New Releases and more vintage vinyl

Hello good people. If you have already checked the lineup for CityFolk 2015 (Ottawa Folk Festival) then the 2 new releases we are featuring today will likely be a couple albums you’ve been waiting for. Check out the details and sample tracks below.

We’ve been getting in so much used vinyl recently we’ve almost run out of space for it. Good thing that you people have been on the hunt for what we’ve been bringing in to keep things moving around here. This lot we have just put out today is full of fairly rare and certainly odd releases –or– certainly rare and fairly odd releases. Of course we’ve got loads more to get out soon so keep checking in.

Recent Vintage June2

Ars Nova – Ars Nova
B.B. King From The Beginning
B.B. King Live & Well
B.B. King Blues Is King
Brenda Holloway – Every Little Bit Hurts
The Chambers Brothers – New Generation
Circus Maximus – Neverland Revisited
The Cramps – Gravest Hits
The Cramps – Smell Of Female
The Cramps – …Off The Bone
The Cramps – Psychedelic Jungle
The Cramps – Songs The Lord Taught Us
Basil Rathbone Reads Edgar Allan Poe Volume 1
The Electric Junkyard – The Electric Junkyard
Gabor Szabo And The California Dreamers – Wind, Sky And Diamonds
The Idle Race Featuring Jeff Lynne – Impostors Of Life’s Magazine
J.J. Jackson With The Greatest Little Soul Band In The Land – But It’s Alright
Lee Hazlewood – Friday’s Child
Lothar And The Hand People – Presenting…Lothar And The Hand People
The New Beatnicks – And Now The New Beatnicks
Sounds Incorporated – Sounds Incorporated
The Staccatos – Initially
The United States Of America – The United States Of America
Warhorse – Warhorse
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Vol. 3: A Child’s Guide To Good & Evil
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band –  Vol. 2
Wild Man Fischer – An Evening With Wild Man Fischer
The Young Tradition-  Galleries




Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands

Dawes’ fourth album, All Your Favorite Bands is out now. Recorded in Nashville with producer David Rawlings (Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show) at the legendary Woodland Studios, All Your Favorite Bands is the band’s most live-sounding album to date. In a recent Rolling Stone interview, the band acknowledged that this album “is a really great example of what we sound like on stage”.

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Hayden – Hey Love

On Hey Love, Hayden’s eighth full-length record, the Toronto musician and songwriter writes the most intimate passage yet in his decades-deep story. The follow-up to 2013’s Us Alone, his sonically warm and emotive debut record on Arts & Crafts, is a heartrending love letter of hope and disarray, the album’s thirteen songs among Hayden Desser’s most affective, tactile, rousing yet restrained work to date. The title track, a languid anthem exposed by chiming pedal steel, introduces this dialogue – about loves both comfortable and disconnected, exhilarating and naive – with Hayden’s woozy pre-dawn falsetto propped up by a watchful chorus. Hayden sings plaintively: “It’s been so rough, we have been through more than enough / But without this love, there would be no reason for either of us.” On Hey Love’s first single “Nowhere We Cannot Go”, triumphant piano mingles with tattered synthesizer and electric guitar, conjuring resilience from the throes of personal reckoning. Both familiar and new, “Nowhere That We Cannot Go” places us on the rickety frontier of Hayden’s home studio, where the certainty of pain and reward both figure prominently on the horizon. No clearer is this heard than on “Troubled Times”, with its brilliant juxtaposition of the apocalypse-in-progress (“If it’s not one thing it is another / These are sure troubled times”) against a lilting backbeat and a soulful sun-soaked shuffle.

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That’s all I’ve got. Backbeat out.