We’ve been receiving re-stocks lately but nothing new to talk about. But finally today a few new additions to our regular stock to mention.
Volcano Choir – Repave – LP and CD
It’s been four years since the first Volcano Choir album Unmap provided a glimpse into the collaborative mind set between a singer and the band that inspired him. The songs that make up Repave were started with Volcano Choir in mind and the first few songs formed were ‘Alaskans’, ‘Acetate’ and album highlight ‘Almanac’. Repave focuses on the love and bond between the members of Volcano Choir, how their friendships were fortified over the years-long process of writing and recording these songs. There is openness to this work that won’t be taken for granted – real, moving tales of change; sadness, loss and truth grace the wordplay of these tracks, an account of life between the fringes of poetry and reality. With each verse you can sense that somebody somewhere could be listening to this music and getting stronger, feeling better.
Punk 45 – Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself! – 2LP
Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album charts the rise of underground punk across the United States of America in the years 1973-1980. This album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and proto-punk 45 singles from the likes of Pere Ubu, The Zeros, The Randoms, Electric Eels, The Pagans, The Deadbeats, The Lewd and many more – a lightning rod journey across the states of America – Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Akron, New Orleans, Philadelphia – tracing the rise of punk music in these various towns and cities. The album comes complete with extensive text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.
Skinny Puppy – The Greater Wrong of Right – LP (available Jan 28/14)
First time available on vinyl! – 2004 saw Skinny Puppy release The Greater Wrong of the Right, the ninth album & first new full-length LP since 1996’s The Process. Rather than a rehashed revisiting of the band’s earlier sound, The Greater Wrong of the Right showed the band take a breathtaking continuation forward. The album was an innovative, urgent statement that showed time and loss had not dulled the urgency of innovation of the band.
Remastered and pressed as heavy weight vinyl in a gatefold jacket with a digital download card enclosed, limited to 1,000 copies.