the album tracks “Don’t Let It Trouble Your Mind” and “Shake Sugaree.”

Burnett first worked with Giddens when she performed last fall at a concert he curated at New York City’s Town Hall that was later broadcast on Showtime: Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis.” In the Huffington Post’s “5 Memorable Moments From the 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Concert,” the top spot went to “Dear Lord: Rhiannon Giddens. The chances are a good many people haven't heard of Rhiannon Giddens, but that's probably going to change ... Giddens performed two songs … and earned the night's one in-show standing ovation.”

Backstage, Burnett was immediately moved to ask if he could produce a record with her. “It was clear the first time I heard her at rehearsal that Rhiannon is next in a long line of singers that include Marian Anderson, Odetta, Mahalia Jackson, Rosetta Tharpe,” Burnett says. “We need that person in our culture.”

For her first solo disc, Giddens chose a broad range of songs from genres as diverse as gospel, jazz, blues, and country. In addition to the traditional “Black Is the Color,” tracks include Hank Cochran’s “She’s Got You,” made famous by Patsy Cline; Dolly Parton’s “Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind”; “O Love Is Teasin’,” popularized by the Kentucky-reared “mother of folk” Jean Ritchie; and Elizabeth Cotton’s “Shake Sugaree.”

Tomorrow Is My Turn was recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, with a multi-generational group of players whom Burnett assembled. Among them are fiddle player Gabe Witcher and double bassist Paul Kowert of label-mates Punch Brothers; percussionist Jack Ashford of Motown’s renowned Funk Brothers; drummer Jay Bellerose; guitarist Colin Linden; legendary backup singer Tata Vega; veteran Nashville session bassist Dennis Crouch; and Giddens’ Drops touring band-mates, multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins and beat-boxer Adam Matta.

Release date 3/3/15

Pre-Order at NoneSuch

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You, Whom I Have Always Hated by The Body & Thou 

The Body and Thou are bands with Southern roots that have been pushing the boundaries of heavy metal for over a decade. Both have maintained relentless touring schedules, a dedication to DIY ethics and aesthetics, and a commitment to push their respective brands of extreme music into previously unexplored territories. You, Whom I Have Always Hated is a new collaborative release that showcases both bands’ unique abilities to create music that is emotionally effecting and unrelenting.

On You, Whom I Have Always Hated, each band’s distinctive elements shine through and combine to create something more visceral than the sum of their parts. While the groups have different approaches to live performance and stylistic nuances, they share general creative ideas and have a history subsumed in themes of alienation, melancholy, and despair. They describe the new collaboration as “a twilight dungeon crawl exploring the winding, ruined halls of Mad King Duro’s Castle, best friends at your side, enemies crushed beneath your heels, mysteries solved, and treasures found.”

This is not a split album, but rather a collaboration between The Body & Thou. LP jacket has a black flooded pocket, printed inner sleeve, and free download card.

White vinyl edition is limited to 300 copies and only available via Thrill Jockey Mailorder!!

Order at ThrillJockey

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THE HACKER  - LOVE/KRAFT - SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 

Channelling Kraftwerk, Italo-disco, techno and electro, legendary French producer The Hacker collaborates with The Vinyl Factory to release a special limited edition double vinyl album version of Love/Kraft, his dancefloor-crushing return to form.

Highlights include ‘Jalousy’ - a mesmerizing instrumental that blends classic electro-clash, EBM and Euro-disco sensibilities, ‘Jupiter Skyline’ - pure ‘Man Machine’-era Kraftwerk meets early Motor City Detroit electro, and ‘You’ - the most uplifting track on the album, with nods to Todd Terje-style disco and the epic electro-pop of Depeche Mode.

A long established sonic experimenter who’s released seminal albums with Miss Kitten, The Hacker aka Michel Amato remains an icon for the current generation of electronic producers like Gesaffelstein, with whom he tours and collaborates via their Zone label.

* Double heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl
* Features seven tracks spread across four sides
* Bespoke sleeve with fluoro artwork
* Limited to 1000 copies worldwide

Order HERE

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Have Any of These Old Christmas Records? They Could Be Worth Thousands of Dollars









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from the great state of louisiana:


New underground record store Sisters in Christ opens on Freret Street








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from the great state of west virginia:


Vinyl Revival







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from the great state of arkansas:


Music lover soon to be record store owner







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Music Technology Comes Full Circle







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Incredibly rare outtakes from The Beatles' photoshoot for iconic Abbey Road album cover sell for £180,000







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album cover art of the day:


WEDNESDAY 13 To Release First Concept Album 'Monsters Of The Universe: Come Out & Plague'





















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album cover art of the day, part two:


Mesmur Announces Self-Titled Album Release

Friday, November 21, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes


Blues-Rock Trio Will and the Won’ts Releases Track "Get Out"

New Single "Wake Up Clean"/"Get Out" Available On VINYL!

"Will and the Won'ts combine a bit of baby-boomer era rock ‘n roll, folk and country with the deep roots of americana. That isn’t to say it sounds dated, anything but. Their version has a modern edge which mainly comes through in the way they arrange their songs" (Write.Click.Cook.Listen).

