Hey good people! Hope you are enjoying this fine weekend. We’ve got a few new releases to feature today along with a large amount restocks and other new vinyl we have added to the browser today. New releases we are featuring today are from Mac DeMarco, Dog Party, No Joy (Deluxe LP), and Chelsea Wolfe. Here’s a list of the restocks and other new vinyl we got in, then on to the new releases.
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Mark Oliver Everett – KCRW Radio Special 9/25/1994
Morphine – Cure For Pain
Caribou – Swim
White Stripes – Elephant
Ratatat – Magnifique
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Tragically Hip – Road Apples
Tragically Hip – Fully Completely (DLX Ed)
Brand New – Deja Entendu
Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine
Queens Of The Stone Age – Queens Of The Stone Age
Alabama Shakes – Sound And Color
Nick Drake – Pink Moon (RI)
Metallica – Master Of Puppets
Radiohead – Ok Computer
Stevens, Sufjan – Carrie & Lowell
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
On to the new releases…
No Joy – More Faithful (Deluxe LP)
The deluxe LP version is limited to 500 copies and includes a gloss UV foil laminate jacket and white vinyl.
More Faithful is No Joy’s third full-length for Mexican Summer. Throughout the album, singer / guitarist Jasamine White-Gluz, guitarist Laura Lloyd, drummer Garland Hastings, and bassist Michael Farsky (formerly of Dirty Beaches’ live band) push themselves to new peaks of intensity.
The album bears the fruits of a band that has refined its work ethic in the gulf of time between recording sessions. The outcome – a juxtaposition of unrest and calm, beauty and chaos, truth and fantasy, in the throes of maxed-out amps and hair-whipping guitar goddess rock music – is as unwavering as ever.
Where No Joy’s last album, Wait To Pleasure balanced textural differences with the freewheeling novelty of the studio environment, More Faithful documents a much more rigorous creative process and performance. For More Faithful No Joy worked with musician and producer Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Chairlift, Lansing-Dreiden). Recording was split between tracking at Brooklyn studio Gary’s Electric and an old farmhouse in Costa Rica.
Dog Party – Vol. 4
While most of us spent our teenage years popping zits and generally just being very awkward, Sacramento sisters Lucy and Gwen Giles put their youthful energy to good use. Together, they formed the band Dog Party in 2007, and quickly got down to business doling out brash and roaring rock à la The Ramones and The Buzzcocks. Still in their teens, this is their 4th full length release which for any band is quite an accomplishment.
Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
Sleep paralysis plagues singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, and that strange intersection of the conscious and the unconscious has inadvertently manifested itself within her work. Across the span of her first four albums, there is an underlying tension, a distorted and nebulous territory where dark shadows hover along the edges of the sublime and the graceful. But until now, Wolfe’s trials and tribulations with the boundaries between dreams and reality have only been a subconscious influence on her work. With her fifth album, Abyss, she deliberately confronts those boundaries and crafts a score to that realm she describes as the “hazy afterlife… an inverted thunderstorm… the dark backward… the abyss of time.”
Mac DeMarco – Another One
Like the days of Steely Dan, Harry Nilsson or Prince releasing a classic every year (or less) comes Mac DeMarco’s Another One, a mini-LP announced almost one year to the date of the meteorically successful Salad Days. Conceived and recorded entirely by himself in a short period between a relentless tour schedule at his new place in Far Rockaway, Queens, Another One is eight, freshly written songs, expanding the arsenal of Mac’s already impressive catalog. There’s a bittersweet, romantic sensibility present. The overall feeling is lost love, or perhaps love never found, yet Mac embraces this without making it an overly somber experience for the listener. It’s at times haunting and warm, and a bit more refined and sophisticated, but still plenty playful, retaining the guts and soul of classic Mac.
That’s it for today, thanks for being you.