Hey good people. Just a quick post on some recent releases now in stock. Plus, scroll down to check out what new vinyl is 20% off.
Have A Nice Life – Deathconsciousness – 2LP re-issue
In 2008, Have A Nice Life released their now cult classic Deathconsciousness LP to a whimper and critical non-interest. Six years after its release the band followed up with 2014’s stunner The Unnatural World, Deathconsciousness has become a force of influence and fanatic obsession. Seamlessly blending, with unparalleled depth and weight, shoegaze, post punk, new wave, industrial and noise. The album was originally released by Enemies List Home Recordings founded by HANL members Dan and Tim. The album has since floated in and out of production, with the last instantly out of print vinyl pressing occurring in 2009. Now, longtime HANL collaborator The Flenser will re-issue Deathconsciousness with deluxe packaging, including a lengthy accompanying zine. Have A Nice Life commented, “Working with Flenser lets us keep things comfortable on our end, while also pressing enough copies to actually meet the need and not creating an artificially-inflated collector’s market, as happened with some of our past releases.” The Flenser’s reissue of Deathconsciousness will be accompanied by a 75-page booklet detailing the dark and forgotten history of the Antiochean cult. Blurring the lines between novella, liner notes, and academic text, the zine itself presents an engrossing narrative. The album is rhythmic, primal and expansive and is a gloomy-post-punk masterpiece; a mediation on death, loss and unrequited love. Deathconsciousness feels more fresh and engaging with every listen and has held up as a remarkable piece of art.
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Blonde Redhead – Barragan
Barragan is the enigmatic trio’s ninth studio album – produced, engineered and mixed by Drew Brown (Beck, Radiohead, The Books) – and recorded at Key Club Recording in Benton Harbor, Michigan and the Magic Shop in New York City. The new 10-song set is preceded by the sleek lead single ‘No More Honey.’ Forming in 1994, Blonde Redhead were thrown together following a chance meeting in New York between Japanese siren Kazu Makino and Milanese twin brothers, Amedeo and Simone Pace. Taking their name from a song by fellow New York no wave artists DNA, location was to prove key to the band’s initial experimentation. Forging a sound reflective of New York’s rich musical legacy, the early years of Blonde Redhead were very much haunted by the squalling underground scene that has forever pulsed throughout the city.
Spoon – They Want My Soul
“… after what became Spoon’s longest break, the band members were reinvigorated and excited to play together again. They rediscovered an energy, passion and inspired sound, and you can hear that on They Want My Soul.”—NPR All Songs Considered
Spoon has returned with their long awaited eighth offering, They Want My Soul.
Britt Daniel and Jim Eno recently talked with Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton for NPR’s All Songs Considered about the recording process behind the record, its sonic elements and crafting an album with outside producers for the first time. The All Songs Considered segment is currently streaming here.
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20% off new vinyl!
We’ve got a crate stuffed with some great titles that are 20% off. Making room in our main browser for all the releases coming out soon (hint: Black Friday 2014 – Record Store Day), so something had to go. Here is a list of what is on sale, limited to our on hand stock. Most of these we only have one copy left so don’t miss out.
Atlas Genius – So Electric: When It Was
Beastmilk – Climax
Brendan Benson – You Were Right
Blitzen Trapper – Furr
Blitzen Trapper – VII
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Give It Back!
Caribou – The Milk of Human Kindness
Caribou – Start Breaking My Heart
Caribou – Up In Flames
Church of Misery – Thy Kingdom Scum
Elvis Costello – Wise Up Ghost
Cults – Cults
Cults – Static
Dawes – Stories Don’t End
Deerhunter – Monomania
Disappears – Era
Dismemberment Plan – Uncanney Valley
John Fahey – I am the Resurrection
Foals – CCTV Sessions
Future Bible Heroes – Memories of Love, Eternal Youth, and Partygoing
The Gories – The Shaw Tapes
Grizzly Bear – Shields B-Sides
Gross Ghost – Public Housing
Haim – Falling (10″)
Ice-T – Home Invasion
Iron and Wine – Ghost on Ghost
The Julie Ruin – Run Fast
Kings of Leon – Mechanical Bull
Lady Gaga – Applause (Pic Disc)
Life of Agony – River Runs Red
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Local Natives – Hummingbird
The Love Language – Ruby Red
Madness – 7
Man Man – On Oni Pond
Middle Class Rut – Pick Up Your Head
Ministry – The Land of Rape and Honey
MGMT – MGMT
Montag – Phases
Polvo – Siberia
The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Brazil
Pulp Fiction – Soundtrack (Pic Disc)
Ratatat – LP3
Ratatat – LP4
Seasick Steve – Live at Third Man Records
She and Him – Volume 2
Shout Out Louds – Optica
Superchunk – I Hate Music
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Telekinesis – Telekinesis
Tricky – False Idols
That’s all for now!