The three members managed to find each other amongst the traffic, beaches, mountains, and bustling music scene of Los Angeles and combine a mutual love of influences ranging from The Avett Brothers, Jack White to Creedence Clearwater Revival.  While studying at the Musicians Institute, Will Risbourg (vocals/guitar), Andrew Bilotti (drums/vocals), and Gui Bodi (bass/vocals) found camaraderie beyond the classroom in 2010 and settled as a three-piece in January 2014. Shortly thereafter, the band recorded their first single "Wake Up Clean" and follow up, "Get Out."

Will And The Won'ts - Wake Up Clean



Pick up your copy at WillAndTheWonts.bandcamp

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from our friends at Relaspe

Relapse Records Announces 25th Anniversary Plans

Renowned independent metal label Relapse Records will be celebrating it's 25th anniversary throughout 2015. Originally founded by Matthew Jacobson in 1990, the label quickly became one of the most celebrated and influential independent labels in heavy music history. The label has big plans for the monumental anniversary including numerous special releases, events and partnerships all year long.

Founder Matt Jacobson commented on the occasion:
 
"In 1990 I started Relapse as a teenager in my parents’ basement. It was a dream with a simple mission: to share the music that I was so passionate about with as many people as possible.  Over the course of 25 years we have had the honor of working with a diverse array of amazing artists and releasing a vast catalog of incredible records that includes numerous influential and genre defining albums. We are very proud that we have been able to bring the music that we love to a global audience."

First and foremost, Relapse will be reissuing a significant amount of classic and underground titles from throughout the label's history on deluxe vinyl. Albums from artists like Mastodon, Nile, Dillinger Escape Plan, Neurosis, Amorphis, Incantation, Human Remains, and many many more will get the deluxe reissue treatment after being long out-of-print or never-before-available on wax. Additionally, a special, super limited silver colored vinyl of every record released/reissued in 2015 will be made available exclusively from www.relapse.com

Relapse will be publicly celebrating its silver anniversary at next year's Maryland Death Fest alongside current and former Relapse artists Amorphis (playing Tales From The Thousand Lakes in its entirety), Obituary, Neurosis, Suffocation, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Cephalic Carnage, Primitive Man, YOB, Tombs, Devourment, Origin, Skinless, Inverloch, Inter Arma, Serpentine Path, and Noisear.   More information on the festival is available here.

Stay tuned for more news and information on Relapse's 25th anniversary including special reissues, events, new lines of merch, and much more!

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vinyl news from the uk:

UK Indie Stores Get In The Spirit Of Vinyl With “12 Days Of Christmas”

Universal Music UK is offering independent music retailers a unique seasonal boost in the form of 12 exclusive vinyl releases set to hit the shelves from December 1st through December 13th.

The “12 Days of Christmas” initiative includes gems from the Universal Music catalog such as a heavyweight etched and numbered 7” of The Who’s Be Lucky – never previously available on vinyl – and a special limited release of The Beatles’ Long Tall Sally which is back on 7” vinyl 50 years after it was first released.

Also available are a picture disc version of Imagine Dragons’ multi-million selling debut album Night Vision and a 12" picture disc including an exclusive song from 5 Seconds of Summer. The promotion also includes a UK exclusive 7” from Weezer, a limited edition 12” from Metallica and two new songs from St Vincent pressed on a 10-inch disc in a die-cut, foil-embossed sleeve.

Around half the releases are being brought into the campaign via the US Black Friday promotion, but the rest are exclusive to the UK. Many are set to become instant collectors’ items as all are available in limited quantities.

The full line up includes:

Metallica, Lords of Summer 12” - December 1st
The Beatles, Long Tall Sally 7” - December 2nd
Tim Hardin, Tim Hardin 1 & 2 LPs - December 3rd
Wings, Let Em In/Beware My Love 7” - December 4th
Bon Jovi, Live 2 10” - December 5th
5 Seconds of Summer , Picture disc LP - December 6th
St. Vincent, Pieta/Sparrow 10” - December 8th
Weezer, Back to the Shack 7” - December 9th
Shirley Collins/Davy Graham, Folk Roots, New Roots LP - December 10th
Wings, Letting Go 7” - December 11th
Imagine Dragons, Night Vision picture disc LP - December 12th
The Who, Be Lucky 7” - December 13th

The managing director of Universal’s commercial UK division states:   “At a time of the year when many retailers are focussed on high volume Christmas releases we thought it was important to do something special for the indie stores who are important to us 52 weeks a year."

Merry Christmas indeed!

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upcoming releases from our friends at MusicOnVinyl

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - ST. VINCENT

The Soundtrack to the comedy drama St. Vincent (starring Academy Award® nominees Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts), is an irresistible compilation of evergreens and newer hits – including songs from Bob Dylan, The National, and Jefferson Airplane. This 2 LP At The Movies release is a very interesting package: next to presenting the song soundtrack, we've also included the Original Score by Theodore Shapiro on a second disc. Each copy of the first pressing is individually numbered and pressed on blue marbled vinyl.

The soundtrack album includes classics from the 1960s and 1970s, such as Bob Dylan's "Shelter From The Storm" from the 1975 album Blood On The Tracks. Tweedy provides two songs: the funky "Everybody Hides" and the laid-back "Why, Why, Why". In between comes a contrasting classic, the straight-hitting vocals of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody To Love". This was the band's first and biggest hit, a single from the album Surrealistic Pillow in 1967.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Including 2 inserts
  • 2 LP set contains the Original Score by Theodore Shapiro + the Soundtrack featuring Tweedy, Bob Dylan, The National and Jefferson Airplane
  • First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on (light & dark) blue marbled vinyl


KORN - TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR

Take A Look In The Mirror is the sixth studio album by American Nu-Metal band Korn, released in 2003. It is the first album self-produced by the band. Korn explained that they wanted fans to hear the music as it should be. They returned to a more aggressive sound as featured on their earlier albums, with guitarists Brian "Head" Welch and James "Munky" Shaffer mostly utilizing thick, heavy distortion and the occasional clean tones for contrast. The album peaked at number 9 of the Billboard 200 album charts and was certified platinum.

The track "Did My Time" was previously released as a single for the movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. The single debuted and peaked at number thirty-eight on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Korn's first top-forty hit in the United States. "Did My Time" gave Korn another Grammy nomination in the Best Metal Performance category. The track "Right Now" was accompanied by a provocative cartoon video animated by Spike and Mike.

The album also contains a reworked and re-recorded version of the track "Alive", which had previously only been released on the band's first demo, Neidermeyer's Mind. The track "Play Me" features rapper Nas, making Take A Look In The Mirror the first Korn album since Follow The Leader to feature such a collaboration. Jonathan Davis plays bagpipes on "Let's Do This Now", marking the return of a tradition that has previous to the album, only been absent on Untouchables.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert
  • First pressing of 2000 numbered copies on silver transparent vinyl


ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - TRANSFORMERS

"Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your wildest imagination." The 1986 animated feature film The Transformers: The Movie was based on the animated TV series by the same name. The film was directed by Nelson Shin, who produced the original Transformers television series, and features the voices of Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, Lionel Stander, John Moschitta, Jr., Peter Cullen and Frank Welker. It also marked the final roles for both Orson Welles, who died just days after his last voice recording session for the film, and Scatman Crothers, who died months after its release.

Set to a soundtrack of synth-based incidental music and hard-driving metal music, composed by Vince DiCola, the movie has a decidedly darker tone than the television series. Stan Bush's song "The Touch", which prominently featured in the film, was originally written for the Sylvester Stallone movie Cobra.

The movie also feature other well known songs including "Instruments of Destruction" by NRG, Stan Bush's song "Dare", two songs by Spectre General, "Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way", "Hunger" as well as "Weird Al" Yankovic's song "Dare to Be Stupid". The Transformers theme song for the movie was performed by the band Lion.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Soundtrack of the classic 1986 Transformers movie
  • First pressing of 1000 numbered copies on transparent blue vinyl
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Turkey Shoot Soundtrack Available Via DeathWaltz

The notorious 1982 Australian film, Turkey Shoot (Also known as Escape 2000 in the US and Blood Camp Thatcher in the UK) has long been considered the ultimate of Australian Video Nasties. Set in a dystopian future where a totalitarian regime imprison a group of ‘deviants’ to a high security prison destined for rehabilitation and social re-programming. The story involves the group of inmates fleeing from the camp controlled by the draconian warden, a sadistic alopecic henchmen and a bizarrely scripted lycanthropic carnival-mutant…shall we read on..? Produced by Antony I Ginnane’s F.G films (Patrick, Thirst, Snapshot etc…) together with British actor David Hemming (Blow Up, Fragment of Fear, Deep Red), the film was aesthetically influenced by the brutality and savagery of Italian sub-genre cinema, (ie Umberto Lenzi’s Cannibal films and Lucio Fulci’s Zombie films), as well as borrowing the central theme from the 1932 film The Most Dangerous Game. Scored by renowned Australian film composer Brian May (Mad Max, Patrick, The Day After Halloween), the predominantly electronic soundtrack hints stylistically to brooding horror-synth of John Carpenter, the mutant patchbay of Gil Melle’s soundtrack The Andromeda Strain as well as some of the sonic characteristics found in Italian B-cinema (Fabio Frizzi & Goblin). Pulsing synth oscillations and pounding percussion together with inspired sound design all encapsulate the confused and claustrophobic human big-game hunt.

Yellow vinyl only 200 worldwide exclusive to Death Waltz

Order at DeathWaltzRecordingCompany


Chain Reaction Soundtrack Available Via DeathWaltz

Described as ‘Mad Max meets the China Syndrome’, the 1980 Australian film The Chain Reaction is an often overlooked entry in the highly venerated Ozploitation Genre. A nuclear disaster themed thrill ride into early 80s Australiana and industrial paranoia. Sitting alongside Night Of Fear (1972) and Turkey Shoot (1982) in the outlandish canon of Australian B-cinema from the 1970s and 80s The Chain Reaction includes its fair share of gratuitous nudity, ocker attitude and souped up vehicular carnage, but also carries a skilled visual style and strong environmental message that sets it apart from its less cerebral counterparts. Composed by unsung composer Andrew Thomas Wilson, the soundtrack is a forgotten piece of 1980s electronic film scoring. A clash between driving electropop and the ominous dirge of John Carpenter’s The Thing and The Fog soundtracks. Layers of icy modular Synth and proto techno rhythms serve as the backdrop to the explosive biological-apocalyptic meltdown.

Milky clear vinyl with Red haze only 200 worldwide exclusive to Death Waltz

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Gene Clark 'Two Sides To Every Story' Vinyl Reissue

Two Sides To Every Story, the criminally long out-of-print solo album from founding Byrds member, Gene Clark, finally returns to vinyl. 35 years after its initial 1977 release on RSO, High Moon Records re-mastered, 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP is presented in stunningly rich and crisp audio fidelity that will shed new light on this underrated, beautifully-crafted Gene Clark classic. The album was produced by Thomas Jefferson Kaye, producer of Clark’s masterpiece, No Other, and features an all–star cast of musical co-conspirators: singer Emmylou Harris, banjo-virtuoso Douglas Dillard (The Byrds, Dillard & Clark), Country violin legend Byron Berline, guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell), and pedal-steel ace Al Perkins (Flying Burrito Brothers, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones).

Gene Clark served as The Byrds chief songwriter in the mid-sixties, penning some of their most essential songs, including “Feel a Whole Lot Better,” “Eight Miles High” and “You Showed Me.” Clark’s inimitable songwriting and singing continue to inspire and influenced countless artists. Among them: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (who recorded TWO of his compositions on their 2010 Grammy® winning Album Of The Year, Raising Sand ), Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention, REM, Tom Petty, Yo La Tengo, the Flamin’ Groovies, Teenage Fanclub, and Wilco.
  • 180-gram vinyl LP, packaged in state-of-the-art tip-on sleeve with 11” x 11” full-color 16-page book.
  • LP & CD Bonus Tracks on exclusive High Moon Records Download card.
  • Liner notes by John Einarson, author of the acclaimed Gene Clark biography, Mr. Tambourine Man.
  • Never-before-seen Two Sides To Every Story album session photos by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame photographer Ed Caraeff.
  • Meticulously re-mastered by multi-Grammy® Award nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, the Kinks,  the Cars).
  • Mastered for vinyl by multi-Grammy® Award winner Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Who).
Order at HighMoonRecords


Love 'Black Beauty' Vinyl Reissue                            

Black Beauty, the never-before-released masterpiece by Arthur Lee’s legendary band Love is making its first-ever official release in any format, anywhere! Chosen as one of Time Magazine’s most anticipated releases, critics are hailing the album as an instant classic. Black Beauty is that rarest of rock artifacts: an un-released, full-length studio album, from an undisputed musical genius. It represents the missing link in a catalog that also includes Forever Changes, the seminal 1967 Love album the New York Times called “one of the most affecting and beguiling albums of all time.” With Black Beauty, Arthur Lee manages to combine searing ’70’s rock with gorgeous melodies and stellar songwriting – topped off by his most distinctive, snarling, soulful vocals ever. With unparalleled sound, and a wonderfully eclectic collection of songs, the album offers Love fans a rare glimpse into a previously undocumented phase of Arthur Lee’s career, while shining a light for new fans to discover the unique genius that is the music of Arthur Lee and Love. David Fricke wrote about the album in Rolling Stone: “Black Beauty might have been received as a strong comeback for Lee, a turn to steamy R & B, with heavy-guitar punch — if it had come out.” High Moon Records is honored to finally grant Arthur Lee’s wish for Black Beauty to be available to music fans worldwide.
  • 180-gram vinyl LP, packaged in state-of-the-art tip-on sleeve with 11” x 11” full-color, 28-page book with download card for High Quality MP3s.
  • Extensive Black Beauty essay by Ben Edmonds (Creem, Rolling Stone, Mojo), featuring all-new interviews with band members, colleagues and close friends of Arthur Lee.
  • Abundant, never-before-seen Black Beauty-era photographs by Herbert Worthington, cover photographer of Fleetwood Mac’s  Rumours.
  • Brilliantly re-mastered by multi-Grammy® Award  nominee Dan Hersch (Paul Simon, the Kinks, the Cars).
  • Mastered for vinyl by multi-Grammy® Award winner Doug Sax (Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, The Who).
Order at HighMoonRecords

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Hell Militia 'Jacob's Ladder' Vinyl Release

HELL MILITIA are back with a vengeance! Recorded in Germany’s SOS Studio (SECRETS OF THE MOON, ASCENSION), “Jacob’s Ladder” delivers 8 stunning tracks of disturbing French Black Metal.

Since its founding in the year 1999 by lead guitarist T. Persecutor, the band has been a rising dark star in the underground scene. Now their third full-length “Jacob’s Ladder” bursts unto the world like a black supernova. The French masterfully achieve a unification of old school values such as a harsh and fierce yet accessible song writing with the new dissonant and ruptured sound which is especially explored in their homeland by bands like DEATHSPELL OMEGA or BLUT AUS NORD. This comes as no surprise as members of HELL MILITIA are also active in bands such as ARKHON INFAUSTUS, SECRETS OF THE MOON or TEMPLE OF BAAL. Taste the extremely bitter universe of HELL MILITIA filled with urban filth!

Transparent red disc limited to 200 copies!

Order at Season-Of-Mist


Floor - Oblation + The Ladder / Diamond Daves Are Forever

The bonus 7" EP includes 2 exclusive tracks which are not on the album. FLOOR are back! In the wake of their self-titled debut album ‘Floor’ (2002), Anthony Vialon (guitars, vocals), Steve Brooks (guitars, vocals) and Henry Wilson (drums) present ‘Oblation’. Adding a dose of doom and a dash of drone, this new opus perfectly encapsulates FLOOR’s trademark desert rock feeling of shimmering heat, the pound and stomp of heavy engines, and a burning taste of diesel in the air. CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou mixed the album at GodCity Studios (TORCHE, KVELERTAK, HIGH ON FIRE) and the mastering was done by Alan Douches (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK, MOTÖRHEAD). Lean back, crank up and sacrifice to the gods of stoner rock with this mighty ‘Oblation’.

Purple 12" LP with blue, mint and grey splatters, limited to 400 copies!

Order at Season-Of-Mist

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Pre-Order Bayside's 'Cult White Edition'

Bayside proudly support the Human Rights Campaign. With your purchase of this special vinyl edition of Cult, Bayside and Sub City will make a donation to The Human Rights Campaign.

The collectible vinyl edition of Bayside's Cult includes:

• Two 12" LPs in Hopeless D2C Exclusive Preorder Color Transparent Red (Initial Pressing: 1300 units worldwide)
• Cult + 4 additional rare/unreleased tracks, including the brand new song "Dancing Like An Idiot"
• Gatefold Packaging
• Folded collectible, double-sided poster (24" x 36")

The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of nearly 2 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, HRC envisions an America where LGBT people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

For more information, please visit www.hrc.org.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a presale item set to ship shortly before the album release date of 3/3/2015

Pre-Order at HopelessRecords

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from our friends at SlyVinyl (look for their feed in the left column!)


The Memories – Hot Afternoon // Limited to 400 Colored Vinyl LPs





Massive Attack – Mezzanine // Limited to 1000 Black Vinyl 2xLP






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Vinyl, CD, MP3, Streaming, 8-Track — Which Is Best?







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Spiritualized Treat 'Amazing Grace' and 'Songs in A&E' to Vinyl Reissues





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David O. Russell Invites Us Inside His Musical Mind for 'American Hustle' Vinyl Giveaway









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Meet the Mind Behind Foo Fighters' Trippy 'Sonic Highways' Album Cover - Illustrator Stephan Martiniere discusses the inspiration behind his metropolis mash-up





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GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 11/10 - 11/16, 2014




Vinyl Top 25

1. Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
2. Pink Floyd - Endless River
3. Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy
4. The Paperhead - Africa Avenue
5. Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
6. Fly Golden Eagle - Quartz Bijou
7. Jack White - Would You Fight For My Love 7"
8. Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
9. Richard Hawley - Richard Hawley
10. Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
11. Hozier - Hozier
12. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
13. Richard Hawley - Lowedges
14. Richard Hawley - Late Night Final
15. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
16. Music Band - I Was Like 7"
17. Deerhoof - La Isla Bonita
18. Foxygen - And Star Power
19. Led Zeppelin - IV
20. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
21. Colony House - When I Was Younger
22. The Black Keys - Turn Blue
23. The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Christmas
24. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
25. Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago

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for shits and giggles:


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Artwork, Track List For New Album "Wardens Of The West Wind" Unveiled By Wind Rose

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne

FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 2014


DEAR JERRY: I have seen many Coral label records, by numerous artists, where the orchestration is by Dick Jacobs and His Orchestra. The McGuire Sisters and Billy Williams are just two examples of artists backed by Mr. Jacobs. He also had several big hits on his own.

Dick may be the best known Jacobs, but there are others, including Hank Jacobs and Debbie Jacobs.

What intrigues me is that my last name, Jacob, doesn't seem to be shared by anyone who ever had a hit record, not from any time or in any style of music.

This despite it not being all that rare as a family name.

Now I'm wondering if a Jacob ever even made a record.
—Larry Jacob, Auburn Hills, Mich.


DEAR LARRY: You've obviously done your research.

Jacob is far more commonly found as a first name than a last name. Still, one of my sources estimates 30,000 to 35,000 in the U.S. join you by having Jacob as their family name.

You'd think one of those folks might have come up with a hit record, but none did.

As for anyone named Jacob being featured on a U.S. record, there are a couple of fellows who did accomplish that.

First came Tim Jacob, whose 1969 "Mercy Baby" (Solo 1972) was pretty much ignored at the time but has since become popular with soul music collectors.

Scarcity and demand have elevated this single to the $200 to $300 range.

Shortly after Tim's recording, Donald Jacob got his chance for a hit, not once but twice.

Circa-1970, Donald waxed "She Kept Chewing Gum" (Lanor 613), then in 1987 with "Ladies, I'm for Hire" (Maison De Soul 1040).

Neither sold well, but either one can still be found for under $10.

I wonder if your folks ever considered naming you Jacob Jacob.


DEAR JERRY: There is a cut on one of my Johnny Horton LPs titled "Smokey Joe's Barbecue," with a rockabilly flavor to it.

Problem is it's driving me crazy, because the music is incredibly similar to another Horton tune, at least in parts, that I just can't identify.

Give it a listen and let me know if I'm right or wrong.
—Melissa Chapman, Bozeman, Mont.


DEAR MELISSA: I listened and you're right. Now I suppose you want the rest of the story.

"Smokey Joe's Barbecue," especially the chorus, is nearly identical to Johnny's 1958 rockabilly classic, "Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor."

For the record, Horton recorded "Smokey Joe's Barbecue" in 1951, long before "Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor." Why it was not issued as a single is somewhat of a mystery.

In closing, I applaud your use of "barbecue" and "flavor" in the same tasty sentence.


DEAR JERRY: During a televised tribute to Whitney Houston, the comment was made that she had more No. 1 hits than any other recording artist.

Unless I didn't hear it right, I don't see how she could possibly outrank either the Beatles or Elvis in this department.

Did they simply get it wrong, or did I just misinterpret their comment?
—Lionel Ferguson, Hammond, Ind.


DEAR LIONEL: Having not heard the same source you did, I can't answer your specific question. What I can do for you is provide the facts.

Houston is credited with 11 No. 1 singles, slightly more than one-half the 20 for the Beatles and 18 for Presley, making it unlikely this would have been their claim.

If what they actually stated is that Whitney had the most consecutive No. 1 hits on Billboard, that would be correct, though not by much over the runners-up.

Her impressive run began in October 1985 with "Saving All My Love for You," and continued with "How Will I Know" (1986); "Greatest Love of All" (1986); "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (1987); "Didn't We Almost Have It All" (1987); "So Emotional" (1988); and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" (1988).

With that seventh straight chart-topper, Whitney squeezed past the Beatles (1964-1966) and the Bee Gees (1977-1979). Both of these super groups had six consecutive No. 1s.

Right behind them are Elvis Presley (1959-1961), the Supremes (1964-1965), and Michael Jackson (1987-1988), each with five.


IZ ZAT SO? When it comes to consecutive No. 1 hits in the vinyl era, the pop and R&B totals are about the same, but some of the chart stats in country music are in fact off the charts.

Having seven straight No. 1s, as did Whitney Houston, wouldn't even get you in the Top 10 with the country crowd.

Amazingly, the seven longest streaks are all by men with double-digit totals:

1. Alabama (21 from 1980-1987)
2. (Tie) Sonny James (16 from 1967-1971)
2. (Tie) Earl Thomas Conley (16 from 1983-1989)
3. Buck Owens (15 from 1963-1967)
4. (Tie) Conway Twitty (11 from 1974-1977)
4. (Tie) George Strait (11 from 1986-1989)
5. Ronnie Milsap (10 from 1980-1983)


Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column.  Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368  E-mail: jpo@olympus.net   Visit his Web site: www.jerryosborne.com

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition. 

Copyright 2014 Osborne Enterprises - Reprinted By Exclusive Permission 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vinyl Record News & Music Notes


from our friends at SoundStageDirect

The Album Collection Volume 1 1973-1984 (On Sale)  by Bruce Springsteen

“Last Thursday, at the Harvard Square theatre, I saw my rock'n'roll past flash before my eyes. And I saw something else: I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time.” --Jon Landau, The Real Paper, May 22, 1974

Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, a boxed set comprised of remastered editions of the first seven albums recorded and released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 and 1984. All of the albums are newly remastered and all seven are making their remastered debut on vinyl.

The seven albums are recreations of their original packaging and the set is accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from Springsteen’s first decade as a recording artist.

Acclaimed engineer Bob Ludwig, working with Springsteen and longtime engineer Toby Scott, has remastered these albums, all newly transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system. Albums included:

•Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (1973) 
•The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle (1973) 
•Born To Run (1975) 
•Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978) 
•The River (1980) 
•Nebraska (1982) 
•Born In The U.S.A. (1984)

First 7 Albums Recorded & Released For Columbia Records Between 1973 and 1984
Newly Remastered From Original Analogue Masters By Acclaimed Engineer Bob Ludwig
Recreations Of Original Packaging & Accompanied By A 60-Page Book

Order at SoundStageDirect


Nothing Has Changed by David Bowie

Collects Together For The First Time The Definitive Collection Of Bowie's Music From 1964 To 2014
NOTHING HAS CHANGED released by Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings collects together for the first time the definitive collection of Bowie's music from 1964 to 2014.

Fifty years on from his first recordings, David Bowie continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary culture as a musician, artist, icon and a nonpareil to generations of writers, artists and fashionistas. He remains to be a unique presence in contemporary culture.

NOTHING HAS CHANGED (named after a lyric from the 'Heathen' album opener 'Sunday') compiles tracks from every period of Bowie's career from his earliest incarnations with 'Liza Jane' and 'Can't Help Thinking About Me' right up to James Murphy's 'Hello Steve Reich Mix' of 'Love Is Lost' from last year.

The album features Bowie's first new music since he stunned the world with the critically lauded 'THE NEXT DAY'. The new single 'SUE (or IN A SEASON OF CRIME)' was especially recorded for NOTHING HAS CHANGED with long time collaborator Tony Visconti.

Alongside the brand new track NOTHING HAS CHANGED features the previously unreleased 'Let Me Sleep Beside You' from the 'TOY' sessions, the download only 'Your Turn To Drive' making its debut on CD and the stunning 2001 re-recording of the 1971 outtake 'Shadow Man'.

Order at SoundStageDirect


This Week's Bestselling Vinyl Records at SoundStageDirect

1. Pink Floyd - The Endless River (On Sale)
2. Ryan Adams - Do You Laugh When You Lie? (Pre-Order)
3. Houses Of The Holy (On Sale)
4. Led Zeppelin IV (On Sale)
5. MFSL Original Master Record Sleeves (50)
6. Various Artists - Forrest Gump (20th Anniversary Soundtrack)
7. Foo Fighter - Sonic Highways (On Sale)
8. Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition) (On Sale)

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Dough Rollers - Gone Baby Gone 12" EP Available Via ThirdManRecords 

The Dough Rollers formed in 2009 when Malcolm Ford and Jack Byrne first decided to put their passion for American roots music to work by trying their hand at earnest, neo-revivalism. But, of course, after three years of touring and the addition of Graham Norwood on bass and Kyle Olson on drums, their sound evolved, loosening, snarkening, and darkening. These days, in large part to Ford's hellbent hollering, our boys occupy the sometimes salty, sometimes sweet spot smack dab in between rock and soul. They've toured with the likes of Bob Dylan and Queens of the Stone Age, which, one way or another, led them to Nashville in 2013 to record a 7'' vinyl single for our Blue Series. The result was one of the finest guitar explosions we've ever pressed on wax and a pivotal entry in their discography. Their latest effort, Gone Baby Gone, was recorded with QOTSA's Josh Homme producing, and their swampy new swagger fully realized. It's the work of band that, after all this time and effort, understands their place in the American rock scene.

"I like this kid's style. It's more in the simplistic realm of guitar playing. He's not trying to knock you over."- Jack White

Tracklist:
Gone Baby Gone
Mansion on a Hill
Friend of Mine
My Love
Garbage Salad

Order at ThirdMan

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WILCO - Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994–2014 (4-LP Set)

Nonesuch Records will release two new Wilco collections on November 17 in conjunction with the influential Chicago band’s 20th anniversary: Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a 4-CD/4-LP/digital-box-set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, and What’s Your 20?, is a 2-CD/digital compilation of essential tracks culled from the band’s previously released studio recordings. (Release date outside of North America: December 1.)

Both collections are produced by Grammy-nominated producer Cheryl Pawelski, co-founder of Omnivore Recordings, whose credits include Big Star’s Keep an Eye on the Sky, The Band’s A Musical History, and Townes Van Zandt’s Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions and Demos 1971–1972. These are the first compilations of Wilco music of any kind.

“Like a lot of fans, I had collected these straggling tracks over the past two decades of following Wilco’s every move,” Pawelski said. “Alpha Mike Foxtrot includes almost every unique, essential performance that appeared on soundtracks, tribute albums and B-sides—and there are probably a few surprises for even the sharpest collector. This set presents an alternate history of the band, kind of a sideways view, and ultimately, it’s a super-fun listening experience.”

Alpha Mike Foxtrot features 36 pages of liner notes that include track-by-track recollections from Tweedy, notes by band members Nels Cline and John Stirratt, and reflections from members of Wilco’s extended professional family. The booklet also showcases dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos from a wide array of photographers chronicling all phases of the band’s career.

Order at Nonesuch

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REDUCERS S.F. 'ESSENTIALS' 3LP Set Announced

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of San Francisco’s most iconic street punk staples, REDUCERS S.F. and their long-time friends Pirates Press Records have put it ALL together for the ultra collector, or any fresh-cut, all the same. Packing all three LP’s and even a bonus 12” of demos, live material, B-sides and more, this is truly the essentials, and all anyone needs to figure out why this band is so integral to the Bay Area street punk / Oi! scene.

From (timeless) scathing critiques of gentrification in the Bay to drinks out with your friends at the pub, REDUCERS S.F. cover it all, and capture it all, in a real, believable, gritty and ultimately nostalgic way.

The three highly-acclaimed LP’s have and continue to speak for themselves, remastered, and reissued as part of this collection, they are sure to bring back wonderful memories for some, and undoubtedly help other people make new ones as well.

Including both released and unreleased demos from ’95-’97 with their original lead singer Jim Martinez, live tracks from their ’01 gig with ANGELIC UPSTARTS, and other very hard-to-find recordings, the bonus record (only available in this set) is an absolute must-have for all the super-fans; of which there are many...

Reforming (hopefully permanently this time) to play to their home crowd during Pirates Press’ 10th Anniversary weekend, and releasing this impressive package at the same time, will only serve to further reinforce how important this band is to their city, their scene, and beyond…

This deluxe slipcase includes all three full lengths, the bonus 12”, all on colored vinyl; Plus a full digital download for all of it!

Order HERE

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Angels and Airwaves 'We Don't Need to Whisper' Available Via ShopRadioCast

We Don't Need to Whisper is the debut studio album by the American rock band Angels & Airwaves. Recorded at Neverpants Ranch in San Diego, California and produced by guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, the album was originally released on May 23, 2006 through Geffen Records.

Vinyl Details
- 180 Gram double LP witih D Side Etching
- Mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker
- High Gloss Gatefold jacket, 11 x 22 Insert

Vinyl Color: 
180 Gram Translucent Purple (LTD 500)
180 Gram Translucent Purple Disc A/B, 180 Gram Translucent Pink Disc C/D (LTD 1,000)

Order ShopRadioCast

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A Place To Bury Strangers New Release 'Transfixiation' Pre-Order 

"That's the most intense fear and feeling - when you go to a show and you're actually scared," says Oliver Ackermann, guitarist and frontman of Brooklyn trio A Place To Bury Strangers.

"Or you can palpably feel the danger in the music," adds bassit Dion Lunadon, "Like it's going to fall apart at any moment and the players doing it are so in the moment they don't give a shit about anything else. They're just going for it. It's a gutter kinda vibe; everything about it is icky and evil and dangerous."

The same could be said the band's fourth album, Transfixiation. Rather than fixate on the minute details like they may have done in the past, the group, rounded out by drummer Robi Gonzalez, trust their instincts and try to keep things as pure as possible. Music is much more exhilarating when it's unpredictable even on repeat plays, and this is very much an unpredictable record. Gonzalez makes his recording debut with the band here, and it's obvious that he's helped pushed the band's recordings closer to the level of their infamous live shows.

"The one thing we have in common is this fire when we're playing," adds Gonzalez. "I don't know; it's real intense."

Release Date: 2-17-2015

Pre-Order HERE

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from LightInTheAttic

Howard Eynon 'So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam' Vinyl Reissue Available Via LightInTheAttic

The second release from Earth Recordings is the one and only album from the virtually unknown Australian singer HOWARD EYNON, now to be reissued 40 years after it’s original release.

So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam (note no apostrophe) is a bizarre and wonderful acid folk treasure in the vein of wild-eyed geniuses such as Syd Barret, Kevin Ayers, Neil Innes or Nick Drake, although perhaps even more beautiful and mysterious. It’s certainly more unusual, with its colloquial lyrics, acerbic wit and Howard’s Anglo-Australian accented singing voice.’.

Howard Eynon was born in the small market town of St Ives, Cambridgeshire and then moved to Chichester. When he was eleven, his family moved to rural Tasmania. Settling on a dairy farm in the small town of Deloraine, Howard grew up milking cows, driving tractors, riding horses and blowing up tree stumps with gelignite and would often spend days on end in the bush without seeing another living soul.

At 17 he left the farm on his motorcycle and made his way to Melbourne to pursue a career in acting. He worked mostly in theatre and joined various theatrical repertory companies. He found himself in all kinds of small parts for local Aussie dramas such as The Sullivans. Later, he made notable small appearances in both the original Mad Max (1979) and as one of the horse riders in The Man from Snowy River (1982).

Throughout this time he continued to play music. In 1971 he had won the Grand Final of Australian New Faces and became a much-loved solo artist in Tasmania, playing many shows and toured with great artists such as Hunter S Thompson. Whilst a member of the Tasmania Theatre Company, he was asked to write and record a guitar piece for a play, which lead him to Spectangle in Hobart, Tasmania where he met Nick Armstrong, who invited him to record a full-length album.

Recording took three months and Howard was joined by a host of amazing local players and utilising Violin, Mellotron, Flute, Synths, French Horns, Double Bass, Piano and more to capture a dozen quirky and addictive tracks that would become one of Australia’s most interesting albums of the 1970’s. It was originally released in 1974 by Basket/Candle Records but has been out of print ever since. The record ranks amongst the rarest and most sought after acid folk private pressings.

Not much was known of his whereabouts or activities beyond the early 1980s.

‘So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam’ is a bold and madcap record on a par with Paul McCartney’s Ram. The evocative lyrics take in everything from political commentary, to anti-authoritarian jabs, to bright homely humour and deep descriptive stories.

This daffy folksy psychedelic ramble full of tall tales, delightfully quirky melodies, hilarious lyrics and marvelous wordplay, risqué irreverence and beguiling lapses into musical frippery, has not only stood the test of time, but completely and utterly blown it away.

Order at LightInTheAttic

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The Melvins Resurrect Early Material for New Vinyl Reissues





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Chavez's 'Gone Glimmering' and 'Ride the Fader' Celebrated with Vinyl Reissues





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 very informative article, recommended highly!


Inside the vinyl revival: Facts, fiction and rock 'n' roll







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Does vinyl really sound better? An engineer explains







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more vinyl info from Diffuser.fm


Record Store Day’s Chris Brown Discusses Origins of the Vinyl Holiday






8 Reasons Record Stores Beat Online Services







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from the great state of illinois:


Polyvinyl set to release Vol. 2 of 4-Track Singles Series











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from the great state of delaware:


Vinyl Records Come Full Circle











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Vinyl records refuse to fade out






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cool story:


Daniel Huffman's Vinyl Records are One-of-a-Kind Works of Art [VIDEO]







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Shiny Happy Records: R.E.M.'s Peter Buck Talks '7IN— 83-88' and 'REMTV' Reissues







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Amazon Best Sellers in CDs & Vinyl

1. That's Christmas To Me ~ Pentatonix
2. 1989 ~ Taylor Swift
3. Ptxmas ~ Pentatonix
4. Disney's Karaoke Series: Frozen ~ Disney Karaoke Series
5. The Endless River (Deluxe CD\ Blu-ray) ~ Pink Floyd
6. Man Against Machine ~ Garth Brooks
7. Partners ~ Barbra Streisand
8. It's The Girls ~ Bette Midler
9. Sonic Highways ~ Foo Fighters
10. Christmas at Downton Abbey (2CD) ~ Various

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album cover art of the day:


New Album "Death Kult Legions" Announced By Revel In Flesh